And that bass that sounds like lurching timber hulls and the loss of so many in an avoidable conflict? Those feelings were expressed through popular music. Remember the 70's when it was cool to be happy, kind, genuine and sentimental. But she knows she just can't be without him, and she wants us to know it. The little boy who played the title character in the video was actor, Jason Cerbone, who later appeared in The Sopranos as the ill-fated Jackie Aprile, Jr. Who said obscure overuse of metaphor is the best way to communicate romantic longing? By Julie Anderson One of the hard facts of growing up is the inevitability of heartbreak. It's a twisted notion that even at your most romantically vulnerable low point the world somehow still revolves around you.
And a hell of a song to dance to, with all its kinetic energy and drama. In 1985, Phil Collins sang another begging song, One More Night. Ever since rock love songs came into prominence in the 80s and 90s the nostalgia has never died. If you could bottle all the sadness of the world and then condense it into sound, this would be the result. James Manning A rare own-name outing from increasingly controversial emperor of sadcore Kozelek, better known for releases as Red House Painters and.
I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself - Elton John 16. Lady — Kenny Rogers Released in 1980, Country 12. Dust in the Wind - Kansas 12. A weepy, sobby little song that has elicited misery for the past 40 years and is still going strong. Various genres were able to score top-10 hits. It reached number one on the singles charts in Ireland and Canada and reached 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the U. Abraham, Martin and John - Dion 44.
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life — Stevie Wonder Released in March 1973. Not so much beautiful as touchingly charming, I had to include a Madness tune, and I chose this one. The girl I am secretly in love with but have never spoken to is dancing to The Jam whilst I lurk just off the dancefloor trying to work up courage. Won Record of The Year and Song of the Year. The single reached number 1 both on the U. Also, that image of the woman with the wildly frizzy halo of blond hair at the end of the video stuck with me to this day.
The Living Years by Mike and The Mechanics Yep i'll totally agree with that one. The single reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the U. It played during the final scene, when Andie walks away from a heartbroken Duckie in pursuit of cute rich-boy Blane. So, a Pipe Organ is now depressing too? Down from Dover - Dolly Parton 39. Lovesong — The Cure Released in 1989, Rock 14. Deacon Blue - Steely Dan 19.
I Honestly Love You — Olivia Newton-John Released in September 1974. On the way home I stopped at a McDonalds for coffee and I was feeling alone, what song do you think came on? The Lady In Red — Chris De Burgh Released in 196, Rock 5. I'm Not in Love - 10cc 51. The 80s pop scene can't go unsaid without the King of Pop himself Michael Jackson. That album was never finished: in November that year Drake died, aged 26, from an overdose of amitriptyline. Say what you will about the '80s manifestation of , but this nugget featuring a very blustery vocal performance from lesser-known bandmember Bill Champlin delivers the goods when it comes to self-involved narcissism.
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd 30. Many songs on our list are tried and true to this day. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones 33. Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters 8. This was originally an Italian song she liked the melody of. Her vocals are exquisite, the orchestral arrangements by movie composer Michael Kamen are stirring without being schmaltzy, and the song itself builds beautifully to a devastating final two verses. Head Over Heels Tears for Fears This song holds no particular memories for me, though I loved it when it came out.
Let us now go through a general list of love songs from the 80s. Are you interested in more 1980s music? Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young 5. All written content, unless otherwise noted as being quotes, has been written and copyrighted by me. Love is love is nothing without you Love is love is everything you do Open up your eyes And you will see The song from the 1984 soundtrack album Electric Dreams science fiction romantic movie with Lenny Von Dohlen and Virginia Madsen starring. James Manning Until the last verse, this never feels like Ian Dury is doing anything other than listing memories of his once-absent father in a wistful stream of consciousness. Our selection of greatest love songs of the eighties. Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It 1984 Out from under Ike's shadow this was the number that launched Tina Turner as the wild-haired senior soulstress who could sell by the million.
I think there's a difference between sad lyrics and a sad sound - alot of lyrically depressing songs sounded happy in the 80's. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson 52. Geeky Gary falls head over heels in love with a beautiful girl who is a pushover for his cool friend. Many brides and grooms danced to the songs below as their first dance as a married couple. When his conscience stages an intervention in the rapidfire second verse, we see him as he suddenly sees himself: drowning in poison. Movie producer Don Simpson wanted to cut this from An Officer And A Gentleman, but he didn't and it won an Oscar. If you're craving even more feels after checking out our sad songs playlist, be sure to peruse our lists of the and the , too.