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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