’80s MUSIC / 1984 – We’re Gonna Take It!

1984 really kicked things up in high gear… Enjoy!


I dare you to crank these next ones up and sing them out loud! 😉

Madonna – Like A Virgin (1984)

Madonna – Material Girl (1984)


Animotion – Obsession (1984 cover)


For all my ‘Murican buddies:

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA (1984)


Depeche Mode – People are People (1984)


Laura Branigan – Self Control (1984 cover)


Weird one with lots of double meanings but good!

Murray Head – One Night in Bangkok (1984)


REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling (1984-85)


GEICO commercial? No! It’s a song from Rockwell! hehehe…

If you thought that it sounded Michael Jackson-esque you are not too far off! He did back vocals in this song.

Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me (1984)


Here’s the very best from Twisted Sister!

(you can skip to 1:27 for the song but… please don’t!)

Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock (1984)

Here’s a bit of a follow up with the extended intro version (skip to 2:50 for the song but again, don’t!):

Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It (1984)


Nothing but awesomeness yet again from our boys, ZZ Top:

ZZ Top – Legs (1984)


Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (1984)


From the mid eighties, movies gave us awesome unforgettable soundtracks, like these next two ones!

Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (1984-85)

…and for younglings who thought that Axel F was done by Crazy Frog then SHAME ON YOU! Screw that retarded frog! Respect the original duuuude!

Too bad that the original video clip is no longer available on YouTube…

Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters (1984)


Speaking of Ghostbusters, did you know that Huey Lewis was originally supposed to make the song but turned it down? There was some controversy that Ray Parker Jr had sampled Huey Lewis’ track “I Want a New Drug” to make the “Ghostbusters” theme song. You be the judge:

Huey Lewis & The News – I Want a New Drug (1984)

Huey Lewis & The News – The Heart of Rock & Roll (1984)


Glenn Frey – The Heat is On (1984)


Say what you want but the Pet Shop Boys just had a sound to them…

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (1984)


Alphaville – Big in Japan (1984)


Autograph – Turn Up the Radio (1984)


Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (1984)


Bryan Adams – Run to You (1984)


Cyndi Lauper – She Bop (1984)


I know some would kill me if I didn’t include at least one song from Elton John in my ’80s collection…

Elton John – Sad Songs (Say so Much) (1984)


Honeymoon Suite – Stay in the Light (1984)


Kenny Loggins seemed bent to make songs for movies, ‘eh?

Kenny Loggins – Footloose (1984)


WARNING: If you genuinely enjoy this next one you may be high! 😉

Night Ranger – Sister Christian (1984)


Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover (1984)


Ratt – Round and Round (1984)


Scandal – The Warrior (1984)


Scorpions – Rock You Like a Hurricane (1984)


I know that I haven’t put much slow / love songs so far, not that the ’80s didn’t have plenty of good ones… here’s one that you couldn’t have missed in that year.

Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You (1984)


John Waite – Missing You (1984)


The Cars – Magic (1984)


Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days (1984)


Many more recent movies use ’80s music to set a memorable mood, like in Zoolander (2001) where the younger of you might have first heard this song:

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (1984)


The song starts at 1:12 in this next one:

Run DMC – Rock Box (1984)


Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For a Hero (1984)


Van Halen – Jump (1984)


 

 

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