80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by SIRIUSaboutXM, May 26, 2012.

  1. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I think the only other KATG songs I don't mind are "Too Hot" "Ladies Night" and "Get Down On It". The rest I'm indifferent to.

    Well, except for "Joanna" and "Cherish" *shudder*
  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    I am ok with all K&TG songs except for the one which has lyrics "Fresh, Exciting". Think it came out in 1985. Can't stand that mainly due to its use in a coffee commercial.
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1984

    40. LIVIN’ IN DESPERATE TIMES – OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    39. HOLD ME NOW – THE THOMPSON TWINS
    38. NEW SONG – HOWARD JONES
    37. SO BAD – PAUL MCCARTNEY
    36. RUNNER – MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND
    35. BACK WHERE YOU BELONG - .38 SPECIAL
    34. LET’S STAY TOGETHER – TINA TURNER
    33. THE POLITICS OF DANCING – RE-FLEX
    32. I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES – ELTON JOHN
    31. ADULT EDUCATION – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    30. ALMOST OVER YOU – SHEENA EASTON
    29. BREAK MY STRIDE – MATTHEW WILDER
    28. GIVE IT UP – K.C.
    27. AUTOMATIC – THE POINTER SISTERS
    26. PINK HOUSES – JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
    25. THIS WOMAN – KENNY ROGERS
    24. MIDDLE OF THE ROAD – THE PRETENDERS
    23. THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE – DAN FOGELBERG
    22. FOOTLOOSE – KENNY LOGGINS
    21. GOT A HOLD ON ME – CHRISTINE MCVIE
    20. YAH MO B THERE – JAMES INGRAM WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD
    19. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART - YES
    18. THINK OF LAURA – CHRISTOPHER CROSS
    17. RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT – LIONEL RICHIE
    16. NEW MOON ON MONDAY – DURAN DURAN
    15. HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN - EURYTHMICS
    14. TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP – THE ROMANTICS
    13. I WANT A NEW DRUG – HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
    12. SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME - ROCKWELL
    11. THAT’S ALL – GENESIS
    10. AN INNOCENT MAN – BILLY JOEL
    9. WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER – THE POLICE
    8. LET THE MUSIC PLAY - SHANNON
    7. NOBODY TOLD ME – JOHN LENNON
    6. JOANNA – KOOL & THE GANG
    5. THRILLER – MICHAEL JACKSON
    4. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN – CYNDI LAUPER
    3. 99 LUFTBALLONS - NENA
    2. KARMA CHAMELEON – CULTURE CLUB
    1. JUMP – VAN HALEN
  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Great countdown.

    Best cheese

    14. TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP – THE ROMANTICS

  5. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

  6. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    37. SO BAD – PAUL MCCARTNEY

    I thought this was Barbara Streisand or something. Couldn't believe it was Macca. Not as bad as Wonderful Xmastime though. For the record, he does have solo songs I dig, like Coming Up, Live And Let Die and Queenie Eye.

    29. BREAK MY STRIDE – MATTHEW WILDER

    When this song came on, my son shouted "No! Not that overused 80s synth!"

    23. THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE – DAN FOGELBERG

    Fogie with the date rapey lyrics back in 84? "She says no, but she means yes..."

    3. 99 LUFTBALLONS - NENA

    Prefer the English version. Same with the cover of "Der Kommissar".

    1. JUMP – VAN HALEN

    When I was 13, this video was the definition of awesome. Now I just laugh at how cornball it is. What the hell was "Smilin' Eddie" on?

    Here are some songs that were on the Hot 100 that week, but we'll never hear them on the VJ Big 40 because they never made it there:

    #49 Rolling Stones "She Was Hot"
    #52 Big Country "Fields Of Fire"
    #57 Billy Idol "Rebel Yell"
    #58 Adam Ant "Strip"
    #66 Motley Crue "Looks That Kill"
    #88 Thomas Dolby "Hyperactive"
    #95 Stray Cats "Look At That Cadillac"
  7. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

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  8. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    It's a shame some these songs couldn't be added to the playlist rotation on 80's on 8. I guess you can hear some of them on the app if you customize the channel though. 1st Wave does play #58 Adam Ant Strip. Billy Idol

  9. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I actually prefer the foreign language versions of both songs!
    To each his own...
  10. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    It's interesting to hear bands to their songs in German. Petals Clark and the Beatles both have German version of their songs
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  11. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I tend to prefer english versions over foreign language versions, but I do like the original german version of Rammstein "Du Hast" over the english one. I guess "You... you hate... you hate me..." just doesn't sound as cool as "Du... du hast... du hast mich".

    And for the sake of conversation, I like The Police "Hungry For You" - a song sung mostly in French. And though I would never ever admit it publicly, especially on a forum like this, I like the spanish-plus-english song Gerardo "Rico Suave".

    #jeuxsansfrontieres
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  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Mentioning Du Hast gives you a pass on Rico Suave...... Even though it has a crap ton of hook....

    With the Nena and Falco tracks, I'm good with either language. It just depends on my mood at the moment.
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  13. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    I have to admit that two of my favourite albums are in German, and my German is next to zero, but I like the flow and musical hooks. "Geboren um zu leben" and "Lichter de Stadt" by Unhelig . Video Sample from DVD trailer.
    Oomph produced an album of all English covers of some of their original German material - in most cases it held up pretty well, Sandman (Sandmann), and Ready or Not (Augen Auf) in particular. Too much music - way too little time! :)
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  14. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I've played Oomph twice on my radio show (I play one upbeat hard/heavy song at 5pm every weekday, talking about the artist before spinning it). I'll have to look into that English versions album! I played the German versions of "Labyrinth" and "Augen Auf".

    Another heavy German band I've spun is Hanzel Und Gretyl. I've spun them twice too (both songs primarily had English lyrics, but they have some all-German songs too).

    Listening to Unhelig now - pretty cool stuff. Can you recommend an Unhelig song that is heavy and upbeat that I could spin on my show? The two you posted are good, but too pop for my show.
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  15. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

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  16. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Gonna spin Keine Puppe later this month, thank you!
  17. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1985

    40. THE BORDERLINES - JEFFREY OSBORNE
    39. I'M ON FIRE - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    38. OBSESSION - ANIMOTION
    37. TAKE ME WITH YOU - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION WITH APPOLONIA
    36. OPERATOR - MIDNIGHT STAR
    35. I WANNA HEAR IT FROM YOUR LIPS - ERIC CARMEN
    34. TURN UP THE RADIO - AUTOGRAPH
    33. NIGHTSHIFT - THE COMMODORES
    32. YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION - CHICAGO
    31. ROCKIN' AT MIDNIGHT - THE HONEYDRIPPERS
    30. SOMEBODY - BRYAN ADAMS
    29. FOOLISH HEART - STEVE PERRY
    28. JUST ANOTHER NIGHT - MICK JAGGER
    27. KEEPING THE FAITH - BILLY JOEL
    26. THE BOYS OF SUMMER - DON HENLEY
    25. HIGH ON YOU - SURVIVOR
    24. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY - JOHN PARR
    23. SAVE A PRAYER - DURAN DURAN
    22. ONE MORE NIGHT - PHIL COLLINS
    21. JUNGLE LOVE - THE TIME
    20. ONLY THE YOUNG - JOURNEY
    19. RELAX - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
    18. MATERIAL GIRL - MADONNA
    17. SOLID - ASHFORD & SIMPSON
    16. PRIVATE DANCER - TINA TURNER
    15. TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES - JULIAN LENNON
    14. LOVERGIRL - TEENA MARIE
    13. MISLED - KOOL & THE GANG
    12. MR. TELEPHONE MAN - NEW EDITION
    11. METHOD OF MODERN LOVE - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    10. THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD - JOHN FOGERTY
    9. SUGAR WALLS - SHEENA EASTON
    8. EASY LOVER - PHILIP BAILEY WITH PHIL COLLINS
    7. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - FOREIGNER
    6. NEUTRON DANCE - THE POINTER SISTERS
    5. LOVERBOY - BILLY OCEAN
    4. THE HEAT IS ON - GLENN GREY
    3. CALIFORNIA GIRLS - DAVID LEE ROTH
    2. CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING - REO SPEEDWAGON
    1. CARELESS WHISPER - WHAM! FEATURING GEORGE MICHAEL
  18. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    On the chart at the same time...
  19. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    Enjoyed hearing 1985 this week.
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  20. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    38. OBSESSION - ANIMOTION

    Never knew this was a cover song.

    37. TAKE ME WITH U - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION

    Am I the only one who thought this sounded 'sped-up'? Occasionally a radio edit/remix will be a little faster than the original so pop stations can squeeze more songs (and commercials) into an hour. This felt faster than normal to me.

    36. OPERATOR - MIDNIGHT STAR

    Not only a terrible song, but it seemed to go on for-friggin-EVER.

    19. RELAX - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

    Mark Goodman said that Holly is the only member of Frankie on the recording. I'd swear I read that Paul Rutherford is also on there. So it's 2/5th Frankie. I can't find what I read, but I'm pretty sure I read that.

    10. THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD - JOHN FOGERTY

    Had no idea this was a top 10 song, bigger than "Girls" and "Centerfield". I woulda lost that bet. "You got to hyyyyyyyyyyyydeee hyyyyyyde...."

    9. SUGAR WALLS - SHEENA EASTON

    "Blood races to your private spots... Come inside my sugar walls." Pretty graphic song for 85, singing about the insides of her vag. Her baby's gonna miss that Morning Train...

    7. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - FOREIGNER

    Mark Goodman called this one of the greatest songs of the decade. I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree. Not even in my top 5000 songs of the 80s.

    3. CALIFORNIA GIRLS - DAVID LEE ROTH

    Loved this as a kid. So cornball now. Was probably only because of the video that I liked the song. Same with "Gigolo". Didn't he leave VH because he felt they were getting 'too pop' and keyboardy... but then this?

    1. CARELESS WHISPER - WHAM! FEATURING GEORGE MICHAEL

    Risque for work (some might say NFSW)

    youtube.com/watch?v=GaoLU6zKaws

    Here are some songs that were on the Hot 100 that week, but we'll never hear them on the VJ Big 40 because they never made it there:

    #44: Scandal "Beat Of A Heart"
    #48: Bronski Beat "Small Town Boy"
    #57: Nolan Thomas "Yo Little Brother" <- wtf is THIS?!
    #59: John Waite "Restless Heart"
    #62: Santana "Say It Again"
    #68: Go West "We Close Our Eyes"
    #73: Temptations "Treat Her Like A Lady"
    #88: Toto "Holyanna"
    #96: Steve Miller "Bongo Bongo"
    #97: Kim Wilde "Go For It"

    side note: This may be the first time Nina did NOT say "and this one is so easy-peasy" when doing her last song intro.

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