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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:40 pm

[27] Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again

Points: 0.765, W/L Pct: 67.30%

Finished #13 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 348, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.60

So baby talk to me, like lovers do:

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Live in Phoenix (19/300)
rumpdoll (25/292)
Moonbeam (30/300)

Tearing me apart like a new emotion:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:40 pm

[26] Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - The Message

Points: 0.770, W/L Pct: 67.43%

Finished #2 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 3, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 10

Polarization Index: 26.42

God is smilin' on you:

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Myself (1/300)
sonofsamiam (1/300)
Dexter (2/300)
Henrik (3/300)
Elder (4/300)
Hymie (6/300)
Cold Butterfly (1/30)
Listyguy (20/300)
Craig (27/300)

Your eyes will sing a song called deep hate:

DaveC (246/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:41 pm

[25] U2 - New Year's Day

Points: 0.810, W/L Pct: 68.14%

Finished #7 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 83, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 52

Polarization Index: 21.79

I want to be with you, be with you, night and day:

Live in Phoenix (3/300)
Myself (9/300)
Chris K (17/300)
DaveC (18/300)
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Gold is the reason for the wars we wage:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:42 pm

[24] Prince - Little Red Corvette

Points: 0.814, W/L Pct: 68.30%

Finished #3 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 21, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 56

Polarization Index: 22.84

There are some things U do 2 me, that leave me in a velvet sweat:

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Dexter (9/300)
The_Claw (10/300)
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You had a pocket full of horses, Trojans and some of them used:

Henrik (259/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:42 pm

[23] Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot

Points: 0.818, W/L Pct: 68.57%

Finished #3 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 37, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 20

Polarization Index: 28.36

Got a Foghorn and a drum and a hammer that's rockin':

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Craig (7/300)
Myself (16/300)
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sonofsamiam (29/300)

Say it, don't spray it:

StevieFan13 (246/249)
Fred (18/20)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:43 pm

[22] Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Points: 0.822, W/L Pct: 68.41%

Finished #1 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 112, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 22

Polarization Index: 24.42

I had a feeling that I could be someone:

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nicolas (16/300)
Listyguy (23/300)
Moonbeam (25/300)

I got no plans, I ain't going nowhere:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm

[21] Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Points: 0.833, W/L Pct: 68.70%

Finished #5 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 51, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 18

Polarization Index: 25.71

Who am I to disagree?:

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Moonbeam (1/300)
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Neil (12/300)
Romain (14/300)
Elder (16/300)
Henry (19/300)
Henrik (20/300)
nicolas (21/300)
Dan (23/300)

Some of them want to abuse you:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by babydoll » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:46 pm

I am so unbelievably proud of Eurythmics right now. The song didn't even make the top ten of the year!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:51 pm

I have to say, it's awesome to see Eurythmics place 2 songs in the top 30. I think they tend to get lost in the shuffle among synthpop acts, but I truly believe they are the cream of that crop.

The placement of "Here Comes the Rain Again", in particular, is the delight of the poll for me! You might bring up that the scoring system this time is different, but even using the scoring system used for the 00s poll (I couldn't find it for the 90s poll but assume it is the same), "Here Comes the Rain Again" would place at #42 (and "Sweet Dreams" at #17). I'll present this alternate list at the end.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:51 pm

babydoll wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:46 pm
I am so unbelievably proud of Eurythmics right now. The song didn't even make the top ten of the year!
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:26 am

[20] The La's - There She Goes

Points: 0.839, W/L Pct: 68.79%

Finished #5 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 18, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 32

Polarization Index: 23.79

And I just can't contain, this feelin' that remains:

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Racin' through my brain:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:26 am

[19] Bob Marley and the Wailers - Redemption Song

Points: 0.858, W/L Pct: 69.20%

Finished #3 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 71, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 46

Polarization Index: 25.19

But my hand was made strong by the hand of the Almighty:

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The_Claw (4/300)
Dexter (7/300)
DaveC (11/300)
Rob (14/300)
Elder (20/300)
Listyguy (30/300)

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery:

Moonbeam (287/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am

[18] Pixies - Where Is My Mind?

Points: 0.917, W/L Pct: 70.50%

Finished #2 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 29, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 43

Polarization Index: 25.17

Try this trick and spin it, yeah:

Craig (1/300)
andyd1010 (9/300)
DaveC (9/300)
Chris K (12/300)
CupOfDreams (25/300)

Your head will collapse, but there's nothing in it:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am

[17] David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

Points: 0.919, W/L Pct: 70.55%

Finished #4 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 43, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 9

Polarization Index: 25.19

I've loved all I've needed, love:

Dan (6/300)
nicolas (7/300)
Andre (12/300)
ordinaryperson (11/169)
Chris K (23/300)
The_Claw (23/300)
Romain (26/300)
Brad (28/300)
Craig (30/300)
Henrik (30/300)

Hitting an all-time low:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:28 am

[16] Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

Points: 0.928, W/L Pct: 70.65%

Finished #4 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 49, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 44

Polarization Index: 23.46

Your sky all hung with jewels:

Neil (6/300)
Bang Jan (14/300)
CupOfDreams (14/300)
Chris K (20/300)
andyd1010 (21/300)
mileswide (21/300)
sonofsamiam (23/300)

Too late to beg you or cancel it:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:36 am

[15] Madonna - Like a Prayer

Points: 0.957, W/L Pct: 71.07%

Finished #2 in the 1989 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 17, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 25

Polarization Index: 23.23

Just like a muse to me:

Elder (1/300)
Dan (2/300)
mileswide (3/300)
FrankLotion (7/198)
SL3 (15/300)
andyd1010 (17/300)
Myself (19/300)
StevieFan13 (19/249)
Dexter (24/300)
Neil (25/300)

Oh God, I think I'm falling:

Andre (T151/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 am

[14] U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Points: 0.977, W/L Pct: 71.51%

Finished #3 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 19, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 7

Polarization Index: 20.93

We can be as one tonight:

Listyguy (3/300)
Craig (4/300)
Dan (5/300)
andyd1010 (7/300)
bonnielaurel (10/300)
Henry (13/300)
Dexter (19/300)

Make it go away:

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Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:38 am

[13] Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Points: 1.020, W/L Pct: 72.33%

Finished #1 in the 1981 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 16, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 24

Polarization Index: 22.90

Touch me baby:

Hymie (1/300)
Romain (11/300)
Live in Phoenix (13/300)
andyd1010 (15/300)
Neil (15/300)
Dan (16/300)
Listyguy (17/300)
nicolas (18/300)
phil (22/300)
Henry (30/300)

I've got to get away from the pain that you drive into the heart of me:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:50 am

[12] Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Points: 1.068, W/L Pct: 73.31%

Finished #3 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 9, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 5

Polarization Index: 23.81

Reminds me of childhood memories:

Listyguy (1/300)
maverick470 (1/246)
andyd1010 (2/300)
nicolas (2/300)
Rob (2/300)
Dexter (6/300)
rumpdoll (8/292)
Craig (11/300)
Chris K (13/300)

I'd probably break down and cry:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:51 am

[11] The Cure - A Forest

Points: 1.095, W/L Pct: 73.9%

Finished #5 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 98, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 35

Polarization Index: 26.06

Just follow your eyes:

CupOfDreams (5/300)
Nassim (5/300)
Moonbeam (6/300)
phil (9/300)
The_Claw (12/300)
DaveC (14/300)
Henrik (14/300)
rumpdoll (20/292)
Craig (22/300)
Myself (24/300)
nicolas (24/300)
bonnielaurel (26/300)
SL3 (26/300)

I'm running towards nothing:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 am

Just 10 left! Feel free to have a guess of the order on the prediction thread. The final 10 will be revealed tomorrow.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Henrik » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:12 pm

Fantastic result for ”A Forest”, with 13 voters in the top decile!
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Post by Henrik » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:14 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am
[17] David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

Hitting an all-time low:

FrankLotion (178/198)
Not an easy time for you, FrankLotion! :D
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Romain » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:37 pm

Henrik wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Fantastic result for ”A Forest”, with 13 voters in the top decile!
Frankly, I'm not surprised, it's while listening to these 300 songs in a row that I really realized the incredible musical quality of The Cure.
The "low" rank of Lullaby is much more surprising to me. But I think it's one of those bands where there's a big difference in the appreciation of the best songs between countries.

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Post by Henrik » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:16 pm

Romain wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:37 pm
The "low" rank of Lullaby is much more surprising to me. But I think it's one of those bands where there's a big difference in the appreciation of the best songs between countries.
My number one. :( But I’m very satisfied with The Cure’s results overall, so I’m not complaining.
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Post by mileswide » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:41 pm

There's an argument to be made for The Cure being the great singles band. That run from Boys Don't Cry in 1979 to Friday I'm in Love in 1993 is extraordinary.

I've just had a pang of déjà vu, I may have already said the above sentiment on the forum before :oops:
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Andre » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:45 pm

Here Comes The Rain Again at #27: Really great.
Sweet Dreams only at #21: That song really deserves a top 10 spot, it is simply amazing...
The La's at #20: Saw them live, probably the worst live concert I have ever witnessed. Better listen to the CD instead.

For the top 10, I guess love will tear us apart when doves cry. Once in a lifetime you will have purple rain on a blue monday ...
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:48 pm

[10] New Order - Blue Monday

Points: 1.115, W/L Pct: 74.18%

Finished #1 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 5, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 12

Polarization Index: 24.39

I'd be a heavenly person today:

Neil (1/300)
Elder (7/300)
The_Claw (13/300)
Dexter (14/300)
Moonbeam (15/300)
Craig (17/300)
babydoll (19/300)
Dan (22/300)
FrankLotion (16/198)
Henrik (28/300)
Andre (29/300)
Bang Jan (30/300)

How does it feel when your heart grows cold?:

Fred (20/20)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:48 pm

[9] Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime

Points: 1.173, W/L Pct: 75.25%

Finished #2 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 7, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 6

Polarization Index: 21.77

And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife:

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Craig (12/300)
Andre (18/300)
rumpdoll (23/292)
ordinaryperson (14/169)
Live in Phoenix (25/300)
FrankLotion (17/198)
nicolas (30/300)
Cold Butterfly (3/30)

This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!:

Moonbeam (269/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Andre » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:52 pm

Same as it ever was!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by andyd1010 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 pm

No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections.

New Year's Day - babydoll
The Killing Moon - FrankLotion
Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide
Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam

Explain yourselves!

And the most polarizing song in the top 30 (at least so far) is Teen Age Riot. I don't hate it, but I don't see what makes it great either, so I'm curious for an explanation in its defense.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:24 pm

andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 pm
No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections.

New Year's Day - babydoll
The Killing Moon - FrankLotion
Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide
Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam

Explain yourselves!

And the most polarizing song in the top 30 (at least so far) is Teen Age Riot. I don't hate it, but I don't see what makes it great either, so I'm curious for an explanation in its defense.
Yeah, it's weird with "Once in a Lifetime". It's such a big song for them, and its prominence actually made me wary of giving Talking Heads a go for a long time. Something about it just sounds jarring to me. I can see that it's cool, but my feelings are mixed. It's my least favorite song on Remain in Light by quite some distance!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Andre » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:31 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:24 pm
It's my least favorite song on Remain in Light by quite some distance!
I agree, Remain in Light is my favorite album of all time, but would even be better without Once in a Lifetime.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by FrankLotion » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:02 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 pm
No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections.

New Year's Day - babydoll
The Killing Moon - FrankLotion
Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide
Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam

Explain yourselves!

And the most polarizing song in the top 30 (at least so far) is Teen Age Riot. I don't hate it, but I don't see what makes it great either, so I'm curious for an explanation in its defense.
Lol not much to explain, I find the Killing Moon to be quite good (much superior to the 100 songs I didn’t rank). I may just haven’t listened to it enough to really sink into it.

As for Teen Age Riot...it’s personally my favorite of the decade but I understand that it’s for completely subjective reasoning. In a similar way to how MoonBeam has described his experiences listening to Prince and Eurythmics, listening to this song evokes an incredible blast of colors and textures in my brain that’s hard to describe. That, and I just find the track so incredibly cathartic and stress relieving.

Plus, it’s just very very fun to play on drums and guitar. :music-guitarred:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:43 am

[8] Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain

Points: 1.197, W/L Pct: 75.62%

Finished #3 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 15, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 17

Polarization Index: 25.04

I only wanted to one time to see you laughing:

Romain (2/300)
sonofsamiam (2/300)
maverick470 (2/246)
FrankLotion (3/198)
babydoll (5/300)
Chris K (5/300)
Dexter (5/300)
The_Claw (6/300)
Rob (12/300)
bonnielaurel (17/300)
DaveC (20/300)
StevieFan13 (21/249)
CupOfDreams (28/300)
Elder (28/300)
Bang Jan (29/300)

It's such a shame our friendship had to end:

Live in Phoenix (227/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:43 am

[7] The Cure - Just Like Heaven

Points: 1.200, W/L Pct: 75.51%

Finished #2 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 36, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 33

Polarization Index: 22.23

You're just like a dream:

StevieFan13 (1/249)
BryanBehar (6/300)
Listyguy (6/300)
Chris K (8/300)
Dan (10/300)
phil (13/300)
Dexter (21/300)
mileswide (22/300)
Neil (27/300)
andyd1010 (30/300)

Found myself alone, alone, alone above a raging sea:

bonnielaurel (237/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by babydoll » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:49 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 pm
No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections.

New Year's Day - babydoll
The Killing Moon - FrankLotion
Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide
Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam

Explain yourselves!
I never did think U2 were particularly interesting in terms of singles. I prefer listening to them in the album format.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:34 am

[6] Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

Points: 1.383, W/L Pct: 78.61%

Finished #1 in the 1985 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 34, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 11

Polarization Index: 19.29

There is thunder in our hearts:

Elder (6/300)
StevieFan13 (5/249)
CupOfDreams (7/300)
Myself (10/300)
Dexter (15/300)
Chris K (22/300)
SL3 (22/300)
babydoll (23/300)
ordinaryperson (13/169)
rumpdoll (24/292)
Live in Phoenix (26/300)
sonofsamiam (27/300)

I'm tearing you asunder:

BryanBehar (T149/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:35 am

[5] The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

Points: 1.424, W/L Pct: 79.57%

Finished #2 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 8, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 8

Polarization Index: 22.67

You could meet somebody who really loves you:

Chris K (2/300)
Craig (2/300)
CupOfDreams (3/300)
maverick470 (4/246)
babydoll (7/300)
phil (8/300)
StevieFan13 (7/249)
Nassim (9/300)
mileswide (13/300)
Andre (17/300)
Neil (22/300)
Bang Jan (23/300)
Elder (24/300)
SL3 (27/300)
The_Claw (28/300)
Myself (29/300)

You go home and you cry and you want to die:

bonnielaurel (245/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:45 am

[4] Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Points: 1.444, W/L Pct: 79.77%

Finished #1 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 1, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 3

Polarization Index: 21.58

There's still this appeal that we've kept through our lives:

Myself (2/300)
Craig (3/300)
Rob (3/300)
phil (5/300)
Chris K (6/300)
DaveC (6/300)
The_Claw (8/300)
Dan (12/300)
Dexter (12/300)
Romain (15/300)
CupOfDreams (18/300)
Andre (22/300)
SL3 (23/300)
FrankLotion (18/198)
Elder (29/300)
Neil (30/300)

Resentment rides high:

Cold Butterfly (24/30)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Nassim » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:15 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:16 pm
[78] The Cure - Lullaby

I will only love you more:
Henrik (1/300)
Nassim (1/300)
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Henrik » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:46 am

Nassim wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:15 am
Moonbeam wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:16 pm
[78] The Cure - Lullaby

I will only love you more:
Henrik (1/300)
Nassim (1/300)
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:romance-kisscheek:
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:57 am

[3] Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Points: 1.637, W/L Pct: 82.65%

Finished #1 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 2, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 1

Polarization Index: 21.66

The smell of sweet perfume:

babydoll (1/300)
Dan (1/300)
Dexter (1/300)
Henrik (2/300)
andyd1010 (3/300)
Hymie (4/300)
Live in Phoenix (7/300)
FrankLotion (5/198)
bonnielaurel (8/300)
Henry (8/300)
Craig (10/300)
nicolas (10/300)
DaveC (16/300)
Neil (18/300)
The_Claw (18/300)
maverick470 (17/246)
sonofsamiam (28/300)

Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts:

ordinaryperson (139/169)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by mileswide » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:15 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 pm
No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections.

New Year's Day - babydoll
The Killing Moon - FrankLotion
Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide
Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam

Explain yourselves!
I've never particularly liked anything by GNR (though Paradise City and Welcome to the Jungle create an engagingly seedy atmosphere that feels distinctive to them at least), their guitarist was bored recording SCoM and the singer forgets the words (taken from his poem) halfway through! Such a lack of care I cannot abide!

Well, I'd probably hail the improvisation and creativity from inauspicious beginnings if it was a song I liked but I just find it grating. I can see why people like it (it's a heartfelt love song that rocks and isn't sappy or unrealistic) and, with all those prominent 'i' sounds (smile, reminds, sky, cry), I'd probably love it if it had ended up on Definitely Maybe!

As for the upcoming top 2, I'm relaxed-- I prefer the band that's involved but I prefer the solo singer's song, either deserve the glory :happy-partydance:
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:39 am

[2] The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Points: 1.847, W/L Pct: 85.40%

Finished #1 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 6, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 4

Polarization Index: 17.59

The pleasure, the privilege is mine:

phil (1/300)
The_Claw (2/300)
StevieFan13 (2/249)
DaveC (3/300)
Elder (5/300)
andyd1010 (8/300)
Craig (8/300)
Dan (11/300)
Andre (15/300)
FrankLotion (10/198)
Rob (17/300)
sonofsamiam (19/300)
Listyguy (22/300)
nicolas (23/300)
Bang Jan (28/300)
Neil (28/300)
BryanBehar (30/300)

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care:

bonnielaurel (258/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 am

[1] Prince and the Revolution - When Doves Cry

Points: 1.973, W/L Pct: 86.65%

Finished #1 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 4, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 2

Polarization Index: 13.75

Dig if you will the picture, of you and I engaged in a kiss:

Live in Phoenix (1/300)
Myself (3/300)
phil (3/300)
Dexter (4/300)
Nassim (4/300)
nicolas (5/300)
Romain (7/300)
StevieFan13 (6/249)
Dan (8/300)
FrankLotion (6/198)
Hymie (16/300)
Listyguy (16/300)
Craig (20/300)
CupOfDreams (22/300)
BryanBehar (25/300)
Andre (26/300)
ordinaryperson (15/169)
babydoll (27/300)
Henry (27/300)
Moonbeam (28/300)

Maybe you're just like my mother, she's never satisfied:

Brad (186/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Romain » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:54 am

Happy Moonbeam is happy!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:55 am

Romain wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:54 am
Happy Moonbeam is happy!
:happy-partydance: Now if we can only get "1999" to take the crown! :mrgreen:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:55 am

I'll post some member stats tomorrow, and then take a little break before the album results.

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