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(Buzzfeed)   Careless Whisper was released in 1984; ergo, it's 30 years old. And here are more songs that are turning thirty, ensuring you'll be depressed by list's end   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2014-08-09 05:16:06 PM  
Some of them are older than 30.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-09 05:17:11 PM  
It was just a few years ago I was in high school and this guy said, hey listen to this and tell me what you think. The song was "Careless Whisper." I liked it. Fellow nearly-normal pop star Michael Jackson was also on the charts around that time. JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, I said.
 
2014-08-09 05:25:30 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Some of them are older than 30.


This. KROQ played 99 Luftballons to death during the summer of 1983.
 
2014-08-09 07:39:15 PM  
 
2014-08-09 07:45:11 PM  
Bands founded in 1984:

Big Audio Dynamite
KMFDM
Dinosaur Jr
Living Colour
Mantronix
The Offspring
Primus
Soundgarden
Yo La Tengo

/why yes I am quite bored this afternoon
 
2014-08-09 07:48:43 PM  
84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college
 
2014-08-09 07:50:19 PM  
Meh, got my years off a little on some of those......
 
2014-08-09 08:28:06 PM  
Freddie in "I Want to Break Free" is just awesome video.
 
2014-08-09 08:31:08 PM  

Lorelle: JoieD'Zen: Some of them are older than 30.

This. KROQ played 99 Luftballons to death during the summer of 1983.


I think I blew the speakers on my stereo turning the bass down when this song came on.

Also, the Purple Rain album was 1984. When the Doves Cry, Purple Rain, I Would Die 4 U, Let's Go Crazy, etc. The Beautiful Ones is still an all-time favorite of mine, too. Very underrated song.  As was the movie...great story, terrible dialog and awful acting. Put a real script writer with some talented actors and you'd have a major hit if it was remade. But Prince would never allow it.
 
2014-08-09 08:32:09 PM  

Demetrius: Freddie in "I Want to Break Free" is just awesome video.


And a working link for the video if you're in the US instead of the BF link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRdo7WXTVoM
 
2014-08-09 08:48:23 PM  
People still want to listen to them.  So what?

That Paul McCartney one didn't make a dent left of the Atlantic.  I do remember No More Lonely Nights & that weird movie it was from, though.

Borderline & Lucky Star still get me going, even if I don't like Madge as a person.
 
2014-08-09 08:57:16 PM  
Just pretend that it's a remake of an old classic - now I don't you don't have to feel so old.
 
2014-08-09 08:57:33 PM  

basemetal: 84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college


London Calling is 1979.

Don Henley's Building the Perfect Beast, however is from 1984.
 
2014-08-09 08:59:43 PM  

basemetal: 84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college


London Calling came out in 1979/80.  It was named Best Album in both the '70s and the '80s due to its release in the UK in late '79 and the US and other places in Jan '80
 
2014-08-09 08:59:56 PM  
Didn't autobahn have a hit in '84?
 
2014-08-09 09:05:21 PM  
CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 8/4/84

#40 "WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES" - Night Ranger
#39 "LEAVE A TENDER MOMENT ALONE" - Billy Joel
#38 "10-9-8" - Face To Face
#37 "DYNAMITE" - Jermaine Jackson
#36 "ALL OF YOU" - Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross
#35 "THE REFLEX" - Duran Duran
#34 "SHE BOP" - Cyndi Lauper
#33 "THE WARRIOR" - Scandal f/Patty Smyth
#32 "TURN TO YOU" - The Go-Go's
#31 "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE" - Sheila E.
#30 "ALIBIS" - Sergio Mendes
#29 "IF THIS IS IT" - Huey Lewis & The News
#28 "LIGHTS OUT" - Peter Wolf
#27 "ROMANCING THE STONE" - Eddy Grant
#26 "ROCK ME TONITE" - Billy Squier
#25 "SEXY GIRL" - Glenn Frey
#24 "SHE'S MINE" - Steve Perry
#23 "MISSING YOU" - John Waite
#22 "I'M FREE (HEAVEN HELPS THE MAN)" - Kenny Loggins
#21 "SELF CONTROL" - Laura Branigan
#20 "MAGIC" - The Cars
#19 "ROUND AND ROUND" - Ratt
#18 "ALMOST PARADISE...LOVE THEME FROM FOOTLOOSE" - Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
#17 "SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT" - Corey Hart
#16 "PANAMA" - Van Halen
#15 "IF EVER YOU'RE IN MY ARMS AGAIN" - Peabo Bryson
#14 "DOCTOR! DOCTOR!" - The Thompson Twins
#13 "JUMP (FOR MY LOVE)" - The Pointer Sisters
#12 "LEGS" - ZZ Top
#11 "EYES WITHOUT A FACE" - Billy Idol
#10 "I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU" - Dan Hartman
#9 "BREAKIN'...THERE'S NO STOPPING US" - Ollie & Jerry
#8 "STUCK ON YOU" - Lionel Richie
#7 "SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH)" - Elton John
#6 "INFATUATION" - Rod Stewart
#5 "WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT" - Tina Turner
#4 "DANCING IN THE DARK" - Bruce Springsteen
#3 "STATE OF SHOCK" - The Jacksons f/Mick Jagger
#2 "GHOSTBUSTERS" - Ray Parker, Jr.

#1 "WHEN DOVES CRY" - Prince
 
2014-08-09 09:06:32 PM  
 
2014-08-09 09:08:37 PM  
This list was George Micheal-centric. 3 songs by either him or Wham.
/Now, my lawn, remove yourself from it.
 
2014-08-09 09:10:55 PM  

feanorn: Just pretend that it's a remake of an old classic - now I don't you don't have to feel so old.


Not bad. I'm a fan of the Richard Cheese version, though.
 
2014-08-09 09:12:11 PM  

Catlenfell: This list was George Micheal-centric. 3 songs by either him or Wham.



That ain't workin'.
 
2014-08-09 09:12:23 PM  

fusillade762: [thewoebegonewoods.files.wordpress.com image 452x452]

The Top 100 Songs of 1984


Buzzzz.  Wrong.

The best song of 1984 EVARRRR!!!111ONEONEELEVENTY  \m/
 
2014-08-09 09:15:11 PM  

fusillade762: Sinbox: Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

We played the shiat out of that cassette in high school. Get drunk and drive around in my buddies Datsun 1200 and scream the lyrics at the top of our lungs. Good times.


Sounds fun.

I *gulp* matured and realized that punk wasn't everything and that good music was to be found in many different genres. But those exclusively punk years. Oh yeah.
 
2014-08-09 09:17:21 PM  

fusillade762: [thewoebegonewoods.files.wordpress.com image 452x452]

The Top 100 Songs of 1984


Interesting (to perhaps only me), that site has Careless Whisper as the #1 song of 1985.

I say interesting, because I recognized the other 99 songs in the top 100 for 1985, except for Careless Whisper.

So I search the song out.  Of course I recognize the song, but apparently didn't know the title for 30 years.
 
2014-08-09 09:17:46 PM  
Born in '83.

/Seether's version is better
//and I hate Seether
 
2014-08-09 09:20:52 PM  
 
2014-08-09 09:25:06 PM  

basemetal: 84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college


Joshua was 87, Purple Rain 85 ect ect.
 
2014-08-09 09:30:19 PM  

Mole Man: basemetal: 84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college

Joshua was 87, Purple Rain 85 ect ect.


No, he's correct about Purple Rain. Synchronicity was 1983, and he's already been corrected about London Calling. I still remember seeing the videos for Purple Rain in USA Networks' Radio 1990 early in the summer of 1984. Saw the movie that fall. Silly, but Appolonia Kotero was smokin hot.
 
2014-08-09 09:31:09 PM  

Mole Man: Purple Rain 85


1984

1985 was Around the world in day

Raspberry beret
pop life
 
2014-08-09 09:33:40 PM  
We went to Quebec City in the summer of 84 after we graduated High School. Purple Rain was playing up there and we went to see it.
 
2014-08-09 09:35:40 PM  

basemetal: 84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college


This and this. Also, Springsteen's "Born in the USA".
 
2014-08-09 09:41:32 PM  
14. "When Doves Cry" by Prince

cdn.meme.li
 
2014-08-09 09:52:12 PM  
 
2014-08-09 09:55:35 PM  
All night skate!!!

At 2am they would let me play the records I wanted in my tiny little town.

I was a pre-teen but had a wide range of music knowledge from my mom and older cousins.

God, I played kiss chase with all the pretty girls.

I know license to I'll was 1986, but Paul revere was always my 45 or 7" first track.

In 84, my first track would probably have been sun glasses at night.


/csb
 
2014-08-09 10:03:57 PM  
Here's a better list:

Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Dio - The Last in Line
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Venom - At War with Satan
Y&T - In Rock we Trust
Queensryche - The Warning
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Grim Reaper - See You in Hell
Dokken - Tooth and Nail
 
2014-08-09 10:12:07 PM  

fusillade762: Bands founded in 1984:

Big Audio Dynamite
KMFDM
Dinosaur Jr
Living Colour
Mantronix
The Offspring
Primus
Soundgarden
Yo La Tengo

/why yes I am quite bored this afternoon


I was listening to Inane recently, and marveled at the line "over a decade of conceptual continuity", as I heard it first back when it WAS but a decade...time does fly when your beats are ultra-heavy.
 
2014-08-09 10:13:10 PM  
i remember working at a bakery then and arguing with the girls who wanted to play Careless Whisper over and over again versus my Tuxedomoon. i kind of like the song now, as I am slighlty less a musical douchebag with age.
 
2014-08-09 10:17:30 PM  
Love at first sting came out in 1984, if I remember correctly....

/big scorpions fan back in the day.
 
2014-08-09 10:19:35 PM  
Yea, yea, the hairband shiat kinda sucked, but there was also some damned fine music back then

*adjusts the onion on the belt
 
2014-08-09 10:19:37 PM  

mcmnky: Sinbox:
Albums of 1983:

The best song of 1983 EVAR!


That is one of my all time most hated songs. Not just of the 80s but EVER.  Power ballads make me stabby in general, though.
 
2014-08-09 10:22:37 PM  
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity was 84'
The 80's underground was outstanding for most of the decade.
 
2014-08-09 10:24:15 PM  

fusillade762: mcmnky: Sinbox:
Albums of 1983:

The best song of 1983 EVAR!

That is one of my all time most hated songs. Not just of the 80s but EVER.  Power ballads make me stabby in general, though.


;)

Yes.  That post was, how they say, tongue in cheek.

My next post for 1984, however, 100% cereal.
 
2014-08-09 10:24:42 PM  
I have "Careless Whisper" on a 45. The B-side is the instrumental.
 
2014-08-09 10:32:00 PM  

fusillade762: mcmnky: Sinbox:
Albums of 1983:

The best song of 1983 EVAR!

That is one of my all time most hated songs. Not just of the 80s but EVER.  Power ballads make me stabby in general, though.


PS.  It's a little scarey that when I thought to come up with a bad song from 1983 to post ironically, that song instantly popped into my head.  Usually, I couldn't give you a year for a song.  The only albums I can consistently date are the obvious give-aways (VH's 1984, duh) and Pink Floyd albums.

I guess I can now add that song to the list.  (And by never using the title, if you want to know what song we're talking about, you have to click the link.  Muhahahaha.  Not a rick-roll.  What year was that?  Hmm. 1987.)
 
2014-08-09 10:36:07 PM  
Graduated HS in '84. All I have to say is this:

R.E.M., Reckoning.
 
2014-08-09 10:45:27 PM  

Scaevola: Graduated HS in '84. All I have to say is this:

R.E.M., Reckoning.


Yes, when REM was good and was not a bunch of whiney biatches.  But that was around when Stipe was getting ass farked by Morrisey.
 
2014-08-09 10:52:39 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 8/4/84

#40 "WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES" - Night Ranger
#39 "LEAVE A TENDER MOMENT ALONE" - Billy Joel

#38 "10-9-8" - Face To Face
#37 "DYNAMITE" - Jermaine Jackson
#36 "ALL OF YOU" - Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross
#35 "THE REFLEX" - Duran Duran
#34 "SHE BOP" - Cyndi Lauper
#33 "THE WARRIOR" - Scandal f/Patty Smyth
#32 "TURN TO YOU" - The Go-Go's
#31 "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE" - Sheila E.
#30 "ALIBIS" - Sergio Mendes
#29 "IF THIS IS IT" - Huey Lewis & The News
#28 "LIGHTS OUT" - Peter Wolf
#27 "ROMANCING THE STONE" - Eddy Grant
#26 "ROCK ME TONITE" - Billy Squier
#25 "SEXY GIRL" - Glenn Frey
#24 "SHE'S MINE" - Steve Perry
#23 "MISSING YOU" - John Waite
#22 "I'M FREE (HEAVEN HELPS THE MAN)" - Kenny Loggins
#21 "SELF CONTROL" - Laura Branigan
#20 "MAGIC" - The Cars
#19 "ROUND AND ROUND" - Ratt
#18 "ALMOST PARADISE...LOVE THEME FROM FOOTLOOSE" - Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
#17 "SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT" - Corey Hart
#16 "PANAMA" - Van Halen
#15 "IF EVER YOU'RE IN MY ARMS AGAIN" - Peabo Bryson
#14 "DOCTOR! DOCTOR!" - The Thompson Twins
#13 "JUMP (FOR MY LOVE)" - The Pointer Sisters
#12 "LEGS" - ZZ Top
#11 "EYES WITHOUT A FACE" - Billy Idol

#10 "I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU" - Dan Hartman
#9 "BREAKIN'...THERE'S NO STOPPING US" - Ollie & Jerry
#8 "STUCK ON YOU" - Lionel Richie
#7 "SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH)" - Elton John

#6 "INFATUATION" - Rod Stewart
#5 "WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT" - Tina Turner
#4 "DANCING IN THE DARK" - Bruce Springsteen

#3 "STATE OF SHOCK" - The Jacksons f/Mick Jagger
#2 "GHOSTBUSTERS" - Ray Parker, Jr.
#1 "WHEN DOVES CRY" - Prince



All the songs in bold are song I can still remember the words to--at least the chorus--and in many cases the melody too. Other songs are a complete blank to me.
 
2014-08-09 11:09:58 PM  

worlddan: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 8/4/84

#40 "WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES" - Night Ranger
#39 "LEAVE A TENDER MOMENT ALONE" - Billy Joel
#38 "10-9-8" - Face To Face
#37 "DYNAMITE" - Jermaine Jackson
#36 "ALL OF YOU" - Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross
#35 "THE REFLEX" - Duran Duran
#34 "SHE BOP" - Cyndi Lauper
#33 "THE WARRIOR" - Scandal f/Patty Smyth
#32 "TURN TO YOU" - The Go-Go's
#31 "THE GLAMOROUS LIFE" - Sheila E.
#30 "ALIBIS" - Sergio Mendes
#29 "IF THIS IS IT" - Huey Lewis & The News
#28 "LIGHTS OUT" - Peter Wolf
#27 "ROMANCING THE STONE" - Eddy Grant
#26 "ROCK ME TONITE" - Billy Squier
#25 "SEXY GIRL" - Glenn Frey
#24 "SHE'S MINE" - Steve Perry
#23 "MISSING YOU" - John Waite
#22 "I'M FREE (HEAVEN HELPS THE MAN)" - Kenny Loggins
#21 "SELF CONTROL" - Laura Branigan
#20 "MAGIC" - The Cars
#19 "ROUND AND ROUND" - Ratt
#18 "ALMOST PARADISE...LOVE THEME FROM FOOTLOOSE" - Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
#17 "SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT" - Corey Hart
#16 "PANAMA" - Van Halen
#15 "IF EVER YOU'RE IN MY ARMS AGAIN" - Peabo Bryson
#14 "DOCTOR! DOCTOR!" - The Thompson Twins
#13 "JUMP (FOR MY LOVE)" - The Pointer Sisters
#12 "LEGS" - ZZ Top
#11 "EYES WITHOUT A FACE" - Billy Idol
#10 "I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU" - Dan Hartman
#9 "BREAKIN'...THERE'S NO STOPPING US" - Ollie & Jerry
#8 "STUCK ON YOU" - Lionel Richie
#7 "SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH)" - Elton John
#6 "INFATUATION" - Rod Stewart
#5 "WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT" - Tina Turner
#4 "DANCING IN THE DARK" - Bruce Springsteen
#3 "STATE OF SHOCK" - The Jacksons f/Mick Jagger
#2 "GHOSTBUSTERS" - Ray Parker, Jr.
#1 "WHEN DOVES CRY" - Prince


All the songs in bold are song I can still remember the words to--at least the chorus--and in many cases the melody too. Other songs are a complete blank to me.


Really?

You cant remember the Reflex, Panama, Magic, I can dream About You, Magic, Infatuation, or Breaking?
 
2014-08-09 11:14:00 PM  
 
2014-08-09 11:27:31 PM  

Repo Man: Mole Man: basemetal: 84' was a great year, London Calling, Synchronicity, 1984, Purple Rain, Thriller, Joshua Tree, So......so many great albums came out that year.

/the 80's get a bad rap from all of the hair metal bands
//but lots of great stuff came out of that decade
///great time to be in college

Joshua was 87, Purple Rain 85 ect ect.

No, he's correct about Purple Rain. Synchronicity was 1983, and he's already been corrected about London Calling. I still remember seeing the videos for Purple Rain in USA Networks' Radio 1990 early in the summer of 1984. Saw the movie that fall. Silly, but Appolonia Kotero was smokin hot.




I saw U2's Joshua Tree tour in 1987, best concert I ever saw in the 80's.
 
2014-08-09 11:35:15 PM  
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