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Monday, September 4, 2017

The 150 Greatest Songs of the 80s






150. "Shake it Up" by Elizabeth Daily

149. "Together in Electric Dreams" by Phil Oakey

148. "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy

147. "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.

146. "Bust a Move" by Young MC

145. "At the Gallows End" by Candlemass

144. "Big Strong Boss" by Swans

143. "Looks that Kill" by Motley Crew

142. "Super Freak" by Rick James

141. "Gimme Special Love" by Elisa Fiorillo

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

139. "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates

138. "Bad" by Michael Jackson

137. "Brass Monkey" by Beastie Boys

136. "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

135. "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones

134. "Waiting Room" by Fugazi

133. "About a Girl" by Nirvana

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

131. "Reptile" by The Church

130. "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life

129. "Electric Blue" by ICEHOUSE

128. "I Melt with You" by Modern English

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

126. "One" by Metallica

125. "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen

124. "Africa" by Toto

123. "Graceland" by Paul Simon

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

121. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"

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

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

118. "Close to Me" by The Cure

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

116. "Club Tropicana" by Wham!

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

114. "Atmosphere" by Joy Division

113. "Teen Age Riot" by Sonic Youth

112. "Sex Dwarf" by Soft Cell

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

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

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

108. "1999" by Prince

107. "Open Your Heart" by Madonna

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

105. "Human" by The Human League

104. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

103. "Run 2" by New Order

102. "Lorelai" by Cocteau twins

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

100. "Rio" by Duran Duran

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

98. "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston

97. "Raise Your Hands" by Bon Jovi

96. "Hang Fire" by The Rolling Stones

95. "Hey" by Pixies

94. "Astro Zombies" by Misfits

93. "Master of Puppets" by Metallica

92. "Paintwork" by The Fall

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

90. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

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

88. "Still Shows" by Wire

87. "Beatrix" by Cocteau Twins

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

85. "Down Under" by Men at Work

84. "My Kingdom" by Echo & the Bunnymen

83. "This Charming Man" by The Smiths

82. "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash

81. "I Want to Break Free" by Queen

80. "Young Turks" by Rod Stewart

79. "Judgment of the Dead" by Pagan Altar

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. "Bizarre Love Triangle" 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. "The Killing Moon" 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. "Blue Monday" 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. "Age of Consent" 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


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