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Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:44 pm

Come one, come all to the poll that will celebrate the yellowest decade of them all, the 1980s! :happy-partydance:

Next up will be your favorite albums and songs of 1981. I know 1981 gets a bad rap, but I think it's a fantastic year! Let's see what your favorites are!

A few things remain the same with the decade poll, and a few things will be different.

What will remain the same is that I will ask you to post ranked lists of your favorite albums and songs of each year. Keeping with recent tradition, the top 10 albums and songs from each year will automatically qualify for the final, and albums and songs in the 11-20 range will become eligible to be "wildcard" entries. At the end of the 10 yearly polls, the top 50 of the 100 candidates will qualify for the finals based on a new wildcard point system:

Wildcard points = (Yearly points)/(number of ballots)

The biggest change is the point system. Your ranked albums and songs will be assigned points using the following formula:

300/(rank + 2)

Moreover, I will assign points to all of your ranked entries, not only your top 15. Lists must have a minimum of 5 albums and songs to be eligible, but feel free to come up with extended lists if you like - every ranked album and song will receive points!

The deadline for your 1981 lists is 11:59pm forum time on March 31st.

Formatting:

It would be helpful to me if you could use the same delimiter between your rank and the artist as you use to separate the artist from the album/song. Something like 1 | Prince | Controversy works great!

Eligibility:

Any song (including a re-recording of an older song) is eligible if it was released in 1981. I will use the following hierarchy to determine eligibility:

1. AM
2. Discogs/RYM
3. Wikipedia

If you include a song or album you think is questionable, it would help me if you could indicate the source it comes from (album/EP/single).

And we're off!
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:51 am

Moonbeam wrote: The deadline for your 1980 lists is 11:59pm forum time on March 31st.
I assume this should say 1981.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:59 am

Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote: The deadline for your 1980 lists is 11:59pm forum time on March 31st.
I assume this should say 1981.
Whoops! Thanks for catching that!

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:20 am

SONGS

1 - Hepno Beat - Dynamic Hepnotics
2 - Rock This Town - Stray Cats
3 - Give It To Me, Baby - Rick James
4 - Tainted Love - Soft Cell
5 - You're The One For Me - "D" Train
6 - Beat My Guest - Adam and the Ants
7 - Little Pig - Polecats
8 - Swords of a Thousand Men - Ten Pole Tudor
9 - Going Left Right - Department S
10 - The Sound of the Crowd - Human League
11 - Mony Mony - Billy Idol
12 - To Hell With Poverty - Gang of Four
13 - I'm Shakin' - Blasters
14 - Super Freak - Rick James
15 - Dance With Me - B.B. King
16 - Tube Snake Boogie - ZZ top
17 - This is Radio Clash - The Clash
18 - Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
19 - Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
20 - Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
21 - Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
22 - Working For The Weekend - Loverboy
23 - Someday, Someway - Robert Gordon
24 - The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn Band
25 - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigpag - Pigbag
26 - Our Lips Are Sealed - Go-Go's
27 - Almost Saturday Night - Dave Edmunds
28 - Centerfold - J. Geils Band
29 - This Little Girl - Gary U.S. Bonds
30 - She's A Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
31 - Don't You Want Me - Human League
32 - I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett
33 - Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
34 - Hands Up - Ottowan
35 - The Stroke - Billy Squier
36 - Message of Love - Pretenders
37 - I'm A King Bee - Muddy Waters
38 - Rooster Blues - Delbert McClinton
39 - Hold On Tight - ELO
40 - Gemini Dream - Moody Blues
41 - Up All Night - Boomtown Rats
42 - Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100
43 - Girls On Film - Duran Duran
44 - Never Say Never - Romeo Void
45 - New Toy - Lene Lovich
46 - Little T & A - Rolling Stones
47 - We Got The Beat - Go-Go's (IRS version)
48 - Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman
49 - Should I Do It - Pointer Sisters
50 - Love Plus One - Haircut 100
51 - Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:13 am

Hymie wrote:SONGS
5 - You're The One For Me - "D" Train
Keep this one in mind for 1982! It's listed as 1982 according to AM.
Hymie wrote: 45 - Hot Rod Man - Tex Rubinowitz
I see this as being released in 1979 according to both discogs and RYM.
Hymie wrote: 47 - Cavern - Liquid Liquid
This one is listed as being from 1983 by AM. Keep it for then!

Happy to add any other songs you like.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:48 am

My initial album list:

[1] Prince - Controversy
[2] Kraftwerk - Computer World
[3] Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
[4] Eurythmics - In the Garden
[5] The Human League - Dare!
[6] Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
[7] Kano - New York Cake
[8] Devo - New Traditionalists
[9] Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde
[10] Deborah Harry - Koo Koo
[11] Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
[12] The Cure - Faith
[13] Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
[14] Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality
[15] The Sound - From the Lion's Mouth
[16] Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
[17] Comateens - Comateens
[18] Rick James - Street Songs
[19] The Time - The Time
[20] Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man
[21] New Order - Movement
[22] Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
[23] Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
[24] Marquis de Sade - Rue de Siam
[25] Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n Roll
[26] Mötley Crüe - Too Fast for Love
[27] The Cars - Shake It Up
[28] Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm in Love
[29] Brian Eno + David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
[30] The Associates - Fourth Drawer Down
[31] Can - Delay 1968
[32] Roger - The Many Facets of Roger
[33] Pretenders - II
[34] Modern English - Mesh & Lace
[35] Carl Carlton - Carl Carlton

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:54 am

My initial song list:

1 | Prince | Controversy
2 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
3 | The Cure | Primary
4 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
5 | Eurythmics | Take Me to Your Heart
6 | Prince | Private Joy
7 | Eurythmics | Belinda
8 | Prince | Let's Work
9 | Tom Tom Club | Wordy Rappinghood
10 | The Time | Cool
11 | Taana Gardner | Heartbeat
12 | Kim Wilde | Water on Glass
13 | Kraftwerk | Pocket Calculator
14 | New Order | Ceremony
15 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
16 | Prince | Do Me, Baby
17 | Grace Jones | Pull Up to the Bumper
18 | Grace Jones | I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
19 | Alicia Myers | I Want to Thank You
20 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Arabian Knights
21 | Depeche Mode | New Life
22 | Devo | Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth
23 | Kim Wilde | Kids in America
24 | The Human League | Seconds
25 | Kim Wilde | Cambodia (Parts 1 & 2)
26 | Evelyn "Champagne" King | I'm in Love
27 | Devo | Beautiful World
28 | Billy Idol | Dancing with Myself
29 | New Order | Dreams Never End
30 | Rick James | Give It to Me Baby
31 | The Sound | Winning
32 | Grace Jones | Use Me
33 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Night Shift
34 | Kim Wilde | Watching for Shapes
35 | The Time | Get It Up
36 | The Cure | All Cats Are Grey
37 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Into the Light
38 | Depeche Mode | Just Can't Get Enough
39 | Deborah Harry | Backfired
40 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
41 | Joan Jett | Crimson and Clover
42 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Sin in My Heart
43 | Eurythmics | Never Gonna Cry Again
44 | Evelyn "Champagne" King | Spirit of the Dancer
45 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
46 | New Order | Cries and Whispers
47 | Kano | She's a Star
48 | Prince | Hard to Get
49 | Heaven 17 | Penthouse and Pavement
50 | Prince | Sexuality
51 | Kim Wilde | Chequered Love
52 | Comateens | Ghosts
53 | Prince | Strange Way
54 | Heaven 17 | I'm Your Money
55 | Soft Cell | Memorabilia
56 | Depeche Mode | Dreaming of Me
57 | Deborah Harry | Oasis
58 | Kano | Baby Not Tonight
59 | A Flock of Seagulls | Modern Love Is Automatic
60 | Pete Shelley | Homosapien
61 | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
62 | The Human League | Love Action (I Believe in Love)
63 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Monitor
64 | Carl Carlton | She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
65 | The Human League | The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
66 | The Time | The Stick
67 | Stevie Nicks | Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
68 | Heaven 17 | (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
69 | Earth, Wind & Fire | Let's Groove
70 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Spellbound
71 | Devo | Going Under
72 | Romeo Void | Never Say Never
73 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
74 | Comateens | Late Night City
75 | Pretenders | I Go to Sleep
76 | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Souvenir
77 | Kim Wilde | Tuning In, Tuning On
78 | New Order | Everything's Gone Green
79 | The Cure | Other Voices
80 | Eurythmics | English Summer
81 | Deborah Harry | Now I Know You Know
82 | Prince | Ronnie Talk to Russia
83 | Comateens | All Ways
84 | Heaven 17 | Play to Win
85 | Kim Wilde | Everything We Know
86 | Deborah Harry | The Jam Was Moving
87 | Men at Work | Down Under
88 | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Georgia
89 | Prince | Annie Christian
90 | Mötley Crüe | Public Enemy #1
91 | Deborah Harry | Jump Jump
92 | Eurythmics | All the Young (People of Today)
93 | Mötley Crüe | Merry-Go-Round
94 | The Human League | The Sound of the Crowd
95 | Kate Bush | Sat in Your Lap
96 | The Specials | Ghost Town
97 | ABBA | The Visitors
98 | Journey | Don't Stop Believin'
99 | Heaven 17 | Let's All Make a Bomb
100 | Depeche Mode | Boys Say Go!
101 | Deborah Harry | Chrome
102 | Evelyn "Champagne" King | If You Want My Lovin'
103 | Soft Cell | Chips on My Shoulder
104 | Lene Lovich | New Toy
105 | Soft Cell | Bedsitter
106 | The Cure | Charlotte Sometimes
107 | Queen | Under Pressure

Plus these ones I rate at least an 8/10:

Brian Eno | Regiment
Comateens | Nightmare
Devo | Through Being Cool
Joan Jett | I Love Rock 'n Roll
Kim Wilde | Our Town
Kraftwerk | Numbers
Laurie Anderson | O Superman
The Human League | Darkness
Brian Eno | The Jezebel Spirit
Comateens | Strangler
Deborah Harry | Military Rap
Depeche Mode | Any Second Now (Voices)
Depeche Mode | Big Muff
Depeche Mode | Photographic
Depeche Mode | Puppets
Echo and the Bunnymen | All My Colours
Eurythmics | Revenge
Eurythmics | She's Invisible Now
Eurythmics | Your Time Will Come
Evelyn "Champagne" King | What Are You Waiting For
Funkadelic | Electro-Cuties
Go-Go's | Our Lips Are Sealed
Grace Jones | I've Done It Again
Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
Grace Jones | Walking in the Rain
Heaven 17 | Song With No Name
Joan Armatrading | I'm Lucky
Kano | Don't Try to Stop Me
Kano | Round and Round
Kraftwerk | Computer World
Marquis de Sade | Silent World
New Order | Doubts Even Here
Oxygen | Party Lets Party
Patrick Cowley | Lift Off
Patrick Cowley | Megatron Man
Ph.D. | I Won't Let You Down
Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
Pretenders | Message of Love
Prince | Broken
Prince | Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
Rick James | Ghetto Life
Rick James | Mr. Policeman
Rick James | Super Freak
Roger | Do It Roger
Roger | So Ruff, So Tuff
Siouxsie and the Banshees | Follow the Sun
Siouxsie and the Banshees | Voodoo Dolly
Soft Cell | Sex Dwarf
The Associates | Tell Me Easter's on Friday
The Associates | White Car in Germany
The Cars | Think It Over
The Cure | The Holy Hour
The Human League | Do or Die
The Passions | I'm in Love with a German Film Star
The Sound | Judgement
The Sound | Sense of Purpose
The Sound | The Fire
Ultravox | The Voice
Vangelis | Chariots of Fire
A Flock of Seagulls | Telecommunication
ABBA | Lay All Your Love on Me
Billy Idol | Mony Mony
Brian Eno | Mea Culpa
Brian Eno | Mountain of Needles
Brian Eno | The Carrier
Carl Carlton | I've Got That Boogie Fever
Comateens | One by One
Comateens | Overseas
Comateens | Raceway
Deborah Harry | Surrender
Depeche Mode | I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Depeche Mode | Nodisco
Devo | Enough Said
Devo | Love Without Anger
Devo | Race of Doom
Devo | Soft Things
Duran Duran | Girls on Film
Duran Duran | Planet Earth
Echo and the Bunnymen | Show of Strength
Eurythmics | Heartbeat, Heartbeat
Eurythmics | Le Sinistre
Eurythmics | Sing - Sing
Foreigner | Urgent
Frankie Smith | Double Dutch Bus
Funkadelic | The Electric Spanking of War Babies
Go-Go's | Automatic
Go-Go's | Can't Stop the World
Go-Go's | Lust to Love
Go-Go's | Tonite
Grace Jones | Demolition Man
Heaven 17 | Geisha Boys and Temple Girls
Japan | Cantonese Boy
Joan Jett | Victim of Circumstance
Joan Jett | You're Too Possessive
Kano | Cant Hold Back (Your Loving)
Kano | Party
Kim Wilde | Shane
Kraftwerk | Computer World..2
Kraftwerk | Home Computer
Kraftwerk | It's More Fun to Compute
Lindsey Buckingham | Trouble
Marquis de Sade | Final Fog (Brouillard définitif)
Marquis de Sade | Rue de Siam / Submarines and Icebergs
Marquis de Sade | S.A.I.D.
Marquis de Sade | Stairs and Halls
Modern English | A Viable Commercial
Modern English | Smiles and Laugher
Mohamed Mounir | El Leila Ya Samra
Mötley Crüe | Live Wire
New Order | Chosen Time
New Order | ICB
New Order | In a Lonely Place
New Order | Mesh
New Order | Senses
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Joan of Arc
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | She's Leaving
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | The Beginning and the End
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | The New Stone Age
Patrick Cowley | Menergy
Patrick Cowley | Thank God for Music
Pluton & Humanoids | World Invaders
Pretenders | Day After Day
Prince | Jack U Off
Quarterflash | Harden My Heart
Rick James | Below the Funk (Pass the J)
Rick James | Call Me Up
Romeo Void | Present Tense
Secret Service | Flash in the Night
Siouxsie and the Banshees | Halloween
Soft Cell | Entertain Me
Soft Cell | Where Did Our Love Go?
Soft Cell | Youth
Squeeze | Tempted
The Associates | A Girl Named Property
The Associates | The Associate
The Cars | Cruiser
The Cars | I'm Not the One
The Cure | The Drowning Man
The Gun Club | Sex Beat
The Human League | Get Carter
The Human League | Hard Times
The Human League | I Am the Law
The Human League | Open Your Heart
The Jam | Tales from the Riverbank
The Sound | Fatal Flaw
The Sound | Silent Air
The Sound | Skeletons
The Stranglers | Golden Brown
This Heat | A New Kind of Water
Time Bandits | Live It Up
Tom Tom Club | As Above, So Below
Tom Tom Club | L'Elephant
X | The Once Over Twice

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:42 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Hymie wrote:SONGS
5 - You're The One For Me - "D" Train
Keep this one in mind for 1982! It's listed as 1982 according to AM.
AM is wrong, you can see the year right on the label. It also entered the Billboard R&B Chart on Dec 19, 1981.


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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:52 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Hymie wrote: 47 - Cavern - Liquid Liquid
This one is listed as being from 1983 by AM. Keep it for then!
AM is wrong again. I bought this EP in 1981. They even show the month of release here.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/ep/li ... id-liquid/

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Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:55 am

I removed the Rubinowitz and added a song to keep it at 50.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by BobPatience » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:58 am

Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Hymie wrote: 47 - Cavern - Liquid Liquid
This one is listed as being from 1983 by AM. Keep it for then!
AM is wrong again. I bought this EP in 1981. They even show the month of release here.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/ep/li ... id-liquid/
Cavern seems to be a track on the Optimo EP, not on Liquid Liquid.

The tracklist for the EP in your link is:
Groupmegroup
New Walk
Lub Dupe
Bell Head
Rubbermiro
Festina Lente

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:02 am

My mistake, I showed the wrong EP. I guess "Cavern" is 1983.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:04 am

Okay, "Cavern" is out, I added another song to get back to 50.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:07 am

Moonbeam wrote:My initial song list:

28 | Billy Idol | Dancing with Myself
This is 1980.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... y_rash_f3/

I think they reissued it in 1981 with the artist shown as just Bill Idol, but it's the same version.

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Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:12 am

I just added "Never Say Never." I had it as 1982, but 1981 is correct.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:18 am

Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Hymie wrote:SONGS
5 - You're The One For Me - "D" Train
Keep this one in mind for 1982! It's listed as 1982 according to AM.
AM is wrong, you can see the year right on the label. It also entered the Billboard R&B Chart on Dec 19, 1981.


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I accept that AM might be wrong here, but that is the main resource we will go with. I think those who like the song will probably think to only vote for it in 1982. I am using AM as the main resource for year eligibility, even in cases where it is wrong, because it is a natural reference point. I certainly will be adding it to me 1982 list!

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:19 am

Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:My initial song list:

28 | Billy Idol | Dancing with Myself
This is 1980.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... y_rash_f3/

I think they reissued it in 1981 with the artist shown as just Bill Idol, but it's the same version.
Yep! Realized it too late! Thanks for catching that one.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Henry » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:24 am

Songs

1. The Rolling Stones / Start Me Up
2. Todd Rundgren / Compassion
3. The Human League / Don't You Want Me
4. Journey / Don't Stop Believin'
5. Todd Rundgren / Time Heals
6. Squeeze / Tempted
7. Todd Rundgren / Healing Part II
8. Soft Cell / Tainted Love
9. Todd Rundgren / Healing Part III
10. Pretenders / Talk of the Town
11. Phil Collins / In The Air Tonight
12. Foreigner / Waiting For a Girl Like You
13. Foreigner / Urgent
14. Todd Rundgren / Tiny Demons
15. Pretenders / Message of Love
16. The Police / Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
17. Journey / Who's Crying Now
18. Squeeze / In Quintessence
19. Journey / Open Arms
20. Squeeze / Woman's World
21. Todd Rundgren / Healing Part 1
22. Rush / Tom Sawyer
23. Todd Rundgren / Healer
24. April Wine / Just Between You and Me
25. Todd Rundgren / Golden Goose

26. Dan Fogelberg / Leader of the Band
27. Marty Balin / Hearts
28. Squeeze / Is That Love
29. The Go-Go's / Our Lips Are Sealed
30. Santana / Winning
31. Depeche Mode / Just Can't Get Enough
32. Gover Washington Jr. / Just the Two of Us
33. Genesis / ABACAB
34. George Benson / Turn Your Love Around
35. The Police / Spirits In the Material World
36. Ray Parker Jr. / A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
37. Rick James / Super Freak
38. Janet Baker, Philip Ledger / Gounod: Ave Maria
39. Pat Benatar / Fire and Ice
40. Stray Cats / Rock This Town
41. John Lennon / Woman
42. Hall and Oates / Kiss On My List
43. James Taylor / Her Town Too
44. Todd Rundgren / Flesh
45. Earl Klugh / Crazy For You
46. Blue Oyster Cult / Burnin' For You
47. REO Speedwagon / Take It On the Run
48. Kim Carnes / Betty Davis Eyes
49. Diana Ross / Endless Love
50. Pat Benatar / Promises in the Dark

51. Rick James / Give It To Me Baby
52. Yes / The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
53. The Rolling Stones / Waiting on a Friend
54. The Moody Blues / The Voice
55. Blue Oyster Cult / Fire of Unknown Origin
56. Def Leppard / Bringing on the Heartbreak
57. Eric Clapton / I Can't Stand It
58. Genesis / No Reply At All
59. John Lennon / Watching the Wheels
60. Loverboy / Working for the Weekend
61. Squeeze / Piccadily
62. Rush / Limelight
63. Styx / The Best of Times
64. Blue Oyster Cult / Sole Survivor
65. Squeeze / Mumbo Jumbo
66. Tom Petty / The Waiting
67. The Rolling Stones / Hang Fire
68. Squeeze / Messed Around
69. Ronnie Laws / Solid Ground
70. Luther Vandross / Never Too Much
71. Journey / Mother Father
72. J. Geils Band / Centerfold
73. Haircut 100 / Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
74. Blue Oyster Cult / Joan Crawford
75. Dan Fogelberg / Hard to Say

76. Hall and Oates / Private Eyes
77. Men At Work / Down Under
78. Queen and David Bowie / Under Pressure
79. R.E.M. / Radio Free Europe
80. Genesis / Man on the Corner
81. Squeeze / Labelled with Love
82. Tom Petty / Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
83. The Rolling Stones / Tops
84. Hall and Oates / I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
85. Smokey Robinson / Being With You
86. REO Speedwagon / In Your Letter
87. The Cars / Shake It Up
88. The Pointer Sisters / Slow Hand
89. Elvis Costello / Strict Time
90. Diana Ross / Love Hangover
91. ABC / Tears Are Not Enough
92. Bob Dylan / Heart of Mine
93. Elvis Costello / New Lace Sleeves
94. The Isley Brothers / Hurry Up and Wait
95. U2 / Gloria
96. Echo and the Bunnymen / Show of Strength
97. The Reels / Quasimodo's Dream
98. Earl Klugh / Balladina
99. Elvis Costello / Watch Your Step
100. Joan Armatrading / The Weakness in Me

101. Luther Vandross / A House Is Not a Home
102. Men At Work / Who Can It Be Now?
103. Rush / XYZ
104. Squeeze / Some Else's Bell
105. Stevie Wonder / That Girl
106. Stevie Nicks / Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
107. The Cure / Primary
108. The Human League / Love Action
109. The Jam / A Town Called Malice
110. The Psychedelic Furs / Pretty in Pink
111. The Go-Go's / This Town
112. REO Speedwagon / Tough Guys
113. Pretenders / I Go to Sleep
114. New Order / Ceremony
115. Joan Jett / Crimson and Clover
116. Elvis Costello / Psycho
117. Earl Klugh / Calypso Getaway
118. Billy Joel / She's Got A Way
119. .38 Special / Hittin' and Runnin'
120. Earl Klugh / The Rainmaker
121. Air Supply / The One That You Love
122. Elvis Costello / From a Whisper to a Scream
123. Godley & Crème / Under Your Thumb
124. New Order / Everything's Gone Green
125. Earl Klugh / Soft Stuff

126. Earth, Wind & Fire / Let's Groove
127. Elvis Costello / Different Finger
128. Rod Stewart / Young Turks
129. Earl Klugh / Twinkle
130. .38 Special / Honky Tonk Dancer
131. New Order / In a Lonely Place
132. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Joan of Arc
133. Soft Cell / Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
134. Spandau Ballet / Glow
135. The Go-Go's / Lust to Love
136. The Rolling Stones / No Use Crying
137. Tom Petty / A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)
138. Van Halen / Unchained
139. Taj Mahal / Take a Giant Step
140. Prince / Controversy
141. Joan Jett / I Love Rock 'n Roll
142. .38 Special / First Time Around
143. Billy Squier / In the Dark
144. Taj Mahal / Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')
145. The Neville Brothers / Sweet Honey Dripper
146. The Rolling Stones / Heaven
147. Tommy Tutone / 867-5309/Jenny
148. The Teardrop Explodes / Reward
149. The Specials / Ghost Town
150. Roseanne Cash / Seven Year Ache

151. Prince / Do Me, Baby
152. Madness / The Return of the Los Palmas 7
153. Kraftwerk / Computer Love
154. ESG / Moody
155. Echo and the Bunnymen / It Was a Pleasure
156. Brian Eno and David Byrne / Regiment
157. Coati Mundi / Me No Pop I
158. Department 5 / Is Vic There?
159. Mission of Burma / That's When I Reach For My Revolver
160. Rick James / Fire and Desire
161. Scritti Politti / The Sweetest Girl
162. The Passions / I'm in Love with a German Film Star
163. Ultravox / Vienna
164. Tom Tom Club / Genius of Love
165. The Stranglers / Golden Brown
166. The Cramps / Goo Goo Muck
167. Rick James / Mr. Policeman
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Post by Henry » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:25 am

Albums

1. Todd Rundgren / Healing
2. Squeeze / East Side Story
3. The Rolling Stones / Tattoo You
4. Pretenders / Pretenders II
5. Journey / Escape
6. Earl Klugh Crazy For You
7. The Beat / Wha'ppen?
8. The Police / Ghost in the Machine
9. Rush / Moving Pictures
10. Blue Oyster Cult Fire of Unknown Origin
11. The Human League / Dare!
12. Hall and Oates / Private Eyes
13. Foreigner / 4
14. Tom Petty / Hard Promises
15. Soft Cell / Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
16. Genesis / ABACAB
17. Dan Fogelberg / The Innocent Age
18 Go-Go's / Beauty and the Beat

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am

Henry wrote:Songs

1. The Rolling Stones / Start Me Up
2. Todd Rundgren / Compassion
3. The Human League / Don't You Want Me
4. Journey / Don't Stop Believin'
5. Todd Rundgren / Time Heals
6. Squeeze / Tempted
7. Todd Rundgren / Healing Part II
8. Soft Cell / Tainted Love
9. Todd Rundgren / Healing Part III
10. Pretenders / Talk of the Town
11. Phil Collins / In The Air Tonight
12. Foreigner / Waiting For a Girl Like You
13. Foreigner / Urgent
14. Todd Rundgren / Tiny Demons
15. Pretenders / Message of Love
16. The Police / Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
17. Journey / Who's Crying Now
18. Squeeze / In Quintessence
19. Journey / Open Arms
20. Squeeze / Woman's World
21. Todd Rundgren / Healing Part 1
22. Rush / Tom Sawyer
23. Todd Rundgren / Healer
24. April Wine / Just Between You and Me
25. Todd Rundgren / Golden Goose

26. Dan Fogelberg / Leader of the Band
27. Marty Balin / Hearts
28. Squeeze / Is That Love
29. The Go-Go's / Our Lips Are Sealed
30. Santana / Winning
31. Depeche Mode / Just Can't Get Enough
32. Gover Washington Jr. / Just the Two of Us
33. Genesis / ABACAB
34. George Benson / Turn Your Love Around
35. The Police / Spirits In the Material World
36. Ray Parker Jr. / A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
37. Rick James / Super Freak
38. Janet Baker, Philip Ledger / Gounod: Ave Maria
39. Pat Benatar / Fire and Ice
40. Stray Cats / Rock This Town
41. John Lennon / Woman
42. Hall and Oates / Kiss On My List
43. James Taylor / Her Town Too
44. Todd Rundgren / Flesh
45. Earl Klugh / Crazy For You
46. Blue Oyster Cult / Burnin' For You
47. REO Speedwagon / Take It On the Run
48. Kim Carnes / Betty Davis Eyes
49. Diana Ross / Endless Love
50. Pat Benatar / Promises in the Dark

51. Rick James / Give It To Me Baby
52. Yes / The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
53. The Rolling Stones / Waiting on a Friend
54. The Moody Blues / The Voice
55. Blue Oyster Cult / Fire of Unknown Origin
56. Def Leppard / Bringing on the Heartbreak
57. Eric Clapton / I Can't Stand It
58. Genesis / No Reply At All
59. John Lennon / Watching the Wheels
60. Loverboy / Working for the Weekend
61. Squeeze / Piccadily
62. Rush / Limelight
63. Styx / The Best of Times
64. Blue Oyster Cult / Sole Survivor
65. Squeeze / Mumbo Jumbo
66. Tom Petty / The Waiting
67. The Rolling Stones / Hang Fire
68. Squeeze / Messed Around
69. Ronnie Laws / Solid Ground
70. Luther Vandross / Never Too Much
71. Journey / Mother Father
72. J. Geils Band / Centerfold
73. Haircut 100 / Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
74. Blue Oyster Cult / Joan Crawford
75. Dan Fogelberg / Hard to Say

76. Hall and Oates / Private Eyes
77. Men At Work / Down Under
78. Queen and David Bowie / Under Pressure
79. R.E.M. / Radio Free Europe
80. Genesis / Man on the Corner
81. Squeeze / Labelled with Love
82. Tom Petty / Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
83. The Rolling Stones / Tops
84. Hall and Oates / I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
85. Smokey Robinson / Being With You
86. REO Speedwagon / In Your Letter
87. The Cars / Shake It Up
88. The Pointer Sisters / Slow Hand
89. The Jam Start!
90. Elvis Costello / Strict Time
91. Diana Ross / Love Hangover
92. ABC / Tears Are Not Enough
93. Bob Dylan / Heart of Mine
94. Elvis Costello / New Lace Sleeves
95. The Isley Brothers / Hurry Up and Wait
96. U2 / Gloria
97. Echo and the Bunnymen / Show of Strength
98. The Reels / Quasimodo's Dream
99. Earl Klugh Balladina
100. Elvis Costello Watch Your Step

101. Joan Armatrading The Weakness in Me
102. Luther Vandross A House Is Not a Home
103. Men At Work Who Can It Be Now?
104. Rush XYZ
105. Squeeze Some Else's Bell
106. Stevie Wonder That Girl
107. Stevie Nicks Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
108. The Cure Primary
109. The Human League Love Action
110. The Jam A Town Called Malice
111. The Psychedelic Furs Pretty in Pink
112. The Go-Go's This Town
113. REO Speedwagon Tough Guys
114. Pretenders I Go to Sleep
115. New Order Ceremony
116. Joan Jett Crimson and Clover
117. Elvis Costello Psycho
118. Earl Klugh Calypso Getaway
119. Billy Joel She's Got A Way
120. .38 Special Hittin' and Runnin'
121. Earl Klugh The Rainmaker
122. Air Supply The One That You Love
123. Elvis Costello From a Whisper to a Scream
124. Godley & Crème Under Your Thumb
125. New Order Everything's Gone Green

126. Earl Klugh Soft Stuff
127. Earth, Wind & Fire Let's Groove
128. Elvis Costello Different Finger
129. Rod Stewart Young Turks
130. Earl Klugh Twinkle
131. .38 Special Honky Tonk Dancer
132. New Order In a Lonely Place
133. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Joan of Arc
134. Soft Cell Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
135. Spandau Ballet Glow
136. The Go-Go's Lust to Love
137. The Rolling Stones No Use Crying
138. Tom Petty A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)
139. Van Halen Unchained
140. Taj Mahal Take a Giant Step
141. Prince Controversy
142. Joan Jett I Love Rock 'n Roll
143. .38 Special First Time Around
144. Billy Squier In the Dark
145. Taj Mahal Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo')
146. The Neville Brothers Sweet Honey Dripper
147. The Rolling Stones Heaven
148. Tommy Tutone 867-5309/Jenny
149. The Teardrop Explodes Reward
150. The Specials Ghost Town

151. Roseanne Cash Seven Year Ache
152. Prince Do Me, Baby
153. Madness The Return of the Los Palmas 7
154. Kraftwerk Computer Love
155. ESG Moody
156. Echo and the Bunnymen It Was a Pleasure
157. Brian Eno and David Byrne Regiment
158. Coati Mundi Me No Pop I
159. Department 5 Is Vic There?
160. Mission of Burma That's When I Reach For My Revolver
161. Rick James Fire and Desire
162. Scritti Politti The Sweetest Girl
163. The Passions I'm in Love with a German Film Star
164. Ultravox Vienna
165. Tom Tom Club Genius of Love
166. The Stranglers Golden Brown
167. The Cramps Goo Goo Muck
168. Rick James Mr. Policeman
Love your long lists! Can you please add the / delimiter to 101-168? It will make it easier for me to add your list.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by BobPatience » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:50 am

Long story short: This list isn't as extensive as I'd like, but I also can't really extent it as of now. I thought I'd do one anyways since I did a 1980 one. Anyways here's to hoping I am able to listen to and rank some more songs the next time this decade rolls around (2026?). They're still a great 25 though (imo). And please vote Doe Maar, even if you're not Dutch. :music-listening:

1. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
2. Doe Maar - Smoorverliefd
3. Journey - Who's Crying Now
4. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
5. The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
6. Genesis - Abacab
7. Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
8. Squeeze - Tempted
9. Duran Duran - Girls on Film
10. Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now?
11. Flipper - Sex Bomb
12. Rush - Tom Sawyer
13. Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
14. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
15. Doe Maar - 32 Jaar (Sinds 1 dag of 2)
16. The Police - Spirits in the Material World
17. Stray Cats - Rock This Town
18. Foreigner - Urgent
19. U2 - Gloria
20. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
21. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22. Kim Wilde - Kids in America
23. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
24. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
25. Men at Work - Down Under

About #2:
Discogs has one page claiming it's 1980 but I strongly believe that this is actually just the year of pressing (P 1980 on the disc), as I'm not even sure if this version even made the stores (the name changed from 'Sinds 1 dag of 2' to '32 jaar (Sinds 1 dag of 2)' https://www.discogs.com/Doe-Maar-Sinds- ... se/3321365

Sources for 1981 include:
https://www.discogs.com/Doe-Maar-32-Jaa ... se/3321369 (The same as the 1980 one, except the name is stickered over)
https://www.discogs.com/Doe-Maar-32-Jaar/release/402244 (New sleeve with new name, also had P 1980 on the disc)
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... -of-2-mis/
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/32_jaar_( ... _dag_of_2)
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Post by Henrik » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:50 am

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Post by Hymie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:36 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Keep this one in mind for 1982! It's listed as 1982 according to AM.
AM is wrong, you can see the year right on the label. It also entered the Billboard R&B Chart on Dec 19, 1981.


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I accept that AM might be wrong here, but that is the main resource we will go with. I think those who like the song will probably think to only vote for it in 1982. I am using AM as the main resource for year eligibility, even in cases where it is wrong, because it is a natural reference point. I certainly will be adding it to me 1982 list!
"May be" wrong???

The record was on the Billboard R&B Chart in 1981. You can do what you want with my list but I am not removing a record that correctly belongs in 1981. Henrik will be changing the year on the site soon, and I certainly will not include it on my 1982 list.

It's absurd to keep it as 1982 when it has been proven 100% to be 1981.

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Post by andyd1010 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:46 pm

1981 is the only year since 1961 without a single album in my top 500, so I won't be making an albums list.

Songs
1 | Queen | Under Pressure (feat. David Bowie)
2 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
3 | Joan Jett | I Love Rock 'n' Roll
4 | Joan Jett | Crimson and Clover
5 | Gary U.S. Bonds | This Little Girl
6 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
7 | Squeeze | Tempted
8 | Men at Work | Down Under
9 | Journey | Don't Stop Believin'
10 | Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
11 | Rod Stewart | Young Turks
12 | Stray Cats | Rock This Town
13 | Pretenders | Message of Love
14 | Rush | Tom Sawyer
15 | Stevie Nicks | Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
16 | The Go-Go's | Our Lips Are Sealed
17 | Rick Springfield | Jessie's Girl
18 | Barbra Streisand | Memory
19 | Joan Jett | Bad Reputation
20 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
21 | U2 | Gloria
22 | AC/DC | For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
23 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
24 | The Go-Go's | We Got the Beat
25 | Mission of Burma | That's When I Reach for My Revolver
26 | Rush | YYZ
27 | Stray Cats | Runaway Boys
28 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | The Waiting
29 | The Specials | Ghost Town
30 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
31 | The Stranglers | Golden Brown
32 | ABBA | Slipping Through My Fingers
33 | Def Leppard | Bringin' on the Heartbreak
34 | The J. Geils Band | Centerfold
35 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
36 | Vangelis | Chariots of Fire
37 | Kim Wilde | Kids in America
38 | Blue Öyster Cult | Burnin' for You
39 | Foreigner | Juke Box Hero
40 | George Harrison | All Those Years Ago
41 | Men at Work | Who Can It Be Now?
42 | Juice Newton | The Sweetest Thing
43 | The Rolling Stones | Waiting on a Friend
44 | Stevie Nicks | Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
45 | Stray Cats | Stray Cat Strut
46 | Bob Dylan | Every Grain of Sand
47 | Joan Jett | Little Drummer Boy
48 | Pretenders | I Go to Sleep
49 | Iron Maiden | Wrathchild
50 | The Gun Club | She's Like Heroin to Me
51 | Sunnyboys | Alone with You

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Post by FrankLotion » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:47 pm

So I guess my exposure to this year is embarrassingly limited, maybe I’ll update my list later if I get around to discovering a bit more :?

Albums:

1. The Police - Ghost in the Machine
2. Rush - Moving Pictures
3. The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat
4. Black Flag - Damaged
5. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush Of Ghosts
6. Ozzy Osborne - Diary of a Madman
7. Prince - Controversy
8. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
9. X - Wild Gift
10. Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
11. Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca

Songs:

1. Rush - YYZ
2. The Go-Go’s - Our Lips Are Sealed
3. Rush - Tom Sawyer
4. The Specials - Ghost Town
5. Ozzy Osborne - Diary of a Madman
6. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
7. Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
8. Black Flag - TV Party
9. Black Flag - Rise Above
10. Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
11. Rush - Limelight
12. Rick James - Super Freak
13. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
14. Prince - Controversy
15. Blue Öyster Cult - Burnin’ For You

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Post by Gillingham » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:09 pm

My very short album list:

1 | The Durutti Column | LC
2 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
3 | The Sound | From the Lions Mouth
4 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
5 | Glenn Branca | The Ascension

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:30 pm

Henry wrote:Songs
These ones aren't from 1981 according to RYM and/or discogs:

Department 5 - Is Vic There?: 1980
Diana Ross - Love Hangover: 1976
Grover Washington Jr. - Just the Two of Us: 1980
John Lennon - Watching the Wheels: 1980
John Lennon - Woman: 1980
Madness - The Return of the Los Palmas 7: 1980
Pretenders - Talk of the Town: 1980
REO Speedwagon - In Your Letter: 1980
REO Speedwagon - Take It On the Run: 1980
REO Speedwagon - Tough Guys: 1980
Taj Mahal - Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Any Mo'): 1969
Taj Mahal - Take a Giant Step: 1969
The Jam - A Town Called Malice: 1982
The Jam - Start!: 1980
The Neville Brothers - Sweet Honey Dripper: 1979
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny: 1982
Ultravox - Vienna: 1980

I'll move the others up. Thanks for your list! Love how deep you dive into each year!

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:46 pm

BobPatience wrote:Long story short: This list isn't as extensive as I'd like, but I also can't really extent it as of now. I thought I'd do one anyways since I did a 1980 one. Anyways here's to hoping I am able to listen to and rank some more songs the next time this decade rolls around (2026?). They're still a great 25 though (imo). And please vote Doe Maar, even if you're not Dutch. :music-listening:

1. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
2. Doe Maar - Smoorverliefd
3. Journey - Who's Crying Now
4. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
5. The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
6. Genesis - Abacab
7. Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
8. Squeeze - Tempted
9. Duran Duran - Girls on Film
10. Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now?
11. Flipper - Sex Bomb
12. Rush - Tom Sawyer
13. Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
14. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
15. Doe Maar - 32 Jaar (Sinds 1 dag of 2)
16. The Police - Spirits in the Material World
17. Stray Cats - Rock This Town
18. Foreigner - Urgent
19. U2 - Gloria
20. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
21. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22. Kim Wilde - Kids in America
23. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
24. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
25. Men at Work - Down Under

About #2:
Discogs has one page claiming it's 1980 but I strongly believe that this is actually just the year of pressing (P 1980 on the disc), as I'm not even sure if this version even made the stores (the name changed from 'Sinds 1 dag of 2' to 'Smoorverlief (Sinds 1 dag of 2)' https://www.discogs.com/Doe-Maar-Sinds- ... se/3321365

Sources for 1981 include:
https://www.discogs.com/Doe-Maar-32-Jaa ... se/3321369 (The same as the 1980 one, except the name is stickered over)
https://www.discogs.com/Doe-Maar-32-Jaar/release/402244 (New sleeve with new name, also had P 1980 on the disc)
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/singl ... -of-2-mis/
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/32_jaar_( ... _dag_of_2)
Will give the Doe Maar songs a spin! You might want to post them in the Recommendation Thread for 1981 as well!

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:53 pm

Hymie wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Hymie wrote:
AM is wrong, you can see the year right on the label. It also entered the Billboard R&B Chart on Dec 19, 1981.


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I accept that AM might be wrong here, but that is the main resource we will go with. I think those who like the song will probably think to only vote for it in 1982. I am using AM as the main resource for year eligibility, even in cases where it is wrong, because it is a natural reference point. I certainly will be adding it to me 1982 list!
"May be" wrong???

The record was on the Billboard R&B Chart in 1981. You can do what you want with my list but I am not removing a record that correctly belongs in 1981. Henrik will be changing the year on the site soon, and I certainly will not include it on my 1982 list.

It's absurd to keep it as 1982 when it has been proven 100% to be 1981.
OK, I accept that the date is wrong. There are a couple reasons I am using AM dates as the first rule for release years here:

(1) I imagine it is the first reference point for a majority of our users, as we all have AM in common. I'll bet those who want to support a song like "You're the One for Me" (like I do!) think of it as a 1982 song (even though this is incorrect as you have shown) because it is listed as a 1982 song here. I don't think many people read the entire voting thread, so many will miss the fact that the song is indeed from 1981, and will not nominate it here because they will think it is from 1982.
(2) It will make my job easier compiling results. Henrik's spreadsheet is a great starting point for me to determine which songs someone lists are immediately eligible.

I accept that you might find this a frustrating decision, but please consider that it takes a fair amount of time to go through all of the lists. As Henrik has stated, we can use these discoveries of inaccurate years on AM to report them for correction on AM.

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 pm

andyd1010 wrote:1981 is the only year since 1961 without a single album in my top 500, so I won't be making an albums list.

Songs
19 | Joan Jett | Bad Reputation
27 | Stray Cats | Runaway Boys
These are from 1980. Care to replace them?

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Post by BobPatience » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:11 pm

Moonbeam wrote: Will give the Doe Maar songs a spin! You might want to post them in the Recommendation Thread for 1981 as well!
Will do
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Post by Listyguy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:58 pm

One of the benefits of the wild card is that points for songs with ambiguous years can be added together (this worked well in the 90s poll last year).

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Post by Henrik » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:25 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:1981 is the only year since 1961 without a single album in my top 500, so I won't be making an albums list.

Songs
19 | Joan Jett | Bad Reputation
27 | Stray Cats | Runaway Boys
These are from 1980. Care to replace them?
If it is like Listyguy says above, then songs from earlier ’80s years should not be replaced, should they?
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Post by Moonbeam » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:06 am

Henrik wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:1981 is the only year since 1961 without a single album in my top 500, so I won't be making an albums list.

Songs
19 | Joan Jett | Bad Reputation
27 | Stray Cats | Runaway Boys
These are from 1980. Care to replace them?
If it is like Listyguy says above, then songs from earlier ’80s years should not be replaced, should they?
Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes it a little tricky. I suppose I could assign wildcard points as the sum of the points across the multiple years divided by the number of unique voters for those years, but this could in some cases be a disadvantage for some songs, depending on the points added.

As an example, suppose song X got 470 points in the 1980 poll. Since there were 47 ballots, this means song X would have 470/47 = 10 wild card points. Suppose song X got 10 points in the 1981 poll from someone who didn't vote in the 1980 poll, and there were 3 new voters in 1981 who didn't vote in 1980. With this proposal, song X would then get 480/50 = 9.6 wild card points. There is also the fact that we don't know how many points this user would have given the song had it been included in that user's 1980 list. Someone's #15 song in 1981 might be their #10 song in 1980, or their #20 song, etc.

It certainly would be easier to not have to go through every song, but it does add complications to the game I hadn't anticipated. I'll think about it for awhile.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:15 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Henrik wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
These are from 1980. Care to replace them?
If it is like Listyguy says above, then songs from earlier ’80s years should not be replaced, should they?
Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes it a little tricky. I suppose I could assign wildcard points as the sum of the points across the multiple years divided by the number of unique voters for those years, but this could in some cases be a disadvantage for some songs, depending on the points added.

As an example, suppose song X got 470 points in the 1980 poll. Since there were 47 ballots, this means song X would have 470/47 = 10 wild card points. Suppose song X got 10 points in the 1981 poll from someone who didn't vote in the 1980 poll, and there were 3 new voters in 1981 who didn't vote in 1980. With this proposal, song X would then get 480/50 = 9.6 wild card points. There is also the fact that we don't know how many points this user would have given the song had it been included in that user's 1980 list. Someone's #15 song in 1981 might be their #10 song in 1980, or their #20 song, etc.

It certainly would be easier to not have to go through every song, but it does add complications to the game I hadn't anticipated. I'll think about it for awhile.
I’m good with whatever you decide! At the moment I have nothing to add but I’m guessing I have some 1982 songs that are actually 1981, so either a couple favorites will be lost into the ether each time, or I can PM you the next list in advance to get ahead of my inevitable mistakes.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Fred » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:47 am

Songs from the sucky year of 1981:

1. Wipers – Youth Of America
2. J.J. Cale – Mama Don’t
3. Adolescents – Kids Of The Black Hole
4. Dexys Midnight Runners – Show Me
5. Frank Zappa – The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
6. Lindsey Buckingham – Trouble
7. Stranglers – Waltzinblack
8. KSMB – Sex Noll Två
9. Ebba Grön – 800 Grader
10. Elvis Costello – Different Finger
11. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
12. Specials – Ghost Town
13. The Fall – Slates, Slags, etc.
14. Frank Zappa – Shut Up’n Play Yer Guitar
15. Gang Of Four – To Hell With Poverty
16. Elvis Costello – Strict Time
17. Kim Wilde – Tuning In Tuning Out
18. Frank Zappa – Jumbo Go Away
19. Elvis Costello – Fish’n Chip Paper
20. John Carpenter – ’Escape From New York’ main theme
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Cold Butterfly » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:19 am

Albums
1. Tin Can Alley - Jack DeJohnette
2. Beauty And The Beat - The Go-Go’s
3. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - Brian Eno & David Byrne
4. Nightclubbing - Grace Jones
5. The Lounge Lizards - The Lounge Lizards
6. Odyshape - The Raincoats
7. Adolescents - Adolescents
8. Heaven Up Here - Echo And The Bunnymen
9. Solid Gold - Gang Of Four
10. Red - Black Uhuru

Songs
1. Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go’s
2. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
3. Moody - ESG
4. Pretty In Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
5. Radio Free Europe - R.E.M.
6. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
7. Harlem Nocturne - The Lounge Lizards
8. Genius Of Love - Tom Tom Club
9. She’s Like Heroin To Me - The Gun Club
10. (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by babydoll » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:33 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Henrik wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
These are from 1980. Care to replace them?
If it is like Listyguy says above, then songs from earlier ’80s years should not be replaced, should they?
Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes it a little tricky. I suppose I could assign wildcard points as the sum of the points across the multiple years divided by the number of unique voters for those years, but this could in some cases be a disadvantage for some songs, depending on the points added.

As an example, suppose song X got 470 points in the 1980 poll. Since there were 47 ballots, this means song X would have 470/47 = 10 wild card points. Suppose song X got 10 points in the 1981 poll from someone who didn't vote in the 1980 poll, and there were 3 new voters in 1981 who didn't vote in 1980. With this proposal, song X would then get 480/50 = 9.6 wild card points. There is also the fact that we don't know how many points this user would have given the song had it been included in that user's 1980 list. Someone's #15 song in 1981 might be their #10 song in 1980, or their #20 song, etc.

It certainly would be easier to not have to go through every song, but it does add complications to the game I hadn't anticipated. I'll think about it for awhile.
If I may be permitted to express my thoughts about this, I disagree with just allowing songs that were definitely released earlier to be included. In this case, songs like "Bad Reputation" and "Runaway Boys" should be disqualified from the 1981 poll (and, of course, future years, too). Sorry, Andy. I'm guessing by ambiguous years, Listyguy meant songs like "We Got the Beat" which had one version released in 1980 and the more famous version released in 1981. He can correct me if I'm wrong. In the cases of songs like "We Got the Beat", I think I'm fine with the rules being bent a little but, yeah, some songs will get unfair advantages otherwise. Heck, I'm not entirely sure if "We Got the Beat" isn't getting an unfair advantage.

You are the one doing the work, Moonbeam, so it's up to your discretion.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:46 am

babydoll wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Henrik wrote: If it is like Listyguy says above, then songs from earlier ’80s years should not be replaced, should they?
Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes it a little tricky. I suppose I could assign wildcard points as the sum of the points across the multiple years divided by the number of unique voters for those years, but this could in some cases be a disadvantage for some songs, depending on the points added.

As an example, suppose song X got 470 points in the 1980 poll. Since there were 47 ballots, this means song X would have 470/47 = 10 wild card points. Suppose song X got 10 points in the 1981 poll from someone who didn't vote in the 1980 poll, and there were 3 new voters in 1981 who didn't vote in 1980. With this proposal, song X would then get 480/50 = 9.6 wild card points. There is also the fact that we don't know how many points this user would have given the song had it been included in that user's 1980 list. Someone's #15 song in 1981 might be their #10 song in 1980, or their #20 song, etc.

It certainly would be easier to not have to go through every song, but it does add complications to the game I hadn't anticipated. I'll think about it for awhile.
If I may be permitted to express my thoughts about this, I disagree with just allowing songs that were definitely released earlier to be included. In this case, songs like "Bad Reputation" and "Runaway Boys" should be disqualified from the 1981 poll (and, of course, future years, too). Sorry, Andy. I'm guessing by ambiguous years, Listyguy meant songs like "We Got the Beat" which had one version released in 1980 and the more famous version released in 1981. He can correct me if I'm wrong. In the cases of songs like "We Got the Beat", I think I'm fine with the rules being bent a little but, yeah, some songs will get unfair advantages otherwise. Heck, I'm not entirely sure if "We Got the Beat" isn't getting an unfair advantage.

You are the one doing the work, Moonbeam, so it's up to your discretion.
I don't see how it gets an unfair advantage but whatever. It's not like I'm voting for songs twice. Now I just can't vote for two songs I like. I'll just make my lists a month in advance because otherwise songs get an unfair disadvantage. I've spent countless hours trying to get the right years for every song in my library but obviously I still have a lot of them wrong.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Jirin » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:05 am

1. This Heat - Deceit
2. Marquis de Sade - Rue De Siam
3. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
4. Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead
5. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
6. The Cure - Faith
7. The Psychadelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
8. U2 - Boy
9. Elvis Costello - Trust
10. The Human League - Dare!
11. X - Wild Gift
12. The Gun Club - Fire Of Love
13. The Stranglers - La Folie

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by babydoll » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:12 am

andyd1010 wrote:
babydoll wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes it a little tricky. I suppose I could assign wildcard points as the sum of the points across the multiple years divided by the number of unique voters for those years, but this could in some cases be a disadvantage for some songs, depending on the points added.

As an example, suppose song X got 470 points in the 1980 poll. Since there were 47 ballots, this means song X would have 470/47 = 10 wild card points. Suppose song X got 10 points in the 1981 poll from someone who didn't vote in the 1980 poll, and there were 3 new voters in 1981 who didn't vote in 1980. With this proposal, song X would then get 480/50 = 9.6 wild card points. There is also the fact that we don't know how many points this user would have given the song had it been included in that user's 1980 list. Someone's #15 song in 1981 might be their #10 song in 1980, or their #20 song, etc.

It certainly would be easier to not have to go through every song, but it does add complications to the game I hadn't anticipated. I'll think about it for awhile.
If I may be permitted to express my thoughts about this, I disagree with just allowing songs that were definitely released earlier to be included. In this case, songs like "Bad Reputation" and "Runaway Boys" should be disqualified from the 1981 poll (and, of course, future years, too). Sorry, Andy. I'm guessing by ambiguous years, Listyguy meant songs like "We Got the Beat" which had one version released in 1980 and the more famous version released in 1981. He can correct me if I'm wrong. In the cases of songs like "We Got the Beat", I think I'm fine with the rules being bent a little but, yeah, some songs will get unfair advantages otherwise. Heck, I'm not entirely sure if "We Got the Beat" isn't getting an unfair advantage.

You are the one doing the work, Moonbeam, so it's up to your discretion.
I don't see how it gets an unfair advantage but whatever. It's not like I'm voting for songs twice. Now I just can't vote for two songs I like. I'll just make my lists a month in advance because otherwise songs get an unfair disadvantage. I've spent countless hours trying to get the right years for every song in my library but obviously I still have a lot of them wrong.
I didn't mean to offend you in any way whatsoever. I apologize. And you're still doing an amazing job with being able to vote for 49 songs, nineteen (!) more than I voted for 1980 - and 51 (2 more!) if Moonbeam's kind.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:20 am

babydoll wrote: I didn't mean to offend you in any way whatsoever. I apologize. And you're still doing an amazing job with being able to vote for 49 songs, nineteen (!) more than I voted for 1980 - and 51 (2 more!) if Moonbeam's kind.
No offense taken! I just don't think it's unfair. I do realize it creates extra work and nuisance for Moonbeam though, so I'm perfectly fine with taking the loss here, especially since those two songs won't make the final cut anyway. But there might be cases later where multiple people mess up on a potential wild card and it changes the outcome more significantly.

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Post by madzong » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:52 am

Songs:

1. Split Enz - History Never Repeats
2. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
3. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
4. The Swingers - Counting The Beat
5. Human League - Don't You Want Me
6. Mission Of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver
7. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - I Love Rock And Roll
8. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
9. Blam Blam Blam - There's No Depression In New Zealand
10. Blam Blam Blam - Don't Fight It Marsha It's Bigger Than Both Of Us
11. The Specials - Ghost Town
12. Black Flag - Rise Above
13. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
14. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
15. The Cars - Shake It Up
16. Madness - It Must Be Love
17. Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver
18. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty On Pink
19. The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend
20. AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
21. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22. The Pretenders - Message Of Love
23. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
24. Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
25. The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
26. Squeeze - Tempted
27. Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen
28. Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
29. Rod Stewart - Young Turks
30. Split Enz - I Don't Wanna Dance
31. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
32. Black Flag - TV Party
33. The Clash - This Is Radio Clash
34. New Order - Ceremony
35. New Order - Everything's Gone Green
36. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
37. Rush - Tom Sawyer
38. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by madzong » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:21 am

Albums:

1. Split Enz - Waiata
2. X - Wild Gift
3. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
4. Journey - Escape
5. Mission Of Burma - Calls, Signals And Marches EP
6. Human League - Dare!
7. Duran Duran - Duran Duran
8. Pretenders - Pretenders II
9. The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
10. Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
11. The Police - Ghost In The Machine
12. Elvis Costello - Trust
13. The GoGos - Beauty And The Beat
14. Joan Jet & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock And Roll
15. Squeeze - East Side Story
16. Black Flag - Damaged
17. New Order - Movement
18. Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
19. Motörhead - No Sleep Till Hammersmith
20. Undertones - Positive Touch
21. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju
22. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman
23. U2 - October
24. Mink DeVille - Coup De Grace
25. Phil Collins - Face Value
26. The Beat - Wha'ppen?
27. The Gun Club - Fire Of Love
28. Prince - Controversy
29. Foreigner - 4
30. Rush - Moving Pictures
31. The Cramps - Psychological Jungle
32. Japan - Tin Drum

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:23 am

Jirin wrote: 8. U2 - Boy
This one is from 1980. Do you mean October?

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Zombeels » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:56 am

Songs:

01 Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
02 ELO - Here Is the News
03 Blue Öyster Cult - Veteran of the Psychic Wars
04 ELO - Yours Truly, 2095
05 The Who - Daily Records
06 Blue Öyster Cult - Sole Survivor
07 Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)
08 Blue Öyster Cult - Joan Crawford
09 Kinks - Add It Up
10 ELO - Another Heart Breaks
11 Cheap Trick - I Must be Dreamin'
12 ELO - Rain Is Falling
13 Blue Öyster Cult - Vengeance (The Pact)
14 Blue Öyster Cult - Burnin' For You
15 Steve Miller Band - Heart Like A Wheel
16 Joe Walsh - A Life of Illusion
17 ELO - The Lights Go Down
18 Doug and The Slugs - Real Enough
19 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
20 Cheap Trick - Reach Out
21 ELO - The Way Life's Meant to Be
22 Stranglers - Golden Brown
23 ELO - Prologue / Twilight
24 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
25 Jon and Vangelis - I'll Find My Way Home
26 Cars - Since You're Gone
27 ELO - Hold On Tight / Epilogue
28 Sammy Hagar - Can't Get Loose
29 Greg Kihn Band - When the Music Starts
30 Billy Squier - In The Dark
31 Don Felder - Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)
32 Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
33 Pretenders - Message of Love
34 The Who - You Better You Bet
35 Moody Blues - In My World
36 Donnie Iris - Love Is Like a Rock
37 Soft Cell - Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
38 Jon and Vangelis - The Friends of Mr. Cairo
39 Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
40 Cars - Shake It Up
41 Kinks - Killers Eyes
42 Laurie Anderson - O Superman
43 Nazareth - Victoria
44 Blasters - I'm Shakin'
45 Klaatu - Magentalane
46 Men At Work - Be Good Johnny
47 Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover
48 Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
49 Rolling Stones - Little T & A
50 Santana - Winning
51 Klaatu - December Dream
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Post by bonnielaurel » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:25 am

Top 30 Albums:
  1. The Police - Ghost in the Machine
  2. Paolo Conte - Paris Milonga
  3. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality
  4. Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
  5. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
  6. Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde
  7. Prince - Controversy
  8. Pretenders - Pretenders II
  9. Willem Vermandere - Lat Mie Maar Lopen
  10. ABBA - The Visitors
  11. Duran Duran - Duran Duran
  12. Randy Crawford - Secret Combination
  13. Chaka Khan - What ‘Cha Gonna Do for Me
  14. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
  15. France Gall - Tout pour la musique
  16. Al Jarreau - Breakin’ Away
  17. Rush - Moving Pictures
  18. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju
  19. Kraftwerk - Computerwelt
  20. Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat
  21. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  22. Bobby Womack - The Poet
  23. Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
  24. Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps
  25. Sheena Easton - Take My Time
  26. Eskaton - 4 Visions
  27. Joan Armatrading - Walk Under Ladders
  28. Los Jaivas - Alturas de Machu Picchu
  29. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
  30. Phil Collins - Face Value
Top 50 Songs:
  1. Paolo Conte - Via con Me
  2. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
  3. Kim Wilde - Cambodia
  4. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  5. Stevie Nicks - After the Glitter Fades
  6. Pretenders - I Go to Sleep
  7. Grace Jones - I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
  8. Prince - Controversy
  9. Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
  10. Willem Vermandere - Lat Mie Maar Lopen
  11. Al Jarreau - Roof Garden
  12. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
  13. Rush - YYZ
  14. Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
  15. Kraftwerk - Taschenrechner [Pocket Calculator]
  16. Bobby Womack - If You Think You’re Lonely Now
  17. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  18. Einstürzende Neubauten - Tanz Debil
  19. Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody
  20. Marcia Hines - Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees
  21. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
  22. Duran Duran - Girls on Film
  23. Chaka Khan - And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night in Tunisia)
  24. T.C. Matic - O La La La
  25. France Gall - Tout pour la Musique
  26. Men at Work - Down Under
  27. ABBA - The Visitors
  28. Los Jaivas - La Poderosa Muerte
  29. Kjarkas - Llorando Se Fue
  30. Vangelis - Chariots of Fire [Titles]
  31. Rickie Lee Jones - Living It Up
  32. David Bowie & Queen - Under Pressure
  33. Spider Murphy Gang - Skandal im Sperrbezirk
  34. Kim Wilde - Kids in America
  35. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Arabian Knights
  36. The Police - Spirits in a Material World
  37. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - Endless Love
  38. Jon & Vangelis - I’ll Find My Way Home
  39. Joan Armatrading - The Weakness in Me
  40. Sister Sledge - All American Girls
  41. Champaign - How ‘Bout Us
  42. Go-Go’s - Our Lips Are Sealed
  43. Olivia Newton-John - Physical
  44. Christopher Cross - Arthur’s Theme
  45. Simple Minds - Theme for Great Cities
  46. Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
  47. Lime - Your Love
  48. Chi Coltrane - Don’t Forget the Queen
  49. Grace Jones - Pull Up to the Bumper
  50. AC/DC - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:37 pm

bonnielaurel wrote: Top 50 Songs:
  1. Trio - Da Da Da
This one is listed as 1982 on AM.
bonnielaurel wrote: [*]Claude Barzotti - Madame
I can find two listings for "Madame", one from 1975 and another from 1983. Do you have a source for a 1981 version?

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by BobPatience » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:55 pm

It looks like Da Da Da was on their 1981 debut album, but only after 1982 repressings so it never actually was on the album in 1981.

Claude Barzotti's discography is a real mess.
E.g. Discogs wants us to believe his breakthrough single was Le Rital in 1981, while it seems to be an 1983 work.
On the topic of madame. It seems to be a 1975 song, re-released on a 1981 album (According to The Internet).
But the closest versions I could find are a 1979 compilation called 'madame' of '70s singles, and the 1982 album that's also on Spotify (Souvent Je Pense à Vous Madame), which I suspect is the actual '1981' studio album that the web is going on about.
So I guess Madama should be eligible in 1975, and in 1982 (as it was re-recorded for the album).

Not really relevant, but Spotify also lists an '1975' album 'aime-moi' which seems to be the 1979 single collection + a bonus song wit the title of his 1990 album. :?

I also found this monster of a website which lists a lot of hit works http://claudebarzotti.e-monsite.com/
And this list seems to go along with dates seems pretty comparable to Discogs' http://claudebarzotti.e-monsite.com/pag ... ution.html
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:32 am

Albums
1 | Black Uhuru | Red
2 | X | Wild Gift
3 | Psychedelic Furs | Talk, Talk, Talk
4 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
5 | The Squeeze | East Side Story
6 | The Go-Go’s | Beauty and the Beat
7 | Black Flag | Damaged
8 | Elvis Costello | Trust
9 | Prince | Controversy
10 | The Neville Brothers | Fiyo on the Bayou
11 | The Police | Ghosts in the Machine
12 | The dB’s | Stands for Decibels
13 | The Au Pairs | Playing with a Different Sex
14 | Rick James | Street Songs
15 | Gang of Four | Solid Gold

Songs
1 | The Specials | Ghost Town
2 | Psychedelic Furs | Pretty in Pink
3 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
4 | Black Uhuru | Youth of Eglington
5 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
6 | X | We're Desperate
7 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
8 | Human League | Don't You Want Me Baby
9 | Black Uhuru | Puff She Puff
10 | Squeeze | Tempted
11 | The Go-Go's | Our Lips Are Sealed
12 | Prince | Controversy
13 | David Bowie and Queen | Under Pressure
14 | Flipper | Sex Bomb
15 | Black Flag | Rise Above

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