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Initial post: Nov 22, 2007 12:22:45 AM PST
What are some of the 1980s songs you wish you would hear on the radio more.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2007 7:33:23 AM PST
Mr. Mister - Kyrie
Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame
Lone Justice - I Found Love
The Hooters - Satellite
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Every Little Kiss
The Call - Let The Day Begin

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2007 11:03:36 AM PST
Here are my list of the 1980s songs I wish I can hear on the radio more often.

Ali Thomson-Take a Little Rhythm
Jump 'N the Saddle: The Curly Shuffle
Dennis Deyoung: Desert Moon
Donnie Iris: Love Is Like a Rock
Escape Club: Shake for the Sheik
Steve Forbert: Romeo's Tune
Charlie Dore: Pilot of the Airwaves
Franke and the Knockouts: Sweetheart
Bangles: In Your Room
Jefferson Starship: No Way Out
John Cafferty: C-I-T-Y and Tough All Over
J. Geils Band: Come Back
Foreigner: Say You Will and That Was Yesterday
Guiaffria (spelling?): Call to the Heart
Glenn Frey: True Love
Larsen-Feiten Band: Who'll be the Fool Tonight
John O'Banion: Loved You Like I Never Loved Before
Double: Captain of Her Heart
Babys: Back on My Feet Again
Yes: Leave It
Kool and the Gang: Too Hot
Streets: If Love Should Go
Hooters: All You Zombies
Billy Joel: You're Only Human
Journey: Be Good to Yourself, I'll be Alright Without You and Girl Can't Help It
Robert Palmer: Didn't Mean to Turn You On
Jude Cole: Baby It's Tonight

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2007 8:26:32 AM PST
The full list is simply too enormous, so here is a small sample:

Deep Purple-Not Responsible
Kate Bush-Sat In Your Lap
Anthrax-Armed and Dangerous
Black Sabbath-Nightwing
Queen-Dragon Attack
Iron Maiden-To Tame A Land
The Bears-Complicated Potatoes
Yes-I'm Running
Hughes/Thrall-First Step Of Love
Queensryche-Neue Regel

That's only one song for each year in the 80s. I'm sure I can come up with 100 for each year. Hi Darian, it's spelled 'Giuffria.'

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2007 1:39:26 PM PST
juliefromnh says:
Now that I have satellite radio (finally! Up here in the stix we only get two radio stations) I listen to lots of stuff from the 80's. Here are a few that I haven't heard yet (lately)

"99 Luftballoons" -Nena
"Life in One Day" -Howard Jones
"Point of No Return" -Nu Shooz

plus any of the lesser-known songs by Police (like "So Lonely", for example)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2007 6:44:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2007 10:28:28 PM PST
ImEzekiel65 says:
Darian has already taken some of my choices. (great minds think alike:-)) Here's a few more:

Nielsen/Pearson - "If You Should Sail"
Get Wet - "Just So Lonely"
Sneaker - "More Than just The Two Of Us"
Balance - "Breaking Away"
Frankie Smith - "Double Dutch Bus"
Yarbrough And Peoples - "Don't Stop The Music"
Scritti Politti - "Perfect Way"
Rocky Burnette - "Tired Of Toein' The Line"
Jefferson Starship - "Find Your Way Back" and "Be My Lady"
Franke And The Knockouts - "You're My Girl" and "Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)"
David Drew - his version of Sugarloaf's "Green-Eyed Lady"
Harlequin - "Innocence" and "Thinking Of You"
Wax (UK) - "Right Between The Eyes" and "Bridge To Your Heart"
Amy Holland - "How Do I Survive"
Ray, Goodman And Brown - "Special Lady"
Howard Jones - Most anything by him. He actually was pretty talented.
The Manhattans - "Shining Star"
Larry Graham - "One In A Million You"
Phil Seymour - "Precious To Me"

Good calls on John O'Banion, Ali Thompson and Larsen-Feiten Band, as well as Donnie Iris and Franke And The Knockouts. The early '80's was a great time for music, in my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 1:58:18 PM PST
M. J. Gawlik says:
The Call - The Walls Came Down
Joan Armatrading - Me, Myself, I
The Kings - This Beat Goes On / Switching To Glide
The Time - Ice Cream Castles
Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)
Wendy & Lisa - Waterfall
Terrence Trent D'arby - Wishing Well

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 6:03:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 26, 2007 6:28:18 PM PST
I've just recently been rediscovering The Fixx, and I think that they have been unjustifiably forgotten. Particularly "Secret separation" from the "Walkabout" album which, to my ears has all the elements of a perfect pop song.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 7:32:56 PM PST
Johnny Bravo says:
Paul - Check out classxradio.com on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m EST. Based on your list, I think you'd like our Zeus & Apollo radio show. We play most of the bands you mentioned, but usually more obscure stuff. You can check out our MySpace page too at myspace.com/zeusandapollo.

Rock On! Zeus

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 10:06:12 PM PST
C. Miroslaw says:
As a child of the 80s (though not always a fan), here's a few that I would love to hear every now and then:

"Crash" - The Primitives
"People Who Died" - The Jim Carroll Band
"Peggy's Kitchen Wall" - Bruce Cockburn
"Coming Up Close" - 'Til Tuesday
"Louis Quatorze" - Bow Wow Wow
"The Killing Moon" - Echo and the Bunnymen
"The Crying Scene" - Aztec Camera
anything by Prefab Sprout
anything from the first three Love and Rockets albums

Darian, although there are a lot of choices on your list that I hope to never hear again, BIG props for the Steve Forbert (what a great tune!) and the Yes (I know it's a silly song, but it works for me)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 10:49:52 PM PST
ImEzekiel65 says:
Here's a few more:

"Nobody Said It Was Easy" - Leroux
"If The Love Fits, Wear It" - Leslie Pearl
"Don't Let Him Know" - Prism
"Whirly Girl" - OXO
"Heart's On Fire" - Randy Meisner
"I'm Happy That Love Has Found You" - Jimmy Hall
"Goin' Down" - Greg Guidry
"I'm A Believer" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" - Giant
"Holdin' On" - Tane (pronounced tawny) Cain
"Steal Away", "Hot Rod Hearts" and "Brooklyn Girls" - Robbie Dupree
"Pass The Dutchie", "Heartbreaker" and "She's Trouble" - Musical Youth
"Hold On", "Winning" and "The Sensitive Kind" - Santana
"Play the Game Tonight" and "Fight Fire With Fire" - Kansas
"Sweet Baby" - Stanley Clarke and George Duke
"Really Wanna Know You" - Gary Wright
"You Don't Want Me Anymore" - Steel Breeze

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 8:55:56 AM PST
ImEzekiel65: Good call on "Sweet Baby"

I'll add three:

Smiling Islands- Robbie Patton and Stevie Nicks(if anyone knows where to find this, let me know, I haven't had any luck)
Lights Out- Peter Wolf
Jacob's Ladder- Huey Lewis and the News(sorry, it's a guilty pleasure)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 11:55:55 AM PST
ImEzekiel65 says:
Wow, Michael, I haven't heard "Smilin' Islands" nor "Don't Give It Up" in AGES!!! Good call yourself! :)

But I believe it was Christine McVie and not Stevie Nicks who duetted with Robbie on that one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 12:24:08 PM PST
Dee Zee says:
Emotion In Motion - Ric Ocasek
Let My People Go-Go - The Rainmakers
Human - Human League
A Different Corner - George Michael
Runaway Train - Rosanne Cash
Alive & Kicking - Simple Minds

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 1:42:03 PM PST
C. Look says:
"I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls. Haha...I know people are gonna hate me for that but I love that song!!! There's others I'm sure...hmm, I'd have to think. However, I wouldn't want them to play more of the song, then it might just become overplayed and it would end up on that "If I listen one more time, my head will explode" list!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 1:42:51 PM PST
C. Look says:
Whoops...I realize that song was actually released in 1991, but I always think of it as 80's music. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 9:09:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2007 9:24:27 PM PST
Lone Wolf says:
Magic - Cars
Never - Heart
Loverboy - Billy Ocean
Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
Hyperactive - Robert Palmer
One Good Woman - Peter Cetera
Along Comes a Woman - Chicago
Look Out Any Window - Bruce Hornsby
Her Town Too/Never Die young - James Taylor
Lost in You/Crazy About Her - Rod Stewart
It's Gonna Get Better/No Reply At All - Genesis
Pamela/Angel Don't Cry - Toto

The list goes on & on...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2007 9:14:06 PM PST
kphopp says:
Can i hear an amen for Joan Armatrading!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2007 4:44:32 PM PST
Inside Out - The Mighty Lemon Drops
Come Dancing - The Kinks
All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2007 11:17:45 PM PST
I've totally forgotten all about Ray, Goodman and Brown's Special Lady and Amy Holland's How do I Survive, great obscure tunes that deserves more recognition, I've always wanted to hear Phil Seymour's Precious to Me and Neilson/Pearson's If You Should Sail, I love the music from the early 1980s the best.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2007 12:47:47 AM PST
DEBBIE GIBSON OUT OF THE BLUE AND FALLEN ANGEL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2007 1:01:30 AM PST
K. Toman says:
"The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats and "Echo Beach" by Martha and the Muffins, both of which were one-hit wonders by these two bands from Canada.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2007 1:30:10 AM PST
Jon says:
"Der Kommisar" - the version by After the Fire - great groove!

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 8:25:57 PM PDT
Another song I really like that I wish was played on the radio more often is Kenny Loggins' "Nobody's Fool", wasn't that Kenny Loggins' final Top 40 hit (peaking at #8 in September 1988)
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