The best songs of the 1980s: What are NJ’s picks?
You see all of these lists about the "Greatest Songs of All Time," but what would you say is the worst?
According to GQ Magazine, it's 1985's "We Built This City" by Starship. They're on the right track. After all the I think the 80's was the worst decade for music. Maybe because it was a prosperous decade here in the US. Without all the pain and suffering that produces great art, you're just left with a soundtrack of the privileged ooze of schlocky lyrics and electronic melodies.
Yet there were a few gems in the pile. What would most New Jerseyans pick as the best song of the '80s? Here are my top 10, in no particular order.
– Dennis Malloy
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears
"What I Like About You" by The Romantics
"Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc.
"Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
"1999" by Prince
"True" by Spandau Ballet
"Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & the Waves
"Wild Thing" by Tone Loc
"99 Luftballons" by Nena
"Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners
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