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What are some great 80's songs?

I'm sixteen and adore 40's, 50's, 60's and 80's music! Any suggestions for good songs or bands?

I love Barry Manilow, Ella Fitzgerald, Tears for Fears, Elvis, and Michael Jackson and the Righteous Brothers...have any songs? Singers? Thanks in advance!

7 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Alright I named your question---'A Blast From The Past' I Love It

    Along with Elvis try some of Buddy Holly's hits like--That'll Be The Day

    also try hits by Rick Nelson like---Poor Little Fool or Garden Party, Travelin Man, It's Up To You

    along with Tears For Fear try The Archies Sugar Sugar

    Or The Beach Boys---Good Vibrations also The Association's--Cherish Is The Word

    And The Lovin Spoonful's---Do You Believe In Magic

    and The Young Rascals---Groovin Or The Foundation's--Build Me Up Buttercup

    Michael Jackson---try Jackie Wilson---Lonely Teardropes or Higher & Highter, Baby Work Out

    also any thing by Sam Cooke OR Jerry Butler & Marvin Gaye

    and James Brown's Try Me, Prisoner Of Love Or Please Please Please

    Ella Fitzgerald---try Billie Holiday---The Very Thought Of You, One For My Baby, All Of Me

    and Della Reese--And That Remines Me

    Dinah Washington--Cry Me A River OR What A Difference A Day Makes, All Of Me

    Dusty Springfield--You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

    Eartha Kitt---Where Is My Man, Love For Sell & Ain't Misbehavin

    Righteous Brothers---try The Four Seasons---Walk Like A Man, Working My Way Back To You

    also Three Dog Night's---Joy To The World

    Barry Manilow--try Engelbert Humperdinck--Release Me, Spanish Eyes Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Or My Way--

    Have Fun

  • 9 years ago



    Al Bowlly - Midnight, the Stars and You

    Al Bowlly - It's All Forgotten Now

    Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing

    Bunny Berigan - I Can't Get Started

    Doris Day - Sentimental Journey

    Frankie Carle - Oh! What It Seemed To Be


    The Cascades - Rhythm of Rain

    Dean Martin - I Will

    Dean Martin - You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You

    Frank Sinatra - Makin' Whoopee

    Frank Sintra - You Make Me Feel So Young

    Nat King Cole - Almost Like Being In Love

    Nat King Cole - Walkin' My Baby Back Home

    Petula Clark - Downtown

    Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So

    Ray Charles - It Should Have Been Me

    60's is a no brainer lol


    Alessi Brothers - Savin' The Day

    Asia - Only Time Will Tell

    Big Audio Dynamite - The Globe

    Bill Withers - Lovely Day

    Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

    Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight

    Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence

    Depeche Mode - Meaning of Love

    Depeche Mode - People Are People

    Depeche Mode - Stange Love

    Diana Ross - EATEN ALIVE <---highly recommended :D

    The Dream Academy - Live In A Northern Town

    Heart - Crazy On You

    Janet Jackson - Alright

    Janet Jackson - Black Cat

    Janet Jackson - Escapade

    Janet Jackson - If

    Janet Jackson - What'll I Do

    Jermaine Jackson - When The Rain Begins To Fall

    Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

    Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch Me

    Joan Jett - I Love Rock N' Roll

    Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

    Madonna - Ray Of Light

    Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healin'


    Nenah Cherry - Buffalo Stance

    Prince - Little Red Corvette

    Queen - Breakthru

    Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    Queen - I Want To Break Free

    Queen - One Vision

    Queen - Under Pressure

    Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me

    Thomson Twins - If You Were Here

    Source(s): My iPod I'm also a DJ :)
  • 9 years ago

    Most of these are dance hits from the 1980s....sorry:

    Summertime, summertime - Nocera

    A girl in trouble - Romeo Void

    Love is like a rock - Donnie Iris

    A day in my life - Lisette Melendez

    Inside outside - The Cover Girls

    All that glitters isn't gold - The Cover Girls

    Baby love - Regina

    Victim of love - Sweet Sensation

    January February - Tina B

    Endless nights - Cynthia

    Let the music play - Shannon

    Arabian nights - The Latin Rascals

    Yo No Se - Pajama Party

    American heartbeat - Survivor

    There's the girl - Heart

    Como tu te llama - Sly Fox

    First true love - Tiana

    Color my love - Fun Fun

    Naughty, naughty - John Parr

    Black cars - Gino Vanelli

    When I think of you - Janet Jackson

    The pleasure principle - Janet Jackson

    Centipede - Rebbie Jackson

    Forget-me-nots - Patrice Rushen

    Double Dutch bus - Frankie Smith

    Club Michelle - Eddie Money

    The one thing - INXS

    Sharp dressed man - ZZ Top

    Dancin' in the streets - Van Halen

    Fresh - Kool & the Gang

    Wild & crazy love - The Mary Jane Girls

    Burn rubber on me, Charlene - The Gap Band

    We don't need to take our clothes off - Jermaine Stewart

    What have I done to deserve this? - The Pet Shop Boys

    Cherish - Madonna

    True blue - Madonna

    Words - Missing Person

    The Metro - Berlin

    Masquerade - Berlin

    Flamethrower - The J. Geils Band

    Crazy little thing called love - Queen

    Cars - Gary Numan

    Rush hour - Jane Wiedlin

    Yes or no - The Go Gos

    Tenderness - General Public

    We close our eyes - Go West

    I can't live without you - Angelique

    When I hear music - Debbie Deb

    Nightshift - Quarterflash

    Good life - Inner City

  • 9 years ago

    Tears for Fears! Yes! Okay, done goin' all fangirl on ya.

    Talk Talk - Only recently began to appreciate the genius that is Mark Hollis.

    Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry - Avalon, Slave to Love, More Than This

    Talking Heads - And She Was, Once In a Lifetime, Take Me to the River

    Peter Gabriel - Game Without Frontiers, Solsbury Hill, In Your Eyes, Mercy Street, Big Time

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Prince and the Revolution: Listen to the Purple Rain album and watch the film of the same name.

    Michael Jackson: Just good friends, The way you make me feel, P.Y.T, someone in the dark.

    Lil' Richard watch his performances.

    Sly and the family stone a funky funky band.

    A-HA: Take on me

    Rockwell: Somebody's watching me

    Elvis Presley: Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock, blue suede shoes

    Bee Gees: Saturday Night fever soundtrack and the song Jive Talkin'

    Tears 4 fears: shout, everybody wants to rule the world, head over heals.

  • dbm77
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Simple Minds is for me one of the quintessential 80s bands. 'Don't You Forget About Me' and 'Alive and Kicking' are a couple of their bigger hits.

    An 80s group I've learned to appreciate only recently is the B-52s. They had a retro 60s look and distinctive music impossible to describe in one sentence. 80s music often spoofs the 50s and 60s so it's good that you are interested in those decades, too.

  • 9 years ago

    marvin gaye

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