Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 6

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Bee OK started polling these comps back in 2014 but only did up to Vol. 5, so I'm going to hope its ok that I take over for the rest of the series.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
10. The Look of Love, Pt. 1 - ABC 21
12. Never Say Never - Romeo Void 11
8. Wot? - Captain Sensible 10
5. White Girl - X 8
2. Twilight Zone - Golden Earring 6
1. Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work 3
13. The Unguarded Moment - The Church 3
9. Numbers with Wings - The Bongos 3
6. People Who Died - Jim Carroll Band 3
3. Talk Talk - Talk Talk 3
4. Johnny, Are You Queer? - Josie Cotton 2
7. Face to Face - Code Blue 1
11. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club 1
16. I Predict- Sparks 1
14. Second Choice - Any Trouble 0
15. A Woman's Got the Power - The A's 0


Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

This one is unquestionably "Never Say Never," for me.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Not unquestionably but, yeah, I'm gonna agree.

Could easily have gone for Golden Earring, ABC, or The Church.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

of course it's OK to take over this, have no idea why i stopped at only doing five of these. i guess i'm back from my hiatus on ILM. hi everyone!

Bee OK, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:03 (three months ago) Permalink

"The Unguarded Moment"

Bee OK, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I refuse to believe it's possible to vote for anything other than The Look Of Love in this poll

had (crüt), Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

these are all good but I kind of like the Men at Work track the best.

akm, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:45 (three months ago) Permalink

are men at work new wave? I never thought so.

akm, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Never Say Never is probably objectively the best, but I voted Wot.

how's life, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

dunno any of these (although I really like the first Bongos album, I've never heard anything after it):

7. Face to Face - Code Blue
9. Numbers with Wings - The Bongos
12. Never Say Never - Romeo Void
13. The Unguarded Moment - The Church
14. Second Choice - Any Trouble
15. A Woman's Got the Power - The A's

any good? presumably Never Say Never is worth a listen since 3 people like it already

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:23 (three months ago) Permalink

JOHNNY ARE YOU QUEER?

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Talk Talk or Sparks I reckon

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink

It was between 'The Look of Love' and one other one, and I decided to go with the one that I wanted to listen to right now - so 'Talk Talk' it is.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Never Say Never is great!

had (crüt), Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:09 (three months ago) Permalink

One gripe: the comp used the censored version of the song for some reason.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:10 (three months ago) Permalink

What a fantastic series this is. New wave music is so fucking good.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:27 (three months ago) Permalink

XP The proper version of NSN landed on the JCGE New Wave Women set that dropped a few years later.

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Tough call, but I'll never miss the opportunity to vote for Romeo Void.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 4 March 2018 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Johnny are you Queer?

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Sunday, 4 March 2018 02:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Twilight Zone is an odd inclusion, it's not new wave at all.

Siegbran, Sunday, 4 March 2018 09:32 (three months ago) Permalink

The video was.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 4 March 2018 13:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Never Say Never or Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, but possibly People Who Died. Of course, the ABC song is sublime, but I don't think it's fair to put it in the running.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:02 (three months ago) Permalink

The piledriver man drove me berserk.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I think these were designed with a US audience in mind, so Twilight Zone and Who Can It Be Now? were definitely considered new wave to our ears compared to, like, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Even if it is the edited version, I voted Never Say Never. I'm never not gonna vote for Never Say Never.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:34 (three months ago) Permalink

He said 'Tombot'
I said 'Wot?'

how's life, Sunday, 4 March 2018 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

White Girl

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 4 March 2018 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Johnny, Are You Queer? - Josie Cotton

Eh?

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 March 2018 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Was going White Girl for certain then saw Never Say Never. Hurts my brain on Sunday morning to have to choose. Staying with White Girl.

that's not my post, Sunday, 4 March 2018 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah this is ABC.

campreverb, Sunday, 4 March 2018 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Great Read: http://magnetmagazine.com/2006/09/09/josie-cotton-the-story-of-’80s-new-wave-hit-“johnny-are-you-queer”/

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 4 March 2018 17:16 (three months ago) Permalink

(Really it should be "Never Say Never" but...) One of the very few times I've heard a song for the first time and said "This should be an enormous hit" was "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me."

Actually, I saw the video, and the full thought was "This should be an enormous hit, and that is one unattractive woman."

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 4 March 2018 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

the three of these that I've loved the most would be White Girl, the Look of Love and Numbers with Wings. doesn't seem right to call White Girl new wave, for me (never seen this studio footage with Ray Manzarek before), so ABC.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Sunday, 4 March 2018 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Maybe that young man was made uncomfortable by Josie Cotton's advances because she looked like Liza Minneli.

how's life, Sunday, 4 March 2018 23:37 (three months ago) Permalink

White Girl. (Lot of good songs here)

o. nate, Monday, 5 March 2018 02:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Hey C. Gris thank you for that link. I had no idea about any of that esp the Go-Gos version. :D

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 5 March 2018 20:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I will be the lone vote for "People Who Died."

the future is now, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I may vote for that!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 9 March 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Nice work everyone. How about Volume 7?

kornrulez6969, Friday, 9 March 2018 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

By all means...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 9 March 2018 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Volume 7

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Friday, 9 March 2018 22:38 (three months ago) Permalink


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