The 80’s was a great time in music for me. It was the time I started really getting obsessed about with it. There were so many great songs, thanks to the dawn of MTV, during this time. They exposed us to so many more bands that our radio stations were not playing.
There are good songs, great songs, rock songs, dance songs, pop songs and some songs that are just too damn cool. This list is what I felt were the really cool songs of the decade. Cool could be the subject matter or the overall sound of the song and of course it is very subjective. I wasn’t very cool back in the day so my definition of cool might not equal yours. Come to think of it…I am not cool now. Oh well, I hope you enjoy the playlist.
Red Rider – “Lunatic Fringe”
The Police – “Synchronicity II” (sorry, couldn’t find the original video)
Golden Earring – “Twilight Zone”
Billy Joel – “Pressure”
Genesis – “Mama” (no original video found)
Hall & Oates – “Maneater”
Peter Gabriel – “Shock the Monkey”
Saga – “Wind Him Up”
A Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran”
Phantom, Rocker & Slicker – “Men Without Shame”
Queen – “Princes of the Universe” – (Highlander was so cool!! “There can be only one!”)