80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    35. SIGN OF THE TIMES - PRINCE

    Aside from the inexplicable and bizarre appeal of "Kiss", everything Prince did after Purple Rain and before the Batman Soundtrack can be trashed in my opinion.

    34. AT THIS MOMENT - BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS

    Ugh.

    30. THE FINER THINGS - STEVE WINWOOD

    "Vagina things keep shinin' through..."

    17. THE FINAL COUNTDOWN - EUROPE

    About 5 years ago, Sirius Kids Place played this song every day. I guess the under 10 crowd loves it?

    16. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF - GEORGIA SATELLITES

    Dan Baird's solo song "I Love You Period" is another fun one from this guy.

    14. I WANNA GO BACK - EDDIE MONEY

    Never knew this was a cover.

    11. FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (TO PARTY) - BEASTIE BOYS

    With hair metal in a slump (Ratt 'Dancing Undercover', Twisted Sister 'Come Out & Play', Quiet Riot 'QR3', etc), this kicked some much needed life into 'rebel against your parents' rock. First time I heard it on the radio, I thought "YEAH that's what I need right now!"

    Some songs that will never make it into the Top 40:
    #50 A-Ha "Cry Wolf"
    #54 Sammy Hagar "Winner Takes It All"
    #59 Survivor "How Much Love"
    #67 Ratt "Dance"
    #73 Pretenders "My Baby"
    #75 Patty Smyth "Never Enough"
    #79 Run DMC "It's Tricky"
    #86 Paul Simon "The Boy In The Bubble"
    #90 Til Tuesday "Coming Up Close"
    #100 Daryl Hall "Someone Like You"
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  2. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    I agree The Beastie Boy's set the stage for Grunge and it marked the beginning of end of Hair Metal.

    16. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF - GEORGIA SATELLITES

    Dan Baird's solo song "I Love You Period" is another fun one from this guy.
    Loved this album. Battleship Chains was another good one. Shame they didn't have more a successful run than just one Hit

    14. I WANNA GO BACK - EDDIE MONEY

    Never knew this was a cover.
    Me Neither
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  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Agreed.
    I used to listen to the GS cassette all the time. Battleship Chains was great.


    Same same.
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  4. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that song was and still is great. I had no idea either that I Wanna Go Back was a cover song.
  5. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Yeah I was very surprised! In fact, Eddie was the third person to release it.

    "I Wanna Go Back" is a 1984 song by American rock band Billy Satellite, written by band members Monty Byrom, Danny Chauncey, and Ira Walker, that achieved major popularity when recorded by Eddie Money in 1986. Another version was recorded by former Santana/Journey keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie for his self-titled 1985 debut solo album.
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