Vinz Clortho Keymaster of Gozer

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The '80s My Way: The Hits

Artist Song
Joe Jackson  Steppin' Out  
Simple Minds  Don't You (Forget About Me)  
Billy Idol  Eyes Without a Face  
Men at Work  Overkill 
Gary Numan  Cars  
Talk Talk  It's My Life  
ABC  Be Near Me  
Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark  Forever Live and Die 
Thompson Twins  Hold Me Now  
John Lennon  Nobody Told Me 
REM  The One I Love 
The Blow Monkeys   Digging Your Scene 
Tears for Fears  Everybody Wants to Rule the World  
Pet Shop Boys  West End Girls  
Blondie  Rapture  
U2  Pride (In the Name of Love) (Single Version)  
10,000 Maniacs  Like the Weather  
The Church  Under the Milky Way  


I'm not sure why I never submitted this before. I compiled this a few years back for (I think) my birthday. We're far enough away from the '80s now where I think I pretty much know which pop songs from that decade have stood the test of time for me. Some have, some haven't, but this is definitely the cream of the crop for me. I haven't grown tired of hearing these songs, all of which hold special memories for me, and I doubt I ever will. I have planned a second volume, as well as a volume of more alternative fare, but for now, this is just my favorite pop hits from the decade.

And yes, I realize "Cars" is from 1979, but it was a hit single in the U.S. in 1980.

NOTE: For this version of "Steppin' Out," I grafted the drum machine intro from the single edit onto the full length album version (which crossfaded in from "Target").
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Darth Pazuzu
Date: 1/6/2017
Very cool selection here! I particularly like the tracks from Idol, Numan, Lennon, REM, Blondie and U2. Not a BIG devotee of '80s pop, but I've always got time for some of it! :D
Darth Pazuzu
Date: 1/6/2017
P.S. I dig your user name! (I'm a big "Ghostbusters" fan.)