Love the 80s


September 28, 2005 9:34 AM

You are an 80s child if you can recognise these snippets of various songs:

  1. Guilty feet have got no rhythm
  2. Take a look at yourself and make that change
  3. I just can’t seem to get enough of
  4. ‘Cos I’m living in a material world
  5. It’s hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet
    On a hot summer night
  6. This year to save me from tears, I’m giving it to someone special
  7. East-end boys and West-end girls
  8. Oceans apart, day after day
  9. Take me on, I’ll be gone in a day or two
  10. I’m on the hunt I’m after you
  11. I’ve been walking these streets at night, just trying to get it right
  12. Let it all out
    These are the things I can do without
    Come On

Here are the answers for you non-80’ers. If you *are* a child of the 80s and you can’t figure them out, shame on you. 🙂

  1. Careless Whisper – George Michael
  2. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
  3. Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
  4. Material Girl – Madonna
  5. Summer in the City – Billy Idol
  6. Last Christmas – Wham
  7. West-End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
  8. Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
  9. Take On Me – A-Ha
  10. Hungry Like A Wolf – Duran Duran
  11. Patience – Guns & Roses
  12. Shout – Tears for Fears

I’ve been humming “Careless Whisper” this whole morning since hearing it on the radio on the way into work.

21 thoughts on “Love the 80s

  1. Hiao Auntie

    i really dig george michael and wham…
    how about…
    “and now the sister’s older, i don’t know what the hell you want from me, baby”
    “i love you, you paid my rent”
    “got to leave that 9 to 5 upon the shelf, and just enjoy yourself”

    1. george michael – everything she wants
    2. pet shop boys – you paid my rent
    3. micheal jackson – off the wall

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  2. mooiness

    Actually I just googled, Big in Japan was first played in 1979(!) and I know Forever Young – liked the remixed dance version too. Heh. 🙂

    I think we can safely agree that we can’t put *every* song onto a list. It’d be too long. 😛

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  3. sourrain

    I recognized all of em’.I feel old….

    I remember promising myself that “Right here waiting” will be my favourite song forever and ever. I’m glad my musical tastes have evolved tenfold from then..:P

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  4. Hiao Auntie

    This must be “DE SONG OF THE EIGHTIES” for me…

    Against All Odds by Phil Collins (1984)

    many of my frens said its their break up song… for me it evokes many feelings and emotions… i can hear until cry one 🙁

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