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What are your favorite 1980s songs?

Discussion in 'TV Shows, Movies, and Music' started by wdwfan4ver, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. wdwfan4ver

    wdwfan4ver Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    I'm starting with Money for Nothing by Dire Straits. Its due to the guitar work only. If you appreciate great guitar playing that is one of the finest songs for that. I first heard this song back in the 1980s as a kid back when MTV actually played music videos.

    The song is rightfully known for its opening guitar riff by Dire Straits lead singer and lead guitar player Mark Knopfler. The guitar work on the song is outstanding overall.

    I'm talking bad about the lyrics because it has a problem like some stuff in the 1980's did in terms of not aging well. The lyrics are very dated due to stuff like "I want my MTV". The fact is most people don't want MTV as a station in 2017. Back when Money for Nothing was released, MTV well known for music videos with only one MTV channel.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2017
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    My top 5 songs from the 80's would have to be:

    1. Road To Nowhere -Talking Heads
    2. Shake It Up - The Cars
    3. Shout -Tears For Fears
    4. Hot In The City - Billy Idol
    5. Paper In Fire - John Mellencamp

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