AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:10 am

I've changed the inclusion for the lovers and haters slightly. If there is nobody who qualifies by placing the song in their top or bottom 10%, I'll add the highest and lowest vote for each song.

I will also update the first post with the currently revealed list so people don't have to scroll through everything if they just want a quick look at the results.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by rumpdoll » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:21 am

Listyguy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 am
Individual love/hate lyrics for every song? You're a madman! (But I love it)
I second this notion, respect for the work that probably took.

By the way, do I have the honor of the first No. 1 or is there someone outside of the Top 200?

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Henry » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:46 pm

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[190] Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')

Points: -0.230, W/L Pct: 44.62%

Finished #25 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 307, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 28.74

You're moving in the positive:

Nassim (8/300)
Hymie (19/300)
bonnielaurel (24/300)

They want us to join their fighting:

Chris K (295/300)
StevieFan13 (244/249)

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Perhaps an explanation is called for when StevieFan ranks a Stevie album so low.

I am not a big fan of the Master Blaster song as indicated by my rating of 83. I enjoy listening to the song occasionally, but was disappointed with it after all of Stevie's fantastic songs in earlier years.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Holden » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:18 pm

Moonbeam I have to say this presentation is simply astounding! So much work for each individual album/song!
"Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away."

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 pm

This presentation beats all expectations Moonbeam!
"Hand-held dream, shot in hell... Deep-space ghetto I ain't seen before... I've seen footage, I'm so noided...," some of the greatest lyrics of all time

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by babydoll » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm

Henry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:46 pm
I am not a big fan of the Master Blaster song as indicated by my rating of 83. I enjoy listening to the song occasionally, but was disappointed with it after all of Stevie's fantastic songs in earlier years.
Songs were still major favorites at that mark, in my case. It's interesting to see how much the poll differentiated for each of us voters in terms of perceived quality of the pool of songs and albums. As for me, I liked most of the songs and albums.

It'd simply undoable, but it'd be interesting to see how the poll would've gone if there was a way to account for each individual's attitude towards each song in addition to ranking them.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:13 pm

babydoll wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Henry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:46 pm
I am not a big fan of the Master Blaster song as indicated by my rating of 83. I enjoy listening to the song occasionally, but was disappointed with it after all of Stevie's fantastic songs in earlier years.
Songs were still major favorites at that mark, in my case. It's interesting to see how much the poll differentiated for each of us voters in terms of perceived quality of the pool of songs and albums. As for me, I liked most of the songs and albums.

It'd simply undoable, but it'd be interesting to see how the poll would've gone if there was a way to account for each individual's attitude towards each song in addition to ranking them.
I had thought of having people rate the albums and songs instead of rank them, but that didn't go well when I tried it for another game, so I was hesitant. That's the way I've run the Prince polls and it has gone pretty well.

I agree that the pools of albums and songs were very strong - the songs in particular. My average rating for the songs is 7.898, almost the 8 mark I used as a minimum for personal favorites to include in my 80s lists!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 pm

[170] XTC - Dear God

Points: -0.153, W/L Pct: 46.54%

Finished #13 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 206, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 106

Polarization Index: 23.63

My heart's here upon my sleeve:

Nassim (18/300)
CupOfDreams (27/300)

You're always letting us humans down:

Live in Phoenix (283/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:17 pm

[169] Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

Points: -0.152, W/L Pct: 46.40%

Finished #10 in the 1986 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 188, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 101

Polarization Index: 24.19

I see the light and the heat:

Listyguy (5/300)
Henry (6/300)

This emptiness fills my heart:

mileswide (280/300)
rumpdoll (265/292)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm

[168] Blondie - Rapture

Points: -0.151, W/L Pct: 46.36%

Finished #18 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 152, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 25.14

People hypnotized:

Moonbeam (8/300)
Henrik (26/300)

Almost comatose:

ordinaryperson (150/169)

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm

[167] Tears for Fears - Shout

Points: -0.146, W/L Pct: 46.61%

Finished #18 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 280, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 24.37

If I could change your mind:

bonnielaurel (25/300)

These are the things I can do without:

maverick470 (240/246)
FrankLotion (190/198)
mileswide (278/300)
Brad (277/300)
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm

[166] Madonna - Like a Virgin

Points: -0.144, W/L Pct: 46.55%

Finished #16 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 26, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 28.41

Feels so good inside:

babydoll (2/300)

Didn't know how lost I was:

CupOfDreams (295/300)
maverick470 (238/246)
Nassim (289/300)
sonofsamiam (283/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:20 pm

[165] Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

Points: -0.142, W/L Pct: 46.80%

Finished #24 in the 1980 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 259, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.63

It's a knockout:

Henrik (43/300)

Shouting out rude names:

andyd1010 (289/300)
Nassim (284/300)
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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:21 pm

[164] INXS - Need You Tonight

Points: -0.142, W/L Pct: 46.50%

Finished #22 in the 1987 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 176, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.12

You're one of my kind:

Neil (29/300)

Can't take it all:

sonofsamiam (292/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:22 pm

[163] Fugazi - Waiting Room

Points: -0.140, W/L Pct: 46.58%

Finished #14 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 63, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 26.86

I'm gonna fight for what I wanna be:

BryanBehar (10/300)
babydoll (18/300)
Nassim (25/300)
CupOfDreams (29/300)

Everybody's always down:

Henrik (290/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:22 pm

[162] Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

Points: -0.140, W/L Pct: 46.78%

Finished #19 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 107, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.43

It pleased the Lord:

Rob (13/300)
andyd1010 (29/300)

You don't really care for music, do you?:

Henry (292/300)
Dan (278/300)
babydoll (273/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:23 pm

[161] Hüsker Dü - Pink Turns to Blue

Points: -0.138, W/L Pct: 46.67%

Finished #25 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 595, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.43

Celebrating every day the way she thought it should be:

CupOfDreams (1/300)
Brad (11/300)
sonofsamiam (22/300)
Bang Jan (26/300)
Myself (30/300)

Too much dope:

nicolas (294/300)
Neil (278/300)
bonnielaurel (277/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 pm

rumpdoll wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:21 am
Listyguy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 am
Individual love/hate lyrics for every song? You're a madman! (But I love it)
I second this notion, respect for the work that probably took.

By the way, do I have the honor of the first No. 1 or is there someone outside of the Top 200?
One person lost their #1 just outside the top 200.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by babydoll » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:32 pm

I'm proud of "Like a Virgin" doing better than "Borderline" and "Live to Tell" (which I thought were generally more better received on here than "Like a Virgin"). Though I'm not surprised that I'm the only one that's a "biggest fan" of that one.
Moonbeam wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:13 pm
babydoll wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Henry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:46 pm
I am not a big fan of the Master Blaster song as indicated by my rating of 83. I enjoy listening to the song occasionally, but was disappointed with it after all of Stevie's fantastic songs in earlier years.
Songs were still major favorites at that mark, in my case. It's interesting to see how much the poll differentiated for each of us voters in terms of perceived quality of the pool of songs and albums. As for me, I liked most of the songs and albums.

It'd simply undoable, but it'd be interesting to see how the poll would've gone if there was a way to account for each individual's attitude towards each song in addition to ranking them.
I had thought of having people rate the albums and songs instead of rank them, but that didn't go well when I tried it for another game, so I was hesitant. That's the way I've run the Prince polls and it has gone pretty well.

I agree that the pools of albums and songs were very strong - the songs in particular. My average rating for the songs is 7.898, almost the 8 mark I used as a minimum for personal favorites to include in my 80s lists!
What I suggested is a lot of work, which is why I said it is undoable. I mean, ranking and rating? Eeks. Nonetheless, an interesting possibility. And rating seems to work a lot better with an artist's discography than a poll like this, in my opinion.

I really liked the albums pool a lot, in my opinion. A good portion I'm not sure I would've voted for in their respective years, but I'm happy I got the chance to listen and rank them. Even Appetite for Destruction which is in my bottom 30% was still an album I liked quite a bit.

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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:36 pm

Loving the presentation, Moonbeam - especially the graphs and quotes. The negative quote for Hallelujah is too good.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Henry » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:03 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:22 pm
[162] Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

Points: -0.140, W/L Pct: 46.78%

Finished #19 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 107, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.43

It pleased the Lord:

Rob (13/300)
andyd1010 (29/300)

You don't really care for music, do you?:

Henry (292/300)
Dan (278/300)
babydoll (273/300)

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Somehow, I thought I was ranking Cohen's "Everybody Knows." Clearly a "senior" moment for me.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Dan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:40 am

Thanks for all the effort going into this, Moonbeam. It's all very interesting.
andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:36 pm
The negative quote for Hallelujah is too good.
It's brutal. :mrgreen: ;)
Henry wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Moonbeam wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:22 pm
[162] Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

Points: -0.140, W/L Pct: 46.78%

Finished #19 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 107, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.43

It pleased the Lord:

Rob (13/300)
andyd1010 (29/300)

You don't really care for music, do you?:

Henry (292/300)
Dan (278/300)
babydoll (273/300)

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Somehow, I thought I was ranking Cohen's "Everybody Knows." Clearly a "senior" moment for me.
I'm getting on in years, but it wasn't a senior moment for me. I just happened to hear the mind-blowing Jeff Buckley cover first. The Leonard Cohen original didn't have nearly the same effect on me and was a bit disappointing in comparison. Still, I'm very glad he wrote and recorded it and inspired the Buckley cover.
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Brad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:17 am

At the risk of repeating myself, it's worth noting that Buckley was actually inspired by John Cale's cover version of the song, and in fact appropriates the alternate Cohen-penned verses Cale used into his (Buckley's) own version. A minor point maybe, but worth giving some credit to Cale's intermediary interpretation of the song.

Terrific presentation, Moonbeam!

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Post by Dan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:24 am

Brad wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:17 am
At the risk of repeating myself, it's worth noting that Buckley was actually inspired by John Cale's cover version of the song, and in fact appropriates the alternate Cohen-penned verses Cale used into his (Buckley's) own version. A minor point maybe, but worth giving some credit to Cale's intermediary interpretation of the song.
Not a minor point. I didn’t know this, so thanks for the insight.
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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:28 am

Dan wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:40 am
Thanks for all the effort going into this, Moonbeam. It's all very interesting.
andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:36 pm
The negative quote for Hallelujah is too good.
It's brutal. :mrgreen: ;)
Some of these quotes make me laugh out loud. I hope nobody takes offense - we all will get our fair share of praise and our fair share of roasting through this process.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:33 am

[160] Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)

Points: -0.126, W/L Pct: 47.03%

Finished #12 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 92, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.76

Something of a phenomenon:

mileswide (4/300)
Hymie (14/300)
phil (30/300)

Twice as bitter as salt:

Listyguy (288/300)
DaveC (285/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:34 am

[159] N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton

Points: -0.126, W/L Pct: 46.97%

Finished #7 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 53, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 139

Polarization Index: 29.02

My rep gets bigger:

rumpdoll (11/292)
mileswide (14/300)
Dan (21/300)
Dexter (30/300)
sonofsamiam (30/300)

The police are gonna have to come and get me:

Chris K (300/300)
Henry (295/300)
Romain (275/300)
Nassim (273/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:35 am

[158] David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto - Forbidden Colours

Points: -0.122, W/L Pct: 47.15%

Finished #23 in the 1983 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 749, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.42

My life believes in you once again:

Myself (18/300)
SL3 (29/300)

A lifetime away from you:

Neil (300/300)
Chris K (291/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:36 am

[157] The Replacements - Bastards of Young

Points: -0.122, W/L Pct: 47.16%

Finished #18 in the 1985 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 225, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 104

Polarization Index: 26.75

On the ladder of success:

BryanBehar (2/300)
Elder (12/300)
Nassim (17/300)
Brad (21/300)

God, what a mess:

Henrik (294/300)
bonnielaurel (284/300)
nicolas (275/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:36 am

[156] Tom Waits - Jockey Full of Bourbon

Points: -0.120, W/L Pct: 47.25%

Finished #17 in the 1985 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 357, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 76

Polarization Index: 26.69

Admire the view from the top of the mast:

nicolas (9/300)
Henrik (24/300)

I'm full of bourbon and I can't stand up:

Live in Phoenix (298/300)
Henry (294/300)
babydoll (281/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:37 am

[155] U2 - Bad

Points: -0.120, W/L Pct: 47.17%

Finished #11 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 283, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 116

Polarization Index: 28.5

I'm wide awake:

The_Claw (7/300)
maverick470 (7/246)
Listyguy (21/300)
FrankLotion (14/198)
Nassim (22/300)

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind:

Brad (289/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 am

[154] Faith No More - Epic

Points: -0.117, W/L Pct: 47.27%

Finished #16 in the 1989 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 170, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 82

Polarization Index: 30.23

It's it:

Nassim (12/300)
SL3 (21/300)
Chris K (29/300)

What is it?:

Henrik (299/300)
Henry (283/300)
Elder (277/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:39 am

[153] Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach for My Revolver

Points: -0.116, W/L Pct: 47.25%

Finished #7 in the 1981 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 199, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 147

Polarization Index: 29.14

The secrets promised us, yeah:

mileswide (10/300)
Elder (13/300)
CupOfDreams (26/300)

The truth is not that comfortable, no:

Live in Phoenix (297/300)
Dan (291/300)
ordinaryperson (163/169)
Romain (276/300)

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:40 am

[152] Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

Points: -0.114, W/L Pct: 47.43%

Finished #23 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 208, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 21.92

Those were the happiest days of my life:

Live in Phoenix (10/300)

Like a pigeon from hell:

FrankLotion (193/198)

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Moonbeam wrote:
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[155] U2 - Bad

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind:

Brad (289/300)
Isolation, desolation, masturbation
Let it go

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:41 am

[151] New Order - Temptation

Points: -0.113, W/L Pct: 47.35%

Finished #13 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 134, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 135

Polarization Index: 27.37

Heaven, a gateway, a hope:

Nassim (2/300)
mileswide (12/300)
SL3 (16/300)
Moonbeam (18/300)

Bolts from above hurt the people down below:

Rob (286/300)
bonnielaurel (283/300)
Henrik (275/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 am

Brad wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:40 am
Moonbeam wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:37 am
[155] U2 - Bad

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind:

Brad (289/300)
Isolation, desolation, masturbation
Let it go
:D I am very happy to see user-adapted love and/or hate lyrics!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by babydoll » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:45 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:37 am
If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind:

Brad (289/300)
Damn, that was brutal. :o

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:39 am

mileswide wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 am
Moonbeam wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:05 am

Haha, indeed! Maybe he should rebrand himself as StevieExceptForMasterBlaster
AndIJustCalledtoSayILoveYou13Fan to make it that much catchier!
I don't even dislike it! I can just think of plenty of Stevie songs I like better. It ranked lower than it probably would've if I'd ranked all 300 songs. ("I Just Called to Say I Love You" still sucks. I'm a Stevie fan, not a Stevie Stan).
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 am

I think a good fan knows when to admit their favorite artist might not have delivered the goods, while not necessarily crucifying them for it. '80s Stevie never did much for me, except (how ironic) Master Blaster and Happy Birthday. Don't ask me to defend I Just Called to Say I Love You or Ebony and Ivory. '60s and '70s Stevie is untouchable and there's fine stuff after that, but nothing as good as peak Stevie ('66-'76 or so).
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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Cold Butterfly » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:55 am

I Just Called To Say I Love You is a banger, don’t @ me :whistle:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Honorio » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 am

Moonbeam, I just wanted to add my voice to the choir of praises. We already were expecting another rollout from you filled by brilliance, exactness, attention to detail and a huge amount of work. But this takes to whole thing to another level, the graphics and especially the love-hate quotes are simply awesome. With an only problem: you set te bar too high for the young members of the forum volunteering for he following polls. Quoting Romain, your presentation crushes all other presentations ever created. Sorry for the hyperbolic tone but these are my feelings.

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by FrankLotion » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:40 am

Like a pigeon from hell:

FrankLotion (193/198)
Just want to say this pigeon from hell thinks this song kicks ass, I just didn’t have the patience to rank 100 more songs after this :mrgreen:

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by FrankLotion » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:53 am

Also I want to echo that this is truly a killer presentation Moonbeam, I’ve been refreshing the page all day in anticipation for more of your amazing details!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I have a lot of love for the 80s and it makes it feel worth it to give them their due!

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:11 am

[150] Michael Jackson - Thriller

Points: -0.107, W/L Pct: 47.35%

Finished #8 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 106, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 68

Polarization Index: 29.39

Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try:

bonnielaurel (1/300)
Henrik (4/300)
Myself (4/300)
Nassim (16/300)

The foulest stench is in the air:

Rob (299/300)
ordinaryperson (164/169)
mileswide (275/300)
Brad (273/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:11 am

[149] Modern English - I Melt with You

Points: -0.105, W/L Pct: 47.56%

Finished #21 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 251, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 27.19

It's getting better all the time:

StevieFan13 (15/249)
Hymie (30/300)

You should know better:

DaveC (283/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:12 am

[148] Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Beyond Belief

Points: -0.090, W/L Pct: 47.86%

Finished #19 in the 1982 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 1039, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: 105

Polarization Index: 28.13

She's been suitably stunning:

Brad (2/300)
Bang Jan (5/300)
sonofsamiam (9/300)

Do you have to be so cruel to be callous:

rumpdoll (276/292)
Rob (277/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:13 am

[147] Talk Talk - It's My Life

Points: -0.087, W/L Pct: 48.02%

Finished #26 in the 1984 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 308, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 22.82

Funny how I find myself in love with you:

ordinaryperson (6/169)

Funny how I blind myself, I never knew:

mileswide (292/300)

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Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Post by Moonbeam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:14 am

[146] Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance

Points: -0.086, W/L Pct: 48.02%

Finished #17 in the 1988 Poll

AM 1980s Rank: 114, Previous 1980s Poll Rank: Unranked

Polarization Index: 30.18

It's sweetness that I'm thinking of:

rumpdoll (4/292)
bonnielaurel (14/300)
mileswide (15/300)

Yo man what do you expect, the guy's a gigolo man:

Listyguy (298/300)
Henry (285/300)
Romain (285/300)
Bang Jan (282/300)
Chris K (272/300)
SL3 (271/300)

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