favorite song artists of the 80's

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  1. beth811 profile image81
    beth811posted 9 years ago

    What is your favorite song artists of the 80's and your favorite song of that artist?

    1. Lady_E profile image66
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Cool and the Gang
      The Carpenters

      Lovely Artists, great lyrics - I can sing almost all their songs. smile

      1. beth811 profile image81
        beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you. Carpenters has meaningful lyrics. I can sing too almost all of her songs, but not for the Cool and the Gang, sorry.

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 9 years agoin reply to this
    3. bukan profile image61
      bukanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Truly speaks i just forgot that song but its Gulzar, i love his song

  2. SunShineSnow profile image66
    SunShineSnowposted 9 years ago

    Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You got there first smile

      'Step inside, walk this way ... you and me babe - hey hey' Loved it!

  3. yoshi97 profile image62
    yoshi97posted 9 years ago

    Union of the Snake - Duran Duran

  4. Tom Cornett profile image78
    Tom Cornettposted 9 years ago

    Sweet Child "O" Mine....Guns and Roses.  smile

    1. Flightkeeper profile image70
      Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! One of my all time favorites.

      Other faves from the 80s off the top of my head are Kyrie from Mister Mister, Electric Avenue from Eddy Grant, Love Shack from the B52s...

    2. Helen Cater profile image76
      Helen Caterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Forgot this one. It is one of my all time favs.

  5. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 9 years ago

    Tommy TuTone.....Jenny (867-5309)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBHJqtgo8RA
    Love this song. very catchy and stays with you. lol

  6. LiamBean profile image87
    LiamBeanposted 9 years ago

    Pretty much anything by Talking Heads, Human League, Simple Minds, and most especially Peter Gabriel.

  7. R P Chapman profile image61
    R P Chapmanposted 9 years ago
    1. profile image0
      Eva Hanssonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Right on, and similarly The English Beat.  Makes me want to go download some songs.

  8. wrenfrost56 profile image79
    wrenfrost56posted 9 years ago

    I like a lot of 80's music but especcially the smiths and the cure.

  9. beth811 profile image81
    beth811posted 9 years ago

    Thanks for all your replies here.

    Mine is U2-- all of Joshua Tree album, Simple Minds(Don't You Forget About Me, OMD, CCR, Heart(All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You), Sting, The Police, 10,000 Maniacs(Gunshy)

  10. Below-average Joe profile image53
    Below-average Joeposted 9 years ago

    "King of Pain"  The Police

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like King of Pain.
      Your profile pic here looks like you're the King of Pain, hehehe.

  11. shamelabboush profile image66
    shamelabboushposted 9 years ago

    I guess the Cranberries and their nice song: Ode to my family.

  12. dohn121 profile image83
    dohn121posted 9 years ago

    There are too many to list!  Here's one that has to be mentioned:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JGx7PYp … p;index=13

    It brings back so many memories big_smile

  13. Helen Cater profile image76
    Helen Caterposted 9 years ago

    I was into Adam and the Ants and then moved on to Duran Duran and The Smiths. Loved Stand and deliver. Girls on Film.

  14. Dominionmaster2 profile image54
    Dominionmaster2posted 9 years ago

    Well let's see I would say my favorite had to be either Howard jones-" NO one is to blame." Or the Breakfast club, Right on track or kiss and tell.

  15. jsaeger profile image56
    jsaegerposted 9 years ago

    Can't put my finger on one song, but it'd have to be either "Where the Streets have no Name" by U2, "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi, or "Sweet Child 'o Mine" by Guns 'N Roses.  You can't grow tired of any of those songs.

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      All of these songs you mentioned are my favs, too, jsaeger. Where the Streets Have no Name is in the Joshua Tree album. I like all songs in that album.

  16. tony0724 profile image57
    tony0724posted 9 years ago

    The Smiths , U2 , The Cure , Guns n Roses , Duran Duran I could go on 4ever !

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Friday Im in Love and Lovesong in The Cure are my fav songs... and almost all songs in GN'R.

      1. tony0724 profile image57
        tony0724posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Beth you have outstanding music taste ! Just like Heaven has to be In my top 10 all time !

        1. beth811 profile image81
          beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the comment, tony.

  17. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 9 years ago

    AHA, and "The Sun Always Shines on TV", but there are many more such as Adam and the Ants and "Stand and Deliver" or Bonnie Tyler and "Holding out for a Hero" etc etc.

  18. dyonder profile image74
    dyonderposted 9 years ago

    Legendary Pink Dots - 'The Light in My Little Girl's Eyes'
    Scraping Foetus off the Wheel - the entire album 'Hole', great tunes to wake up to on a Sunday morning

  19. Drifter0658 profile image61
    Drifter0658posted 9 years ago

    One Slip Of The Tongue ~ Faster Pussycat

  20. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    journey, queen, R.E.M. more... but not the greatest decade for music.

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Queen is my all-time favorite. I like REM esp. Everybody Hurts and Man on the Moon, also Losing My Religion.

  21. sandwichmom profile image52
    sandwichmomposted 9 years ago

    I guess I am showing my age smile- it is hard to pick just one- but I love   LOVE SHACK by the B 52's

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      it is a great dance song big_smile

    2. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I also like B 52's

    3. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I like B52'S, too, though it doesn't fall in the 80's, I guess.

  22. Naomi R. Cox profile image60
    Naomi R. Coxposted 9 years ago

    I have to say Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi,
    The Carpenters and Duran Duran

  23. TimTurner profile image74
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    Man, this is tough.  I can't pick specific songs but I can give you some bands of the 80s that wrote some amazing songs.  Here I go:

    The Cure
    Bon Jovi
    Heart
    Def Leppard
    Poison
    REM
    U2
    Tesla
    Metallica
    Duran Duran
    Tears For Fears

    I know I'm forgetting some good jams.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Actually I agree that Def Leppard (complete with one armed drummer were great). Bon Jovi too was wonderful, and if by "Poison" you mean Alice Cooper, then I am behind you 100%, as he was the dogs boll**ks if you get my drift. smile

      1. beth811 profile image81
        beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this
    2. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice! I have all of these in my CD collection.

  24. profile image0
    A Texanposted 9 years ago

    The 80's
    AC/DC-Back in Black
    Stevie Ray Vaughn-Texas Flood,Tin Pan Alley, hell all of his stuff!

    Too many Bands and songs to list!

  25. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Chicago

    Baby what A big surprise

    BJ Thomas ,ohhhh songs on the tip of my tongue

    Rock n roll lullabye smile

    Who sang Baby dont get hooked on me?

    ( New Zealand guy I think , Max M??)

    Man Ive got oldtimers already wahhhh...

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Chicago is great, too.

  26. theageofcake profile image67
    theageofcakeposted 9 years ago

    Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five "The Message"
    Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"
    Talking Heads "Heaven" (Stop Making Sense Version)
    Tom Waits "Anywhere I Lay My Head"

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you... Tracy Chapman(Fast Car)

  27. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Queen smile yeah, Freddy had a awesome voice, Def Leppard, Van Halen n few others

  28. lawretta profile image72
    lawrettaposted 9 years ago

    Mary J Blige. All her songs till date!

  29. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 9 years ago

    Billy Idol -  White Wedding -I hear that song and I want to hit the dance floor!

  30. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 9 years ago

    Down In The Park, Gary Neuman

  31. gamerjon profile image52
    gamerjonposted 9 years ago

    I like Modern Talking and their Cherie Cherie Lady.

  32. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Blue Monday by New Order totally defines the 80s for me.
    Lots and lots of others, too.
    But you asked for one so I'm giving only 1.

  33. Cris A profile image55
    Cris Aposted 9 years ago

    Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House cool

    1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I AM SO GOING TO LISTEN now...

      So miss you!!! big_smile Get back sssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! wink

  34. Cris A profile image55
    Cris Aposted 9 years ago

    Hahaha And I miss everybody back! But before we derail this thread, here's the link to the song. Enjoy! cool

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCqsG1t7RoU

    1. Tom Cornett profile image78
      Tom Cornettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "So glad you're OK"  by LYM!   smile

    2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Much love from me...to you!!! cool
      ps. did listen staight away.... happpy to see your  vid.

      If desparity calls ....there is always a room in Wales, UK....

      ARE YOU INSPIRED now!!! X smile

      (funny,yet real) look it up!

  35. wavegirl22 profile image41
    wavegirl22posted 9 years ago

    "Without You"  . . .cause I'm Just a prisoner of rock and roll!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXMER3ZuNn4

  36. Tora Glory profile image63
    Tora Gloryposted 8 years ago

    There's so many to choose from... but some I can think of off the top of my head:

    Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love
    Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
    The Bangles - Heaven a Place on Earth
    Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
    Aha - Take On Me
    The B52s - Love Shack

    Just some very very basic 80s favorites.  There are so many more to enjoy!

  37. Rocker842 profile image50
    Rocker842posted 8 years ago

    I agree it's hard to choose!

    Here are some:

    Queen - they had a old concert show on VH1 recently. Soooo awesome!
    Duran Duran
    Bangles
    Billy Idol

  38. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 8 years ago

    Alice Cooper - Poison
    Europe - Final Countdown
    ABBA - Happy New Year
    Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
    Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name and Blaze of Glory
    Wham - Last Christmas
    Pet Shop Boys - It's a Sin
    Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of The Heart
    Tina Turner - The Best
    Elton John - Word in Spanish
    Ten Sharp - You

    ...Not to mention all that Modern Talking, CC Catch, FR David, Bad Boys Blue, Sandra, Savage and series of Italo Disco.

    I'm just crazy about 80s.

  39. frustratedKM profile image50
    frustratedKMposted 8 years ago

    ohhhh myyy too many to mention

    Dokken for hard rock or Ratt

    Outfield and definitely Extreme = More than words

  40. MK Bijou profile image53
    MK Bijouposted 8 years ago

    There are so many favorites; but I'd have to say The Clash, particularly London Calling.

  41. estranged911 profile image63
    estranged911posted 8 years ago

    Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, GnR, Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Mr Big..............too many to mention

 
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