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1980’s One-Hit Wonders

I spent several hours over the last 2 days putting together a mix of 1980’s one-hit wonders to initiate my iTunes reorganization project. Here’s the first cd mix and honorable mentions that made it onto the megamix on my laptop…

Sairy’s 80’s One Hit Wonder CD Mix:
“It’s My Life” by Talk Talk
“The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats
“Obsession” by Animotion
“Our House” by Madness
“Der Kommissar” by After The Fire
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
“Maniac” by Michael Sambello
“867-5309 / Jenny” by Tommy Tutone
“I Melt With You” by Modern English
“Perfect Way” by Scritti Politti
“Send Me an Angel” by Real Life
“Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo
“Tainted Love” by Soft Cell
“99 Red Balloons” by Nena
“Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat
“Electric Avenue” by Eddie Grant
“Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby

Others of note that made the megamix but not the cut for the cd, in no particular order…
“Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday
“I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow
“Harden My Heart” by Quarterflash
“The Politics of Dancing” by Re-Flex
“Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer
“Centipede” by Rebbie Jackson
“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell
“Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco
“Mickey” by Toni Basil
“Whip It” by Devo
“Missing You” by Tom Waite
“Tenderness” by General Public
“I Got You” by Split Enz
“Your Love” by The Outfield
“I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz
“Word Up” by Cameo
“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves
“Wild Wild West” by The Escape Club
“Puttin’ On the Ritz” by TACO
“Summer In The City” by Lovin’ Spoonful
“Turning Japanese” by The Vapors
“Turn Up The Radio” by Autograph
“Love is the Law” by The Suburbs


  1. >The really cool thing is I can sing parts of about 95% of those songs… excellent memories list.. thanks

  2. >We have very similar taste in good 80's tunes.