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Old 11.01.2006, 10:24 PM   #1
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oops, it's actually called the "100 Greatest Songs of the 80s"
(i'm also rather unsure why i put the hypen in the topic title)

...prepare to feel outraged

(although it's about what one would expect, so don't get too worked up)

http://origin.www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/.../episode.jhtml

on the plus side, there's lots of videos collected over there (& and a flash version of joust to boot)

it's all part of a promotional ramp-up for their up and coming original comedy movie, Totally Awesome.
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Old 11.01.2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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So have they only done 100-81? Thats all I could find on the site.
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Old 11.01.2006, 11:05 PM   #3
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1-20 aren't published yet at the site
the episode revealing those top spots airs tomorrow and I suppose that's when they will list them.





 

21. Michael Jackson / "Beat It"
22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven"
23. Cyndi Lauper / "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
24. A-Ha / "Take On Me"
25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed"
26. Guns N' Roses / "Welcome to the Jungle"
27. Kajagoogoo / "Too Shy"
28. Wham! / "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
29. Talking Heads / "Burning Down the House"
30. Pat Benatar / "Love is a Battlefield"
31. Queen and David Bowie / "Under Pressure"
32. Night Ranger / "Sister Christian"
33. Soft Cell / "Tainted Love"
34. Poison / "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"
35. Phil Collins / "In the Air Tonight"
36. Tommy Tutone / "867-5309 / Jenny"
37. Aerosmith / "Janie's Got a Gun"
38. U2 / "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
39. Modern English / "I Melt With You"
40. The B-52's / "Love Shack"
41. Motley Crue / "Dr. Feelgood"
42. The Clash / "London Calling"
43. ABC / "Look of Love (Part One)"
44. Bananarama / "Cruel Summer"
45. Janet Jackson / "Nasty"
46. The Police / "Every Breath You Take"
47. Twisted Sister / "We're Not Gonna Take It"
48. Bruce Springsteen / "Born in the U.S.A."
49. Beastie Boys / "Fight For Your Right"
50. Eurythmics / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
51. Ratt / "Round and Round"
52. Dead or Alive / "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"
53. Billy Idol / "White Wedding"
54. Salt-N-Pepa / "Push It"
55. A Flock of Seagulls / "I Ran (So Far Away)"
56. Bonnie Tyler / "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
57. Toni Basil / "Mickey"
58. Culture Club / "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
59. John Mellencamp / "Jack & Diane"
60. Young M.C. / "Bust a Move"
61. Styx / "Mr. Roboto"
62. Berlin / "Take My Breath Away"
63. Devo / "Whip It"
64. Paula Abdul / "Straight Up"
65. Foreigner / "I Want to Know What Love Is"
66. Depeche Mode / "Just Can't Get Enough"
67. REO Speedwagon / "Keep On Loving You"
68. Public Enemy / "Fight the Power"
69. R.E.M / "It's The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)"
70. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts/ "I Love Rock N' Roll"
71. Rick James / "Super Freak"
72. The Fixx / "One Thing Leads to Another"
73. Nena / "99 Luftbaloons"
74. George Michael / "Faith"
75. Prince / "Little Red Corvette"
76. Thomas Dolby / "She Blinded Me With Science"
77. New Edition / "Candy Girl"
78. Blondie / "Call Me"
79. Human League / "Don't You Want Me?"
80. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / "It Takes Two"
81. Cameo / "Word Up!"
82. Squeeze / "Tempted"
83. Prince / "Kiss"
84. Lionel Richie / "All Night Long (All Night)"
85. Robert Palmer / "Addicted to Love"
86. Bow Wow Wow / "I Want Candy"
87. Falco / "Rock Me Amadeus"
88. Chaka Khan / "Ain't Nobody"
89. The Pretenders / "Brass in Pocket"
90. Tone-Loc / "Wild Thing"
91. Katrina and The Waves / "Walking On Sunshine"
92. New Kids on the Block / "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
93. Gary Numan / "Cars"
94. The Rolling Stones / "Start Me Up"
95. Debbie Gibson / "Only in My Dreams"
96. Men at Work / "Down Under"
97. The Romantics / "What I Like About You"
98. Bobby Brown / "My Perogative"
99. Wang Chung / "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
100. Loverboy / "Working for the Weekend"
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Old 11.01.2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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number one is Livin On A Prayer.
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nevermind. i was gonna post the list but got beat to it.
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number one is Livin On A Prayer.

That's truly frightening.
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Old 11.01.2006, 11:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, no surprises on the list, really. Everything I would expect to be there. Afterall, Ive seen enough of those stupid vh1 top 100 shows and you kinda get a feel for their limited extent of musical knowledge. Of course, I guess they have to stick with the popular songs to please the masses.
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Old 11.01.2006, 11:27 PM   #9
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joust fucking slays!

I like that game also. I have all the old school arcade games as MAME roms and the Williams Electronics ones (Stargate, Joust, Moon Patrol, Defender, and Robotron: 2084) are among my favorites. A lot of people I suppose have the Williams "greatest hits" for Playstation.

On the subject of MAME, check out this guy's Halloween costume. He's a geek, that's for sure, but this is still pretty cool.

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Old 11.01.2006, 11:40 PM   #10
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i got the reissue on nes back in the day, such an addicting game.

that costume looks like a pain in the ass to carry around.
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Old 11.02.2006, 02:54 AM   #11
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27. Kajagoogoo / "Too Shy"
28. Wham! / "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"

Wham! shoulda placed higher than Kajagoogoogoogogogoogogjo
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Old 11.02.2006, 03:53 AM   #13
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Hell yeah man. And isn't Wham! making a comeback?!

The shirt's gotta go though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n7Aiic3AgM

The hair is worse then Savage Clones' 80's circa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogWfcMyG1rs

wham might make a comeback! oh god they will have to dust off that other guy then. place a missing persons report etc.
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Old 11.02.2006, 10:35 AM   #14
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wham's best song is Everything She Wants - so much better than wake me up. Nothing really outrages me about that list, though if Livin' on a Prayer is number one that might be slightly annoying. Seeing that Home Sweet Home isn't in the list, though, gives me hope that it is in the top 20, as well as Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Old 11.02.2006, 10:44 AM   #15
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On what basis is this listing chosen? Is it a public vote, or sales, or numbers of requests? Or is it a list cobbled together by journalists in the pub on a Friday lunchtime? It's not a matter of importance, I'm just wondering.

I'd be interested to see a UK version of the "100 Greatest Songs of the 80s" list and compare it to the US one.
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Old 11.02.2006, 11:28 AM   #16
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I don't think they would differ much.
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Old 11.02.2006, 11:40 AM   #17
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I'm not so sure about that. I'd be surprised if i saw these in a UK list:

22. The Cure / "Just Like Heaven"
25. Go-Go's / "Our Lips Are Sealed"
26. Guns N' Roses / "Welcome to the Jungle"
29. Talking Heads / "Burning Down the House"
30. Pat Benatar / "Love is a Battlefield"
32. Night Ranger / "Sister Christian"
34. Poison / "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"
36. Tommy Tutone / "867-5309 / Jenny"
37. Aerosmith / "Janie's Got a Gun"
39. Modern English / "I Melt With You"
41. Motley Crue / "Dr. Feelgood"
42. The Clash / "London Calling"
47. Twisted Sister / "We're Not Gonna Take It"
51. Ratt / "Round and Round"
59. John Mellencamp / "Jack & Diane"
60. Young M.C. / "Bust a Move"
61. Styx / "Mr. Roboto"
63. Devo / "Whip It"
64. Paula Abdul / "Straight Up"
67. REO Speedwagon / "Keep On Loving You"
68. Public Enemy / "Fight the Power"
71. Rick James / "Super Freak"
72. The Fixx / "One Thing Leads to Another"
80. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock / "It Takes Two"
81. Cameo / "Word Up!"
92. New Kids on the Block / "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
95. Debbie Gibson / "Only in My Dreams"
97. The Romantics / "What I Like About You"
98. Bobby Brown / "My Perogative"
99. Wang Chung / "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
100. Loverboy / "Working for the Weekend"
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22, 42, 72 and 99 must surely be on that list, don't you think?
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Old 11.02.2006, 11:47 AM   #19
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I think that there are other Cure songs that would be more likely to figure in a UK version of the list (probably In Between Days or Close To Me), and The Clash were never as popular here as in the USA, although Should I Stay Or Should I Go might get into the list.

Numbers 72 and 99 I've never even heard of!
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22, 42, 72 and 99 must surely be on that list, don't you think?

yep! And hopefully 60. Young MC
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