Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Top 20 Songs - 1983


This is really starting to become difficult. After I picked my Top 20, I still had 56 songs to pick the Honorable Mention from. Once again, this isn't going to get any easier going forward.

HONORABLE MENTION: Poison Arrow: ABC, Little Red Corvette: Prince, Rio: Duran Duran, Affair Of The Heart: Rick Springfield, Overkill: Men At Work, Too Shy: Kajagoogoo, She Blinded Me With Science: Thomas Dolby, (Keep Feeling) Fascination: The Human League, Let The Music Play: Shannon, Far From Over: Frank Stallone, Rockit: Herbie Hancock, Come Dancing: The Kinks

#20
Burning Down The House, Talking Heads
"Hold tight wait till the party's over
Hold tight We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house"

#19
Cum On Feel The Noize, Quiet Riot
"So you think we are the lazy type, you should know better
And I don't know why
I don't know why"

#18
In A Big Country, Big Country
"I never took the smile away from anybody's face
And that's a desperate way to look
For someone who is still a child
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive"

#17
99 Red Balloons, Nena
"Floating in the summer sky
Panic bells it's red alert
There's something here from somewhere else
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky Where 99 red balloons go by"

#16
Every Breath You Take, The Police
"Since you've gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby, please"

#15
Electric Avenue, Eddie Grant
"Oh no we gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
and then we'll take it higher
Oh we gonna rock it down to Electric Avenue
and then we'll take it higher"

#14
The Safety Dance, Men Without Hats
"I Say we can act if want to if we don't nobody will
And you can act real rude and totally removed
And i can act like an imbecile"

#13
Come On Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners
"Come on Eileen, well I swear (what he means)
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty
Ah come on Eileen"

#12
Twist Of Fate, Olivia Newton-John
"It's gotta be a strange twist of fate
Telling me that Heaven can wait
Telling me to get it right this time
Life doesn't mean a thing
Without the love you bring
Love is what we've found
The second time around"

#11
Our House, Madness
"Father wears his Sunday best
Mother's tired she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs
Sister's sighing in her sleep
Brother's got a date to keep
He can't hang around"

#10
Der Kommissar, After The Fire
"Don't turn around, oh oh
Der Kommissar's in town, oh oh
He's got the power
And you're so weak
And you're frustration will not let you speak"

#9
Photograph, Def Leppard
"I see your face everytime I dream
On every page, every magazine
So wild, so free, so far from me
You're all I want, my fantasy
Oh, look what you've done to this rock and roll clown
Oh, look what you've done"

#8
White Wedding, Billy Idol
"Hey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
I've been away for so long (so long)
I've been away for so long (so long)
I let you go for so long"

#7
Beat It, Michael Jackson
"They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
so beat it, just beat it"

#6
Suddenly Last Summer, The Motels
"One summer never ends, one summer never began
It keeps me standing still, it takes all my will
And then suddenly last summer"

#5
Mr. Roboto, Styx
"Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For doing the jobs that nobody wants to
And thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For helping me escape just when I needed to
Thank you-thank you, thank you
I want to thank you, please, thank you"

#4
Major Tom (Coming Home), Peter Schilling
"far beneath the ship, the world is mourning
they don't realize he's alive
no one understands but Major Tom sees
now the life commands this is my home
I'm coming home"

#3
She's A Beauty, The Tubes
"You can say anything you like
But you can’t touch the merchandise
She’ll give you every penny’s worth
But it will cost you a dollar first"

#2
Separate Ways, Journey
"Someday love will find you Break those chains that bind you
One night will remind you How we touched And went our separate ways
If he ever hurts you True love won't desert you
You know I still love you Though we touched And went our separate ways"

#1
Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
"People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth"

2 comments:

Mike said...

wow...what a great year. ONJ is a little high for me. But the rest is fantastic.

P.J. said...

Good year for sure. We'll have to agree to disagree on how the list is shaped, however. :D