80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    1983 this week. Seems like we just had these same songs in the 1982 countdown a month or so ago

    Has anyone ever heard this song? I swear, it was the first time for me

    Fleetwood Mac - Love In Store



    Best pot reference, non-pot reference song in history

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  2. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Only when the song got to the chorus did it seem familiar to me.
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  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1983

    40. PUT IT IN A MAGAZINE - SONNY CHARLES
    39. MEMORY - BARRY MANILOW
    38. TWO LESS LONELY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD - AIR SUPPLY
    37. BAD BOY - RAY PARKER JR.
    36. TWILIGHT ZONE - GOLDEN EARRING
    35. YOU ARE - LIONEL RICHIE
    34. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN
    33. SPACE AGE LOVE SONG - A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
    32. WHAT ABOUT ME - MOVING PICTURES
    31. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - CULTURE CLUB
    30. SHOCK THE MONKEY - PETER GABRIEL
    29. ALL RIGHT - CHRISTOPHER CROSS
    28. STEPPIN' OUT - JOE JACKSON
    27. PASS THE DUTCHIE - MUSICAL YOUTH
    26. HEART OF THE NIGHT - JUICE NEWTON
    25. YOUR LOVE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY - SAMMY HAGAR
    24. I DO - J. GEILS BAND
    23. STRAY CAT STRUT - THE STRAY CATS
    22. LOVE IN STORE - FLEETWOOD MAC
    21. YOU GOT LUCKY - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
    20. ALLENTOWN - BILLY JOEL
    19. HAND TO HOLD ON TO - JOHN COUGAR
    18. THE LOOK OF LOVE - ABC
    17. GOODY TWO SHOWS - ADAM ANT
    16. HEART TO HEART - KENNY LOGGINS
    15. GLORIA - LAURA BRANIGAN
    14. THE OTHER GUY - LITTLE RIVER BAND
    13. YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
    12. SHAME ON THE MOON - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    11. YOU AND I - EDDIE RABBITT & CRYSTAL GAYLE
    10. HEARTBREAKER - DIONNE WARWICK
    9. MICKEY - TONI BASIL
    8. ROCK THE CASBAH - THE CLASH
    7. BABY, COME TO ME - PATTI AUSTIN & JAMES INGRAM
    6. MANEATER - HALL AND OATES
    5. AFRICA - TOTO
    4. SEXUAL HEALING - MARVIN GAYE
    3. DIRTY LAUNDRY - DON HENLEY
    2. THE GIRL IS MINE - MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY
    1. DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
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  4. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I've heard the Fleetwood Mac song before, but it wasn't a good time period for them.
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  5. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I will post this today with the caveat that it could be the Codeine talking since I've been sick as a dog these past few days.

    And here we go......

    36. TWILIGHT ZONE - GOLDEN EARRING

    This from the same band that made Radar Love. If you didn't know better you'd think they were completely separate acts. Then again a lot of bands went that direction during the 80's, 38 Special, Chicago among a few notables.


    35. YOU ARE - LIONEL RICHIE


    Lionel Richie just knew how to write a song and turn it into a hit. He could have wrote nursery rhymes and they would have made the Top 40.

    34. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN

    The British band with the 80's hair do's, the provocative videos starting models that may or may not be women and the underrated guitarists. They were generally regarded as Chick Rock, but they had some musicianship behind the whole thing.

    32. WHAT ABOUT ME - MOVING PICTURES

    Nice little ballad that I haven't heard in years. I want to say this band had another hit, but couldn't tell you what that was. Maybe I'll Google it later if I'm bored.


    6. MANEATER - HALL AND OATES

    Whoa oh here she comes. We've all had a few ex's like what this song describes haven't we fellas?
  6. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    so.... we just heard 30 of these songs a few weeks ago, which leaves me little to say this week.

    37. BAD BOY - RAY PARKER JR.

    The music sounds like it was stolen from "Never Knew Love Like This Before". Not that RPJr has ever been accused of stealing music from another artist before (awkward cough).

    And those lyrics? *eye roll*

    34. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN

    Has a special place in my heart because it's the first song I ever jammed on with other people.
  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Could the bass player keep up?
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  8. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    He didn't even know the song, so he just copied what I was playing on guitar. The "drum set" was some random objects in the room a guy banged on. And the singer knew the song - but not really well, so he kept needing cues from me. It was a hot mess. But it was still fun enough to sell me on the idea of wanting to be in a rock band someday! It was a sh!tty magic.... but it was still magic!!
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  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Good times!
    I remember the early days with that kind of mess going on. The singer was sitting on a suitcase playing it like a cajon and stepping on a band aid box with some change in it. Much worse, we were playing Kiss, Lick It Up.
    It ain't a crime to be goo to yourself.
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  10. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    One music fact I'm curious about, and can't seem to find on Google...

    I'd love to know which countdown, 60's, 70's, or 80's had the most #1 songs on it. (Songs that already hit #1, the current #1, and songs that would later go to #1)

    Anybody know?
  11. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I would guess it would have to be a time when one song didn't dominate the charts. Some time in the early 70s or late 80s
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  12. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    This week is 1986. It seems the theme is "Friends"

    Despite the fact I can't stand any of you, your still my friends



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  13. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1986

    40. KING FOR A DAY – THE THOMPSON TWINS
    39. HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO) – FREDDIE JACKSON
    38. SECRET LOVERS – ATLANTIC STARR
    37. DIGITAL DISPLAY – READY FOR THE WORLD
    36. BROKEN WINGS – MR. MISTER
    35. EVERYBODY DANCE – TA MARA & THE SEEN
    34. TARZAN BOY - BALTIMORA
    33. SEX AS A WEAPON – PAT BENATAR
    32. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV – A-HA
    31. EVERYTHING IN MY HEART – COREY HART
    30. SILENT RUNNING – MIKE & THE MECHANICS
    29. SARA - STARSHIP
    28. SEPARATE LIVES – PHIL COLLINS/MARILYN MARTIN
    27. FACE THE FACE – PETE TOWNSHEND
    26. A LOVE BIZARRE – SHEILA E.
    25. LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN – THE DREAM ACADEMY
    24. YOU’RE A FRIEND OF MINE – CLARENCE CLEMONS AND JACKSON BROWNE
    23. LIVING IN AMERICA – JAMES BROWN
    22. THE SWEETEST TABOO – SADE
    21. KYRIE – MR. MISTER
    20. SIDEWALK TALK - JELLYBEAN
    19. GOODBYE – NIGHT RANGER
    18. IT’S ONLY LOVE – BRYAN ADAMS/TINA TURNER
    17. HOW WILL I KNOW – WHITNEY HOUSTON
    16. CONGA – MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    15. TONIGHT SHE COMES – THE CARS
    14. SMALL TOWN – JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
    13. GO HOME – STEVIE WONDER
    12. ALIVE & KICKING – SIMPLE MINDS
    11. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING – BILLY OCEAN
    10. SPIES LIKE US – PAUL MCCARTNEY
    9. PARTY ALL THE TIME – EDDIE MURPHY
    8. I MISS YOU – KLYMAXX
    7. WALK OF LIFE – DIRE STRAITS
    6. MY HOMETOWN – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    5. I’M YOUR MAN - WHAM!
    4. TALK TO ME – STEVIE NICKS
    3. BURNING HEART - SURVIVOR
    2. SAY YOU, SAY ME – LIONEL RICHIE
    1. THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR – DIONNE WARWICK & FRIENDS
  14. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    38. SECRET LOVERS – ATLANTIC STARR

    an ex-girlfriend of mine loves this song. in completely unrelated news, we were still messing around when she started dating the guy who later became her husband.

    37. DIGITAL DISPLAY – READY FOR THE WORLD

    "excuse me if I start to play with your digital display?" how about "oh, oh shei...itty followup hit"

    32. THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV – A-HA

    someone alert the onederland channel that "Take On Me" isn't their 'one big hit'.

    25. LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN – THE DREAM ACADEMY

    once in a while my wife will get a song in her head and she can't think of the artist or title. apparently somewhere in our marriage license, it must say that it's my job to help her figure out what the song is. fortunately she always gives me a very detailed explanation to help me narrow it down quickly, telling me things like "y'know it's kinda poppy... a lot of keyboards... girl singer... why haven't you figured it out yet?" however, there was one time she said, "what's that song that's kinda 80s? effeminate singer?" and i immediately said "life in a northern town?" boom. effing nailed it.

    18. IT’S ONLY LOVE – BRYAN ADAMS/TINA TURNER

    just listened to Reckless front to back last week. great album. never understood why he chose to end the album with a blood curdling scream over a car crash though.
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  15. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I used to and still do get the bands Mr. Mister and MIKE & THE MECHANICS mixed up when I try to guess an artist of a song. :(

    I will have to listen to this countdown via On Demand.
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  16. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I've got a similar arrangement with Mrs Hectic.

    I tell her what band is what, she tells me what actors were in what movies, and I handle the movie quotes.
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  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    1982 this weekend. It's filled with lots of adult contemporary and crossover country songs.

    Trouble by Lindsay Buckingham comes later in the countdown. This is the first real rock song

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  18. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1982

    40. I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD – RONNIE MILSAP
    39. WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE - ABBA
    38. SHE’S GOT A WAY – BILLY JOEL
    37. YOUNG TURKS – ROD STEWART
    36. DADDY’S HOME – CLIFF RICHARD
    35. PAC-MAN FEVER – BUCKNER AND GARCIA
    34. SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT – EDDIE RABBITT
    33. SEA OF LOVE – DEL SHANNON
    32. ALL OUR TOMORROWS – EDDIE SCHWARTZ
    31. WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND - LOVERBOY
    30. ABACAB - GENESIS
    29. SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD – THE POLICE
    28. KEY LARGO – BERTIE HIGGINS
    27. SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD – BARRY MANILOW
    26. THAT GIRL – STEVIE WONDER
    25. LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE - ALABAMA
    24. TROUBLE – LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
    23. MIRROR, MIRROR – DIANA ROSS
    22. LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONIGHT – RICK SPRINGFIELD
    21. THROUGH THE YEARS – KENNY ROGERS
    20. COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE – BARBRA STREISAND
    19. YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME – SHEENA EASTON
    18. COME GO WITH ME – THE BEACH BOYS
    17. LET’S GROOVE – EARTH, WIND & FIRE
    16. TAKE IT EASY ON ME – THE LITTLE RIVER BAND
    15. OPEN ARMS - JOURNEY
    14. LEADER OF THE BAND – DAN FOGELBERG
    13. WAITING ON A FRIEND – THE ROLLING STONES
    12. SWEET DREAMS – AIR SUPPLY
    11. COOL NIGHT – PAUL DAVIS
    10. HOOKED ON CLASSICS – THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
    9. SHAKE IT UP – THE CARS
    8. THE SWEETEST THING – JUICE NEWTON
    7. PHYSICAL – OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    6. LEATHER AND LACE – STEVIE NICKS WITH DON HENLEY
    5. TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND – GEORGE BENSON
    4. HARDEN MY HEART - QUARTERFLASH
    3. WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU - FOREIGNER
    2. I CAN’T GO FOR THAT – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    1. CENTERFOLD – THE J. GEILS BAND
  19. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Is it possible that they haven't covered 1984 since last August??

    Next week, 1988
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  20. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    That Urban Cowboy movie caused country to become more mainstream. Rock music was suffering at that time until MTV became popular.

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