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Favorite 1980s Songs

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Ooh, so many songs I could list here, too. I'll start off by listing stuff I remember hearing back when I was a little kid. 

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"-Tears for Fears. I think that was the very first song I have any real memory of hearing-I have some vague memory of hearing it when my dad was taking me to preschool. 

I also remember my family having MTV on constantly when I was little, and seeing these videos quite a bit. I love these songs, too:

Peter Gabriel-"Sledgehammer":

(I also love his song "In Your Eyes"-not just one of my favorite songs of the '80s, but in general)

The Bangles-"Walk Like an Egyptian":

 

Genesis-"Land of Confusion":

(According to my parents, I used to go find my dad after seeing this video and bop him on the head, the way Nancy does to Ronald here :p.)

Other '80s favorites: Dexy's Midnight Runners' "Come On Eileen", Soft Cell's "Tainted Love", Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al", Talking Heads' "And She Was" (or their music in general, really), and I really liked Run-DMC and Aerosmith's version of "Walk This Way", too.

And anything by U2 and Crowded House can count here as well-two of my favorite bands who had some big success during this decade :D. 

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Anything by Sade, Prince and Michael and Janet Jackson

Madonna - Into the Groove

Grace Jones - Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm

Loose Ends - Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)

Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody and You Give Good Love

Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)

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Anything by The Bangles 

"Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper 

"Beat It" - Michael Jackson 

"Burning Down The House" - Talking Heads 

"Amanda" - Boston

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