80's music gotta love it

  1. For all those folks who grew up in the 80's name your favorite 80's bands. Or, if it's more than one, even better. I'll go first.

    The clash

    Men at Work

    Big Country
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  2. 93 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    I was already grown and raising kids in the '80s, but I was still young enough then to appreciate the music. I especially liked the "hair bands", like Bon Jovi (gawd, how I loved the Slippery When Wet album!!) and Def Leppard. Also got a kick out of the girl groups like the Go-Gos and the Bangles, and I really enjoyed New Wave stuff. Fine Young Cannibals, anyone?:chuckle
  4. by   NurseShell
    Depeche Mode!!!! WOO HOO!!:

    Erasure!

    New Order!

    INXS!

    U2! (guess they are still around)
    Then again, so is Depeche - I saw them in concert 2001 (they didn't do many oldies though!!! bummer)
  5. by   TheLionessRN
    How about Loverboy?
  6. by   NurseShell
    Who sang "Red Skies at Night"? anyone know? I liked that song...

    One hit wonders..."Come on Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners - I know that group)

    how 'bout Spandau Ballet - they only had a couple hits
  7. by   TheLionessRN
    Remember all the music that Miami Vice showcased? I loved Genesis. Glenn Fry, Don Henley.....Foriegner's "I want to know what love is" seems to embody a lot of the 80s for me.
    Hate to admit it, but Madonna was one of my favorites during that time. Her music was perfect for the dance floor.
  8. by   Hidi74
    I was more of a late 80's gal......Big hair bands all the way!!!! Bon Jovi, Poison, Montley Crue, Kiss , Whitesnake, Journey, AHHHH those were the days!!!!!
  9. by   KELLYGIRL
    "The Wedding Singer" has some of the best 80s music.
    "Round and Round" <------Love this!!!
  10. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Hidi74
    I was more of a late 80's gal......Big hair bands all the way!!!! Bon Jovi, Poison, Montley Crue, Kiss , Whitesnake, Journey, AHHHH those were the days!!!!!
    Yep, me too. I went to 3 - 4 concerts a month.
  11. by   Brita01
    British group lover over here: Duran Duran, Wham, Human League, Culture Club, Aha, Thompson Twins, anything with a synthesizer playing it. Also Go-Gos, and who were the Walk Like an Egyptian people?
  12. by   hapeewendy
    ohmygoodness reading this on my break at work and I totally wanna bust out my legwarmers and start breakdancing!
    holy great era of music batman!
    where do I start............ hubboy this list is huge

    U2 and the clash are tied for first place in my liddle 80's lovin heart, then comes, in no order :
    Depeche Mode
    Duran Duran
    Midnight oil
    all those one hit wonders - come on eileen, big country , whisper to a scream, video killed the radio star....etc etc
    REO speedwagon (dork I know!)
    the michael jackson of the 80's was pretty cool - what the HECK happend there? haha
    I could go on all night with this , but I musnt because I have to leave some room for other posters and let them name some bands not yet named

    okay , stopping, but first, where is my TAB cola? and my pacman on atari game , ah well I can always sit down and watch the facts of life or something
  13. by   PsychoRN
    My favorite 80's bands vary from new wave to heavy metal. My favorites include:

    Extreme
    Duran Duran
    Adam Ant
    Guns N Roses
    INXS
    Def Leppard
    Hanoi Rocks
    Faith No More
    Culture Club
    Aerosmith
    Def Leppard
    The Scorpions
    The Go Go's

    And many more I can't think of right now. Still love watching 80's music videos.
  14. by   bewbew



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