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Top Songs of the 1980s (Counting Down #500 to #1).  This was originally posted on Facebook.  If you belong to Facebook and want to comment, you can find it here.
 

This is an experiment.  I love making lists, but I don't know if Facebook's Notes app is a good place to post a list.  This is a list I've been working on for a few months now.  It's a highly subjective list of the top 500 songs of the decade according to me and only me.


There are worthy artists who are omitted because I just never got into them, and there are unworthy artists who were included because I don't feel quite guilty enough about those particular guilty pleasures.  The list is undoubtedly affected by the fact that I was in junior high at the start of the decade and in grad school at the end of the decade and the music director at WRCT-FM from 85 to 87.


Like my lists for the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, I have three rules:

1) No more than one song per album

2) For the top 40 only, no more than one song per artist

3) The song had to be released in that decade (date is determined by record sleeve, allmusic.com or discogs.com)
I posted 25 songs each day counting down to 301 and switched to 20 a day for the top 300.  Here's the final installment (500 to 1).  See this space for more commentary from some fellow DJs and bandmates of the past.


500         Leather Nun - Gimme Gimme Gimme

499         Bronski Beat - Why?

498         Rave-Ups - Remember

497         Queen - Another One Bites The Dust

496         John Zorn - Cobra (Moderato)

495         Missing Persons - Walking In L.A.

494         Talk Talk - It's My Life

493         Piranhas - Love Games

492         Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

491         Blondie - Rapture

490         Michelle Shocked - The Cement Lament

489         Big Dipper - Faith Healer

488         Mekons - Big Zombie

487         Ian Dury - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

486         Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days

485         Alter Natives - Sunset

484         Yes - Leave It

483         Motor Totemist Guild - Submission

482         JFA - Charlie Brown

481         Home and Garden - King Penguin

480         Bloody Mannequin Orchestra - Meal at McDonalds

479         Genesis - Misunderstanding

478         Ali & Tams avec L'Orchestre Malo - Malo

477         The Police - Synchronicity I

476         Lounge Lizards - Incident On South Street

475         The Circle Jerks - Coup d'Etat

474         Dbs - Bonneville

473         Long Ryders - Join My Gang

472         Robert Hazard - Escalator of Life

471         Ratt - Round and Round

470         Men at Work - Down Under

469         The Wolfgang Press - Sweatbox

468         The Romantics - What I Like About You

467         Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule

466         Eartha Kitt - Cha Cha Heels

465         Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Manaqib Khawaja Mueenuddin Chishti

464         Chumbawamba - How to Get Your Band on Television

463         Alarm - Sixty Eight Guns

462         Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

461         Fishbone - Ma And Pa

460         Billy Bragg - It Says Here

459         Yeah Yeah Noh - Stealing in the Name of the Lord

458         The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like

457         The Cars - Shake It Up

456         Talk Talk - Talk Talk

455         I, Ludicrous - Mistakes

454         Cesaria Evora - Fruto Proibido

453         Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright

452         Blue "Gene" Tyranny - Harvey Milk

451         Casselberry-Dupree - Did Jesus Have a Baby Sister?

450         Thelonious Monster - Union Street

449         Aztec Camera - Jump

448         Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot

447         Sneetches - In My Car

446         Zimbo Chimps - Inca Vacation

445         Didjits - Jerry Lee

444         Coil - Tainted Love

443         Belfast Cowboys - Jesus Was a Truck Driving Man

442         Max Urban - Flem Fatale

441         Nena - 99 Luftballons (German version)

440         Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia

439         Pop Group - Feed the Hungry

438         This Heat - Independence

437         Bangles - How Is The Air Up There

436         Walkabouts - Ask Me Another

435         k.d. lang - Big Boned Gal

434         Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane

433         Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

432         Cat and Mouse Band - Living Room

431         Carsickness - I Don't Think So

430         Pato Banton - Don't Sniff Coke

429         The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

428         Copernicus - Chichen-Itza Elvis

427         The Residents - This Is a Man's World

426         Elvis Costello - Veronica

425         Cassandra Wilson - Apricots on Their Wings

424         Freakwater - Ballad of Freakwater

423         Trio - Da Da Da I Don't Love You

422         Culture Shock - Punks on Postcards

421         Chesterfields - Hopes For Lauren and Joseph

420         Contras - SOS

419         Bongwater - His New Look

418         Guy Klucevsek - Samba D. Hiccup

417         Queen Latifah - Ladies First

416         Black Flag - Six Pack

415         Butthole Surfers - Sweat Loaf

414         Glass Eye - Maggie

413         The Colourfield - Thinking of You

412         Damned - There Ain't No Sanity Clause

411         The B-52's - Private Idaho

410         Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

409         Josie Cotton - Johnnie Are You Queer?

408         Lindsay Cooper - Parliament Catch

407         Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

406         Agitpop - Stop, Drop And Roll

405         Mice - Downtown

404         Blurt - Get

403         The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods

402         Here Today - Whistle in the Yard

401         EBN-OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y

400         Bill Laswell - Work Song

399         Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

398         Ophelias - Palindrome

397         Fems - Go To a Party

396         Soldier String Quartet - Five Little Monsters

395         Todd Rundgren - Bang the Drum All Day

394         Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jesus Met the Woman at the Well

393         Virgil Moorefield - Vitus Dance

392         Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny

391         fIREHOSE - Brave Captain

390         R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

389         XTC - Senses Working Overtime

388         Peter Gabriel - I Go Swimming (Live)

387         Terry & Jerry - Kennedy Says

386         28th Day - Pages Turn

385         Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

384         Longshoremen - Locomotive

383         Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

382         Fred Lane - Car Radio Jerome

381         Bobby McFerrin - Walkin

380         Pylon - Crazy

379         Wayne Horvitz - Please Take This Train From My Door

378         House Of Freaks - Sun Gone Down

377         French Letters - Don't Tell Robert

376         Violent Femmes - I Hear the Rain

375         Robert Rental and the Normal - Live in San Francisco

374         Stan Ridgeway - The Big Heat

373         Clive Pig - One Night in Greece With An American

372         Section 25 - Guitar Waltz

371         Poet's Corner - Trippin' on Krupa

370         UnknownmiX - Soul

369         Dramarama - Anything, Anything

368         Public Image Ltd. - Rise

367         Section 25 - Looking From a Hilltop

366         The Damned - Eloise

365         Siouxsie & the Banshees - Happy House

364         Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Having an Average Weekend

363         Joyce Lightbody - Furo Fuhrer

362         Electric Light Orchestra - Hold On Tight

361         Pere Ubu - Something's Gotta Give

360         The Pretenders - Middle Of The Road

359         Foetus - I'll Meet You In Poland, Baby

358         Bruce Springsteen - The River

357         Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn

356         Blue Öyster Cult - Burnin' For You

355         Divine Horsemen - My Sin

354         Roxy Music - Avalon

353         Housecoat Project - Only in San Francisco

352         Love Camp 7 - Janet in a Green Light

351         Jane's Addiction - Jane Says

350         Invisible Chains - Sal Mineo Youth Growing Up

349         Details at Eleven - Row Song

348         David Bowie - That's Motivation

347         David Thomas - My Thoery of Simultaneous Simultude

346         Fun Boy 3 - The More I See The Less I Believe

345         David Garland - TV Can Teach Me

344         Minutemen - Cheerleaders

343         Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

342         Flies - I'm In Pittsburgh

341         Frank Zappa - Porn Wars

340         Frenzy - I See Red

339         Roky Erickson And The Aliens - Night Of The Vampire

338         New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle

337         Devo - Girl U Want

336         Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

335         Pigbag - The Big Bean

334         Ciccone Youth - Burnin' Up

333         Mary Jane Girls - In My House

332         The Microscopic Septet - The Lobster Parade

331         Peter Blegvad - Karen

330         Scott Johnson - John Somebody (Part I)

329         The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men

328         World Saxophone Quartet - Hattie Wall

327         Luc Van Acker - Zanna

326         Wha Ha Ha - On the Floor

325         Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

324         Miracle Legion - The Backyard

323         Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - Descent Into The Inferno

322         Joe Pop-o-Pie - Political Song

321         Paul Sturm - Times Are Bad

320         Marc Almond - Untitled

319         blotto - I Wanna Be a Lifeguard

318         Savage Republic - Trudge

317         R.E.M. - I Am Superman

316         The Honeydrippers - Sea of Love

315         Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

314         Fifth Column - Fairview Mall Story

313         Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

312         Rockpile - Teacher Teacher

311         Circle Jerks - World Up My Ass

310         Agitpop - Five Day Forecast

309         Newcleus - Jam On It

308         A.T.S. - Texas

307         Toasters - Matt Davis

306         Etron Fou Lebloublan - Laves a la Machine

305         Cameo - Word Up

304         Laurie Anderson - O Superman

303         Dbs - Neverland

302         V-Effect - A Tree Grows in Managua

301         Ululation - Bad Day on Avenue B

300         Linton Kwesi Johnson - Wat About Di Working Claas?

299         Kraftwerk - Tour de France

298         Talking Heads - Burning Down the House

297         Motörhead - Ace of Spades

296         Massacre - Legs

295         Rebby Sharp - Some Men

294         Marc Riley and the Creepers - Goin' Rate

293         LMNOP - Comparative Analysis

292         Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Stand Accused

291         Jam - Absolute Beginners

290         Joe Jackson - You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)

289         The Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro

288         Lo Yo Yo - All the Atrocities

287         Christmas - Big Plans

286         Government Issue - Caring Line

285         Bernice Johnson Reagon - Buses Are a Coming

284         Made For TV - So Afriad of the Russians

283         Mental As Anything - Humming a Tune

282         3 Mustaphas 3 - Starehe Mustapha I, II, and III

281         No Trend - Teen Love

280         Life In A Blender - Showers Lose the Girl

279         Bangles - Going Down to Liverpool

278         Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense at All

277         Camberwell Now - Wheat Futures

276         Bevis Frond - Repressor

275         Prince - Little Red Corvette

274         Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait

273         Psychick T.V. - Godstar

272         The Legendary Pink Dots - Louder After 6

271         Romeo Void - Never Say Never

270         Public Image Limited - This Is Not a Love Song

269         The Chills - I Love My Leather Jacket

268         Cucumbers - Who Betrays Me

267         David Murray - 3-D Family

266         Comsat Angels - Independence Day

265         Yello - Domingo

264         Sheila Chandra - Question the Answer

263         Einstürzende Neubauten - Yü-Gung (Fütter Mein Ego)

262         Oliver Lake - Olla's Blues

261         M.D.C. - John Wayne Was a Nazi

260         Hüsker Dü - - New Day Rising

259         Chris Isaak - Gone Ridin'

258         Godley and Creme - My Body the Car

257         Cassiber - Sleep Armed

256         World Saxophone Quartet - Kinda Up

255         Beefeater - Fred's Song

254         The Durutti Column - Tomorrow

253         Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians - My Wife and My Dead Wife/Brenda's Iron Sledge (Live)

252         Tones on Tail - Twist

251         Skeleton Crew - Sparrow Song

250         Feelies - Original Love

249         Art of Noise - Close to the Edge

248         Psychedelic Furs - We Love You

247         Name - False Latin Situation

246         Adam Ant - Stand and Deliver

245         Ice T - Colors

244         Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Bad Reputation

243         Van Halen - And the Cradle Will Rock...

242         Pixies - Gigantic

241         David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes

240         Crass - Berkertex Bribe

239         Stranglers - Golden Brown

238         Embarrassment - Celebrity Art Party

237         Yello - Live at the Roxy

236         Police - When The World Is Running Down

235         Trouble Funk - Still Smokin' (Beat is Bad Dub Mix)

234         Camper Van Beethoven - Cowboys From Hollywood

233         Deltones - Make Me Smile

232         Rush - Freewill

231         Jayne Cortez - There It Is

230         Fear - Let's Have A War

229         The Cure - The Love Cats

228         R.E.M. - So. Central Rain

227         Skinny Puppy - Assimilate

226         Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

225         Dick Griffin - A Dream for Rahsaan

224         RUN-DMC - My Adidas

223         Shop Assistants - Safety Net

222         Colorblind James Experience - (He Must've Been) Quite A Guy

221         Tupelo Chain Sex - Everyday's a Holiday

220         Clash - Ivan Meets GI Joe

219         Kurtis Blow - The Breaks

218         John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

217         Human Sexual Response - Land of the Glass Pinecones

216         Dogma Probe - 13

215         Magazine - Model Worker

214         Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Lovers Walk

213         Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song

212         The Go-Go's - Skidmarks On My Heart

211         Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes

210         Stray Cats - Rock This Town

209         Psychic TV - Just Drifting

208         Thompson Twins - The Gap

207         Test Dept - Victory

206         Psychedelic Furs - Here Come Cowboys

205         XTC - Generals And Majors

204         Kinks - Destroyer

203         Steve Weisberg - I Can't Stand Another Night

202         Young Fresh Fellows - TV Dream

201         The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

200         Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter

199         Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby

198         Rosanne Cash - Tennessee Flattop Box

197         New Order - Blue Monday

196         Fang - The Money Will Roll Right In

195         Berlin - Metro

194         Siouxsie & the Banshees - Spellbound

193         King Missle (Dog Fly Religion) - Take Stuff From Work

192         R.E.M. - Stand

191         Crazy 8's - Johnny Q

190         Anne Clark - Poem For A Nuclear Romance

189         AC/DC - Hells Bells

188         Polecats - Make a Circuit With Me

187         Barry Altchul Quartet - Ahfra Love

186         Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes

185         Sneetches - Unusual Sounds

184         My Dad Is Dead - Talk To The Weatherman

183         The Selecter - Too Much Pressure

182         Bauhaus - The Passion Of Lovers

181         The Cure - In Between Days

180         Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

179         David Rudder - Kojak

178         Soft Cell - Tainted Love

177         Rare Essence - Body Moves

176         Pere Ubu - Waiting For Mary

175         Specials - Man At c&a

174         Sisters of Mercy - Black Planet

173         Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)

172         Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (Club Mix)

171         Government Issue - Fashionite

170         Bongos - Glow in the Dark

169         Stranglers - Ice Queen

168         Jayne Cortez - Maintain Control/Economic Love Song

167         Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar, Pt1/The Show is Coming

166         Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf

165         Gun Club - She's like Heroin to me

164         Bargepole - Building Site

163         BCR - Krankenhaus Juju

162         Duran Duran - Girls On Film

161         Diana Ross - Upside Down

160         Danielle Dax - Fizzing Human Bomb

159         Toasters - Weekend in LA

158         Lou Reed - New Sensations

157         Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

156         A.T.S. - Runaway Barge

155         Shadow Vignettes - Honky Tonk Bud

154         Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

153         3 Teens Kill 4 - Tell Me Something Good

152         David Garland - This Is Love

151         Prefab Sprout - Don't Sing

150         Conjure - Jes' Grew

149         Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot

148         Kahil El'Zabar - Another Kind of Groove

147         Clive Pig - Furious Table

146         Brian Woodbury - All White People Look Alike

145         Mekons - The Prince of Darkness

144         Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

143         Confusional Quartet - 1Sigla

142         Judas Priest - Breaking the Law

141         Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Sho Yuh Right

140         The Replacements - I Hate Music

139         X - Sex And Dying In High Society

138         U2 - I Will Follow

137         Art Bears - The Song of Investment Capital Overseas

136         Terry Allen - Gimme a Ride to Heaven

135         Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

134         Saxophone Choir - Saxophone Shop

133         Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women

132         Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours

131         The Redskins - Bring It Down

130         String Trio of New York - Texas Koto Blues

129         Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey

128         Guadicanal Diary - Watusi Rodeo

127         John Zorn - Giu La Testa (duck You Sucker!)

126         Human League - These Are the Things That Dreams Are Made Of

125         Agitpop - Problems Respond

124         Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

123         Lora Logic - Brute Fury

122         Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Human Hands

121         The Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

120         Yaz - Nobody's Diary

119         Icicle Works - Whisper to A Scream

118         Living Colour - Cult of Personality

117         Minor Threat - Betray

116         AfterDinner - After Dinner

115         Government Issue - Vanity Fare

114         News From Babel - Black Gold

113         Iva Bittova & Pavel Fajt - Big Beat

112         Rick James - Super Freak

111         Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You

110         Steinski - The Payoff Mix

109         Big Black - Crack Up

108         Hüsker Dü - Eiffel Tower High

107         Bauhaus - She's In Parties

106         Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape

105         XTC - Wake Up

104         Fall - Couldn't Get Ahead

103         Amina Claudine Myers Sextet - Country Girl

102         Sonic Youth - Star Power

101         Robert Wyatt - Stalin Wasn't Stallin'

100         Kurtis Blow - 8 Million Stories

99           Gray Matter - Burn No Bridges

98           Tupelo Chain Sex - The Revolution Will Be Televised

97           The Specials & The Special A.K.A. - Free Nelson Mandela

96           Iggy Pop - Repo Man

95           Prince And The Revolution - When Doves Cry

94           Egg Hunt - We All Fall Down

93           Men & Volts - Someone Else's Money

92           Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance

91           Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

90           Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died

89           Fang - Everybody Makes Me Barph

88           Laurie Anderson - Sharkey's Day

87           Cassiber - Vengeance Is Dancing

86           Au Pairs - It's Obvious

85           Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out

84           Replacements - I Will Dare

83           Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime

82           Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

81           Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

80           Higsons - Conspiracy

79           XTC - Poor Skeleton Steps Out

78           Billy Bang Sextet - Going Through

77           U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

76           Black Flag - TV Party

75           Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink

74           Flipper - Sex Bomb

73           Scream - Walking By Myself

72           Kalahari Surfers - Safety Seat

71           The Legendary Pink Dots - Fifteen Flies In The Marmalade

70           Young Marble Giants - Wurlitzer Jukebox

69           Minutemen - Viet Nam

68           Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead

67           Carsickness - Never Walk Alone

66           Gang of Four - I Love A Man In Uniform

65           Orthotonics - Luminous Bipeds

64           The Dream Syndicate - The Days Of Wine And Roses

63           Psychedelic Furs - President Gas

62           They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng

61           AfterDinner - Ironclad Mermaid

60           Great Plains - Letter to a Fanzine

59           Cassandra Wilson - I Thought You Knew

58           Modern English - I Melt With You

57           Big Black - Racer X

56           Fishbone - Party At Ground Zero

55           The Fall - Cruisers Creek

54           ABC - Poison Arrow

53           Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized

52           Suzanne Vega - Small Blue Thing

51           News From Babel - Dragon At The Core

50           Specials - A Message To You Rudy

49           Sun Ra - Nuclear War

48           Hüsker Dü - Real World

47           Chumbawamba - Always Tell The Voter What the Voter Wants to Hear

46           Kamikaze Ground Crew - Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

45           The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go

44           Jam - Beat Surrender

43           Minor Threat - Minor Threat

42           Hüsker Dü - Everything Falls Apart

41           Embarrassment - Careen

40           Fibonaccis - Had It With Girls

39           Colorblind James Experience - I'm Considering a Move to Memphis

38           Slapp Happy - Everybody's Slimmin'

37           David Bowie - Let's Dance

36           Peter Blegvad - When The Work Was New

35           Robert Wyatt - The Age Of Self

34           Trouble Funk - Drop the Bomb

33           Beat Happening - Indian Summer

32           David Murray Octet - Morning Song

31           Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach

30           Billy Bragg - A New England

29           Time Zone - World Destruction

28           Split Enz - I Got You

27           Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling

26           Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

25           Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia

24           Marshall Crenshaw - Cynical Girl

23           Astor Piazzolla - Tanguedia III

22           Cleaners From Venus - Summer In a Small Town

21           E.U. - Somebody's Ringing the Doorbell

20           Public Enemy - Fight The Power

19           Avengers - Cheap Tragedies

18           Cannanes - I Woke Up

17           Television Personalities - How I Learned to Love the Bomb

16           Rush - Tom Sawyer

15           Madness - Our House

14           Minutemen - Courage

13           Kalahari Surfers - Prologue/Houghton's Parents

12           Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - We Need Some Money

11           Holger Czukay - Perfect World

10           The The - This Is The Day

9              Skeleton Crew - Bingo

8              Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver

7              R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

6              Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun

5              Bad Brains - I Against I

4              Jam - That's Entertainment

3              Minor Threat - Salad Days

2              Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

1              Hüsker Dü - Turn On The News


That's it.  Hope you enjoyed it.  The complaints can officially begin about who and what I left out.  Here are the 100 (unordered) that just missed the cut in the original list.  Think of them as 501-600 if you like.

 

April Wine - Sign of The Gypsy Queen

Eugene Chadborne - Medley in C

Peter Blegvad - Special Delivery

Rip Rig & Panic - Beat The Beast

D.I. - Hang Ten In East Berlin

Big Sound Authority - This House

Madonna - Lucky Star

Blitzoids - Left of Right?

Yo - House With No One

The Pogues - Sally MacLennane

Wondeurbrass - Free, Fast, and Clean

Paul McCartney - Coming Up

The Ordinaires - She's a Rainbow

Apb - Crooner's Lullaby

G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. DJ

Cas Carnaby Five - Put It In A Glass and Let Me Drink It Padre

Tav Falco - Warrior Sam

D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand

Blurt - Congregate

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

The Cure - Let's Go To Bed

The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another

Juice Newton - Queen of Hearts

Senator Flux - New Age Alchemy

Sweet Honey In The Rock - Peace

Haircut 100 - Love Plus One

Michael Jackson - Man In the Mirror

Not For Sale - Nuevo Laredo Sincerity

Sade - Smooth Operator

Go Go Posse - DC Don't Stand for Dodge City

Beefeater - Need a Job

Flock of Seaguls - I Ran

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

Austin Lounge Lizards - Highway Cafe of the Damned

The Rain Parade - You Are My Friend

Shannon - Let the Music Play (12" Version)

Screaming Broccoli - Screwball

Pete Townshend - Slit Skirts

Loverboy - The Kid Is Hot Tonite

Tones On Tail - Lions

David Thomas & The Wooden Birds - A Fact About Trains

The Fixx - Red Skies (Alternate)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust

Foreigner - Juke Box Hero

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Hollow Eyes

Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years

Panic Brothers - Bivouac

14 Iced Bears - Like A Dolphin

Bedful of Metaphysicians - Capitalism, Inc

The Police - Invisible Sun

ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me

Fanatics - Suburban Love Songs

Victoria Williams - Happy

Fred Frith - Norrgarden Nyvla

Wooden Tops - Do It Anyway

Infradig - Hangin' Out at the Igloo

Laid Back - White Horse

Moody Blues - Gemini Dream

Carmaig DeForest - Crack's No Worse Than the Fascist Threat

Tin Star - Mind Over Mattress

Fish and Roses - Screwed's Crude, Screwed

Republic - My Spies

Stickmen - Funky Hayride

Dale Jenkins - Redneck

Cameo - She's Strange

Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well

Tom Varner - What Is This Thing Called First Strike Capability?

Kate Bush - Babooshka

REO Speedwagon - Take It On the Run

The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

Asia - Heat of the Moment

Zebra - Who's Behind the Door?

The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

André Duschesne - Les 7 Soleils

The The - Armageddon Days (Are Here Again)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down

Material - Seven Souls

The B-52's - Love Shack

Annabouboula - Don't Worry Ma

Buy Off the Bar - Peanutbutter Boy

For Against - It's a Lie

The Housemartins - Get Up Off Our Knees

I, Ludicrous - Pop Fan's Dream

The Kinks - Young Conservatives

Plugz - Touch for Cash

Salem 66 - Holiday

Screaming Jay Hawkins and the Fuzztones - I Put a Spell on You

Virgil Moorefield - Prelude

Yip Yip Coyote - Pioneer Girl

Donnie Iris - Ah! Leah!

Fishbone - When Problems Arise

Graham Parker + The Rumour - Passion Is No Ordinary Word

Kitch - Soca Corruption

Linda Ronstadt - How Do I Make You

Utopia - Neck On Up

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

Naked Raygun - Soldiers Requiem


I'll probably keep a running list of other songs that missed the cut here with the reason for omission:


George Clinton - Atomic Dog (left out accidentally and I feel bad)

Dinosaur Jr - Freak Scene (left out on purpose, but I'm reconsidering)

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (left out only because I can no longer disassociate it from Microsoft)

 

 

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