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Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980s
rolling stone ^ | 10/6/2011 | Andy Greene

Posted on 03/16/2018 2:50:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A few weeks ago we asked our readers to vote for their least favorite songs from the 1990s, so it was the obvious next move to dial it back 10 years and see what you guys hated in the 1980s. The results are sure to infuriate a lot of people. For the record, I personally disagree with most of these selections. In fact, I love a lot of these songs...

10. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'...

9. Taco - 'Puttin' On The Ritz'...

8. Toni Basil - 'Mickey'...

7. Bobby McFerrin - 'Don't Worry Be Happy'...

6. Falco - 'Rock Me Amadeus'...

5. Men Without Hats - 'The Safety Dance'...

4. Wham! - 'Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)'....

3. Chris de Burgh - 'Lady In Red'....

2. Europe - 'The Final Countdown'...

1. Starship - 'We Built This City'...

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: 1980s; 80s; bevisandbutthead; chat; freeperlore; mtv; musicvideos; oldtimers; radio; the80s; veteran; veterans; videos
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have at it.

I really got tired of Safety Dance. Not a big fan of Final Countdown....

But I guess if I had to put a song on the list, it'd be that White Snake song "Here I Go Again". Overplayed big time.

thoughts?

1 posted on 03/16/2018 2:50:37 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pretty much every single one. They stopped making good music after 1979. Even my favorite bands from the 70s became 80s artists, sigh...


2 posted on 03/16/2018 2:53:20 PM PDT by scottinoc
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To: SoFloFreeper

what? I like 6,5, and 2! hate the rest though.


3 posted on 03/16/2018 2:54:51 PM PDT by MNDude (RED CROSS RED RED. NK. Hussein. ASIA. Why was that STRINGER sent out? Decode. News unlocks message.)
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To: scottinoc

Buffet wrote and performed his best stuff in the 80s.

He is coasting now.


4 posted on 03/16/2018 2:55:44 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nah. The worst was “I want your sex” by George Michael.


5 posted on 03/16/2018 2:55:57 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nailed it with number 1. Could be worst song ever.

I would put “Undercover of the Night” by the Stones in there instead of “Safety Dance”.

My buddy got laid in college by telling a girl he wrote it.


6 posted on 03/16/2018 2:57:32 PM PDT by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I really got tired of Safety Dance.


7 posted on 03/16/2018 2:58:05 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progressives, or Democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“But I guess if I had to put a song on the list, it’d be that White Snake song “Here I Go Again”. Overplayed big time.
thoughts?”

Sorry, but I love women who dance on cars. So hot. Here’s to you Tawny.


8 posted on 03/16/2018 2:58:11 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Here I go again” rocks!


9 posted on 03/16/2018 2:58:29 PM PDT by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve always hated “Eye of the Tiger.”


10 posted on 03/16/2018 2:58:41 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lucky me...I wasn’t tormented by a single one of them! Never even heard of them. I quit contemporary music about 1976.


11 posted on 03/16/2018 2:59:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SoFloFreeper
10. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'... Don't remember it
9. Taco - 'Puttin' On The Ritz'... Sucks. Bigly
8. Toni Basil - 'Mickey'... meh
7. Bobby McFerrin - 'Don't Worry Be Happy'... Good song.
6. Falco - 'Rock Me Amadeus'... Don't remember it
5. Men Without Hats - 'The Safety Dance'... Don't remember it
4. Wham! - 'Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)'.... Not too bad
3. Chris de Burgh - 'Lady In Red'.... Good song
2. Europe - 'The Final Countdown'... meh
1. Starship - 'We Built This City'...Sucks
12 posted on 03/16/2018 2:59:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Eileen” - Dexy’s Midnight Runners


13 posted on 03/16/2018 2:59:25 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberals are locusts.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I like them . . . all.


14 posted on 03/16/2018 3:00:33 PM PDT by donna (Chelsea Manning is Obama's legacy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Bodleian_Girl; LUV W
WHAT!?

More like the 10 BEST Songs of the '80's!

I am an 80's baby and I grew up with those songs.

15 posted on 03/16/2018 3:00:34 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: scottinoc

The 50s & 60s were the prime music years for me, but I remember Dire Straits from the early 80s. The rest, not so much.


16 posted on 03/16/2018 3:00:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Life is simpler, when you plow around the stump.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m always amused that “We Built This City” is commonly referenced in Rolling Stone polls as a “worst song.” Now its of the 1980s. In a prior poll, it was the worst song of all time. I can just see the Lib rock critics bitterly crying that their first love, the cool, hip Grace Slick of Woodstock, went from a liberal icon to a Reagan 80s corporate sellout, complete with synthesizers backing her singing. The song itself isn’t that bad. It isn’t that good but it certainly isn’t the “worst.”


17 posted on 03/16/2018 3:01:22 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Careless Whisper" by George Michael.

Any song that contains the lyric "Guilty feet ain't got no rhythm" qualifies to be on the list. Sadly, many considered this to be Michael's best and one of the best all-time. Music in general started a downward spiral in the 80s.

18 posted on 03/16/2018 3:01:24 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: SoFloFreeper
I like that entire album by Taco. After Eight
19 posted on 03/16/2018 3:02:23 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Those are my principles, and if you do not like them...well I have others. - Groucho Marx)
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To: rbg81

Other runner ups:

— Somebody’s Watching Me (Rockwell)
— I’ve Never Been To Me (Charlene, Charlene)
— Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Band Aid 30)


20 posted on 03/16/2018 3:02:30 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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