Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

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Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Setherex » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:16 pm

http://pitchfork.com/news/60891-announc ... the-1980s/

I suppose, for now, this is a placeholder of things to come. The list officially releases on Monday.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby JR » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:12 am

Thanks for the heads-up. :)

Madonna didn't have a single entry on Pitchfork's 1980s albums and 1990s albums or singles- but surely she has to have at least one entry on here... right? :mrgreen:

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Dexter » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:48 am

JR wrote:Madonna didn't have a single entry on Pitchfork's 1980s albums and 1990s albums or singles- but surely she has to have at least one entry on here... right? :mrgreen:

"Holiday" and "Like a Prayer" were included in Pitchfork's 500 songs (1977-2006).

I had a lot of time in my hands and prepared 200 songs, majority of which I think will appear in the list:
808 State - Pacific State
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
ABBA - Day Before You Came
ABC - All of My Heart
Adam & the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Alexander Robotnick - Problemes d’Amour
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Another Sunny Day - You Should All Be Murdered
Anthony ‘Red’ Rose - Tempo
Art of Noise - Beat Box (Diversion One)
Associates - Party Fears Two
Audio Two - Top Billin’
B-52’s - Private Idaho
Bad Brains - Pay To Cum
Bauhaus - Third Uncle
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Beat (UK) - Save It for Later
Beat Happening - Indian Summer
Big Black - Kerosene
Billy Bragg - A New England
Biz Markie - Just a Friend
Black Flag - Rise Above
Blondie - Rapture
Boogie Down Productions - South Bronx
Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City
Bruce Springsteen - I’m On Fire
Butthole Surfers - Human Cannonball
Cameo - Word Up
Chaka Khan - I Feel for You
Chills - Pink Frost
Clash - Magnificent Seven
The Clean - Tally Ho!
Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
Crash Crew - On the Radio
Cure - Close To Me
Cure - Just Like Heaven
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
dB's - Black and White
De La Soul - Me Myself & I
Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia
Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Devo - Whip It
Dexys Midnight Runners - There There, My Dear
Dinosaur Jr - Freak Scene
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Doug E. Fresh - The Show
Duran Duran - The Chauffeur
Echo & the Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Beyond Belief
EPMD - Strictly Business
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
ESG - Moody
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Fall - The Classical
Fall - Totally Wired
Feelies - Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
Felt - Primitive Painters
Field Mice - Emma’s House
Flipper - Sex Bomb
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
Fugazi - Waiting Room
Funky 4 + 1 - That’s the Joint
Galaxie 500 - Blue Thunder
Gang of Four - To Hell with Poverty
Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me
Glenn Branca - Lesson No 1 for Electric Guitar
Go-Go’s - Our Lips Are Sealed
Go-Betweens - Cattle & Cane
Grace Jones - Pull Up the Bumper
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - Adventures On the Wheels of Steel
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
Guns N’ Roses - Welcome To the Jungle
Hall & Oates - I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
Human League - Don’t You Want Me?
Hüsker Dü - Pink Turns To Blue
Iron Maiden - Run To the Hills
Jam - Town Called Malice
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
Janet Jackson - Nasty
Jesus & Mary Chain - Head On
Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n Roll
John Zorn - Sicilian Clan
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)
Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk
Kraftwerk - Numbers / Computer World (Part 2)
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (For Massenet)
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
LL Cool J - I Can’t Live Without My Radio
M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up the Volume
Madonna - Holiday
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
Mantronix - Needle To the Groove
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Meat Puppets - Plateau
Mekons - Last Dance
Metallica - Battery
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Ministry - Stigmata
Minor Threat - Minor Threat
Minutemen - History Lesson: Part II
Mission of Burma - That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
Model 500 - No UFOs
Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It?
Mudhoney - Touch Me, I’m Sick
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order - Blue Monday
New Order - Temptation
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Mercy Seat
Orange Juice - Blue Boy
Paul Simon - Graceland
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Police - Every Breath You Take
Pogues with Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
Prince & the Revolution - Kiss
Prince & the Revolution - When Doves Cry
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Pretenders - Back On the Chain Gang
Primitives - Crash
Public Enemy - Fight the Power
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Public Image Ltd. - Rise
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
R.E.M. - So Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
Rammelzee vs K-Rob - Beat Bop
Replacements - Bastards of Young
Replacements - I Will Dare
Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings of Life
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
Roxy Music - More Than This
Run-D.M.C. - It’s Like That
Run-D.M.C. - Rock Box
Saint Vitus - Clear Windowpane
Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
Schooly D. - P.S.K. What Does It Mean?
Section 25 - Looking from a Hilltop (Restructure)
Scratch Acid - Greatest Gift
Scritti Politti - Sweetest Girl
Scott Walker - Rawhide
Shannon - Let the Music Play
Simple Minds - Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Cities In Dust
Slayer - Angel of Death
Slick Rick - Children’s Story
Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Smiths - This Charming Man
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Sonic Youth with Lydia Lunch - Death Valley ‘69
Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
Spacemen 3 - Walking with Jesus
Specials - Ghost Town
Spoonie Gee meets the Sequence - Monster Jam
Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums
Strafe - Set It Off
Sugar Hill Gang - 8th Wonder
Sugarcubes - Birthday
Swans - Beautiful Child
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (Heat Goes On)
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)
Television Personalities - This Angry Silence
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Treacherous Three - New Rap Language
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Tom Waits - Jockey Full of Bourbon
U2 - Bad
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 - New Year’s Day
Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng
Wedding Present - My Favourite Dress
Wipers - Youth of America
X - We're Desperate
XTC - Dear God
Van Halen - Jump
Vaselines - Son of a Gun
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
Yoko Ono - Walking On This Ice
Young Marble Giants - Final Day

As to the number 1 song, I really have no idea. If this was Rolling Stone, I'm sure "Billie Jean" would be #1 but this is Pitchfork, the polar opposite of RS. But it'd be great to have a Joy Division song, either "Atmosphere" or the more well-known "Love Will Tear Us Apart" as No. 1.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby bootsy » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:34 am

JR wrote:Thanks for the heads-up. :)

Madonna didn't have a single entry on Pitchfork's 1980s albums and 1990s albums or singles- but surely she has to have at least one entry on here... right? :mrgreen:

She might not. Pitchfork doesn't go for (what we think is) the obvious very much. I do think they may have a Madonna song or two but wouldn't be surprised if she is shutout. As for number 1 I could see them picking Depeche Mode 'Personal Jesus'. That's just a very pitchforkian type choice for number 1.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby JR » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:35 pm

Yep, with Pitchfork, one never knows.

dexter- thanks for the reminder about the previous 500 Songs list. Some of these outlets get awfully fickle when they do multiple lists, so we'll see.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Nassim » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:20 am

bootsy wrote:
JR wrote:Thanks for the heads-up. :)

Madonna didn't have a single entry on Pitchfork's 1980s albums and 1990s albums or singles- but surely she has to have at least one entry on here... right? :mrgreen:

She might not. Pitchfork doesn't go for (what we think is) the obvious very much. I do think they may have a Madonna song or two but wouldn't be surprised if she is shutout. As for number 1 I could see them picking Depeche Mode 'Personal Jesus'. That's just a very pitchforkian type choice for number 1.


The only way the number 1 is not either Love Will Tear Us Apart or There is a Light That Never Goes Out is if they go for something by Prince or the Pixies.
I don't expect a top 10 that surprising, add to the 4 mentioned (with possibly a 2nd Smiths track) Billie Jean, Like a Prayer, Fight the Power, Radio Free Europe, Teenage Riot and something either by Kate Bush and the Cure and you're probably pretty close to it.
Lots and lots of surprises to be expected in the 51 to 200 though I can imagine.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Jackson » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:14 pm

I could see Teenage Riot or a Pixies song (not sure which one they'd pick) getting number one here. The top ten will definitely have a New Order song and a Talking Heads song too in addition to some of the ones Nassim mentioned. I could see them going contrarian on Joy Division and picking something like Atmosphere for the top ten and then including LWTUA somewhere lower on the list.

I wonder which rap song(s) will make the top ten...I could see Straight Outta Compton being a dark horse instead of something more predictable like Fight the Power or The Message.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby JR » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:12 pm

Based on the wording, I gather this list will be unveiled all at once, rather than so many a day?

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby JR » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:50 am

I'm in the middle of transcribing the list.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Dexter » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:12 pm

Staff Lists: The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s
by Pitchfork Staff
August 24, 2015

200. Egyptian Lover “I Cry (Night After Night)” Egyptian Empire; 1984
199. Tom Zé “Nave Maria” RGE; 1984
198. A Certain Ratio “Shack Up” Factory Benelux; 1980
See also: Liquid Liquid: "Cavern"
197. Donald Byrd / 125th Street, N.Y.C. “Love Has Come Around” Elektra/Asylum; 1981
See also: David Joseph: "You Can't Hide Your Love" / Imagination: "Music and Lights"
196. Dinosaur L “Go Bang! #5 (Francois K Mix)” Sleeping Bag; 1986
195. Jungle Brothers “Straight Out the Jungle” Warlock; 1988
194. Too $hort “Freaky Tales” Dangerous/Jive/RCA; 1987
193. Kano “I'm Ready” Emergency; 1980
192. William Onyeabor “Good Name” Willfilms; 1983
191. Alice Coltrane “Jagadishwar” Impulse!; 1982
190. Gregory Isaacs “Night Nurse” African Museum/Island; 1982
189. EPMD “You Gots to Chill” Priority; 1988
188. Carly Simon “Why” Mirage/WEA; 1982
See also: Chic: "Soup for One" / Nile Rodgers: "Yum-Yum"
187. Mtume “Juicy Fruit” Epic; 1983
186. The Clash “Rock the Casbah” CBS/Epic; 1982
See also: The Clash: "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
185. Class Action “Weekend” Sleeping Bag; 1983
See also: Thelma Houston: "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" / NYC Peech Boys: "Don't Make Me Wait"
184. Wayne Smith “Under Me Sleng Teng” Jammy's/Greensleeves; 1985
183. Loose Joints “Is It All Over My Face” West End; 1980
182. Strafe “Set It Off” Jus Born; 1984
181. Womack & Womack “Teardrops” Island; 1988
180. Patrice Rushen “Forget Me Nots” Elektra; 1982
179. The Joubert Singers “Stand on the Word” Next Plateau; 1985
178. Nina Simone “Fodder in Her Wings” Carrere; 1982
177. The Pretenders “Brass in Pocket” Real/Sire; 1980
176. Schoolly D “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” Schoolly D; 1985
175. K-Rob / Rammellzee “Beat Bop” Tartown/Profile; 1983
174. Suicidal Tendencies “Institutionalized” Frontier; 1983
173. Wipers “Youth of America” Park Ave.; 1981
172. The Sugarcubes “Birthday” One Little Indian; 1987
171. King Sunny Ade and His African Beats “Ja Funmi” Mango; 1982
170. Cybotron “Clear” Fantasy; 1983
See also: Model 500: "No UFOs" / Phuture: "Acid Tracks"
169. The Chills “Pink Frost” Flying Nun; 1988
See also: Cleaners From Venus: "Only a Shadow" / Feelies: "Loveless Love"
168. LL Cool J “I Can't Live Without My Radio” Def Jam; 1985
167. Yoko Ono “Walking on Thin Ice” Geffen; 1981
166. George Benson “Give Me the Night” Warner Bros.; 1980
165. Inner City “Good Life” Virgin; 1988
164. Hüsker Dü “Pink Turns to Blue” SST; 1984
163. Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” Geffen; 1986
162. Orchestra Baobab “Mouhamadou Bamba” Stern's Africa; 1984
161. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Island; 1983
160. Sheila E. “The Glamorous Life” Warner Bros.; 1984
159. George Clinton “Atomic Dog” Capitol; 1982
158. 808 State “Pacific State” ZTT; 1989
See also: Orbital: "Chime"
157. Orange Juice “Rip It Up” Polydor; 1982
156. Siouxsie and the Banshees “Cities in Dust” Polydor/Geffen; 1985
155. A Guy Called Gerald “Voodoo Ray” Rham!/Warlock; 1988
154. Tangerine Dream “Love on a Real Train” Virgin; 1985
153. Joe Jackson “Steppin' Out” A&M; 1982
152. Galaxie 500 “Tugboat” Aurora; 1988
151. Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” Cherry Red/Alternative Tentacles; 1980
See also: Dead Kennedys: "California Uber Alles"
150. Beastie Boys “Paul Revere” Def Jam/Columbia; 1986
See also: Beastie Boys: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" / Beastie Boys: "The New Style"
149. Shannon “Let the Music Play” Mirage/Atco/Atlantic; 1984
148. Al B. Sure! “Nite and Day” Warner Bros.; 1988
See also: Anita Baker: "Sweet Love" / Bernard Wright: "Who Do You Love"
147. Michael McDonald “I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)” Warner Bros.; 1982
146. David Bowie “Modern Love” EMI; 1983
145. Liquid Liquid “Optimo” 99; 1983
144. Big Daddy Kane “Ain't No Half-Steppin'” Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.; 1988
143. Anthony Red Rose “Tempo” Firehouse; 1985
142. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” Phonogram/Mercury; 1985
141. Beat Happening “Indian Summer” K/Rough Trade; 1988
See also: Daniel Johnston: "Chord Organ Blues"
140. Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy” London; 1984
See also: Associates: "Party Fears Two" / B-52's: "Private Idaho"
139. Spacemen 3 “Walkin' With Jesus” Glass/Taang!; 1988
138. Rob Base / DJ E-Z Rock “It Takes Two” Profile; 1988
137. Mission of Burma “That's When I Reach for My Revolver” Ace of Hearts; 1981
136. Motörhead “Ace of Spades” Bronze; 1980
135. Pixies “Gigantic” 4AD; 1988
134. Queen & David Bowie “Under Pressure” EMI/Elektra; 1981
133. Fleetwood Mac “Everywhere” Warner Bros.; 1987
See also: Fleetwood Mac: "Little Lies" / Fleetwood Mac: "Big Love"
132. Godley & Creme “Cry” Polydor; 1985
131. Yellowman “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” Greensleeves; 1984
130. Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” Virgin/Atlantic; 1981
129. This Mortal Coil “Song to the Siren” 4AD; 1983
128. R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” Hib-Tone; 1981
127. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Epic/CBS; 1983
See also: Altered Images: "Happy Birthday" / Bananarama: "Cruel Summer"
126. Janet Jackson “Control” A&M; 1986
125. The Replacements “Bastards of Young” Sire; 1985
124. De La Soul “Eye Know” Tommy Boy; 1989
123. Run-D.M.C. “It's Like That” Profile; 1983
122. Grandmaster & Melle Mel “White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)” Sugar Hill; 1984
121. Slick Rick / Doug E. Fresh “La Di Da Di” Reality; 1985
120. Rick James “Give It to Me Baby” Motown; 1981
119. Soul II Soul “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” Virgin; 1989
118. Minutemen “History Lesson – Part II” SST; 1984
117. Rhythim Is Rhythim “Strings of Life” Transmat; 1987
116. Sade “Is It a Crime” Epic; 1985
115. INXS “Never Tear Us Apart” Atlantic; 1988
114. Talk Talk “Life's What You Make It” EMI/Parlophone; 1985
113. The Isley Brothers “Between the Sheets” T-Neck; 1983
112. Nirvana “About a Girl” Sub Pop; 1989
111. The Clash “The Magnificent Seven” / ”The Magnificent Dance” CBS; 1981
See also: The Slits: "In The Beginning There Was Rhythm" / The Jam: "A Town Called Malice"
110. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “The Mercy Seat” Mute; 1988
109. The Smiths “This Charming Man” Rough Trade; 1983
108. Frankie Knuckles “Baby Wants to Ride” Trax; 1987
See also: Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk: "Love Can't Turn Around" / Sleezy D: "I've Lost Control"
107. Alan Parsons Project “Eye in the Sky” Arista; 1982
See also: Don Henley: "Boys of Summer" / Til Tuesday: "Voices Carry"
106. Madonna “Borderline” Sire/Warner Bros.; 1984
105. The Cure “Pictures of You” Fiction; 1989
See also: The Cure: "Fascination Street" / The Cure: "Lovesong"
104. AC/DC “Back in Black” Atlantic; 1980
See also: Van Halen: "Panama"
103. Whitney Houston “How Will I Know” Arista; 1985
102. Michael Jackson “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” Epic; 1983
101. Eazy-E “Boyz-n-the-Hood” Ruthless; 1987
See also: Eazy-E: "Eazy-Duz-It" / Ice-T: "6 N' The Mornin"
100. The Church “Under the Milky Way” Mushroom/Arista; 1988
See also: Modern English: "I Melt With You" / Simple Minds: "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
99. Sister Nancy “Bam Bam” Techniques; 1982
98. Violent Femmes “Blister in the Sun” Slash; 1983
97. Chaka Khan / Rufus “Ain't Nobody” Warner Bros.; 1983
96. Cherrelle / Alexander O'Neal “Saturday Love” Tabu; 1985
See also: Alexander O'Neal: "What's Missing" / Sherrick: "Just Call (Call Collect Mix")
95. Grace Jones “Pull Up to the Bumper” Island; 1981
94. Change “The Glow of Love” Warner Bros./WEA; 1980
See also: Change: "A Lover's Holiday" / Skipworth & Turner: "Thinking About Your Love"
93. U2 “With or Without You” Island; 1987
92. Fleetwood Mac “Gypsy” Warner Bros.; 1982
See also: Stevie Nicks: "Gypsy" (Demo) / Stevie Nicks: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (ft. Tom Petty)
91. Bill Withers / Grover Washington, Jr. “Just the Two of Us” Elektra; 1981
See also: Chaka Khan: "Through the Fire" / Tina Turner: "What's Love Got To Do With It"
90. Blondie “Call Me” Polydor/Chrysalis/Salsoul; 1980
See also: Bagarre: "Lemonsweet" / Romeo Void: "Never Say Never"
89. Fela Kuti “Coffin for Head of State” La Cile/Label Maison; 1981
See also: Fela Kuti: "Original Suffer Head" / T. P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: "Ecoute Ma Melodie"
88. Evelyn "Champagne" King “Love Come Down” RCA; 1982
See also: Evelyn Champagne King: "I'm in Love" / Mary Jane Girls: "In My House"
87. Tenor Saw “Ring the Alarm” Techniques; 1985
86. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” Elektra; 1988
85. Luther Vandross “Never Too Much” Epic; 1981
84. Slayer “Angel of Death” Def Jam; 1986
83. My Bloody Valentine “You Made Me Realise” Creation; 1988
82. Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Mercury; 1985
81. Diana Ross “Upside Down” Motown; 1980
See also: Surface: "Falling In Love" / Chaka Khan: "I Feel 4 U"
80. Zapp “Computer Love” Warner Bros.; 1986
79. Boogie Down Productions “South Bronx” B-Boy; 1986
See also: Boogie Down Productions: "My Philosophy" / Boogie Down Productions: "The Bridge Is Over"
78. The Specials “Ghost Town” 2 Tone; 1981
77. Metallica “Master of Puppets” Elektra; 1986
76. Fingers Inc. “Can You Feel It?” Trax; 1986
75. Black Flag “Rise Above” SST; 1981
See also: Black Flag: "My War" / Circle Jerks: "Wild In The Streets"
74. Dinosaur Jr. “Freak Scene” SST; 1988
See also: Dinosaur Jr.: "Little Fury Things"
73. Pixies “Debaser” Elektra; 1989
72. Bad Brains “Pay to Cum” Bad Brain; 1982
See also: Adolescents: "Amoeba" / Descendants: "Hope"
71. Bruce Springsteen “Atlantic City” Columbia; 1982
See also: Billy Bragg: "A New England" / Bruce Springsteen: "Brilliant Disguise"
70. Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” Bobcat; 1984
69. Prince “When You Were Mine” Warner Bros.; 1980
68. Biz Markie “Just a Friend” Cold Chillin'; 1989
See also: Digital Underground: "Humpty Dance" / Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence: "Monster Jam"
67. Guns N' Roses “Sweet Child o' Mine” Geffen; 1987
66. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” Sire; 1987
65. Echo & the Bunnymen “The Killing Moon” Korova; 1984
See also: Crowded House: "Don't Dream It's Over" / Echo & the Bunnymen: "The Cutter"
64. David Bowie “Let's Dance” EMI; 1983
See also: Gary Numan: "We Are Glass"
63. Stevie Nicks “Edge of Seventeen” Modern; 1982
62. Art of Noise “Moments in Love” ZTT; 1987
See also: Art of Noise: "Beat Box (Diversion One)" / Maze: "Twilight"
61. Gang Starr “DJ Premier in Deep Concentration” Wild Pitch; 1989
See also: Gang Starr: "Manifest" / Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"
60. ESG “Moody” C.T.; 1981
See also: ESG: "My Love For You" / ESG: "UFO"
59. Depeche Mode “Never Let Me Down Again” Mute; 1987
See also: Depeche Mode: "Everything Counts" / Depeche Mode: Strange Love
58. Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)” RCA; 1981
See also: The Police: "Every Breath You Take" / Wham!: "Everything She Wants"
57. Eric B. & Rakim “Follow the Leader” MCA; 1988
See also: Eric B & Rakim: "Microphone Fiend" / Eric B & Rakim: "I Ain't No Joke"
56. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Could You Be Loved” Island; 1980
See also: Bob Marley: "Redemption Song" / Sugar Minott: "Good Thing Going"
55. New Order “Ceremony” Factory; 1981
54. Roxy Music “More Than This” Polydor/Warner Bros./E.G./Atco; 1982
53. Kraftwerk “Computer Love” EMI/Warner Bros.; 1981
52. The Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored” Silvertone; 1989
51. Bruce Springsteen “I'm on Fire” Columbia; 1985
See also: Bruce Springsteen: "The River" / Chris Isaak: "Wicked Game"
50. Madonna “Like a Prayer” Sire/Warner Bros.; 1989
49. Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance” Virgin; 1988
48. Janet Jackson “When I Think of You” A&M; 1986
47. Joy Division “Atmosphere” Factory; 1980
46. The Jesus and Mary Chain “Just Like Honey” Blanco y Negro; 1985
45. De La Soul “Me, Myself and I” Tommy Boy; 1989
See also: De La Soul: "Potholes in My Lawn" / De La Soul: Ghetto Thang
44. Laurie Anderson “O Superman (For Massenet)” Warner Bros.; 1981
43. New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle” Factory; 1986
42. Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” RCA; 1983
See also: Eurythmics: "Here Comes the Rain Again" / Yaz: "Situation"
41. Guns N' Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” Geffen; 1987
40. The Cure “Close to Me” Fiction; 1985
See also: The Cure: "A Forest"
39. Cocteau Twins “Lorelei” 4AD; 1982
See also: Cocteau Twins: "Carolyn's Fingers" / Cocteau Twins: "Love's Easy Tears"
38. Salt-n-Pepa “Push It” Next Plateau/London; 1987
37. Tom Tom Club “Genius of Love” Island/Sire/Warner Bros.; 1981
36. Michael Jackson “Human Nature” Epic; 1983
35. Sade “The Sweetest Taboo” Epic/Portrait; 1985
34. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force “Planet Rock” Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.; 1982
See also: Kraftwerk: "Numbers" / Mantronix: "Needle to the Groove"
33. Prince and the Revolution “I Would Die 4 U” Warner Bros.; 1984
32. N.W.A “Fuck tha Police” Priority/Ruthless; 1988
31. Frankie Knuckles / Jamie Principle “Your Love” Trax; 1987
See also: Adonis: "No Way Back" / Marshall Jefferson: "Move Your Body"
30. Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump” Capitol; 1989
See also: Beastie Boys: "Hey Ladies"
29. Diana Ross “I'm Coming Out” Motown; 1980
See also: Inner Life: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (The Garage Version)" / Sister Sledge: "Lost in Music [Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix]"
28. Kate Bush “Hounds of Love” EMI; 1986
27. Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” A&M; 1989
26. Public Enemy “Bring the Noise” Def Jam; 1987
25. New Order “Temptation” Factory; 1982
24. Pixies “Where Is My Mind?” Rough Trade; 1988
23. Slick Rick “Children's Story” Def Jam/Columbia; 1988
22. Talking Heads “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” Sire; 1983
21. Prince and the Revolution “Kiss” Paisley Park; 1986
20. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” Arista; 1987
19. Eric B. & Rakim “Paid in Full” / ”Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness Mix)” 4th & B'way; 1987
See also: Eric B & Rakim: "Eric B. Is President" / Eric B & Rakim: "I Know You Got Soul"
18. Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” Columbia; 1982
17. Madonna “Into the Groove” Sire/Warner Bros.; 1985
16. Fugazi “Waiting Room” Dischord; 1988
See also: Fugazi: "Suggestion" / Minor Threat: "Minor Threat"
15. Sonic Youth “Teen Age Riot” Enigma/Blast First; 1988
14. The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” WEA; 1986
13. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” Epic; 1983
12. The Cure “Just Like Heaven” Fiction; 1987
See also: The Cure: "In Between Days"
11. Prince and the Revolution “When Doves Cry” Warner Bros.; 1984
10. The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” Rough Trade/Sire; 1984
9. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “The Message” Sugar Hill; 1982
8. Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime” Sire; 1981
7. Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart” Factory; 1980
6. Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” EMI; 1985
5. Public Enemy “Fight the Power” Motown; 1989
4. New Order “Blue Monday” Factory; 1983
3. N.W.A “Straight Outta Compton” Ruthless/Priority; 1988
2. Michael Jackson “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'” Epic; 1983
1. Prince and the Revolution “Purple Rain” Warner Bros.; 1984

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Postby JR » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:41 pm

Oops... wish ya would have let me know. :angry-banghead: :mrgreen:

The link:
http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lis ... e-1980s/1/
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3 Depeche Mode songs were mentioned/1 made it and none of them are 'Personal Jesus'. :angry-banghead:

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Postby Dexter » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:37 pm

JR wrote:Oops... wish ya would have let me know. :angry-banghead: :mrgreen:

Aww! I was done when I read your post. :oops:

JR wrote: 3 Depeche Mode songs were mentioned/1 made it and none of them are 'Personal Jesus'. :angry-banghead:

I feel you. I predicted "Nasty" to appear but 3 other Janet Jackson songs made it.

As to the list. The usual suspects made the Top 10 although I pleasantly surprised that Kate Bush made it into the Top 10. I don't mind with "Purple Rain" being #1 rather than “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'” (Odd top MJ song choice) or “Straight Outta Compton”. I also see several the Cure songs on the list, not complaining though. Some weird choices in the lower half of the list for sure.

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JR wrote: 3 Depeche Mode songs were mentioned/1 made it and none of them are 'Personal Jesus'. :angry-banghead:
I feel you. I predicted "Nasty" to appear but 3 other Janet Jackson songs made it.

As to the list. The usual suspects made the Top 10 although I pleasantly surprised that Kate Bush made it into the Top 10. I don't mind with "Purple Rain" being #1 rather than “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'” (Odd top MJ song choice) or “Straight Outta Compton”. I also see several the Cure songs on the list, not complaining though. Some weird choices in the lower half of the list for sure.

It's very mainstream-y for a Pitchfork list and that surprises me that the Depeche Mode choice isn't 'Personal Jesus'.
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Postby Nick » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:24 pm

Though I like all the songs in the top ten, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is a real headscratcher. A great song for sure, but it probably wouldn't make my top 3 songs from "Thriller", much less my top 3 songs of the entire 1980's...

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Postby Henrik » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:00 pm

I don't care about "Personal Jesus". I miss "Blasphemous Rumours" and "Stripped".
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Postby Pierre » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:16 pm

To each one his priorities. Personally, the absence of David Sylvian and the Fall tracks, and the near absence of Peter Gabriel and Nick Cave are what annoys me most.

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Postby bootsy » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:10 pm

Henrik wrote:I don't care about "Personal Jesus". I miss "Blasphemous Rumours" and "Stripped".

Well hey we can't all care about 'Personal Jesus'.I'm just very surprised that such a popular 80s song is missing for that particular group and another less popular one is in it's place considering this list has a lot of mainstream songs. I'm not disappointed it isn't on the list just surprised.

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Postby Kingoftonga » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:52 pm

Not a single track by Tom Waits? Yuck.

On the other hand, I've always thought Thriller was all downhill after "Wanna Be Startin' Something," so I'm pleasantly surprised about that, even if it seems like they picked it primarily to throw in a Kanye reference.

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Postby VanillaFire1000 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:26 pm

List needed more Bruce and R.E.M., but there are alot of things I've never heard before. Alot of the R&B, but I'm guessing I'll know more by sound than by artist if I could ever listen to the list in full. I wish this was in a spotify playlist instead of apple music.

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Postby PlasticRam » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:06 pm

Very predictable top 20 and I don't really like it. But the lower placements are interesting. Lots of songs I haven't heard before.
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Postby Nassim » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:09 pm

Pierre wrote:To each one his priorities. Personally, the absence of David Sylvian and the Fall tracks, and the near absence of Peter Gabriel and Nick Cave are what annoys me most.


From a "Pitchfork reader" perspective, no song from The Fall is indeed the biggest surprise.

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Postby Listyguy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:47 pm

Definitely a lot to love and hate about this list, but I'll stick to one of each (since the 80's poll ended I haven't listened to many new albums from the decade :whistle:):
-Love the inclusion of "Life's What You Make It". I always thought the song got unappreciated because Talk Talk changed their sound a lot on their next album
-I wish they had put "Time After Time" instead of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", but not even a mention? C'mon

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Postby Illiniq » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:11 am

VanillaFire1000 wrote:List needed more Bruce and R.E.M., but there are alot of things I've never heard before. Alot of the R&B, but I'm guessing I'll know more by sound than by artist if I could ever listen to the list in full. I wish this was in a spotify playlist instead of apple music.


Yes, but they're probably two of the most classic rock sounding acts out of the 80s and when it comes to pitchfork, certain acts of that era - of which Bruce, REM, U2, and to a lesser degree Mellencamp (who did have a very productive back half of the 80s) are obvious choices - always get short shrift by P4K's anti-"Rolling Stone/boomer band/classic rock" bias.

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Postby Henrik » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:15 am

VanillaFire1000 wrote:I wish this was in a spotify playlist instead of apple music.

Maybe their pissed off as Spotify got rid of all apps a while ago. I would be.
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Postby Nassim » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:30 pm

Illiniq wrote:
VanillaFire1000 wrote:List needed more Bruce and R.E.M., but there are alot of things I've never heard before. Alot of the R&B, but I'm guessing I'll know more by sound than by artist if I could ever listen to the list in full. I wish this was in a spotify playlist instead of apple music.


Yes, but they're probably two of the most classic rock sounding acts out of the 80s and when it comes to pitchfork, certain acts of that era - of which Bruce, REM, U2, and to a lesser degree Mellencamp (who did have a very productive back half of the 80s) are obvious choices - always get short shrift by P4K's anti-"Rolling Stone/boomer band/classic rock" bias.


I would have expected So Central Rain to make it to the list, but still, I don't think they have an anti R.E.M. stand, or at least not against 80s REM (Murmur was their 5th best albums of the 80s and they have praised heavily all their 80s albums when they have been reedited, Reckoning and Murmur getting a 10) and Bruce and U2 all featured in the Pitchfork 500, this top songs of the 80s and the top 100 albums.
The fact that they make an effort to include much more diversity than RS looks to me more like trying to be more inclusive and unbiased than any list with 12 U2 and 9 Springsteen songs than an anti establishment stance.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Jeff » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:01 pm

I wish they had limited it to one entry per artist like with their '90s list. It gets a bit boring seeing the same names over and over. The main reason I read lists is to discover new music, but it's hard to do that when every-other entry is a Cure song. It was nice of them to pay a little (but only a little) respect to Detroit Techno and Chicago House, though I suspect that's just because Philip Sherburne seems to be writing for them now.

Not wanting to come off as a jerk, but I thought the standard line was that Pitchfork had upped the quality of their writing since going corporate? Some of these guys (Cohen and Weiss spring to mind) write almost as well as the college freshmen whose essays I used to grade :? .

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Postby bootsy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:06 pm

Jeff wrote:I wish they had limited it to one entry per artist like with their '90s list. It gets a bit boring seeing the same names over and over. The main reason I read lists is to discover new music, but it's hard to do that when every-other entry is a Cure song. It was nice of them to pay a little (but only a little) respect to Detroit Techno and Chicago House, though I suspect that's just because Philip Sherburne seems to be writing for them now.

Not wanting to come off as a jerk, but I thought the standard line was that Pitchfork had upped the quality of their writing since going corporate? Some of these guys (Cohen and Weiss spring to mind) write almost as well as the college freshmen whose essays I used to grade :? .

yeah I don't really like that idea. If there is an artist with multiple songs that deserve to be on the list then so be it. This isn't MLB All Star game or something where every team has to have a representative. Put the best songs on there with no limitations.

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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:19 pm

I was looking at the list on the website, and I noticed that it shows many more "see also"s than there are listed here. Should I write those down?
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Sweepstakes Ron wrote:I was looking at the list on the website, and I noticed that it shows many more "see also"s than there are listed here. Should I write those down?

Oh, yes definitely. Thanks!
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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:11 pm

The ones not previously listed are bolded.

200. Egyptian Lover “I Cry (Night After Night)” Egyptian Empire; 1984
199. Tom Zé “Nave Maria” RGE; 1984
198. A Certain Ratio “Shack Up” Factory Benelux; 1980
See also: Liquid Liquid: "Cavern"
197. Donald Byrd / 125th Street, N.Y.C. “Love Has Come Around” Elektra/Asylum; 1981
See also: David Joseph: "You Can't Hide Your Love" / Imagination: "Music and Lights"
196. Dinosaur L “Go Bang! #5 (Francois K Mix)” Sleeping Bag; 1986
195. Jungle Brothers “Straight Out the Jungle” Warlock; 1988
See also: Jungle Brothers: "What 'U' Waitin' 4"
194. Too $hort “Freaky Tales” Dangerous/Jive/RCA; 1987
See also: Ice-T: "Girls L.G.B.N.A.F."
193. Kano “I'm Ready” Emergency; 1980
See also: Casco: "Cybernetic Love" / Visage: "Fade to Grey"
192. William Onyeabor “Good Name” Willfilms; 1983
See also: William Onyeabor: "Body and Soul" / William Onyeabor: "Atomic Bomb"
191. Alice Coltrane “Jagadishwar” Impulse!; 1982
190. Gregory Isaacs “Night Nurse” African Museum/Island; 1982
See also: Gregory Isaacs: "Cool Down the Pace" / John Holt: "Police in Helicopter"
189. EPMD “You Gots to Chill” Priority; 1988
188. Carly Simon “Why” Mirage/WEA; 1982
See also: Chic: "Soup for One" / Nile Rodgers: "Yum-Yum"
187. Mtume “Juicy Fruit” Epic; 1983
186. The Clash “Rock the Casbah” CBS/Epic; 1982
See also: The Clash: "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
185. Class Action “Weekend” Sleeping Bag; 1983
See also: Thelma Houston: "You Used to Hold Me So Tight" / NYC Peech Boys: "Don't Make Me Wait"
184. Wayne Smith “Under Me Sleng Teng” Jammy's/Greensleeves; 1985
See also: Black Uhuru: "Sponji Reggae"
183. Loose Joints “Is It All Over My Face” West End; 1980
See also: Shirley Lites: "Heat You Up (Melt You Down)"
182. Strafe “Set It Off” Jus Born; 1984
See also: A Number of Names: "Shari Vari" / B.W.H.: "Stop"
181. Womack & Womack “Teardrops” Island; 1988
See also: Womack & Womack: "Baby I'm Scared of You"
180. Patrice Rushen “Forget Me Nots” Elektra; 1982
See also: Patrice Rushen: "Remind Me"
179. The Joubert Singers “Stand on the Word” Next Plateau; 1985
178. Nina Simone “Fodder in Her Wings” Carrere; 1982
177. The Pretenders “Brass in Pocket” Real/Sire; 1980
176. Schoolly D “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” Schoolly D; 1985
See also: MC Shan & Marley Marl: "The Bridge" / Schoolly D: "Parkside 5-2"
175. K-Rob / Rammellzee “Beat Bop” Tartown/Profile; 1983
See also: Newcleus: "Jam on It"
174. Suicidal Tendencies “Institutionalized” Frontier; 1983
See also: Dicks: "Dicks Hate the Police" / MDC: "I Remember"
173. Wipers “Youth of America” Park Ave.; 1981
See also: Wipers: "Telepathic Love" / X: "Los Angeles"
172. The Sugarcubes “Birthday” One Little Indian; 1987
171. King Sunny Ade and His African Beats “Ja Funmi” Mango; 1982
170. Cybotron “Clear” Fantasy; 1983
See also: Model 500: "No UFOs" / Phuture: "Acid Tracks"
169. The Chills “Pink Frost” Flying Nun; 1988
See also: Cleaners From Venus: "Only a Shadow" / Feelies: "Loveless Love"
168. LL Cool J “I Can't Live Without My Radio” Def Jam; 1985
167. Yoko Ono “Walking on Thin Ice” Geffen; 1981
See also: John Lennon: "Watching the Wheels" / Paul McCartney: "Temporary Secretary"
166. George Benson “Give Me the Night” Warner Bros.; 1980
See also: Brothers Johnson: "Stomp" / Quincy Jones: "Ai No Corrida"
165. Inner City “Good Life” Virgin; 1988
164. Hüsker Dü “Pink Turns to Blue” SST; 1984
163. Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” Geffen; 1986
162. Orchestra Baobab “Mouhamadou Bamba” Stern's Africa; 1984
See also: Youssou N'Dour & Étoile de Dakar: "Wadiour"
161. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Island; 1983
See also: U2: "I Will Follow" / U2: "New Year's Day"
160. Sheila E. “The Glamorous Life” Warner Bros.; 1984
See also: Apollonia 6: "Sex Shooter" / Vanity 6: "Nasty Girl"
159. George Clinton “Atomic Dog” Capitol; 1982
See also: Zapp: "More Bounce to the Ounce"
158. 808 State “Pacific State” ZTT; 1989
See also: Orbital: "Chime"
157. Orange Juice “Rip It Up” Polydor; 1982
See also: Orange Juice: "Blue Boy" / Television Personalities: "This Angry Silence"
156. Siouxsie and the Banshees “Cities in Dust” Polydor/Geffen; 1985
See also: Sinéad O'Connor: "Troy" / Siouxsie and the Banshees: "Christine"
155. A Guy Called Gerald “Voodoo Ray” Rham!/Warlock; 1988
154. Tangerine Dream “Love on a Real Train” Virgin; 1985
153. Joe Jackson “Steppin' Out” A&M; 1982
152. Galaxie 500 “Tugboat” Aurora; 1988
151. Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” Cherry Red/Alternative Tentacles; 1980
See also: Dead Kennedys: "California Uber Alles" [This song is no longer listed in the article...]
150. Beastie Boys “Paul Revere” Def Jam/Columbia; 1986
See also: Beastie Boys: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" / Beastie Boys: "The New Style"
149. Shannon “Let the Music Play” Mirage/Atco/Atlantic; 1984
See also: Chemise: "She Can't Love You" / Nu Shooz: "I Can't Wait"
148. Al B. Sure! “Nite and Day” Warner Bros.; 1988
See also: Anita Baker: "Sweet Love" / Bernard Wright: "Who Do You Love"
147. Michael McDonald “I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)” Warner Bros.; 1982
See also: Steely Dan: "Hey Nineteen"
146. David Bowie “Modern Love” EMI; 1983
145. Liquid Liquid “Optimo” 99; 1983
144. Big Daddy Kane “Ain't No Half-Steppin'” Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.; 1988
143. Anthony Red Rose “Tempo” Firehouse; 1985
142. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” Phonogram/Mercury; 1985
See also: Tears for Fears: "Mad World"
141. Beat Happening “Indian Summer” K/Rough Trade; 1988
See also: Daniel Johnston: "Chord Organ Blues"
140. Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy” London; 1984
See also: Associates: "Party Fears Two" / B-52's: "Private Idaho"
139. Spacemen 3 “Walkin' With Jesus” Glass/Taang!; 1988
See also: Spacemen 3: "Revolution"
138. Rob Base / DJ E-Z Rock “It Takes Two” Profile; 1988
See also: T La Rock: "It's Yours"
137. Mission of Burma “That's When I Reach for My Revolver” Ace of Hearts; 1981
See also: Wire: "Ahead" / Mission of Burma: "Academy Fight Song"
136. Motörhead “Ace of Spades” Bronze; 1980
See also: Misfits: "Skulls"
135. Pixies “Gigantic” 4AD; 1988
See also: Pixies: "Vamos" / Throwing Muses: "Hate My Way"
134. Queen & David Bowie “Under Pressure” EMI/Elektra; 1981
See also: Queen: "Another One Bites the Dust" / Queen: "I Want to Break Free"
133. Fleetwood Mac “Everywhere” Warner Bros.; 1987
See also: Fleetwood Mac: "Little Lies" / Fleetwood Mac: "Big Love"
132. Godley & Creme “Cry” Polydor; 1985
See also: Spandau Ballet: "True" / Police: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" / Split Enz: "I Got You"
131. Yellowman “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” Greensleeves; 1984
See also: Benjamin Zephaniah: "Dis Policeman Keeps on Kicking Me to Death" / Willie Williams: "Armagideon Time"
130. Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” Virgin/Atlantic; 1981
See also: Peter Gabriel: "Games Without Frontiers"
129. This Mortal Coil “Song to the Siren” 4AD; 1983
See also: Felt: "Primitive Painters"
128. R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” Hib-Tone; 1981
See also: R.E.M.: "The One I Love" / R.E.M.: "So. Central Rain"
127. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Epic/CBS; 1983
See also: Altered Images: "Happy Birthday" / Bananarama: "Cruel Summer"
126. Janet Jackson “Control” A&M; 1986
See also: Janet Jackson: "What Have You Done for Me Lately" / Jody Watley: "Real Love"
125. The Replacements “Bastards of Young” Sire; 1985
See also: The Replacements: "Can't Hardly Wait" / The Replacements: "Kiss Me on the Bus"
124. De La Soul “Eye Know” Tommy Boy; 1989
123. Run-D.M.C. “It's Like That” Profile; 1983
See also: Run-D.M.C.: "King of Rock" / Run-D.M.C.: "Peter Piper"
122. Grandmaster & Melle Mel “White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)” Sugar Hill; 1984
See also: Cash Crew: "On the Radio" / Funky 4+1: "That's the Joint"
121. Slick Rick / Doug E. Fresh “La Di Da Di” Reality; 1985
See also: Audio Two: "Top Billin'" / Doug E. Fresh: "The Show" [ft. Slick Rick]
120. Rick James “Give It to Me Baby” Motown; 1981
See also: Mary Jane Girls: "All Night Long" / Eddie Murphy: "Party All the Time"
119. Soul II Soul “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” Virgin; 1989
See also: Oran "Juice" Jones: "The Rain" / Black Box: "Ride on Time"
118. Minutemen “History Lesson – Part II” SST; 1984
See also: Minutemen: "Viet Nam" / Minutemen: "This Ain't No Picnic"
117. Rhythim Is Rhythim “Strings of Life” Transmat; 1987
See also: Virgo: "Never Want to Lose You"
116. Sade “Is It a Crime” Epic; 1985
See also: Sade: "War of the Hearts" / Sade: "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
115. INXS “Never Tear Us Apart” Atlantic; 1988
See also: INXS: "New Sensation" / INXS: "Need You Tonight"
114. Talk Talk “Life's What You Make It” EMI/Parlophone; 1985
See also: ABC: "Be Near Me" / Talk Talk: "It's My Life"
113. The Isley Brothers “Between the Sheets” T-Neck; 1983
See also: Earth, Wind & Fire: "Let's Groove" / The System: "You Are in My System"
112. Nirvana “About a Girl” Sub Pop; 1989
See also: Mudhoney: "Touch Me I'm Sick" / Nirvana: "Blew"
111. The Clash “The Magnificent Seven” / ”The Magnificent Dance” CBS; 1981
See also: The Slits: "In The Beginning There Was Rhythm" / The Jam: "A Town Called Malice"
110. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “The Mercy Seat” Mute; 1988
See also: Leonard Cohen: "First We Take Manhattan" / The Pogues: "Fairytale of New York" / Tom Waits: "Jockey Full of Bourbon"
109. The Smiths “This Charming Man” Rough Trade; 1983
See also: The Smiths: "Hand in Glove" / The Smiths: "Panic"
108. Frankie Knuckles “Baby Wants to Ride” Trax; 1987
See also: Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk: "Love Can't Turn Around" / Sleezy D: "I've Lost Control"
107. Alan Parsons Project “Eye in the Sky” Arista; 1982
See also: Don Henley: "Boys of Summer" / Til Tuesday: "Voices Carry"
106. Madonna “Borderline” Sire/Warner Bros.; 1984
See also: Madonna: "Holiday" / Madonna: "Lucky Star"
105. The Cure “Pictures of You” Fiction; 1989
See also: The Cure: "Fascination Street" / The Cure: "Lovesong"
104. AC/DC “Back in Black” Atlantic; 1980
See also: Van Halen: "Panama"
103. Whitney Houston “How Will I Know” Arista; 1985
See also: Lionel Richie: "All Night Long (All Night)" / Pointer Sisters: "Jump (For My Love)"
102. Michael Jackson “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” Epic; 1983
See also: Dazz Band: "Let It Whip" / Jermaine Jackson: "Let's Get Serious"
101. Eazy-E “Boyz-n-the-Hood” Ruthless; 1987
See also: Eazy-E: "Eazy-Duz-It" / Ice-T: "6 N' The Mornin"
100. The Church “Under the Milky Way” Mushroom/Arista; 1988
See also: Modern English: "I Melt With You" / Simple Minds: "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
99. Sister Nancy “Bam Bam” Techniques; 1982
See also: Eek-A-Mouse: "Wa Do Dem" / Michigan & Smiley: "Diseases"
98. Violent Femmes “Blister in the Sun” Slash; 1983
See also: The Dead Milkmen: "Punk Rock Girl" / Violent Femmes: "Add It Up"
97. Chaka Khan / Rufus “Ain't Nobody” Warner Bros.; 1983
See also: Rene and Angela: "I'll Be Good" / SOS Band: "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"
96. Cherrelle / Alexander O'Neal “Saturday Love” Tabu; 1985
See also: Alexander O'Neal: "What's Missing" / Sherrick: "Just Call (Call Collect Mix")
95. Grace Jones “Pull Up to the Bumper” Island; 1981
See also: Grace Jones: "Warm Leatherette" / Taana Gardner: "Heartbeat"
94. Change “The Glow of Love” Warner Bros./WEA; 1980
See also: Change: "A Lover's Holiday" / Skipworth & Turner: "Thinking About Your Love"
93. U2 “With or Without You” Island; 1987
See also: U2: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" / U2: "Where the Streets Have No Name"
92. Fleetwood Mac “Gypsy” Warner Bros.; 1982
See also: Stevie Nicks: "Gypsy" (Demo) / Stevie Nicks: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (ft. Tom Petty)
91. Bill Withers / Grover Washington, Jr. “Just the Two of Us” Elektra; 1981
See also: Chaka Khan: "Through the Fire" / Tina Turner: "What's Love Got To Do With It"
90. Blondie “Call Me” Polydor/Chrysalis/Salsoul; 1980
See also: Bagarre: "Lemonsweet" / Romeo Void: "Never Say Never"
89. Fela Kuti “Coffin for Head of State” La Cile/Label Maison; 1981
See also: Fela Kuti: "Original Suffer Head" / T. P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: "Ecoute Ma Melodie"
88. Evelyn "Champagne" King “Love Come Down” RCA; 1982
See also: Evelyn Champagne King: "I'm in Love" / Mary Jane Girls: "In My House"
87. Tenor Saw “Ring the Alarm” Techniques; 1985
See also: Nitty Gritty: "Hog in a Minty" / Tenor Saw: "Golden Hen"
86. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” Elektra; 1988
See also: Suzanne Vega: "Luka" / Tracy Chapman: "Talkin' Bout a Revolution"
85. Luther Vandross “Never Too Much” Epic; 1981
See also: George Duke: "Reach Out" / Tatsuro Yamashita: "Love Talkin'"
84. Slayer “Angel of Death” Def Jam; 1986
See also: Slayer: "South of Heaven" / Slayer: "Raining Blood" / Napalm Death: "You Suffer"
83. My Bloody Valentine “You Made Me Realise” Creation; 1988
See also: Cocteau Twins: "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" / The Jesus and Mary Chain: "You Trip Me Up"
82. Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Mercury; 1985
See also: Culture Club: "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" / The Style Council: "Long Hot Summer"
81. Diana Ross “Upside Down” Motown; 1980
See also: Surface: "Falling In Love" / Chaka Khan: "I Feel 4 U"
80. Zapp “Computer Love” Warner Bros.; 1986
See also: The Gap Band: "Outstanding" / Pineapples: "Come on Closer"
79. Boogie Down Productions “South Bronx” B-Boy; 1986
See also: Boogie Down Productions: "My Philosophy" / Boogie Down Productions: "The Bridge Is Over"
78. The Specials “Ghost Town” 2 Tone; 1981
See also: Madness: "Our House" / Musical Youth: "Pass the Dutchie"
77. Metallica “Master of Puppets” Elektra; 1986
See also: Metallica: "Creeping Death" / Metallica: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
76. Fingers Inc. “Can You Feel It?” Trax; 1986
See also: Lil Louis: "French Kiss" / Mr. Fingers: "Washing Machine"
75. Black Flag “Rise Above” SST; 1981
See also: Black Flag: "My War" / Circle Jerks: "Wild In The Streets"
74. Dinosaur Jr. “Freak Scene” SST; 1988
See also: Dinosaur Jr.: "Little Fury Things"
73. Pixies “Debaser” Elektra; 1989
See also: Pixies: "Caribou" / Pixies: "Wave of Mutilation"
72. Bad Brains “Pay to Cum” Bad Brain; 1982
See also: Adolescents: "Amoeba" / Descendants: "Hope"
71. Bruce Springsteen “Atlantic City” Columbia; 1982
See also: Billy Bragg: "A New England" / Bruce Springsteen: "Brilliant Disguise"
70. Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” Bobcat; 1984
See also: Duran Duran: "The Chauffeur" / Section 25: "Looking from a Hilltop (Restructure)"
69. Prince “When You Were Mine” Warner Bros.; 1980
See also: Prince: "Dirty Mind" / Prince: "Pop Life"
68. Biz Markie “Just a Friend” Cold Chillin'; 1989
See also: Digital Underground: "Humpty Dance" / Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence: "Monster Jam"
67. Guns N' Roses “Sweet Child o' Mine” Geffen; 1987
See also: Guns N' Roses: "Patience" / Living Colour: "Cult of Personality"
66. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” Sire; 1987
See also: The Replacements: "I Will Dare" / The Replacements: "Swingin Party"
65. Echo & the Bunnymen “The Killing Moon” Korova; 1984
See also: Crowded House: "Don't Dream It's Over" / Echo & the Bunnymen: "The Cutter"
64. David Bowie “Let's Dance” EMI; 1983
See also: Gary Numan: "We Are Glass"
63. Stevie Nicks “Edge of Seventeen” Modern; 1982
See also: Fleetwood Mac: "Seven Wonders" / Stevie Nicks: "Stand Back"
62. Art of Noise “Moments in Love” ZTT; 1987
See also: Art of Noise: "Beat Box (Diversion One)" / Maze: "Twilight"
61. Gang Starr “DJ Premier in Deep Concentration” Wild Pitch; 1989
See also: Gang Starr: "Manifest" / Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"
60. ESG “Moody” C.T.; 1981
See also: ESG: "My Love For You" / ESG: "UFO"
59. Depeche Mode “Never Let Me Down Again” Mute; 1987
See also: Depeche Mode: "Everything Counts" / Depeche Mode: Strange Love
58. Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)” RCA; 1981
See also: The Police: "Every Breath You Take" / Wham!: "Everything She Wants"
57. Eric B. & Rakim “Follow the Leader” MCA; 1988
See also: Eric B & Rakim: "Microphone Fiend" / Eric B & Rakim: "I Ain't No Joke"
56. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Could You Be Loved” Island; 1980
See also: Bob Marley: "Redemption Song" / Sugar Minott: "Good Thing Going"
55. New Order “Ceremony” Factory; 1981
See also: Echo & the Bunnymen: "Lips Like Sugar" / Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: "Enola Gay"
54. Roxy Music “More Than This” Polydor/Warner Bros./E.G./Atco; 1982
See also: Grace Jones: "Love Is the Drug" / Roxy Music: "Avalon"
53. Kraftwerk “Computer Love” EMI/Warner Bros.; 1981
See also: Alexander Robotnick: "Problèmes d'Amour" / Kraftwerk: "Computer World" / Kraftwerk: "Tour De France"
52. The Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored” Silvertone; 1989
See also: The Stone Roses: "She Bangs the Drums" / The Stone Roses: "Fools Gold"
51. Bruce Springsteen “I'm on Fire” Columbia; 1985
See also: Bruce Springsteen: "The River" / Chris Isaak: "Wicked Game"
50. Madonna “Like a Prayer” Sire/Warner Bros.; 1989
See also: Madonna: "Like a Virgin" / Madonna: "Love Song" [ft. Prince]
49. Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance” Virgin; 1988
See also: Roxanne Shante: "Roxanne's Revenge" / Whodini: "Friends"
48. Janet Jackson “When I Think of You” A&M; 1986
See also: Janet Jackson: "The Pleasure Principle" / Gwen Guthrie: "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent"
47. Joy Division “Atmosphere” Factory; 1980
See also: Bauhaus: "She's in Parties" / New Order: "Procession"
46. The Jesus and Mary Chain “Just Like Honey” Blanco y Negro; 1985
See also: The Jesus and Mary Chain: "Head On" / Psychedelic Furs: "Love My Way"
45. De La Soul “Me, Myself and I” Tommy Boy; 1989
See also: De La Soul: "Potholes in My Lawn" / De La Soul: Ghetto Thang
44. Laurie Anderson “O Superman (For Massenet)” Warner Bros.; 1981
See also: Anne Clark: "Our Darkness" / Will Powers: "Adventures in Success"
43. New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle” Factory; 1986
See also: The Human League: "Don't You Want Me" / New Order: "The Perfect Kiss"
42. Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” RCA; 1983
See also: Eurythmics: "Here Comes the Rain Again" / Yaz: "Situation"
41. Guns N' Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” Geffen; 1987
See also: Danzig: "Mother" / Ozzy Osbourne: "Crazy Train"
40. The Cure “Close to Me” Fiction; 1985
See also: The Cure: "A Forest"
39. Cocteau Twins “Lorelei” 4AD; 1982
See also: Cocteau Twins: "Carolyn's Fingers" / Cocteau Twins: "Love's Easy Tears"
38. Salt-n-Pepa “Push It” Next Plateau/London; 1987
See also: J.J. Fad: "Supersonic" / MC Lyte: "Paper Thin"
37. Tom Tom Club “Genius of Love” Island/Sire/Warner Bros.; 1981
See also: Stacy Lattisaw: "Attack of the Name Game" / Tom Tom Club: "Wordy Rappinghood" / World Famous Supreme Team: "Hey DJ"
36. Michael Jackson “Human Nature” Epic; 1983
See also: Michael Jackson: "Let's Wait Awhile" [I'm assuming they meant Janet Jackson] / Wham!: "Careless Whisper"
35. Sade “The Sweetest Taboo” Epic/Portrait; 1985
See also: Sade: "Hang on to Your Love" / Sade: "Smooth Operator"
34. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force “Planet Rock” Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.; 1982
See also: Kraftwerk: "Numbers" / Mantronix: "Needle to the Groove"
33. Prince and the Revolution “I Would Die 4 U” Warner Bros.; 1984
See also: Prince: "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" / Prince: "Little Red Corvette"
32. N.W.A “Fuck tha Police” Priority/Ruthless; 1988
See also: D.O.C.: "It's Funky Enough" / Ice-T: "Colors"
31. Frankie Knuckles / Jamie Principle “Your Love” Trax; 1987
See also: Adonis: "No Way Back" / Marshall Jefferson: "Move Your Body"
30. Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump” Capitol; 1989
See also: Beastie Boys: "Hey Ladies"
29. Diana Ross “I'm Coming Out” Motown; 1980
See also: Inner Life: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (The Garage Version)" / Sister Sledge: "Lost in Music [Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix]"
28. Kate Bush “Hounds of Love” EMI; 1986
See also: Kate Bush: "Breathing" / Kate Bush: "Suspended in Gaffa"
27. Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” A&M; 1989
See also: Fonda Rae: "Touch Me" / Janet Jackson: "Rhythm Nation"
26. Public Enemy “Bring the Noise” Def Jam; 1987
See also: Geto Boys: "Mind of a Lunatic" / Public Enemy: "Rebel Without a Pause"
25. New Order “Temptation” Factory; 1982
See also: The Cure: "Primary" / New Order: "Everything's Gone Green"
24. Pixies “Where Is My Mind?” Rough Trade; 1988
See also: Pixies: "Here Comes Your Man" / Pixies: "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
23. Slick Rick “Children's Story” Def Jam/Columbia; 1988
See also: Slick Rick: "Hey Young World" / Slick Rick: "Mona Lisa"
22. Talking Heads “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” Sire; 1983
See also: Talking Heads: "And She Was" / Talking Heads: "Road to Nowhere"
21. Prince and the Revolution “Kiss” Paisley Park; 1986
See also: Prince: "If I Was Your Girlfriend" / Prince: "Raspberry Beret"
20. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” Arista; 1987
See also: Whitney Houston: "Saving All My Love for You" / Whitney Houston: "So Emotional"
19. Eric B. & Rakim “Paid in Full” / ”Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness Mix)” 4th & B'way; 1987
See also: Eric B & Rakim: "Eric B. Is President" / Eric B & Rakim: "I Know You Got Soul"
18. Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” Columbia; 1982
See also: Leon Ware: "Rockin' You Eternally" / Sylvia Striplin: "You Can't Turn Me Away"
17. Madonna “Into the Groove” Sire/Warner Bros.; 1985
See also: Madonna: "Burning Up" / Madonna: "Think of Me"
16. Fugazi “Waiting Room” Dischord; 1988
See also: Fugazi: "Suggestion" / Minor Threat: "Minor Threat"
15. Sonic Youth “Teen Age Riot” Enigma/Blast First; 1988
See also: Sonic Youth: "Death Valley '69" / Sonic Youth: "Schizophrenia"
14. The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” WEA; 1986
See also: Morrissey: "Everyday Is Like Sunday" / The Smiths: "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side"
13. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” Epic; 1983
See also: Michael Jackson: "Baby Be Mine" / Michael Jackson: "Beat It"
12. The Cure “Just Like Heaven” Fiction; 1987
See also: The Cure: "In Between Days"
11. Prince and the Revolution “When Doves Cry” Warner Bros.; 1984
See also: Prince: "Controversy" / The Time: "Jungle Love"
10. The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” Rough Trade/Sire; 1984
See also: The Smiths: "Bigmouth Strikes Again" / The Smiths: "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
9. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “The Message” Sugar Hill; 1982
See also: Kurtis Blow: "The Breaks" / Treacherous Three: "The New Rap Language"
8. Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime” Sire; 1981
See also: Brian Eno & David Byrne: "The Jezebel Spirit" / Talking Heads: "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)"
7. Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart” Factory; 1980
See also: Joy Division: "Atrocity Exhibition" / Joy Division: "Isolation"
6. Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” EMI; 1985
See also: Kate Bush: "Cloudbusting" / Kate Bush: "This Woman's Work"
5. Public Enemy “Fight the Power” Motown; 1989
See also: Public Enemy: "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" / Public Enemy: "Don't Believe the Hype"
4. New Order “Blue Monday” Factory; 1983
See also: New Order: "True Faith" / New Order: "Age of Consent"
3. N.W.A “Straight Outta Compton” Ruthless/Priority; 1988
See also: N.W.A: "Express Yourself" / N.W.A: "Gangsta Gangsta"
2. Michael Jackson “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'” Epic; 1983
See also: Michael Jackson: "Smooth Criminal" / Michael Jackson: "Thriller"
1. Prince and the Revolution “Purple Rain” Warner Bros.; 1984
See also: Prince: "Let's Go Crazy" / Prince: "The Beautiful Ones"

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

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Thanks, Sweepstakes Ron!

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Wow, that's a lot more songs!!
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Thanks for bringing that to attention, Ron. :)

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Postby Henrik » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:37 pm

23 more songs that will be added to AM!

A Number Of Names | Sharevari
ABC | Be Near Me
Bauhaus | She's in Parties
The Cure | Primary
The Dicks | The Dicks Hate the Police
Fleetwood Mac | Seven Wonders
Grace Jones | Love Is a Drug
Grace Jones | Warm Leatherette
J.J. Fad | Supersonic
John Holt | Police in Helicopter
Jungle Brothers | What U Waitin' 4
Mary Jane Girls | All Night Long
MC Lyte | Paper Thin
Napalm Death | You Suffer
New Order | Procession
Paul McCartney | Temporary Secretary
Quincy Jones | Ai No Corrida
The Replacements | Swingin' Party
Sade | Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Slayer | South Of Heaven
Television Personalities | This Angry Silence
Virgo | Never Want to Lose You
Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar | Ouadjour/Wadiour
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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Pierre » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:42 pm

Henrik wrote:Napalm Death | You Suffer


8-) I mean... Well, I don't know what to say. It's a notable record for sure because of its length... But...

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:52 pm

Pierre wrote:
Henrik wrote:Napalm Death | You Suffer


8-) I mean... Well, I don't know what to say. It's a notable record for sure because of its length... But...


Hey, at least it doesn't overstay its welcome! :D

Was there another list that it appeared on?
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Henrik wrote:Quincy Jones | Ai No Corrida
Sade | Love Is Stronger Than Pride

Great!

Too bad "Baby be Mine" (MJ) has not yet been added.

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Bruno wrote:Too bad "Baby be Mine" (MJ) has not yet been added.


Personally, the one Jackson song which absence baffled me the most for all these years was "The Way You Make Me Feel", and I'm delighted to know it will be added in the future. The two last songs I like by Michael that are not added are "History (Tony Moran's History Lesson Mix)" (but I perceive it as a guilty pleasure, so I don't mind that much), and "Behind the Mask" (which, on the contrary, I would like to see added).

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:10 pm

Henrik wrote:23 more songs that will be added to AM!

Napalm Death | You Suffer


If anyone out there is unfamiliar with Napalm Death, this is an extraordinary addition. And I don't necessarily mean "great", but instead mean "totally bizarre". And why is this, you ask?

It's because "You Suffer" is set to become the shortest song ranked or bubbling on AM.

And exactly how short is "You Suffer"?

Exactly 1 second long.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Bruno » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:22 pm

Pierre wrote:
Bruno wrote:Too bad "Baby be Mine" (MJ) has not yet been added.


Personally, the one Jackson song which absence baffled me the most for all these years was "The Way You Make Me Feel", and I'm delighted to know it will be added in the future. The two last songs I like by Michael that are not added are "History (Tony Moran's History Lesson Mix)" (but I perceive it as a guilty pleasure, so I don't mind that much), and "Behind the Mask" (which, on the contrary, I would like to see added).

Oh, yeah. I cited "Baby Be Mine" because it was mentioned in that list.

You're right about "The Way You Make Me Feel", great song. Other songs that I miss in the AM: "Who is It", "Earth Song", "Dirty Diana", "You Are Not Alone", "They Don't Care About Us" and "Jam".

"Behind The Mask", "You Rock My World" and "Butterflies" are also good songs.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

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Bruno wrote:
Pierre wrote:
Bruno wrote:Too bad "Baby be Mine" (MJ) has not yet been added.


Personally, the one Jackson song which absence baffled me the most for all these years was "The Way You Make Me Feel", and I'm delighted to know it will be added in the future. The two last songs I like by Michael that are not added are "History (Tony Moran's History Lesson Mix)" (but I perceive it as a guilty pleasure, so I don't mind that much), and "Behind the Mask" (which, on the contrary, I would like to see added).

Oh, yeah. I cited "Baby Be Mine" because it was mentioned in that list.

You're right about "The Way You Make Me Feel", great song. Other songs that I miss in the AM: "Who is It", "Earth Song", "Dirty Diana", "You Are Not Alone", "They Don't Care About Us" and "Jam".

"Behind The Mask", "You Rock My World" and "Butterflies" are also good songs.


Ah, I forgot about "Jam". I like that song too.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Bruno » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:24 pm

Pierre wrote:Ah, I forgot about "Jam". I like that song too.

Yep, I hope that one day "Dangerous" (album) get better placement in the AM.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby JR » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:32 pm

Something to keep in mind is that "later singles" often don't get the acclaim/recognition that earlier singles from an album enjoy. Especially with acts that were known to release a lot of singles from an album (Michael Jackson, especially, with the albums from 1982-1991).

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Henrik » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Pierre wrote:
Henrik wrote:Napalm Death | You Suffer


8-) I mean... Well, I don't know what to say. It's a notable record for sure because of its length... But...


Hey, at least it doesn't overstay its welcome! :D

Was there another list that it appeared on?

It also appeared on Q's list of 1010 Songs You Must Own, in the category "Short and to the point"...

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Nassim » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:34 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:See also: Dead Kennedys: "California Uber Alles" [This song is no longer listed in the article...]


It reappeared in the 70s list, which makes sense as it's a 79 song.

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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Henrik » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:05 pm

Henrik wrote:23 more songs that will be added to AM!

A Number Of Names | Sharevari
ABC | Be Near Me
Bauhaus | She's in Parties
The Cure | Primary
The Dicks | The Dicks Hate the Police
Fleetwood Mac | Seven Wonders
Grace Jones | Love Is a Drug
Grace Jones | Warm Leatherette
J.J. Fad | Supersonic
John Holt | Police in Helicopter
Jungle Brothers | What U Waitin' 4
Mary Jane Girls | All Night Long
MC Lyte | Paper Thin
Napalm Death | You Suffer
New Order | Procession
Paul McCartney | Temporary Secretary
Quincy Jones | Ai No Corrida
The Replacements | Swingin' Party
Sade | Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Slayer | South Of Heaven
Television Personalities | This Angry Silence
Virgo | Never Want to Lose You
Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar | Ouadjour/Wadiour

If someone could make a Spotify list of these songs that would be great!
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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:06 pm

Henrik wrote:
Henrik wrote:23 more songs that will be added to AM!

A Number Of Names | Sharevari
ABC | Be Near Me
Bauhaus | She's in Parties
The Cure | Primary
The Dicks | The Dicks Hate the Police
Fleetwood Mac | Seven Wonders
Grace Jones | Love Is a Drug
Grace Jones | Warm Leatherette
J.J. Fad | Supersonic
John Holt | Police in Helicopter
Jungle Brothers | What U Waitin' 4
Mary Jane Girls | All Night Long
MC Lyte | Paper Thin
Napalm Death | You Suffer
New Order | Procession
Paul McCartney | Temporary Secretary
Quincy Jones | Ai No Corrida
The Replacements | Swingin' Party
Sade | Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Slayer | South Of Heaven
Television Personalities | This Angry Silence
Virgo | Never Want to Lose You
Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar | Ouadjour/Wadiour

If someone could make a Spotify list of these songs that would be great!


On it!
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Re: Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:25 pm



I could not find "Wadiour" but the rest are there.
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