Top 100 songs of the 80's or not

LBGCondorLBGCondor Unsigned
edited March 2009 in History of Rock
Do these songs Desever to be the officle top 100 songs of the 80's

1 "Livin’ on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
2 "Pour Some Sugar On Me" Def Leppard
3 "Hungry Like The Wolf" Duran Duran
4 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
5 "When Doves Cry" Prince
6 "I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)" Daryl Hall & John Oates
7 "Sweet Child O’ Mine " Guns N' Roses
8 "Like A Virgin" Madonna
9 "Walk This Way" Run-D.M.C.
10 "You Shook Me All Night Long" AC/DC
11 "Don’t Stop Believin'" Journey
12 "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston
13 "With Or Without You" U2
14 "Walk Like An Egyptian" The Bangles
15 "Jump" Van Halen
16 "Need You Tonight" INXS
17 "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake
18 "Come On Eileen" Dexy's Midnight Runners
19 "Time After Time" Cyndi Lauper
20 "Jessie’s Girl" Rick Springfield
21 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
22 "Just Like Heaven" The Cure
23 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper
24 "Take On Me" a-ha
25 "Our Lips Are Sealed" The Go-Go's
26 "Welcome To The Jungle" Guns N' Roses
27 "Too Shy" Kajagoogoo
28 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Wham!
29 "Burning Down The House " Talking Heads
30 "Love Is A Battlefield" Pat Benatar
31 "Under Pressure" Queen & David Bowie
32 "Sister Christian" Night Ranger
33 "Tainted Love" Soft Cell
34 "Every Rose Has It’s Thorn" Poison
35 "In The Air Tonight" Phil Collins
36 "867-5309 / Jenny" Tommy Tutone
37 "Janie’s Got A Gun" Aerosmith
38 "Pride (In the Name Of Love)" U2
39 "I Melt With You" Modern English
40 "Love Shack" The B-52's
41 "Dr. Feelgood" Motley Crüe
42 "London Calling" The Clash
43 "Look Of Love" ABC
44 "Cruel Summer" Bananarama
45 "Nasty" Janet Jackson
46 "Every Breath You Take" The Police
47 "We’re Not Gonna Take It" Twisted Sister
48 "Born In The U.S.A." Bruce Springsteen
49 "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right
(To Party!)" Beastie Boys
50 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Eurythmics
51 "Round And Round" Ratt
52 "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" Dead Or Alive
53 "White Wedding" Billy Idol
54 "Push It" Salt-N-Pepa
55 "I Ran (So Far Away)" A Flock Of Seagulls
56 "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" Bonnie Tyler
57 "Mickey" Toni Basil
58 "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" Culture Club
59 "Jack & Diane" John Mellencamp
60 "Bust A Move" Young M.C.
61 "Mr. Roboto" STYX
62 "Take My Breath Away" Berlin
63 "Whip It" Devo
64 "Straight Up" Paula Abdul
65 "I Want to Know What Love Is" Foreigner
66 "Just Can’t Get Enough" Depeche Mode
67 "Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon
68 "Fight The Power" Public Enemy
69 "It’s The End of the World As
We Know It" R.E.M.
70 "I Love Rock N’ Roll" Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
71 "Super Freak" Rick James
72 "One Thing Leads To Another" The Fixx
73 "99 Luftbaloons" Nena
74 "Faith" George Michael
75 "Little Red Corvette" Prince
76 "She Blinded Me With Science" Thomas Dolby
77 "Candy Girl" New Edition
78 "Call Me" Blondie
79 "Don’t You Want Me?" Human League
80 "It Takes Two" Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
81 "Word Up" Cameo
82 "Tempted" Squeeze
83 "Kiss" Prince
84 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
85 "Addicted To Love" Robert Palmer
86 "I Want Candy" Bow Wow Wow
87 "Rock Me Amadeus " Falco
88 "Ain’t Nobody" Rufus & Chaka Khan
89 "Brass In Pocket" The Pretenders
90 "Wild Thing" Tone-Loc
91 "Walking On Sunshine" Katrina & The Waves
92 "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" New Kids On The Block
93 "Cars" Gary Numan
94 "Start Me Up" Rolling Stones
95 "Only In My Dreams" Debbie Gibson
96 "Down Under" Men At Work
97 "What I Like About You" The Romantics
98 "My Prerogative" Bobby Brown
99 "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung
100 "Working For The Weekend" Loverboy

Dudes i watched 4 hours of this on VH1 just to see where AC/DC placed man i think hells bells or back in black should be in there instead of You Shook Me All Night Long.

Comments

  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    Mr. Roboto, Rock Me Amadeus, and Only In My Dreams do NOT deserve to be on that list. Ever.

    And yeah, Back in Black was a MUCH bigger hit for AC/DC than You Shook Me All Night Long....if they're only picking one AC/DC, I'd go with Back in Black.
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    The lack of "Heat of the Moment" is highly disturbing.
  • SlashboiSlashboi Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    Livin' on a prayer? Only the cheesiest ****ing song of all time, if that's what your list is all about!
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    I lol'd so hard at the first choice that I coudln't read the rest.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited February 2009
    MronoC;1920195 said:
    The lack of "Heat of the Moment" is highly disturbing.
    lolAsia
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    I find the lack of Punk disturbing.

    Also, a lot of great post-Punk is missing.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    i actually like a very good percentage of those tunes.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1920566 said:
    i actually like a very good percentage of those tunes.
    A few are good, but it's a massively imbalanced list.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited February 2009
    LBGCondor;1920134 said:

    2 "Pour Some Sugar On Me" Def Leppard
    6 "I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)" Daryl Hall & John Oates
    10 "You Shook Me All Night Long" AC/DC
    12 "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston
    14 "Walk Like An Egyptian" The Bangles
    30 "Love Is A Battlefield" Pat Benatar
    38 "Pride (In the Name Of Love)" U2
    44 "Cruel Summer" Bananarama
    45 "Nasty" Janet Jackson
    50 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Eurythmics
    54 "Push It" Salt-N-Pepa
    56 "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" Bonnie Tyler
    59 "Jack & Diane" John Mellencamp
    61 "Mr. Roboto" STYX
    64 "Straight Up" Paula Abdul
    65 "I Want to Know What Love Is" Foreigner
    66 "Just Can’t Get Enough" Depeche Mode
    67 "Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon
    70 "I Love Rock N’ Roll" Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    71 "Super Freak" Rick James
    72 "One Thing Leads To Another" The Fixx
    76 "She Blinded Me With Science" Thomas Dolby
    77 "Candy Girl" New Edition
    81 "Word Up" Cameo
    84 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
    85 "Addicted To Love" Robert Palmer
    87 "Rock Me Amadeus " Falco
    88 "Ain’t Nobody" Rufus & Chaka Khan
    90 "Wild Thing" Tone-Loc
    92 "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" New Kids On The Block
    95 "Only In My Dreams" Debbie Gibson
    98 "My Prerogative" Bobby Brown
    100 "Working For The Weekend" Loverboy
    these are the only ones i'm not fond of, and even a few aren't too bad.
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1920611 said:
    these are the only ones i'm not fond of, and even a few aren't too bad.
    You don't like of Just Can't Get Enough, Wild Thing, Word Up, Sweet Dreams, She Blinded Me With Science, One Thing Leads To Another, or Cruel Summer? :(

    Actually, on second thought, all of those bands (heavy emphasis on Depeche Mode, Bananarama, The Fixx, and The Eurythmics) had much better songs than the ones listed. How VH1 choose Just Can't Get Enough over songs like See You or People are People is kind of mind-boggling, even if they were just shooting for the "hits".
  • RyykeRyyke Opening Act
    edited February 2009
    Ctrl + F + Holy Diver = Sorry no matches found.
    Ctrl + F + Africa = Sorry no matches found.

    Fail list is fail.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Much as I disagree with lists, I adore them. I spend my free time between classes sitting in the Union watching these sorts of countdowns.
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    afterstasis;1920611 said:
    these are the only ones i'm not fond of, and even a few aren't too bad.
    What's not to like about "Total Eclipse of the Heart"?
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited February 2009
    Songs I don't care for from the list...

    8 "Like A Virgin" Madonna
    12 "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston
    14 "Walk Like An Egyptian" The Bangles
    59 "Jack & Diane" John Mellencamp
    60 "Bust A Move" Young M.C.
    61 "Mr. Roboto" STYX
    62 "Take My Breath Away" Berlin
    63 "Whip It" Devo
    64 "Straight Up" Paula Abdul
    66 "Just Can’t Get Enough" Depeche Mode
    71 "Super Freak" Rick James
    76 "She Blinded Me With Science" Thomas Dolby
    77 "Candy Girl" New Edition
    87 "Rock Me Amadeus " Falco
    88 "Ain’t Nobody" Rufus & Chaka Khan
    92 "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" New Kids On The Block
    95 "Only In My Dreams" Debbie Gibson
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited February 2009
    MronoC;1921282 said:
    What's not to like about "Total Eclipse of the Heart"?
    NOTHING! Jim Steinman was the best song writer of the 80's... Well, maybe it was Prince... Anyway, Jim Steinman was one of the best.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited February 2009
    Lolicat;1920562 said:
    I find the lack of Punk disturbing.

    Also, a lot of great post-Punk is missing.
    I find your lack of faith... disturbing...
  • Chris071Chris071 Opening Act
    edited March 2009
    I like most of the songs on there but like everyone else, I would add/remove/move around some songs.
  • ClassicRockFanatic23ClassicRockFanatic23 Rising Star
    edited March 2009
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    ClassicRockFanatic23;2098678 said:
    I hate the 80's.
    I used to think that myself, but then I remembered that Sonic Youth, the Gits, Springsteen and many more produced wonderful albums therein.
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Meh, most of the picks are crap, the rest either should be better songs or are in the wrong spot.
  • gmarshgmarsh Headliner
    edited March 2009
    even though im not a fan of him, I think a michael jackson song...*deep breath* should probably be number 1.

    And by the way, Mr. Roboto, Really lol?
  • idiotecidiotec Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    This is a good list of the most popular songs of the 80's, but far from the best.
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