Thursday, 4 November 2010

Top 100 Songs of the 1980s, #30 - 21




#30 - Anything, Anything (I'll Give You) (1985)
by Dramarama



Obsure choice? Maybe. The right choice? Definitely. I wouldn't class it as a typical 80s rock song, which is probably why I like it so much. If you haven't heard it, give it a go... you'll be pleasantly surprised. Well, hopefully.


#29 - Walk This Way (1986)
by Run-D.M.C ft. Aerosmith


One of the best reworkings of a song and one of the finest 'duets' of all-time. Over time it's been credited with breaking rap into the American mainstream and revitalising the career of Aerosmith. Wonderful.


#28 - Holding Back the Years (1985)
by Simply Red



Depressingly amazing... or amazingly depressing? Let's just say it's amazing...


#27 - Blue Monday (1983)
by New Order



Oh so very 80s and practically the definition of 'New Wave.'


#26 - When Doves Cry (1984)
by Prince



Yes the song is amazing, but no where near as amazing as when Milhouse from Springfield meets the Milhouse from Shelbyville and explains that, "this is what is sounds like when doves cry."


#25 - Little Lies (1987)
by Fleetwood Mac



#24 - Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
by Bonnie Tyler



Turn around... I'M RIGHT BEHIND YOU! Haha, just kidding... or am I? Whenever you are anywhere and I mean ANYWHERE and this song comes on, you have to admit you get more than just a little excited. While it doesn't make it the best song of the 80s, it's got to count for something, right?


#23 - What's Love Got to Do With It (1984)
by Tina Turner



3 weeks at #1, 3 Grammys including Record and Song of the Year and Turner's first solo #1 single at the age of 45 marked one of the biggest comebacks the music industry had ever seen.


#22 - Faithfully (1983)
by Journey



A million times better than 'Don't Stop Believin' - there... I said it.


#21 - The Power of Love (1985)
by Huey Lewis & The News



And there you have it... as of the next edition we're finally into the Top 20 Songs of the 1980s! If you've enjoyed the songs so far, now's when it starts to get reeeeeal good like. See you soon!

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