Which song best defines the 80's?

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  1. superbot

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    ...For me, Kissing The Pink 'The Last Film.'....God I miss the 80's!!!
     
  2. Daisy

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    me too.

    I Melt With You - Modern Engliah
     
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    makes the most sense, damn yupies!
     
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    I'm going to be that annoying person who says I was born in the 80s so I didn't really live much of it, however whenever I hear "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, it always makes me instantly think of the stereotypical 80s stuff.
     
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    I said in another thread the 80's were my least favorite decade because of personal issues and events, but I did like the music a great deal. I think if I had to pick one song it would be...
    Total Eclipse Of The Heart
     
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    "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" was the first song that popped into my mind after reading the thread title.
     
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    In my opinion the 80's were a dark time socially. The fear of a nuclear war and then Aids, gave us all a stark reminder of how truly precious life is. One song defined how i felt in the 80's. Wishing i could stop people from dying and end the fear of war. Perhaps a deal with God? Jason Els told me once this was his favorite song from the 80's. I agree. It's a powerful song. So this is dedicated to Jason.

    Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill ( A Deal with God)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuLlwUaEyr0
     
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    One could have this outlook about most decades:
    30's - Great Depression
    40's - World War II
    50's - Cold War and real fear of nuclear war with people building bomb shelters
    60's - Vietnam and Civil Rights
    70's - Bad Economy, Gas Shortages, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Disco...
     
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    drive - the cars
     
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    Good point... Come on they were a great time musically,the sheer number of new wave, new romantic bands making memorable hits without being bank-rolled by the big companies and doing their own stuff.Lets NOT include 'power ballards' tho'!!!!
     
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    Even though it was released earlier, the song that for me epitomizes the 80's and a whole lot of what's happened since is this.

    Nods to Bbucko and surferboy.
     
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    Madonna "Get Into The Groove"
     
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    This is the song I was going to choose, haha. Especially since they rereleased the song twice in the 00's. The 80's just won't die.
     
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    i've got another one one of my faves of all time Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
     
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    Careless Whisper - George Michael
     
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