When Rolling Stone polled their readers to find out the top ten worst songs of the 80's, we were kind of confused. We thought, "Shouldn't that title be best songs of the 80's"? What were you thinking, Rolling Stone readers? Here's a handful of tracks from the list that we think are true 80's classics:
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Never gonna give you up / Never gonna let you down / Never gonna run around and desert you
OK, it's true: the Rickroll has definitely played this song out a little bit. But hey, it's a great track right? Family Guy did a great rendition of the song, and even though the tune will always have a connotation with a Rickrollin' prank, the lyrics are timeless and I wouldn't be offended if somebody sang it to me affectionately.
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
We can dance if we want to / We can leave your friends behind / 'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance / Well they're, no friends of mine
The video for Men Without Hat's "Safety Dance" is a little strange (what's with the medieval theme?), but the song totally stands strong today. I've never heard somebody say they don't like the song, and how can they? Look at the awesome lyrics! If you don't dance, sorry: you're no friend of mine.
The Final Countdown - Europe
It's the final countdown / We're leaving together / The final countdown / We'll all miss her so
Probably the most epic song of the 80's is Europe's cinematic "Final Countdown". Is it about space travel? Going into the future? The world ending? We don't really know, but the whole fantasy aspect of the tune makes this a truly awesome 80's hit that we'll never get sick of.
What are some of your favorite 80's classics?