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VH-1 100 Greatest 80s Songs


VH-1's asking viewers to vote, so obviously the final countdon probably wouldn't be AM-eligible. But, I suppose this preliminary list of 100 songs would be. being VH-1, there are some oddities that usually aren't on critics lists (Rick Springfield, Debbie Gibson, etc.)- but, it does have a number of critical hits included.

ABC, "The Look of Love"
Paula Abdul, "Straight Up"
AC/DC, "You Shook Me All Night Long"
Bryan Adams, "Summer of 69"
Aerosmith, "Janie’s Got a Gun"
A-Ha, "Take On Me"
B-52s, "Love Shack"
Bananarama, "Cruel Summer"
Band Aid, "Do they Know it's Christmas"
Bangles, "Manic Monday"
Toni Basil, "Mickey"
Beastie Boys, "Fight For Your Right (to Party)"
Pat Benatar, "Love is a Battlefield"
Berlin, "Take My Breath Away"
Big Country, "In a Big Country"
Biz Markie, "Just A Friend"
Blondie, "Call Me"
Bon Jovi, "Living On a Prayer"
Bow Wow Wow, "I Want Candy"
Edie Brickell, "What I Am"
Bobby Brown, "My Prerogative"
Cameo, "Word Up!"
The Cars, "Shake It Up"
Tracy Chapman, "Fast Car"
Neneh Cherry, "Buffalo Stance"
The Clash, "London Calling"
Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight"
Crowded House, "Don’t Dream It’s Over"
Culture Club, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
The Cure, "Just Like Heaven"
Dead or Alive, "You Spin Me ‘Round"
Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
Depeche Mode , "Just Can’t Get Enough"
Devo, "Whip It"
Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen"
DJ Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince, "Parents Just Don’t Understand"
Thomas Dolby, "She Blinded Me With Science"
Duran Duran, "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This"
Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus"
Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran"
Foreigner, "I Want to Know What Love Is"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Relax"
Marvin Gaye, "Sexual Healing"
Debbie Gibson, "Only In My Dreams"
Go-Gos, "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Grandmaster Flash, "The Message"
Guns N’ Roses, "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Guns N’ Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"
Hall & Oates, "I Can't Go For That"
Corey Hart, "Sunglasses at Night"
Whitney Houston, "How Will I Know"
Human League, "Don't You Want Me"
Billy Idol, "White Wedding"
INXS, "Need You Tonight"
Janet Jackson, "Nasty"
Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean"
Michael Jackson, "Beat It"
Rick James, "Super Freak"
Joan Jett, "I Love Rock and Roll"
Billy Joel, "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me " Journey, "Don’t Stop Believin' "
Judas Priest, "Breaking The Law"
Kajagoogoo, "Too Shy"
Katrina and the Waves, "Walking on Sunshine"
Chaka Khan, "I Feel For You"
Cyndi Lauper, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"
Huey Lewis, "I Want a New Drug"
Loverboy, "Working For the Weekend"
Madonna, "Like A Virgin"
Madonna, "Like a Prayer"
Martika, "Toy Soldiers"
John Mellencamp, "Jack & Diane"
Men at Work, "Down Under"
Men Without Hats, "Safety Dance"
Metallica, "One"
George Michael, "Faith"
Modern English, "I Melt With You"
Motley Crue, "Dr. Feelgood"
Nena, "99 Luftballons"
New Edition, "Candy Girl"
New Kids On the Block, "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
Night Ranger, "Sister Christian"
Gary Numan, "Cars"
Robert Palmer, "Addicted To Love"
Tom Petty, "Free Fallin'"
Posion, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn"
The Police, "Every Breath You Take"
The Pretenders, "Brass in Pocket"
Prince, "Kiss"
Prince, "Little Red Corvette"
Prince, "When Doves Cry"
Public Enemy, "Fight The Power"
Queen, "Another One Bites the Dust"
Queen and David Bowie, "Under Pressure"
Quiet Riot, "Cum On Feel The Noize"
Ratt, "Round and Round"
Lionel Richie, "All Night Long"
REM, "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
REO Speedwagon, "Keep On Lovin' You"
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, "It Takes Two"
Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up"
The Romantics, "What I Like About You"
RUN DMC/Aerosmith, "Walk This Way"
Salt-N-Pepa, "Push It"
Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"
Rick Springfield, "Jessie's Girl"
Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA"
Squeeze, "Tempted"
Billy Squier, "The Stroke"
Styx, "Mr. Roboto"
Talking Heads, "Burning Down the House"
Tears For Fears, "Shout"
Thompson Twins, "Hold Me Now"
Til Tuesday, "Voices Carry"
Tommy Tutone, "867-5309/Jenny"
Tone Loc, "Wild Thing"
Tina Turner, "What's Love Got to Do With It"
Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Bonnie Tyler, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
U2, "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
U2, "Where the Streets Have No Name"
U2, "With Or Without You"
Van Halen, "Jump"
Vapors, "Turning Japanese"
Suzanne Vega, "Luka"
John Waite, "Missing You"
Wang Chung, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
Whitesnake, "Here I Go Again"
Young MC, "Bust A Move"

Re: VH-1 100 Greatest 80s Songs

Henrik, this actually was 130 or so songs- so, maybe you want to rename it "Nominations For the 100 Greatest Songs" or something. Just a thought. The final list is out, but, again, VH-1 had indicated that viewers would be involved, at least to a degree, so I don't think the final list would be AM-eligible.

Re: VH-1 100 Greatest 80s Songs

OK. Thanks!