Wednesday, July 18, 2007

"love is like a bomb, come' on baby come and get it on"

Tonight I watched VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's ... I almost cried I was so happy. Here is the list ... so you can reminisce. Feel free to sing out loud, because you know you want to. Why was I born in the 80's and thus could not fully enjoy the awesomeness that is 80s music? But then really I am the lucky one ... I don't have to listen to all the terrible songs that accompanied these singles. Greatest Hits albums were made for me and I couldn't be happier. And I don't have to claim any responsibility for contributing to ozone depletion due to the mass amounts of hairspray used ... because lets be honest, hair that big was on its way out by the time I had enough hair to tease.

I just want to point out that I have mentioned THE greatest 80's song here and really it comes up in conversation quite often in my life. In fact I just watched Jon and the boys sing it for LIVE EARTH while in the 'burg. I heart Bon Jovi.

Unfortunately America's voting on VH1 doesn't always reflect the best songs (according to me of course) and I highlight my favs, just for your information. But before you take a gander at the list ... one song that didn't make it and seriously broke my heart ... Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over. Ultimate 80's Bands ... I love the Cure, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Guns N Roses, Poison, Duran Duran, Talking Heads, The Cars ... I can't even mention them all.

Anyway take a look - as the Cure says ... "its just like heaven".

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


Miriam said...

I object to the non-highlighting of Duran Duran "Hungry like A Wolf." That song kicks some serious New Kids @ss. How cany you not like Simon Le Bon and the 4 Taylors (not related even!) Even Princess Diane *hearted* them. Duran Duran thoroughly rocks. I have the poster to prove it too. Yeah, that's right. Straight from 1987. Awesome.

Baroque said...

Oh I love Duran Duran ... I just don't dig Hungry like a Wolf ... but I still have a few Duran Duran songs in my itunes, so don't worry:

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hahaha - good stuff