80's Music Mix Competition

Updated: Mar 13, 2021

And the winner is: DJ Joe!! Playlist #4 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/55czbPOeg3M0jRRxwiIEKg?si=591fdf87144d4590

The listeners have spoken! The highlighting comment from one of our voters includes: "A playlist that hits all of the notes all the way through, with surprises."

Playlist #4 starts out with Love is a Battlefield, I Go Crazy, Mandinka, The Hardest Walk, Bizarre Love Triangle, Heart and Soul and continues on with Voices Carry, Politics are Dancing, The Killing Moon, Magic, I'm on Fire, Delirious and wraps up with the 12' extended version of Tainted Love.

Checkout all (5) of the competing playlists below:

The standard format is Spotify

Playlist #1: Electriqsoul's top 60 80's Picks:

The initial songs on my playlist were influenced by MTV which when on air on August 1, 1981 with my 2nd song, "Video Killed the Radio Star". Our eyes and ears were changed forever! As the 80's rolled on, my taste in music evolved. Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson made my list, but also with some less obvious picks. You will hear Dire Straits, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Peter Gabriel, INXS, the Cure, Chris Isaak, The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen, Real Life, Kix, OMD, Berlin, Cher, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, 10,000 Maniacs, Neneh Cherry, U2 and ends with Chris de Burgh. Click here to access the list via Spotify


Playlist #2: Probably the most unique in terms of steering away from the obvious pop song. This playlist starts out with Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., David Bowie, Peter Schilling, Kim Wilde, Robert Hazard & the Heroes and mixes in Wire Train, Modern English, Rolling Stones, the Waitresses, Aldo Nova, Adam Ant, Bow Wow Wow and so many more songs to really expand our music horizons. Click here to access the list via Spotify


Playlist #3: Our third playlist throws down the 80's music gauntlet from Great Britain and features a vast combination of favorite pop and sleeper hits including: Soft Cell, Phil Collins, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Tracy Chapman, INXS, Patrice Rush, Inner City, DEVO, David Bowie, the B-52's, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol, M/A/R/R/S, Steve "Silk" Hurley, a Guy Called Gerald, 808 State, Eric Carmen, Neheh Cherry, Iggy Pop, Erasure, Coldcut & Lisa Stansfield, Alison Moyet, Tom Browne and on. Click here to access the list via Spotify


Playlist #4 A well-blended 80's showcase of sleeper and pop songs starting with Pat Benatar, Flesh for Lulu, Sinead O'Connor, the Jesus and Mary Chain, New Order, T'Pau, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, INXS, Eddie Money, Boy Meets Girl, Janet Jackson, Robert Palmer, Til Tuesday, Re-Flex, Love and Rockets, Journey, Sting, Crowded House, John Lennon, U2, the Cars, Divinyls, Madonna, Simple Minds, Queen, Soft Cell and so much more. Click here to access the list via Spotify https://open.spotify.com/playlist/55czbPOeg3M0jRRxwiIEKg

Playlist #5 Mixes up some more traditional yet forgotten pop 80's tunes from ABC, Michael Jackson, Steve Miller Band, Kim Carnes, Steve Perry, Journey, Eddie Money, Bryan Adams, U2, Bon Jovi, the Boss, Tiffany, Daryl Hall & John Oats, Cher, Quarterflash, Rick Springfield and more.

Click here to access the list via Spotify


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