French's Takes: Quintessential 80s Playlist

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Dead Man's Party" by Oingo Boingo
"Erotic City" by Prince
"Walking on the Moon" The Police
"Mountain Song" Jane's Addiction
"Atomic Dog" George Clinton
"Addicted to Love" Robert Palmer
"Sususdio" Phil Collins
"Let's Go Crazy" Prince
"Celebration" Kool and the Gang
"Message in a Bottle" The Police
"The Warrior" Patti Smyth
"One Step Beyond" Madness
"A Message to Rudy" The Specials
"Sledgehammer" Peter Gabriel
"Smooth Criminal" Michael Jackson
"Dancing in the Dark" Bruce Springsteen (only Springsteen song I like)
"Back in Black" AC/DC
"Like a Prayer" Madonna
"Super Freak" Rick James
"Once in a Lifetime" Talking Heads
"Roll with It" Steve Winwood

You can add just about anything from The Police, Steve Winwood, Rick James, and Huey Lewis and the News, and I would not mind a bit.

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"I want a new drug" Huey Lewis and the News

"Another one bites the dust" Queen

"Love my way" Psychedelic Furs

"Stop draggin' my heart around" Stevie Nicks

"Modern Love" David Bowie

"500 Miles" Proclaimers

Agreed on Queen, plus Under Pressure, and New Drug.

I can't run far enough away from any Stevie Nicks related content

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I can't run far enough away from any Stevie Nicks related content

You're nothing if not consistent with always managing some scorching hot takes.

80s hair metal (with a very few exceptions), Journey, Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac= insufferable. I would rather listen to Bobby McFarrin "Don't Worry Be Happy" for 10 hours than a single Fleetwood Mac song.

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Not even the early stuff from well before Stevie Nicks? Oh Well Pt 1 is probably my favorite Fleetwood Mac song, but it sounds like an entirely different band.

https://youtu.be/KE4HGlmtOcg

Somebody doesn't like harmony. "Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac is a quintessential 80's song and one of the more shining examples of harmony in the era. Bonus... They made a video for the song that was soooo 80's.

(Non 80's - Rumours, dude. It's one of the best albums of all time.)

Leonard. Duh.

"Dancing in the Dark" Bruce Springsteen (only Springsteen song I like)

For me, it is this comment that is full of WTF

I think you're wrong about Stevie Nicks.

I mean, she was both part of Fleetwood Mac AND made it as a solo star. She's a talent, both in performing and in songwriting.

Is Modern Love the most commonly used "needle drop" song ever? Very catchy, good MOOD type song. Makes sense it shows up on a lot of soundtracks.

Yeah. Quintessential 80's in one song.

I don't know what the lyrics actually mean, but I'm quite sure he nailed it with that one. It captures exactly how the 80s were.

You like Huey Lewis and the News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

Very, very underrated comment.

@hokie_rd

That is a leg

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Huey Lewis and the News were terrific. Clever lyrics, catchy tunes, good sense of humor. Captured the essence of their time.

Saw them in Roanoke.

There are a lot of similarities there, both showing blues influences. Seems to me Costello is also pretty cynical. (Examples: Alison, Veronica, Peace Love and Understanding). Costello more new wave and melancholy, Huey Lewis more rock and upbeat. Both have a lot of humor and punchy lines.

Oddly, I did some digging after your comment and found this on the Huey Lewis web page, which dovetails nicely with your comment:

In 1972, singer/harmonica player Huey Lewis and keyboardist Sean Hopper joined the Bay Area jazz-funk band Clover. Clover recorded several albums in the 1970s, and in the middle of the decade transplanted themselves to Britain to become part of the UK pub rock scene.

Without Lewis, they eventually became the original backing band for Elvis Costello's first album My Aim Is True. Lewis also worked with Irish band Thin Lizzy, contributing harmonica to the song "Baby Drives Me Crazy," recorded onstage for the Live and Dangerous album. Thin Lizzy bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott introduces Lewis by name during the song. The band returned to the Bay Area by the end of the 1970s.

His comment is a movie quote.

Yeah that was from American Psycho where Bateman just goes on a random monologue about Huey Lewis and the News. However, I am a fan of their music as well and glad they are on your 80s playlist.

Yeah, I remembered it after you pointed it out. I thought it looked vaguely familiar...

In '87, Huey released Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square". A song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends. It's also a personal statement about the band itself.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Patrick, is that a raincoat? Yes, it is, Allen.

Surely Tom Petty had some bangers in the 80's

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

More:
Fugazi: "Waiting Room"
U2: "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Tom Petty "Free Falling"
Paul Simon "Call Me Al"
Lionel Ritchie "All Night Long"
Billy Ocean "Get Out of My Dreams"
DeBarge "Rhythm of the Night"
Miami Sound Machine "Rhythm is Gonna Get You"
Starship "Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now"
Scorpion "Rock You Like a Hurricane"
Madness "Our House

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I am embarrassed to admit, I was totally into Escape Club "Wild Wild West" and the Cocktail soundtrack, even though I didn't actually see the movie until the 90s, when I was a kid in the late 80s.

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Living Colour "Cult of Personality"
Huey Lewis and the News "Working for a Living"
The Rayvens "Raised on the Radio"
The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" (we may not agree on much, but Susanna Hoffs could settle a lot of disagreements)

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You like Susanna Hoffs (understandable) but not Stevie Nicks? I saw Fleetwood Mac (they are much more 70's than 80's) in 78 and 80...it probably took a truck load of cocaine to keep them going but they were unreal.

My list of fantastic 80s music would come from George Strait, John Conlee, Alabama, Randy Travis, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kathy Mattea, Keith Whitley, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, etc. But staying on point for this list, I'd add:

Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses
I Remember You - Skid Row
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
Your Love - The Outfield
One Time, One Night - Los Lobos
Small Town - John Cougar Mellencamp
Centerfield - John Fogerty
Don't Dream it's Over - Crowded House
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd

Druckenmiller the shotgun snap, fakes short, fires it deep into the end zone it is....caught! It is caught for a touchdown by Jermaine Holmes with 47 seconds left!

My country music dividing line- if it sounds like Jimmie Rodgers, I hate it. If it sounds like the Carter Family, I like it. Which basically eliminates everything that was popular country-wise in the 80s and 90s.

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Reba, The Judds, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, and Clint Black actually made country music bearable for awhile during the 80's.

Leonard. Duh.

Leg for George Strait, you could make several playlists with just his music. Hes the called GOAT for a reason.

Watched him at JPJ. Taylor Swift opened, then Ronnie Milsap, then George Strait. Ronnie Milsap stole the show. I will just stick to the albums for old George.

"You don't stare into a rearview mirror"

World Eater - Bolt Thrower
Crystal Mountain - Death
Fade to Black - Metallica
South of Heaven - Slayer
Round and Round - Ratt
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow - Suicidal Tendencies
I Want Out - Helloween
Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

If you are going to include some 80's DM, you gotta include something from Altars of Madness!

"Can't argue with that logic" - Rick Sanchez

Haven't heard of them but will check them out on Spotify.

Surprised that no one said anything about one of the songs/bands seems out of place with the list (still love the song though).

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

That is the album by Morbid Angel released in 1989. If you like Bolt Thrower you will like them A LOT.

"Can't argue with that logic" - Rick Sanchez

Eddie Money "Two Tickets to Paradise"
Huey Lewis and the News "I Want a New Drug"
Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing"
Whitney Houston "Dance with Somebody"

Susie and I are doing an 80s song house party

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Almost saw Eddie Money in Greensboro one year during the ACC tournament. Was randomly playing at Ham's downtown. Regret ending up not going.

With all of the Top Gun fans here how in the hell has Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" not been mentioned????

Kenny Loggins. Period.

*That's it. That's the comment.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I really, really love a lot of metal...but I agree on the 80s glam/hair stuff. It's barely tolerable to me. 80s music is pretty great otherwise, not gonna lie. I can even get down to the really cheesy stuff.

A few total bangers that come to mind:

Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Steve Winwood - Valerie
Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
Mike and the Mechanics - All I Need is a Miracle
Phil Collins and Philip Bailey - Easy Lover
Hall and Oates - Maneater

French, I argue with many of your takes, but these are spot on. Basically all I listen to in quarantine is Huey, Winwood, and Hall and Oats. For those that care, Eddie Money's real name is Eddie Mahoney, uncle to my former coworker, just took out a few letters.

Also also Get Out of My Dreams is the best feel good song of all time.

@hokie_rd

Rush.
Moving pictures.
1981.
Pick any song you like.
That is all.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Downvoted?

Really?

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

not by me...fantastic album

Queen - every song ever.

Rod Stewart - Just about everything.

Keith Whitley - When you say nothing at all.

Nitty Gritty Dirty Band - Fishing in the dark.

Honorable mention: Patrick Swayze - She's like the wind

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Michael Jackson ruled the 80s. Whatever you think of him, no one can deny his talent. Just a few off the top of my head:

Thriller
Beat It
Billie Jean
Smooth Criminal
Rock With You
Man in the Mirror
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Dirty Diana

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Nothing so far for Van Halen, Ozzie, Def Leppard, or Bon Jovi.

That was not an oversight on my part.

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That is unfortunate, then. On your part.

HTHokie93

Blondie - The Tide is High

Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It

INXS - so many great songs, can't choose just one

Depeche Mode - People are People

Mike and the Mechanics - The Living Years

Talking Heads - And She Was

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

Prince - Purple Rain

Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance

Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Toto - Rosanna
Journey - Faithfully
Journey - Lights
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Nere No More

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

I see "80s playlist" or "80s mix" and my brain immediately starts playing I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight by Cutting Crew.

Track 1 of a 80s mix that got played at a lot of social gatherings.

I am ashamed of this. I left out

"JUNGLE LOVE" BY MORRIS DAY AND THE MOTHER F'N TIME

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I'm gonna toss in some That make for a good back yard quarantine barbecue/sprinkler Spraying redneck reviera set up
Van Halen-panama/hot for teacher
Motley Crue - Wild side and or girls girls girls
Def Leppard- photograph
Poison - nothing but a good time
Aerosmith - love in an elevator
Loggins - footloose
Beach boys- Kokomo
Whitesnake - here I go again
Bon jovi - Living on a prayer

And as things are winding down and everyone is feeling reminiscent, drunk and sunburnt throw on
Simple minds - don't you forget about me
(With a fist in the air)

HokieHighVPI03

"twilight zone" by golden earring needs to be here somewhere

Surprised it took so long for someone to say INXS

If you're interested in a new album with some heavy retro 80s pop vibes, check out Dua Lipa's newest album "future nostalgia"

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Less obvious choices that are absolute classics:

Voices Carry by 'Til Tuesday
Major Tom by Peter Schilling
99 Luftballons by Nena
Police on My Back by The Clash
Where is My Mind by The Pixies
More Then This by Roxy Music
The Promise by When in Rome
The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits (The entire album really)

Our band did these on NYE this year, I've seen a few of them listed

Don't You Forget About Me
White Wedding
Boys of Summer
Here I Go Again
Heart Breaker
Separate Ways
Voices Carry
Coming of Age
Livin On A Prayer
Streets Have No Name
Fire Woman
Close My Eyes Forever
Round and Round
Photograph
Home Sweet Home
Sweet Dreams
You Give Love A Bad Name
Working for the Weekend
Jump
Rebel Yell
Hungry Like the Wolf
Stone in Love
Just Like Heaven
Sunglasses at Night
Sister Christian
Panama
Talk Dirty To Me
Jessie's Girl
Kickstart My Heart
Kiss Me Deadly
No More Tears
Twilight Zone
Let's Go Crazy

Man, a day of fishing, followed by an evening of drinking and listening to your band play these songs sounds amazing.

Hokie fan | W&M grad

Hot take: out of the 60s through the 90s, the 80s was the worst decade for music. At least for the genre I enjoy most (rock). Hair bands and glam metal don't do a damn thing for me, and overall the diversity of music in this decade was not on par with the others. Not to say there aren't examples of music from the 80s that make it to my playlists, but in general I consider that decade the most lackluster of the lot.

Seems to me you could run that all the way up to present day, starting with the 60's and with each decade not really matching the one before.

I agree, with the exception being that I consider the 90s a slight bump over the 80s, just because I appreciate the turn away from some of the commercialism of the 80s during the short lived grunge era before it too went mainstream.

I can't really go on that ride with you.

90s? Not commercial? I mean by then (and continuing to now), every third song seemed to be a remix of stuff that came before.

Exceptions: Nirvana and of course, Sandman by Metallica.

For me, you could destroy most of it and I wouldn't care.

That's cool. Maybe I wasn't clear, but in my opinion, certain segments of the early grunge period were definitely anti establishment and anti commercial. In addition, I feel like the sound itself was an attempt to go in a different direction than some of the more mainstream, polished rock acts of the 80s. But yes, it was short lived and then the rest of the 90s was basically as you described it. Other than some of that early grunge and 90s alternative, I have no use for the 90s either.

Prior to Soundgarden breaking up, IMO, all of the biggest grunge bands had drastically different sounds, none of which sounded 80s: PJ, SG, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green River, AIC all had different non polished sounds. Post SG breakup and Cobain's death then yeah Creed tried to mimick Vedder's drawl or whatever you want to call it.

Scorching hot take of the day: U2 sucks and Motley Crue is the most overrated band of all time, they have like 8 good songs and are constantly put in top 10 all time lists.

Agree on all counts. Also, Mother Love Bone doesn't get enough love I don't think, probably due to Andrew Wood's untimely death. I'd love to see where that band would have gone. Probably a hot take, but I enjoy his vocals much more than Vedder's. So had Wood not died, perhaps MLB could have reached the heights that PJ did eventually, but with better lead vocals.

Yeah totally forgot about MLB, always strange to me that none of the other 90s grunge bands reached PJs level of success. Personally, Vedder is my least fav vocalist of that whole group and IMO outside of TEN not nearly as good as the others, but still the best decade for music as a whole.

These Dreams by Heart

Nancy Wilson rocks.

Honorable Mention:

"Come on Eileen" Dixie's Midnight Runners
"Super Freak" Rick James

Finally, I had to get to the last comment to see the #1 all time one hit wonder? "Come on Eileen!"

I will give a thousand legs to anyone who knows all the words to Come On Eileen. Because every thinks they do, and I guarantee you, you do not. Some of those lyrics might as well be in hieroglyphs.

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I don't know all the words, but I do know what he's saying.

And I'd love to go back there and do it all again. Good times.

lol I've looked them up before and while I don't remember them, you're right. Isn't half the chorus literal gibberish?

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Irish, gibberish.... same thing

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Technically a 70s song, but got soooooo much play in my family through the 80s that it still counts for me

Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

and then the others

Genesis - Land of Confusion
Genesis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Genesis - I Can't Dance
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Genesis - Follow You Follow me
Genesis - Thats All
Duran Duran - Rio
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies R Good Enough
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
The Belle Stars - Iko Iko (from Rainman)
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Talking Heads - And She Was
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Pat Benetar - We Belong
Pat Benetar - Love is a Battlefield
Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Human League - Don't You Want me Baby
Toni Basil - Hey Mickey
Toto - Africa
Men at Work - Down Under
Laura Branigan - Gloria
Erasure - A Little Respect
Miami Sound Machine - Conga
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
Bananarama - I Heard a Rumor
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is a Place on Earth
Spandau Ballet - True

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Cyndi Lauper - She Bop (maybe too teeny-bopper, but surprisingly subversive)

How did it take this long for the number one song of all time, Africa. Surprisingly fun when doing karaoke in Korea after entirely too many somaeks and kettle bombs.

in Fuller we trust

fun when doing karaoke in Korea a country-western bar in Bamako after entirely too many somaeks and kettle bombs everythings.

While wearing sombreros. Because TIA.

Off the top of my head:

Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Sunglasses at Night
She Blinded Me with Science
Something About You
Things Can Only Get Better
Blue Monday
Dr Feelgood
Power of Love
Jump/Panama/Hot for Teacher
Burnin' Down the House
Rumors
Let's Go All The Way
West End Girls
Good Enough/Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Material Girl/Express Yourself
Seeds of Love/Shout
Personal Jesus
Head Like a Hole
Doctor! Doctor! / Hold Me Now / Lay Your Hands On Me
Relax
Roseanna
Neutron Dance
Shakedown
Axel F
Sussudio
You'll Be In My Heart
Every Rose Has Its Thorn/Smokin' In the Boys' Room
YYZ/Tom Sawyer/Red Barchetta
Notorious/Working For The Weekend
Notorious/Rio/View to a Kill
Wang Chung
All She Wants to do is Dance
Baby Don't You Lose My Number/Blame It on the Rain
Parents Just Don't Understand
Wild Thing/Funky Cold Medina
Fight For Your Right/No Sleep Til Brooklyn/Brass Monkey
You Shook Me All Night Long/Back In Black/For Those About to Rock
You Be Illin/Walk This Way
We're Not Gonna Take It/I Wanna Rock
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Livin' On A Prayer/You Give Love A Bad Name/Wanted Dead Or Alive
Welcome to the Jungle/Paradise City
Here I Go Again
Addicted to Love/Simply Irresistible
Need You Tonight
Be There
Centerfold
Don't Stop Believin'
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Dude (Looks Like a Lady)/Love In An Elevator/Rag Doll
Monkey
Dancing On The Ceiling
Cult of Personality
Take My Breath Away
Der Kommisar
Rock Me Amadeus
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love/Sweet Home Chicago/Think

(Tried not to overlap with anyone else.)

What a great Decade of Music!

HTHokie93

"How Soon is Now?" by The Smiths

or really any song by The Smiths. Very underrated and under appreciated band in the US!

I was wondering when they were going to come up.

"Kiss Off", Violent Femmes.
"Add it Up", Violent Femmes

"80s hair metal (with a very few exceptions), Journey, Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac= insufferable. I would rather listen to Bobby McFarrin "Don't Worry Be Happy" for 10 hours than a single Fleetwood Mac song."

Dude you need to just stick to sports, all other areas of life seem to be outside you level of expertise lol

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

the other most 80s song that needs to be mentioned somewhere is Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

May be more of a Christmas song than an 80s song.

Different playlist, maybe? Still, it's Quintessential something...

Yeah, it's still 80s.

it just has that 80s pop sound that makes it feel more 80s than christmas

it's also hella annoying, but it's quintessential 80s

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

"What I Am". Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians

Quintessential 80's List if you enjoyed wearing black and cloudy days brought a smile to your face...

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
How Soon is Now - The Smiths
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Pictures of You - The Cure
Blue Monday - New Order
Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
All in My Mind - Love and Rockets
Desire - Gene Loves Jezebel
Down in It - Nine Inch Nails (1989, barely but we'll allow it.)
Black Planet - Sisters of Mercy

Can't forget that those of us coming up in the 80's were in the labor and delivery room where Hip Hop was born...

Rapper's Delight - Sugar Hill Gang
The Message - GrandMaster Flash
8th Wonder - Sugar Hill Gang
Jam On It - Newcleus
Rockit - Herbie Hancock- So cutting edge.
It's Like That - Run DMC
Haunted House of Rock - Whoudini
Roxanne, Roxanne - UTFO
Doug E Fresh - The Show
LL Cool J - The Bells

Leonard. Duh.

Sweet Dreams (Are made of This)