Author Topic: Cheesy 80's Music  (Read 4245 times)

PaulF

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Cheesy 80's Music
« on: June 09, 2012, 07:14:02 am »
SWMBO has requested that I make a playlist of "Cheesy 80's Music" Since I was way too cool for "chart music" back then ;D its a genre know nothingbabout so I need your help.

So what do you suggest?

Juan Martín

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 07:25:47 am »
ABC - Lexicon of Love

Juan Martín

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 07:36:41 am »
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Human League - Mirror Man

These two seemed to be playing almost constantly everywhere I went in the '80s. I'd better go off and do something else before the flashbacks start.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 07:47:07 am »
Not cheesy enough by half.

Agadoo - Black Lace
Club Tropicana - Wham!
Anything from Stock, Aitken and Waterman's enormous opus (e.g. I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue)
Shaddup Your Face - Joe Dolce

etc
Never tell me the odds.

tiermat

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 08:06:02 am »


Just get "the Graztest Hots of Stock, Aitken and Waterman", if it exists, save you spending time compiling anything.


Oh, it does: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gold-Stock-Aitken-Waterman/dp/B000BM7U0K
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Juan Martín

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 08:24:06 am »
Crikey, I'd forgotten about all that sort of stuff; my cheezometer evidently requires recalibration. I do apologise. Disregard my last.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 08:39:14 am »
Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band

Anything by Billy Ocean (any song, that is, not a song called anything)

Footloose by Watsisname

St Elmo's Fire by Watsisname

Cyndi Lauper.

Please don't invite me...

PaulF

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2012, 08:47:53 am »

Please don't invite me...

I'm not inviting me either :D

Thanks all keep them coming!

Clare

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 08:57:23 am »
All the above plus some,

I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
Drowning In Berlin - The Mobiles
Cry Boy Cry - Blue Zoo
Favourite Shirt - Haircut 100
One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
The Riddle - Nick Kershaw
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Japanese Boy - Aneka
Falling In Love Again - The Techno Twins
Take on Me - Aha

and roll over for this one.


Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 08:58:04 am »
We Built This City On Rock 'N' Roll - Starship (this has been known to make people homicidal, if anyone comes between them and the "Stop" button on the hi-fi).
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2012, 08:59:58 am »
Heaven is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
The Final Countdown - Europe
Never tell me the odds.

dasmoth

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 09:00:46 am »
Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now -- Starship.
Time after Time -- Cyndi Lauper.
Half term's when the traffic becomes mysteriously less bad for a week.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 09:02:27 am »
When Will I Be Famous (Oo-er) - Bros
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2012, 09:03:42 am »
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

China in Your Hand - Tpau

The one from Top Gun

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2012, 09:06:52 am »
Save Your Love - Renee and Renato, which is the very epitome of cheese.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JqIbmu0ZO7E&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/JqIbmu0ZO7E&rel=1</a>

You lot are going through all my wife's favourite records.

Never tell me the odds.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 09:08:35 am »
Alone - Heart
Pop Muzik - M (MAKE IT STOP!)
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 09:08:55 am »
You lot are going through all my wife's favourite records.

No wonder you ride a bike!!!
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dasmoth

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 09:11:48 am »
Africa -- Toto.
Half term's when the traffic becomes mysteriously less bad for a week.

LindaG

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2012, 09:14:07 am »
Young Guns by Wham!  See You by Depeche Mode. Wishing by a Flock of Seagulls. Shall I just post you my ipod? I lurve 80s cheese.

Nothing's Gonna stop us now by Starship.

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 09:18:13 am »
A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey

Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2012, 09:20:58 am »
You have to go back to the 70s for real industrial-strength Radio 2 cheese like Manhattan Transfer and Brotherhood of Man, but I have found a few more horrors from the No.1 singles list (some of them are cover versions, but more famous than the originals):

Making Your Mind Up - Bucks Fizz
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit
Only You - The Flying Pickets
99 Red Balloons (or Neun-und-Neunzig Luftballons, if you prefer) - Nena
Hello - Lionel Richie

It gets better by the middle of the decade, but then there's this one, which I think was banned under one of the SALT treaties:

Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny
Never tell me the odds.

nicknack

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 10:06:45 am »
St Elmo's Fire by Watsisname

Eno?

Surely not?
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 10:18:33 am »
Mickey by Toni Basil.
Especially for You - Kylie & Jason


Remind me later and I'll have a look through my hundreds of 80s compilation albums.
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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2012, 10:22:56 am »
St Elmo's Fire by Watsisname

Eno?

Surely not?

No!  Some guy with very eighties hair.

*googles*

John Parr.

nicknack

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Re: Cheesy 80's Music
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2012, 10:27:32 am »
St Elmo's Fire by Watsisname

Eno?

Surely not?


No!  Some guy with very eighties hair.

*googles*

John Parr.

Ah! Fortunately that one passed me by.
There's no vibrations, but wait.