Favorite 80's POP albums

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Favorite 80's POP albums

Post by mflorio » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:20 pm

Favorite 80's POP albums:

Was sorting my cd shelves the other day and was surprised to find a few gems...

Anybody remember these ?

Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Mr Mister - Welcome to the Real World
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action

Foreigner - Agent Provacateur
The Firm - The Firm
Queen - A Kind of Magic

borderline prog/pop:
Asia - Asia
It Bites - Once Around the World
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Post by SuperTed » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:42 pm

Here's a few of my faves...

Ultravox - Quartet
The Human League - Dare
Howard Jones - Human's Lib
Duran Duran - Rio
Nik Kershaw - Human Racing

Now where's that pink leather tie? 8)
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Post by Reepicheep » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:52 pm

Oh my gosh, this is awesome because I'm pretty sure no one else on this board owned these.

Debbie Gibson-Electric Youth (My very first semi-"professional" recording was me in like, 1987 singing "Lost in Your Eyes")
I was so obsessed with her-I sent her tons of fanmail and even had "Electric Youth" perfume.

Tiffany-Her self titled album.

These were my favorite pop albums in the 80's along with a good dose of Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith.


Now, my favorite pop albums FROM the 80's would probably all be U2.
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Post by theHermit » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:09 pm

There was an electric youth perfume? :shock:

My favorites:

Asia's first album.
Dad Loves His Work - James Taylor
Lead Me On - Amy Grant
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Post by johnc » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:53 pm

This motivated me to deep-search my music collection. Here are a few I found:

CDs burned from albums:
Chicago 17
Def Leppard's Pyromania
Genesis (self-titled)
GTR
Yes (or, as Hermit might call it, NO :lol: )--90125

Albums:
Phil Collins' No Jacket Required
Enya's Watermark
Amy Grant's Lead Me On (good stage show on that tour, which included AD's Warren Ham)
Howard Jones' Dream Into Action
Level 42's Running In The Family
Saga's Worlds Apart
Scritti Politti's Provision
Thompson Twins' Here's To Future Days

Truly ancient cassettes:
Weird Al Yankovic's In 3-D
Genesis' Invisible Touch
The Police's Synchronicity
Soundtrack to the movie Heavy Metal, which is a synopsis of early-80s rock and pop
Paul Simon's Graceland
Reepicheep wrote:Oh my gosh, this is awesome because I'm pretty sure no one else on this board owned these.

Debbie Gibson-Electric Youth (My very first semi-"professional" recording was me in like, 1987 singing "Lost in Your Eyes")
I was so obsessed with her-I sent her tons of fanmail and even had "Electric Youth" perfume.

Tiffany-Her self titled album.
Certainly no self-respecting proghole would admit to owning such. :twisted: But it is my understanding that Tiffany is still doing live shows, albeit probably not solely in shopping malls (remember her mall tour?)
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Post by theHermit » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:58 pm

I really love Lead Me On. To date it's my favorite Amy Grant album. Intelligent pop and very mature writing. I also quite like Behind the Eyes.
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Post by Reepicheep » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:08 pm

theHermit wrote:I really love Lead Me On. To date it's my favorite Amy Grant album. Intelligent pop and very mature writing. I also quite like Behind the Eyes.
I agree about Lead Me On!
I still listen to it.
I think that's the last Amy Grant album I really liked though.
Amy Grant will always hold a special place in my heart because when I was 3, she contacted my sister through make a wish (my sister had terminal cancer) and talked to her on the phone and was going to fly her out to one of her shows. Unfortunately, my sister didn't make it, but we all saw her and talked to her and stuff.

I also loved her Unguarded album.
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Post by theHermit » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:37 pm

I am sorry about your sister Flo.

Those Amy records that came between Lead Me On and Behind the Eyes are not my favorites either. There is also a place in my heart for Straight Ahead and Age to Age. Need to listen to those again.
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Post by yeshead 777 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:56 pm

Thank you for sharing that story Flo. I've always liked Amy too-and saw her several times in the 80's(2 or 3 W/MWS), and one with her ex opening. I did think that she got a bad rap during the divorce and all, even though she slipped and made a few unflattering remarks in the press-she's only human-and CCM artists were and are always put on too high of a pedastool. Anyway, MWS had one of the best CCM or anywho POP records of the 80's in "The Big Picture"-which was a great tour too. Other good CCM 80's POP: Russ Taff-Medals, Whiteheart-Freedom,The Choir-Wide eyed Wonder(Alternative Pop),and I loved Lead Me on also. some other 80's pop i liked: U2-war,Joshua Tree,Unforgetable fire, The Call-Reconciled, some Simple Minds,PG-So.
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Post by mflorio » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:05 pm

johnc wrote:This motivated me to deep-search my music collection. Here are a few I found:
...
Genesis (self-titled)
...
Yes (or, as Hermit might call it, NO :lol: )--90125
...
Saga's Worlds Apart
...
I definitely have to echo the Saga and Yes choices as personal favorites - even though I also consider them leaning more toward progrock.

I loved the self-titled Genesis too ! For some reason they've never remastered that album as far as I know, unlike almost every other Genesis release.

Which is the Amy Grant album with "Baby Baby" ?

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Post by mflorio » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:20 pm

Reepicheep wrote:
Michael W. Smith.
A few years ago I got into the rather embarrasing habit of watching the Trinity network late at night (Hal Lindsey had an interesting show I think). Anyway they used to show a video clip from time to time in between regular programming of a live Michael W Smith performance I thought was really cool - pretty big band with horn section and extra percussionists. Very anthemic sound. Does anyone know what song that is (title, album) - Flo ?

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Post by yeshead 777 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:23 pm

Could have been "Secret Ambition"-I think that one had a horn section, and I know there was a video. Here's a bit of useless trivia? How played bass/chapman stick on MWS's "The Big Picture"?
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Post by yeshead 777 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:25 pm

"Baby,Baby" was on :Heart in Motion"-which had another hit by a great songwirter/producer-Charlie Peacock called "Every Heartbeat."
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:58 pm

When Walter and I were in a band back around '84 we played about half of Welcome To The Real World. I always liked that album. We never did Uniform Of Youth live but that was the funnest song to play.
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Post by Alatar » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:18 am

Favourite pop album from the 80's:

Robbie Robertson: Robbie Robertson

Most notably pop album I own:

Cyndi Lauper: She's so unusual

Most embarassing band I liked:

The Electric Pandas (they were a so-so local band, but the name itself was embarassing)

I was also into The Police, Sting, Dire Straits, Tracy Chapman, Toni Childs and Daryl Hall.
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