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Old 11-01-06, 12:24 PM
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VH1's (so called) 100 Greatest 80's Songs

Ok, so I went to VH1 and I couldnt find a list of their so called 100 Greatest 80's songs. Does anyone have a list of them?

If anyone missed it, the #1 was clearly a ballot stuffing on the part of the bands fans, but oh well. I dont care about the actual order of the list. I just want the list.

Anyone even watch this?
Old 11-01-06, 02:15 PM
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http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/2006/vh180s.htm

I don't agree with the first pick...
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as picked by asshole frat-boys on the local bar's jukebox
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Only 1 depeche mode entry and it is at 66

You gotta be frigging kidding me.
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#1 and 2 are clearly placed in the wrong spots.

"Pour some sugar on me", the 2nd greatest 80's song? April 1st is a long time away VH1.
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"Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds is not on the list. How is that possible? The theme song to the movie that defined 80s teenage angst, for criminy's sake.

Even though lists like this are subjective, this one has a lot of omissions and misplaced songs.

No Tears for Fears
No Dire Straights
No Billy Joel
No Elton John
No Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"
I could go on and on.
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"I Canít Go For That (No Can Do)" is not even close to Hall & Oates best 80s song.
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The first two are ridiculous. 'Under Pressure' (at 31) looks down on them from a great height, along with over half the list.

And no other Queen or Bowie songs. No Peter Gabriel. No New Order.

At least Prince and Public Enemy made it, but the list is beyond flawed.

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After some thought, I would put Don't Stop Believing at #1.
Old 11-01-06, 05:05 PM
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At least "Burning Down the House" made it. Harsh.
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Yeah these kinds of lists are always ridiculous.
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Damn... dont see J Geils Band... Centerfold or Freezeframe should be on that list... this list is almost as retarded as Stuff's 30 scariest movies (which included movies like Gremlins and Planet of the Apes but NOT the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre... idiots)
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No Spandau Ballet "True"? For shame, VH1.
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Originally Posted by movieking
No Spandau Ballet "True"? For shame, VH1.
That is the quintessential middle school slow dance, too!
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
Only 1 depeche mode entry and it is at 66

You gotta be frigging kidding me.
That discredits the whole list. Bon Jovi at Number One? Jeezus H Mahogany Christ on a Crutch, people. There are way better songs to represent the 80s than that piece of crap song.

Shit, I hate Michael Jackson, but Thriller should have bumped Bon Jovi out of the top ten. It was the biggest hit of the damned year when it came out. Plus, Vincent Price. Vincent. Price.

No matter how much I despise Michael Jackson, he earned major brownie points with Vincent Price.
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Originally Posted by megashock5
The first two are ridiculous. 'Under Pressure' (at 31) looks down on them from a great height, along with over half the list.

And no other Queen or Bowie songs. No Peter Gabriel. No New Order.

At least Prince and Public Enemy made it, but the list is beyond flawed.
I just scanned the list, but where the hell is Turning Japanese?
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
That is the quintessential middle school slow dance, too!
Actually, now that I think about it, what about that Prom staple "Forever Young" by Alphaville?
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No Ghostbusters = No Sale.
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No way in hell #1 could have been anything else. When I saw the thread title, that's the first song I thought of.
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The list needs more (any) Cult.
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What's interesting is that if you surveyed people about their #1 80s song in 1998, you probably would get a very different answer than Don't Stop Believin', Livin On a Prayer, etc. You probably would have gotten Thriller, Madonna, etc.
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Let's see...

1 Madonna song (no Crazy For You),
1 Springsteen song (no Glory Days/Dancing in the Dark),
no Genesis (too many to mention)
no Billy Joel (too many to mention)
no Elton John (too many to mention)
no Chicago
no Bryan Adams (Summer of '69??? Hello??)
nothing from The Cars
no Don't Dream it's Over
no Don't You Forget About Me
no Dire Straits
no Don Henley (End of the Innocence? Boys of Summer?)
no Fleetwood Mac
no Heart
NO HUEY LEWIS!!! (Power of Love??? Heart of Rock n' Roll???)
no Flashdance
no Ghostbusters
no J. Geils
no Centerfield
no Footloose
no If You Leave
no Peter Gabriel (IN YOUR EYES!!!)
no Another Brick in the Wall
no Richard Marx (Endless Summer Nights, Right Here Waiting)
no Survivor
no Tears for Fears (Everybody Wants to Rule the World!)
no Tina Turner
no Tom Petty
no Careless Whisper
no ZZ Top
no Bruce Hornsby (The Way it Is)

And worst of all NO S (s s s s) A (a a a a) F (f f f f) E (e e e e) T (t t t t) Y (y y y y)
Safe (safe safe safe safe) DANCE!

What a joke!!
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Bon Jovi doesn't even belong in the top 1000.
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Bon Jovi as number 1!?!?! Billie Jean shoud have taken the number one spot. Robert Palmer should have been much higher on the list also and as mentioned before wheres Huey Lewis??????
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How about the list of songs that should not be on the list in any position? You have to make room to add all of these other greats everyone is suggesting! I'll start (some of these are great songs, but not the greatest):

"I Canít Go For That (No Can Do)" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
"How Will I Know" - Whitney Houston
"Love Is A Battlefield" - Pat Benatar
"Push It" - Salt-N-Pepa
"Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - Bonnie Tyler
"Bust A Move" - Young M.C.
"Fight The Power" - Public Enemy
"One Thing Leads To Another" - The Fixx
"Candy Girl" - New Edition
"Ainít Nobody" - Rufus & Chaka Khan
"Only In My Dreams" - Debbie Gibson
"My Prerogative" - Bobby Brown

That's only 12, and zooiiks lists many more than that, nearly all of which are more deserving.

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