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Best Singles of the 80s

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Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by writershire in category Music.
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You Shook Me All Night Long / What Do You Do for Money Honey - AC/DC Report Abuse
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Call Me - Blondie Report Abuse
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Train in Vain (Stand by Me) - The Clash Report Abuse
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I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses Report Abuse
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How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths Report Abuse
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Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Report Abuse
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The Boys of Summer - Don Henley Report Abuse
Best song of the 1980's!
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Going Underground / The Dreams of Children - The Jam Report Abuse
One of the craziest songs ever, the true definition of MENTAL. Favorite line: "What you see is what you get, you've made your bed, you better lie in it"
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The Big Throwdown - South Bronx Report Abuse
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Love Will Tear Us Apart / These Days - Joy Division Report Abuse
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It's Still Rock and Roll to Me / Through the Long Night - Billy Joel Report Abuse
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The Breaks - Kurtis Blow Report Abuse
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(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone - Sex Pistols Report Abuse
While the Monkees version was great, the Sex Pistols screamed this to near-perfection!
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The New Rap Language / Love Rap - Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three Report Abuse
One amazing old-school rap track...still till this day, in my opinion, unmatchable.
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I Believe / Something's Gone Wrong Again - Buzzcocks Report Abuse
Eight minutes of Pete Shelley & Co. at their best--both charmingly witty and horribly sad.
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The Rappin Spree - The Jazzy Three Report Abuse
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That's the Joint - Funky 4+1 Report Abuse
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We Got the Beat / How Much More - Go-Go's Report Abuse
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Turning Japanese / Talk Talk - The Vapors Report Abuse
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Zulu Nation Throw Down, Volume #2 - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force Report Abuse
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8th Wonder / Sugarhill Groove - Sugarhill Gang Report Abuse
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Super Rappin' No. 2 - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five Report Abuse
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Whip It / Turnaround - Devo Report Abuse
This is a pretty simple song, it's a "get over it", "seize the day" kind of advice and pure genius.
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