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OMD and the 1980's

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

OMD and the 1980's

Postby Kookaburra Dung » Wed Oct 08, 2003 4:40 pm

There are so many songs from the 1980's that are great, and would be impossible for one to narrow them all down to 10 (although, it's fun to try). I would have to say that one of my all-time favorite 80's tunes would have to be "If You Leave" by OMD. I love the keyboard, the vocals, the lyrics, the image that the song sets in my mind every time I hear it, everything about it.

What are some favorites by other posters here?

Oh, by the way, this is my first post. It's cool that there is an 80's message board on the internet.
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Postby Frau_Blucher » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:20 pm

10 favorites, always changing, but right now?

yellow pills - 20/20
nowhere girl - b-movie
under the mikly way - the church
right to know - d-day
smash it up - the damned
message to my girl - split enz
doot doot - freur
what we all want - gang of
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Postby KYYX4ever » Fri Oct 10, 2003 6:48 am heck, who can resist compiling their personal Top 10 ? even thought it is such a FARCE...there are more than 100 !!

1. "Situation" - Yaz
2. "The Spanglemaker" - Cocteau Twins
3. "How Soon is Now" - Smiths
4. "Love My Way" - Psychedelic Furs
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Postby Frau_Blucher » Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:47 am

Nowhere Girl IS an alltime classic isn't it?! It popped up on random play on my iPod today and I just couldn't get over how thoroughly fleshed out that song is...great subject matter, great piano and guitar layering. I can't help but wonder why B-Movie wa
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Postby DAT 777 » Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:58 am

Thank you Kookaburra Dung for posting a tid bit on one of the finest electronic, new wave bands to grace our eardrums. The atmosphere of some of their more mild tunes still touch me in the most powerful ways. They are true epic songs. Namely: "Stanlow
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Postby newwavepopman » Sun Oct 12, 2003 3:58 pm

Well,to make this easier for me to answer I will just go by my favorite New Wave artists from the time,and pick out my favorite songs by them.

As far as hits go here are my favorites.And these are not just hits here in the states,but songs that charted
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Postby oneno » Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:41 pm

Korgis-Silent Running
OMD-Romance of the telescope
Japan-Quiet Life
New Order-Kwi
Blancmange-Why can't they leave things alone
Flying Lizards-Hands 2 take
Bill Nelson-Banal
Kraftwerk-Pocket calculator
Talking Heads-Found a job

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Postby Elizabeth » Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:43 pm

Hello.I am new here and this looks like a good first post.My top 10 new wave songs are(in no paticular order):

2:The Vapours-Turning Japanese
3:A Flock Of Seagulls-I Ran
4:Giorgio Moroder feat. Philip Oakey-Together in Electric Dreams
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Postby Orchmeister » Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:24 am

Hi guys. Nice Forum! :-)
Good to see some of you mentioning OMD as, for me, they tend to be one of the most overlooked bands of the 80's. Their early LP's capture the essence of 80's Synth and 'Architecture & Morality' ought to be an essential part of an
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Postby Jason² » Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:03 am

Wow, I don't know if I could compile a definitive list so I'll just rattle of a few that come to mind as I'm typing...

1. Rainy Season by Howard Devoto
2. Second Skin by The Chameleons
3. Living In China by Men Without Hats
4. The Unguarded Moment b
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Postby sue » Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:43 pm

oh top ten - can they be by only 2- 80s groups! as Im only really into OMD and Erasure from the 80s!!
1.Secret OMD
2.Fingers and Thumbs Erasure
3.Talking loud and Clear OMD
4.Chains of Love Erasure
5.souvenir OMD
5.I love saturday Erasure..

get t
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Postby Euroman Cometh » Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:47 am

Atmosphere - Joy Division
Freedom of choice - Devo
If you were here - Thompson Twins
Visions of China - Japan
Maid of Orleans - OMD
New Life - Depeche Mode
Never Never - The Assembly
Space age lovesong - Flock of seagulls
Where's Captain Kirk? - S
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Postby Dave » Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:17 pm

I'm spending way too much time on this site

Top "Baker's Dozen"* 80's New Wave Songs**

* cuz 10 won't do
** as of today, in no particular order, all rights reserved

Damned - Smash it Up (agreed myirwin)
New Order - Love Vigilantes
Jesus & Mar
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Postby Dave » Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:32 pm

ummm... after further consideration, please replace

Devo - Beautiful World


Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

ya... that's it
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Postby dancingmonkey69 » Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:02 am

1. If You Leave- OMD (it IS sensational...its from the movie pretty in pink)
2. Electricity- OMD
3. Fire In The Twilight- Wang Chung
4. Don't You (Forget About Me)- Simple Minds
5. This Town- The Go Gos
6. We Got The Beat- The Go Gos
7. Our Lips Are
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