Monday, September 19, 2005

Fave 100 Singles of the 1980s

1. T. S. Monk: "Bon Bon Vie" (Mirage 1981)
2. Culture Club: "Time (Clock of the Heart)" (Epic 1982)
3. LiLiPUT: “Eisiger Wind” (Rough Trade 1981)
4. Funky 4 + 1: “That’s the Joint” (Sugarhill 1981)
5. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock: “It Takes Two” (Profile 1988)
6. Madonna: “Like a Prayer” (Sire 1989)
7. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force: “Looking For The Perfect Beat” (Tommy Boy 1982)
8. Paula Abdul: "Cold Hearted" (Virgin 1989)
9. Big Stick: "Crack Attack" (Buy Our 1987)
10. Taana Gardner: “Heartbeat” (West End 1981)
11. Trinere: "How Can We Be Wrong" (Jam Packed 1986)
12. LiLiPUT: "Split" (Rough Trade 1980)
13. Roxanne Shanté: “Have A Nice Day” (Cold Chillin' 1987)
14. The Trend: "Band Aid" (Northside 1980)
15. Haysi Fantayzee: "Shiny Shiny" (RCA Victor 1983)
16. Pigbag: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag” (Y 1981)
17. The Weather Girls: "It's Raining Men" (Columbia 1982)
18. Mudhoney: “Touch Me I’m Sick” (Sub Pop 1988)
19. George Jones: "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)" (Epic 1980)
20. Eric B & Rakim: “Follow The Leader” (Uni 1988)
21. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5: “The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel” (Sugarhill 1981)
22. Debbie Deb: "When I Hear Music" (Jam Packed 1983)
23. Michael Jackson: “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” (Epic 1983)
24. Madonna: “Open Your Heart” (Sire 1987)
25. Soul II Soul: "Back To Life" (Virgin 1989)
26. Dexys Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen” (Polydor 1982)
27. Hüsker Dü: “Eight Miles High” (SST 1984)
28. Pat Benatar: "Shadows of the Night" (Chrysalis 1982)
29. Loose Joints: “Tell You (Today) (Vocal)” (Island 1983)
30. New Order: “Temptation” (Factory 1982)
31. Black Box: “Ride on Time” (Deconstruction 1989)
32. Roky Erickson: "Don't Slander Me" (Dynamic 1985)
33. Roxanne Shanté vs. Sparky Dee: "Round 1" (Spin 1985)
34. S-Express: "Theme From S-Express" (Capitol 1988)
35. Bruce Springsteen: "Born in the U.S.A." (Columbia 1984)
36. Technotronic: "Pump Up The Jam" (SBK 1989)
37. Teena Marie: "It Must Be Magic" (Gordy 1981)
38. Bon Jovi: "Livin' on a Prayer" (Mercury 1987)
39. Kate Bush: "Running Up That Hill" (EMI America 1985)
40. Public Enemy: “Bring the Noise” (Def Jam 1987)
41. Frankie Smith: "Double Dutch Bus" (WMOT 1981)
42. Cover Girls: "Because of You" (Fever 1987)
43. Debbie Gibson: "Shake Your Love" (Atlantic 1987)
44. ABC: "The Look of Love" (Mercury 1982)
45. Sa-Fire: "Don't Break My Heart" (Cutting 1986)
46. The Flirts: "Passion" ("O" 1981)
47. Musical Youth: "Pass the Dutchie" (MCA 1982)
48. Magazine 60: "Don Quichotte" (Baja 1985)
49. Digital Underground: "Doowutchyalike" (Tommy Boy 1989)
50. Prince: "Erotic City" (Warner Bros. 1984)
51. Divine: "Love Reaction"/"Kick Your Butt"/"Alphabet Rap" ("O" 1983)
52. The Human League: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (A&M 1983)
53. Exposé: "Point Of No Return" (Arista 1985)
54. The Freeze: "I Hate Tourists" (Rebel 1980)
55. Rosanne Cash: "Seven Year Ache" (Columbia 1981)
56. Jermaine Stewart: "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" (Arista 1986)
57. Bohannon Featuring Dr. Perri Johnson: "Let's Start II Dance Again" (Phase II 1981)
58. Agent Orange: "Bloodstains" (Posh Boy 1980)
59. Yazoo: "Situation" (Sire 1982)
60. Yoko Ono: “Walking on Thin Ice” (Geffen 1981)
61. Change: "The Glow of Love" (Atlantic/RFC 1980)
62. Front 242: "Headhunter"/"Welcome To Paradise" (Wax Trax 1989)
63. Eric B & Rakim: “Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness Remix)” (4th & B’way 1988)
64. Royal House: “Can You Party” (Idlers 1988)
65. Time Zone: "World Destruction" (Celluloid 1984)
66. Killing Joke: "Change" (Editions E.G. 1981)
67. Bananarama: "Robert De Niro's Waiting" (London 1984)
68. Inner City: “Big Fun” (London 1988)
69. Michael Jackson: “Beat It” (Epic 1983)
70. Bow Wow Wow: "C30 C60 C90 GO!" (EMI 1980)
71. Roxanne Shanté: “Go on Girl” (Cold Chillin' 1988)
72. Neneh Cherry: "Buffalo Stance" (Virgin 1989)
73. AC/DC: “You Shook Me All Night Long” (Atlantic 1980)
74. Diana Ross: “Upside Down” (Motown 1980)
75. Prince: "U Got the Look" (Paisley Park 1987)
76. Change: “Paradise” (Atlantic 1983)
77. Pointer Sisters: "Automatic" (Planet 1984)
78. Tiffany: "I Saw Him Standing There" (MCA 1988)
79. M/A/R/R/S: "Pump Up the Volume" (4th & B'way 1987)
80. Debarge: “Rhythm of the Night” (Gordy 1985)
81. Pete Shelley: "Homosapien" (Genetic 1981)
82. Cyndi Lauper: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (Portrait 1984)
83. Roxanne Shanté: “Roxanne's Revenge” (Pop Art 1985)
84. Joy Division: “She’s Lost Control” (Factory 1980)
85. Indeep: “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” (Sound of New York 1983)
86. Wham!: "Young Guns (Go For It)" (Epic 1982)
87. Liaisons Dangereuses: "Los Ninos Del Parque" (Mute 1981)
88. Zapp: "More Bounce to the Ounce" (Warner Bros. 1980)
89. Gregory Peck: "Oversized Mumpie" (Steely & Cleevie 1989)
90. Medium Medium: "Hungry, So Angry" (Cachalot 1981)
91. Donna Summer: "This Time I Know It's For Real" (Atlantic 1989)
92. George Jones: “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (Epic 1980)
93. A Flock of Seagulls: "Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)" (Jive 1983)
94. Tears For Fears: "Pale Shelter"(Mercury 1983)
95. Loose Ends: "Hangin' On A String" (Virgin 1985)
96. Chandra Simmons: "Never Gonna' Let You Go" (Fresh 1987)
97. Dwight Yoakam: "I Sang Dixie" (Reprise 1988)
98. Yarbough & Peoples: "Don't Stop The Music" (Mercury 1980)
99. Bruce Springsteen: "Hungry Heart" (Columbia 1980)
100. Fab 5 Freddy/Beside: "Change The Beat" (Celluloid 1982)

1 Comments:

Blogger Shawn H. said...

Crazy list! Anyone who puts TS Monk @ #1 obviously knows their sh!t.

I went to school with Sandy Linzer's son. Sandy wrote Bon Bon Vie among other classic 60's/70's/80's/90's tunes. Check out my blog! TurntableTreats.Blogspot.com.

PEEEEEEEEEEACE.

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