80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Uh-huh (minus Jackie O) was great, close second to Scarecrow. Whenever we wanted I couldn't gauge an opinion on since I've never heard any song short of 'Get a leg up' (which kicks). Scarecrow is really where he matured as an artist.
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  2. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I found this article interesting.

    In fact, I removed an unreferenced (and false - because I found the interview and he never said it) quote from the Whenever We Wanted wiki page where John had once supposedly bad-mouthed his own album. I replaced it with some of the quotes below instead.

    25 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Gets Frisky on 'Whenever We Wanted'

    he’s described Whenever We Wanted – a platinum-selling Top 20 album released on Oct. 8, 1991 – as an attempt to write “American Fool with better lyrics.”

    “(A fan) said, ‘I loved your last two records (Big Daddy / Lonesome Jubilee), but there wasn’t one thing about sex on either one of them,'” Mellencamp recalled in David Masciotra’s Mellencamp: American Troubadour. “I realized he was right, and I didn’t really like that.”

    “Do you really think that after I wrote ‘Rain on the Scarecrow’ and ‘Jackie Brown,’ that I didn’t realize ‘Get a Leg Up’ was leaning in another direction?”

    This newfound lyrical vigor was matched stride for stride with the kind of direct musical approach unheard since 1983’s Uh-Huh. “(Whenever We Wanted is) very rock ‘n’ roll,” Mellencamp admitted in a talk with the Houston Chronicle in 1991. “I just wanted to get back to the basics.”


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  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Fixed, thanks..
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  4. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1982

    40. TWO LESS LONELY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD - AIR SUPPLY
    39. YOUR LOVE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY - SAMMY HAGAR
    38. DOES IT MAKE YOU REMEMBER - KIM CARNES
    37. ALLENTOWN - BILLY JOEL
    36. HEART OF THE NIGHT - JUICE NEWTON
    35. SHOCK THE MONKEY - PETER GABRIEL
    34. WHAT ABOUT ME - MOVING PICTURES
    33. A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS - TAVARES
    32. EVERYBODY WANTS YOU - BILLY SQUIER
    31. LET'S GO DANCIN' - KOOL & THE GANG
    30. SHAME ON THE MOON - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    29. ON THE WINGS OF LOVE - JEFFREY OSBORNE
    28. YOU GOT LUCKY - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
    27. LOVE IN STORE - FLEETWOOD MAC
    26. I DO - J. GEILS BAND
    25. GOODY TWO SHOES - ADAM ANT
    24. HAND TO HOLD ON TO - JOHN COUGAR
    23. MISSING YOU - DAN FOGELBERG
    22. HEART TO HEART - KENNY LOGGINS
    21. UP WHERE WE BELONG - JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES
    20. YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
    19. THE LOOK OF LOVE - ABC
    18. THE OTHER GUY - LITTLE RIVER BAND
    17. BABY COME TO ME - PATTI AUSTIN & JAMES INGRAM
    16. YOU AND I - EDDIE RABBITT & CRYSTAL GAYLE
    15. ROCK THE CASBAH - THE CLASH
    14. AFRICA - TOTO
    13. SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT - PAT BENATAR
    12. HEARTBREAKER - DIONNE WARWICK
    11. IT'S RAINING AGAIN - SUPERTRAMP
    10. TRULY - LIONEL RICHIE
    9. ROCK THIS TOWN - STRAY CATS
    8. DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
    7. SEXUAL HEALING - MARVIN GAYE
    6. STEPPIN' OUT - JOE JACKSON
    5. GLORIA - LAURA BRANIGAN
    4. DIRTY LAUNDRY - DON HENLEY
    3. THE GIRL IS MINE - MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY
    2. MICKEY - TONI BASIL
    1. MANEATER - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
  5. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    Another good one this week.
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  6. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    1982


    37. ALLENTOWN - BILLY JOEL

    One of those songs that could have been written today.



    30. SHAME ON THE MOON - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND

    One of my favorite Seger tunes, and that was before I knew it was written by Rodney Crowell, another favorite from the Country genre (who was also Johnny Cash's Son-In-Law when Crowell was married to Roseanne Cash for a short time back in the 80's).



    28. YOU GOT LUCKY - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

    One of those songs I never get tired of hearing.


    25. GOODY TWO SHOES - ADAM ANT

    One of the more memorable songs and videos from the MTV era.



    9. ROCK THIS TOWN - STRAY CATS

    I always believed Brian Setzer never got full credit for being the Rock Guitar God he is. Not among the public anyway.



    4. DIRTY LAUNDRY - DON HENLEY

    There has never been a song written that still holds as true today (maybe more so) as it did when it was written. And hey, Joe Walsh on guitar.

    3. THE GIRL IS MINE - MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY

    The worst song off 'Thriller'.
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  7. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I agree!
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  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    FIFY

    Yep. I love that guitar tone. Big monster hollow body with that watery tremolo. Good stuff.

    Setzer doesn't get enough credit indeed. He's great, and a lot of fun to watch live if you get the chance.
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  9. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Same here. Something special about this song.
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  10. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    34. WHAT ABOUT ME - MOVING PICTURES

    Was a fav of mine back in the day. Still love it. Onederland spins it regularly.

    33. A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS - TAVARES

    "A penny for your thoughts, a nickel for a kiss, a dime if you tell me that you love me." What's a quarter get ya, a happy ending?

    11. IT'S RAINING AGAIN - SUPERTRAMP

    Think I just said this six-ish weeks ago, but this is one of many bad songs... that I enjoy singing along to. Go fig!
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  11. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1989

    40. SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
    39. BACK ON HOLIDAY - ROBBIE NEVIL
    38. KISS - TOM JONES/ART OF NOISE
    37. SPY (IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE) - WAS (NOT WAS)
    36. EARLY IN THE MORNING - ROBERT PALMER
    35. THANKS FOR MY CHILD - CHERYL "PEPSII" RILEY
    34. WALKING AWAY - INFORMATION SOCIETY
    33. GHOST TOWN - CHEAP TRICK
    32. FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED - VAN HALEN
    31. WILD THING - TONE LOC
    30. THE LOVER IN ME - SHEENA EASTON
    29. THE PROMISE - WHEN IN ROME
    28. STRAIGHT UP - PAULA ABDUL
    27. I DON'T WANT YOUR LOVE - DURAN DURAN
    26. I WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN - SAMANTHA FOX
    25. WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST
    24. HOW CAN I FALL - BREATHE
    23. HOLDING ON - STEVE WINWOOD
    22. LITTLE LIAR - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
    21. BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER
    20. WALK ON WATER - EDDIE MONEY
    19. WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY - WHITE LION
    18. ALL THIS TIME - TIFFANY
    17. BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
    16. WHEN I'M WITH YOU - SHERIFF
    15. THE WAY YOU LOVE ME - KARYN WHITE
    14. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS 'N ROSES
    13. SILHOUETTE - KENNY G
    12. PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART - AL GREEN/ANNIE LENNOX
    11. I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU - BOYS CLUB
    10. SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
    9. ARMAGEDDON IT - DEF LEPPARD
    8. LOOK AWAY - CHICAGO
    7. WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
    6. DON'T RUSH ME - TAYLOR DAYNE
    5. IN YOUR ROOM - THE BANGLES
    4. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT - ANITA BAKER
    3. TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
    2. MY PREROGATIVE - BOBBY BROWN
    1. EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON
  12. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    A lot of cheese.

    For anyone who thinks We Built This City is a horrible song, you can look at songs like Armageddon It as the king of cheese for 1988/1989
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  13. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member


    18. ALL THIS TIME - TIFFANY
    This song made my ears bleed back in 1989 and thankfully Tiffany went back into obscurity in the 90's
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  14. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    38. KISS - TOM JONES/ART OF NOISE

    Just as terrible now as it was back then.

    33. GHOST TOWN - CHEAP TRICK

    Great album - but here is the only bad song on it.

    32. FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED - VAN HALEN
    10. SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
    9. ARMAGEDDON IT - DEF LEPPARD


    Songs I loved in 1989 that I'm now lukewarm about.

    26. I WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN - SAMANTHA FOX

    Topless at 16 years old in the UK's biggest daily newspaper. Oh you crazy British lolita fetishists...

    NSFW: https://t.co/Uwd9PAvUj5

    21. BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER


    As I was listening to this song, I was thinking 'What a strange combination of songs. But hey, I guess it worked for 'em." I lol'd when Mark Goodman said exactly the same thing at the end of it.

    14. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS 'N ROSES

    I remember walking around in Times Square back in 1988. Outside of some movie theaters, there was a 5 foot tall box with a TV in it that played movie trailers. I remember my first exposure to Ice-T was on one of those (the music video for the film 'Colors').

    One of the movies being promoted featured the song "Welcome To The Jungle" playing while scenes from the movie were alternated with Axl lip-synching at the camera in a bedroom. I remember liking the song, and wanting to know what band it was. I eventually of course figured it out, because Sweet Child O Mine went to number one later that year. Plus, in 1989 Appetite For Destruction was everywhere you went. But I've never been able to find that video I saw.

    I did, however, just find Jim Carrey doing the same thing. I guess it's a scene from the movie itself - Clint Eastwood's "The Dead Pool". So I suppose Axl probably did the same thing back then to promote the movie (re-enacting that scene from the film to his own song).
  15. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    1989


    38. KISS - TOM JONES/ART OF NOISE

    One of those so bad it's good songs. I've never done karaoke in my life, but if I did this would be one of my go-to's.



    32. FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED - VAN HALEN

    Van Hagar had it's moments, I would place OU812 as a close second behind For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge for overall listenability.


    31. WILD THING - TONE LOC

    Speaking of VH, is that an Eddie sample of 'Jamie's Cryin' in this song?



    28. STRAIGHT UP - PAULA ABDUL

    Man she was hot back in the day! Some of her songs weren't horrible either.



    18. ALL THIS TIME - TIFFANY

    I will never forgive Tiffany for butchering 'I think we're alone now' along with 'I saw her standing there'. It's bad enough to chop one classic song to pieces, you don't have to do two!


    14. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS 'N ROSES

    I've told the story before of sitting there watching MTV when this video premiered and I was fucking floored!! Nirvana finished off the hair bands from this era, but it was these guys that helped that. Made the likes of Poison and Winger look downright silly in comparison.

    13. SILHOUETTE - KENNY G

    That scene in Wayne's World 2 with Garth struggling in the dentist's chair while Kenny G plays in the background pretty much sums up my feelings.


    10. SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON

    'Bad' was really the last decent album Michael Jackson made, it went downhill from here. But that run of 'Off The Wall', 'Thriller' and 'Bad' was legendary. There aren't a whole lot of artists who could rattle off three albums like that and make it work. I put Off the Wall in that group because that's when we were really getting to know him as a solo artist, also the Disco era then Thriller was the big breakthrough, while bad was just continuing the streak of superstardom.



    7. WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL

    One of those one-hit-wonders that you wonder how it became a hit, but it was definitely right place, right time for this song. Disappeared off the radar after this one however.



    1. EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON

    Their first, and really only, #1 song in the U.S., if they did more stuff like this and less 'Unskinny Bop' I would probably have liked them more. Although they were considered posers in high school by those who were listening to Iron Maiden thanks to the makeup and the cheesy lyrics.
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  16. paulsonj72

    paulsonj72 Member

    There was an instrumental paired with this song on the album called Sirius(not related at all to sat rad service) Even if you don't know the title of the instrumental I'm sure you know it.

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  17. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    For me OU812 is one of their worst albums, along with VH2 and VH3. Before OU812, Van Halen could do no wrong in my world. But they lost me on this one. Some of the songs are good, some are ok, some kinda suck.

    Don't think so, but that's definitely Alex on the drums.

    It did go downhill, but I thought (and still think) Dangerous is a solid album. A step down, but a small step down. Just about everything after Dangerous did nothing for me though.

    Yep you are 100% correct - on both counts!
  18. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1987

    40. JACOB’S LADDER – HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
    39. THE NEXT TIME I FALL – PETER CETERA WITH AMY GRANT
    38. FOR TONIGHT – NANCY MARTINEZ
    37. STAY THE NIGHT – BENJAMIN ORR
    36. THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT, I GOTTA WEAR SHADES – TIMBUK 3
    35. TO BE A LOVER – BILLY IDOL
    34. TALK TO ME – CHICO DEBARGE
    33. NOBODY’S FOOL - CINDERELLA
    32. YOU GOT IT ALL – THE JETS
    31. STOP TO LOVE – LUTHER VANDROSS
    30. TWO PEOPLE – TINA TURNER
    29. LOVE YOU DOWN – READY FOR THE WORLD
    28. THIS IS THE TIME – BILLY JOEL
    27. BALLERINA GIRL – LIONEL RICHIE
    26. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME – CHICAGO
    25. FALLING IN LOVE (UH-OH) – MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    24. DON’T GET ME WRONG – THE PRETENDERS
    23. WE’RE READY - BOSTON
    22. LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER – BON JOVI
    21. COMING AROUND AGAIN – CARLY SIMON
    20. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF – THE GEORGIA SATELLITES
    19. ALL I WANTED - KANSAS
    18. STAND BY ME – BEN E. KING
    17. LOVE IS FOREVER – BILLY OCEAN
    16. TOUCH ME (I WANT YOUR BODY) – SAMANTHA FOX
    15. THE WAY IT IS - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
    14. WAR – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
    13. CHANGE OF HEART – CYNDI LAUPER
    12. SOMEDAY – GLASS TIGER
    11. VICTORY – KOOL & THE GANG
    10. EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT – WANG CHUNG
    9. IS THIS LOVE - SURVIVOR
    8. LAND OF CONFUSION - GENESIS
    7. OPEN YOUR HEART - MADONNA
    6. CONTROL – JANET JACKSON
    5. AT THIS MOMENT – BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS
    4. WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN – THE BANGLES
    3. NOTORIOUS – DURAN DURAN
    2. C’EST LA VIE – ROBBIE NEVIL
    1. SHAKE YOU DOWN – GREGORY ABBOTT
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  19. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed this one.
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  20. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    1987

    38. FOR TONIGHT – NANCY MARTINEZ
    37. STAY THE NIGHT – BENJAMIN ORR
    31. STOP TO LOVE – LUTHER VANDROSS
    28. THIS IS THE TIME – BILLY JOEL
    26. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME – CHICAGO
    25. FALLING IN LOVE (UH-OH) – MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    21. COMING AROUND AGAIN – CARLY SIMON
    16. TOUCH ME (I WANT YOUR BODY) – SAMANTHA FOX
    13. CHANGE OF HEART – CYNDI LAUPER


    ton of songs this week i've barely heard since the 80s. i haven't really missed them, but they certainly flip that nostalgia switch to on.

    22. LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER – BON JOVI

    add this to my list of songs i once liked but have been killed, resuscitated, killed again, defibrillated, killed again, exhumed, and then killed yet again.

    5. AT THIS MOMENT – BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS

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