Thursday, 14 June 2018

Generic list post: 80s non-Rap 101


Robert Tepper dramatically lip-syncing his way through the best song from the Rocky IV OST on some German TV show. Lotta speculation in the YouTube comments about whether Tepper colours his hair or not, but I couldn't care less meself - if he dyes, he dyes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It's non-Rap week here on The Martorialist, mainly because ya host has been struck down by a strong dose of blogger's block. Thus, here's a companion to the 80's Rap 101 post generic list post: 101 great non-Rap songs from the decade when Paolo Rossi was never called an arsehole.

Gen X - Dancing With Myself (O.G 7" version) (1980)
Mavis John - Use My Body (1980)
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Roger Troutman - So Ruff So Tuff (1980)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House (1980)
Diana Ross - Upside Down (1980)
The Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1980)
Blondie - Call Me (1980)
Madness - Baggy Trousers (1980)
The Brat - Leave Me Alone (1980)
Joy Division - Isolation (1980)
Maze ft. Frankie Beverley - Before I Let Go (1981)
Kraftwerk - It's More Fun To Compute (1981)
The Jam - Funeral Pyre (1981)
Human League - Don't You Want Me (1981)
Minor Threat - Straight Edge (1981)
Glory - Let's Get Nice (7" version) (1981)
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) (1981)
The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed (1981)
The Plugz - El Clavo Y La Cruz (1981)
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Chase Across The 69th Street Bridge (1981)
Bad Brains - I (1982)
Fun Boy Three ft. Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do.... (1982)
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl (1982)
John Sullivan & Ronnie Hazelhurst - Hooky Street (1982)
Michael "Mars Bar" Jackson - Billie Jean (1982)
Negative Approach - Ready To Fight (1982)
ABC - Poison Arrow (1982)
Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (1982)
The Freeze - Refrigerator Heaven (1982)
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (1982)
Deep Wound - Video Prick (1982)
Debarge - I Like It (1982)
FEAR - New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones (1982)
Haircut One Hundred - Ski Club (1982)
Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling (1982)
The Style Council - Long Hot Summer (1983)
ESG - Moody (Spaced Out) (1983)
Bananarama - Cruel Summer (1983)
The RAH Band - Messages From The Stars (1983)
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (1983)
Rick James - Cold Blooded (1983)
Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long (1983)
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized (1983)
New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
Billy Joel - Careless Talk (1983)
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (1983)
Yellowman - Zungguzungguguzungguzeng (1983)
Prince & The Revolution - The Beautiful Ones (1984)
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait (1984)
Black Flag - Slip It In (1984)
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (1984)
New Edition - Mr. Telephone Man (1984)
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover (1984)
Hüsker Dü - Never Talking To You Again (1984)
Wham - Careless Whisper (1984)
Tears For Fears - Shout (1984)
Dennis Edwards ft. Siedah Garrett - Don't Look Any Further (1984)
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (1984)
Duran Duran - Wild Boys (1984)
Madonna - Into The Groove (1985)
Brad Fiedel - Dream Window (1985)
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years (1985)
Cherelle ft. Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love (1985)
Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out (1985)
Model 500 - Night Drive (Thru-Babylon) (1985)
Yello - Oh Yeah (1985)
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (1985)
Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (7" version) (1985)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love (1986)
Bl'ast! - Nightmare (1986)
Virgo - My Space (1986)
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It? (1986)
Sleezy D - I've Lost Control (Space Side) (1986)
Adonis - No Way Back (1986)
Half Man Half Biscuit - Trumpton Riots (1986)
Dag Nasty - Circles (1986)
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately (1986)
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It (1986)
Cro Mags - Hard Times (1986)
Peter Gabriel - Big Time (1986)
Cameo - Candy (1986)
Guns N' Roses - It's So Easy (1987)
Frankie Knuckles ft. Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride (1987)
Phuture - Your Only Friend (1987)
Tim Capello - I Still Believe (1987)
Terence Trent D'Arby - Sign Your Name (1987)
INXS - Need You Tonight (1987)
Coldcut - Beats + Pieces (1987)
Sade - Turn My Back On You (1988)
Danzig - Mother (1988)
Bobby Brown - My Perogative (1988)
Guy - Teddy's Jam (1988)
Al B. Sure! - Night And Day (1988)
Infest - Fetch The Pliers (1988)
808 State - Pacific (1989)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (1989)
The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack (1989)
Faith No More - Edge Of The World (1989)
Soul II Soul - Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (1989)
Tamsin West - Round The Twist (Theme) (1989)

***EDIT* Thanx to Noah for turning this into a YouTube playlist.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does a white boy from the UK know about the unofficial American black national anthem “Before I Let Go”? lol. I’m just kidding man what an awesome list. Love all the Jam & Lewis & Teddy Riley productions. And the Anita Baker, Patrice Rushen (who Prince’s “I Wanna be Your Lover” & “I Feel For You” was about) DeBarge & Cameo songs.

Anonymous said...

That Guy album with “Teddy’s Jam” on it is probably the best new jack swing album. Also I was listening to an interview and had no idea that Teddy Riley produced Doug E. Fresh’s “The Show”. He is probably in the top 10 most important black music figures in the last 35 years.

Si Mane Price said...

John Sullivan singing "TVs, deep freeze, and David Bowie LPs" on Hooky Street >>>>>>> any actual David Bowie LPs

d said...

Before I Let Go in New Orleans 81, goat live performance any genre

Sparty said...

Great list, blud.

Si Mane Price said...

Related: the daughter of one of INXS' guitarists is in Neighbours now and she's a total fox.

L.A said...

Ffs at that Ivan Drago joke lol

I always wondered what Robert Tepper looked like

turd butt said...

mom?

Anonymous said...

I really like it when folkss get together and sharre opinions.
Great website, stick with it!

F.L. said...

Probably messed up the years, but I might as well add my list while Pointless is on:

Blondie - Call Me (1980)
Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce (1980)
Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera (1980)
Keith Emerson - Mater Tenebrarum (1980)
Kraftwerk - It’s More Fun to Compute (1981)
The Stranglers - Golden Brown (1981)
The Specials - Ghost Town (1981)
Michael Jackson - Beat it (1982)
Yazoo - Only you (Extended Ultrasound Version) (1982)
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger (1982)
Duran Duran - Save A Prayer (1982)
Hall & Oates - Maneater (1982)
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (1982)
Michael Sembello - Maniac (1983)
New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence (1983)
The S.O.S Band - Just Be Good to Me (1983)
Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long (1983)
Shannon - Let the Music Play (Disconnect USA Extended Edit) (1983)
Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend (1984)
Tangerine Dream - Love on a Real Train (1984)
Tahnee Cain & Tryanglz - Burnin’ in the Third Degree (1984)
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary (1985)
Madonna - Into the Groove (1985)
The Bangles - Manic Monday (1985)
The Smiths - How Soon is Now (1985)
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls (1985)
Janet Jackson - Nasty (1986)
AC/DC - Who Made Who (1986)
Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (1986)
Prince - Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987)
Guns ’N’ Roses - Welcome to the Jungle (1987)
R.E.M. - The One I Love (1987)
Bobby Brown - My Prerogative (1988)
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians (1988)
Bomb the Bass - Don’t Make Me Wait (1988)
The Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (1989)
The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums (1989)
Soul II Soul - Back to Life (1989)
Alice Cooper - Poison (1989)
Tom Petty - Free Fallin’ (1989)

Si Mane Price said...

You picked the one good Smiths song 👍

Only track which offends my sensibilities there is by the Stone Roses. Madchester was far more toxic for the North than Thatcher's government, imho.

hotbox said...

co-sign the Teddy Riley comment hard and also this list is in need of some The Time and Let The Music Play. Wild Boys by Duran Duran still goes

Si Mane Price said...

I cut Let The Music Play for the Round The Twist theme, I'm just bein' honest.

N.Brown said...

Good list. "It's So Easy" is superb and the only good song GnR did. Would have picked "I Love Living In The City" for FEAR but I'm down with most of this. Wouldn't have put Minor Threat in meself though, should have some Discharge and/or Misfits in there somewhere

Si Mane Price said...

Related: GNR recently dropped an unreleased It's So Easy video.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I've changed my mind and gone for My Space as the Virgo song instead of Free Yourself.