My Ultimate 80’s Playlist

I done did this on Napster.  It is so.  Dang.  Good.  I’m a one man party with these jams.  It’s not complete, of course, and there are some 80’s songs that should be on any 80’s playlist but … meh.  Okay.  183 and climbing now.  That averages out to about 9 solid hours of the best of the best.

Rock Me Amadeus, 99 Red Balloons and a number of others.  Never was a big Wham! fan but I do have some George Michaels on here.  They’ll probably find their way on there eventually.  Wait.  No Culture Club?  Or Blue Oyster Cult?

I’m upset that I can’t find Golden Earring’s “Twilight Zone” on Napster.  I used to love that video.  But I do have Martin Briley’s “Salt in my Tears”.

Anywhich, in no particular order other than what popped into my head at 2am last night:

1. Hungry Heart 
On: The Essential Bruce Springsteen By: Bruce Springsteen
2. OVERKILL 
On: Super Hits By: Men at Work
3. I Melt With You 
On: OMG! ’80s Hidden Gems By: Modern English
4. Mad World 
On: Shout: The Very Best Of Tears For Fears By: Tears for Fears
5. Everybody Wants To Rule The World 
On: Shout: The Very Best Of Tears For Fears By: Tears for Fears
6. Head Over Heels 
On: Shout: The Very Best Of Tears For Fears By: Tears for Fears
7. Sowing The Seeds Of Love [7″ single] 
On: Shout: The Very Best Of Tears For Fears By: Tears for Fears
8. Holding Back The Years 
On: Simply Red 25 The Greatest Hits By: Simply Red
9. Too Shy 
On: White Feathers By: Kajaagoogoo
10. Always Something There To Remind Me 
On: Best of By: Naked Eyes
11. Promises, Promises (Single Version) 
On: Best of By: Naked Eyes
12. Drive [LP Version] 
On: Greatest Hits By: The Cars
13. Let’s Go [LP Version] 
On: Greatest Hits By: The Cars
14. Shake It Up [LP Version] 
On: Greatest Hits By: The Cars
15. Magic [LP Version] 
On: Greatest Hits By: The Cars
16. Love Me Tomorrow [Single Remastered Version] 
On: The Very Best Of: Only The Beginning [US Release] By: Chicago
17. If She Would Have Been Faithful… 
On: The Very Best Of: Only The Beginning [US Release] By: Chicago
18. Stay The Night [LP Version] 
On: The Very Best Of: Only The Beginning [US Release] By: Chicago
19. Save A Prayer [(Single Version)] 
On: Greatest By: Duran Duran
20. Is There Something I Should Know 
On: Greatest By: Duran Duran
21. Centerfold (2006 Digital Remaster) 
On: Best Of The J. Geils Band By: J. Geils Band
22. Freeze-Frame (2006 Digital Remaster) 
On: Best Of The J. Geils Band By: J. Geils Band
23. In A Big Country 
On: The Crossing [Re-release w/ Bonus Tracks] By: Big Country
24. Everybody Have Fun Tonight 
On: 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Wang Chung By: Wang Chung
25. Dance Hall Days 
On: Points On The Curve By: Wang Chung
26. Down Under 
On: The Best Of Men At Work: Contraband By: Men at Work
27. Overkill 
On: The Best Of Men At Work: Contraband By: Men at Work
28. Who Can It Be Now? 
On: The Best Of Men At Work: Contraband By: Men at Work
29. Our House 
On: Radio Waves Of The 80’s – Pop Hits By: Madness
30. It Must Be Love 
On: Total Madness… The Very Best Of Madness By: Madness
31. One Step Beyond [Album Version] 
On: One Step Beyond… By: Madness
32. Missing You 
On: The Complete John Waite, Volume One: Falling Backwards By: John Waite
33. Wouldn’t It Be Good 
On: Gold – ’80s British By: Nik Kershaw
34. Voices Carry 
On: ’80s Pop Hits By: ‘Til Tuesday
35. Take On Me 
On: The Singles: 1984 – 2004 By: a-ha
36. I Ran (So Far Away) 
On: Gold – ’80s British By: A Flock of Seagulls
37. One Thing Leads To Another 
On: 20th Century Masters: The Best Of The Fixx By: The Fixx
38. Saved By Zero [Edit] 
On: 20th Century Masters: The Best Of The Fixx By: The Fixx
39. Secret Separation [Single/Album Version] 
On: 20th Century Masters: The Best Of The Fixx By: The Fixx
40. Tempted 
On: The Best Of Squeeze 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection By: Squeeze
41. Black Coffee In Bed 
On: The Best Of Squeeze 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection By: Squeeze
42. Whip It 
On: Whip It / Turn Around [Digital 45] By: Devo
43. Things Can Only Get Better 
On: Rhino Hi-Five: Howard Jones By: Howard Jones
44. No One Is To Blame 
On: Rhino Hi-Five: Howard Jones By: Howard Jones
45. She Blinded Me With Science 
On: Gold – ’80s British By: Thomas Dolby
46. Don’t Pay The Ferryman 
On: The Best Of Chris de Burgh 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection By: Chris de Burgh
47. High On Emotion 
On: The Best Of Chris de Burgh 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection By: Chris de Burgh
48. Blue Light 
On: About Face By: David Gilmour
49. Pink Houses 
On: The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 By: John Mellencamp
50. Back On The Chain Gang [2009 Remastered] 
On: The Best Of The Pretenders By: The Pretenders
51. Brass In Pocket [2009 Remastered] 
On: The Best Of The Pretenders By: The Pretenders
52. Don’t Get Me Wrong [2009 Remastered] 
On: The Best Of The Pretenders By: The Pretenders
53. Don’t You (Forget About Me) 
On: The Breakfast Club [Soundtrack] By: Simple Minds
54. New Sensation [LP Version] 
On: The Greatest Hits [Digital Version] By: INXS
55. Steppin’ Out 
On: 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Joe Jackson By: Joe Jackson
56. Is She Really Going Out With Him? 
On: 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Joe Jackson By: Joe Jackson
57. Alison 
On: The Best Of The First 10 Years By: Elvis Costello
58. Veronica 
On: Spike By: Elvis Costello
59. Everyday I Write The Book [Album Version] 
On: The Wedding Singer [Soundtrack] By: Elvis Costello
60. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding 
On: Random Noise By: Elvis Costello
61. Someday, Someway [Remastered LP Version] 
On: This Is Easy: The Best Of Marshall Crenshaw [US Release] By: Marshall Crenshaw
62. The Salt In My Tears 
On: Salt In My Tears: The Complete Mercury Masters By: Martin Briley
63. Like A Rock – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Tribute 
On: Like A Rock – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Tribute By: Classic Rock Monsters
64. Africa 
On: The Essential Toto By: Toto
65. I Won’t Hold You Back 
On: Toto IV By: Toto
66. Georgy Porgy 
On: Toto By: Toto
67. Heat Of The Moment 
On: Heat Of The Moment: The Very Best Of Asia By: Asia
68. Only Time Will Tell 
On: Asia By: Asia
69. Don’t Cry 
On: Heat Of The Moment: The Very Best Of Asia By: Asia
70. Poison Arrow [Single Version] 
On: The Lexicon Of Love [Remastered] By: ABC
71. Jeopardy 
On: True Kihnfessions By: Greg Kihn
72. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 
On: Journey’s Greatest Hits By: Journey
73. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ 
On: Journey’s Greatest Hits By: Journey
74. Girl Can’t Help It 
On: Journey’s Greatest Hits By: Journey
75. Safety Dance 
On: Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past [Soundtrack] By: Men Without Hats
76. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long Long Time) 
On: The Greatest Hits 1970-2002 By: Elton John
77. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues 
On: The Greatest Hits 1970-2002 By: Elton John
78. I’m Still Standing 
On: The Greatest Hits 1970-2002 By: Elton John
79. New York State Of Mind 
On: The Hits By: Billy Joel
80. Tell Her About It 
On: The Hits By: Billy Joel
81. The Longest Time 
On: The Hits By: Billy Joel
82. Modern Love [1999 Digital Remaster] 
On: Best Of Bowie By: David Bowie
83. Under Pressure 
On: A Reality Tour By: David Bowie
84. Let’s Dance [(1999 Digital Remaster)] 
On: Let’s Dance By: David Bowie
85. Land Of Confusion 
On: Platinum Collection By: Genesis
86. Every Time You Go Away 
On: From Time To Time – The Singles Collection By: Paul Young
87. Hold Me Now 
On: Love, Lies And Other Strange Things: Greatest Hits By: Thompson Twins
88. Lay Your Hands On Me 
On: Platinum & Gold Collection By: Thompson Twins
89. Doctor! Doctor! 
On: Love, Lies And Other Strange Things: Greatest Hits By: Thompson Twins
90. Love My Way 
On: Greatest Hits By: The Psychedelic Furs
91. Tainted Love 
On: The Very Best Of Soft Cell [International Version (Excluding UK & Eire)] By: Soft Cell
92. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [Remastered Version] 
On: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) By: Eurythmics
93. Here Comes The Rain Again [Remastered Version] 
On: Touch By: Eurythmics
94. Would I Lie To You? [Remastered Version] 
On: Be Yourself Tonight By: Eurythmics
95. Missionary Man 
On: Revenge By: Eurythmics
96. Strip 
On: Antics In The Forbidden Zone By: Adam Ant
97. Burning Down The House [Remastered LP Version] 
On: The Best Of Talking Heads [US Release] By: Talking Heads
98. Once In A Lifetime [Remastered LP Version] 
On: The Best Of Talking Heads [US Release] By: Talking Heads
99. Wild Wild Life [Remastered LP Version] 
On: The Best Of Talking Heads [US Release] By: Talking Heads
100. Road To Nowhere [Remastered LP Version] 
On: The Best Of Talking Heads [US Release] By: Talking Heads
101. Broken Wings 
On: Radio Hits Of the ’80s By: Mr. Mister
102. Sunglasses At Night 
On: The Singles By: Corey Hart
103. Don’t You (Forget About Me) 
On: The Breakfast Club [Soundtrack] By: Simple Minds
104. Time After Time 
On: She’s So Unusual By: Cyndi Lauper
105. True Colors 
On: True Colors By: Cyndi Lauper
106. Against All Odds [LP Version] 
On: Love Songs By: Phil Collins
107. Sussudio [LP Version] 
On: No Jacket Required By: Phil Collins
108. Take Me Home [LP Version] 
On: No Jacket Required By: Phil Collins
109. Kissing A Fool 
On: Ladies & Gentlemen…The Best of George Michael By: George Michael
110. Cowboys And Angels 
On: Listen Without Prejudice By: George Michael
111. Higher Love [Full Album Version] 
On: Back In The High Life By: Steve Winwood
112. Roll With It 
On: Roll With It By: Steve Winwood
113. The Way It Is 
On: Here Come the Noise Makers By: Bruce Hornsby
114. Doctor My Eyes [LP Version Remastered] 
On: The Next Voice You Hear – The Best Of Jackson Browne By: Jackson Browne
115. This Is It 
On: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – The Greatest Hits Of Kenny Loggins By: Kenny Loggins
116. Whenever I Call You “Friend” 
On: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – The Greatest Hits Of Kenny Loggins By: Kenny Loggins
117. Dreams [LP Version] 
On: Rumours By: Fleetwood Mac
118. Don’t Stop [LP Version] 
On: Rumours By: Fleetwood Mac
119. Too Much Time On My Hands 
On: Greatest Hits By: Styx
120. Farm On The Freeway (2005 Digital Remaster) 
On: Crest Of A Knave By: Jethro Tull
121. Jump Start (2005 Digital Remaster) 
On: Crest Of A Knave By: Jethro Tull
122. Something About You 
On: World Machine [U.S.Version] By: Level 42
123. Owner Of A Lonely Heart 
On: 90125 [Expanded] By: Yes
124. Leave It 
On: 90125 [Expanded] By: Yes
125. Is It Love 
On: Welcome To The Real World By: Mr. Mister
126. Major Tom (Voellig Losgeloest) 
On: Major Tom (Voellig Losgeloest) By: Peter Schilling
127. Love Is A Battlefield 
On: Best Shots By: Pat Benatar
128. Hit Me With Your Best Shot 
On: Best Shots By: Pat Benatar
129. Rough Boy [Remastered LP Version] 
On: Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top By: ZZ Top
130. Sharp Dressed Man [Remastered LP Version] 
On: Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box By: ZZ Top
131. Legs 
On: Eliminator By: ZZ Top
132. Gimme All Your Lovin’ [Remastered LP Version] 
On: Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top By: ZZ Top
133. Hot For Teacher [Remastered Album Version] 
On: The Best Of Both Worlds [US Release] By: Van Halen
134. Round And Round [Remastered Version] 
On: Metal Hits By: Ratt
135. (Keep Feeling) Fascination (2003 Digital Remaster) 
On: The Very Best Of The Human League By: The Human League
136. Don’t You Want Me (2002 – Remaster) 
On: The Very Best Of The Human League By: The Human League
137. Stand Back 
On: Timespace – The Best Of Stevie Nicks By: Stevie Nicks
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s