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#801703 - Wed Jun 13 2012 04:45 AM 400 Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989)
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400 favourite songs from the 80s

Australians are in Bold

1:John Farnham-You're The Voice
2:Bon Jovi-Living On A Prayer
3:Jimmy Barnes-Working Class Man
4:Michael Jackson-Billie Jean
5:INXS & Jimmy Barnes-Good Times
6:Ian Moss-Tucker's Daughter
7:Berlin-Take My Breath Away
8:Daryl Braithwaite-One Summer
9:Bruce Springsteen-Born In The USA
10:Bryan Adams-Summer Of 69
11:Madonna-Like A Prayer
12:Heart-These Dreams
13:Midnight Oil-Beds Are Burning
14:Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville-Don't Know Much
15:Kate Ceberano-Bedroom Eyes
16:Kenny Loggins-Danger Zone
17:Tina Turner-The Best
18:Cher-If I Could Turn Back Time
19:Cutting Crew-(I Just) Died In Your Arms
20:Fleetwood Mac-Little Lies
21:Elton John-I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
22:Feargal Sharkey-A Good Heart
23:Patrick Swayze-She's Like The Wind
24:Steve Earle-Copperhead Road
25:Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes-(I've Had) The Time Of My Life
26:Europe-The Final Countdown
27:Bangles-Eternal Flame
28:INXS-Never Tear Us Apart
29:Juice Newton-Queen Of Hearts
30:Rick Springfield-Jessie's Girl
31:Bonnie Tyler-Total Eclipse Of The Heart
32:Toto-Africa
33:Joan Jett & The Blackhearts-I Love Rock n Roll
34:George Michael-Careless Whisper
35:Mondo Rock-Come Said The Boy
36:Don Henley-The Boys Of Summer
37:Tina Turner-We Don't Need Another Hero
38:Peter Cetera-Glory Of Love
39:Paul Simon-You Can Call Me Al
40:Fleetwood Mac-Seven Wonders
41:Belinda Carlisle-Leave A Light On
42:Deborah Harry-I Want That Man
43:Peter Blakeley-Crying In The Chapel
44:Goanna-Solid Rock
45:Heart-What About Love
46:The Pretenders-Hymn To Her
47:Soft Cell-Tainted Love
48:Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes-Up Where We Belong
49:Belinda Carlisle-Heaven Is A Place On Earth
50:Eric Carmen-Hungry Eyes
51:Bros-When Will I Be Famous
52:Crowded House-Better Be Home Soon
53:Sam Brown-Stop
54:The Human League-Don't You Want Me
55:Toto-Rosanna
56:Survivor-Eye Of The Tiger
57:Icehouse-Great Southern Land
58:Cyndi Lauper-Time After Time
59:John Waite-Missing You
60:Paul Young-Love Of The Common People
61:Bette Midler-Wind Beneath My Wings
62:Daryl Braithwaite-As The Days Go By
63:Noiseworks-Touch
64:The Beach Boys-Kokomo
65:Motley Crue-Dr Feelgood
66:Men At Work-Down Under
67:The Go-Go's-Our Lips Are Sealed
68:Foreigner-I Want To Know What Love Is
69:A-Ha-Take On Me
70:John Parr-St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
71:Simple Minds-Don't You (Forget About Me)
72:Def Leppard-Pour Some Sugar On Me
73:Mike & The Mechanics-Living Years
74:Clarence Clemmons & Jackson Browne-You're A Friend Of Mine
75:Steve Winwood-Valerie
76:Phil Collins-In The Air Tonight
77:Rose Tattoo-We Can't Be Beaten
78:The Pretenders-Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)
79:Queen-Flash
80:Moving Pictures-What About Me
81:The Pretenders-Back On The Chain Gang
82:Cold Chisel-Forever Now
83:The Police-Every Breath You Take
84:Redgum-I Was Only Nineteen
85:Diana Ross & Lionel Richie-Endless Love
86:The Rolling Stones-Start Me Up
87:Blondie-The Tide Is High
88:REO Speedwagon-Keep On Loving You
89:Poison-Every Rose Has It's Thorn
90:Bruce Springsteen-Hungry Heart
91:Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come On Eileen
92:Rick Astley-Never Gonna Give You Up
93:Queen & David Bowie-Under Pressure
94:Culture Club-Karma Chameleon
95:Bruce Springsteen-Dancing In The Dark
96:Guns N Roses-Sweet Child O'Mine
97:Tina Turner-What's Love Got To Do With It
98:Starship-We Built This City
99:Mr Mister-Broken Wings
100:John Farnham-Age Of Reason


Edited by wwe84 (Mon Jun 25 2012 05:17 PM)

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#804130 - Sat Jun 23 2012 06:55 PM Re: Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989) [Re: wwe84]
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101-200

101:Michael Jackson-Thriller
102:Whitney Houston-How Will I Know
103:Katrina & The Waves-Walking On Sunshine
104:Peter Gabriel-Sledgehammer
105:Ray Parker Jr-Ghostbusters
106:Nena-99 Luftballons
107:Van Halen-Jump
108:Wham-Last Christmas
109:Steve Winwood-Higher Love
110:Tina Turner-Private Dancer
111:Roy Orbison-You Got It
112:Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive
113:The Manhatten Transfer-The Boy From New York City
114:Eurogliders-Heaven (Must Be There)
115:Bangles-Manic Monday
116:Billy Joel-The Longest Time
117:Alice Cooper-Bed Of Nails
118:Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy
119:Michael Jackson-Bad
120:The Cars-Drive
121:Michael Sembello-Maniac
122:John Farnham-Pressure Down
123:Pat Benatar-All Fired Up
124:Tina Turner-What You Get Is What You See
125:John Lennon-Imagine
126:Midnight Oil-Power & The Passion
127:John Farnham-Two Strong Hearts
128:Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band-Old Time Rock & Roll
129:Bon Jovi-Bad Medicine
130:Transvision Vamp-I Want Your Love
131:Melissa Etheridge-Similar Features
132:Crowded House-Something So Strong
133:Simply Red-If You Don't Know Me By Now
134:Womack & Womack-Teardrops
135:Guns N Roses-Welcome To The Jungle
136:Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan-Especially For You
137:Alice Cooper-Poison
138:Jenny Morris-She Has To Be Loved
139:Bon Jovi-Lay Your Hands On Me
140:Roxette-Listen To Your Heart
141:Billy Joel-We Didn't Start The Fire
142:Bruce Hornsby & The Range-The Way It Is
143:Lindsey Buckingham-Holiday Road
144:The Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way
145:John Cougar Mellincamp-Jack & Diane
146:Journey-Don't Stop Believin
147:Loverboy-Working For The Weekend
148:Traveling Wilburys-Handle With Care
149:Boomtwon Rats-I Don't Like Mondays
150:Michael Jackson-Beat It
151:Cyndi Lauper-True Colors
152:Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton-Islans In The Stream
153:Spandau Ballet-Gold
154:Madonna-Open Your Heart
155:Crowded House-Don't Dream It's Over
156:Iggy Pop-Real Wild Child (Wild One)
157:Bon Jovi-You Give Love A Bad Name
158:U2-Where The Streets Have No Name
159:George Harrison-Got My Mind Set On You
160:Michael Jackson-The Way You Make Me Feel
161:INXS-New Sensation
162:Cheap Trick-The Flame
163:Fairground Attraction-Perfect
164:Melissa Etheridge-Bring Me Some Water
165:Traveling Wilburys-End Of The Lind
166:Guns N Roses-Paradise City
167:Richard Marx-Right Here Waiting
168:The B-52s-Love Shack
169:Real Life-Send Me An Angel
170:George Michael-Faith
171:Cher-I Found Someone
172:Talk Talk-It's My Life
173:Starship-Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
174:Louis Armstrong-What A Wonderful World
175:Tracy Chapman-Fast Car
176:Guns N Roses-Patience
177:Black Box-Ride On Time
178:Mondo Rock-State Of The Heart
179:KC & The Sunshine Band-Please Don't Go
180:Michael Jackson-Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
181:Duran Duran-Girls On Film
182:Marvin Gaye-Sexual Healing
183:The J Gelis Band-Centerfold
184:The Swingers-Counting The Beat
185:Gary Numan-Cars
186:Queen-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
187:Kim Wilde-Cambodia
188:Tears For Fears-Mad World
189:Eagles-Heartache Tonight
190:Fleetwood Mac-Sara
191:Split Enz-I Got You
192:Tommy Tutone-867-5309 (Jenny)
193:Loverboy-Turn Me Loose
194:A Flock Of Seagulls-I Ran
195:Blondie-Atomic
196:Billy Joel-You May Be Right
197:Kool & The Gang-Celebration
198:Men At Work-Who Can It Be Now
199:Joey Scarbury-Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
200:Kool & The Gang-Get Down On It

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#804355 - Mon Jun 25 2012 04:12 AM Re: Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989) [Re: wwe84]
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201-300

201:Olivia Newton John & ELO-Xanadu
202:Queen-Another One Bites The Dust
203:John Lennon-(Just Like) Starting Over
204:Foreigner-Waiting For A Girl Like You
205:Billy Idol-White Wedding
206:Eurythmics-Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
207:Earth Wind & Fire-Let's Groove
208:Toni Basil-Mickey
209:U2-Gloria
210:Prince-When Doves Cry
211:Chicago-Hard To Say I'm Sorry
212:John Cougar Mellincamp-Hurts So Good
213:Billy Joel-Tell Her About It
214:David Lee Roth-California Girls
215:Dire Straits-Walk Of Life
216:Madonna-Material Girl
217:Lionel Richie-All Night Long
218:Phil Collins-Sussudio
219:REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight This Feeling
220:Phil Collins-One More Night
221:Billy Joel-Uptown Girl
222:Pat Benatar-Love Is A Battlefield
223:James Brown-Living In America
224:Starship-Sara
225:Pointer Sisters-Jump (For My Love)
226:Yes-Owner Of A Lonely Heart
227:Madonna-Crazy For You
228:INXS-Burn For You
229:Billy Idol-Rebel Yell
230:Harold Faltermayer-Axel F
231:Genesis-The Invisible Touch
232:Madonna-Papa Don't Preach
233:Pointer Sisters-I'm So Excited
234:Dire Straits-Money For Nothing
235:Eurythmics-There Must Be An Angel
236:Lionel Richie-Dancing On The Ceiling
237:Madonna-Like A Virgin
238:Eurythmics-Here Comes The Rain Again
239:Kenny Loggins-Footloose
240:Cyndi Lauper-Girls Just Want To Have Fun
241:Models-Out Of Mind,Out Of Sight
242:Deniece Williams-Let's Hear It For The Boy
243:Los Lobos-La Bamba
244:Jerry Harrison-Rev It Up
245:Enya-Orinoco Flow
246:Icehouse-Crazy
247:Aerosmith & Run DMC-Walk This Way
248:Eric Carmen-Make Me Lose Control
249:Roxette-The Look
250:Icehouse-Electric Blue
251:Bon Jovi-I'll Be There For You
252:Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush-Don't Give Up
253:INXS-Need You Tonight
254:Roxette-Dressed For Success
255:Beastie Boys-You Got To Fight For Your Right (To Party)
256:The Choirboys-Run To Paradise
257:U2-With Or Without You
258:Hoodoo Gurus-What's My Scene
259:Billy Ocean-Get Outta My Dreams,Get Into My Car
260:Whitney Houston-I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
261:John Farnham-A Touch Of Paradise
262:Michael Jackson-Rock With You
263:Mel & Kim-Respectable
264:Suzanne Vega-Luka
265:U2-I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
266:Martika-Toy Soldiers
267:Fleetwood Mac-Tusk
268:REM-It's The End Of The World As We Know It
269:The Clash-London Calling
270:Christopher Cross-Ride Like The Wind
271:Blondie-Call Me
272:Stevie Nicks-Stand Back
273:Joe Cocker-You Can Leave Your Hat On
274:Pat Benatar-Hit Me With Your Best Shot
275:Cold Chisel-Cheap Wine
276:Bette Midler-The Rose
277:Air Supply-All Out Of Love
278:David Bowie-Ashes To Ashes
279:Australian Crawl-Downhearted
280:John Lennon-Woman
281:Slim Dusty-Duncan
282:Cold Chisel-Flame Trees
283:AC/DC-You Shook Me All Night Long
284:Little River Band-Playing To Win
285:Blondie-Rapture
286:Sheena Easton-9 To 5 (Morning Train)
287:Kim Carnes-Bette Davis Eyes
288:Kim Wilde-Kids In America
289:Midnight Oil-US Forces
290:Heart-Alone
291:Whitesnake-Is This Love
292:Elton John-I'm Still Standing
293:INXS-Original Sin
294:Madonna-Holiday
295:Mental As Anything-If You Leave,Can I Come Too
296:Hall & Oates-Private Eyes
297:Thompson Twins-Hold Me Now
298:Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Relax
299:Lionel Richie-Hello
300:Phil Collins-Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

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#804465 - Mon Jun 25 2012 05:16 PM Re: Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989) [Re: wwe84]
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301-400

301:Mental As Anything-Too Many Times
302:Pointer Sisters-Automatic
303:Wham-Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
304:Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Two Tribes
305:Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder-Ebony & Ivory
306:ABC-Poison Arrow
307:U2-Pride (In The Name Of Love)
308:Sade-Smooth Operator
309:Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra
310:Irene Cara-Fame
311:Culture Club-Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
312:Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It
313:Icehouse-Hey Little Girl
314:Joe Jackson-Steppin Out
315:Laura Branigan-Gloria
316:Kajagoogoo-Too Shy
317:Band Aid-Do They Know It's Christmas
318:Joan Armatrading-Drop The Pilot
319:Donna Summer-She Works Hard For The Money
320:Irene Cara-Flashdance...What A Feeling
321:Spandau Ballet-True
322:Bangles-Walk Like An Egyptian
323:The Pretenders-Don't Get Me Wrong
324:Pseudo Echo-Funkytown
325:Ben E King-Stand By Me
326:Frankie Goes To Hollywood-The Power Of Love
327:Philip Bailey & Phil Collins-Easy Lover
328:Tears For Fears-Shout
329:USA For Africa-We Are The World
330:Glenn Frey-The Heat Is On
331:Madonna-Who's That Girl
332:Whitesnake-Here I Go Again
333:Taylor Dayne-Tell It To My Heart
334:Michael Jackson-Man In The Mirror
335:Natalie Cole-Pink Cadillac
336:Salt N Pepa-Push It
337:Robert Palmer-Simply Irresistible
338:Yazz & The Plastic Population-The Only Way Is Up
339:Eurythmics-Would I Lie To You
340:Bryan Adams-Heaven
341:U2-Desire
342:Michael Jackson-Smooth Criminal
343:Colette-Ring My Bell
344:Johnny Diesel & The Injectors-Cryin Shame
345:Tom Petty-I Won't Back Down
346:Texas-I Don't Want A Lover
347:Donna Summer-This Time I Know It's For Real
348:Mental As Anything-Live It Up
349:Aretha Franklin-Freeway Of Love
350:INXS-What You Need
351:Jennifer Rush-The Power Of Love
352:Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin-Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves
353:Divinyls-Pleasure & Pain
354:Simply Red-Holding Back The Years
355:Robert Palmer-Addicted To Love
356:ABC-The Look Of Love
357:America-You Can Do Magic
358:Whitney Houston-Greatest Love Of All
359:Dave Dobbyn & Herbs-Slice Of Heaven
360:Martika-I Feel The Earth Move
361:The Romantics-What I Like About You
362:Hall & Oates-Maneater
363:Phil Collins-You Can't Hurry Love
364:Night Ranger-Sister Christian
365:Divinyls-Boys In Town
366:The B-52s-Roam
367:Violent Femmes-Blister In The Sun
368:The Clash-Rock The Casbah
369:The Weather Girls-It's Raining Men
370:Stevie Nicks-Edge Of Seventeen
371:New Order-Blue Monday
372:Prince-1999
373:Paul Young-Wherever I Lay My Hat
374:UB40-Red Red Wine
375:KC & The Sunshine Band-Give It Up
376:Talking Heads-Burning Down The House
377:Richard Marx-Should've Know Better
378:Living Colour-Cult Of Personality
379:Carly Simon-Jesse
380:Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Eoungh
381:Dolly Parton-9 To 5
382:Split Enz-Message To My Girl
383:Queen-I Want To Break Free
384:Rupert Holmes-Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
385:Hall & Oates-Kiss On My List
386:Bob Marley & The Wailers-One Love
387:ZZ Top-Legs
388:Stevie Wonder-I Just Called To Say I Love You
389:Michael Jackson-Off The Wall
390:Lipps Inc-Funkytown
391:The Vapors-Turning Japanese
392:Buggles-Video Killed The Radio Star
393:Pat Benatar-We Belong
394:Hunters & Collectors-Throw Your Arms Around Me
395:Pointer Sisters-Neutron Dance
396:Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
397:Village People-Can't Stop The Music
398:Tears For Fears-Everybody Wants To Rules The World
399:Christopher Cross-Sailing
400:The Police-Don't Stand So Close To Me

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#804657 - Tue Jun 26 2012 06:22 PM Re: Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989) [Re: wwe84]
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Whose favourites are they? Are they supposed to be in order of favouritism?
Where did this list come from? Thanks for posting, but I would like to know if Europe is included here for example, as part of the voters I mean?
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#804663 - Tue Jun 26 2012 06:40 PM Re: Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989) [Re: ren33]
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these are my favourites and yes they are in order from my favourite song of that decade

I get all the info on the songs from australian-charts.com where they have the Australian Weekly Top 50 singles chart from June 26th 1988-Present day


Edited by wwe84 (Tue Jun 26 2012 06:45 PM)

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#822626 - Wed Sep 12 2012 08:54 AM Re: Favourite Songs from the 1980s (1980-1989) [Re: wwe84]
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Ditto “Bon Jovi-Living On A Prayer,” “Bruce Springsteen-Born In The USA,” “Madonna-Like A Prayer,” “Bryan Adams-Summer Of 69,” “Cher-If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Europe-The Final Countdown,” “Bonnie Tyler-Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” “Heart-What About Love,” “Belinda Carlisle-Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” “Foreigner-I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Whitney Houston-How Will I Know,” “Bangles-Manic Monday,” “Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy,” “Simply Red-If You Don't Know Me By Now,” “Billy Joel-We Didn't Start The Fire,” “Journey-Don't Stop Believin,” “Bon Jovi-You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Starship-Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Loverboy-Turn Me Loose,” “Queen-Another One Bites The Dust,” “Foreigner-Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Chicago-Hard To Say I'm Sorry,” “John Cougar Mellincamp-Hurts So Good,” “REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight This Feeling,” “Billy Joel-Uptown Girl,” “Madonna-Crazy For You,” “Dire Straits-Money For Nothing,” “Lionel Richie-Dancing On The Ceiling,” “Kenny Loggins-Footloose,” “Enya-Orinoco Flow,” “U2-With Or Without You,” “Whitney Houston-I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Pat Benatar-Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Bette Midler-The Rose,” “Philip Bailey & Phil Collins-Easy Lover,” “Robert Palmer-Simply Irresistible,” “Bob Marley & The Wailers-One Love,” “Pat Benatar-We Belong”

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