Thursday, July 06, 2017

40 From 40: 1982

Does anyone read these spiels? Maybe we should just save them for the book version that'll never happen. Here's forty top songs (39 of which are on Spotify) from the magnificent pop year of 1982, and no, Dollar's inclusion is not a mistake. Trevor Horn, good man. By the way, yes, we know Shipbuilding came out in 1982 but was included in our 1983 list. It happens. At least it's represented.




The Passage - XOYO
New Order - Temptation
Yazoo - Don't Go
Visage - Night Train
The Human League - Mirror Man
Prefab Sprout - Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
The Associates - Party Fears Two
Scritti Politti - Jacques Derrida
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Kurtis Blow - Tough
Soft Cell - Torch
Bucks Fizz - My Camera Never Lies
Dollar - Videotheque
Weekend - Drumbeat For Baby
Dexys Midnight Runners - Let's Make This Precious
Orange Juice - I Can't Help Myself
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling
Nick Nicely - Hilly Fields (1892)
Kate Bush - Suspended In Gaffa
XTC - Senses Working Overtime
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Back Of Love
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Fireworks
The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
R.E.M. - Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)
The Monochrome Set - Jet Set Junta
Mission Of Burma - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
Descendents - Myage
The Fall - The Classical
Cocteau Twins - Wax And Wane
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
ESG - Dance
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Stool Pigeon
Gang Of Four - We Live As We Dream, Alone
Fun Boy Three - The Telephone Always Rings
The Clash - Straight To Hell
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Beyond Belief
Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman

Previously amongst the 40: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

1 comment:

Paul said...

Yeah, I read them!