Friday, 29 October 2010

Top 100 Songs of the 1980s - #70 - 61

We're getting close to the halfway point kids! Instead of wasting time with witty, witty, witty banter (more from me... not so much you and I mean YOU), let's just get straight into it, shall we? Yes... yes we shall.

#70 - Under Pressure (1981)
by Queen & David Bowie

No Vanilla Ice. No Jedward (non-UK readers, look them up and feel my pain). This is the real deal boys and girls. Embrace the goodness.

#69 - What About Me (1982)
by Moving Pictures

I, like many Australians, can't help but love this song... even if Shannon Noll did his best to destroy it (non-Australian readers, look him up and feel my pain).

#68 - Ain't Nobody (1983)
by Chaka Khan

"At times like this, continuing with one's life seems impossible... and eating the entire contents of one's fridge seems inevitable. I have two choices; to give up and accept permanent state of spinsterhood and eventually be eaten by Alsatians... or not. And this time, I choose not. I will not be defeated by a bad man and an American stick insect. Instead, I choose vodka... and Chaka Khan." 'I'm Every Woman' might have been released in the 70s, but that doesn't mean that Khan didn't have any good music in the 80s. Example, 'Ain't Nobody.'

#67 - Eye of the Tiger (1982)
by Survivor

#66 - I Love Rock 'n' Roll (1982)
by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Ah, two massive rock hits in 'Eye of the Tiger' and 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll.' Two horrible karaoke song choices with hilarious consequences for the audience.

#65 - Sweet Child o' Mine (1988)
by Guns N' Roses

Another classic 80s rock hit. Guns N' Roses managed to crack the top 10 of the Top 200 Songs of the 1990s... do they have a chance of accomplishing the same feat in the 80s?

#64 - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues (1983)
by Elton John

#63 - Running Up That Hill (1985)
by Kate Bush

The delectable Kate Bush appears for the first time, but don't worry, it's not the last. 'Running Up That Hill' would prove to be one of Bush's bigger commercial hits, even managing to crack the US market.

#62 - Come On Eileen (1982)
by Dexys Midnight Runners

#1 in Australia, the UK, the USA and Ireland (11 weeks!). Not too shabby.

#61 - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) (1987)
by Beastie Boys

One of the few rap or hip-hop songs to make a place on the list. How could I not put this on here though? The true beginning of the world's premier white-boy rap group.

Ten more down and only 60 to go. Stay tuned, there's plenty more to come!

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