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The Songfactors' Choice Top Albums of the Decades: The '80's


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Avalon by Roxy Music

1."More Than This"

2."The Space Between"



5."While My Heart Is Still Beating"

6."The Main Thing"

7."Take a Chance with Me"

8."To Turn You On"

9."True to Life"



Technique by NewOrder

1."Fine Time"

2."All the Way"

3."Love Less"

4."Round & Round"

5."Guilty Partner"


7."Mr. Disco"

8."Vanishing Point"

9."Dream Attack"

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"Songs From The Big Chair"- Tears For Fears (1985)

1. Shout

2. The Working Hour

3. Everybody Wants To Rule The World

4. Mothers Talk

5. I Believe

6. Broken

7. Head Over Heels/Broken

8. Listen


"Blizzard Of Ozz"- Ozzy Osbourne (1980)

1. I Don't Know

2. Crazy Train

3. Goodbye To Romance

4. Dee

5. Suicide Solution

6. Mr. Crowley

7. No Bone Movies

8. Revelation (Mother Earth)

9. Steal Away (The Night)

I didn't even know these threads existed. Good thing I found it when I did!

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Double Fantasy - John Lennon

1. "(Just Like) Starting Over" John Lennon 3:56

2. "Kiss Kiss Kiss" Yoko Ono 2:41

3. "Cleanup Time" John Lennon 2:58

4. "Give Me Something" Yoko Ono 1:35

5. "I'm Losing You" John Lennon 3:57

6. "I'm Moving On" Yoko Ono 2:20

7. "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" John Lennon 4:02

8. "Watching the Wheels" John Lennon 3:35

9. "Yes, I'm Your Angel" Yoko Ono 3:08

10. "Woman" John Lennon 3:22

11. "Beautiful Boys" Yoko Ono 2:55

12. "Dear Yoko" John Lennon 2:34

13. "Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him" Yoko Ono 4:02

14. "Hard Times Are Over" Yoko Ono 3:20

Let's Dance - David Bowie

All tracks written by David Bowie except as noted.

"Modern Love" – 4:46

"China Girl" (Bowie, Iggy Pop) – 5:32

"Let's Dance" – 7:38

"Without You" – 3:08

"Ricochet" – 5:14

"Criminal World" (Peter Godwin, Duncan Browne, Sean Lyons) – 4:25

"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Bowie, Giorgio Moroder) – 5:09

"Shake It" – 3:49

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You guys are all so sweet to think of me and wait for me prior to voting. I put my little sweetie on the bus to school, worked out at the gym, and now I'm back! I lost the list of albums I wanted to nominate when I emptied my desk and there are so many good ones already chosen, but I'll try:

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)

This album launched her into the stratosphere with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", but it also spawned the hits "Time After Time" "She Bop" and "Money Changes Everything" and "All Through The Night". Her unusual voice and look influenced a generation of girls to be themselves.

Uh Huh - John Cougar Mellencamp (1983)

One of my favorite albums. John had already had hits as "John Cougar", but this was the first album in which he used his birth name and became a big star. The first three tracks rank among my favorite JCM songs of all time

Crumblin' Down

Pink Houses

Authority Song

Warmer Place to Sleep

Jackie O

Play Guitar

Serious Business

Lovin' mother for ya

Golden Gates

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The Queen Is Dead ~ The Smiths (1986)

1. "The Queen Is Dead" 6:24

2. "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" 2:17

3. "I Know It's Over" 5:48

4. "Never Had No One Ever" 3:36

5. "Cemetry Gates" 2:39

6. "Bigmouth Strikes Again" 3:12

7. "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" 3:15

8. "Vicar in a Tutu" 2:21

9. "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" 4:02

10. "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" 3:14

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*Master of Puppets, Metallica*



1. Battery

2. Master of Puppets

3. The Thing That Should Not Be

4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

5. Disposable Heroes

6. Leper Messiah

7. Orion

8. Damage, Inc.

*Blizzard of Ozz, Ozzy Osbourne*



1. I Don't Know

2. Crazy Train

3. Goodbye to Romance

4. Dee

5. Suicide Solution

6. Mr. Crowley

7. No Bone Movies

8. Revelation (Mother Earth)

9. Steal Away (The Night)

Two essential heavy metal classics in an essential heavy metal decade.

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Hey Ace, Welcome to Songfacts :)

take a look around this thread and you'll notice that both of your choices have already been nominated - which is a good thing because that means you can choose two new ones :thumbsup:

And I second that .... please, join us & throw out a couple more great 80's albums. :thumbsup:

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As long as the renomination of Metallica by Ace Syton stands...

Combat Rock - The Clash (1982)


"Know Your Rights"

"Car Jamming"

"Should I Stay or Should I Go"

"Rock the Casbah"

"Red Angel Dragnet"

"Straight to Hell"

"Overpowered by Funk"

"Atom Tan"

"Sean Flynn"

"Ghetto Defendant"

"Inoculated City"

"Death is a Star"

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Why should Kenne have to change his nomination? He came up with it first.

Edit that guy's post so that his nominations aren't there anymore since someone else go to them already.

Kenne doesn't have to, but he can, if he wants to... just like you or anyone else can change their own nominations if they want to :)

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