Quintessential 80's


3 oct. 2008, 18h44m

Here my list of songs that defined the pop decade of the 1980's (maybe some songs from the late 70's, early 90's are in there too if they fit the sound):

A-ha - I've Been Losing You
A-ha - Take on Me
A-ha - The Sun Always Shines on TV
ABC - The Look of Love
Alexander O'Neil - Criticize
Alf - Stuck on Earth
Alphaville - Big In Japan
Alphaville - Dance With Me
Alphaville - Sounds Like a Melody
Alphaville - Forever Young
Art of Noise - Beat Box (Diversion One)
Art of Noise - Legs
Art of Noise - Moments in Love
Art of Noise - Paranoimia
Art of Noise - Peter Gunn
Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City
B. Weiser - Always on my mind
BAP - Verdamp Lang Her
Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting
Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time of My Life
Billy Idol - Eyes Without a Face
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
Black - Everything's Coming Up Roses
Bob Geldof - The Great Song Of Indifference
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis
Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat
Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
Bruce Springsteen - I'm on Fire
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Cameo - Word Up
Camouflage - The Great Commandment
Caroline Loeb - C'est la ouate
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
Chris Rea - Let's Dance
Chris Rea - On the Beach
Clowns und Helden - Ich liebe dich
Commodores - Nightshift
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
Desireless - Voyage voyage
Die Toten Hosen - Hier kommt Alex
Diether Krebs - Ich bin der Martin, ne...?!
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
Dire Straits - Walk of Life
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence
Duran Duran - A View to a Kill
EAV - Neandertal
EAV - Ba-Ba Banküberfall
EAV - Küss die Hand, schöne Frau
EAV - An der Copacabana
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu
Elton John - Nikita
Eroc - Wolkenreise
Europe - The Final Countdown
Extrabreit - Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
Falco - Vienna Calling
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
Foreigner - Cold as Ice
Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
Gary Moore - Out in the Fields
Genesis - I Can't Dance
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Genesis - Jesus He Knows Me
Genesis - Land of Confusion
Genesis - Mama
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set on You
George Michael - Father Figure
George Michael - Faith
Gino Vanelli - Wild horses
Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On
Grace Jones - Love Is The Drug
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
Hans Hartz - Die Weissen Tauben Sind Müde
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Herbert Grönemeyer - Männer
Herbert Grönemeyer - Was soll das
Herb Alpert - Diamonds (Diamonds)
Hithouse - Jack to the Sound of the Underground
Hithouse - Move Your Feet to the Rhythm of the Beat
Holly Johnson - Americanos
Holly Johnson - Love Train
Hooters - All You Zombies
Hooters - Johnny B
Howard Carpendale - Hello Again
Howard Jones - What Is Love
Hubert Kah - Sternenhimmel
Huey Lewis and the News - Hip To Be Square
Irene Cara - What a Feeling
James Brown - Living in America
Jan Hammer - Crocketts Theme
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Joachim Witt - Der goldene Reiter
Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart
Joe Cocker - You Can Leave Your Hat On
John Farnham - You Are The Voice
John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire
Julian Lennon - Too Late for Goodbyes
Kano - Another Life
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Katrina And The Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Kohl & The Gang - HE'S THE BOSS
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Kraftwerk - Das Modell
Krush - House Arrest
Kylie Minogue - Locomotion
Laura Branigan - Self Control
Level 42 - Lessons in Love
Level 42 - Running in the Family
Level 42 - Something About You
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
Living In A Box - Living in a Box
M - Pop Muzik
MARRS - Pump Up the Volume
MC Hammer - Go For It
Madonna - Cherish
Madonna - Express Yourself
Madonna - Into the Groove
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna - Open Your Heart
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Madonna - Who's That Girl
Marietta - Fire and Ice
Marillion - Kayleigh
Matt Bianco - Half a Minute
Matt Bianco - Yeh Yeh
Max Werner - Roadrunner
Miami Sound Machine - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy
Michael Jackson - Bad
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Black or White
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Michael Jackson - Leave Me Alone
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Michael Jackson - Rock with You
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Mike & The Mechanics - All I Need is a Miracle
Mike & The Mechanics - Over My Shoulder
Mike & The Mechanics - Silent Running
Mike Mareen - Love Spy
Modern Talking - Cheri Cheri Lady
Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
Mr. Mister - Kyrie
Murray Head - One Night In Bankok
Münchner Freiheit - Ohne Dich
Nena - 99 Luftballons
New Order - Blue Monday
New Order - True Faith
Nicki - Servus, Mach´s Guat
Nicole - Ein bisschen Frieden
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
Nino de Angelo - Jenseits von Eden
Norbert und die Feiglinge - manta
OMD - If You Leave
OMD - Secret
OMD - So in love
Opus - Life Is Life
Paul Hardcastle - 19
Paul Hardcastle - Just For Money
Paul Young - Come Back and Stay
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Phil Collins - Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
Propaganda - Duel
Propaganda - P Machinery
Queen - A Kind of Magic
Queen - We Will Rock You
Queen - We Are the Champions
Queen - Radio Ga Ga
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
Rainhard Fendrich - Macho Macho
R.E.M. - The One I Love
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Springfield - Celebrate Youth
Rio Reiser - König Von Deutschland
Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer - Change His Ways
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Roland Kaiser - Santa Maria
Run DMC feat. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Sade - No Ordinary Love
Sandra - In the Heat of the Night
Sandra - Maria Magdalena
Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
Scorpions - Wind of Change
S'Express - Theme from S-Express
Shakatak - Mr Manic & Sister Cool
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Silly - Alles wird besser
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
Sisters Of Mercy - In The Temple Of Love
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Starship - We Built This City
Steve Winwood - Valerie
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Stock Aitken Waterman - Roadblock
Styx - Mr Roboto
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Swing Out Sisters - Breakout
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Talk Talk - Such a Shame
Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere
Tarracco - Sultana
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
Tears For Fears - Shout
Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
The Brand New Heavies - You Are The Universe
The Cure - Lullaby
The Human League - Human
The Knack - My Sharona
The Other Ones - Holiday
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
The Simpsons - Do The Bartman
The Three Degrees - The Heaven I Need
Torfrock - Beinhart
Tony Carey - Room With A View
Toto - Africa
Two Of Us - Blue Night Shadow
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 - Pride (in the Name of Love)
U2 - With or Without You
Ultravox - Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
Vanessa Paradis - Joe le taxi
Visage - Fade to Grey
Westernhagen - Sexy
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Whitney Houston - One Moment in Time
Whodini - Magic Wand
Yello - Oh Yeah
Yello - The Race
Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
ZZ Top - Rough Boy
ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

To be continued ...

Make shure to check out my Quintessential 70' and Quintessential 90' blog entries!


  • helmet-hairdo

    Great list! Oh, those 80s... loved them!

    9 mai 2009, 21h50m
  • Michahh

    Great list... Missing Mike Oldfield though

    18 déc. 2009, 20h43m
  • TheNapTaker

    Thx for the comments. I added more tracks to the list. :)

    10 jan. 2010, 15h35m
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