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Initial post: May 3, 2012 10:36:13 PM PDT
My list of 80s songs that I am so sick and tired of hearing on the radio are

Soft Cell's "Tainted Love"
John Waite's "Missing You"
Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Kenny Loggins' "Footloose" and "Danger Zone" (I thought his lesser known 80s hit songs were better than his best known 80s hits)
Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This"

Posted on May 3, 2012 11:47:48 PM PDT
Brian says:
None that I can think of, really. But what really irritates me is when a radio station focuses on ONE single song by an artsist and over-plays it again and again, never playing any of their other great songs.

Posted on May 4, 2012 1:48:44 AM PDT
Solidus says:
HERE I GO AGAIN ON MY OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN

Along with pretty much every glam rock single ever recorded.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 1:56:45 AM PDT
I agree that "Here I Go Again" has gotten way overplayed on the radio, there is a lot more to Whitesnake than that song IMO, I also hate it when the radio stations usually play one single song by an artist and then they overlook their other hit songs.

On our local 80s station they seem to play Foreigner's "Urgent" and "I Want To Know What Love Is" constantly yet I have yet heard "Say You Will" and "Waiting For A Girl Like You" on that station.

Posted on May 4, 2012 8:50:04 PM PDT
ALL OF THEM.

Posted on May 4, 2012 9:01:32 PM PDT
Anything by Dire Straits. God they are boring.

Posted on May 4, 2012 11:36:39 PM PDT
Dale Schultz says:
Some of these songs may not be from the 80s, but here is a list of 5 songs I am damned sick and tired of hearing, and never wanna hear again:
Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
Take The Money And Run-Steve Miller
Another Brick In The Wall-Pink Floyd
Burning Down The House-Talking Heads
Another One Bites The Dust-Queen (their cheap attempt at disco)

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 4:50:18 AM PDT
GE Burrell says:
Looking at songs prominent on American Charts 1980 - 1982 only, I found plenty of howlers. You may be under the impression that I find certain acts boring. I DO!

CALL ME - BLONDIE
ALL OUT OF LOVE - AIR SUPPLY
LOST IN LOVE - AIR SUPPLY
LADY - KENNY ROGERS
THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE
RAPTURE - DEBBIE HARRY & BLONDIE
EVERY WOMAN IN THE WORLD - AIR SUPPLY
THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE - AIR SUPPLY
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
PHYSICAL - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
DON'T YOU WANT ME - THE HUMAN LEAGUE
ROSANNA - TOTO
YOUNG TURKS - ROD STEWART
HERE I AM (JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS OVER YOU) - AIR SUPPLY
38. EVEN THE NIGHTS ARE BETTER - AIR SUPPLY
THROUGH THE YEARS - KENNY ROGERS

BTW, I did not mind Kenny Rogers but WITH THE FIRST EDITION, PLEASE!!

You will find this a good site for songs with plenty of US Airplay. Just change the year in the URL to see the options I did:
http://www.oldradioshows.com/at100/1982.html

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 4:58:24 AM PDT
GE Burrell says:
Awful mechanical androgynous woman out front of the EURHYTHMICS
Awful mechanical instruments in the background too:

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
"Who's That Girl?"
"Here Comes the Rain Again"
"There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"
"When Tomorrow Comes"
"The Miracle of Love"

The stuff nightmares are made of!!

Posted on May 5, 2012 7:50:06 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
Just about anything by Duran Duran, especially "Girls on Film," "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf." :p

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 12:54:43 AM PDT
Oh, no!!!

I can hear 'I Wanna Know What Love Is' all day long! I will sing it loud and proud into any object in sight that may resemble a microphone (pen, remote control, pool stick, beer bottle, etc).

However, 'Say You Will' and "Waiting For A Girl Like You' are much better than 'Urgent.'

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 2:14:24 AM PDT
GE Burrell says:
I can generally get sick of Foreigner but there is one song of their's that I think is very nice:

"I Don't Want to Live Without You". It gets a play more often than the others where I live. Good to see noone has fingered this one so far!

Posted on May 6, 2012 2:19:00 AM PDT
susumu-5 says:
Every Breath You Take by Police. No offence. I love that song. But when I listened to 80s pop radio of former yahoo Launchcast I've often heard this song over and over.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 1:49:45 PM PDT
GE Burrell says:
What is it about "Every Breath You Take", that anthem to stalkers? It stood out as a superb song at the time. Is it a bit like the Eagles' "Heartache Tonight". Somehow too obvious, too overtly commercial and cliched?

Or is it that we are tired of the whining voice of Sting?

A great song like "Fields Of Gold" has been covered so well by the likes of Eva Cassidy.
http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/4945

Sting has severe vocal limitations, most conspicuous with this surg9in effort here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yefnj5kvJTw

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:54:28 PM PDT
"I Want To Know What Love Is" is the kind of song I like to sing on the karokee machine but it's not the kind of song I like to hear on the radio over and over again, I personally think "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and "Say You Will" are worthy of more airplay on the classic hits stations.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:55:04 PM PDT
I hear "Every Breath You Take" all the time too and I've gotten to the point to where I've gotten so sick and tired of hearing that song.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:56:19 PM PDT
I thought "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen was pretty much their sellout song but I consider their worst song to be "Body Language" (thank God that song never gets played on the radio)

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:58:16 PM PDT
GE Burrell, of the songs you've mentioned the only songs I seem to hear regularly are Blondie's "Call Me", "The Tide Is High", "Rapture", Olivia Newton John's "Physical", Human League's "Don't You Want Me" and Toto's "Rosanna", for the other songs you've mentioned I don't hear them quite often as I want to hear on the radio, I always feel the early 1980s hit songs don't seem to get timeless airplay as the mid/late 1980s songs do.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:58:44 PM PDT
I definitely agree with you on the Duran Duran songs along with "Wild Boys"

Posted on May 12, 2012 12:41:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 12, 2012 12:42:33 PM PDT
SuzLily says:
For me, any Steve Winwood song does it.
Here's a few more:
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
Rosanna - Toto (agree!)
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis & The News
99 Luftballons - Nena
Big Time & Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
In The Air Tonight & Sussudio - Phil Collins

I'm sure there are others, but those stick out at the moment

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 11:03:41 PM PDT
"For me, any Steve Winwood song does it.
Here's a few more:
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
Rosanna - Toto (agree!)
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis & The News
99 Luftballons - Nena
Big Time & Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
In The Air Tonight & Sussudio - Phil Collins

I'm sure there are others, but those stick out at the moment"

I totally agree with your list although I don't seem to hear Steve Winwood's "While You See A Chance", "Don't You Know What The Night Can Do" and "Holding On" nearly as often as I hear "Valerie", "Roll With It" and especially "Higher Love" (the latter I absolutely hate)

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 1:33:36 AM PDT
GE Burrell says:
I would not mind hearing more Stevie Winwood. The man was a marvel!
I did overdose on Phil Collins - singing lacked interest. More a drummer.
I agree with Rosanna and also Africa. Toto were a band of studio musicians. Lacked a genuine star our front.

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:18:57 PM PDT
SuzLily says:
Darian - Someone could effectively torture me by forcing me to listen to "Higher Love" & "Back In The High Life" over and over.

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:11:21 PM PDT
H. Marback says:
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis & The News
Hit Me with Your Best Shot-Pat Benatar (instant station switch for me)
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)-Dead or Alive
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
The Stroke-Billy Squier

Posted on May 13, 2012 4:49:09 PM PDT
Jimbeem says:
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
You're in Love- Ratt
Anything by Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, Or Peter Gabriel.
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