1980 Bangers


#1

Working on my eighties playlists, starting with 1980. Need some more suggestions.

Here’s a few to get the ball rolling…


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A Forest by The Cure


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Top top year for singles!


#14

And When You Were Mind by Prince (not on You Tube)


#15

Was this song a hit in the UK? Absolutely love it, myself:


#16

At the time this was the most successful Australian single of all time inside Australia, until overtaken a few years later by John Farnham’s “You’re the Voice”.

That’s “Australian” as in “produced in Australia”. The band, of course, were from New Zealand.


#17

Controversial!


#18

In what way?


#19

more bounce


give me the night

missing words

happy house

Beasley street

is it all over my face

open your eyes

enola gay

fade to grey

love and death

going back to my roots

#20

There’ll be a few New Zealanders who’ll be a bit upset by you claiming them as Australian