Monday, August 29, 2005

Better music from 1982

A much more listenable list of 1982 music is this KROQ 1982 countdown. Only four songs on this list I dislike and two don’t really count. I crossed them off because I’ve never heard of them. I only bolded what, for me, would be the cream of the crop. The only major hole I see from this list is the missing The Message from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. This was the first rap album to go platinum.

  1. The Clash: Rock The Casbah
  2. Flock of Seagulls: I Ran
  3. Soft Cell: Sex Dwarf
  4. Missing Persons: Words
  5. Human League: Don't You Want Me
  6. The Stray Cats: Rock This Town
  7. Sparks: I Predict
  8. The Go-Go's: Vacation
  9. Talk Talk: Talk Talk
  10. X: Blue Spark
  11. Missing Persons: Walking In L.A.
  12. The Police: Hungry For You
  13. The Jam: Town Called Malice
  14. The Cars: Since You're Gone
  15. Tony Basil: Mickey
  16. Romeo Void: Never Say Never
  17. Adam & the Ants: Stand and Deliver
  18. King Crimson: Elephant Talk
  19. The Rolling Stones: Goin To A Go-Go
  20. Devo: Peek-A-Boo
  21. Peter Gabriel: Shock The Monkey
  22. B-52's: Nip It In The Bud
  23. XTC: Senses Working Overtime
  24. Billy Idol: White Wedding
  25. Adam Ant: Goodie Two Shoes
  26. Haircut 100: Love Plus One
  27. Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf
  28. Gang Of Four: I Love A Man In A Uniform
  29. Roxy Music: The Space Between
  30. King Crimson: Heartbeat
  31. The Clash: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
  32. Lords Of The New Church: Open Your Eyes
  33. Flock of Seagulls: Space Age Love Song
  34. Duran Duran: Girls On Film
  35. The Stray Cats: Runaway Boys
  36. Men At Work: Who Can It Be?
  37. Thomas Dolby: Europa
  38. Soft Cell: Tainted Love
  39. Simple Minds: Promised You A Miracle
  40. Missing Persons: Destination Unknown
  41. The Cure: Primary
  42. The Police: Too Much Information
  43. The Pretenders: Back On The Chain Gang
  44. Wall of Voodoo: Mexican Radio
  45. Blasters: American Music
  46. King Cotton: Stick To The Grind
  47. Oingo Boingo: Wild Sex
  48. Slow Children: Spring In Fialta
  49. Tom Petty: You Got Lucky
  50. Killer Pussy: Teenage Enema Nurses In Bondage
  51. Human League: Seconds
  52. Boomtown Rats: Skin On Skin
  53. The Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut
  54. Tommy Tutone: 867-5309/Jenny
  55. Toto Coelo: I Eat Cannibals
  56. The Clash: Know Your Rights
  57. David Bowie: Cat People
  58. The Police: One World
  59. OMD: Georgia
  60. Sparks: Mickey Mouse
  61. Waitresses: Quit
  62. X: The Hungry Wolf
  63. Oingo Boingo: Goodbye Goodbye
  64. The Cars: Shake It Up
  65. Human League: Love Action (I Believe in Love)
  66. Dave Edmunds: Me & The Boys
  67. Missing Persons: None Of Your Business
  68. The Go-Go's: Beatnik Beach
  69. The Jam: Precious
  70. Men At Work: Down Under
  71. Joan Jett: I Love Rock & Roll
  72. The Police: Spirits In The Material World
  73. Sparks: Angst In My Pants
  74. The Go-Go's: Speeding
  75. Devo: Big Mess
  76. Adam & the Ants: Prince Charming
  77. King Crimson: Thela Nun Ginjeet
  78. B-52's: Loveland
  79. Nick Lowe: Burnin
  80. Bow Wow Wow: Baby Oh No
  81. Tom Petty: Same Old You
  82. Haircut 100: Favorite Shirts
  83. Thompson Twins: In The Name Of Love
  84. King Crimson: Neal & Jack & Me
  85. Soft Cell: Insecure Me
  86. The Pretenders: My City Was Gone
  87. Mink Deville: Just Give Me One Good Reason
  88. Translator: Everywhere That I'm Not
  89. Iggy Pop: Run Like A Villain
  90. Elvis Costello: Love Ones
  91. David Bowie and Queen: Under Pressure
  92. Flock of Seagulls: Telecommunications
  93. Missing Persons: Noticeable One
  94. The Stray Cats: Built For Speed
  95. Sparks: Monster Of Love
  96. The Go-Go's: Get Up & Go
  97. ABC: Look Of Love
  98. Trio: Da Da Da
  99. Berlin: Sex (I'm A)
  100. Duran Duran: Rio
  101. Squeeze: I've Returned
  102. The Clash: Radio Clash
  103. Joe Jackson: Steppin' Out
  104. Roxy Music: Main Thing
  105. Peter Gabriel: I Have The Touch
  106. Billy Idol: Hot In The City
  107. Barnes and Barnes: I Had Sex With E.T.

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