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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  6. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1989

    40. ONE - METALLICA
    39. FEELS SO GOOD - VAN HALEN
    38. WILD THING - TONE LOC
    37. THE LOVE IN YOUR EYES - EDDIE MONEY
    36. ORINOCO FLOW (SAIL AWAY) - ENYA
    35. SHE WON'T TALK TO ME - LUTHER VANDROSS
    34. THE LOVER IN ME - SHEENA EASTON
    33. SINCERELY YOURS - SWEET SENSATION
    32. THINKING OF YOU - SA-FIRE
    31. ROCKET - DEF LEPPARD
    30. ROOM TO MOVE - ANIMOTION
    29. SURRENDER TO ME - ANN WILSON & ROBIN ZANDER
    28. SECOND CHANCE - .38 SPECIAL
    27. I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU - BON JOVI
    26. FUNKY COLD MEDINA - TONE LOC
    25. LIKE A PRAYER - MADONNA
    24. HEAVEN HELP ME - DEON ESTUS
    23. STRAIGHT UP - PAULA ABDUL
    22. CRYIN' - VIXEN
    21. MORE THAN YOU KNOW - MARTIKA
    20. YOUR MAMA DON'T DANCE - POISON
    19. I BEG YOUR PARDON - KON KAN
    18. YOU GOT IT (THE RIGHT STUFF) - NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
    17. SUPERWOMAN - KARYN WHITE
    16. YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
    15. JUST BECAUSE - ANITA BAKER
    14. STAND - R.E.M.
    13. DON'T TELL ME LIES – BREATHE
    12. DREAMIN' - VANESSA WILLIAMS
    11. PARADISE CITY - GUNS N' ROSES
    10. YOU'RE NOT ALONE - CHICAGO
    9. RONI - BOBBY BROWN
    8. WALK THE DINOSAUR - WAS (NOT WAS)
    7. SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
    6. LOST IN YOUR EYES - DEBBIE GIBSON
    5. MY HEART CAN'T TELL YOU NO - ROD STEWART
    4. THE LOOK – ROXETTE
    3. GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - MILLI VANILLI
    2. ETERNAL FLAME - THE BANGLES
    1. THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE + THE MECHANICS
  7. larryinnyc

    larryinnyc New Member

    Great countdown. Brings back memories


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  8. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    40. ONE - METALLICA

    I'm shocked they don't play the 4:58 edit. Not complaining, just surprised they subject the "Eternal Flame"/"Lost In Your Eyes"-loving gum-chompers to the full version.

    39. FEELS SO GOOD - VAN HALEN

    World's worst synth sound ever? VH lost me on this album. It's not terrible, but lord it's not great either. At least 6 of its songs can go right in the trash.

    37. THE LOVE IN YOUR EYES - EDDIE MONEY

    I bought his Greatest Hits tape back in '89 and was disappointed when this still-fresh top 40 hit wasn't on it, but at least 5 not-hits (not top 40 anyway) were on there instead.

    36. ORINOCO FLOW (SAIL AWAY) - ENYA

    From Metallica to Enya. Polar opposites. Love it.

    29. SURRENDER TO ME - ANN WILSON & ROBIN ZANDER

    Poor attempt to create "Almost Paradise - The Sequel". Horrible.

    25. LIKE A PRAYER - MADONNA
    23. STRAIGHT UP - PAULA ABDUL


    Two of the biggest songs of the late 80s. Two of the songs I hate the most from the late 80s. Can't change the channel fast enough.

    22. CRYIN' - VIXEN

    Alan said this group isn't forgotten. Who (aside from Sirius) is spinning them? I haven't heard them anywhere else since '89.

    Some songs that will never make the Top 40:
    #42 Dino 24/7
    #55 Fixx "Driven Out"
    #57 Simply Red "It's Only Love"
    #60 Carly Simon "Let The River Run"
    #70 Steve Winwood "Hearts On Fire"
    #78 Traveling Wilburys "End Of The Line"
    #86 Duran Duran "Do You Believe In Shame?"
    #93 Cheap Trick "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
    #94 Kenny Loggins "Tell Her"
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  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    This never broke the top 40? Kinda shocking. Great song.
  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Huh. I would have thought that it peaked higher than 63. It seemed to be everywhere back then.
    I liked the Wheelbarrows.
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  11. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    "Oh! Oh! Oh-oh-oh!" :facepalm:

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  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Oh, oh, oh yes you did.......
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  13. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    And then there's always the precise moment it all came crashing down for Rob & Fab in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...in Australi...

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  14. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Ha!
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  15. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1983

    40. SO CLOSE - DIANA ROSS
    39. I DON'T CARE ANYMORE - PHIL COLLINS
    38. WINDS OF CHANGE - JEFFERSON STARSHIP
    37. I LIKE IT - DEBARGE
    36. MY KIND OF LADY - SUPERTRAMP
    35. I WON'T HOLD YOU BACK - TOTO
    34. EVEN NOW - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLIT BAND
    33. DREAMIN' IS EASY - STEEL BREEZE
    32. YOU AND I - EDDIE RABBIT & CRYSTAL GAYLE
    31. SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE - THOMAS DOLBY
    30. LIES - THOMPSON TWINS
    29. MAKE LOVE STAY - DAN FOGELBERG
    28. CHANGE OF HEART - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBRAKERS
    27. LITTLE RED CORVETTE - PRINCE
    26. ALLENTOWN - BILLY JOEL
    25. POISON ARROW - ABC
    24. DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
    23. BABY COME TO ME - PATTI AUSTIN & JAMES INGRAM
    22. BREAKING US IN TWO - JOE JACKSON
    21. THE STRAY CAT STRUT - THE STRAY CATS
    20. LITTLE TOO LATE - PAT BENATAR
    19. ALL RIGHT - CHRISTOPHER CROSS
    18. I'VE GOT A ROCK AND ROLL HEART - ERIC CLAPTON
    17. FALL IN LOVE WITH ME - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    16. DER KOMMISSAR - AFTER THE FALL
    15. BEAT IT - MICHAEL JACKSON
    14. JEOPARDY - GREG KIHN BAND
    13. I KNOW THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON - FRIDA
    12. SHAME ON THE MOON - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    11. COME ON EILEEN - DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
    10. TWILIGHT ZONE - GOLDEN EARRING
    9. ONE ON ONE - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    8. SEPARATE WAYS - JOURNEY
    7. MR. ROBOTO - STYX
    6. WE'VE GOT TONIGHT - KENNY ROGERS & SHEENA EASTON
    5. BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG - THE PRETENDERS
    4. YOU ARE - LIONEL RICHIE
    3. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN
    2. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - CULTURE CLUB
    1. BILLIE JEAN - MICHAEL JACKSON
  16. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    24. DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK

    Lawsuit of the millennium.

    Down Under composers to pay for breach

    18. I'VE GOT A ROCK AND ROLL HEART - ERIC CLAPTON

    Very forgotten song. Can't say I've missed it, but I probably haven't heard it since '83.

    16. DER KOMMISSAR - AFTER THE FALL

    I prefer this English cover version to the Falco original. But I'm repeating myself - I mentioned this a couple months ago when I was talking about the English version of "99 Luftballons".

    9. ONE ON ONE - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES

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    8. SEPARATE WAYS - JOURNEY

    Literal version of this video is a riot.

    Separate Ways: Literal Video Version from DASjr

    Some songs that will never make it into the Top 40:
    #47 Ric Ocasek "Something To Grab For"
    #50 Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
    #53 Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
    #60 J Geils Band "Land Of A Thousand Dances"
    #61 Billy Joel "Goodnight Saigon"
    #62 Berlin "Sex (I'm A...)"
    #66 Adam Ant "Desperate But Not Serious"
    #70 Missing Persons "Walking In LA"
    #82 Lou Rawls "Wind Beneath My Wings" (pre-Bette Midler)
    #84 Wall Of Voodoo "Mexican Radio"
    #86 Weather Girls "It's Raining Men"
    #88 Janet Jackson "Come Give Your Love To Me"
  17. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent


    Surprised at these 4. Mexican Radio was huge back then (of course it may have been a bigger hit on Canadian radio). The other 3 have had plenty of play post 1983 that one would think they did better in 1983 (don't like the Weather Girls and wished it got the play of a #86 hit but still).

    ETA: thanx for doing this. Cool to see the stuff that didn't make it.
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  18. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1986

    40. GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    39. I CAN'T WAIT - NU SHOOZ
    38. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU - LEVEL 42
    37. I DO WHAT I DO - JOHN TAYLOR
    36. FOR AMERICA - JACKSON BROWNE
    35. IF YOU LEAVE - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
    34. SATURDAY LOVE - CHERRELLE WITH ALEXANDER O'NEAL
    33. BAD BOY - MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    32. LIVE IF LIFE - OPUS
    31. TAKE ME HOME - PHIL COLLINS
    30. OVERJOYED - STEVIE WONDER
    29. AMERICAN STORM - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    28. NO EASY WAY OUT - ROBERT TEPPER
    27. SO FAR AWAY - DIRE STRAITS
    26. HOW WILL I KNOW - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    25. KYRIE - MR. MISTER
    24. I THINK IT'S LOVE - JERMAINE JACKSON
    23. YOUR LOVE - THE OUTFIELD
    22. SANCTIFY YOURSELF - SIMPLE MINDS
    21. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY - JANET JACKSON
    20. KING FOR A DAY - THE THOMPSON TWINS
    19. I CAN'T WAIT - STEVIE NICKS
    18. CALLING AMERICA - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
    17. BEAT'S SO LONELY - CHARLIE SEXTON
    16. WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE - VAN HALEN
    15. SARA - STARSHIP
    14. HARLEM SHUFFLE - ROLLING STONES
    13. THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT - LOVERBOY
    12. WEST END GIRLS - PET SHOP BOYS
    11. TENDER LOVE - FORCE M.D.'S
    10. NIKITA - ELTON JOHN
    9. ADDICTED TO LOVE - ROBERT PALMER
    8. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY - SLY FOX
    7. MANIC MONDAY - BANGLES
    6. WHAT YOU NEED - INXS
    5. THESE DREAMS - HEART
    4. SECRET LOVERS - ATLANTIC STARR
    3. KISS - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION
    2. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
    1. ROCK ME AMADEUS - FALCO
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  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Some good songs but already a lot of crap to wade through to get them. The following songs are not listenable to me:

    40. GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    26. HOW WILL I KNOW - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    24. I THINK IT'S LOVE - JERMAINE JACKSON
    21. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY - JANET JACKSON
    5. THESE DREAMS - HEART (usually like Heart, but this song is fingernails on a chalkboard)

    These songs I actually like:
    38. SOMETHING ABOUT YOU - LEVEL 42
    35. IF YOU LEAVE - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
    29. AMERICAN STORM - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    27. SO FAR AWAY - DIRE STRAITS
    25. KYRIE - MR. MISTER
    23. YOUR LOVE - THE OUTFIELD
    20. KING FOR A DAY - THE THOMPSON TWINS
    19. I CAN'T WAIT - STEVIE NICKS
    12. WEST END GIRLS - PET SHOP BOYS
    10. NIKITA - ELTON JOHN
    9. ADDICTED TO LOVE - ROBERT PALMER
    8. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY - SLY FOX
    7. MANIC MONDAY - BANGLES
    6. WHAT YOU NEED - INXS
    2. R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
    1. ROCK ME AMADEUS - FALCO

    Indifferent to:


    31. TAKE ME HOME - PHIL COLLINS
    22. SANCTIFY YOURSELF - SIMPLE MINDS
    16. WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE - VAN HALEN
    15. SARA - STARSHIP
    14. HARLEM SHUFFLE - ROLLING STONES
    3. KISS - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION

    Never heard:
    39. I CAN'T WAIT - NU SHOOZ
    37. I DO WHAT I DO - JOHN TAYLOR
    36. FOR AMERICA - JACKSON BROWNE
    34. SATURDAY LOVE - CHERRELLE WITH ALEXANDER O'NEAL
    33. BAD BOY - MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    32. LIVE IF LIFE - OPUS
    30. OVERJOYED - STEVIE WONDER
    28. NO EASY WAY OUT - ROBERT TEPPER
    18. CALLING AMERICA - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
    17. BEAT'S SO LONELY - CHARLIE SEXTON
    13. THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT - LOVERBOY
    11. TENDER LOVE - FORCE M.D.'S
    4. SECRET LOVERS - ATLANTIC STARR
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  20. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    You've never heard "Your Love" by The Outfield?

    The 80's plays that one a lot..
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