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top 10 fave.songs

Discuss your favorite songs, artists or post your top ten lists from the new wave era or related genres.

Postby middlesexnj » Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:31 am

I'm not going to pretend I can list my favorite songs from the 80s, or the new wave, let alone quantitatively order them. Here are jsut some random songs, albums, etc. that I loved and I also thought were influential for good or bad: (in no particular order)

Mirror Man-Human League
Life of Reilly- Lightning Seeds
Veronica- Elvis Costello
Bananarama- First three albums
New Order- Substance (Disc1)
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me - The cure (Entire LP including "Hey You")
Flashdance Soundtrack (Including my favorites song of all time, the title track!)
I Feel For you - Chaka Khan (More influential to 80s pop and the long term of popular music than anyone will ever admit.
Neneh Cherry - The duet of "Buffalo Stance" and "Kisses on the wind"
All Late 80s "alternative" before it became seattle.
You Spin me round- Dead or alive. The perfect song that just needs to be and need not influence anything nor justify itself.
I Want Candy
All other early eighties sterotypical songs (99 Red Balloons, Tainted Love, Safety Dance, Take on Me, etc.)
All 80s soul music, without which the New Wave would have had no cultural counterpoint.
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Postby edisonoside » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:46 pm

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Postby schwenko » Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:16 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by edisonoside[/i]

Have you seen Urgh-A Music War?
He performs this in a little car/cart, zipping around a stage. He has the most pissed-off look on his face that I've ever seen. It is hilarious!
I never paid too much attention to this song until I saw this performance, now I love it 20+ years later.
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Postby SPIZEII » Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:36 pm

Here are a few of my favorites:

APB - Danceability Part 1
Bill Nelson - Flaming Desire
Buzzcocks - Why Can't I Touch It?
Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty!
Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
Lords Of The New Church - Russian Roulette & Open Your Eyes
Ministry - I Wanted To Tell Her & Revenge
New Order - Procession
Propaganda - P Machinery
Puppets - Way Of Life
Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Cities In Dust
Talk Talk - It's My Life
The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton (and ALL Clash songs)
The Cult - Rain & She Sells Sanctuary
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Head On
The Sisters Of Mercy - Alice & Floorshow
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (and most Smiths songs)
The The - This Is The Day & Uncertain Smile

SOOO many more ... to many to list!!
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Postby SPIZEII » Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:46 am

O yeah, don't forget

Secession - Touch
A Certain Ratio - Do The Du
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Postby edisonoside » Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:51 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by SPIZEII[/i]
<br>O yeah, don't forget

Secession - Touch
A Certain Ratio - Do The Du
[/quote]WOW! Secession,I loved them! touch is a GREAT song ! I also loved the Magician.
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Postby gunter8888 » Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:32 am

In no particular order. They are all too good to name a definitive favorite. Besides, it changes with my moods.

Depeche Mode - Question of Lust
The Smiths - There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Echo & The Bunnymen - Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Intaferon - Baby Pain
Squeeze - Pulling Mussels from the Shell
Berlin -Sex
Yaz - Nobody's Diary
XTC - Mayor of Simpleton
Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
Nena - 99 Luftbaloons (has to be German verson!)
The Icicle Works - Birds Fly(whisper to a scream)
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Postby SPIZEII » Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:09 pm

Hello everyone on the hub,

Once again I STRESS that the stuff written/posted by the low-life Spize is NOT or has anything to do with me - SPIZEII - nor do I know the person writing such things. Please make sure that is made clear and that and everyone is aware of it!!!

Thank you,

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Postby raw4uuu » Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:36 am

whats up chris its rob
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Postby SPIZEII » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:11 am

u still a D-bag.
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Postby Bitter Almonds » Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:44 am

I have to keep in mind this is a New Wave forum, so I can't just willy nilly choose songs from other genres. It still tough, though.

Top 10 New Wave, New Romantic, Goth songs:

1. "The Perfect Kiss (Extended)" by NewOrder
2. "A Question Of Lust (Minimal)" by Depeche Mode
3. "Methods Of Dance" by Japan
4. "Pale Shelter" by Tears For Fears
5. "Souvenir" by OMD
6. "A Smile In The Crowd" by The Durutti Column
7. "Louise" by Clan Of Xymox
8. "Killing An Arab" by The Cure
9. "Come Before Christ And Murder Love" by Death In June
10. "In A Manner Of Speaking" by Tuxedomoon

There you have them. That was too easy... I'll probably change my mind about some to-morrow [:D]
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Postby Oslo » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:45 pm

My top ten videos:
1 David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes, Best video ever
2 Depeche Mode: Never let me down again, Great video made by Anton Corbin
3 Japan: Ghosts, Style and art
4 Ultravox: Vienna, Just great music and sombre visions
5 Echo & the Bynnymen: Killing moon, Seasick ?
6 Cabaret Voltaire: Sensoria
7 Blanchmange: Dancing on the celing
8 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two tribes Violence
9 Duran Duran: Girls on film, Hot hot hot
10 Specials: Ghost town
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Postby C86ERIC » Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:12 pm

Here's my lists,

1.The Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands
2.New Order - Ceremony
3.Primal Scream - Imperial
4.Care - Cymophane
5.The Desert Wolves - Passion In The Afternoon
6.The Beloved - A Hundred Words
7.One Thousand Violins - If Only Words
8.Echo & The Bunnymen - The Game
9.My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
10.The Stone Roses - Made Of Stone

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Postby Spud » Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:45 am

1. Clockout - DEVO
2. Peaches - The Stranglers
3. Los Angeles - Throbbing Gristle
4. Ring of Fire - Wall of Voodoo
5. Transmission - Joy Division
6. 10:15 Saturday Night - The Cure
7. Dynamo Hum - Frank Zappa
8. The Puppet - Echo & The Bunnymen
9. Being Boiled - The Human League (first original band members)
10. Gidget goes to Hell - Suburban Lawns

just off the top of my head and not particularly in this order[:p]
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Postby WinslowLeach » Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:26 am

My Top 20 favorites, theres so many more great ones. I had to do at least 20.

1. Peter Murphy: Cuts You Up
2. Haircut 100: Love Plus One
3. Devo: Whip It
4. Duran Duran: Planet Earth
5. The Fixx: Red Skies
6. The Jim Carroll Band: Wicked Gravity
7. Wall of Voodoo: Mexican Radio
8. The Screamers: Vertigo
9. Psychadelic Furs: Love My Way
10. Power Station: Get It On (Bang a Gong)
11. The English Beat: Save It For Later
12. Talk Talk: Its My Life
13. Kid Creole and The Coconuts: Stool Pigeon
14. The Motels: Suddenly Last Summer
15. Flock of Seagulls: I Ran
16. Human League: Fascination
17. The Tubes: Shes a Beauty
18. Missing Persons: Walking in LA
19. The B52s: 52 Girls
20. Oingo Boingo: Wake Up (Its 1984)
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