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15 Feb 14 18:35
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Poll winners so far:
50s - It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly
60s - God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
70s - Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols

So we now move on to the 80s. You know the rules by now. Please list your top 10 singles in order from 1st to 10th. Original release dates only so those old songs that were re-released after being used in TV ads don't count.

Voting will close on Thursday.
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Report Moose February 17, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
I like U2 Happy
Report Coachbuster February 17, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
i have no problems with their music Slippy - prefer their earliest stuff or their stuff post 2000 , not really into the Joshua tree etc - didn't they become a bit 'stadium rock' at that point ?  Happy
Report Moose February 17, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
But I don't like hitting 'enter' to earlyLaugh

I think they are an easy target, Bono especially. I understand the hate sometimes, but surely even the people who don't like Bono must appreciate the music to a degree?

They are playing on top of the Rockerfeller Centre tonight for the new season of The Tonight Show by the way
Report northernlad5 February 17, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
Steamship, both me and you know, you really want to go back and have a rethink,...yes we do, don't we?
Report Coachbuster February 17, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
would be interesting to see which bands won't make an appearance in any top 10

haven't seen Level 42 yet Shocked
Report Steamship February 17, 2014 10:10 PM GMT
Yes youre right northernlad. I forgot Rick Astley, Bananarama, Mel and Kim, Kylie and Jason,Brother Beyond and Jonny Hates Jazz.

Seriously though I could write another top ten that has The Jam, Police, Stranglers. I just wanted to throw some different ones in.
Report dewey February 17, 2014 10:12 PM GMT
Don't partically rememember anything outstanding in the '80's 'popwise' other than the the birth of my 3rd &  4th children 1980 and 1982 respectively. All of my children having the 'SAME' Father.. - ..... of which in this day and age I am quite proud and happy with. (Different world).
Report dewey February 17, 2014 10:15 PM GMT
Mock all you want........
Report geos1 February 17, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
sounds good slippy,i've never seen them myself.i miss their energy and their clever and amusing lyrics.
I expect there'll be a place for them in my 90's top ten too.
Report Belmez February 17, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
My favourite era -

1. Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
2. The Unforgettable Fire - U2
3. All of My Heart - ABC
4. Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
5. The Circus - Erasure
6. Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
7. Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
8. Maneater - Hall & Oates
9. Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
10.Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears
Report Petrus Romanus February 17, 2014 11:34 PM GMT
15 Feb 14 22:32
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80's? trying to think about it.....seemed a very, very boring era tbh.

Quite possibly the single most retarded comment ever posted on chit chat.
Report Gnarley February 18, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
1    -    No Rest    -    New Model Army
2    -    Spiritwalker    -    The Cult
3    -    Liberator    -    Spear Of Destiny
4    -    That's Entertainment    -    The Jam
5    -    Absolute Reality    -    The Alarm
6    -    Ways To Be Wicked    -    Lone Justice
7    -    So Good To Be Back Home Again    -    The Tourists
8    -    The Stand    -    The Alarm
9    -    In Between Days    -    The Cure
10    -    Fields Of Fire        Big Country
Report jed.davison February 18, 2014 10:14 AM GMT
Nice list belmez, all the better for the inclusion of an Erasure track.
Report Desmond Orchard February 18, 2014 3:05 PM GMT
1. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
2. If you let me stay - Terence Trent D'Arby
3. Rappers Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
4. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
5. Through the Barricades - Spandau ballet
6. Fade to Grey - Visage
7. Blue Monday - New Order
8. Digging Your scene - The Blow monkeys
9. Never tear us apart - INXS
10. The bitterest pill - The Jam
Report attitude adjuster February 18, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
Observations so far

The unexpectedly popular - Living On The Ceiling and Through the Barricades fighting it out to be the 80s "Up the Junction"

Fade to Grey as well....a track i always respected,given its' ability to clear a rugby club disco back in the day Happy

The rugger b uggers could just about stomach Bowie's "Fashion" but FTG always saw a mass exodus Excited
Report rogerthebutler February 18, 2014 3:43 PM GMT
Observations so far:

I'm on the 'wrong' Big Country, Smiths and Stone Roses tracks!
Report jed.davison February 18, 2014 3:51 PM GMT
Is there a "right" Big Country track? Confused
Report 1st time poster February 18, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
strange that someones album who those of us of a certain age[53 to 55ish ]did alot of courting ,legovering to doesnt get a mention in anyones list as a single,

any ideas ****cently made a comeback,one of the best albums of the 80,s still listen to it now
Report attitude adjuster February 18, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
sade ?
Report 1st time poster February 18, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
Report attitude adjuster February 18, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
should get anubis to do a legover top 10 at some stage Happy
Report 1st time poster February 18, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
i,m 9 short, Sad
Report morpteh mackem February 18, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
prefab sprout ?
Report 1st time poster February 18, 2014 7:59 PM GMT
but had a few fumbles to the bay city rollers if that counts, Laugh
Report doridoru February 18, 2014 8:03 PM GMT
Can I vote for the most underrated band of the 80s who transformed with each album from 82-91...

Its My Life - Talk Talk
Report attitude adjuster February 18, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
legover specialists

everything but the girl
the blue nile
cocteau twins
Report attitude adjuster February 18, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
according to my mate

just in case mrs aa is about ShockedBlush
Report Scotsirish February 18, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
This was really hard but here goes,

1. Love will tear us apart......Joy Division
2.Tinsel town in the rain........The Blue Nile
3.When love breaks down.....Prefab Sprout
4.Golden brown....................The Stranglers
5.In a big country....................Big Country
6. Burning down the house...Talking Heads
7.Oblivious............................Aztec Camera
8.Love like blood...................Killing Joke Monday.......................New Order
10. Goodbye Mr. Mckenzie....Goodbye Mr. Mckenzie
Report kenny mann February 18, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
Surprised "The Model" not on anyone's list including mine as I forgot it.
Report The Soothsayer February 18, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
Off the top of my head I'd say:

Just died in your arms tonight - Cutting Crew.
Eye of the tiger - Survivor.
Purple Rain - Prince.
Paradise City - Guns 'n' Roses.
Dignity - Deacon Blue.
Kids in America - Kim Wilde
Walk this Way - Run DMC.
Straight Outta Compton - NWA.
Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits.
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats.
Report The Soothsayer February 18, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
Take out the last one and put in St. Elmo Fire - John Parr.
Report Thin and Crispy February 19, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
My favourites change so often, anyway today's are

Human League ... Love Action

Talk Talk....     Its my life
Report anubis7 February 19, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
You mentioned two other songs on Sunday,Thin and Crispy. If you want any of them to be given points,can you put them into some sort of order. Thanks. Happy
Report anubis7 February 19, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
Report Coachbuster February 19, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
thin and crispy -  my top 10 would change very month too ,and has done since the 1980s  Grin
Report ribero1 February 19, 2014 8:43 PM GMT
1.Boys of summer-don Henley
2.Don't stop believing-journey
3.Walk of life-Dire Straits
4.Don't you forget about me-Simple Minds
6.Start me up-Stones
7.Enola Gay-OMD
8.Labelled with love-Squeeze
9.We didn't start the fire-Billy joel
Report MC Roller February 19, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
We Take Mystery To Bed - Gary Numan
Quiet Life - Japan
Love Action - Human League
Down to Earth - Curiosity Killed the Cat
Don't Go - Yazoo
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
19 - Paul Hardcastle
The Race - Yello
Criticize - Alexander O'Neal
Follow the Leader - Eric B & Rakim
Report Velasquez February 19, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
DR. Robert Digging Your Scene or A-ha Take On Me.
Report Coachbuster February 19, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
I'm glad someone voted for Suedehead Morrissey i see ,a supremely beautiful song  Love
Report man of many moods February 19, 2014 10:49 PM GMT
1 Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
2 Through The Barricades - Spandau Ballet
3 Life In A Northern Town - The Dream Academy
4 Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield/Maggie Reilly
5 Romeo And Juliet - Dire Straits
6 I Walk The Earth - Voice Of The Beehive
7 Celebration - Kool & The Gang
8 Valerie - Steve Winwood
9 And She Was - Talking Heads
10 A Trick Of The Night - Bananarama

Sorry I missed the 70s. I was in hostipal.
Report pumphol. February 19, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
All the best MOMM
Report Coachbuster February 20, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
hope youre well now momm

some interesting 10s listed , look forward  to seeing the results  of this
Report Poppydog. February 20, 2014 12:39 AM GMT
Didn't really have time for this like the previous ones:

1980s Top Ten

1/ Prince And The Revolution - 'Kiss' (1986)
2/ The Church - 'Under The Milky Way' (1988)
3/ The Clash - 'Straight To Hell' (1982)
4/ Kate Bush - 'Running Up That Hill' (1985)
5/ Squeeze - 'Tempted' (1981)
6/ Simon - 'Graceland' (1986)
7/ Dexys Midnight Runners - 'Geno' (1980)
8/ Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean' (1983)
9/ The Smiths - 'What Difference Does It Make?' (1984)
10/Kate Bush - 'Army Dreamers' (1980)
Bubbling Under:

Shakin' Stevens - 'Merry Christmas Everyone' (1985)
M/A/R/R/S - 'Pump Up The Volume' (1987)
Bruce Springsteen - 'Atlantic City' (1982) 
Guns N'Roses - 'Sweet Child O'Mine' (1988)
The Jam - 'That's Entertainment' (1981)
Joy Division - 'Atmosphere' (1980)
Kate Bush - 'This Woman's Work' (1989)
Paul Simon - 'Late In The Evening' (1980)
Prince - 'Raspberry Beret' (1985)
Prince - 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' (1987)
R.E.M. - 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)' (1987)
Roxy Music - 'Oh Yeah!' (1980)
The Stone Roses - 'Fools Gold' (1989)
U2 - 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' (1988)

Thank you
Report terry mccann February 20, 2014 8:23 AM GMT
good call on japan,nice thing about this is seeing some great toons almost forgotten by myself,got to say ,i think im the only one to vote for "every breathe you take" which is surprising
Report lfc1971 February 20, 2014 11:14 AM GMT
Some good music in the eighties of course, but something was already missing.
Its difficult to think of songs that compare to those that defined the 50s 60s
and 70s...and even before these decades. Its the first clear sign of the death
of 50 60 years of popular music going back to the early part of the American
20th Century
Report pixie February 20, 2014 1:39 PM GMT
1) The Killing Moon - Echo and The Bunnymen
2) She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
3) How Soon is Now? - The Smiths
4) Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys
5) Don't you forget about me - Simple Minds
6) Monkey gone to heaven - Pixies
7) Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
8) Ghost Town - The Specials
9) Ace of Spades - Moterhead
10) Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads

Loads could have made the cut but just missed out. It would have been a lot easier doing a top 30.
Report Journeyman February 20, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
Some last minute '80s legover music' for the working man.

Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
Flash and the Pan - Waiting for a Train
Matthew Wilder - Break my Stride Devil

If you were shaggging to Sade or the Cocteau Twins you were either a 'student' (Rik Mayall voice)
or a yuppie, in which case you're spiritually joined at the hip to Patrick Bateman.
Report geos1 February 20, 2014 5:01 PM GMT
if I've learned anything from this poll, its that there are a lot more ladies or gay men on here than
I previously thought.DevilLaugh
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 5:03 PM GMT
Anyone who hasn't voted yet has two hours left.
Report SlippyBlue February 20, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
Laugh @ geos. I have to say, and no offence to momm who is the salt of the earth of this forum. I never thought I'd see any Spandau Ballet song make a top ten list let alone "Through The Barricades Shocked
Report attitude adjuster February 20, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
we're just in touch with our feminine side BlushScared
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 7:01 PM GMT

Results will follow soon.
Report squares February 20, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
i'm still compiling my list Crazy
Report Tommy Toes February 20, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
I still don't know where to start!
Report Tommy Toes February 20, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
- although Ant Music would have definitely made my list at the very start of the eighties.
For me, it really heralded a change in the direction of music and was a terrific 'pop song'.
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
50 people voted for 356 singles. The acts with more than 3 singles chosen were:

Depeche Mode  6
U2,Kate Bush,Prince,The Smiths  5
The Cure,The Chameleons,Dire Straits,David Bowie,The Jam,Soft Cell,The Clash  4

The top 40.....
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
40. Vienna - Ultravox  13
39. No Rest - New Model Army  13
38. Souvenir - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark  13
37. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl  13
36. Rip It Up - Orange Juice  13
35. In Between Days - The Cure  14
34. The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics  15
33. Manic Monday - The Bangles  15
32. Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat  15
31. Tempted - Squeeze  16
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
30. The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen  17
29. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses  17
28. Every Breath You Take - The Police  17
27. Enola Gay - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark  17
26. Torch - Soft Cell  18
25. There She Goes - The La's  18
24. I've Been Losing You - A-Ha  18
23. Bankrobber - The Clash  18
22. Atomic - Blondie  18
21. Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood  18
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 8:28 PM GMT
20. Fade To Grey - Visage  18
19. Going Underground - The Jam  19
18. 99 Red Balloons - Nena  20
17. How Soon Is Now - The Smiths  21
16. Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie  21
15. Love Like Blood - Killing Joke  21
14. (Something Inside)So Strong - Labi Siffre  22
13. Say Hello Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell  22
12. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult  22
11. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner  22
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
10. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew  24
9. Ghost Town - The Specials  25
8. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners  26
7. Ace Of Spades - Motorhead  29
6. Through The Barricades - Spandau Ballet  30
5. Blue Monday - New Order  32
4. This Charming Man - The Smiths  34
3. Party Fears Two - The Associates  34
2. The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley  42
1. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division  74
Report attitude adjuster February 20, 2014 8:45 PM GMT
could have sworn Living on the Ceiling got a few votes Confused

anyway i had nifty ew on the winner with Coach Cool

fantastic fun...many thanks anubis.
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
Yes,3 people voted for it but it still only managed 8 points.
Report sixtwosix February 20, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
Another bobby dazzler tops the decade ......still have the 7 inch & 12 inch versions....there have been numerous quality covers as well.

I like this one

They also did a wonderful version of Love Vigilantes many years ago.
Report Nilsson Schmilsson February 20, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
ffs forgot boys of summer

co-written by the great Mike Campbell Cool
Report Journeyman February 20, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
Gary Kemp cracking open the bubbly at the news he nearly cracked the Top 5 ffs Laugh

Pleased to see The Associates in the top 3, but where oh where was the king of pop..
Good effort (as always) anubis
Report attitude adjuster February 20, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
can i mention another great version of our winner by Saint Saviour

apologies... hopeless at links Sad
Report sixtwosix February 20, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
where was the king of pop.

Rick Astley ????
Report collywobble February 20, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
Didn't vote in this as I didn't get on with most 80's stuff

Looking through the top 40 though there are some crackers in there.

Well done the voters.
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
Coachbuster busy paying out the punters who backed the winner at 25/1. Laugh
Report Poppydog. February 20, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
I'm sure I kept seeing 'Cloudbusting' in lots of lists

Can't see any Kate Bush anywhere at first glance
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
Cloudbusting was one of the two songs Thin and Crispy listed on Sunday so I gave it 12pts but then he listed two more songs yesterday so I asked him to put the 4 songs in order but he didn't reply (logged off maybe). Cloudbusting's points total was therefore reduced from 20 to 8.
Report SlippyBlue February 20, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
Going Underground - The Jam - 150/1 - 0.25 points each way
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division - 25/1 - 3 points each way
How Soon Is Now - The Smiths - 50/1 - 2 points each way
Blue Monday - New Order - 10/1 - 3 points each way

16.5 points total. I'll be astonished if that doesn't show a profit.

I make that a return of 99.75 points and a profit of 83.25.

I would have made Don Henley's Boys Of Summer a 1000/1 shot at the outset, my ghast is flabbered that made #2 Shocked
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
Something for everyone in that top 40. 50 voters was a good turnout when there aren't that many of us left on the forum these days. The 90s singles poll will start a week on Saturday.
Report MC Roller February 20, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
good work anubis.

I forgot about boys of summer. I remember the tune well but had no idea who the artist was. I think Grandstand used it as backing music when describing their afternoon line up.
Report anubis7 February 20, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
Indeed they did. Well remembered. They also used Domino by Genesis.
Report SlippyBlue February 20, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
Great work Anubis, thanks for running the show. Very good to see Depeche Mode got a good showing but no U2 songs in the 80's top 40 is quite frankly astonishing to me especially With Or Without You Confused
Report doantwin2easy February 20, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
Tiffany just whatsapp'd.

Says she's seething she didn't make it.
Report terry mccann February 20, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
25/1 winner !!!always know the best in musicHappy
Report jed.davison February 20, 2014 11:39 PM GMT
Great work anubis, again. I will set to work sorting the best ten Oasis tracks into the right order now.
Report pixie February 21, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
Chit chat full of latent homosexuals with Boys of Summer getting to number two or perhaps there are more females on this site than we think...
Report pumphol. February 21, 2014 11:20 AM GMT
Report 1st time poster February 21, 2014 6:50 PM GMT
i got 4 of the top 10, thats about 90% better than my horses strike rate, Laugh
Report 1st time poster February 21, 2014 6:55 PM GMT

we,re coming out, lets get this party started
Report i_agree_with_nick February 21, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
Surprised 'Echo Beach' (Martha and the Muffins) didn't get any votes
Report terry mccann February 21, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
that was at no.12 just behind the vapours for me--great song!!
Report terry mccann February 21, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
what a shame annie isnt around to vote,would have liked to know her choice in musicSad
Report anubis7 February 21, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
I'm surprised no one voted for anything by Peter Gabriel or Bruce Springsteen.
Report i_agree_with_nick February 21, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
Didn't Bruce get any votes at all?
Report anubis7 February 21, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
Report Nilsson Schmilsson February 21, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
one more person could have picked a tom petty song Sad
Report geos1 February 21, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
I've only just realised I forgot about The Wurzels for the 70's pollCry
Report Coachbuster February 22, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
great work anubis ,very well done mate Cool  loved the 80s  -  and the 90s will be a cracker i'm sure

i've never really got this Joy Division thing Confused - was it like a college anthem of the day maybe ?

anyway ,i would be a bankrupt bookie  going by the generous odds on offer Silly

Party Fears Two at #3 made my day
Report 1st time poster February 22, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
alot of people got joy division in reverse,read about the curtis stuff ,heard the new order stuff,manchester was where it was at , so people returned to the joy division stuff
Report Coachbuster February 22, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
ahh ,OK -  yeah ,never really understood the Manchester stuff that much either Cry

Charlatans and Carpets seemed OK , then later on came 'Awussis' of course

Preferred Seattle grunge  in all honesty Cool
Report 1st time poster February 22, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
good book by peter hook, new order about madchester music scene the hacienda etc
Report dewey February 22, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
Barbara Streisand - Women in love
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where I belong
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - Islands in the Stream
The Police - Every Breath I Take
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
    "             - Born in the U.S.A.
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
     "   - I'll Be There For You
Crowded House - Don 't Dream it's Over
U2 - With or Without You
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
UB40 Red Red Wine
Whitney Housten - One Moment In Time
Mike and the Mechanics - The Living Years
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings

Just the stand-out ones for me - Apologies for any spelling mistakes.
Report Coachbuster February 22, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
1st time , forgot about the Smiths and Morrissey Shocked

forgot they were from that neck of the woods

New Order were OK ,Bernie then became part of Electronic with Marr -they seemed short lived
Report attitude adjuster February 25, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
nice to see Martha in Silk dancing to our no.1 last night

well wort a watch..about 5 minutes in Grin
Report terry mccann February 25, 2014 8:45 PM GMT
yes very apt i thought,strange choice though
Report anubis7 December 28, 2018 6:30 PM GMT
Here it is,I've found it.
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