Your Opinion: The Top 50 Cover Songs of the 80s?

Written by on October 21, 2009

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While September and October have been busy months for me on several other projects, there will be more coming to Revenge of the 80s Radio and this blog very soon. While I will continue to post Top 10 lists, CD reviews and other features, I am in the midst of compiling a list of the Top 50 Cover songs of the 1980s. Unlike the Top 10s where I post the entire list, each song will have its own tribute.

You, as visitors to this site and listeners to Revenge of the 80s, are invited to offer your suggestions for the Top 50 Cover Songs fo the 80s List. You can either post your picks as a comment, e-mail them to me at radio@revengeofthe80sradio.com or log on to our Facebook page and leave a comment there.

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As you may know, a Revenge of the 80s list is not entirely conventional as far as chart performance goes, our main criteria for the Top 50 cover songs of the 80s are (but not limited to):

  • The quality of the performance
  • The difficulty in playing and singing the music
  • The band and/or singer’s ability to put their touch on the song, making it sound like one of their own
  • The track’s significance in the history of the artist or band recording the cover
  • The song’s importance within the genre of classic alternative music
  • Popularity among listeners’ comments/input

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

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Reader's opinions
  1. Dennis   On   October 25, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Depeche Mode – Route 66
    The Mission (UK) – Like a hurricane
    Bow Wow Wow – I want candy
    Pet Shop Boys – Always on my mind
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – Dear prudence
    Pseudo Echo – Funkytown
    Martin L. Gore – In a manner of speaking
    The Sisters Of Mercy – Gimme shelter
    Erasure – Gimme, gimme

    to name just a few…

  2. Lyn   On   November 6, 2009 at 8:45 am

    The ALARM – Rockin’ in the free world (Neil Young)

    Blues Brothers – Soul Man (Dave & Sam)

    Cyndy Lauper – All thru the night (Jules Shear)

    The ALARM – Happy Christmas War is Over (John Lennon)

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