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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2020, 08:18:14 PM »
Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2020, 11:51:44 PM »
How about songs by 80s one hit wonders that are better than the hit? I think 'Just Got Lucky' by Jo Boxers pisses all over 'Boxer Beat'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2IUDF-p2Ug

Phyllis Nelson!

"Move Closer" was a tragedy. I'm sorry to have to remind you of it. Much better was "I Like You" sprinkled with a bit of Shep Pettibone magic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I0ML2KAcIA

I also like

The Fatback Band - I Found Lovin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13DA0h5EQ4

Taka Boom - Middle Of The Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y7l0pz8YYA

The System - This Is For You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFyiEtXmlqM

Haywoode - Getting Closer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SygWJrIRVQI

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2020, 08:43:40 AM »

How about songs by 80s one hit wonders that are better than the hit? I think 'Just Got Lucky' by Jo Boxers pisses all over 'Boxer Beat'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2IUDF-p2Ug

Nu Shooz - Point Of No Return https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yavaJNXoMe8 much better than I Can't Wait


Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2020, 11:42:23 AM »
Thriller the album? I'd've thought the song was considered at best the 3rd or 4th strongest song on the album.

I’d say Thriller is exactly mid-tier Thriller, quality-wise:

Billie Jean
Wanna Be Startin Somethin
Human Nature
Beat It
Thriller
PYT
Baby Be Mine
The Lady In My Life
The Girl is Mine

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2020, 01:33:03 PM »
What makes Thriller such a huge pop culture staple then? Is it the fact it has a dance people can do?

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2020, 01:42:27 PM »
What makes Thriller such a huge pop culture staple then? Is it the fact it has a dance people can do?

It is a combination of the video, the album it came from and the fact that it may not be the best thing ever but it is still a fucking banger that is good to dance to

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »
What makes Thriller such a huge pop culture staple then? Is it the fact it has a dance people can do?

Whacking great overblown cinematic video + accompanying hype
Single release of the title track from an already-massively-successful album
Nicely produced, decent track

Plus anything that gives an immediate mental image when you hear/think about it (ie. Jacko in the red jacket, or going all zombified) tends to get burned into the cultural memory more than just a piece of music in its own right.

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2020, 01:47:25 PM »
Off the Wall was better cheers.

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2020, 01:59:36 PM »
The System - This Is For You

I like The System - Lollipops & Everything, the lolloping groove sounds like proto vaporwave - if there was no vocal you could believe it was playing at 33rpm.

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2020, 02:07:02 PM »
THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT

52nd Street - You're My Last Chance

Squelchy bassline - tick
Unsettling synth sting - tick
1st rate vocals - tick
Super "horror" themed video - tick

plus added comedy denouement.

Manchester band as well...UK could jive with the best back in the day

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2020, 10:28:53 AM »
Shalamar - A Night To Remember. Belter.

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2020, 10:58:59 AM »
Shalamar - A Night To Remember. Belter.

Good shout. I've got a tremendous fondness for Take That To The Bank too...even if the lyrics are preposterous.

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2020, 04:07:59 PM »
Also: Automatic by the Pointer Sisters.

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2020, 04:19:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG3_a0v9wTk
A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song (12" Mix)

Only heard this for the first time last month. It's catchy as fook.

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2020, 05:12:09 PM »
Hyperactive! by Thomas Dolby.. Brilliant promo video but I suppose this would be deemed as 'too clever-clever/ too quirky' for some folk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmGxh1FhtxE

Fucking brilliant tune, also apparently written for Michael Jackson who didn't respond to it so dolby just recorded it himself

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #75 on: March 22, 2020, 05:47:56 PM »
Sheila E - The Belle of St Mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d43sBOWYOc0

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #76 on: March 22, 2020, 05:54:45 PM »
Sheila E - The Belle of St Mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d43sBOWYOc0

Sorry, but that is rather Black Lace on Casio lifeless. Nice voice though.

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BlodwynPig

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #78 on: March 22, 2020, 06:58:04 PM »

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #79 on: March 22, 2020, 07:46:59 PM »
Have we got 80 yet?

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2020, 07:49:50 PM »
Have we got 80 yet?

the majority are beige 80s pastiches, so I reckon we've still got 78 to go

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #81 on: March 22, 2020, 08:05:01 PM »
I like the original Thriller-but I love this take on it by Lenny Henry when he was still funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jfXzx1SHsY

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2020, 08:56:43 PM »
the majority are beige 80s pastiches, so I reckon we've still got 78 to go

You wouldn't understand dear, it's called style

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #83 on: March 22, 2020, 11:22:17 PM »
You wouldn't understand dear, it's called style

Its a fine line that you never crossed

Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2020, 12:12:15 AM »
No one has mentioned this because it's never mentioned,I thought I'd just mention it then....

Buffalo Stance

Neneh Cherry

https://youtu.be/JWsRz3TJDEY


Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2020, 12:16:00 AM »
Boogie Down Bronx

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2020, 12:30:20 AM »
Nobody's suggested Ride on Time yet.

No one has mentioned this because it's never mentioned,I thought I'd just mention it then....

Buffalo Stance

Neneh Cherry

https://youtu.be/JWsRz3TJDEY

Seconded. Especially the 12 inch version. A minute and a half of that synth hook at the end, it's perfect.

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Re: 80s song that are far greater than Thriller but never mentioned
« Reply #87 on: March 24, 2020, 12:32:08 AM »
Seconding both of those

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