Wednesday, October 14, 2009

30 Great Songs From The 80s (According To Me)

The 80s were the decade that defined music for me, just because I grew up in them. I'm not going to say stuff like "it was the best decade eva" or "they just don't make them like they did back then. Mate.", because then I'd end up sounding just like the baby boomers who said the same thing about the 60s in the 80s, whom we all derided with malevolent, satanic scorn. Ha! Us Gen-Xers will never succumb to such crass nostalgia no matter how many retro clubs open up in the city.

Notwithstanding such affairs, this is a list. Because I am bored and have nothing better to do. Of my Top 30 80s songs. In no particular order other than that in which they came to mind.


1. Close To Me - The Cure
2. True Faith - New Order
3. Flood I - The Sisters Of Mercy
4. Shivers - Boys Next Door (actually 1979, but I'm letting it in)
5. Armenia (Live) - Einst├╝rzende Neubauten
6. Blood From The Air - Coil
7. Necropolis - SPK (no link! will have to upload hehe)
8. Burn For You - INXS
9. New Song - Howard Jones
10. How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
11. Hell's Bells - AC/DC
12. Kerosene - Big Black
13. Where Is My Mind? - Pixies
14. Barbados - Models
15. Trick Of The Light - The Triffids
16. With Or Without You - U2
17. Never Let Me Down Again - Depeche Mode
18. Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
19. Beatrix - Cocteau Twins
20. October (Love Song) - Chris & Cosey
21. Persephone - Dead Can Dance (no link sorry)
22. Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo & The Bunnymen
23. Icehouse - Flowers
24. Beat It - Michael Jackson
25. O Superman - Laurie Anderson
26. Do The Headless Chicken - Headless Chickens
27. We'll Fall Apart - (The World Of) Skin (aka Swans)
28. Dead Eyes Opened (Original) - Severed Heads
29. And She Was - Talking Heads
30. Hall Of Mirrors - Siouxsie & The Banshees

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