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Okay--here's the story-

For every occasion, I try to make my girlfriend a theme mix of love and love related songs. Her birthday's coming up and I'm trying to make her a mix of love songs exclusively from the 80s. Seeing as how I am a huge 80s music buff, however, this is not so simple--this has turned into a massive, potentially legendary mix. Unfortunately, I do not own much of my beloved 80s music on anything other than cassette tape (and I also had about 400 of my CDs stolen last year, so my library is considerably smaller than it once was).

Anyway, I've put together every 80s love song I can think of.

I am looking for two things:

1. Suggestions for more songs that I haven't heard of/may have forgotten, regardless of how shamelessly dated or cheesy and

2. if you have links to download any of the songs you suggest and/or any of the songs I have listed but do not have, it would be GREATLY appreciated as many of these songs are rare and unavailable to purchase as a single MP3 (meaning I would have to go out and buy all of the corresponding albums, which I certainly don't have the money for).

Here is a list of the songs I'm hoping to put on the mix:


the police - every little thing she does is magic

camouflage- love is a shield

living colour - i want to know

george harrison - GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

echo and the bunnymen - silver /crystal days

lloyd cole- forest fire/perfect skin

fne young cannibals - she drives me crazy

huey lewis and the news - whole lotta lovin

men at work - down by the sea/catch a star/

dire straits - romeo and juliet

jesus & mary chain - happy when it rains/head on

husker du - GREEN EYES

x - hungry wolf?

clash - 1-2 crush on you

cure - friday in love/just say yes/JUST LIKE HEAVEN

descendents - in love this way

flaming lips - with you

the only ones - another girl, another planet

the cars - you might think

flock of seagul - space age love song

dead or alive - you spin me round (like a record)

orchestral manoeuvres in the dark - If You Leave

orange juice - ?

tears for fears - head over heels

dead or alive - you spin me round (like a record)

depeche mode - what's your name/just can't get enough

the cramps - love me

field mice - anything off snowballs

the the - infected

the smiths - is it really so strange

the replacements - valentine

the pixies - la la love you

bruce springsteen - crush on you


talking heads?

danny hutton hitters - ?

el debarge/debarge - love me now/all this love

samantha fox - touch me / ready for this love / ready for this love

REM - ?

lionel richie - hello

howard jones - you know I love you don't you? / like to get to know you well / everlasting love

jimmy sommerville/bronski beat and marc almond - I feel love

jimmy sommerville- you make me feel

jimmy sommerville/thecommunards - you are my world

don johnson - lost in your eyes?

oingo boingo - stay?

a-ha - take me on / love is reason

lou reed - ?

david johansen - ?

greg copeland - ?

The English Beat - end of the party?

guns n roses - sweet child o mine?

damned - pleasure and the pain

the cult - wild flower

dead milkman - punk rock girl / if you love someone set them on fire

pretenders - message of love my baby tradition of love

bowie - beat of your drum or without you or god only knows

peter gabriel - in your eyes

genesis - follow you follow me? afterglow?

psc furs- pulse or sleep comes down or yes I do or love my way or only you and I

the who - athena / one life's enough

the ramones - baby i love you i'm affected she's a sensation

suzanne vega -?

INXS - do wot you do or?

the police - every little thing she does is magic

journey- stone in love or open arms or anyway you want it or homemade love or stay awhile

hall & oates - you make my dreams or kiss on my list

madonna - burning up or stay

spandau ballet - I'll fly for you?

YES - love will find a way

kim wilde - chequered love

j geils band - just can't wait

bow wow wow - do you wanna hold me or baby, oh no

violent femmes- ?

roxy music - take a chance with me? or to turn you on or my only love

the gun club - she's like heroin to me? or?

the jam? - start / happy together / precious

joy division? - love will tear us apart again?

duran duran - last chance on the stairway or hungry like the wolf

meat puppets?

new order - run

queen - body language or I need your loving tonight or crazy little thing called love or play the game or its a hard life

If you see a "/" that was just my way of saying "or"

if you see a question mark after a band name, it means I am unsure of what (if any) song to use from that band/artist

Anyway, in return, I will post the mix and any other 80s music I come across in my attempts to throw this thing together, including stuff from other communities and my own collection.

Thanks a million to anyone and everyone who's willing to help a guy get brownie points with the ladyfriend.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 6th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Mod Request
Could you do me a favor and place the song lists behind an lj-cut? And I think I may have a few of these songs. I'll try to post links to them soon!
Aug. 6th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Request
yes, sorry, that's been pointed out to me. ...not sure how to do a cut, though...do you know?
Aug. 6th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Request
Sure. Here's a link to the FAQ page on using cuts. I would try to explain it, but I'm sure I'd screw up the explanation somehow. :-S
Aug. 6th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Request
thanks, sorry about that
Aug. 6th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Request
oh, and thanks a million for those posts if you get around to it
Aug. 6th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: Mod Request
No problem. Welcome to the comm, by the way!
Aug. 6th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
if you see a question mark after a band name, it means I am unsure of what (if any) song to use from that band/artist

talking heads? Suggestion “She was”

guns n roses - sweet child o mine? I personally like Patience for a love song, but you know your girl friend better.

INXS - do wot you do or? “Never tear us apart” Love the song and the video.

1. Suggestions for more songs that I haven't heard of/may have forgotten, regardless of how shamelessly dated or cheesy and

I know so many. I love cheese, especially from the 70’s, but any way two big ones

REO Speedwagon -Can’t fight this feeling. But I think this song got so much air time. I’m kind of sick of it.
Foreigner – I wanna know what love is. Another overplayed song.
A Flock of Seagulls – Wishing
Bruce Springsteen- I’m On Fire Very short. For us who made mix tapes in the 80’s and we had a little bit of space this song would always fit.
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper I still like it but another song that I heard too much.

“love comes walking in”, “baby its you” okay I’m thinking of too many.

Good luck.
Aug. 6th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
thanks a million!
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