Eighties Music

Eighties music marked the end of 70s disco, with the emergence of such new genres as New Wave, Synthpop, hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal, punk rock and hip hop, along with smooth contemporary R&B and even "Good 'Ol Rock 'n Roll". New cable channel MTV created a whole new platform by marrying music with video, requiring songs to not only sound good but to look good as well. Artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Duran Duran would flourish in this new format.

Eighties music also saw the advent of the compact disc, hailed as "the most important development in the recorded music industry since the long playing record". Indeed, over 200 million CD units would be sold by the end of the decade, and ultimately causing vinyl LP's to start disappearing from record stores.

By 1980, the youngest Jonesers would be middle teenagers and the oldest would be twenty-somethings. But eighties music still carried the Jonesin theme, as evidenced in such songs as "Sweet Dreams" (Eurythmics, '83), "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (U2,'87), "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor, '82), "Hungry Like the Wolf" (Duran Duran, '83) and "These Dreams" (Heart, '86).

Eighties Music - 1980 Hits

  1. Call Me - Blondie
  2. Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
  3. Magic - Olivia Newton-John
  4. Rock With You - Michael Jackson
  5. Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille
  6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  7. Coming Up - Paul McCartney
  8. Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
  9. It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
  10. The Rose - Bette Midler
  11. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
  12. Cars - Gary Numan
  13. Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
  14. Working My Way Back To You-Forgive Me Girl - Spinners
  15. Lost In Love - Air Supply
  16. Little Jeannie - Elton John
  17. Ride Like The Wind - Cristopher Cross
  18. Upside Down - Diana Ross
  19. Please Don't Go - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
  20. Babe - Styx
  21. With You I'm Born Again - Billy Preston & Syreeta
  22. Shining Star - Manhattans
  23. Still - Commodores
  24. Yes - I'm Ready - Teri De Sario With K.C.
  25. Sexy Eyes - Dr. Hook

Eighties Music - 1981 Hits

  1. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  2. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  3. Lady - Kenny Rogers
  4. (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
  5. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
  6. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  7. Kiss On My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  8. I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
  9. 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
  10. Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
  11. Theme From "Greatest American Hero" - Joey Scarbury
  12. Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
  13. Being With You - Smokey Robinson
  14. Queen Of Hearts - Juice Newton
  15. Rapture - Blondie
  16. A Woman Needs Love - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
  17. The Tide Is High - Blondie
  18. Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
  19. Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters
  20. I Love You - Climax Blues Band
  21. Woman - John Lennon
  22. Sukiyaki - A Taste Of Honey
  23. The Winner Takes It All - Abba
  24. Medley - Stars On 45
  25. Angel Of The Morning - Juice Newton

Eighties Music - 1982 Hits

  1. Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  2. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  3. I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  4. Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
  5. Centerfold - J. Geils Band
  6. Don't You Want M - Human League
  7. Jack And Diane - John Cougar
  8. Hurts So Good - John Cougar
  9. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
  10. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
  11. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  12. Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
  13. Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
  14. Rosanna - Toto
  15. I Can't Go For That - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  16. 867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone
  17. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins
  18. You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester
  19. Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
  20. Don't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield
  21. The Sweetest Thing - Juice Newton
  22. Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
  23. Shake It Up - Cars
  24. Let It Whip - Dazz Band
  25. We Got The Beat - Go-Go's

Eighties Music - 1983 Hits

  1. Every Breath You Take - Police
  2. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  3. Flashdance... What A Feelin - Irene Cara
  4. Down Under - Men At Work
  5. Beat It - Michael Jackson
  6. Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  7. Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  8. Baby Come To Me - Patti Austin & James Ingram
  9. Maniac - Michael Sembello
  10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
  11. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
  12. You And I - Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle
  13. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  14. Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  15. She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer
  16. Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendes
  17. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
  18. Let's Dance - David Bowie
  19. Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
  20. I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
  21. Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band
  22. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
  23. She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
  24. Africa - Toto
  25. Little Red Corvette - Prince

Eighties Music - 1984 Hits

  1. When Doves Cry - Prince
  2. What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
  3. Say, Say, Say - Paul Mccartney And Michael Jackson
  4. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  5. Against All Odds - Phil Collins
  6. Jump - Van Halen
  7. Hello - Lionel Richie
  8. Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes
  9. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  10. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  11. Missing You - John Waite
  12. All Night Long - Lionel Richie
  13. Let's Hear It For The Boy - Denise Williams
  14. Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  15. Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  16. The Reflex - Duran Duran
  17. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  18. Jump - The Pointer Sisters
  19. Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics
  20. Self Control - Laura Branigan
  21. Let's Go Crazy - Prince And The Revolution
  22. Say It Isn't So - Daryl Hall And John Oates
  23. Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
  24. Joanna - Kool And The Gang
  25. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

Eighties Music - 1985 Hits

  1. Careless Whisper - Wham! Featuring George Michael
  2. Like A Virgin - Madonna
  3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
  4. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  5. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
  6. Out Of Touch - Daryl Hall And John Oates
  7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
  8. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
  9. Crazy For You - Madonna
  10. Take On Me - A-Ha
  11. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
  12. Easy Lover - Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
  13. Can't Fight This Feeling - Reo Speedwagon
  14. We Built This City - Starship
  15. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News
  16. Don't You - Simple Minds
  17. Cherish - Kool And The Gang
  18. St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr
  19. The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
  20. We Are The World - Usa For Africa
  21. Shout - Tears For Fears
  22. Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
  23. Heaven - Bryan Adams
  24. Everything She Wants - Wham!

Eighties Music - 1986 Hits

  1. That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends
  2. Say You - Say Me - Lionel Richie
  3. I Miss You - Klymaxx
  4. On My Own - Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald
  5. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  6. How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
  7. Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy
  8. Burning Heart - Survivor
  9. Kyrie - Mr. Mister
  10. Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
  11. Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  12. Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr
  13. Friends And Lovers - Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring
  14. Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
  15. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
  16. There'll Be Sad Songs - Billy Ocean
  17. Alive And Kicking - Simple Minds
  18. Never - Heart
  19. Kiss - Prince & The Revolution
  20. Higher Love - Steve Winwood
  21. Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News
  22. Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
  23. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
  24. Sara - Starship
  25. Human - Human League

Eighties Music - 1987 Hits

  1. Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles
  2. Alone - Heart
  3. Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
  4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
  5. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
  6. C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil
  7. Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  8. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
  9. Shakedown - Bob Seger
  10. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
  11. La Bamba - Los Lobos
  12. Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
  13. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
  14. Always - Atlantic Starr
  15. With Or Without You - U2
  16. Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
  17. Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
  18. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
  19. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
  20. At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters
  21. The Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
  22. Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
  23. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  24. I Want Your Sex - George Michael
  25. Notorious - Duran Duran

Eighties Music - 1988 Hits

  1. Faith - George Michael
  2. Need You Tonight - INXS
  3. Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
  4. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
  5. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
  6. So Emotional - Whitney Houston
  7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
  8. Could've Been - Tiffany
  9. Hands To Heaven - Breathe
  10. Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  11. One More Try - George Michael
  12. Wishing Well - Terence Trent d'Arby
  13. Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  14. The Flame - Cheap Trick
  15. Get Outta My Dreams - Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
  16. Seasons Change - Expose
  17. Is This Love - Whitesnake
  18. Wild - Wild West - Escape Club
  19. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
  20. I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne
  21. Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
  22. Shake Your Love - Debbie Gibson
  23. Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
  24. Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx
  25. Hungry Eyes - Eric Carnen

Eighties Music - 1989 Hits

  1. Look Away - Chicago
  2. My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
  3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  4. Straight Up - Paula Abdul
  5. Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  6. Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul
  7. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  8. Girl You Know Its True - Milli Vanilli
  9. Baby - I Love Your Way - Freebird - Will To Power
  10. Giving You The Best That I Got - Anita Baker
  11. Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  12. Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
  13. Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
  14. Don't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan
  15. Heavan - Warrant
  16. Girl I'm Gonna Miss You - Milli Vanilli
  17. The Look - Roxette
  18. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
  19. On Our Own - Bobby Brown
  20. Two Hearts - Phil Collins
  21. Blame It On The Rain - Milli Vanilli
  22. Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
  23. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
  24. If You Don't Know Be By Now - Simply Red
  25. Like A Prayer - Madonna

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