80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    So even back then, top 40 sucked.
     
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Anything after 1985
     
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  3. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    @semipenguin Yep, though it does help to have Desmond Child on board helping you write those originals. Just ask Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Jon Bon....
     
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  4. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    February 7, 1981:

    40: BACK IN BLACK – AC/DC
    39: WHO’S MAKING LOVE – THE BLUES BROTHERS
    38: AH! LEAH! – DONNIE IRIS
    37: HEARTS ON FIRE – RANDY MEISNER
    36: LADY – KENNY ROGERS
    35: TELL IT LIKE IT IS - HEART
    34: DE DO DO DO, DE DA,DA,DA – THE POLICE
    33: HE CAN’T LOVE YOU – THE MICHAEL STANLEY BAND
    32: HUNGRY HEART – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
    31: TIME IS TIME - ANDY GIBB
    30: TREAT ME RIGHT – PAT BENETAR
    29: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY – THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
    28: KILLIN’ TIME – FRED KNOBLOCK AND SUSAN ANTON
    27: SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN – RONNIE MILSAP
    26: I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN – BARRY MANILOW
    25: HELLO AGAIN – NEIL DIAMOND
    24: A LITTLE IN LOVE – CLIFF RICHARD
    23: HEARTBREAK HOTEL – THE JACKSONS
    22: GUILTY – BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB
    21: SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD – THE EAGLES
    20: CRYING – DON McLEAN
    19: TOGETHER - TIERRA
    18: I AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT – STEVIE WONDER
    17: THE BEST OF TIMES - STYX
    16: THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
    15: LOVE ON THE ROCKS – NEIL DIAMOND
    14: MISS SUN- BOZ SCAGGS
    13: KEEP ON LOVING YOU – REO SPEEDWAGON
    12: SAME OLD LANG SYNE – DAN FOGELBERG
    11: HEY NINETEEN – STEELY DAN
    10: GIVING IT UP FOR YOUR LOVE – DELBERT McCLINTON
    9: IT’S MY TURN – DIANA ROSS
    8: WOMAN – JOHN LENNON
    7: EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD – AIR SUPPLY
    6: (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER – JOHN LENNON
    5: PASSION – ROD STEWART
    4: 9 TO 5 – DOLLY PARTON
    3: I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT – EDDIE RABBITT
    2: THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE
    1: CELEBRATION – KOOL & THE GANG
     
  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    I love this song

    27: SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RAIN – RONNIE MILSAP
     
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  6. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 6
    Ok 7
    Bad 27

    Heard a lot of these songs last year. My 2018 comments. My 2017 comments.

    39: WHO’S MAKING LOVE – THE BLUES BROTHERS

    First time hearing this. The bass line of this song is quite similar to "Another One Bites The Dust". This song originally came out in 1968. I wonder if John Deacon was inspired by this song? Maybe subconsciously?

    35: TELL IT LIKE IT IS - HEART

    Ok, I'll tell it like it is. This song was a bad idea.

    7: EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD – AIR SUPPLY

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    3: I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT – EDDIE RABBITT

    Nina: "I Love A Rainy Night, especially one with lots of carrots."
    Me: "Huh?"

    2: THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE

    The song started playing even before Nina's first hint. "I could make it real easy for you [song starts playing], but I won't". WTF?

    #46 Queen "Flash's Theme"

    Wasn't in my mp3 collection! Just fixed this.

    "Flash! Flash I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"

    #69 Suzi Quatro "Lipstick"

    Stolen riff alert! Lifted from Van Morrison's "Gloria". And what a total Joan Jett photocopy too - the image, everything.

    #70 Dire Straits "Skateaway"

    I didn't realize it back in the day, but Mark Knopfler is just a more polished Lou Reed.

    #74 Lakeside "Fantastic Voyage"

    Later rapped over by Coolio.

    #76 Doobie Brothers "Wynken, Blynken & Nod"

    Why Michael McDonald and the boys decided to turn a children's poem into a yacht rock snorefest is beyond me.

    #79 Slave "Watching You"

    Snoop & Dre used this for "Gin & Juice":
    "Walking down the street, watching ladies go by, watching you."
    "Rollin' down the street, smokin' endo, sippin' on gin and juice."

    Will never reach the top 40
    #46 Queen "Flash's Theme"
    #53 Rita Coolidge "Fool That I Am"
    #54 Elvis Presley "Guitar Man"
    #55 Shalamar "Full Of Fire"
    #56 Peter Allen "Fly Away"
    #59 Teddy Pendergrass "Love TKO"
    #66 Glen Campbell "I Don't Want to Know Your Name"
    #68 Aretha Franklin "United Together"
    #69 Suzi Quatro "Lipstick"
    #70 Dire Straits "Skateaway"
    #73 Association "Dreamer"
    #74 Lakeside "Fantastic Voyage"
    #75 Charles Fox "Seasons"
    #76 Doobie Brothers "Wynken, Blynken & Nod"
    #79 Slave "Watching You"
    #82 Fleetwood Mac "Fireflies"
    #87 Earth Wind & Fire "And Love Goes On"
    #88 McGuffy Lane "Long Time Lovin' You"
    #89 Spyro Gyra "Cafe Amore"
    #90 Touch "Don't You Know What Love Is"
    #94 Queen "Need Your Loving Tonight"
    #96 Rockpile "Teacher Teacher"
    #97 Earth Wind & Fire "You"
    #98 Sugarhill Gang "8th Wonder"
    #100 Reddings "Remote Control"
     
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  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    These countdowns have taught me that Earth, Wind & Fire we’re still going strong in the 80s. Not sure that is a good thing.


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  8. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    1983:

    40: MR. ROBOTO - STYX
    39: THE WOMAN IN ME – DONNA SUMMER
    38: THE CLAPPING SONG – PIA ZADORA
    37: I KNEW YOU WHEN – LINDA RONSTADT
    36: I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON - FRIDA
    35: FALL IN LOVE WITH ME – EARTH, WIND & FIRE
    34: THE GIRL IS MINE – MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL McCARTNEY
    33: BREAKING US IN TWO – JOE JACKSON
    32: DIRTY LAUNDRY – DON HENLEY
    31: ON THE LOOSE - SAGA
    30: SPACE AGE LOVE SONG – A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
    29: WHAT ABOUT ME – MOVING PICTURES
    28: ONE ON ONE – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    27: SEPARATE WAYS - JOURNEY
    26: TWILIGHT ZONE – GOLDEN EARRING
    25: HEART OF THE NIGHT – JUICE NEWTON
    24: WE’VE GOT TONIGHT – KENNY ROGERS AND SHEENA EASTON
    23: BILLIE JEAN – MICHAEL JACKSON
    22: BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG – THE PRETENDERS
    21: YOU ARE – LIONEL RICHIE
    20: YOU GOT LUCKY – TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
    19: HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF – DURAN DURAN
    18: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME – CULTURE CLUB
    17: ALLENTOWN – BILLY JOEL
    16: ALL RIGHT – CHRISTOPHER CROSS
    15: HEART TO HEART – KENNY LOGGINS
    14: YOUR LOVE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY – SAMMY HAGAR
    13: PASS THE DUTCHIE – MUSICAL YOUTH
    12: GOODY TWO SHOES – ADAM ANT
    11: THE OTHER GUY – LITTLE RIVER BAND
    10: YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE – PHIL COLLINS
    9: STRAY CAT STRUT – STRAY CATS
    8: ROCK THE CASBAH – THE CLASH
    7: YOU AND I – EDDIE RABBITT AND CRYSTAL GAYLE
    6: MANEATER – DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    5: AFRICA - TOTO
    4: SHAME ON THE MOON – BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    3: SEXUAL HEALING – MARVIN GAYE
    2: BABY, COME TO ME – PATTI AUSTIN & JAMES INGRAM
    1: DOWN UNDER – MEN AT WORK
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019 at 9:59 PM

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