The Best Of The 80's


27 sept. 2008, 7h14m

Some months ago I was in a hotel room... I wasn't tired at all. So it was a TV set, a remote and me flicking channels until Jack Black and his School of Rock showed up. At first I thought it would be a waste of time, but gave it a shot anyway. My first impression was correct after all, but a scene of the movie was particularly remarkable: Jack Black playing a Stevie Nicks song on a jukebox. I'd known Fleetwood Mac for years then, but I had never heard any of their solo material. The song just stuck in my head, thou' the only quote of the lyrics I could recall later was "seventeen". Went to a CD store, took a Stevie Nicks' Greatest Hits album and there it was: Edge of Seventeen. The damn song was so fucking good I had to download it as soon as getting home. As I heard it almost 200 times (you can check that here at, it actually changed my perspective on the 80's. I used to think it was a decade to regret and be ashamed of, at least when it came to music. However, the fierceness of the vocals of a cocain-addicted Miss Stevie Nicks, the repetitive and provocative guitar base-pattern, the sudden beats of the drums, the whole frantic atmosphere of it made me realize I was missing ten years of musical possibilities there. I started paying more attention to any material I already had from that time and started digging out some more, asking friends what they thought were great hits. Here I am, then, to present what I've compiled. It's not definitive, that's absolutely sure (suggestions are most certainly welcome). The order was one I've chosen according to any connections I could think of between previous and next songs. Check it out:

First Set: The Ladies
01. Eurythmics - Missionary Man
02. Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
03. Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
04. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
05. Madonna - Open Your Heart
06. Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
07. Cyndi Lauper - All Through The Night
08. Metrô - Sândalo de Dândi
09. ABBA - Super Trouper
10. Siouxie and the Banshees - Rhapsody

Second Set: The Gentlemen
11. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
12. Legião Urbana - Índios
13. Depeche Mode - Shake the Disease
14. Tears for Fears - Woman In Chains
15. Elton John - Blue Eyes
16. a-ha - Take on Me
17. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
18. The Clash - Rock the Casbah
19. Roxette - The Look
20. Queen feat. David Bowie - Under Pressure


  • opapaulo

    Esqueceu de dizer que o melhor dos anos 80 foi você ter nascido!!!!! =) E eu, obvio =P Bela lista! Muita coisa eu so conheci graças a você <3

    27 sept. 2008, 22h14m
  • sameoldscenexx

    What a bloody good list!

    28 sept. 2008, 0h29m
  • Googga

    Very good choices! Of course mine would be a little different, but I can't disagree these songs are HUGE! =)

    30 sept. 2008, 2h06m
  • michael1001

    I liked your choices!

    24 déc. 2008, 1h29m
  • Phaniebangs

    good list but wudvt liked a little MJ in there. as weird as he is now...

    31 mars 2009, 11h01m
  • sergebar

    muitas dessas musicas me tocam muito. gostei!

    11 fév. 2011, 2h40m
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