Nunn chirps at one point, "I'm a virgin!" Along with their earlier single "Mirror in the Bathroom", the upbeat ska-flavored rocker "Save It For Later" has become one of the band's signature songs. Although "Save It For Later" wasn't a major hit upon its release, it has become something of an '80s new wave/rock standard over the years. Germany. Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll. Die Band ist allerdings nach wie vor erfolgreich im Musikgeschäft unterwegs. Of course, it also depends on the artist, the album, the country, or even the listener. Groups and artists with aliases are listed by the first letter in their name, and individuals are listed by their surname. The funky dance rocker about negative information overload is high energy and hard groovin'. After all, there are plenty of artists who reside outside the limited universe of Top 40 radio who wouldn't be considered alternative: folk, metal, country, reggae, bluegrass, orchestral, jazz, blues, some hip-hop and others. Unlike many of Ant's earlier singles, which tend to be murkier and harder to penetrate, "Goody Two Shoes" is razor sharp and fresh -- it sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. © 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. At the very least, even if you pay no consideration to the rankings, it's a great starting point for exploring some of the amazingly diverse and powerful music from the '80s that still holds up today. There is necessarily and unavoidably a degree of subjectivity in not only selecting which songs to include and ranking them, but also determining which songs can be considered alternative in the first place. Huey Lewis And The News – The Power Of Love (Long Version) (John "Jellybean" Benitez Remix) (Chrysalis) - 1985, 19. "You don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?" Editor's Note: This list was researched and curated by Chris Gerard, and it is not a staff-wide list. Aktuell läuft. As relationship songs go, "Just Got Lucky" captures love in its first bloom of excitement and promise -- faces are still plastered with silly grins, flowers are delivered for no reason other than to say 'I Love You', and the inevitable disillusionment and complications of the real world have yet to seep in. This article does not cite any sources. The Clash's London Calling, one of the genre's most important albums, came out in December 1979, just missing eligibility. Wo sich in den USA aus dem Bombast des Pop & Rock immer mehr Abspaltungen in Richtung Glam Rock, Soft Rock, Hard & Heavy Rock vollzogen und auch die Disco Musik immer populärer wurde, wuchs der Punk in UK zunehmend zu einem unzähmbaren Monstrum heran. Linnell's reedy, rapid-fire vocal is almost impossible to sing all the way through without gasping for air. !+List and subscribe to the channel!!!! Gesamte Playlist. "Channel Z" was another major single, hitting the top of the Billboard Modern Rock chart in August 1989. Edited By: Ashton Last Updated: 2015-09-26 Anzeige. As it winds to its harrowing conclusion, the guitars flash like sirens in the wake of yet another shooting as they fade to black. The list does not include acts associated with the resurgences and revivals of the genre that have occurred from the 1990s onward. There were nearly 400 songs on the initial list of potential candidates for inclusion, and narrowing that to 100 involved cuts that were heartbreaking. It is the band's most fully-realized track, catchy with tight harmonies, subtle strings, enigmatic lyrics (presumably about a young man discovering that adulthood does not automatically provide the answers and solutions that one might have assumed), and a terrific vocal by Wakeling. Mike Score's voice radiates longing and regret. Bewertet Eure Lieblingsbands! 1973–present. Ant is practically giddy at the prospect. "Crash" is compact at only two-and-a-half minutes, but its brevity only adds to its impact. The band took a few much-needed years off and came back with the biggest album of their career: 1989's Cosmic Thing. They recorded a string of terrific singles, like their breakthrough hit "I Ran (So Far Away)", which became a Top 10 hit in America, "Space Age Love Song", "Transfer Affection", "Nightmares" and especially the first single from their second album Listen, "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)". Das Beste aus 80er Rock im Webradio. / Yeah, all you need is love, is all you need". It became a popular dance hit, and for a while it was a go-to tune for breakdancers showing off their Robot skills. The video for "Ana Ng" received considerable airplay on MTV, and the single reached #11 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in early December 1988. +Thank you for watching this video!!! Early MTV staples like "Pop Music", "Cars" and "Video Killed the Radio Star" were all released in the '70s. Der Text ist unter der Lizenz „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“ verfügbar; Informationen zu den Urhebern und zum Lizenzstatus eingebundener Mediendateien (etwa Bilder oder Videos) können im Regelfall durch Anklicken dieser abgerufen werden. Indie Rock der 80er – lasst uns eine Revolution anzetteln. "God Is a Bullet" is a searing rocker, with Napolitano giving the song its heart and soul with her powerful and nuanced vocal, especially during the main hook, "God is a bullet, have mercy on us everyone!" Jolts of angular guitar, bass and drum rattle insistently throughout, along with an autoharp which whisks sharply along with the beat. ! "24 Hour Party People", the outrageously decadent second single from Happy Mondays' debut album Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), immediately brings to mind dreamlike images of endless, writhing, sweat-drenched dancing with lights flashing in dark clubs, of a youth culture immersed in the chemical haze of non-stop partying, sex and drugs. Produced by John Calle, "24 Hour Party People" features an audacious vocal sung by Shaun Ryder in an irascible drawl that sounds like he's on the verge of collapse but is unwilling to stop the party for even a moment's respite. This view does them an injustice. ", "Fra Lippo Lippi – The Early Years: In Silence and Small Mercies", "Indie Labels Thrive By Mining Majors' Catalogs For Reissues", "Joining Nina Hagen on Her Stairway to Heaven", "James Honeyman-Scott – Artist Biography", "Human Sexual Response – Artist Biography", "The longest wait for a 2nd album? Notable for its dizzying synthesizer that whirls relentlessly in the background, "Enola Gay" is a landmark single of the synthpop genre. A discordant sax wails as the song rings to its tortured climax. Since their groundbreaking early singles like "Rock Lobster" and "Planet Claire", the B-52's lost their way a bit in the '80s. Zur gleichen Zeit wurde die Neue Deutsche Welle populär. Accept. The duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell, They Might Be Giants, first reached national consciousness with "Ana Ng", from their second album Lincoln. 1979–1982. 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