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Which grouping of songs do you like best?

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Every Breath You Take (The Police) & Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Careless Whisper (Wham!), Devil Inside (INXS) & Your Wildest Dreams (The Moody Blues)
Borderline (Madonna), These Dreams (Heart) & Let's Dance (David Bowie)
1999 (Prince), You Might Think (The Cars) & Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins), Shout (Tears for Fears) & I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (Elton John)

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80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:28:10 PM »
Vote for which grouping you like the best.

This was tough, but I went with 3, just barely over 2.

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 07:41:36 PM »
Tough call between 1 and 4; went with 4 because Uptown Girl.  :biggrin:
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 07:43:42 PM »
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 07:47:36 PM »
What a load of shit to choose from! :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 07:48:22 PM »
I cannot believe you are forcing me to choose Wham! :rollin
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 07:48:36 PM »
You suck!!
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 07:49:24 PM »
Gotta go with option 1 because of the stalker song and Billie Jean

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 08:28:37 PM »
Billie Jean: 2
Every Breath You Take: 4
Dancing in the Dark: 1
Total: 7

Careless Whisper: 1
Devil Inside: 3 (would have given it a 5 back in time)
Your Wildest Dreams: 4
Total: 8

Borderline: 0
These Dreams: 4
Let's Dance: 1
Total: 5

1999: 2
You Might Think: 5
Uptown Girl: 1
Total: 7

In the Air Tonight: 1
Shout: 2 (would have given it a 5 back in time)
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues: 4
Total: 7

Dang, more memories from this list than III (I wasn't in to metal in the 80s) but not much I find appealing now.
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 08:33:41 PM »
If I liked Devil Inside more, I would have picked option 2 in a heartbeat since I am big fan of both Careless Whisper and Your Wildest Dreams.

I went with 3 because Borderline, These Dreams and Let's Dance are all in my top 7 songs from these 15.

I hated not being able to pick the option with Shout.  Whoever made this poll sucks. :P

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 08:43:39 PM »
Devil Inside sounded sounded so dark to 10 year old me, which was intriguing. Cool video too. Kick got a ton of airplay on my cassette deck.
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 09:05:18 PM »
Same here. I listened to that cassette more times than I can remember.  Devil Inside was always my least favorite song from it, though.

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 10:16:51 PM »
Was about to pick option 2 because I like both Careless Whisper and Your Wildest Dreams, but not so much The Devil Inside. But then I saw Option 5 and had to go with that. Both In the Air Tonight and Shout are great songs, if slightly overplayed. I Guess that's Why They Call it the Blues is a decent song as well.

Every other option had songs I strongly dislike. Dancing in the Dark, Borderline, You Might Think.

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2019, 09:28:43 AM »
5.  Two songs I love and one that I can't say I dislike.  Each of the other options had a song that I pretty intensely dislike.  And #2 does nothing for me.
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2019, 10:20:58 AM »
Four or five.  I love The Cars to an almost unreasonable degree, as well as Phil Collins.... actually, since I really don't DISLIKE any in five (but I can pass on 1999) then I go with FIVE. 

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 11:45:27 AM »
This one's a little tougher, but not for good reasons.  I'll note that I didn't like most of these songs when they were released but (like a lot of 80s pop) have grown to like to some degree.

Category 1:  Billie Jean is ok for an MJ song.  Good melody and beat.  Every Breath is just ok.  Very overplayed and, IMO, overrated.  Can't stand anything Springsteen.

Category 2:  The reed players in my daughter's high school marching band play Careless Whisper as a joke.  'Nuff said.  Not sure I can distinguish the INXS song from a couple others (didn't they also have one called The Kick Inside?), but I've never heard anything by INXS that I liked.  Don't know the Moody Blues song.

Category 3:  Borderline is a relatively weak Madonna song.  These Dreams is one of my favorite Heart songs and the best song in this poll.  While I don't hate Let's Dance like I used to, neither do I love it.

Category 4:  The best thing I can say about 1999 is that it's better than most stuff that Prince did.  You Might Think isn't very good and gets marked down for the video that seemed to run on an endless loop on MTV.  Uptown Girl is cool, but not great.

Category 5:  In the Air Tonight is pretty good.  Shout is a great 80s pop song.  Second best song in this poll.  The Elton John song is ok.  Good melody.  Nothing great.

So this comes down to 3 and 5, and I think 5 gets the nod.  Might be a different result with a different Madonna song.
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2019, 01:19:29 PM »
Man, I love Billie Jean and I hate Dancing In The Dark but I have to go with 1.
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 01:21:07 PM »
#5 easily for me.  All the others have a song I don't care for.
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 01:38:36 PM »
I dunno, it's ripe for ridicule, but that Careless Whisper is just a finely crafted, well-sung tune. I think if it wasn't from the "Wake Me Up, Before You Go-go" people, it'd have more respect.   

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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 05:21:41 PM »
I dunno, it's ripe for ridicule, but that Careless Whisper is just a finely crafted, well-sung tune. I think if it wasn't from the "Wake Me Up, Before You Go-go" people, it'd have more respect.

I can buy into that.
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 05:23:11 PM »
I dunno, it's ripe for ridicule, but that Careless Whisper is just a finely crafted, well-sung tune. I think if it wasn't from the "Wake Me Up, Before You Go-go" people, it'd have more respect.

I can buy into that.
Plus there's the fact that, even though it was on a Wham album, it technically wasn't a Wham song.

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 05:29:36 PM »
I dunno, it's ripe for ridicule, but that Careless Whisper is just a finely crafted, well-sung tune. I think if it wasn't from the "Wake Me Up, Before You Go-go" people, it'd have more respect.   

I think that if it was halfway decent music, it'd have more respect.
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
Every group had songs I didn't really care for, so I went with the one with the Moody Blues because I effing love that song!

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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 08:34:57 PM »
I dunno, it's ripe for ridicule, but that Careless Whisper is just a finely crafted, well-sung tune. I think if it wasn't from the "Wake Me Up, Before You Go-go" people, it'd have more respect.   

I think that if it was halfway decent music, it'd have more respect.

Careless Whisper is an amazing song.
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 10:22:38 PM »
+1... Careless Whisper is tops  :hefdaddy
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2019, 12:22:14 AM »
Finally a version of this game where there is an option with not only songs I all know, but also all like :D Option 1 for me. Although, if the last option had included f.e. Sacrifice by Elton, I would have had to think twice cos it's another day for younmein paradiise, sorry this IS an 80s thread after all
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Re: 80's Rock/Metal/Pop Song Wars - Part IV
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2019, 01:36:02 PM »
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - 5 points
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) - 4.5 points
These Dreams (Heart) - 4.5 points
Every Breath You Take (The Police) - 4.5 points
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel) - 4.5 points
Let's Dance (David Bowie) - 4.5 points
1999 (Prince) - 4 points
Shout (Tears for Fears) - 4 points
Borderline (Madonna) - 4 points
Careless Whisper (Wham!) - 3.5 points
Devil Inside (INXS) - 3.5 points
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (Elton John) - 3.5 points
Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen) - 3 points
Your Wildest Dreams (The Moody Blues) - 3 points
You Might Think (The Cars) - 3 points




Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Every Breath You Take (The Police) & Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen) - 12 points
Careless Whisper (Wham!), Devil Inside (INXS) & Your Wildest Dreams (The Moody Blues) - 10 points
Borderline (Madonna), These Dreams (Heart) & Let's Dance (David Bowie) - 13 points
1999 (Prince), You Might Think (The Cars) & Uptown Girl (Billy Joel) - 11.5 points
In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins), Shout (Tears for Fears) & I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (Elton John) - 12.5 points
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