Worst Music From the ‘80s

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  1. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Shut Up Carl.

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  2. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    There was a lot of great music in the 80s but most of the stuff that rose to the top of the charts was pure crap. But if I had to name one artist who was the crappiest of the crap for the decade, it would be Christopher Cross and anything he recorded.
     
  3. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    We Built This City

    Mr. Roboto
     
  4. nelsonmuntz

    nelsonmuntz Point Center

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    Hair metal, all of it, is terrible.
     
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    Agreed. I have an omnivorous appetite for music and can usually find something to enjoy about pretty much any type/style, but hair metal is the only genre I categorically dismiss in its entirety.
     
  6. August_West

    August_West Sparklers Headgear

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    do you even unskinny bop, bro?
     
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    Ha, I thought it was a new genre and googled it; never even heard the term before. I guess I really turned a deaf ear to the whole genre. Must be part of my animal instinct for survival.
     
  8. August_West

    August_West Sparklers Headgear

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    Its total schlock.
     
  9. nwhoopfan

    nwhoopfan hopeless West Coast homer

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    Going against the grain, I loved hair metal during the 80's. Listening to it now, some of it is crappy, but some of it has held up well. Disagree with the whole lot of you. :cool:
     
  10. nwhoopfan

    nwhoopfan hopeless West Coast homer

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    I was not a fan of synth pop at the time (although decades later I came around to it). Depeche Mode, The Cure, not my cup of tea. I have a hard time differentiating between late 80's/early 90's. Fine Young Cannibals, detested their songs.
     
  11. nwhoopfan

    nwhoopfan hopeless West Coast homer

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    Wasn't a big fan of Milli Vanilli either...but they were lip synching, so I guess it doesn't count? Somebody was singing it though, just not the two members of the band.
     
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  12. meyers7

    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Party All The Time - Eddie Murphy

     
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  13. Deepster

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    Awww, c'mon. I love me some hair metal.

    Cinderella
    RATT
    Europe
    Whitesnake
    Motley Crue

    That settles it. I'm growing my mullet back.
     
  14. nwhoopfan

    nwhoopfan hopeless West Coast homer

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    ...Def Leppard
    Guns N Roses
    Dokken...
     
  15. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    Nelson
    Eddie Murphy
    Carl Lewis
    Don Johnson
    We Built This City

    I take Def Leppard, GnR and a few others in to a separate category. Lots of that music still sounds decent today.

    Motley Crue is still great strip club music. Mostly because it's fat, balding guys in their 40's and 50's throwing money at the dancers.

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  16. nwhoopfan

    nwhoopfan hopeless West Coast homer

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    Nelson had the hair, but they weren't metal at all.

    Most of the 80's metal bands get lumped together as hair metal or butt rock or whatever. There were definitely stylistic differences between some of them. Def Leppard goes back a little earlier, to the late 70's, and of course were from the UK whereas LA was the epicenter of 80's metal. Cinderella's second album went in a bit of a bluesy direction. Poison was definitely very schlocky, but I still liked some of their songs.

    Some bands clearly were not a part of the same scene/sound. Speed metal and thrash was something different altogether. Judas Priest wasn't really in the same mold as most of the other 80's stuff.


    Now Winger you can bash as much as you want. Warrant was pretty cheesy.
     
  17. G0UCONN

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    Hated the Eurythmics, Duran Duran, and didn't hate but not a fan of the Police.
     
  18. rogerflash

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    Why would anyone remember the bad music? It's more common situation to have in mind the track that you love
     
  19. Dove

    Dove Son of Wayne.

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    A-Dub pick up your guitar anna...talk to me!!
     
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  20. J187Money

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    One of my favorite songs, so I politely disagree.
     
  21. J187Money

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    I'm with you. Loved hair metal - still do :)
     
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  22. J187Money

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    Don't forget Winger
     
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  23. Dove

    Dove Son of Wayne.

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    Jeez. I'll bet you liked Jetboy, too.
     
  24. Dove

    Dove Son of Wayne.

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    With hair metal I enjoyed:

    Ratt (but in small doses)
    Crue
    Faster Pussycat
    Cinderella
     
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  25. J187Money

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    Never heard of Jetboy.