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November 24th, 2010, 2:37 PM
Hey guys,
I was listening to the radio in my town (Kent) yesterday when they played this 'new' band called Memorial Beach - memorialbeachmusic dot com The music was really good but it sounded like it came straight from the 80s - it made me

laugh cause I remember the time when no one would admit they liked 80s music and now its back in style.

Their website actually looks pretty rudimentary, not even a band photo on the site but I did like the song I heard - it reminded me of some bands I used to listen to a lot like the Cure, Human League, Cars, Smiths, etc.

So what kind of bands did you guys listen to back in the day? I think I'm gonna bust out my record collection again. :)

November 24th, 2010, 2:59 PM
Not really the right place for this thread.
I have a large record collection myself, spanning the better part of 5 decades.

au bon
November 24th, 2010, 7:16 PM
I like 80's music, but it's so much better to discuss such in Other Entertainment.

Eliminator Jr.
November 24th, 2010, 8:20 PM
I actually don't have much variety of 80s music in my library, although it certainly was a great decade if you looked past some of the mediocre pop music. You've got Coda, the Led Zeppelin album released after the band broke up with all their songs that weren't put on any of their other albums, there were no wave bands like DNA going around, Sonic Youth began and continued to release amazing records throughout the 80s (especially Bad Moon Rising), towards the end you've got classics like My Bloody Valentine's You Made Me Realise EP and Nirvana's Bleach. Unfortunately these and a select few other bands are the only 80s stuff I have, but there were tonnes of good bands in the 80s, I just haven't listened to a lot of it.

November 24th, 2010, 9:20 PM
I freaking LOVE 80s music! Mostly pop though, not punk or alternative! Madonna, Michael Jackson, INXS, etc. Good times! A-HA! lol

I love it so much! Rick Rolling me is not bad, I love it!

November 24th, 2010, 10:16 PM
I don't have may 80s songs, only because I wasn't alive to remember many song names/artists that weren't real hits, but I love old music! Some really daggy songs that I just love because they are corny and fresh.

November 24th, 2010, 11:11 PM
I could name off a few 80's tunes from my iPod or from my CD's

-Tell it To My Heart (Girly-ish... I know... :P)
-Since You're Gone
-Karma Chameleon
-Mony Mony
-The Boys are Back in Town
-Paradise by the Dashboard Light
-Won't Get Fooled Again (???)

Gotta love the classics. <3

November 24th, 2010, 11:22 PM
I could name off a few 80's tunes from my iPod or from my CD's

-Tell it To My Heart (Girly-ish... I know... :P)
-Since You're Gone
-Karma Chameleon
-Mony Mony
-The Boys are Back in Town
-Paradise by the Dashboard Light
-Won't Get Fooled Again (???)

Gotta love the classics. <3
The last three you listed are 70s songs btw.

I love 80s music and bands/artists.
- Van Halen
- Def Leppard
- U2
- Michael Jackson
- John Mellencamp.
- Genesis/ Phil Collins
- The Police
- Queen
- Aerosmith

November 24th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Didn't listen to them during their time, as I was yet to be born, but all throughout being raised I was exposed to 80s music, common bands and artists being:

- Aerosmith
- The Beastie Boys
- Phil Collins
- Bon Jovi
- Reo Speedwagon
- Bob Seger
- Chicago
- Queen
- U2

and, well, way way more. The 80s had it all.

November 25th, 2010, 9:19 AM
I can pretty much sum this all up with the Beastie Boys. I like a lot of one hit wonders from the 80's, but the only band I truly like from that period is the Beastie Boys. Although after looking through some other posts I do like some of The Cure, R.E.M., Talking Heads, and Queen, but I usually place Queen in the 70's rather then the 80's, same goes for Thin Lizzy. Not to mention I also like Boston, The Cars, and Elton John.

As for some one hit wonders I like...
~ a-ha - Take on Me.
~ Nena - 99 Balloons
~ Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
~ Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
~ Modern English - I Melt With You
~ Yello - Oh Yeah (reminds me too much of Ferris Bulers day off)
~ Gary Numan - Cars

Rogue planet
November 25th, 2010, 9:43 AM
The 80s are a really hit and miss decade for me. It simultaneously has some of my favourite and least favourite progressions in music, I wasn't really fond of what was going on with metal and most of the progressive rock bands became terrible during the 80s. Although I think it is also the best decade for pop music.

The underground music scene was great, there was no-wave, more (and better) industrial, a lot more post-punk (which even managed to break into the mainstream at times) alternative rock like R.E.M., Dinosaur Jr. and Talking Heads, post-hardcore like Fugazi and Hüsker Dü and the birth of post-rock. The 80s really did have a lot of things going on.

My favourite 80s bands are The Smiths, Swans, The Cure, Godflesh and Skinny Puppy.

November 25th, 2010, 4:14 PM
I do like 80s music, but here are some that I really like:
-The Final Countdown (Europe)
-Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
-Any song by Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody in particular)

November 26th, 2010, 2:30 PM
Well since the 80s or thereabouts is prime time for prog rock, I have a decent supply of 80s music.

The Alan Parsons Project
Def Leppard
Jethro Tull
King Crimson
Pink Floyd
This Mortal Coil

Probably a few more too.

November 26th, 2010, 2:37 PM
I really like it. 80's music makes up about 75% of the contents of my iPod.

*said while listening to extended D/P/Pt Game Corner music on YouTube*

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
November 27th, 2010, 1:39 AM
Yes, yes, and OH HECK YES!

Favorite artists/bands include Richard Marx, Starship, Belinda Carlisle, Peter Cetera, Taylor Dayne, and a bunch of others. I'm not so much a fan of the harder rock songs, though.

November 27th, 2010, 1:53 AM
80's Hard Rock and 80's Metal.
Motley Crue, Van Halen, Metallica, Judas Priest, etc.

Crystal Clair
December 6th, 2010, 9:05 AM
Heck yeah! I'm a sucker for Madonna, new wave and synthpop. A huge hunk of my music is from the 80s and when I make music pieces, they have 80s influence. I also like 80s hip hop and the Police.

December 6th, 2010, 11:32 AM
My favorite band, Survivor, is from the 80's.
My favorite songs by them:

Eye of the Tiger
Can't hold back
Is this love

I also like Soundgarten's Black hole sun, except for the ending, where it repeats the same few lyrics (won't you come) over & over... if I could, I'd edit it to where they repeat the chorus 2 or 3 more times instead...

I also love listening to a 80's christian rock band called Petra.

(My brother used to listen to them all the time, but it was YEARS later that I started to like them... A LOT!!!)

Know-Nothing Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
December 6th, 2010, 3:42 PM
I love 80's music, in fact that's pretty much all I listen to. Especially synthpop. <3 My favourites are Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Depeche Mode (their earlier music), New Order, the Human League, Electronic, A Flock of Seagulls, and Yazoo. Although I do like heavy metal from the 80's, too, just not as much.

Of course, my cousin is lucky and has pretty much every synthpop tape imaginable. I have to settle for listening to them on my iPod.

December 7th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Yessss I love the 80's! 80's rock especially :)

Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, Van Halen, etc. some of my favorite songs including Rocket Queen, Primal Scream, Dr. Feelgood, and Paradise city came out in the 80's.

I also like some of the pop too, but I'm a bigger rock fan, so I listen to that more

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
December 11th, 2010, 1:12 PM
I'm a fan of Queen, Bon Jovi and a little bit of Billy Joel, but none of them are exclusively 80s.

Mario The World Champion
December 11th, 2010, 3:13 PM
I LOVE 80'S MUSIC!!!! I'm a child of the 80's. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Genesis, Madonna, Billy Joel and so many other artists. I listened to an 80's music show on the radio during my school days and recorded A LOT of 80's music off the radio.

I prefer listening to 80's music than the stuff we got today. Everything's all mainstream and have to be popular with tweens to sell well.

December 11th, 2010, 4:48 PM
One of my fave online stations is an 80s station.

Not only that, but I'm also listening to 80s Jpop idols as well.

Kid Coma
December 12th, 2010, 3:20 PM
I listen to plenty of stuff from the 80s. The Cure, Wipers, Dinosaur Jr, The Smiths, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Early Nirvana, Black Flag, Pixies etc.

December 28th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Love the 80s music. Specially Black Sabbath, and some old school Metal bands.

December 28th, 2010, 2:59 PM
To me, the 80s offered some of the most remembered music ever. A lot of the music I like is from the 80s e.g.

-Gary Numan: Performed- Cars, Are Friends Electric?
-a-ha: Perfomed- Take On Me, The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
-Queen: Performed- Don't Stop Me Now, Bohemian Rhapsody
-Michael Jackson: Perfomed- Thriller, Billie Jean
-R.E.M.: Perfomed- Losing My Religion, Everybody Hurts

That's just a sample of what I like, these shack loads of it. The 80s was an awesome time for music, but I do also like the more modern music as well.

December 28th, 2010, 3:34 PM
Here!! I Listen Rock, Metal, some jazz, even blues. and yes, I like 80's music
Sabbath, Dio, Maiden, Judas, White Lion, Whitesnake, Quiet Riott, Gary Moore, Queen, Queensryche, Megadeth, etc

January 12th, 2011, 12:03 AM
I do like some of 80's songs but I prefer the music right now for the remix of it is way better than before and yes I love rock bands such as Aerosmith and Bon Jovi.

January 12th, 2011, 8:51 PM
How can you not like 80's music? Music videos, however, are entirely different...(the 80's, the decade that taste left)

It gave birth to and revitalized some of the greatest singers to ever walk the earth (most importantly Madonna) and redefined some genres of music entirely. I'm not old enough to have listened to the songs that came out at that time, but I simply can't list all the bands/singers I listen to from that time. There's too many ;-;

January 19th, 2011, 12:25 AM
My girlfriend is obsessed with 80s music... so much that she's kind of turning me away from it haha ;)

January 19th, 2011, 8:00 AM
I like a lot of bands that are older than the 80's (you can probably tell by my avatar/tag) but there are plenty of 80's bands I also listen to. These are just some I can think of off the top of my head:

Queen, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Led Zepplin, Aerosmith

January 24th, 2011, 2:08 AM
I love the 80's, almost all of the classic songs such as Time After Time are released in the 80's.. <3; Not only that, 80's had the most talented singers alive as well as the most successful ones.

Dark Symphonia
January 30th, 2011, 1:59 AM
Sorta... I used to listen to Belinda Carlisle 's music for fun. I was also rickrolled so yeah. But once in a while I do play an old song or two for nostalgia.