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post Jan 31 2018, 11:07 PM
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I decided to start this thread based on the 90s forgotten smashes thread as I discovered this largely forgotten i think, #5 hit from 1982



A stunning imo, very dark ballad that went top 5, very different to anything else around at the time it seems. Doesn't get played much on the radio I don't think any more sadly.

Any more largely forgotten 80s tracks?
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post Jan 31 2018, 11:24 PM
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Ghosts is a fabulous song. It was good to see a lot of love for it on Twitter when it featured on the TOTP repeats, including from some who didn't know the song.
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post Feb 1 2018, 01:04 AM
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Yeh me included an ingenious track - how has it been forgotten??
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post Feb 3 2018, 02:08 PM
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Stunning!!!
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post Feb 3 2018, 02:09 PM
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I was totally blown away when I first heard this one!


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post Feb 3 2018, 03:16 PM
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It's ages since I heard that Blow Monkeys song ohmy.gif It is indeed rather good.
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post Feb 3 2018, 04:09 PM
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This early Depeche Mode song made #6, but has been completely overshadowed by the inferior imo 'Just Can't Get Enough'.

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post Feb 3 2018, 07:51 PM
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The Vince Clarke-era Depeche Mode released some great singles (as did the band after he left). That includes their rather wondrful debut which ws a bit of a random purchase for me after I liked their track on the Some Bizzare compilation album.

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post Feb 3 2018, 08:12 PM
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Love a bit of DM... these would be my favourites from the 80s:



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post Feb 3 2018, 09:07 PM
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From Depeche Mode, I do like Master and Servant, not for the lyrics but for the production, which sounds very modern for 1984.



Its Called A Heart is great too, also because of the interesting production

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post Feb 3 2018, 09:07 PM
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I'm SHOCKED that Snake did not mention the classic “Living On Video” by Trans-X. #9 in August 1985. Hopefully we'll see it on TOTP / BBC 4 later this year!

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post Feb 3 2018, 09:19 PM
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You know its one of my faves biggrin.gif The 1985 version was slightly different and not as dancey, I prefer the 1982 version.

Anyway the instrumental of the 1982 version does sound a bit like early 90s eurodance (the likes of Maxx particularly for example) without so much of a hard beat!

I wouldn't really call 'Living On Video' forgotten though!


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post Feb 3 2018, 09:42 PM
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One of the earliest commercially successful house tracks in early 1988. It got to #5!



Following this, only the next few weeks this followed it into the Top 10 to make #2. “Winter In July” is also forgotten and pretty great, but that's from 1991.



Howard Jones is remembered - but I wonder how many people remember “Things Can Only Get Better” (not by D:Ream) which got to #6 in February 1985?
I only know of it because of the sample used for Eric Prydz's “And Do You Feel Scared?”



This was never a hit I don't think, so it can't be forgotten as it was never known in the first place. But I do love it!



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post Feb 3 2018, 09:52 PM
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I prefer this early house track (as it is probably the most powerful sounding of the early house tracks with its epic sounding drop), making #6 in early 1988,



And also in 80s dance music, I don't think this song is remembered much now, released in late 1985 and made #3 in early 1986. Definitely seems to have took Hi-NRG to a new energetic extreme with the production! ohmy.gif Sounds very dancey for late 1985 I think, and doesn't sound as poppy or cheesy as most 80s Hi-NRG imo.



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post Feb 3 2018, 09:54 PM
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This is one of my all time favourite rock songs, absolutely adore it wub.gif
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post Feb 3 2018, 10:34 PM
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Centipede - Rebbie Jackson.

Forgotten, but a massive bop, with Michael on backing vocals!

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post Feb 4 2018, 12:49 AM
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A #12 hit in 1984, this has a sort of epic operatic style, it kind of reminds me of dream trance a bit!



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post Feb 4 2018, 07:37 PM
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This is one of my favourite New Wave songs of the 80s

#17 in early 1984



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post Mar 30 2018, 11:48 PM
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This is one of my favourite tracks of 1982

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