80's Retro Club

March 2001 Poll Results

What is the top song of the 80's?

The "Songs of the Century" project, named Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow" as the Song of the Century. Of course, everyone knows that the real song of the century comes from the 80's, but what is it? The project compiled lists of the best songs of each decade of the 20th century. For our favorite decade, it named Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It".

We weren't sure we agreed with the results. We were just sure that they didn't consult you - the devoted 80's fans. So we wanted to let you choose from the Project's provided list. (Their list may not be ideal, but let's go with it for now.)

Choice
Michael Jackson - Beat It (1983) 3 (12%)
The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat (1982) 3 (12%)
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (1984) 2 (8%)
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1983) 2 (8%)
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine (1988) 2 (8%)
Madonna - Material Girl (1985) 2 (8%)
The B-52's - Love Shack (1989) 2 (8%)
Alabama - My Home's in Alabama (1980) 1 (4%)
Bette Midler - The Wind Beneath My Wings (1989) 1 (4%)
Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll (1982) 1 (4%)
Prince - Purple Rain (1984) 1 (4%)
The Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right (to Party) (1987) 1 (4%)
The Police - Every Breath You Take (1983) 1 (4%)
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (1987) 1 (4%)
Van Halen - Jump (1984) 1 (4%)
Amy Grant - El Shaddai (1982) 0 (0%)
Blondie - Heart of Glass (1979) 0 (0%)
Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll (1979) 0 (0%)
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (1988) 0 (0%)
Dionne Warwick & Friends - That's What Friends Are For (1986) 0 (0%)
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (1980) 0 (0%)
George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today (1980) 0 (0%)
George Michael - Faith (1987) 0 (0%)
Grandmaster Flash - The Message (1982) 0 (0%)
Hank Williams Jr. - All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (1984) 0 (0%)
Herbie Hancock - Rockit (1983) 0 (0%)
Irene Cara - Flashdance (1983) 0 (0%)
Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong (1982) 0 (0%)
John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack and Diane (1982) 0 (0%)
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (1981) 0 (0%)
Kool & The Gang - Celebration (1980) 0 (0%)
Paul Simon - 'Graceland (1986) 0 (0%)
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (1980) 0 (0%)
Prince - 1999 (1982) 0 (0%)
Public Enemy - Fight the Power (1989) 0 (0%)
Steve Winwood - Higher Love (1986) 0 (0%)
Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (1979) 0 (0%)
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House (1983) 0 (0%)
The Judds - Mama He's Crazy (1984) 0 (0%)
The Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited (1984) 0 (0%)
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It (1984) 0 (0%)
Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989) 0 (0%)
USA for Africa - We Are the World (1985) 0 (0%)
Willie Nelson - On the Road Again (1980) 0 (0%)

Total votes= 24