Best song in WLIR's top 20 of the 1980s

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Blue Monday.

this list was created by one person right?

goth (crüt), Saturday, 10 July 2010 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

lol @ "the great commandment" being on this list

goth (crüt), Saturday, 10 July 2010 23:25 (twelve years ago) link

Wait.. this station still exists?

billstevejim, Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:03 (twelve years ago) link

I recall "Forever young" making #1 on their alltime 300 list..

billstevejim, Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:05 (twelve years ago) link

It's strange... looking at just the top 20 seemed sort of banal.

I clicked over to the link of the top 200, and the sheer volume of songs that I hadn't thought about in years, and that were important once, made me feel quite sentimental. I grew up a lot during the '80s, and songs significant to all of those phases were amply represented on the list.

(Here, I voted for "Don't You," not because it's great, but because it best exemplified my mood now and my attitude towards this era.)

Dodo Lurker (Slim and Slam), Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:15 (twelve years ago) link

main beef w/this list is lack of black artists, save Eddy Grant

goth (crüt), Sunday, 11 July 2010 05:14 (twelve years ago) link

They used to play "Pass The Dutchie" on occasion.

billstevejim, Sunday, 11 July 2010 08:37 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 12 July 2010 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

Alphaville makes the cut but no Killing Joke? WHAT A STAGGERING BAG OF REPULSIVE, RUNNY CRAP!

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:03 (twelve years ago) link

the cult of Napoleon Dynamite, Alex

I prolley would've voted White Wedding...greatest bubblegum hit of the 80s.

please sb me (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:10 (twelve years ago) link

I've never heard Killing Joke on commercial radio.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 07:22 (twelve years ago) link

main beef w/this list is lack of black artists, save Eddy Grant

they get half a black point for ub40, no? but the living colour oversight is tragic.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:15 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

In fact he just said “Wow, Culture Club and Berlin, I should fly out for that!”

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 12:20 (two months ago) link


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