Le 100 Greatest Hits che vi faranno amare gli anni ’80

Miei carissimi lettori, se siete giunti sino a qui, siete davvero dei temerari!
Che li conosciate o meno, poco conta; sanno farsi amare e sanno essere rispolverati con tanta nostalgia: questi sono gli anni ’80.

Aimè, ciò che più mi spiace e rammarica è non essere nata negli anni antecedenti gli 80s per potermi godere il lusso sfrenato, lo spirito vitale, l’abbondanza, la Disco e la musica pop appieno.
Ma, reincarnazione a parte, ci sarò stata sicuramente, in qualche angolino dello Studio 54 di New York o alla WPIX a girare qualche disco, quantomeno col pensiero.

La mia passione per gli anni ’80, non ho ben presente quando e dove sia cominciata; probabilmente quand’ero ancora in fasce.
Quel che ricordo di certo è lo stupore che provo nell’ascoltare qualche canzone dell’epoca e dire dentro di me “MA QUESTA IO LA CONOSCO!”.

È proprio partito tutto da un “ma questa io la conosco” che mi sono ritrovata a parlare di musica ancora nel mio primo blog: inizialmente era musica pop che è scivolata sin da subito in Disco Music (Earth, Wind & Fire, KC & The Sunshine Band e Kool & The Gang sono dei pilastri portanti per il mio interesse musicale, ho cominciato con loro –siamo più verso metà anni ’70–).

Detto ciò, vi voglio presentare, con immenso piacere, le 100 Greatest Hits, che custodisco gelosamente e, che mi hanno fatta innamorare sin da piccolissima dei coloratissimi (nonostante le foto in b&w) anni OTTANTA (e spero facciano innamorare anche voi, a patto che non lo siate già).


  • “Romeo and Juliet” – Dire Straits (o “Tunnel of Love”, “So Far Away”, “Sultans of Swing”, “Money for Nothing”, tutta la discografia)
  • “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division (“Disorder”)
  • “Upside Down” – Diana Ross (“I’m Coming Out”, “Endless Love”, “The Boss”)
  • “Give Me The Night” – George Benson (“Breezin’”, “Turn Your Love Around”)
  • “Down Under” – Men At Work (“Who Can It Be Now?”, “Down By The Sea”)
  • “Rapper’s Delight” – The Sugarhill Gang
  • “Another One Bites The Dust” – Queen (“Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Under Pressure”)
  • “Jump To The Beat” – Stacy Lattisaw
  • “Call Me” – Blondie (“Heart Of Glass”, “Maria”)
  • “Stomp!” – The Brothers Johnson (“I’ll Be Good To You”, “Celebrations”, “Strawberry Letter 23”)
  • “Video Killed The Radio Star” – The Buggles
  • “Enola Gay” – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  • “Boys Don’t Cry” – The Cure
Il Gruppo britannico Dire Straits, fondato dai fratelli Mark e David Knopfler con John Illsey e Pick Withers.


  • “Computer Love” – Kraftwerk
  • “Ai No Corrida” – Quincy Jones
  • “Let’s Groove” – Earth, Wind & Fire (“Boogie Wonderland”, “September”, “After The Love Has Gone”, “Shining Star”, “Sing a Song”, “Fantasy”)
  • “Get Down On It” – Kool & The Gang (“Celebration”, “Cherish”, “Ladies Night”)
  • “Just Can’t Get Enough” – Depeche Mode (“Enjoy The Silence”, “Personal Jesus”)
  • “Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes
  • “Never Too Much” – Luther Vandross
  • “Physical” – Olivia Newton John
  • “Super Freak” – Rick James
  • “She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)” – Carl Carlton
  • “Start Me Up” – The Rolling Stones (“You Can’t Get Always What You Want”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Sympathy for the Devil”)
  • “Chariots of Fire” – Vangelis (“Conquest of Paradise”)
Gary Numan, membro dei Kraftwerk | Fonte: NBC/NBCU Bank via Getty.


  • “Maneater” – Daryl Hall & John Oates (eventualmente può andare bene anche “Rich Girl” o “Private Eyes”, “Out of Touch”)
  • “Abracadabra” – Steve Miller Band
  • “Avalon” – Roxy Music (“More Than This”)
  • “Eye of The Tiger” – Survivor
  • “Outstanding” – The Gap Band (“You Dropped A Bomb On Me”, “Burn Rubber On Me”)
  • “Eye in The Sky” – The Alan Parsons Project (“Mammagamma”, “Sirius”)
  • “You Can’t Hurry Love” – Phil Collins (“In The Air Tonight”, “Easy Lover”, “Sussudio”, “Another Day in Paradise”)
  • “Should I Stay or Should I Go” – The Clash (“London Calling”)
  • “Give It Up” – KC & The Sunshine Band (“Boogie Shoes”, “I’m Your Boogie Man”, “That’s The Way (I Like It)”, “Get Down Tonight”, “(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Body”)
  • “Rock With You” – Michael Jackson (“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, “Thriller”)
  • “Africa” – Toto (“Hold The Line”, “Rosanna”, “Stop Loving You”)
  • “Sexual Healing” – Marvin Gaye (“Let’s Get It On”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”)
  • “Just An Illusion” – Imagination
  • “Wot” – Captain Sensible
Hall & Oates
Hall & Oates.


  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper (“True Colors”, “Time After Time”)
  • “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina & The Waves
  • “Too Shy” – Kajagoogoo
  • “Karma Chameleon” – Culture Club (“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”)
  • “Love of the Common People” – Paul Young (o “Come Back and Stay”, “Everytime You Go Away”)
  • “Lifeline” – Spandau Ballet (o “Gold”, “True”, “I’ll Fly for You”)
  • “Reggae Night” – Jimmy Cliff (“You Can Get It If You Really Want”)
  • “Every Breath You Take” – The Police (“Roxanne”, “Message In A Bottle”, “So Lonely”, “Don’t Stand So Close To Me”)
  • “All Night Long (All Night)” – Lionel Richie (“Say You, Say Me”, “Dancing On The Ceiling”) 3
  • “Let’s Dance” – David Bowie (“Starman”, “Heroes”)
  • “Rebel Yell” – Billy Idol (“Eyes Without A Face”)
  • “Flashdance… What a Feeling” – Irene Cara
  • “Dance Hall Days” – Wang Chung (“Everybody Have Fun Tonight”)
  • “Sunshine Reggae” – Laid Back
  • “Ballet Dancer” – The Twins
  • “Red Red Wine” – UB40 (“(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You”, “Kingston Town”, “I Got You Babe”
  • “Sweet Dreams” – Eurythmics
  • “99 Luftballons” – Nena
  • “Owner A Lonely Heart” – Yes
  • “Ain’t Nobody” – Chaka Khan (“I’m Every Woman”)
  • “The Crown” – Gary Byrd ft. Stevie Wonder
Culture Club. Mikey Craig, Jon Moss, Boy George, Roy Hay | Fonte: Ebet Roberts/Redferns.


  • “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” – Wham! (eventualmente “Club Tropicana”)
  • “Drive” – The Cars
  • “Sad Song” – Elton John (“Candle in The Wind”)
  • “Pride (In the Name of Love)” – U2 (“Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “With or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”)
  • “Born in The U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen (“I’m on Fire”, “Born to Run”, “Street of Philadelphia”, “Dancing in The Dark”)
  • “Why?” – Bronski Beat (“Smalltown Boy”)
  • “Relax” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (“The Power of Love”)
  • “Jump” – Van Halen
  • “It’s My Life” – Talk Talk (“Such A Shame”)
  • “What Is Love?” – Howard Jones
  • “Solid” – Ashford & Simpson (“It Seems To Hang On”, “Found A Cure”)
  • “I Just Called To Say I Love You” – Stevie Wonder (“Sir Duke”, “Isn’t She Lovely”, “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”)
  • “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Foreigner (“Waiting For a Girl Like You”)
  • “Smooth Operator” – Sade (“By Your Side”, “Your Love is King”)
  • “Holding Out for a Hero” – Bonnie Tyler (“Total Eclipse of The Heart”)
  • “Together In Electric Dream” – Phil Oakey
  • “Purple Rain” – Prince (“Kiss”)
  • “Footloose” – Kenny Loggins
  • “West End Girls” – Pet Shop Boys
  • “Sneaking Out The Back Door” – Matt Bianco


  • “Living In America” – James Brown
  • “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – Tears for Fears (o “Shout”, “Sowing The Seeds of Love”, “Woman in Chains”)
  • “Take On Me” – a-ha
  • “Slave To Love” – Brian Ferry (frontman dei Roxy Music)
  • “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds (“Alive and Kicking”, “New Gold Dream”)
  • “19” – Paul Hardcastle
  • “Broken Wings” – Mr. Mister
  • “That’s What Friends Are For” – Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By”)
  • “Conga” – Miami Sound Machine
  • “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” – Dead Or Live
James Brown
Il creatore del Funk, James Brown.


  • “You Can Call Me Al” – Paul Simon
  • “Higher Love” – Steve Winwood (“Valerie”)
  • “Take My Breath Away” – Berlin
  • “Venus” – Bananarama (“Cruel Summer”)
  • “Word Up” – Cameo (“Candy”)
  • “Don’t Get Me Wrong” – The Pretenders
  • “Manic Monday” – The Bangles (“Eternal Flame”, “Walk Like an Egyptian”)
  • “Invisible Touch” – Genesis (“Follow You, Follow Me”)
  • “Don’t Dream It’s Over” – Crowded House
  • “The Final Countdown” – Europe
  • “Breakout” – Swing Out Sister


  • “Running In The Family” – Level 42 (“Lessons In Love”)
  • “Never Can Say Goodbye” – The Communards (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”)
  • “Little Lies” – Fleetwood Mac
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston
  • “Learning To Fly” – Pink Floyd (“The Great Gig In The Sky”, “Money”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Comfortably Numb”)
  • “Never Gonna Give You Up” – Rick Astley
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns ‘n Roses (“Welcome to The Jungle”, “Paradise City”, “November Rain”, “Patience”)
  • “The Right Thing” – Simply Red
  • “Wishing Well” – Terence Trent D’Arby
Pink Floyd | Fonte: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.


  • “Broken Land” – The Adventures
  • “People Have The Power” – Patti Smith (“Because The Night”)
  • “She Drives Me Crazy” – Fine Young Cannibals
Patti Smith
Patti Smith.


  • “Like A Prayer” – Madonna (“Material Girl”, “Like a Virgin”, “Vogue”)
  • “The Best” – Tina Turner (“What’s Love Got To Do With It”)
  • “Funky Cold Medina” – Tone-Loc (“Wild Thing”)
  • “Pump Up The Jam” – Technotronic

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