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1980
5
11.63%
1981
2
4.65%
1982
4
9.30%
1983
6
13.95%
1984
13
30.23%
1985
2
4.65%
1986
4
9.30%
1987
3
6.98%
1988
3
6.98%
1989
1
2.33%
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What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

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What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Please vote in the poll before you read my spoilerized comment.

Spoiler:

I voted for 1982.

This video counts down the top 100 hits of the 1980s. The list was created by Billboard magazine:



The video's description lists all the songs, including the year for each song. Based on that information, I have created this other list, which shows how many of the 100 songs are from each year. It's very lopsided toward the first half of the decade. 90 of the 100 songs are from the first half of the decade. Of the 40 highest ranking songs, all 40 are from the first half of the decade. I am curious to see if the results of my poll will be also be heavily tilted toward the first half of the decade:

1980: 18

1981: 22

1982: 20

1983: 16

1984: 14

1985: 4

1986: 3

1987: 1

1988: 2

1989: 0

Here are the 100 songs from the video's description:

100) Crusin’ – Smokey Robinson 1980
99) I Feel For You – Chaka Khan 1984
98) Morning Train (Nine To Five) – Sheena Easton 1981
97) On My Own – Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald 1986
96) Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham! 1984
95) Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire 1981
94) Ride Like The Wind – Christopher Cross 1980
93) Look Away – Chicago 1988
92) Say It Isn’t So – Daryl Hall & John Oates 1983
91) Slow Hand – Pointer Sisters 1981
90) Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye 1983
89) Start Me Up – Rolling Stones 1981
88) Little Jeannie – Elton John 1980
87) Need You Tonight – INXS 1988
86) Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates 1981
85) I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner 1985
84) Being With You – Smokey Robinson 1981
83) Out Of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates 1984
82) Faith – George Michael 1987
81) Shake It Up – Cars 1982
80) Funkytown – Lipps Inc 1980
79) Don’t Talk To Strangers – Rick Springfield 1982
78) Separate Lives – Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin 1985
77) Woman – John Lennon 1981
76) Mickey – Toni Basil 1982
75) Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 1982
74) Say You, Say Me – Lionel Richie 1985
73) Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics 1983
72) Eye In The Sky – Alan Parsons Project 1982
71) Careless Whisper – Wham! 1985
70) The Tide Is High – Blondie 1981
69) I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder 1984
68) Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr 1984
67) I Love A Rainy Night – Eddie Rabbitt 1981
66) Theme From “Greatest American Hero” (Believe It Or Not) – Joy Scarbury 1981
65) Footloose – Kenny Loggins 1984
64) You And I – Eddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle 1983
63) Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) – Christopher Cross 1981
62) Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles 1986
61) Against All Odds – Phil Collins 1984
60) 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton 1981
59) Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond 1980
58) Maniac – Michael Sembello 1983
57) Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon 1981
56) Owner Of A Lonely Heart – Yes 1984
55) Hello – Lionel Richie 1984
54) Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates 1981
53) Like A Virgin – Madonna 1984
52) Queen Of Hearts – Juice Newton 1981
51) It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – Billy Joel 1980
50) Karma Chameleon – Culture Club 1984
49) Please Don’t Go – KC & The Sunshine Band 1980
48) Harden My Heart – Quarterflash 1982
47) Baby, Come To Me – Patti Austin with James Ingram 1983
46) Rosanna – Toto 1982
45) I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall & John Oates 1982
44) Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) – Paul McCartney 1980
43) Magic – Olivia Newton-John – 1980
42) Jump – Van Halen 1984
41) That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne And Friends 1986
40) Who Can It Be Now? – Men At Work 1982
39) Shame On The Moon – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 1983
38) Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago 1982
37) (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon 1980
36) What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner 1984
35) Island In The Stream – Kenny Roger and Dolly Parton 1983
34) Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen 1980
33) Jack & Diane – John Cougar 1982
32) Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates 1982
31) I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 1982
30) Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner 1981
29) Gloria – Laura Branigan 1982
28) Down Under – Men At Work 1983
27) Woman In Love – Barbra Streisand 1980
26) Beat It – Michael Jackson 1983
25) Rock With You – Michael Jackson 1980
24) Ebony And Ivory – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder 1982
23) Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler 1983
22) Celebration – Kool & The Gang 1981
21) Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd 1980
20) When Doves Cry – Prince 1984
19) Upside Down – Diana Ross 1980
18) Don’t You Want Me – Human League 1982
17) All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie 1983
16) Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band 1982
15) Lady – Kenny Rogers 1981
14) Billie Jean – Michael Jackson 1983
13) Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield 1981
12) Hurts So Good – John Cougar 1982
11) Do That To Me One More Time – Captain & Tennille 1980
10) Centerfold – J. Geils Band 1982
9) Call Me – Blondie 1980
8) Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson 1983
7) Flashdance…What A Feeling – Irene Cara 1983
6) Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor 1982
5) Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 1981
4) Every Breath You Take – The Police 1983
3) Another One Bites The Dust – Queen 1980
2) Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes 1981
1) Physical – Olivia Newton-John 1981
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

'88 for me, perhaps because I was 15 at the time and impressionable. When I think of "the 80s", a lot of the albums that came out that year have stuck with me:

Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Camper Van Beethoven: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions...
Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking
Pixies: Surfer Rosa
Dinosaur Jr.: Bug
Slayer: South of Heaven
Morrissey: Viva Hate
The Feelies: Only Life
The Pogues: If I Should Fall From Grace with God
Social Distortion: Prison Bound
Fishbone: Truth and Soul
Throwing Muses: House Tornado
Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden
Front 242: Front by Front
They Might Be Giants: Lincoln
Erasure: The Innocents
Ministry: Land of Rape and Honey
Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Church: Starfish
Pet Shop Boys: Introspective

Also, The Best of OMD which may be my favorite singles collection ever.

Looking at that list, that's a pretty good year by any measure regardless of my nostalgia.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

I chose '84, but I'm not certain. I would say it's probable I prefer the middle and latter years of the decade to the early ones (e.g., Punk is not for me), but I haven't actually taken the time to tabulate it.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

1986. "Reign In Blood" and "Master Of Puppets" both released.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

1983!

Thriller, Eliminator, Synchronicity, Pyromania, Piece of Mind, Holy Diver, Metal Health, Rebel Yell...

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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

What is that top 100 based on? Sales, number of weeks on chart?
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

1984 for me.

Prince - Purple Rain
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Los Lobos - How Will The Wolf Survive?
Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
R.E.M. - Reckoning
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Dio - The Last In Line
The Smiths - s/t
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

I could go with '83, but probably '84 for my taste.

Pretenders: Learning to Crawl
R.E.M.: Reckoning
Simple Minds: Sparkle in the Rain
The Smiths: The Smiths
The Alarm: Declaration
Big Country: Steeltown
U2: The Unforgettable Fire
The Waterboys: A Pagan Place
Ultravox: Lament
New Model Army: Vengeance
Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
Spinal Tap: This is Spinal Tap
Bob Marley and the Wailers: Legend
Prince: Purple Rain
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Hyaena
P.I.L.: This is What You Want....
Husker Du: Zen Arcade
The Fixx: Phantoms
Depeche Mode: Some Great Reward
The Replacements: Let it Be
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
Rush: Grace Under Pressure
Talk Talk: It's My Life
Midnight Oil: Red Sails in the Sunset.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
What is that top 100 based on? Sales, number of weeks on chart?

I think this list is based on highest chart position and how long it stayed there, as well as how long it stayed on the chart overall. The weekly charts are based on sales and radio play.

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Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
1983!

Thriller, Eliminator, Synchronicity, Pyromania, Piece of Mind, Holy Diver, Metal Health, Rebel Yell...

Of the 10 votes in the poll so far, all 10 are for even numbered years. I guess you didn't vote in the poll.

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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
'88 for me, perhaps because I was 15 at the time and impressionable. When I think of "the 80s", a lot of the albums that came out that year have stuck with me:

Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Camper Van Beethoven: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions...
Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking
Pixies: Surfer Rosa
Dinosaur Jr.: Bug
Slayer: South of Heaven
Morrissey: Viva Hate
The Feelies: Only Life
The Pogues: If I Should Fall From Grace with God
Social Distortion: Prison Bound
Fishbone: Truth and Soul
Throwing Muses: House Tornado
Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden
Front 242: Front by Front
They Might Be Giants: Lincoln
Erasure: The Innocents
Ministry: Land of Rape and Honey
Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Church: Starfish
Pet Shop Boys: Introspective

Also, The Best of OMD which may be my favorite singles collection ever.

Looking at that list, that's a pretty good year by any measure regardless of my nostalgia.

I agree with your point about being a certain age. I was 11 in 1982.

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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi View Post
I could go with '83, but probably '84 for my taste.

Pretenders: Learning to Crawl
R.E.M.: Reckoning
Simple Minds: Sparkle in the Rain
The Smiths: The Smiths
The Alarm: Declaration
Big Country: Steeltown
U2: The Unforgettable Fire
The Waterboys: A Pagan Place
Ultravox: Lament
New Model Army: Vengeance
Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
Spinal Tap: This is Spinal Tap
Bob Marley and the Wailers: Legend
Prince: Purple Rain
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Hyaena
P.I.L.: This is What You Want....
Husker Du: Zen Arcade
The Fixx: Phantoms
Depeche Mode: Some Great Reward
The Replacements: Let it Be
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
Rush: Grace Under Pressure
Talk Talk: It's My Life
Midnight Oil: Red Sails in the Sunset.

I like that you listed Learning to Crawl first, as it is one of my favorites.

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Thanks everyone for your comments and for voting.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Whatever year had Eye in the Sky.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Whatever year had Eye in the Sky.
Maker of rules, dealing with foooo-oooo-ooools?
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi View Post
Husker Du: Zen Arcade
I think they also released New Day Rising in '84. Insane year for them. Come to think of it, there's almost exactly two years between Metal Circus and Flip Your Wig... To me, that makes Husker Du easily one of the most productive and quickly progressing bands in history.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

1980 I guess, as a lot of my all time favorite bands had albums that year. Also I was a Junior and Senior in High School, and I think that is when my musical taste started to break off a bit from the other people I went to school with(thank God, they were all into Styx and REO fucking Speedwagon), so it's kind of a big year in my music appreciation.

X - Los Angeles (I actually like Wild Gift better but this one is pretty damn great)
The Fall - Grotesque After the Gramme (my first Fall album of very, very many, and still one of my favorites)
Devo - Freedom of Choice (not my favorite Devo album, that would probably be their second, but it's still pretty good)
Adam Ant - Kings of the Wild Frontier (might be my favorite)
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (Fucking Awesome)
AC/DC - Back in Black (Also Fucking Awesome)
B52s - Wild Planet
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us (!!)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (Yeah, this is fucking awesome too)
The Selector - Too Much Pressure (they used to play some of this on Midnight Special of all shows, which got me into this kind of music)
The Clash - Black Market Clash AND Sandanista (I love Black Market Clash especially)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
The Cars - Panorama (I love this album)
Blondie - Autoamerican
Rockpile - Seconds of Pleasure
The Police - Zenyatta Mendata
The Plasmatics - New Hope for the Future (honestly I just know one song, but I love that song, should probably check this out)
Prince - Dirty Mind (although I didn't hear this until much later)
Bow Wow Wow - Your Cassette Pet (and yeah, I did have this on a cassette)
Oingo Boingo - I think the EP came out about here, and I had it, wish I did still stupid thieves!
Kate Bush - Never for Ever
Circle Jerks - Group Sex
The Psychedelic Furs - Psychedelic Furs

Also Rolling Stones had Emotional Rescue which is a bit of a comedown from Some Girls, but I still like it, U2 Boy which I'm kind of sick of now, but really liked then, The Pretenders awesome first album technically came out in 1979, but December so it was a 1980 album for me, also I started listening to Rodney On The Roq around here so heard all kinds of cool stuff.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
'88 for me, perhaps because I was 15 at the time and impressionable.
I was 16 during my favorite musical year. I think there is something biologically significant about age and musical tastes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/op...=contributors&
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I should probably change my vote to 1980. In my head that's a 70s year, for some reason. For the New Wave of British metal alone, dayenu.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

1981

Duran Duran - Duran Duran
The Police - Ghost in the Machine
Discharge - Why?
Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Human League - Dare
New Order - Movement
The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
Kraftwerk - Computer World
OMD - Architecture & Morality
Black Flag - Damaged
TSOL - Dance With Me
Bauhaus - Mask
Killing Joke - What's This For...!
The Cure - Faith
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
U2 - October
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Rush - Moving Pictures
The Exploited - Punks Not Dead
The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat
Adam and the Ants - Prince Charming
X - Wild Gift
Pretenders - Pretenders II
Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
Iron Maiden - Killers
PIL - The Flowers of Romance
The Church - Of Skins and Heart
Modern English - Mesh & Lace
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
Prince - Controversy
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
Agent Orange - Living In Darkness
Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours
Gary Numan - Dance
Stiff Little Fingers - Go For It
Venom - Welcome to Hell
Romeo Void - It’s a Condition
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
DOA - Hardcore '81
Adolescents - Adolescents
Stray Cats - Stray Cats
The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Gang of Four - Solid Gold
Minor Threat - Minor Threat
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls, And Marches
Def Leppard - High n' Dry
Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
Mötley Crüe - Too Fast for Love
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
Pete Shelley - Homosapien
U.K. Subs - Diminished Responsibility
The Professionals - I Didn't See It Coming
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Originally Posted by trevor View Post
whatever year had eye in the sky.
1982
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Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
1981

Duran Duran - Duran Duran
The Police - Ghost in the Machine
Discharge - Why?
Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Human League - Dare
New Order - Movement
The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
Kraftwerk - Computer World
OMD - Architecture & Morality
Black Flag - Damaged
TSOL - Dance With Me
Bauhaus - Mask
Killing Joke - What's This For...!
The Cure - Faith
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
U2 - October
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Rush - Moving Pictures
The Exploited - Punks Not Dead
The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat
Adam and the Ants - Prince Charming
X - Wild Gift
Pretenders - Pretenders II
Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
Iron Maiden - Killers
PIL - The Flowers of Romance
The Church - Of Skins and Heart
Modern English - Mesh & Lace
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
Prince - Controversy
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
Agent Orange - Living In Darkness
Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours
Gary Numan - Dance
Stiff Little Fingers - Go For It
Venom - Welcome to Hell
Romeo Void - It’s a Condition
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
DOA - Hardcore '81
Adolescents - Adolescents
Stray Cats - Stray Cats
The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Gang of Four - Solid Gold
Minor Threat - Minor Threat
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls, And Marches
Def Leppard - High n' Dry
Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
Mötley Crüe - Too Fast for Love
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
Pete Shelley - Homosapien
U.K. Subs - Diminished Responsibility
The Professionals - I Didn't See It Coming
You forgot one of the best from that year:

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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi View Post
I could go with '83, but probably '84 for my taste.

Pretenders: Learning to Crawl
R.E.M.: Reckoning
Simple Minds: Sparkle in the Rain
The Smiths: The Smiths
The Alarm: Declaration
Big Country: Steeltown
U2: The Unforgettable Fire
The Waterboys: A Pagan Place
Ultravox: Lament
New Model Army: Vengeance
Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
Spinal Tap: This is Spinal Tap
Bob Marley and the Wailers: Legend
Prince: Purple Rain
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Hyaena
P.I.L.: This is What You Want....
Husker Du: Zen Arcade
The Fixx: Phantoms
Depeche Mode: Some Great Reward
The Replacements: Let it Be
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
Rush: Grace Under Pressure
Talk Talk: It's My Life
Midnight Oil: Red Sails in the Sunset.
Thanks for compiling this list. Mine too.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Without giving it too much thought, 83 or 84.

Not surprised to see the numbers skewed the way they are in the OPs link; when I think of 80s music, it's almost exclusively limited to the first half of the decade.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

1987. My favorite album came out then (Sign O' the Times), and I had just started driving and dating, so the songs from that year are sentimental for me.
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Originally Posted by shizawn View Post
Not surprised to see the numbers skewed the way they are in the OPs link; when I think of 80s music, it's almost exclusively limited to the first half of the decade.
I chose 84 just over 83(Purple Rain, Born In the USA, The Unforgettable Fire, Van Halen's 1984, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, etc.) because that is the year I always think of first for loving music in the 80's as I experienced it but if I based it on what I listen to as an adult it would probably be a different year. There were a lot of albums I was too narrow minded to listen to back then that are now some of my all-time favorites (The Replacements, Iron Maiden).
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1980. It still feels like the last year of the seventies. Age 22

Albums I was listening to:
Back in Black
Black Sabbath-Heaven and Hell
BOC-Cultasaurus Erectus
Dire Straits-Making Movies
Firefall-Undertow
Foghat-Tight Shoes
Red Rider-Don't Fight It
Rush-Permanent Waves
Def Lepard-On Through The Night
Stones-Emotional Rescue
Scorpions-Animal Magnetism
Seeger-Against The Wind
Springsteen-The River
Thin Lizzy-Chinatown
Van Halen-Women and Children First
Genesis-Duke
Molly Hatchet-Beatin The Odds
Cars-Panorama
The Kings-The Kings Are Here (The Beat Goes On/Switchin To Glide)
Pete Townsend-Empty Glass

Shows I went to:
Rush
Fleetwood Mac
Tom Petty
Queen
Eagles
Genesis
Alice Cooper/Billy Squire
Foghat/Pat Travers Band
Kinks/John "Cougar"
Black Sabbath/Blue Oyster Cult-Black and Blue Tour

The year ends with:
Led Zeppelin announcing 1980 tour dates. Bonham dies.
Lennon puts out Double Fantasy. Gets shot.
The "real" end of the seventies.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

It's weird to think about The Cure's "Faith" and Iron maiden's "Killers" coming out during the same year. One of these days I need to organize my music collection by year and go on a binge.
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Re: What year of the 1980s was your favorite for music?

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
1983!

Thriller, Eliminator, Synchronicity, Pyromania, Piece of Mind, Holy Diver, Metal Health, Rebel Yell...
Thriller came out in 1982.

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