Damon's top 15 songs from the 80s

Damon's top 15 songs from the 1980s

There’s just something about music from the 80s that made it have such a powerful impact on me, writes Damon Beard. He shares his top 15 songs from the 80s.

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Why are 1908s songs so great? I’d say it’s the impact of the singers and their musical genius in the songs they wrote and sang. 

It’s like, back then, it was raw talent coming through.

Now it’s all about synthesizers and digital equipment making someone sound great when in actual fact they may not even have any musical talent at all.

Here are my top 15 songs from the 80s, in no particular order!

  1. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

2. Call Me – Blondie

3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

4. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen

5. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

6. Careless Whisper - George Michael

7. With or Without You - U2

8. Down Under – Men at Work

9. Jump – Eddie Van Halen

10. Walk like an Egyptian – The Bangles

11. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

12. When Doves Cry – Prince

13. All Night Long – Lionel Richie

14. Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

15. Take On Me – A-ha

What are your favourite 80s songs?  Email Damon.

Catch all of these hits on East Coast Gold.

Don't forget we have an 80s at 8pm slot every evening! Otherwise, listen to Damon weekdays, 3pm to 7pm.

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