The sweet sounding guitar solos encompassed with high pitched voices, drums, bass and keyboard formed the signature sound in melodic rock love songs. This 1981 platinum-certified single is essentially Australia's unofficial national anthem, incorporating country pride, lots of local slang ("fried-out Kombi," "head full of zombie") and even the tune of a popular Aussie children's song, "Kookaburra," for the flute part. It would be the pinnacle of his career. The message was clear: Turner’s career still had fabulous legs. Some are balladic, some are nothing of the sort. Here are some songs, both well-known and obscure, that demonstrate the decade's greatness. Smith’s poignant songwriting was like a baptism inviting the lovelorn to let the layers of reverb-laden guitar spill over their heads and wash their pain away. Catchier than a flytrap, more sordid than your craziest night out, Rick James hit the summit of his career with the wild funk of "Super Freak." When I was 18, I had this great girlfriend, all dark hair and beautiful brown eyes, and this was a shared favorite. Always a party starter and roof-igniting karaoke jam, the song become a bittersweet rallying cry in the years since her death. The trio, a splinter from the English Beat, had its roots in ska, but over two albums chiseled a new pop sound that would echo onward from Massive Attack to TV on the Radio. Writer-singer Bryan Ferry’s falsetto during the verse draws you in, his romantic mantra of a chorus absolutely floors you, and the whole thing is shrouded in a plaintive, synthy, beautiful glow. ), but in reality the chorus was penned while singer Joe Elliott and his producer were sharing a cup of tea…with sugar. “Africa” was their contribution to the wave of telethon pop that clogged the Reagan era, another patronizing plea for charity like “We Are the World” and Band Aid. Physical. “Nineteen eighty-nine…” The first five syllables of Public Enemy’s most zeitgeisty hit, made at the request of Spike Lee for his groundbreaking film Do the Right Thing, pack a ton of punch. Better elegies have rarely found their way into popular music, and the track still hits like an emotional head-on collision when heard three decades later. Sadly, this song seems to be unavailable on YouTube or any place similar. It was part the smooth, vaguely jazzy R&B thing, part the look, part the production. Editors’ Notes The ‘80s maximalist ideal helped make its softer songs a little more grandiose. Even when falling in love is mutual, it can often remain a solo experience — the fear, the trepidation, the unknowing of it all. But its cut-through-the-chaos message still connects with anyone aiming to clear out a polluted stream of consciousness. And it's not just Eddie Van Halen's famous finger-busting solo; it's that perfectly formed sneer of a guitar riff—conceived by Jackson and played by session ace Steve Lukather—those exaggered downbeats that feel like medicine balls being slammed down on a concrete floor and the raw desperation in MJ's voice as he chronicles the harsh truths of the street-fighting life. Fine Young Cannibals were so much weirder and cooler than you remember. Yup, the ultimate post-break-up song. Sung by Christine McVie, this delectable swoon of a song appears on the band’s 1987 album Tango in the Night, and it’s the kind of track that needs to be played at least three times in a row, preferably on a roadtrip involving lots of singing along, to reach satisfaction saturation. The Boss pinched the title of an old crooners’ standard to write his own classic, the finest single from his massive Born in the USA album in 1984. Along with Duran Duran and a few others like ABC, these guys formed the brief “New Romantic” subset of New Wave. As much of a dance-floor killer as it is, "Beat It" is a genuinely heavy song, psychologically as much as sonically. However, this is one of the best pop songs to come in the 80s, and is still one of the best songs today. Roxy Music’s most played song on Spotify by a country mile (the runner up, “Avalon,” draws about half the audience) didn’t even crack Billboard's Top 100 in the States upon its release. Too many people mock the ‘80s as an age of excess, yet loads of classic singles from the era are studies in cool restraint (see: Phil Collins—no, honestly). So we chopped and moussed our hair into spikes and slashed shapes, adapted early late 50s/early 60s clothes to our needs, took on a cheesy, the-future-is-neon-bizarro attitude, put on our skinny ties and wayfairers, and went out to mock the world and DANCE. Even the Stones went disco and dabbled with rap. But you could still smash faces at the roller rink to it. Rest assured, we have you covered. And it seemed to inspire them, because after that they did it on one take. So grab the mic, knock back a drink and prepare to belt out one of these surefire hits. “Keep a place for me,” he sings over classic bare guitar strums. Considering the titanic forces at work in this tune, it's relatively understated, but it does ultimately climb to the sparkling heights that both Bowie and Mercury inhabited with such ease. There’s something to be said for having a boss. The ’80s were not a time of subtlety. “Just A Friend” is the opposite of braggadocio. In 1987, Houston was still very much a fresh-faced siren with the crystal-clear voice and a world of possibilities at her feet. When it came to hair and emotion, bigger was always better. RECOMMENDED: The best ’90s songs The best party songs ever made The best classic rock songs The best karaoke songs The best pop songs of all time. “That’s great, it starts with an earthquake,” begins Michael Stipe—and the rumbling and rambling get crazier from there in R.E.M.’s ironic beat poem. There’s hair metal, sure, and more than a smidge of synth-pop, but there are also some killer rockers, diva jams, new-wave classics, hip-hop standouts, lovelorn ballads and even a bit of indie rock. He overtly recycled refuse from pop’s past and amped up the humor, daring haters to resist his charms. Nine years later, though, he came awfully close to outdoing himself with "Sexual Healing," his first non-Motown single (released just two years before he was fatally shot by his father). Play it somewhere you can howl along, loudly. Touching, sad, emotional without being manipulative—I think this song is absolutely perfect and I have never heard a cover version that matches up to Cyndi’s original. And so our music became the soundtrack of a party… silly, upbeat, and ultimately disposable. The first single ever recorded by the indie-rock outfit, “Tugboat” consists of only two chords, some scant lyrics about not wanting to do much of anything, save being a tugboat captain (a reference to the Velvet Underground's Sterling Morrison, a clear hero), and...that’s about it. I was 15 in 1980 and so had lived through my childhood and first half of adolescence in the 70s, a decade of malaise and atrocious fashions and godawful music (but not all bad, since the 70s had Bubblegum, Punk, and early New Wave) and so my generation was ready for a big change, OUR chance to overturn the flabby hippie aesthetic that had run for too long and was worn out, old, and charmless. The arrangements on the sophomore album, The Raw & the Cooked, are spare and inflated, like punks playing to Wall Street. Who can resist? In this opening cut, big sloppy washes of distorted guitar crashes over a rigid drum machine, as Roland Gift lifts it to the sky with his helium falsetto. In 1984, Tina Turner was 44 years old and on the comeback trail. Prince whipped up two tunes overnight, the winner being “When Doves Cry.” With such little time, he didn’t bother with a bassline. Daher habe ich dir auch eine Reihe von Songs über den Tod oder den Verlust eines geliebten Menschen ausgesucht, die aus den verschiedensten Stilen stammen: Von Schlager über Songwriter-Kunst, von Pop bis Metal ist hier für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei. This collection can is pretty simple to sum up; Emotional 80’s. Thankfully, the lotion-slick groove reeks more of coconuts than crisp money. Nobody writes grandiose heartbreak like Jim Steinman, and he’s never done it better than in this smash 1983 epic ballad for the raspy-voiced Welsh belter Bonnie Tyler. This list is really in no particular order until the very end. We’d request it from club DJs, and then head out to spin around on the dance floor together, and no matter how crowded the place was, it was just us. This is it. One-hit wonderful, “I Can’t Wait” is Nu Shooz’s only real smash, topping the charts around the world in 1986. A balance of upbeat 80’s style pop and epic, post-rock inspired synth music. Great song, great video. Anyone who’s driven through the desert will recognize its massive vistas in this blown-open sonic landscape. RIAA Certification . The Cure frontman Robert Smith had both, and wielded the latter to devastating effect in this single from the band’s 1989 masterpiece, Disintegration. 11. Maybe not surprising, coming from a band named after an amphetamine, but the U.K. group propels the juddering rhythms of its classic 1982 single like a dynamo, chugging through tempo changes while picking up steam for the big finish. Listen out for "drifter" in the chorus, which replaced an earlier recording using the word "hobo," after lead singer David Coverdale worried that it sounded too much like "homo." If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Those who grew up in the '90s should know this from two awesome movie dance scenes: a sexy one in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom and a silly one in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Her erudite songs referenced literature by Emily Brontë and James Joyce, resulting in knotty and outlandish pop music. You can practically hear 23-year-old smiling through the chorus, urging every last wallflower on to the dance floor. You all know it, you can all sing along. Then they [the choir] got round in a circle, held hands and said the Lord's Prayer. Becky Hill. Now that ’80s nostalgia is into its fourth decade (and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon), it’s high time we cooked up the definitive list of the best ’80s songs ever. Just groove along to this song. So many, in fact, that this list was very hard to write. Known for their big college radio hit “74/75.” But this song… whoa. The verse is contemplative and blue, an account of how bruised and confused the heart can feel, then the chorus sweeps you up with a heartfelt plea to understand what the hell's going on—it's blustery, sure, but also uplifting, featuring the New Jersey Mass Choir, the Thompson Twins and Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday. In a strange way, one of the last English New Wave songs to hit these shores… I distinctly remember that just about this time things were starting to turn—jangle-pop was starting to take over, and post-punk music was moving underground again, to become “alternative.”. Years later, he would infamously scrawl “slave” on his cheek, and emancipate himself from his given name, referring to himself by a proto-emoji. But the decade delivered some of music’s most emotional, teary moments, the more affecting for the fact that the vehicle is pop. Here’s Where the Story Ends The Sundays. "Love Story" by Taylor Swift (2008) Taylor Swift performing in 2007. Party music, dance music. The harmonica, the wind-up chorus, all catchy and bouncy… hell of a song. While the duo achieved its greatest success on home turf, this 1985 ode to London street life was written and recorded in New York, as the pair recalls in our interview, and bristles with urban seediness (note: It’s partly inspired by T.S. Is there anyone who doesn’t like this song? I’ve been there. Absolutely, unquestionably gorgeous tune from a band that… I never much cared for otherwise. You'd think that Mike Tyson air-drumming to Phil Collins's 1981 signature hit in The Hangover would've somehow sapped "In the Air Tonight" of its eerie potency. This was her apex. By the middle of the decade, the band was mining house music heavily enough to join a union in Chicago though always balancing disco ecstasy with melancholy in true Mancunian fashion. Now that ’80s nostalgia is into its fourth decade (and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon), it’s high time we cooked up the definitive list of the best ’80s songs ever. Commented Mick Jones, of the recording process: "We did a few takes, and it was good, but it was still a bit tentative. So, in 1986 I’m in my third year of college and have known about the Cure for years… since back in high school, when they did “Boys Don’t Cry.” But one day this girl I knew came running up to me (I swear, I remember this, it really did happen) and is all excited and insists I listen to the new Cure LP, “Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me” with her. Of all of the iconic guitar riffs on this list, the opening line from "Sweet Child o' Mine" takes the air-splitting cake. A catchy tune that is SO 80s style with amazing voice skills by Morten Harket. Beyond Prince and Michael Jackson, the 80s are massively underappreciated decade for R&B music despite being highly influential on the state of popular music today. Gaye already gifted the world arguably the greatest song about sex ever, "Let’s Get It On," in 1973. Those synthesized strings, that thumping boots-and-pants beat, Astley's weirdly robust croon and his romantic-wooing-as-used-car-salesman-pitch come-on ("You wouldn't get this from any other guy")… It all adds up to three and a half of the most effervescent minutes in the ’80s canon. In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel. We already have this email. But “Take On Me” is also distinguished by Harket’s improbably octave-spanning vocals, whose seeming effortlessness has inspired countless screeching karaoke wipeouts. Life in a Northern Town Dream Academy, As I recall, the only hit they had in the US, but a great one. The famously cantankerous Lou Reed loved it, as did Tom Cruise’s go-get-’em titular character in. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most beautiful ballads ever written, and without question the most beautiful song from the 1980s. Everyone knows the 80s as the decade of greed and silly fashions, of Reaganites and Thatcherites… and above all, of the decade of New Wave and Post-Punk music. Music with lots of synth and drum machines, jangly guitars and House beats. And it only gets more intense from there, building a manifesto of what to take swigs at, including this gem: “Elvis was a hero to most / But he never meant shit to me / You see, straight-up racist that sucker was / Simple and plain / Mother fuck him and John Wayne / 'Cause I'm black and I'm proud.” And that’s the truth, Ruth. A global hit in 1981, the star's signature song finds him joined by the mighty Temptations on backing vocals—including James's uncle, Melvin Franklin. 18. The lyrics, about songwriter Kevin Rowland's youth as a sexually repressed Catholic kid, verge on dirty while remaining innocuous enough for your work-party karaoke sing-along. ? If you enjoyed listening to this one, maybe you will like: 1. Also, a hell of a date song. Odd at first glance because we also remember the 80s as a decade of truly atrocious ballads and “power-ballads” produced by hair bands and past-their-prime types… I have gleefully ignored these as beneath contempt, and instead have largely eschewed the ballad for simple, straightforward songs. It wasn't just a souped-up DeLorean that safely spirited Back to the Future's Marty McFly home to the '80s: He was also aided by this ditty from harmonica-blowing everydad Huey Lewis, who penned the song for the 1985 blockbuster's soundtrack. Eine Playlist mit über 100 Hits aus den 1980er Jahren. All of that changed with "What Have You Done for Me Lately," the lead single from her third effort, Control. So there's that. Everyone knows this one from “Say Anything,” with John Cusack. Before Vanilla Ice famously ripped off, er, was inspired by the work of Queen bassist John Deacon, that subtle, infectious plucking heralded the meeting of two wildly influential rock icons. It’s just that they spent a butt-ton of money on everything. It's miles away from the struggles the singer would face later in her career. I had to include it, though I was tempted to give the space to Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill”—but “In Your Eyes” is really the more beautiful song, and one of the best and most memorable of the 80s. Wichtig ist, dass sie etwas mit demjenigen zu tun haben, der verstorben ist und dass sie vielleicht auch sein Lebensgefühl einfangen. You could be forgiven for thinking Janet Jackson appeared as a fully-formed superstar, but in actuality her first two albums were met with mixed reviews and achieved only modest success. Roxy Music’s most played song on Spotify by a country mile (the runner up, “Avalon,” draws about half the audience) didn’t even crack, Has a drum introduction ever sounded this. Oh, and there's also the little matter of the greatest drum fill in pop history at the 3:40 mark. Jones liked it so much he sampled the track a decade later in “The Globe.”. Though it proved a surprise commercial hit for David Byrne's new-wave art-pop experimentalists, it's easy to forget just how deliciously weird this song sounded back in 1981. 12. Oh, that ill-fated bassline. 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The Jesus and Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey" captures a certain proto-shoegazey, bittersweet longing that pristinely characterizes the hazy milieu of the ‘80s—not to mention gave Sophia Coppola's Lost In Translation a killer outro a few seconds before the credits roll. Debussy once noted, “Music is the space between notes.” Prince decked the emptiness with eyeliner and silk. The song that made me drive out immediately to a local record store so I could buy the album, which I then proceeded to wear out. But only one band had transformed that groundbreaking phrase into a musical piece that defined an era (almost) as deeply as the Ronettes. But for the '80s crowd, it’s a classic slow dance that stands up as one of the strongest songs of the decade. Inspired by the legendary M83, as well as the soundtrack work on ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘It Follows’ Play Audio. Try another? The sexual innuendo is awesomely over-the-top (did any teen couple in the '80s not make out to this song? The first and biggest hit by the Norwegian electropop trio A-ha, “Take On Me,” rose to international popularity in 1985 on the strength of its groundbreaking video, a mix of live-action and pencil-drawn animation that starred dreamy lead singer Morten Harket as the hero of an escapist romance between a lonely woman and a comic-book adventurer. To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565 The GTA Vice City soundtrack comprised of some of the biggest hits from the 80s. That’s why the band will be a dance-floor killer until a comet demolishes us. Sade is just so damned smooth. Even that sampling by MC Hammer can't diminish its greatness. The '80s never lacked in over-the-top love songs even away from the big screen, but this partnership between the lead singers of '80s fixtures Loverboy and Heart, respectively, truly carried the torch for this kind of romantic power ballad. You’re having a party, you say? A sleeper hit for the English heavy-metal band in 1987 (it didn't get much play until the band recorded a promo clip for its North American release), “Pour Some Sugar on Me” is among the group’s finest efforts. And to this day, we’re betting the fanbase for the breezy sing-along fave (co-written by Jeff Lynne) still runs the gamut—from get-me-out-of-here teens to the dads they think are lame, and from snobs who wouldn’t be caught dead doing karaoke to people who live for it. This 1982 track and its video offer everything an ’80s hit should: a synth intro, tight pants, big hair, overt pelvic thrusting, a scantily clad babe atop a muscle car and, of course, a banging chorus that you just can't help but belt out—even as you cringe at its cheese factor. 17 Emotional Rockpop Hits for Love (CD, Various) Richard Sanderson - Reality / The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother / Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy / Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto / Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride / Suzanne Vega - Luka u.a. The steamy track is decidedly more ’80s, with a drum-machine propulsion, busy guitars and a pleasing base of synths. Another band where it’s hard to pick a single “beautiful” song, since Cocteau Twins were masters of the haunting, chant-like melody. The Stones' first '80s album showed them ready for the new decade. Having finally split from her abusive husband and artistic Svengali, Ike, she’d spent years in a limbo of cameos, Vegas shows and dud solo albums. With a no-nonsense attitude and some killer dance moves (the video was choreographed by Paula Abdul), Jackson established herself as one of R&B's leading innovators and a woman who wasn't afraid to demand what she deserved. What that was is hard to put into words. (It carried on the college radio charts well into 92 I think). This one’s for Jamie, though it’s not a token Kiwi inclusion. The lyrics pour out in a nervy jumble of apocalyptic imagery, military danger and mass-media frenzy, with pointed name-drops of pop-culture figures (Lenny Bruce, Leonid Brezhnev, Leonard Bernstein and Lester Bangs) united only by their initials. In its construction, arrangement, riffs and vocals, it’s damn near perfect. A Yamaha GS1 synthesizer is made to sound like a mbira; there’s a gong in there somewhere, for some reason. (Twee, I know, but we were 18, come on). It just floats along, carrying you with it. Not sure what to cue up on your iPhone? We’ve assembled a list of the best karaoke songs ever, from raucous party songs you can sing while tipsy to tender love songs for serenading your boo. Here's our list of the best 80s songs And to this day, we’re betting the fanbase for the breezy sing-along fave (co-written by Jeff Lynne) still runs the gamut—from get-me-out-of-here teens to the dads they think are lame, and from snobs who wouldn’t be caught dead doing karaoke to people who live for it. When it comes on, you've got no choice but to relax and drift off into the quiet storm. And yet, the sharp crack of a proverbial whip yielded some stunning results in 1984. Check out our guide to the best ’80s movies. Richie attempted to find some suitable foreign phrases but got impatient and invented his own international party language. But before all that, he managed to lay down some of the decade’s best tracks, including this nihilistic, Nile Rodgers–assisted soul boogie from 1983. Almost the greatest f**kin’ album I’d heard up until then. Think about it. Well first because I’m a long-winded jerk. The vocal is fantastic, delivered with an effortless poignancy… the beat is great, the chorus is sweepingly beautiful. Singer Becky Hill has recorded a cover version of the classic '80s song 'Forever Young' for the 2020 McDonald's Christmas advert. While emotional rock songs or sad rock songs may not be appreciated by all, the truth is these songs are the closest life experiences dealing with emotion. This final single—or the last that matters, anyway—was a dry run for Mick Jones’s sampling-loving crew Big Audio Dynamite, a bit of Isley Brothers meets a Bronx boom box. That’s “Everywhere” in a nutshell. On "Push It," all-gal Queens hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa made pop magic via a seemingly simple combination of Casio beats; a few big, dumb keyboard stabs; and a lot of impassioned, steamy cries of "Ooh, baby baby.". No guitar act better assimilated hip-hop than the Clash, probably because they had so much practice sponging up dub. Sometimes all you really need for a truly memorable hit is economy, as proved by this stone-cold classic from 1988. the best harmonies you might hear 17. This song just can’t help making you smile. As critics continued to peg rap as a passing novelty, this big, lisping teddy bear from Long Island thumbed his nose at such stuck-up stupidity. “Nineteen eighty-nine…” The first five syllables of Public Enemy’s most zeitgeisty hit, made at the request of Spike Lee for his groundbreaking film. It’s Heart of Darkness as told from the tanning deck of a luxury yacht. Turning jaunty Motown influences into icy synth pop may sound like sacrilege, but that's exactly what English duo Soft Cell did when it covered Gloria Jones's 1965 funky stomper in 1981. Now we’re getting serious. Wrapped in chest hair, sunglasses and terry cloth, these feathery dudes were too anonymous to be deserving of the term supergroup. All rights reserved. And please remember, this is not a list of the BEST songs of the 80s… merely the most beautiful. Thirdly because that’s how good the music from the 80s was. It would be easy to be consumed by envy if we weren't all being lulled into a dopey, two-stepping, love-drunk stupor. I’m pretty sure this song would be tops on my list of the Best Songs of the 80s, and I’m even sure I’d place it near the top list of Best Songs of All Time. The video found her strutting around New York City in a jean jacket, leather miniskirt and feather-duster hair—a bruised but defiantly happy paragon of independence. Oddly, it's become the unofficial theme of the New England Revolution MLS soccer club. Well we all know this one. And there aren’t many songs from the era that come with an important warning about fire safety in the chorus. So though Stewart Copeland could be a florid, flashy drummer, and though Sting was known to dash a few extra flicks on his grooves, “Every Breath” measures each note microscopically, as if arranged with OCD, which makes the stalking vibe that much subtly creepier. Those unforgettable snare snaps comes courtesy of producer Steve Albini, and it’s one of the many touches the band’s most popular song (one that wasn’t even released as a single in ’88) has going for it: Among the many others, there’s Kim Deal’s haunting, reverb drenched backing vocals that so many indie-rock groups would go on to ape, a cracked-voiced Black Francis spitting out cryptic-cool lyrics, and deceptively simple lead guitar and bass combo that still gives us goosebumps. It's impossible to feel bad when this tune's Caribbean-inflected rhythms start pumping from a nearby speaker. Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data =BILLBOARD'S TOP SONGS OF THE '80S. Pinnacle of New Wave. Déjà vu! One of the very top New Wave songs from the early 80s… I can’t say enough about this song. If you listen to a compilation of rock ballads or power ballads you will notice majority of the songs in that compilation are from the 80s and 90s. But all of them, in my opinion, are “beautiful” in one way or another—whether it’s the melody or simply the overall feel of the song. By this point, you know where you stand on this one: You hear Jonathan Cain's piano intro, and you either swell up with joy or wince in pain. Whether you take this 1986 hit as a cheesy relic or the apex of steroidal FM rawk, Bon Jovi's tale of guitarist turned dock worker Tommy and his diner-waitress main squeeze, Gina, is essentially flawless, right down to guitarist Richie Sambora's iconic talk-box–assisted opening hook and that vertigo-inducing key change after the bridge. Trust me, when you hear the lyrics coupled with the music, you’ll know why this song is here. When they sing, "Don't you know my tears will burn the pillow," you became all cried out too. 17 Emotional Rockpop Hits for Love (CD, Various) Richard Sanderson - Reality / The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother / Phil Collins - If Leaving Me Is Easy / Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto / Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride / Suzanne Vega - Luka u.a. Any place similar and prepare to belt out one of their prettiest because that ’ s not just great. No ’ 80s music was absolutely splendid crystal-clear voice and a hell of a silly... 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