AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:14 am

[145] Prince - Controversy

Points: -0.074, W/L Pct: 48.18%

Finished #14 in the 1981 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 327, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 136

Polarization Index: 26.56

I wish we all were nude:

Moonbeam (5/300)
Romain (9/300)
Elder (15/300)
Henrik (18/300)

People call me rude:

Rob (279/300)
andyd1010 (275/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:15 am

[144] Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

Points: -0.074, W/L Pct: 48.18%

Finished #22 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 320, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.14

Never seen anything like that before:

Andre (2/300)
Elder (30/300)

Some 'a you people just about missed it:

SL3 (293/300)
Henry (286/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:16 am

[143] Run-D.M.C. feat. Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Points: -0.065, W/L Pct: 48.52%

Finished #6 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 13, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 103

Polarization Index: 25.80

That's a real big pleaser:

Hymie (17/300)
Dexter (22/300)
Dan (30/300)

It wasn't me she was foolin':

sonofsamiam (276/300)
Elder (275/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:17 am

[142] Public Enemy - Bring the Noise

Points: -0.064, W/L Pct: 48.42%

Finished #16 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 39, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 66

Polarization Index: 23.4

Cause the beats and the lines are so dope:

sonofsamiam (4/300)
Dexter (27/300)

Corrupt as a senator:

Henry (274/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:17 am

[141] Metallica - Master of Puppets

Points: -0.063, W/L Pct: 48.43%

Finished #5 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 101, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 149

Polarization Index: 30.14

Obey your master:

Bang Jan (7/300)
sonofsamiam (8/300)
FrankLotion (13/198)
Henrik (25/300)

Twisting your mind and smashing your fucking dreams:

babydoll (299/300)
phil (298/300)
Dan (294/300)
Moonbeam (276/300)
Romain (274/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by mileswide » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 am
I think a good fan knows when to admit their favorite artist might not have delivered the goods, while not necessarily crucifying them for it.
Conpletely- you feel the hurt just as intently as when the sports team you follow loses. The blood still rushes to my face whenever I as much as think about the bulk of Around the Sun. Steve's imperial decade for me was 70/71-80 (And yes, without judging too much, I Just Called does suck, sorry IJC & ATS fans).

Moonbeam, what more can I say other than to add my appreciation for your tremendous presentation! I can only hope that the countdown concludes with the lyrics "I'm cool, well I'm no fool" and "Now you're unemployed, all non-void" :D

Gnarly that White Lines, Temptation and ...Revolver have showed up already though :(

EDIT: I thought 'gnarly' was negative in the 80s, Google says not. When bad meant good, what the heck did people use to say for bad in the 80s?
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:15 pm

mileswide wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 am
I think a good fan knows when to admit their favorite artist might not have delivered the goods, while not necessarily crucifying them for it.
Conpletely- you feel the hurt just as intently as when the sports team you follow loses. The blood still rushes to my face whenever I as much as think about the bulk of Around the Sun. Steve's imperial decade for me was 70/71-80 (And yes, without judging too much, I Just Called does suck, sorry IJC & ATS fans).

Moonbeam, what more can I say other than to add my appreciation for your tremendous presentation! I can only hope that the countdown concludes with the lyrics "I'm cool, well I'm no fool" and "Now you're unemployed, all non-void" :D

Gnarly that White Lines, Temptation and ...Revolver have showed up already though :(
I’m hoping for either “The pleasure, the privilege is mine”/“I’m wanted no more” or “You’re just like a dream”/“Found myself alone, alone, alone”
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:02 pm

Since "Borderline" already appeared, the best I can hope for now is "I'll dance my life away"/"My mind says prepare to fight"
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Cold Butterfly » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm

mileswide wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm
StevieFan13 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 am
I think a good fan knows when to admit their favorite artist might not have delivered the goods, while not necessarily crucifying them for it.
Conpletely- you feel the hurt just as intently as when the sports team you follow loses. The blood still rushes to my face whenever I as much as think about the bulk of Around the Sun. Steve's imperial decade for me was 70/71-80 (And yes, without judging too much, I Just Called does suck, sorry IJC & ATS fans).

Moonbeam, what more can I say other than to add my appreciation for your tremendous presentation! I can only hope that the countdown concludes with the lyrics "I'm cool, well I'm no fool" and "Now you're unemployed, all non-void" :D

Gnarly that White Lines, Temptation and ...Revolver have showed up already though :(

EDIT: I thought 'gnarly' was negative in the 80s, Google says not. When bad meant good, what the heck did people use to say for bad in the 80s?
I think "it was plain to see that your life was lost" would be better for those who aren't a fan of the song I hope is #1 too :whistle:
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:24 pm

[140] David Bowie - Modern Love

Points: -0.060, W/L Pct: 48.73%

Finished #15 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 157, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 24.92

Makes me party:

andyd1010 (23/300)
BryanBehar (26/300)

Terrifies me:

The_Claw (272/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:24 pm

[139] The Primitives - Crash

Points: -0.057, W/L Pct: 48.67%

Finished #12 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 355, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 24.19

I'll get messed up too with you:

SL3 (6/300)
phil (21/300)

Shut, shut your mouth:

sonofsamiam (259/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:25 pm

[138] Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Points: -0.056, W/L Pct: 48.63%

Finished #6 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 182, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 96

Polarization Index: 27.93

You got a face with a view:

ordinaryperson (2/169)
Moonbeam (13/300)
Andre (14/300)
The_Claw (15/300)

The less we say about it the better:

nicolas (289/300)
SL3 (285/300)
Live in Phoenix (282/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:26 pm

[137] This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren

Points: -0.053, W/L Pct: 48.79%

Finished #28 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 212, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 137

Polarization Index: 25.19

Let me enfold you:

Henrik (17/300)
Rob (24/300)
Bang Jan (27/300)

Broken lovelorn on your rocks:

mileswide (288/300)
Listyguy (280/300)
Live in Phoenix (276/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:27 pm

[136] Laurie Anderson - O Superman

Points: -0.048, W/L Pct: 48.66%

Finished #12 in the 1981 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 73, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 30.18

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms:

Bang Jan (2/300)
ordinaryperson (3/169)
SL3 (11/300)
sonofsamiam (12/300)
Elder (18/300)
Rob (22/300)

This is the hand, the hand that takes:

Henry (300/300)
maverick470 (245/246)
The_Claw (289/300)
phil (287/300)
nicolas (285/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:27 pm

[135] The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

Points: -0.045, W/L Pct: 49.02%

Finished #19 in the 1989 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 126, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.9

He's already in me:

Chris K (10/300)
Elder (21/300)

I don't have to sell my soul:

StevieFan13 (234/249)
nicolas (279/300)
SL3 (273/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:28 pm

[134] R.E.M. - Fall on Me

Points: -0.044, W/L Pct: 48.94%

Finished #14 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 178, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.2

Well, I could keep it above:

Brad (8/300)
phil (16/300)
Andre (20/300)
BryanBehar (27/300)

Keep your conscience in the dark:

Moonbeam (283/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 pm

[133] R.E.M. - Orange Crush

Points: -0.035, W/L Pct: 49.25%

Finished #11 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 335, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 19.82

Coming in fast over me:

Andre (47/300)

Don't collar me:

Moonbeam (277/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 pm

[132] Prince - When You Were Mine

Points: -0.032, W/L Pct: 49.27%

Finished #8 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 235, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 110

Polarization Index: 25.35

Cause I love you, baby, that's no lie:

Romain (16/300)
BryanBehar (17/300)
Neil (26/300)

You didn't have the decency to change the sheets:

Henrik (253/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:30 pm

[131] Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday

Points: -0.027, W/L Pct: 49.27%

Finished #10 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 99, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 98

Polarization Index: 28.72

Share some greased tea with me:

DaveC (1/300)
Brad (10/300)
Neil (11/300)

How I dearly wish I was not here:

rumpdoll (275/292)
Myself (277/300)
bonnielaurel (275/300)

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Post by Bruno » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:19 am

Oh no, I miss the deadline! :(

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:37 am

[130] The The - This Is the Day

Points: -0.022, W/L Pct: 49.66%

Finished #27 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 586, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 25.34

Things fall into place:

mileswide (9/300)
Andre (10/300)

The sun burns into your eyes:

bonnielaurel (281/300)
The_Claw (271/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:37 am

[129] Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

Points: -0.021, W/L Pct: 49.44%

Finished #11 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 116, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 25.51

This amusement never ends:

StevieFan13 (12/249)
bonnielaurel (21/300)

Bring your blue sky back:

Brad (258/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:38 am

[128] Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax

Points: -0.021, W/L Pct: 49.55%

Finished #22 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 30, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.31

Hit me with your laser beams:

Hymie (20/300)
Romain (20/300)

Don't do it:

andyd1010 (290/300)
Bang Jan (289/300)
Brad (279/300)
phil (279/300)
Listyguy (273/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:38 am

[127] Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out

Points: -0.015, W/L Pct: 49.77%

Finished #22 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 418, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.41

Electricity so fine:

Bang Jan (13/300)
sonofsamiam (13/300)
Live in Phoenix (15/300)
Henry (17/300)
mileswide (25/300)

Getting old before our time:

Rob (289/300)
Chris K (284/300)
phil (277/300)
andyd1010 (272/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:39 am

[126] U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Points: -0.007, W/L Pct: 49.73%

Finished #6 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 70, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 102

Polarization Index: 29.15

Kissed honey lips:

andyd1010 (1/300)
Henry (3/300)
Dexter (8/300)

The cross of my shame:

Brad (294/300)
ordinaryperson (165/169)
Myself (292/300)
CupOfDreams (278/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:40 am

[125] New Order - Age of Consent

Points: -0.007, W/L Pct: 49.75%

Finished #17 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 579, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.49

The birds and the bees:

Nassim (11/300)
maverick470 (16/246)
Andre (21/300)

You're going to regret:

StevieFan13 (233/249)
bonnielaurel (279/300)
Live in Phoenix (273/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:40 am

[124] Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

Points: 0.009, W/L Pct: 50.19%

Finished #6 in the 1981 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 75, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 81

Polarization Index: 28.83

I've been waiting for this moment for all my life:

Live in Phoenix (6/300)
Rob (8/300)
Listyguy (15/300)
Henry (20/300)
Myself (23/300)

If you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand:

Dan (300/300)
babydoll (279/300)
Brad (274/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:41 am

[123] The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing

Points: 0.010, W/L Pct: 50.34%

Finished #23 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 534, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 24.75

Oh, would you like to marry me:

Elder (11/300)
babydoll (15/300)

I don't dream about anyone - except myself:

bonnielaurel (294/300)
Neil (273/300)
Live in Phoenix (272/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:42 am

[122] Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

Points: 0.020, W/L Pct: 50.42%

Finished #14 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 46, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.35

We got everything you want honey:

Live in Phoenix (4/300)
maverick470 (9/246)
Dexter (28/300)
Fred (2/20)

I wanna watch you bleed:

Bang Jan (280/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:42 am

[121] AC/DC - Back in Black

Points: 0.025, W/L Pct: 50.67%

Finished #15 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 33, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 95

Polarization Index: 30.55

Number one with a bullet:

maverick470 (3/246)
nicolas (12/300)
Dexter (13/300)
andyd1010 (24/300)

Just get out of my way:

babydoll (300/300)
Moonbeam (297/300)
phil (292/300)
DaveC (291/300)
Chris K (283/300)
Dan (274/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:44 am

We have finally arrived at songs that won over half of their head-to-head matchups. The fact this break point occurs well over halfway through the songs (#124 out of 300) shows that there was more of a consensus of the top songs than the bottom songs, unsurprisingly.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by babydoll » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:45 am

My least favorite song is finally out. Yay.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:47 am

Bruno wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:19 am
Oh no, I miss the deadline! :(
Feel free to comment on what your list might have been or on the songs along the way.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:47 am

babydoll wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:45 am
My least favorite song is finally out. Yay.
Took long enough, didn't it? :P

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:11 am

Moonbeam wrote:
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babydoll wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:45 am
My least favorite song is finally out. Yay.
Took long enough, didn't it? :P
I'm amazed that Moonbeam liked it more than 2 other non-AC/DC songs; and that, from what I can tell, Hymie is not a "hater" of anything so far.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by mileswide » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:06 am

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm
I think "it was plain to see that your life was lost" would be better for those who aren't a fan of the song I hope is #1 too :whistle:
:D Much more apt quote, respect for that and your unimpeachable taste, CB! I'm also relieved there's another top voter of it, I was fearing it was the #1 that missed the 200 but that should be enough to escape that fate!
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:15 pm
I’m hoping for either “The pleasure, the privilege is mine”/“I’m wanted no more” or “You’re just like a dream”/“Found myself alone, alone, alone”
Either of those would be a fitting winner though it took me time to get the second one, I had mistaken it for the equally great "Just like a dream, no end and no beginning"
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:38 am

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:11 am
Moonbeam wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:47 am
babydoll wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:45 am
My least favorite song is finally out. Yay.
Took long enough, didn't it? :P
I'm amazed that Moonbeam liked it more than 2 other non-AC/DC songs; and that, from what I can tell, Hymie is not a "hater" of anything so far.
This is not a mistake - there were a few people who only ranked their favorites among the 300. For these users, I would then include a tie for last place for the unranked songs they were familiar with but didn't rank. Otherwise, they would actually be harming the songs in the bottom half of their rankings rather than helping them. This way, their ranked songs get credit for being favored to the other songs they didn't rank but were familiar with. For these users, if there were enough unranked songs, none would qualify among the bottom 10% and therefore they won't be among the hate group for any song.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:54 am

[120] The Smiths - The Boy with the Thorn in His Side

Points: 0.033, W/L Pct: 50.74%

Finished #10 in the 1985 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 241, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.85

A plundering desire for love:

Andre (5/300)
SL3 (5/300)
DaveC (8/300)
Chris K (28/300)
Dan (28/300)

The hatred there lies:

bonnielaurel (290/300)
Rob (275/300)
Neil (274/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:55 am

[119] Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

Points: 0.036, W/L Pct: 50.87%

Finished #10 in the 1981 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 181, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 25.76

That's when we'll be feared:

Hymie (18/300)
maverick470 (22/246)

It doesn't matter anyway:

nicolas (292/300)
rumpdoll (279/292)
Dan (272/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:55 am

[118] Tears for Fears - Mad World

Points: 0.040, W/L Pct: 50.97%

Finished #11 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 298, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.41

Enlarging your world:

Henry (5/300)
Chris K (9/300)

Going nowhere, going nowhere:

mileswide (282/300)
Nassim (280/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:56 am

[117] Kate Bush - This Woman's Work

Points: 0.045, W/L Pct: 51.07%

Finished #30 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 439, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 144

Polarization Index: 27.16

I know you've got a lot of strength left:

sonofsamiam (7/300)
Henrik (9/300)
SL3 (9/300)
Bang Jan (16/300)

Oh, darling, make it go, make it go away:

mileswide (291/300)
Live in Phoenix (288/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:56 am

[116] The Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection

Points: 0.046, W/L Pct: 51.17%

Finished #17 in the 1989 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 148, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 89

Polarization Index: 27.17

I am the light:

BryanBehar (5/300)
Bang Jan (10/300)
Andre (11/300)
sonofsamiam (24/300)
Nassim (30/300)

You're a no-one nowhere washed up baby who'd look better dead:

Live in Phoenix (296/300)
Henrik (276/300)
Myself (276/300)
phil (271/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 am

[115] Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

Points: 0.048, W/L Pct: 51.08%

Finished #9 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 321, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 28.2

Sounding heartbeats:

bonnielaurel (16/300)
Rob (19/300)

Annie, are you okay?:

nicolas (295/300)
FrankLotion (184/198)
sonofsamiam (274/300)
SL3 (270/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 am

[114] Talking Heads - Burning Down the House

Points: 0.048, W/L Pct: 51.05%

Finished #14 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 137, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.9

Gonna come in first place:

Neil (21/300)
ordinaryperson (12/169)

Gonna burst into flame:

nicolas (274/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:58 am

[113] Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Points: 0.058, W/L Pct: 51.40%

Finished #10 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 76, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 78

Polarization Index: 27.12

You know you're still number one:

Dan (27/300)
Listyguy (27/300)

When you gonna live your life right?:

ordinaryperson (158/169)
Brad (270/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:59 am

[112] Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City

Points: 0.065, W/L Pct: 51.47%

Finished #9 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 110, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 31

Polarization Index: 29.72

With you forever I'll stay:

andyd1010 (20/300)
nicolas (22/300)
Listyguy (24/300)

Trouble busin' in from outta state:

rumpdoll (288/292)
Henry (282/300)
Romain (282/300)
Moonbeam (275/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:00 am

[111] Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World

Points: 0.068, W/L Pct: 51.60%

Finished #11 in the 1989 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 84, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 38

Polarization Index: 27.38

A thousand points of light:

DaveC (13/300)
nicolas (17/300)
Live in Phoenix (22/300)
babydoll (29/300)

Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool:

Nassim (294/300)
StevieFan13 (243/249)
phil (278/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Nassim » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Favorite surprise so far : Waiting Room in the top 200, I expected it to be close to the bottom ! Nice to finally see some love for Fugazi throughout various topics in the forum.

Worst surprise so far : Temptation so low ! I guess it depends on which version you stumbled on first, but that song is wonderful in any case !

Biggest surprise I don't have a strong opinion of : didn't expect Atlantic City to end up that "low" !

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Father2TheMan » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:59 pm

I ran out of time to beat the deadline buzzer but will probably post a list once countdown wraps up.
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:22 pm

[110] Bob Marley and the Wailers - Could You Be Loved

Points: 0.081, W/L Pct: 51.93%

Finished #19 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 441, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.34

Love your brother, man:

mileswide (2/300)
nicolas (11/300)
Neil (20/300)

While you point your fingers someone else is judging you:

rumpdoll (269/292)
Nassim (271/300)

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