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Top 15 1980s Tunes For The Mornings

by heavybison
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The 80’s were a great period to grow up in. There was still the hangover of those great 60’s and 70’s bands as well as plenty of new influences like disco and synth pop. Along with the typical pop flavors however came a few unforgettable melodies that have stood the test of time. They had the adrenaline feel of rock, the simplicity of pop and the beauty of new age music and set benchmarks of their own. This list of 15 songs below are typified by their expansive but simple sound, buoyant energy and underlying feel of optimism. They are all great songs to start the day with. Feel free to have your say on any I’ve missed as well as any that shouldn’t be here!

15. Simple minds Don’t You (Forget About Me)

14. Toto Africa

13. Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky

12. Simple Minds Belfast Child

11. Thompson Twins Hold Me Now

10. Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes

9. Madonna Cherish

8. Tears for Fears Woman in chains

7. Pat Benetar We Belong

6. Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence

5. Tears for Fears Head over heels

4. Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield

3. Simple Minds Alive And Kicking

2. George Michael Freedom! ’90

1. Simple Minds Let there be love

Contributor: heavybison

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