Thursday, 28 October 2010

Top 100 Songs of the 1980s, #80 - 71



Are you ready for the next installment of the ultimate 80s countdown? Well, if you're looking for the ultimate 80s countdown... you're in the wrong place. You may want to head to Pitchfork or anywhere that has some form of credibility. But, if you're looking for It's My Kind of Scene's countdown... congratulations, you're in the right place. Enough with the chit-chat, let's get to it!


#80 - Bizarre Love Triangle (1986)
by New Order



Ah, most of today's songs are oh-so-very-80s with that distinctive New Wave sound. Example, 'Bizarre Love Triangle.' One of New Order's most celebrated tracks... and least commercially successful except in Australia where it peaked at #5. Rolling Stone had it listed at #201 in the 2004 edition of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


#79 - Dancing In The Dark (1984)
by Bruce Springsteen



Bruuuuce! I'm not the Springsteen's biggest fan, but I know a great song when I hear it and this is definitely a great song.


#78 - Always Something There To Remind Me (1983)
by Naked Eyes



Wikipedia Fact of the Day: This song was originally a minor hit in the 60s! Penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, '(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me' wouldn't receive international recognition until twenty years later when these two crazy kids from Bristol did a cover of it. Thanks Wikipedia!


#77 - Here I Go Again (1982)
by Whitesnake



I don't know why, but my brother loved this song growing up. I don't know how, but it rubbed off on me and I like it too. Killer chorus.


#76 - Little Red Corvette (1983)
by Prince



Way before Prince turned himself into The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and that weird symbol, he was pumping out one successful song after the other and turning himself into one of the biggest superstars of the 80s. 'Little Red Corvette' was his first US top-10 hit, but certainly not his last.


#75 - Love Shack (1989)
by The B-52's



'Love Shack' walks the fine line of cheesy trash and awesomeness so well that it's more than deserving of a spot.


#74 - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987)
by Whitney Houston



Oh Whitney. Whitney, Whitney, Whitney. While your personal struggles have been splashed all over the media, at least you know you're musical legacy will always remain intact. At least in the 80s and 90s. 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' still gets played in clubs today, and you know you're tracks good when it's still being played over 20 years after you released it.


#73 - Take On Me (1985)
by a-ha



#72 - True (1983)
by Spandau Ballet



I always crack up when 'True' shows up in a movie or on TV, but it's good. Really!


#71 - Let's Dance (1983)
by David Bowie



I don't get the connection between the song and the video, but it's Bowie and it's art (and art isn't meant to be understood, right?). Luckily, I can't find the original video to put on here anyway. But look it up sometime and feel my confusion.

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