Rock UK 80s

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Rock UK 80s

JOURNEY THROUGH 400 BRITISH ROCK SONGS

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Rock UK 80s

rock UK 80s

New wave and synth-pop produced a magnificent vintage of British pop music in the 1980s. Simple Minds, U2, Eurythmics, New Order, Boy George, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, the Pet Shop Boys and Billy Idol rank among its most famous names but many others like Ultravox, Talk Talk, The Fixx, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Rupert Hine, Shriekback, Lloyd Cole, The House of Love or Echo & The Bunnymen equally delivered exceptional musical landscapes. The gothic rock scene also peaked, notably with The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Joy Division and The Smiths becoming some of the most influential bands in the world.

POP ROCK  ∙  1980  ∙  Johnny and Mary (Robert Palmer)  ∙  Games people play (The Alan Parsons Project)  ∙  Gentlemen take polaroids (Japan)  ∙  1982  ∙  I want candy (Bow Wow Wow)  ∙  1984  ∙  One night in Bangkok (Murray Head)  ∙  Wake me up before you go (Wham)  ∙  1989  ∙  All around the world (Lisa Stansfield)  ∙

SYNTH-POP  ∙  1980  ∙  Enola gay (OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark))  ∙  1981  ∙  Tainted love (Soft Cell)  ∙  Fade to grey (Visage)  ∙  I hang on to my vertigo (Rupert Hine)  ∙  Don't you want me (Human League)  ∙  1982  ∙  Do you really want to hurt me (Boy George & Culture Club)  ∙  The look of love (Abc)  ∙  Let me go (Heaven 17)  ∙  Living in the ceiling (Blancmange)  ∙  Just an illusion (Imagination)  ∙  1983  ∙  Too shy (Kajagoogoo)  ∙  Dance hall days (Wang Chung)  ∙  Wouldn’it be good (Nik Kershaw)  ∙  This is the day (The The)  ∙  1984  ∙  West end girls (Pet Shop Boys)  ∙  What is love (Howard Jones)  ∙  Shout (Tears For Fears)  ∙  Smalltown boy (Bronski Beat)  ∙  1985  ∙  Shake the disease (Depeche Mode)  ∙  1986  ∙  Don't leave me this way (The Communards)  ∙  The formula (Thinkman ft Rupert Hine)  ∙  Here comes the man (Boom Boom Room)  ∙  1988  ∙  Everything good is bad (Westworld )  ∙  1989  ∙  She drives me crazy (Fine Young Cannibals)  ∙  Something good (Paul Haig)  ∙  Manchild (Neneh Cherry, SWE)  ∙

NEW WAVE  ∙  1980  ∙  Vienna (Ultravox)  ∙  Ashes to ashes (David Bowie)  ∙  1981  ∙  Stand and deliver (Adam and the Ants)  ∙  In the air tonight (Phil Colllins)  ∙  1982  ∙  The chauffeur (Duran Duran)  ∙  Back on the chain gang (Pretenders)  ∙  Big sleep (Simple Minds)  ∙  Midnight summer dream (The Stranglers)  ∙  Wot (Captain Sensible)  ∙  Lagonda lifestyle (John Watts)  ∙  1983  ∙  Sweet dreams (Eurythmics)  ∙  Blue monday (New Order)  ∙  Chance (Big Country)  ∙  Lined up (Shriekback)  ∙  New Year's day (U2)  ∙  Saved by zero (The Fixx)  ∙  Wings (The Fall)  ∙  Owners of a lonely heart (Yes)  ∙  Mama (Genesis)  ∙  1984  ∙  Such a shame (Talk Talk)  ∙  Voices (Russ Ballard)  ∙  Relax (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)  ∙  Forest fire (Lloyd Cole And The Commotions)  ∙  Eyes without a face (Billy Idol)  ∙  The killing moon (Echo & the Bunnymen)  ∙  The ghost in you (Psychedelic Furs)  ∙  1985  ∙  A good heart (Fergal Sharkey)  ∙  Camera obscura (Nico + The Factions)  ∙  1986  ∙  The honeythief (Hipsway)  ∙  Driving away from home (It's immaterial)  ∙  Awful day (The Neon Judgement)  ∙  1987  ∙  True faith (New Order)  ∙  Darkland (The Jesus and Mary Chain)  ∙  Shine on (House Of Love)  ∙  1988  ∙  Promise (When in Rome)  ∙  Dangerous times (The Name )  ∙  1989  ∙  Every little word (Flesh For Lulu)  ∙  Trailblaze (Shy Reptiles)  ∙  I wanna be adored (Stone Roses)  ∙  White train (The Hollow Men)  ∙

GOTH ROCK  ∙  1980  ∙  The Eternal (Joy Division)  ∙  1981  ∙  Nightshift (Siouxsee and the Banshees)  ∙  1983  ∙  She's in parties (Bauhaus)  ∙  1984  ∙  How soon is now (The Smiths)  ∙  Song to the siren (This Mortal Coil ft. Elizabeth Fraser)  ∙  1985  ∙  In between days (The Cure)  ∙  Love like blood (Killing Joke)  ∙  Shadow of love (The Damned)  ∙  1986  ∙  Wasteland (The Mission)  ∙  Damascus (Richard Strange & the Engine Room)  ∙  1987  ∙  Dominion,  mother Russia (Sisters of Mercy)  ∙  1989  ∙  So alive (Love & Rockets)  ∙  Cuts you up (Peter Murphy)  ∙

Rock UK 80s

JOURNEY THROUGH 400 BRITISH ROCK SONGS

ROCK UK  ∙   50s   ∙   60s   ∙   70s   ∙   80s   ∙   90s   ∙   2000s   ∙