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Old 03-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Location: toronto, Canada
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For those that love 80's music, I thought I would count down CFNY's top 102 of 1021 80's tracks counted down before New Year's 1989, via you tube for you.
CFNY was Toronto's answer to KROQ in L.A and played the most exciting new music in that era. The fan page link is here with all sorts of interesting tidbits. Charts, audio clips, old concert fliers and music links, etc.
The CFNY Spirit Of Radio Fan Page

102. U2 I Will Follow

YouTube - U2 - I will follow
101. Depeche Mode A Question Of Lust

YouTube - Depeche Mode (A Question Of Lust (Live 06))
100. Voice Of America Story Of Love

YouTube - Voice Of America--"Story Of Love"
99. Nitzer Ebb Join In The Chant

YouTube - Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant
98. Stone Roses She Bangs The Drums

YouTube - The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums (audio only)
97. Sid Vicious My Way

YouTube - Sid Vicious-My Way
96. The Spoons Novaheart

YouTube - THE SPOONS - Nova Heart
95. Erasure A Little Respect

YouTube - Erasure - A little respect
94. Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

YouTube - Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams 1983
93. Housemartins Caravan Of Love

YouTube - Caravan of love by The Housemartins
92. Red Hot Chili Peppers Higher Ground

YouTube - Higher Ground
91. B Movie Nowhere Girl

YouTube - B movie- Nowhere girl
90 The Cure Fascination Street

YouTube - The Cure -- Fascination Street
89. Talk Talk Life's What you Make It

YouTube - Talk Talk - Life's what you make it
88. Simple Minds Someone Somewhere In Summertime

YouTube - Simple Minds Someone Somewhere in Summertime
87. The Art Of Noise Moments In Love

YouTube - Art of Noise - Moments In Love (ZTPS02)
86. Roxy Music Avalon

YouTube - Avalon - Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music
85. The Specials A Message To You Rudy

YouTube - The Specials - Message To You Rudy
84 5440 I Go Blind

YouTube - 54-40 I Go Blind
83. Phil Collins In The Air Tonight

YouTube - Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (Stan Kolev Remix)
82. Killing Joke Love Like Blood

YouTube - Killing Joke Love Like Blood video
81. The Smiths This Charming Man

YouTube - The Smiths 'This Charming Man' 1983
80. Style Council You're The Best Thing

YouTube - The Style Council - You're The Best Thing
79. The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon

YouTube - The Waterboys - "Whole Of The Moon"
78. The Smiths Please Let Me Get What I Want

YouTube - The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Live Version)
77. Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again

YouTube - Depeche Mode-Never let me down again(Aggro Live Mix 2004)
76. The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again

YouTube - The Smiths- big mouth strikes again lyrics
75 Police Every Breath You Take

YouTube - The police - Every breath you take
74 Housemartins Happy Hour

73. Billy Bragg A New England

YouTube - Billy Bragg - A New England (Live)
72. Simple Minds Love Song

71. Jane's Addiction Jane says

70. Skinny Puppy Assimilate

YouTube - Skinny Puppy - Assimilate
69. New order Temptation

YouTube - New Order live, 1984, 'Temptation'
68. Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored

YouTube - Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
67. Lotus Eaters The First Picture Of You

YouTube - LOTUS EATERS : The First Picture Of You ((Stereo))
66. New Order True Faith

YouTube - New Order - True Faith
65. U2 Pride In The Name Of LOve

YouTube - U2 - Pride
64. The Style Council Long Hot Summer

YouTube - The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
63. The Cult Wild Flower

YouTube - The Cult - Wild Flower
62. The Cure Lovecats

YouTube - the cure - love cats
61. The Smith There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

60. New Order The Perfect Kiss

YouTube - New order - Perfect kiss (10 minutes version)
59. The Clash Should I Stay or Should I Go

YouTube - The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
58. The Clash Rock The Casbah

YouTube - The Clash - Rock The Casbah
57. The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion

YouTube - Sisters of mercy - This Corrosion origonal REMIX
56. U2 New Year's Day

YouTube - U2 - New Years Day
55. Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me

YouTube - The breakfast club - Don't you forget about me
54. Depeche Mode Blasphemous Rumours

YouTube - Depeche Mode- Blasphemous rumors (ORIGINAL VERSION W/ LYRICS)
53. The The Perfect
(no Video)
52. Yazoo Situation

YouTube - Situation - YAZOO
51. Echo And the Bunnymen Killing Moon

YouTube - The Killing Moon Echo and the Bunnymen
50. Front 242 Headhunter

YouTube - Front 242 - Headhunter
49. Ministry Stygmata

YouTube - Ministry - Stigmata Live
48. U2 With Or Without You

YouTube - U2 - With Or Without You
47. The Police Roxanne

YouTube - The Police - Roxanne: Video
46. The Cure Love Song

YouTube - The Cure - Lovesong
45. Happy Mondays Step On

YouTube - Happy Mondays Step On
44. Simple Minds New Gold Dream

YouTube - Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (Maxi) 12"
43. Endgames First, Last For Everything

42. Kate Bush Wuthering Heights

YouTube - Kate Bush-Wuthering Height
41. Depeche Mode Everything Counts

YouTube - Depeche Mode. Everything Counts In Large Amounts Stereo (&fmt=18)
40. Morrissey Suedehead

YouTube - Morrissey Suedehead (live on Later with Jools Holland)
39. Frankie Goes To Hollywood The Power Of Love

YouTube - The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
38. Depeche Mode Route 66

YouTube - Depeche Mode Route 66
37. UB40 Red, Red Wine

YouTube - UB40 Red Red Wine 1983
36. Pop Will Eat Itself Wise Up Sucker

YouTube - Pop Will Eat Itself- Wise Up Sucker
35. U2 bad

YouTube - Bad - U2
34. English Beat Mirror In The Bathroom

YouTube - The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
33. Morrissey Everyday is Like Sunday

YouTube - Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday (Live)
32. The Cure Close To Me

YouTube - The Cure - Close To Me
31. Tones On Tail Go

YouTube - Tones on Tail - "Go!" (full version)
30. The cure Boys Don't Cry

YouTube - The Cure "Boys Don't Cry"
29. Nine Inch Nails Head Like A Hole

YouTube - Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
28. REM It's The End Of the World

27. REM Superman
YouTube - REM I Am Superman
26. Charlatans The only One I Know

YouTube - The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
25. The Cure Pictures Of You

YouTube - the cure - pictures of you
24. U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday

YouTube - U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday
23. Love And Rockets Haunted When The Minutes Drag

YouTube - Love and Rockets - Haunted, When the Minutes Drag
22. The Clash London Calling

21. Ministry Everyday Is Halloween
20. The Cure In Between Days

YouTube - The Cure - In Between Days
19. The B52's Rock Lobster

YouTube - B52s Rock lobster
18. The Cure Just Like Heaven

YouTube - The Cure-Just Like Heaven
17. Talk Talk It's My Life

YouTube - Talk Talk - It's My Life
16. Depeche Mode Strangelove

YouTube - Depeche Mode Strangelove '88 US Version
15. Modern English I Melt With You

YouTube - Modern english - melt with you (original full version)
14. Stone Roses Fools Gold

YouTube - The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
13. Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun

YouTube - VIOLENT FEMMES-Blister in the Sun
12. Depeche Mode Somebody

YouTube - Depeche Mode / Somebody (Whistle Test TV Show '84)
11. Sinead O'Conner Troy

YouTube - Sinéad O'Connor - Troy
10. Violent Femmes Add it Up

YouTube - Violent Femmes- Add It Up
9. Depeche Mode I Just Can't Get Enough

YouTube - depeche mode/just can't get enough/odeon 1982
8. Alphaville Forever Young

YouTube - Alphaville - Forever Young (Special Dance Version)
7. New Order Bizarre Love Triangle

YouTube - NEW ORDER-Bizarre Love Triangle
6. The Cult She sells Sanctuary

5. New Order Blue Monday

YouTube - New Order - Blue Monday (original video)
4. Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart

YouTube - Love Will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division
3. Bauhaus Bela Lugosi Is dead

YouTube - Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead [Music Video]
2. Soft Cell Tainted Love

YouTube - Soft Cell - Tainted Love: Video
1.The Smiths how soon is now

YouTube - The Smiths "How Soon Is Now?"
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Location: Houston, Texas
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After browsing down that list of music, and after looking at some of the posts with names like 50cents, tupac, and other complete and total trash like that just makes me more proud and grateful to have grown up in my generation.

Imagine growing up where there is no music? And I used that word music so loosely. The day the music died says Don McLean. I say it died in about 1988 or so. It's such a shame.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:36 AM
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Tupac was a lot more nuanced and definitely a better artist than 50 Cent is IMO. That said, I also grew up in the 80's and am happy to see that Blue Monday, one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite groups of that time, made the Top Ten on this list!
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