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Albums and Songs of the 1980s Poll: Yearly Results and Links

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:59 am

This thread will serve as a link to the results for each yearly poll.

Users submit lists of their favorite albums and songs for the given year. Ties are allowed! Unlike in previous versions of decade polls, I will assign points to all items in user lists, where the points are defined as follows:

Yearly points = 300/(rank + 2)

Points for tied entries will be based on the average of their ranks.

After each year's poll is finished, the top 10 albums and songs automatically qualify for the finals, and the albums and songs ranked 11-20 will contend for 50 wildcard entries. The wildcard points are defined as follows:

Wildcard points = (Yearly points)/(number of ballots)

Links to threads:

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

Spreadsheets:

1980 Albums
1980 Songs
1981 Albums
1981 Songs
1982 Albums
1982 Songs
1983 Albums
1983 Songs
1984 Albums
1984 Songs
1985 Albums
1985 Songs
1986 Albums
1986 Songs
1987 Albums
1987 Songs
1988 Albums
1988 Songs
1989 Albums
1989 Songs

Playlists and links to unavailable songs:





















YouTube links to the unavailable songs:

1980:

Prince - "Lisa"
Momoe Yamaguchi - "さよならの向う側 [Sayonara no Mukōgawa]"
Tristan Murail - "Gondwana"
Roger Daltrey - "Without Your Love"
Glenn Branca - "Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar"
Roger Daltrey - "Escape Part Two"

1981:

Glenn Branca - "The Ascension"
This Heat - "Paper Hats"
Serge Bulot - "Euryale"
Glenn Branca - "The Spectacular Commodity"
Rip Rig + Panic - "Bob Hope Takes Risks"
Ebba Grön - "800 Grader"
Polecats - "Little Pig"
Seiko Matsuda - "風立ちぬ [Kaze Tachinu]"
This Heat - "S.P.Q.R."
KSMB - "Sex Noll Två"
Akiko Yano - "Rose Garden"
The Church - "Too Fast for You"
King Crimson - "Indiscipline"
Willem Vermandere - "Lat Mie Maar Lopen"

1982:

Eddy Grant - "Electric Avenue"
Personal Column - "Ignorance Is Bliss"
Seiko Matsuda - "渚のバルコニー [Nagisa no Balcony]"
Berlin - "The Metro"
Annette Peacock - "Sky-Skating"
Eurythmics - "Step on the Beast"
Greg Guidry - "Goin' Down"
The Comsat Angels - "It's History"
Prefab Sprout - "Lions in My Own Garden"

1983:

Alfred Schnittke - "Declaration of Love"
Camera Obscura - "Destitution"
James Brown - "Bring It On"
Seiko Matsuda - "天国のキッス [Tengoku no Kiss]"
Yutaka Ozaki - "Oh My Little Girl"
The Sisters of Mercy - "Temple of Love"
Malcolm X - "No Sell Out"
Yumi Matsutoya - "ガールフレンド [Girlfriends]"
Prince - "Chocolate"
Red Rockers - "China"
Luddites - "Doppleganger"
The Fixx - "Running"
Akina Nakamori - "禁区 [Kinku]"

1984:

Eurythmics - "Julia"
Fatal Charm - "Summer Spies"
John Fogerty - "Centerfield"
The Everly Brothers - "On the Wings of a Nightingale"
The Comsat Angels - "You Move Me"
Fun Fun - "Colour My Love"
Bangles - "Going Down to Liverpool"
Rock Master Scott - "The Roof Is On Fire"
Joe Turner - "Call The Plumber"
Eurythmics - "I Did It Just the Same"
The Sisters of Mercy - "Emma"
The Verlaines - "Baud to Tears"

1985:

The Force MDs - "Tender Love"
Prince and the Revolution - "Neon Telephone"
Madonna - "Gambler"
Les Misérables - Original London Cast - "Master Of The House"
The Clash - "This Is England"
Kate Bush - "Under the Ivy"
Justin Hayward - "Who Knows"
Mariya Takeuchi - "Plastic Love"
Two People - "This Is The Shirt"
All About Eve - "Suppertime"
Prince and the Revolution - "Old Friends 4 Sale"
Ray Davies - "Expectations"

1986:

Bhundu Boys - "Manhenga"
Spacemen 3 - "Walkin' with Jesus"
Koji Kondo - "The Legend of Zelda Theme"
Dayglo Abortions - "Argh Fuck Kill"
Animotion - "I Engineer"
Del Shannon - "Runaway (new version)"
The Kinks - "When You Were a Child"
Lawrence Butch Morris - "Current Trends in Racism in Modern America, Part 2"

1987:

Bangles - "Hazy Shade of Winter"
Gloria Hardiman - "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On"
Jevetta Steele - "Calling You"
John Zorn - "Spillane"
Spacemen 3 - "Take Me To The Other Side"
My Bloody Valentine - "Strawberry Wine"
The Chills - "Rain"
My Bloody Valentine - "You Made Me Realise"

1988:

My Bloody Valentine - "You Made Me Realise"
My Bloody Valentine - "Feed Me with Your Kiss"
Michelle Shocked - "Anchorage"
Prince - "Anna Stesia"
Danzig - "Mother"
My Bloody Valentine - "Lose My Breath"
Cazuza - "O Tempo não Para"
My Bloody Valentine - "I Believe"
My Bloody Valentine - "(When You Wake) You're Still in a Dream"
Marley Marl - "The Symphony"
My Bloody Valentine - "Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)"
Aretha Franklin - "A Different World"
Prince - "Positivity"
Prince - "I Wish U Heaven"
Mr. Bird Rollins - "Give Me A Drink of That Whiskey"
My Bloody Valentine - "I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)"
My Bloody Valentine - "Nothing Much to Lose"
Prince - "Eye No"
Danielle Dax - "Big Hollow Man"
The Geinoh Yamashirogumi - "Requiem"
My Bloody Valentine - "Cupid Come"
Cazuza - "Ideologia"
A Guy Called Gerald - "Voodoo Ray"
The Shamen - "Jesus Loves Amerika"
My Bloody Valentine - "You Never Should"
Wishbone Ash - "A Rose is a Rose"

1989:

Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"
De La Soul - "Eye Know"
Garth Brooks - "The Dance"
Paul Dolden - "Below the Walls of Jericho"
Valerie Wellington - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Babes In Toyland - "Dust Cake Boy"
Bill Pinckney & The Original Drifters - "Gonna Move Across The River"
De La Soul - "The Magic Number"
Carl Perkins - "Charlene"
Spacemen 3 - "Revolution"
The Beatmasters with Merlin - "Who's In The House"
De La Soul - "Say No Go"
Robyn Hitchcock 'n' The Egyptians - "The Devils Coachman"
Catherine Warwick - "Pollyanna (I Believe In You)"
Simon Le Bon & Susanna Hoffs - "Follow in My Footsteps"
Jimmy Harnen - "Where Are You Now"
Carl Perkins - "Born To Rock"
Garth Brooks - "If Tomorrow Never Comes"
Don Jackson; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - "Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 - 2. March"
Tim Berne - "Hong Kong Sad Song/More Coffee"
Gin Blossoms - "Found Out About You"

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Re: Albums and Songs of the 1980s Poll: Yearly Results and Links

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:06 am

1980 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Talking Heads - Remain in Light
[2] Joy Division - Closer
[3] AC/DC - Back in Black
[4] Bruce Springsteen - The River
[5] David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
[6] Pretenders - Pretenders
[7] Prince - Dirty Mind
[8] The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
[9] The Jam - Sound Affects
[10] The Sound - Jeopardy

Songs:

[1] Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
[2] Talking Heads - "Once in a Lifetime"
[3] Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Redemption Song"
[4] David Bowie - "Ashes to Ashes"
[5] The Cure - "A Forest"
[6] Blondie - "Call Me"
[7] Talking Heads - "The Great Curve"
[8] Prince - "When You Were Mine"
[9] The Jam - "Going Underground"
[10] Motörhead - "Ace of Spades"

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:08 am

1981 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Rush - Moving Pictures
[2] The Human League - Dare!
[3] The Cure - Faith
[4] Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
[5] The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
[6] This Heat - Deceit
[7] Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
[8] Kraftwerk - Computer World
[9] Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
[10] Black Flag - Damaged

Songs:

[1] Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"
[2] Queen - "Under Pressure"
[3] R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe"
[4] The Specials - "Ghost Town"
[5] The Human League - "Don't You Want Me"
[6] Phil Collins - "In the Air Tonight"
[7] Mission of Burma - "That's When I Reach for My Revolver"
[8] The Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up"
[9] The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"
[10] Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu May 02, 2019 3:25 am

1982 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Michael Jackson - Thriller
[2] Prince - 1999
[3] Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
[4] The Cure - Pornography
[5] Roxy Music - Avalon
[6] Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
[7] Kate Bush - The Dreaming
[8] Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
[9] Duran Duran - Rio
[10] Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights

Songs:

[1] Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"
[2] Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - "The Message"
[3] Prince - "Little Red Corvette"
[4] Michael Jackson - "Beat It"
[5] Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"
[6] Prince - "1999"
[7] Roxy Music - "More Than This"
[8] Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
[9] Bruce Springsteen - "Atlantic City"
[10] The Clash - "Rock the Casbah"
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Post by Moonbeam » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:31 am

1983 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] R.E.M. - Murmur
[2] U2 - War
[3] Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
[4] Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
[5] The Police - Synchronicity
[6] Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
[7] The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge
[8] New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
[9] Madonna - Madonna
[10] Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues

Songs:

[1] New Order - "Blue Monday"
[2] The Police - "Every Breath You Take"
[3] U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
[4] The Smiths - "This Charming Man"
[5] Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
[6] Talking Heads - "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"
[7] U2 - "New Year's Day"
[8] Violent Femmes - "Blister in the Sun"
[9] Cyndi Lauper - "Time After Time"
[10] Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:28 am

1984 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain
[2] Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
[3] The Smiths - The Smiths
[4] Cocteau Twins - Treasure
[5] The Replacements - Let It Be
[6] R.E.M. - Reckoning
[7] The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
[8] U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
[9] Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
[10] Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade


Songs:

[1] Prince and the Revolution - "When Doves Cry"
[2] The Smiths - "How Soon Is Now?"
[3] Prince and the Revolution - "Purple Rain"
[4] Echo and the Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon"
[5] Prince and the Revolution - "Let's Go Crazy"
[6] Bruce Springsteen - "Dancing in the Dark"
[7] U2 - "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
[8] A-ha - "Take On Me"
[9] Don Henley - "The Boys of Summer"
[10] Bruce Springsteen - "Born in the U.S.A."

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1985 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
[2] Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
[3] The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
[4] The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
[5] The Cure - The Head on the Door
[6] The Replacements - Tim
[7] The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
[8] Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
[9] The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
[10] Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Songs:

[1] Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"
[2] Tears for Fears - "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
[3] The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Just Like Honey"
[4] Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
[5] Prince and the Revolution - "Raspberry Beret"
[6] The Cure - "Close to Me"
[7] Tom Waits - "Downtown Train"
[8] The Cure - "In Between Days"
[9] Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls"
[10] The Smiths - "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:05 am

1986 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
[2] Paul Simon - Graceland
[3] Peter Gabriel - So
[4] Metallica - Master of Puppets
[5] R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
[6] XTC - Skylarking
[7] Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
[8] Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
[9] Prince and The Revolution - Parade
[10] Crowded House - Crowded House

Songs:

[1] The Smiths - "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
[2] Prince and the Revolution - "Kiss"
[3] Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"
[4] New Order - "Bizarre Love Triangle"
[5] Metallica - "Master of Puppets"
[6] Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"
[7] Paul Simon - "Graceland"
[8] Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al"
[9] The Smiths - "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
[10] Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes"

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Post by Moonbeam » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:50 pm

1987 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] U2 - The Joshua Tree
[2] Prince - Sign "☮" the Times
[3] Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
[4] R.E.M. - Document
[5] Michael Jackson - Bad
[6] The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
[7] Sonic Youth - Sister
[8] Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years
[9] Swans - Children of God
[10] The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Songs:

[1] U2 - "With or Without You"
[2] The Cure - "Just Like Heaven"
[3] Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine"
[4] R.E.M. - "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
[5] Prince - "Sign 'O' the Times"
[6] U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
[7] The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York"
[8] New Order - "True Faith"
[9] Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal"
[10] U2 - "Where the Streets Have No Name"

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Post by Moonbeam » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:59 pm

1988 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
[2] Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
[3] Pixies - Surfer Rosa
[4] Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
[5] Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
[6] N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
[7] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
[8] R.E.M. - Green
[9] My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
[10] The Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Songs:

[1] Tracy Chapman - "Fast Car"
[2] Pixies - "Where Is My Mind?"
[3] Sonic Youth - "Teen Age Riot"
[4] Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "The Mercy Seat"
[5] The La's - "There She Goes"
[6] Metallica - "One"
[7] N.W.A - "Straight Outta Compton"
[8] Pixies - "Gigantic"
[9] The Church - "Under the Milky Way"
[10] Morrissey - "Everyday Is Like Sunday"

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:31 am

1989 automatic qualifiers:

Albums:

[1] Pixies - Doolittle
[2] The Cure - Disintegration
[3] The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
[4] De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
[5] Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
[6] New Order - Technique
[7] Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
[8] Madonna - Like a Prayer
[9] Galaxie 500 - On Fire
[10] Julee Cruise - Floating into the Night

Songs:

[1] Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"
[2] Madonna - "Like a Prayer"
[3] Pixies - "Debaser"
[4] Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game"
[5] Depeche Mode - "Personal Jesus"
[6] Pixies - "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
[7] The Cure - "Lovesong"
[8] Nirvana - "About a Girl"
[9] Tom Petty - "Free Fallin"'
[10] The Stone Roses - "Fools Gold"

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