Wednesday, September 28, 2005

OK, Scott Freeman gave me this idea. Go to Music Outfitters, type the year of your graduation in the Search field, then select the Top 100 songs for that year. Strikethrough the ones you hate and BOLD the ones you love!

Here's mine:

1. Careless Whisper, Wham!

2. Like A Virgin, Madonna

3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Wham!

4. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner

5. I Feel For You, Chaka Khan

6. Out Of Touch, Daryl Hall and John Oates

7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears

8. Money For Nothing, Dire Straits

9. Crazy For You, Madonna

10. Take On Me, A-Ha

11. Everytime You Go Away, Paul Young

12. Easy Lover, Phil Collins and Philip Bailey

13. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon

14. We Built This City, Starship

15. The Power Of Love, Huey Lewis and The News

16. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds

17. Cherish, Kool and The Gang

18. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion), John Parr

19. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey

20. We Are The World, U.S.A. For Africa

21. Shout, Tears For Fears

22. Part-Time Lover, Stevie Wonder

23. Saving All My Love For You, Whitney Houston

24. Heaven, Bryan Adams

25. Everything She Wants, Wham!

26. Cool It Now, New Edition

27. Miami Vice Theme, Jan Hammer

28. Lover Boy, Billy Ocean

29. Lover Girl, Teena Marie

30. You Belong To The City, Glenn Frey

31. Oh Sheila, Ready For The World

32. Rhythm Of The Night, Debarge

33. One More Night, Phil Collins

34. Sea Of Love, Honeydrippers

35. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran

36. The Wild Boys, Duran Duran

37. You're The Inspiration, Chicago

38. Neutron Dance, Pointer Sisters

39. We Belong, Pat Benatar

40. Nightshift, Commodores

41. Things Can Only Get Better, Howard Jones

42. All I Need, Jack Wagner

43. Freeway Of Love, Aretha Franklin

44. Never Surrender, Corey Hart

45. Sussudio, Phil Collins

46. Strut, Sheena Easton

47. You Give Good Love, Whitney Houston

48. The Search Is Over, Survivor

49. Missing You, Diana Ross

50. Separate Lives, Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

51. Raspberry Beret, Prince and The Revolution

52. Suddenly, Billy Ocean

53. The Boys Of Summer, Don Henley

54. One Night In Bangkok, Murray Head

55. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, Sting

56. Obsession, Animotion

57. We Don't Need Another Hero, Tina Turner

58. Material Girl, Madonna

59. Better Be Good To Me, Tina Turner

60. Head Over Heels, Tears For Fears

61. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer

62. Smooth Operator, Sade

63. In My House, Mary Jane Girls

64. Don't Lose My Number, Phil Collins

65. All Through The Night, Cyndi Lauper

66. Run To You, Bryan Adams

67. Glory Days, Bruce Springsteen

68. Voices Carry, 'Til Tuesday

69. Misled, Kool and The Gang

70. Would I Lie To You?, Eurythmics

71. Be Near Me, ABC

72. No More Lonely Nights, Paul McCartney

73. I Can't Hold Back, Survivor

74. Summer Of '69, Bryan Adams

75. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina and The Waves

76. Freedom, Wham!

77. Too Late For Goodbyes, Julian Lennon

78. Valotte, Julian Lennon

79. Some Like It Hot, Power Station

80. Solid, Ashford and Simpson

81. Angel, Madonna

82. I'm On Fire, Bruce Springsteen

83. Method Of Modern Love, Daryl Hall and John Oates

84. Lay Your Hands On Me, Thompson Twins

85. Who's Holding Donna Now, Debarge

86. Lonely Ol' Night, John Cougar Mellencamp

87. What About Love, Heart

88. California Girls, David Lee Roth

89. Fresh, Kool and The Gang

90. Do What You Do, Jermaine Jackson

91. Jungle Of Love, The Time

92. Born In The USA, Bruce Springsteen

93. Private Dancer, Tina Turner

94. Who's Zoomin' Who, Aretha Franklin

95. Fortress Around Your Heart, Sting

96. Penny Lover, Lionel Richie

97. All She Wants To Do Is Dance, Don Henley

98. Dress You Up, Madonna

99. Sentimental Street, Night Ranger

100. Sugar Walls, Sheena Easton


scott said...

You hate Sentimental Street? What are you a communist? And I remember you loving Never Surrender back in the day. I found myself wanting to edit your list. Ahh, but to each his own, right?

Dan Sanders said...

I'd do this for my site (I may yet), but yours is so close to what mine would be...

Here are the differences:

Didn't Like

We Built this City
Some Like It Hot
Who's Zoomin' Who

Did Like

Too Late For Goodbyes
Sentimental Street

I could never like Power Station (it wasn't Duran Duran), and I could never hate Night Ranger (Tommy Shaw? C'mon!?!)

Scott Freeman said...

Yeah, do it for your site, Dan.
You had to love Freedom, although I still have the refrain, "I don't want you Freeman" bouncing around in my brain.

CJR said...

I don't even remember "Sentimental Street". That's my story, man, and I'm stickin' to it.

I do like Never Surrender - Corey Hart, right? Did I cross that off the list? Just an editing error...

I left the "unbolded" ones on as ones I didn't hate or love - but found tolerable - that's how Starship and Power Station survived.

I found myself striking a lot of the "ballady" stuff that edgier groups did.

Dan Sanders said...

So I'm driving to work, and Jack plays "Can You Take Me Higher" this morning. Then it hits me: Tommy Shaw was not, in fact, in Night Ranger. When I thought of Night Ranger, I saw Jack Blades in my head, and I saw Tommy Shaw beside him. No, Dan, that was Damn Yankees.

This is why I write five times as much stuff as you guys see: my stream of consciousness material is not fit for human consumption.

CJR said...

I wondered about the Night Ranger comment...