80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 12
    Okay 10
    Bad 18

    Not bad for an '82 countdown. Alan with the two Martha Quinn mentions =)

    33. I BELIEVE - CHILLIWACK

    I guess they aren't the one hit wonder I assumed they were.

    24. DADDY'S HOME - CLIFF RICHARD

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    12. PAC-MAN FEVER - BUCKNER AND GARCIA

    @semipenguin And Night Fever too?

    #91 Chubby Checker "Running"

    If you gave me 100,000 guesses, I still would never have figured out this was Chubby Checker.

    #98 Time "Cool (Part 1)"

    Morris has his hand in his pocket for way too long. #playingpocketpool [VIDEO]

    Won't make the top 40
    #43 Sammy Hagar "I'll Fall In Love Again"
    #44 Irene Cara "Anyone Can See"
    #45 Anne Murray "Another Sleepless Night"
    #58 Sugarhill Gang "Apache"
    #59 George Duke "Shine On" (#41 peak!)
    #62 Barbra Streisand "Memory"
    #63 Player "If Looks Could Kill"
    #64 Peabo Bryson "Let The Feeling Flow" (#42 peak!)
    #65 George Benson "Never Give Up On A Good Thing"
    #67 Survivor "Summer Nights"
    #71 AC/DC "Let's Get It Up"
    #72 Fred Parris & The Five Satins "Memories Of Days Gone By"
    #73 Sneaker "Don't Let Me In"
    #74 Larry Carlton "Sleepwalk"
    #80 A Taste Of Honey "I'll Try Something New" (#41 peak!)
    #81 Teddy Pendergrass "You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration"
    #83 Glass Moon "On A Carousel"
    #84 Petula Clark "Natural Love"
    #87 Boys Band "Don't Stop Me Baby (I'm On Fire)"
    #88 Bryan Adams "Lonely Nights"
    #89 Gino Vannelli "The Longer You Wait"
    #91 Chubby Checker "Running"
    #93 GQ "Sad Girl"
    #95 Spinners "Never Thought I'd Fall In Love"
    #96 Gene Cotton "If I Could Get You (Into My Life)"
    #98 Time "Cool (Part 1)"
     
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  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Lots of hits in Canada.

    My wife's favourite song from the countdown.

    This song gots lots of airplay up here.
     
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  3. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    @IdRatherBeSkiing Next week is 1989, there will be plenty of my wife's favorite songs (from when she was a kid) that will make me do a Beavis face #debbiegibson #tiffany #nkotb
     
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  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Probably a Whiney there as well. Think I will miss that one and just read the list here. Only countdown year worse for me is 1988.


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  5. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    March 25, 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 - Bangles
    1. The Living Years - Mike + The Mechanics
     
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  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Pretty bleak countdown. Maybe 5 good songs, another 2 or 3 that are tolerable.
     
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  7. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

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    14. Stand - R.E.M.

     
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  8. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 14
    Okay 11
    Bad 15

    Good for an '89 countdown. I usually expect much worst.

    26. Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc

    Alan saying "Locked After Dark" as the album name. Should we start calling him Tone Lock?

    23. Straight Up - Paula Abdul

    Mark Goodman was the one mentioning Martha Quinn this time =)

    8. Walk The Dinosaur - Was (Not Was)

    Much cooler than the Electric Slide or Macarena.

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    #55 Fixx "Driven Out"
    #78 Traveling Wilburys "End Of The Line"
    #93 Cheap Trick "Never Had A Lot To Lose"


    It's a sin these weren't top 40, especially compared to some that did make it.

    #80 Will To Power "Fading Away"

    Sounds like Information Society, until the vocals anyway.

    #92 Peter Schilling "The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)"

    Pete's synthpop + Enigma's pan flute = interesting combination. Pete also hits quite the high note toward the end!

    Won't make the top 40
    #54 Boy Meets Girl "Bring Down the Moon"
    #55 Fixx "Driven Out"
    #56 Pasadenas "Tribute (Right On)"
    #57 Simply Red "It's Only Love"
    #60 Carly Simon "Let The River Run"
    #64 New Edition "Can You Stand The Rain"
    #70 Steve Winwood "Hearts On Fire"
    #71 Kenny G "We've Saved The Best For Last"
    #72 Robbie Nevil "Somebody Like You"
    #76 Inner City "Good Life"
    #78 Traveling Wilburys "End Of The Line"
    #79 Gina Go-Go "I Can't Face The Fact"
    #80 Will To Power "Fading Away"
    #83 Love And Money "Halleluiah Man"
    #85 Choir Boys "Run To Paradise"
    #86 Duran Duran "Do You Believe In Shame?"
    #89 Chris Rea "Working On It"
    #90 Glenn Frey "Livin' Right"
    #92 Peter Schilling "The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)"
    #93 Cheap Trick "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
    #94 Kenny Loggins "Tell Her"
    #95 Escape Club "Walking Through Walls"
    #96 Midge Ure "Dear God"
    #98 Kiara "This Time"
    #99 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Got It Made"
     
  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream



    I can't help thinking about how this song would never be made if it was to be made today.


     
  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    This is the above post with the quotes not frucked up.




    I can't help thinking about how this song would never be made if it was to be made today.


    I am surprised and it is a sin. I think this is their best song (at least in my opinion).
     
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  11. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Kon Kan was a project of Canadian record producer/remixer Barry Harris. I Beg Your Pardon, their first single, included samples of Rose Garden, Disco Nights and Get Up & Boogie. Kevin Wynne was the vocalist. The song won a Juno award in 1990 for best dance recording. Joe South, who had written Rose Garden in 1967, was given songwriting credit alongside Barry Harris on I Beg Your Pardon. The first artist to record Rose Garden was Billy Joe Royal, who had hits with four other Joe South songs: Hush, Yo-Yo, I Knew You When and Down In The Boondocks. (Yes, Yo-Yo later became a huge hit for the Osmonds.) Okay, enough mind-numbing trivia. Here is the original version of Rose Garden:

     
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  12. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Slipping a mickey into someone's drink to get them to sleep with you. I see Bill Cosby all over this one.

    And why the transphobia? Don't you want a girl with a little extra something?
     
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  13. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    1987:

    40: SERIOUS - DONNA ALLEN
    39: LA ISLA BONITA - MADONNA
    38: I WILL BE THERE - GLASS TIGER
    37: LIGHT OF DAY - THE BARBUSTERS (JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS W/ MICHAEL J. FOX)
    36: CAN'TCHA SAY (YOU BELIEVE IN ME)/STILL IN LOVE - BOSTON
    35: WHAT'S GOING ON - CYNDI LAUPER
    34: (I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS - CUTTING CREW
    33: SMOKING GUN - THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
    32: CANDY - CAMEO
    31: I WANNA GO BACK - EDDIE MONEY
    30: COME AS YOU ARE - PETER WOLF
    29: DOMINOES - ROBBIE NEVIL
    28: BRAND NEW LOVER - DEAD OR ALIVE
    27: (YOU GOTTA) FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO PARTY - BEASTIE BOYS
    26: LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE - JODY WATLEY
    25: STONE LOVE - KOOL & THE GANG
    24: THE HONEYTHIEF - HIPSWAY
    23: AS WE LAY - SHIRLEY MURDOCK
    22: YOU GOT IT ALL - THE JETS
    21: WALKING DOWN YOUR STREET- THE BANGLES
    20: THE FINER THINGS - STEVE WINWOOD
    19: LIVIN' ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI
    18: RESPECT YOURSELF - BRUCE WILLIS
    17: THAT AIN'T LOVE - REO SPEEDWAGON
    16: BIG TIME - PETER GABRIEL
    15: WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE - TINA TURNER
    14: SIGN O' THE TIMES - PRINCE
    13: JACOB'S LADDER - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
    12: MIDNIGHT BLUE - LOU GRAMM
    11: LET'S GO - WANG CHUNG
    10: I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME - ARETHA FRANKLIN & GEORGE MICHAEL
    9: DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER - CROWDED HOUSE
    8: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN - EUROPE
    7: COME GO WITH ME - EXPOSE
    6: SOMEWHERE OUT THERE - LINDA RONSTADT & JAMES INGRAM
    5: MANDOLIN RAIN - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
    4: TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT - GENESIS
    3: LET'S WAIT AWHILE - JANET JACKSON
    2: NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW - STARSHIP
    1: LEAN ON ME - CLUB NOUVEAU
     
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  14. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Today's Useless Trivia

    (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) is one of only two top-40 hits to include two pair of parentheses in the title. The other is Earl Grant's 1958 hit The End. The earliest pressings of the recording showed the title as (At) The End (Of A Rainbow). Roy Hamilton and Jim Nabors also recorded the song and the label of their recordings showed the full title with the parentheses.

    The only other such songs I know of are (She's Only) Fourteen (And I Know I'm Going To Jail by Sonny Shorrock and (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) by the Stranglers.
     
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  15. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    39: LA ISLA BONITA - MADONNA

    Last night I dreamt of a countdown. It all seemed like yesterday. Not far away.

    Songs burned my ears like the devil. 1987 was not that great a year.
     
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  16. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 10
    Okay 8
    Bad 22

    40: SERIOUS - DONNA ALLEN

    If this song wasn't so terrible, it could be this board's theme song. "Let's talk seriou...Sirius".

    23: AS WE LAY - SHIRLEY MURDOCK

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    19: LIVIN' ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI

    Livin' on my hair!

    NPR Rewrote Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ to ‘Living on My Hair’

    8: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN - EUROPE

    It made the top ten? Wow!

    7: COME GO WITH ME - EXPOSE

    The beginning of the end for 80s music, really. After this, single name pop tarts and single name pop tart groups would rule the airwaves. Suddenly, what you see below was every-damn-where...

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    #59 Ratt "Dance"

    This album is where Ratt lost me (in fact, several hair bands lost me around 86/87/88). But they got me back with 1989's Reach For The Sky.

    #65 Beastie Boys "Brass Monkey"


    A #48 peak, their 4th biggest hit (Party, Intergalactic, Hey Ladies). I had no idea. If someone asked me to name the Beastie's four biggest hits, I would never have suspected this one.

    #86 Night Ranger "The Secret of My Success"

    Forgot about this song. Used to hear it all the time back in the day when the movie was hot.

    #93 Pseudo Echo "Living in a Dream"

    Peaked at #57. Only other US hit "Funky Town" #1. One hit wonder? I'm inclined to say yes, but it's a close call.

    Won't make the top 40:
    #46 Paul Lekakis "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)"
    #49 Herb Alpert "Keep Your Eye On Me"
    #51 Survivor "How Much Love"
    #56 Gregory Abbott "I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)"
    #57 Cover Girls "Show Me"
    #58 Georgio "Sexappeal"
    #59 Ratt "Dance"
    #60 Sammy Hagar "Winner Takes It All"
    #61 Run DMC "It's Tricky"
    #65 Beastie Boys "Brass Monkey"
    #68 Sheila E "Hold Me"
    #74 Lone Justice "Shelter"
    #76 Freddie Jackson "Have You Ever Loved Somebody"
    #77 David & David "Ain't So Easy"
    #81 Mel & Kim "Showing Out"
    #84 Luther Vandross "There's Nothing Better Than Love"
    #86 Night Ranger "The Secret of My Success"
    #87 Samantha Fox "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)"
    #88 Anita Baker "Same Ole Love"
    #90 Julian Cope "World Shut Your Mouth"
    #91 Corey Hart "Dancin' With My Mirror"
    #93 Pseudo Echo "Living in a Dream"
    #94 Starpoint "He Wants My Body"
    #95 Georgia Satellites "Battleship Chains"
    #97 a-ha "Cry Wolf"
    #98 Venetians "So Much For Love"
    #100 Paul Simon "The Boy In The Bubble"
     
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  17. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I found a few songs I like. While I find that 1986 countdowns typically give me a lot of songs I like, once you get into 1987, there's a lot of songs I'd prefer to avoid mixed in with the good ones.
     
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  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    1987 slightly better than 1989 which is slightly better than 1988 which is the worst year IMHO.

    Several different captions according to facebook memes.
    An apple on a pear for example.

    My own custom rewrite is Schnauzer on a stair.

    Yes. A one hit wonder remake of a one hit wonder to start with. I don't Lipps Inc ever filled up their greatest hits album. Side note: Tony Bazil has a greatest hits album. As does Nick Lowe. Both are one hit wonders by most definitions.

    No surprises in the won't make list.
     
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  19. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    My custom rewrite of "Livin' On A Prayer" is "Dirty Underwear"
     
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    sadchild Dude

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