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80's Driving Music

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Someone at Metafilter has requested members to post their favorite songs from the 80s for riding in a convertible. Here is their list so far....

Jean Michel Jarre?

I suggest the playlist from Emotion 98.3 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City:

1. DJ Fernando Intro

2. Africa - Toto

3. Crockett's Theme - Jan Hammer

4. Missing You - John Waite

5. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew

6. Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner

7. Broken Wings Mr. Mister

8. DJ Fernando Half Time

9. More Than This - Roxy Music

10. Tempted - Squeeze

11. Keep On Loving You - Reo Speedwagon

12. Sister Christian - Night Ranger

13. Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

14. Wow - Kate Bush

15. DJ Fernando Outro

16. Knife After Dark

17. Petstuffers

The Boys of Summer - Don Henley

Some Like It Hot - Power Station

Smuggler's Blues - Glenn Frey

Union of the Snake - Duran Duran

China Girl - David Bowie

High School Confidential - Rough Trade

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

Sanctify Yourself - Simple Minds

True Faith - New Order

Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes

Black Cars - Gino Vannelli

Sin - Nine Inch Nails

Red Skies - The Fixx

One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx

Not '80s, but would still work:

Push It - Garbage

Sunset Grill - Don Henley

You say you have plenty of Phil Collins, but do you have mid-80s Genesis? If not, their eponymous and Invisible Touch albums might appeal to you.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever read or seen America

Yeah I have Genesis as well.................and yes.........big American Psycho fan :)

1. Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears for Fears

2. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

3. Big Time - Peter Gabriel

4. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

5. Tall Cool One- Robert Plant

6. Addicted to Love _ Robert Palmer

7. Rock the Casbah - The Clash

8. Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol

9. Hot in the City - Billy Idol

10. Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs

11. Stand - REM

12. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

13. Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n' Roses

More good driving music, not all 80's

1. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals

2. Evil Woman - ELO

3. Do Ya - ELO

4. Dance the Night Away - Van Halen

5. Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers

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Very nice list, & I guess the list depends on how fast you wanna drive.

Here's my over the speed limit list

1. Journey-Seperate Ways

2. Slayer-Hellawaits

3. Judas Priest-Free Wheel Burning

4. Saxon-Princess of the night

5. Iron Maiden-Run to the hills & Children of the Damned

6. Mercyful Fate-A Dangerous Meeting

7. Van Halen-Hot for Teacher & Panama

8. Twisted Sister-Burn in Hell

9. Saga-On the loose

10. Two without Hats-Somebody in the house say yeah

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I must have lived in different 80's.

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I must have lived in different 80's.

How does your list differ?

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I might have mistook the point of the thread. These aren't the songs I associate with a convertible; they are the songs that you should feel sorry for other drivers and pedestrians when I'm listening to them.

AC/DC - Highway to Hell/Hell's Bells/Who made Who/ Shook me all night long

Golden Earring - Twilight Zone

ZZ Top - Legs

Quiet Riot - Cum on feel the noise

Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood

Great White - Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

Dire Straits - Money for nothing

Def Leppard - Rocket

Poison - Nothin' But a Good Time

Corey Hart - I wear my sunglasses at night

Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

REM - It's the end of the world as we know it

Beastie Boys - No sleep til Brooklyn/Fight for your right/ Girls/ Paul Revere

Huey Lewis - I want a new drug

Queen - Another one bites the dust

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69

Loverboy - Loving every minute of it

Trooper - The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car/General Hand Grenade/We're Here For A Good Time/ Raise a little hell

Helix - Signs

Colin James - Voodoo Thing

Tragically Hip - Blow at high dough/ New Orleans is sinking/ 38 years old/ I'll Believe in You (Or I'll Be Leaving You Tonight

Duran Duran - Hungry like the wolf

Van Halen - Panama

Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall/ Comfortably numb/ Wish you were here [according to wiki was released in 79 but it was 80's AFAIC.]

Then I got bored with thinking. I'll probably drive around during the "classic rock nooner" tomorrow hearing 80's songs and cursing their ommision.

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