Ultimate '80s Songs
Ultimate '80s
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If you liked Ultimate '80s Songs, we think you would enjoy these books, CDs, music videos on VHS & DVD, and toys. These would make excellent gifts for any "child of the '80s." You can purchase them through Amazon.com, which offers a huge selection, secure ordering, and great prices.

Recommended Books
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The Totally Awesome 80s Pop Music Trivia Book by Michael-Dante Craig
If you can name all the members of Duran Duran, lip synch with perfection to a song by Milli Vanilli, or out-dance Madonna in her Lucky Star music video, then this is the perfect book for you! It's all here, from a-ha to ZZ Top. So, slip on your leg warmers or your "Frankie Say Relax" shirt, open a can of New Coke, and put on a Culture Club CD, it's time to take a trip back to the Wild and Wacky 80s, the most totally awesome decade of all time!
The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders by Wayne Jancik
The book that answers the familiar question, "Whatever happened to . . ." is back again with more lively information about pop music's one-hit wonders. Each of the 625 entries features the hit's title, songwriter, record label and number, peak chart position, and the date that the record reached that position.
Virgin Encyclopedia of 80s Music by Colin Larkin (editor)
New 3rd edition published 4/2003! Each artist or group merits a sound synopsis, biographical information, and a list of albums as well as a videography and bibliography where applicable. Whether you delight in '80s music or rue the fact that you can't get "Friday I'm in Love" out of your head, this volume is an essential reference.
Totally Awesome 80s : a Lexicon of the Music, Videos, Movies, TV Shows, Stars, and Trends of that Decadent Decade
by Matthew Rettenmund
The first pop reference book to capture the spirit of the 80s experience, Totally Awesome 80s chronicles not only pop music but also the faces, places, fads, fashions, movies, television shows, toys, and videos that defined the "Greed Decade." From skinny ties to Valspeak to the birth of MTV, no 80s cultural trend is overlooked in this comprehensive tribute to all things 80s.
Pretty in Pink: The Golden Age of Teenage Movies by Jonathan Bernstein
The Brat Pack and their contemporaries have grown up, but celluloid has them flickering forever, angst-ridden, haunted, guileless, cocky, stripped to their briefs, and all dressed up "pretty in pink."


Say Anything : The Movie Quote Game That Takes You Back to the '80s One Line at a Time by Frank R. Scatoni & Peter Thomas Fornatale
Here's how it works: readers get a single line from an '80s film and then are asked to guess the name of the movie and the character and/or actor who made the line famous. The perfect handbook for the '80s pop-culture junkie.
Who Can It Be Now? The Lyrics Game That Takes You Back to the '80s...One Line at a Time by Peter Thomas Fornatale and Frank R. Scatoni
Replete with unforgivably unforgettable trivia, what-were-we-thinking glamour shots, and wry factoids about the era, Who Can It Be Now packs the appeal of Name That Tune and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon between shiny covers.

Recommended DVDs & Videos
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Pure 80's The DVD (DVD)
Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles)
The Look of Love (ABC)
Shout (Tears for Fears)
In a Big Country (Big Country)
Come On Eileen (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
I Can Dream About You (Dan Hartman)
Heat of the Moment (Asia)
Sister Christian (Night Ranger)
Breakout (Swing Out Sister)
Obsession (Animotion)
No More Words (Berlin)
Something About You (Level 42)
Tempted (Squeeze)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears)

Just Can't Get Enough vol. 1 (VHS)
Cars (Gary Numan)
Girls on Film (Duran Duran)
I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)
Love Plus One (Haircut 100)
Twilight Zone (Golden Earring)
She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby)
Come on Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Poison Arrow (ABC)
I Eat Cannibals (Total Coelo)
Life in a Northern Town (Dream Academy)

Just Can't Get Enough vol. 2 (VHS)
Pop Muzik (M)
I Ran (Flock of Seagulls)
Mickey (Toni Basil)
Lies (Thompson Twins)
Stand By (Roman Holiday)
Putting on the Ritz (Taco)
True (Spandau Ballet)
In A Big Country (Big Country)
One Thing Leads to Another (The Fixx)
The Metro (Berlin)

VH1: Pop-Up Video - '80s (VHS) or DVD
Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles)
Dance Hall Days (Wang Chung)
She Works Hard for the Money (Donna Summer)
The War Song (Culture Club)
Stand or Fall (The Fixx)
I Can't Drive 55 (Sammy Hagar)
Shock the Monkey (Peter Gabriel)
Every Rose Has a Thorn (Poison)
Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer)
Sister Christian (Night Ranger)
Notorious (Duran Duran)

Geffen Vintage 80s vol. 1 (VHS)
Sex (I'm A...) (Berlin)
No More Words (Berlin)
Emotion in Motion (Ric Ocasek)
Our House (Madness)
Dance Hall Days (Wang Chung)
Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Wang Chung)
A Million Miles Away (Plimsouls)
and more

Recommended Toys
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The 80's Game
This board game has 3,000 trivia questions in 5 categories about 80's pop culture - Music, Movies, Sports, TV and Events.

For the Record Music Trivia Game-80's & 90's edition
This fun Music Trivia Game covers everything from rap to reggae, alternative to country, pop to punk and more! Features a multiple choice format and clever board design featuring a guitar. Challenging enough for trivia buffs yet equally fun for people who simply love music.

Pop Smarts
A quirky and nostalgic game that tests your knowledge of hip stuff you grew up with. Can you find the common thread connecting interesting facts?

Recommended CDs
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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.

~ New additions! ~

Read the Hits/Best of the 80's
Absolutely the Best of the Eighties
Ultimate New Wave Party
The Eighties Collection
New Wave 80's
Pure 80's
More Pure 80's
Pure 80's Hits

The Big 80's

More Of The Big '80s
We Got The Beat/Go-Go's
Take On Me/A-Ha
Safety Dance/Men Without Hats
Cars/Gary Numan
99 Red Balloons/Nena
Time (Clock Of The Heart)/Culture Club
I Know There's Something Going On/Frida
You Might Think/The Cars
867-5309/Jenny/Tommy Tutone
Centerfold/The J. Geils Band
Brand New Lover/Dead Or Alive
Abracadabra/The Steve Miller Band
Sister Christian/Night Ranger
Mickey/Toni Basil
Come On Eileen/Dexys Midnight Runners
Der Kommissar/After The Fire
Whip It/Devo
I Ran (So Far Away)/A Flock Of Seagulls
Words/Missing Persons
She's A Beauty/The Tubes
Stray Cat Strut/Stray Cats
What I Like About You/The Romantics
Everybody Have Fun Tonight/Wang Chung 
Doctor! Doctor!/Thompson Twins
They Don't Know/Tracey Ullman
Cry/Godley & Creme
Tuff Enuff/The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Major Tom (Coming Home)/Peter Schilling

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My 80's Box!

3 discs!  42 songs!

Hit Me With 
Your 80's Box!

3 discs!  42 songs!

Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club
Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
867-5309 / Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Rapture - Blondie
You Dropped A Bomb On Me - Gap Band
Let It Whip - Dazz Band
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Poison Arrow - ABC
The Heat Of The Moment - Asia
Mickey - Toni Basil
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Tempted - Squeeze
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Take On Me - A-Ha
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx
In A Big Country - Big Country
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Our House - Madness
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
Suddenly Last Summer - The Motels
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
Missing You - John Waite
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung
Walk This Way - Run DMC
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
Oh Yeah - Yello
Luka - Suzanne Vega
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Brass In Pocket (I'm Special) - Pretenders
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Maneater - Hall & Oates
Super Freak (Part 1) - Rick James
Down Under - Men At Work
Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant
I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Mr. Telephone Man - New Edition
Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
Whip It - Devo
I Ran - A Flock Of Seagulls
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
The Warrior - Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
Drive - The Cars
Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band
Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters
Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
Easy Lover - Philip Bailey/Duet With Phil Collins
Cruel Summer - Bananarama
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
No More Words - Berlin
Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling
True - Spandau Ballet
Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
You Belong To The City - Glenn Frey
No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones
Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
Nightshift - Commodores
Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
Word Up - Cameo
Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic
Something About You - Level 42
Breakout - Swing Out Sister
Walk Like An Egyptian - Bangles
Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) - Cinderella

All these songs...
80's Pop Hits

...and all these, too!
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Easy Lover - Philip Bailey/Phil Collins
Rosanna - Toto
You're A Friend Of Mine - Clarence Clemons/Jackson Browne
All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics
Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby
Voices Carry - 'Til Tuesday
Take Me Home Tonight (Be My Baby) - Eddie Money
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Shake You Down - Gregory Abbot
Carrie - Europe
Can't We Try - Dan Hill
Stop To Love - Luther Vandross
Time And Tide - Basia
The Flame - Cheap Trick

    When I See You Smile - Bad English
I'll Be Loving You (Forever) - New Kids On The Block
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Heaven - Warrant
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
Shining Star - The Manhattans
How 'Bout Us - Champaign
Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
Shower Me With Your Love - Surface
Hearts On Fire - Randy Meisner
Key Largo - Bertie Higgins
This Could Be The Night - Loverboy
Leader Of The Band - Dan Fogelberg
Your Love - The Outfield
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
The Warrior - Scandal
Der Kommissar - After The Fire
Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs

Moody '80s

Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
Only The Lonely - The Motels
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Say It Isn't So - Hall & Oates
Sara - Starship
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
True - Spandau Ballet
All Out Of Love - Air Supply
Eye In The Sky - Alan Parsons Project
Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl   
Your Wildest Dreams - The Moody Blues
At This Moment - Billy Vera

Sedated In The Eighties
I Melt With You - Modern English
Never Say Never - Romeo Void
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
What I Like About You - The Romantics
People Who Died - Jim Carroll Band
Sex (I'm A...) - Berlin
Mexican Radio - Wall Of Voodoo
Love My Way - Pyschedelic Furs
Lucky Number - Lene Lovich
Poison Arrow - ABC
Saved By Zero - The Fixx
Election Day - Arcadia
Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's
Money - Flying Lizards
Free Nelson Mandela - The Specials
Behind The Wall Of Sleep - Smithereens

The Brat Pack Years

Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
I Melt With You - Modern English
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
Hazy Shade Of Winter - The Bangles
Tenderness - General Public
Whistle Down The Wind - Nick Heyward
Do Wot You Do - INXS
Would I Lie To You -Eurythmics
Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
Like To Get To Know You Well - Howard Jones   
So Far, So Good - Sheena Easton
In The Name Of Love - Thompson Twins
True - Spandau Ballet

Party Pack

Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
Tide Is High - Blondie
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
My Sharona - The Knack
Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo
Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Venus - Bananarama
Pump up the Jam - Technotronic
Obsession - Animotion
Stroke - Billy Squier
Talk to Ya Later - The Tubes
One Way or Another - Blondie
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
Rock This Town - Stray Cats
Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Walk the Dinosaur - Was (Not Was)
In a Big Country - Big Country
We Built This City - Starship

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