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Ultimate Songs of 1982
These are some of the songs that we were dancing to, talking about, and singing along with in 1982.  They were released and/or hit the pop charts in that year.  While you will see many top hits, they are not all well known, and a few never even made a mark on the U.S. pop charts.

You may find the list helpful in reunion planning, trivia games, or simply for browsing.

Just click on the song title for lyrics and for a list of compilation albums on which the song appears.

You can also get a list of all Ultimate '80s Songs sorted by artist or by song title.


Steve Miller Band/Abracadabra
J. Geils Band/Centerfold
Human League/Don't You Want Me
Survivor/Eye of the Tiger
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts/I Love Rock-n-Roll
John Cougar/Jack & Diane
Daryl Hall & John Oates/Maneater
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes/Up Where We Belong
Men At Work/Who Can It Be Now?
Rick Springfield/Don't Talk To Strangers
Laura Branigan/Gloria
John Cougar/Hurts So Good
Journey/Open Arms
Go-Go's/We Got the Beat
Alan Parsons Project/Eye in the Sky
Quarterflash/Harden My Heart
Charlene/I've Never Been To Me
Tommy Tutone/867-5309/Jenny
J. Geils Band/Freeze-Frame
Asia/Heat of the Moment
Dazz Band/Let It Whip
Melissa Manchester/You Should Hear How She Talks About You
Paul Davis/'65 Love Affair
Stevie Nicks and Don Henley/Leather and Lace
Joe Jackson/Steppin' Out
Huey Lewis & the News/Do You Believe in Love
Jackson Browne/Somebody's Baby
Bertie Higgins/Key Largo
Soft Cell/Tainted Love
America/You Can Do Magic
Flock of Seagulls/I Ran (So Far Away)
Motels/Only the Lonely
Stray Cats/Rock This Town
Crosby, Stills & Nash/Wasted on the Way
38 Special/Caught Up in You
Paul McCartney/Take It Away
Little River Band/Take It Easy On Me
Supertramp/It's Raining Again
Elton John/Blue Eyes
Fleetwood Mac/Gypsy
Eddie Money/Think I'm in Love
Steel Breeze/You Don't Want Me Anymore
Asia/Only Time Will Tell
Kansas/Play the Game Tonight
Crosby, Stills & Nash/Southern Cross
Ronnie Milsap/I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World
Kim Wilde/Kids in America
Donald Fagen/I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)
Gap Band/You Dropped a Bomb on Me
Billy Squier/Everybody Wants You
America/Right Before Your Eyes
Timothy B. Schmit/So Much In Love
Scandal/Goodbye to You
Thomas Dolby/Airwaves
Kid Creole & the Coconuts/Annie I'm Not Your Daddy
Alan Parsons Project/Old and Wise
Depeche Mode/The Sun and the Rainfall
Trio/Da Da Da
Eddie Money/Shakin'
Frank and Moon Unit Zappa/Valley Girl
Vangelis/Chariots of Fire

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A 7-CD box set of 142 songs from the 1980s was released recently. Nearly 100 of the songs in "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)" are ones that we felt strongly enough about to put on this site. Another 15 songs are strong contenders to be added here. It even has all those songs you want that don't appear on the website (Mickey, Video Killed the Radio Star, Call Me, etc.) It's the most perfect eighties compilation CD that we've seen so far.


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