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Monday, September 4, 2017

The 150 Greatest Songs of the 80s






150. "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

149. "Shake it Up" by Elizabeth Daily

148. "Together in Electric Dreams" by Phil Oakey

147. "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy

146. "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.

145. "Bust a Move" by Young MC

144. "At the Gallows End" by Candlemass

143. "Big Strong Boss" by Swans

142. "Looks that Kill" by Motley Crew

141. "Super Freak" by Rick James

140. "Gimme Special Love" by Elisa Fiorillo

139. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police

138. "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates

137. "Bad" by Michael Jackson

136. "Brass Monkey" by Beastie Boys

135. "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

134. "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones

133. "Waiting Room" by Fugazi

132. "About a Girl" by Nirvana

131. "April Skies" by The Jesus and Mary Chain

130. "Reptile" by The Church

129. "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life

128. "Electric Blue" by ICEHOUSE

127. "I Melt with You" by Modern English

126. "Lust to Love" by The Go-Go's

125. "One" by Metallica

124. "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen

123. "Africa" by Toto

122. "Graceland" by Paul Simon

121. "Do You Believe in Love" by Huey Lewis & the News

120. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"

119. "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen

118. "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" by Talking Heads

117. "Close to Me" by The Cure

116. "Charlie Don't Surf" by The Clash

115. "Club Tropicana" by Wham!

114. "The New Stone Age" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

113. "Nocturnal Me" by Echo & the Bunnymen

112. "Atmosphere" by Joy Division

111. "Teen Age Riot" by Sonic Youth

110. "Sex Dwarf" by Soft Cell

109. "Rich Man's Dreams" by Neo-Boys

108. "It's Like That" by Run-DMC

107. "Paid in Full" by Eric B. & Rakim

106. "1999" by Prince

105. "Open Your Heart" by Madonna

104. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by Cyndia Lauper

103. "Human" by The Human League

102. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

101. "Paradise" by New Order

100. "Lorelai" by Cocteau twins

99. "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)" by Kate Bush

98. "Rio" by Duran Duran

97. "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

96. "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston

95. "Raise Your Hands" by Bon Jovi

94. "Hang Fire" by The Rolling Stones

93. "Hey" by Pixies

92. "Astro Zombies" by Misfits

91. "Master of Puppets" by Metallica

90. "Paintwork" by The Fall

89. "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls

88. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

87. "Love On a Real Train" by Tangerine Dream

86. "Still Shows" by Wire

85. "Beatrix" by Cocteau Twins

84. "She's Leaving" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

83. "Down Under" by Men at Work

82. "This Charming Man" by The Smiths

81. "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash

80. "I Want to Break Free" by Queen

79. "Young Turks" by Rod Stewart

78. "The Things You Said" by Depeche Mode

77. "More Than This" by Roxy Music

76. "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen

75. "Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen

74. "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News

73. "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon

72. "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy

71. "(I Just) Died in Your Arms)" by Cutting Crew

70. "Never" by Moving Pictures

69. "We Belong" by Pat Benatar

68. "Every Time You Go Away" by Paul Young

67. "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin

66. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper

65. "Into the Groove" by Madonna

64. "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

63. "Love You Down" by Ready for the World

62. "Things Just Happen That Way" by Lewis Baloue

61. "Self Control" by Laura Branigan

60. "Cat People (Putting Out Fire" by David Bowie

59. "Partyman" by Prince

58. "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran

57. "White Wedding (Part 1)" by Billy Idol

56. "Mother" by Danzig

55. "Swordfishtrombone" by Tom Waits

54. "How Beautiful You Are" by The Cure

53. "Modern Love" by David Bowie

52. "Only After Dark" by The Human League

51. "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q

50. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston












49. "Lucky Star" by Madonna












48. "Call Me" by Blondie












47. "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks












46. "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol












45. "The Art of Love" by 1,000 Mexicans












44. "Everything Counts" by Depeche Mode












43. "Run 2" by New Order












42. "Just Like Honey" by The Jesus and Mary Chain












41. "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths












40. "The Itchy Glowbo Blow" by Cocteau Twins












39. "Ooh Ooh La La La" by The Raincoats












38. "Pictures of You" by The Cure












37. "My Kingdom" by Echo & the Bunnymen












36. "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League












35. "Careless Whisper" by George Michael












34. "Heaven is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle












33. "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar












32. "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths












31. "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order












30. "Atrocity Exhibition" by Joy Division












29. "Fuck Tha Police" by N.W.A.












28. "Don't Believe the Hype" by Public Enemy












27. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson












26. "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John












25. "Take On Me" by a-ha












24. "Forever Young" by Alphaville












23. "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper












22. "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears












21. "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates












20. "Mr. Roboto" by Styx

















19. "Blue Monday" by New Order

















18. "Holiday" by Madonna

















17. "Little Lies" by Fleetwood Mac

















16. "Like to See You Again" by Lewis Baloue

















15. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" by Soft Cell

















14. "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" by The Ramones

















13. "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)" by Talking Heads

















12. "The Magnificent Seven" by The Clash

















11. "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure

















10. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division






















9. "Drive" by The Cars






















8. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics






















7. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears






















6. "The Promise" by When in Rome






















5. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson






















4. "Oh Sheila" by Ready for the World






















3. "Burning Up" by Madonna






















2. "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac






















1. "Computer Love" by Kraftwerk