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Postby randy » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:59 am

Golden Earring--New Wave????? No Way!!!
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Postby SomebodySomewhere » Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:08 pm

Le Roux - "Carrie's Gone"

Probably the only 45 I ever literally wore out the A-side.

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Postby 2Nu » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:02 pm

Sorry can't just go with just one here..

Here are some from a considerably longer list (aside from those already mentioned)

Mostly from the early 80's:


Bob Seger - You'll Accomp'ny Me
Bruce Springsteen - Ramrod
Genesis - Turn It On Again, Like It Or Not, Abacab
Heart - How Can I Refuse
Honeymoon Suite - Feel It Again
J. Geils Band - Come Back
Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Coming
Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (yeah I know, Bill Gates finally killed it[V])
Rush - Red Barchetta
Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started
Zebra - Who's Behind The Door?


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Postby Panorama » Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:50 pm

Too many great rock songs to mention... coincidentially, I'm listening to Rush - Subdivisions as I type this.

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Postby InvisibleMan » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:45 am

Yeah, Golden Earring - Twilight Zone is tight

But I will go with Scorpions, hmm hard to pick which song from them, let's say "Rhythm of Love", these guys were just awesome!

Other commercial 80's rock-aor picks:

Treat - Outlaw
Europe - Stormwind
Tone Norum - Stranded
Dokken - Breaking the Chains
Whitesnake - The deeper the Love
Skid Row - 18 and life
Cinderella - Nobody's fool
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Postby gumby » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:47 am

I would have to say hands down the best 80's rock song is We're Not Ganna Take It by Twisted Sister. I think it has held up well and lyrically is quite inspiring.

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Postby cafebizarre » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:17 am

I dot'know if it's my best not wave song of the '80's but the 1st title comin' in my mind is DIRTY LAUNDRY of Don Henley...
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Postby WolverineSyr » Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:51 am

I agree with all who have mentioned AC/DC's Shook Me All Night Long. It was a great song.

I'm not embarassed to say that I could listen to Lita Ford's Kiss Me Deadly a few hundred times & not get sick of it...
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Postby marie3 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:02 am

To me the rockinest in the 80's was Van Halen's "Fair Warning" Album. That whole album rocked! "Mean Streets", "Sinner's Swing", "Hear about it Later", "So this is Love", (I can't pick one song) I can still listen to it from beginning to end.

Motors, you are right about Rush fans in high school. They were the grungiest burnouts. I saw Rush play once and I had seats on the side of the stage close to Neil Pert. Man can that guy drum!
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Postby birdmadgirl » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:03 am

I never get tired of "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns & Roses and "Kickstart My Heart" by Motley Crue.
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Postby Bitter Almonds » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:27 am

This was a time when Metallica was actually awesome[}:)] Megadeth were decent too, but I suppose there's a bit of a distinction between Hard Rock and Heavy Metal...[?] In which case toss another vote for Guns 'N Roses. I also liked Faith No More[}:)]
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Postby Quite Life » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:46 am

Though it's from the 1979 Torpedo's LP Tom Petty's "Refugee"
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Postby hutter » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:09 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by marie3[/i]
<br>To me the rockinest in the 80's was Van Halen's "Fair Warning" Album. That whole album rocked! "Mean Streets", "Sinner's Swing", "Hear about it Later", "So this is Love", (I can't pick one song) I can still listen to it from beginning to end.
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Same here. Great cover, too. My first Van Halen album, and my mom broke it up and threw it away with all my AC/DC albums, as soon as she heard Diamond Dave sing "She looked so F-N good, so sexy and so frail...". Ug.

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Postby I Crave New Wave » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:03 pm

Judas Priest- British Steel


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Postby Berserker » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:12 pm

It's abscence here means that either no one else considers it rock, or no one else considers it that good, but I've always stated that Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love" is the single best rock song of all time.
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