Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 15

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The series contained 15 volumes. The first five were released on 21 June 1994:
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 1
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 2
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 3
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 4
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Vol. 5 poll

volumes 6–10 on 18 October 1994:
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 6
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 7
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 8
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 9
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 10

and the last five volumes on 20 June 1995.
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 11
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 12
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 13
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Of The '80s, Vol. 14

Poll Results

OptionVotes
2. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears 22
4. Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy 13
1. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves 9
7. Since Yesterday - Strawberry Switchblade 9
10. Perfect Way - Scritti Politti 8
14. Why? - Bronski Beat 6
9. Endicott - Kid Creole & The Coconuts 6
8. Obsession - Animotion 6
5. Beat's So Lonely - Charlie Sexton 4
11. So In Love - Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark 3
13. 19 - Paul Hardcastle 3
12. Election Day - Arcadia 1
6. Guitar, Talk, Love & Drums - Gary Myrick 0
3. It's A Mistake - Men At Work 0
15. Some People - Belouis Some 0
16. Like A Virgin - The Lords Of The New Church 0


Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:09 (three months ago) Permalink

i was waiting for someone to put up this last one and decided to start it tonight since it has been a few days. i love how this series become a ILM project after i started it a few years back.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:09 (three months ago) Permalink

this one is really, really good.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I would vote for ... 7 of these?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:11 (three months ago) Permalink

'Head Over Heels' pretty unbeatable here.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Easiest one yet

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Perfect Way without hesitation

cr.ht (crüt), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Funny how...TIIIIIIIIIIME FLIIIIIIIIIES

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I can never bring myself to vote for the foundational 80s songs like Head Over Heels on these, no matter how good they are. It has to be something like 19 by Paul Hardcastle, which was everywhere and then vanished, never to truly be part of 80s shorthand.

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:47 (three months ago) Permalink

^i don't remember 19 off the top of my head, proving your point.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:54 (three months ago) Permalink

1. Head Over Heels
2. Walking on Sunshine
3. Life in a Northern Town
4. Endicott

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:03 (three months ago) Permalink

1. Head Over Heels
2. Walking on Sunshine
3. Life in a Northern Town
4. Endicott

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:03 (three months ago) Permalink

'Since Yesterday'.

campreverb, Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Beat's So Lonely

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:02 (three months ago) Permalink

that's New Wave?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Goddamn. This one feels specifically catered to me, personally.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:07 (three months ago) Permalink

life in a northern town

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:38 (three months ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Beat's So Lonely

God I love it so much

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted Life in a Northern Town too, but Beat's So Lonely was so close.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 May 2018 03:50 (three months ago) Permalink

can we do AM Gold next

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 10 May 2018 04:00 (three months ago) Permalink

..or Have A Nice Day? 25 Volumes!

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Also I've wanted to share this somewhere, but I recently stumbled over Amazon listings for later HAND installments, and people are asking ridiculous money for sealed copies, like $75-140 a disc.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I would have voted for 'Head Over Heels' but then I saw 'So In Love', so that. Love the production on that.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:19 (three months ago) Permalink

"So In Love" & "Northern Town" are great, but "Since Yesterday" may be one of my favorite all-time singles (including an ace VU cover on the b-side).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Strawberry Switchblade because Strawberry Switchblade.

Kanye O'er Frae France? (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Love "Obsession", "Walking on Sunshine", "Head over Heels" and "It's a Mistake", but yes, obv. Strawberry Switchblade.

dorsalstop, Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:19 (three months ago) Permalink

19 by Paul Hardcastle was everywhere and then vanished, never to truly be part of 80s shorthand

b-b-b-but it did have a legacy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3bl4xaFZMM

voted Scritti btw

Jeff W, Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Love:
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy
Perfect Way - Scritti Politti

Really like:
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
19 - Paul Hardcastle
Some People - Belouis Some

TFF almost always gets my vote, and that Dream Academy song still transfixes me whenever I hear it, but "Perfect Way" is, well, perfect.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Went with "Head Over Heels" partly because "Life in a Northern Town" is not a New Wave song, and because I ALSO love the Go-Gos song of the same name.

moresoupial (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Right, the go-gos song keeps popping in my head first, then I have to remind myself what the melody is for the tears of fears song.
I would have voted for either one though.

enochroot, Thursday, 10 May 2018 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

not a New Wave song...

Dream Academy, Tears for Fears, Scritti Politti, Belouis Some, all have that big glossy mid 80s production that didn't really do much for me at the time.

Voting Kid Creole, also not really new wave, but came along right at the time I was really getting into reggae, soca, James Brown and Cab Calloway.

hair-grabbing ear-grabbing fetishist squaredance caller (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I love Life in a Northern Town, partly because of the big glossy production. It has this kind of stately panoramic vibe, nostalgic in that vague way that so many '80s songs were -- for smalltowns, the 50s, the 60s, whatever imaginary lost innocent time and place. Total bullshit, but winsome bullshit in this case.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

voted dario g

19 was number one in the uk when i was born which is always nice to hear for nostalgia purposes

nxd, Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't know many of these. Never liked Life in a Northern Town. The OMD song's OK but there's about 100 OMD songs better than that one. 19 was absolutely everywhere all the time in the 80s so it's strange if it's been forgotten.

Strawberry Switchblade is the only song I actually own, so that one.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 10 May 2018 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

If the choice WAS the Go-Go's "Head Over Heels" it would be a mortal lock. But instead, if you ask me which of these songs I want to hear *right now* the answer is always

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55SgSEKmnnY

Westworld more like Worstworld right? (Phil D.), Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I love Life in a Northern Town, partly because of the big glossy production

Dead on. I had their debut album, sold it, and then later bought the two disc best-of and love it! It's my kind of cheese now, I can admit it.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 11 May 2018 03:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Voted for "Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows" "Walking on Sunshine"

Hideous Lump, Friday, 11 May 2018 03:52 (three months ago) Permalink

19 was absolutely everywhere all the time in the 80s so it's strange if it's been forgotten.

Yeah this. It seemed like it was Number 1 for ages but I think it was very much of its time as you never hear it on the radio now.

groovypanda, Friday, 11 May 2018 08:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't especially want to hear it again even though I bought at least three versions. The last one had some nice FM marimbas at least IIRC and the B-sides were sort of interesting for a synth obsessed kid.

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Friday, 11 May 2018 09:05 (three months ago) Permalink

as a prior soft boys yuge fan and teen owner of bible of bop and adorer of first release versh of going down to liverpool, hearing walking on sunshine makes me remember when rew got wrote off my teen cool list.

older now, its all good, still dislike the song.

Hunt3r, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Beat's So Lonely
that's New Wave

His haircut was

kornrulez6969, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:55 (three months ago) Permalink

wish they'd put russian roulette on there instead of like a virgin, i could almost vote for it. but i'm still stuck between head over heels and life in a northern town.

this poll is hard in a way for me, i think several songs other than those are as good on the merits. hmm. maybe nothing is actually as good as head over heels tho. yup it's tff.

Hunt3r, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink

This one is actually really, really hard. I could easily vote for around seven of these. To piggy back up-thread, "Perfect Way" is perfect.

the future is now, Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:46 (three months ago) Permalink

It is _soooo_ good.

Hunt3r, Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Will I be the lone vote for "Why?"? I know they won the last round but that shouldn't diminish how brilliant of a song it is.

Blue Room, Saturday, 12 May 2018 03:01 (three months ago) Permalink

The OMD song's OK but there's about 100 OMD songs better than that one.

None of those songs are on this poll!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Also, 100? Really??

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Will I be the lone vote for "Why?"?

― Blue Room

no

to me paul hardcastle will always be remembered for his work with mark mccormick, no matter how much more fleeting success he achieved in his solo career

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm at a casino for mother's day. Not only have I heard "Perfect Way" but right now they are playing "So In Love." When did 80s music become the norm?

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 May 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Remember the 80s when you couldn't go goddamn anywhere without hearing The Four Tops and Jefferson Airplane? We *are* the old people they're catering to now.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 12 May 2018 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

That's true but I swear everyone there was order then I am

Bee OK, Sunday, 13 May 2018 02:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Those were only two songs I heard from this and they were about a half an hour apart

Bee OK, Sunday, 13 May 2018 02:34 (three months ago) Permalink

"Contempt in your eyes
As I turn to kiss his lips
Broken I lie
All my feelings denied"

Blue Room, Sunday, 13 May 2018 04:58 (three months ago) Permalink

"Life in a northern town" was pretty much what happened to me, including the "leaving" bit at the end, from High Shields Station to what we were told was going to be London, but turned out to be Windsor, because "you wouldn't have understood otherwise"

Anyway, voted HoH

Mark G, Sunday, 13 May 2018 09:17 (three months ago) Permalink

I will never not love the oboe.

oboe POO: "Life in a Northern Town" vs "Nightwsimming," ...

bed, bath, and beyond the thunderdome (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Bye Bye Pride though, innit.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Indeed

The Great Atomic Cat Power (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Or Your Silent Face. Someone told me once that the oboe sound is among the easiest to program in a synthesizer.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Isn't that a melodica in Your Silent Face?

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Bronski Beat wins this round for me

raise my chicken finger (Willl), Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:34 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost The lead is melodica, iirc, but there's fake oboe throughout.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

they call it a faux-boe now fyi

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Sunday, 13 May 2018 21:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 14 May 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

oh wow, is that meant to be an oboe? I just thought it was the same synth setting you hear in a bunch of brian eno ambient songs

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 14 May 2018 00:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I always forget that a synth is supposed to be emulating the sounds of real instruments

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 14 May 2018 00:22 (three months ago) Permalink

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

System, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Head Over Heels is way played out though. when I try to hear it in my head I hear it being played through a speaker above me at a retail store. it's a great song for sure but it doesn't really make my ears perk up when I hear it. maybe I should try to spend more time with it.

cr.ht (crüt), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:09 (three months ago) Permalink

about what i thought it would be.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow, nice showing for Strawberry Switchblade at #4 which almost makes up for the absolute steaming turd that came in at #1.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Head Over Heels is way played out though

For old bastards like us who've heard it too many times, I suppose so. But then there's plenty of new wave that I've heard a million times but still adore, so I'm not sure what makes one 'played out' and the other an 'old favorite'.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Obsession - Animotion 6

It's A Mistake - Men At Work 0

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Westworld more like Worstworld right? (Phil D.), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:51 (three months ago) Permalink

So, this the last one?

Mark G, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:24 (three months ago) Permalink

AM Gold!

campreverb, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Would totally be down for Rhino’s Have a Nice Day series.

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm willing to run polls on the Have A Nice Days every Wednesday (starting tomorrow).

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:45 (three months ago) Permalink

i did do this already...

Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box CD1 Poll
through:
Have A Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box CD6 Poll

that was just the box set but the full series would be a lot of fun. i would like to run two run off polls, Bridesmaid and the Championship round for the next two weeks first if that is Ok C. Grisso McCain?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:55 (three months ago) Permalink

wait , there was also a 7: Have A Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box CD7 Poll (final CD)

Bee OK, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:56 (three months ago) Permalink

XP Yeah, we can do that.

There's also the JCGE New Wave Women volume, which does have a little overlap with the main series, but makes room for stuff like "Brass In Pocket", and the unedited "Never Say Never".

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:59 (three months ago) Permalink

There's a Christmas one, too.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:16 (three months ago) Permalink

And ... Halloween?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:16 (three months ago) Permalink


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