Forty-four 45s from the 80s

I’m so happy to have my record collection out of storage after two years — and to be able to spend some quality time with my collection of 1980s singles. The songs are timeless – even the B sides! And the artwork — if you’re of a certain age — is unforgettable. Come over, and let’s listen to some records!

1980:

Pete Townshend:  Rough Boys/And I Moved

Martha and the Muffins: Echo Beach/Teddy the Dink

The Vapors: Turning Japanese/Talk Talk

1981:

Stray Cats: Rock this Town/You Can’t Hurry Love

1982:

Duran Duran: Save a Prayer/Hold Back the Rain (Remix)

Pretenders:  Back on the Chain Gang/My City Was Gone

Elvis Costello and the Attractions: You Little Fool/Big Sister/The Stamping Ground

The Motels: Take the L/All Four One

U2: A Celebration/Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl

Nick Lowe & His Noise To Go: My Heart Hurts/Cracking Up/What’s So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding

1983:  

Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime/ This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)

Eurythmics: Right By Your Side/Right By Your Side (Party Mix)

Paul Young:  Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)/Tender Trap

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (Girlfriend is Better)/Heaven

Thomas Dolby: Hyperactive/Get Out Of My Mix (Special Dance Version)

1984:

Frankie Goes to Hollywood:  Two Tribes/One February Friday

General Public: Tenderness/Limited Balance

R.E.M.: (don’t Go back To) Rockville/Catapult (live)

Bangles: Hero Takes a Fall/Where Were You When I Needed You

Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy/Memories

Thompson Twins: Hold Me Now/Let Loving Start

Aztec Camera: All I Need is Everything/Jump

The Smiths: William, It Was Really Nothing/Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

1985:

The Smiths: How Soon is Now?/Shakespeare’s Sister

Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City/Not So Far Away (Dub Version)

General Public:  Never You Done That/All the Rage

Adam Ant: Vive Le Rock/Greta X

Band Aid: Do They Know it’s Christmas/Feed the World

Graham Parker and the Shot: Wake Up (Next To You)/Bricks and Mortar

The Del Fuegos: I Still Want You (Horny Mix)/Hand in Hand) 

Alison Moyet: Invisible/Hitch Hike

Pete Townshend: Face the Face/Hiding Out

Squeeze: No Place Like Home/The Fortnight Saga

Sting: Fortress Around Your Heart/Consider Me Gibe (Live Version)

1986:

Big Audio Dynamite:  E=MC2/A Party

R.E.M.  Superman/White Tornado

Prince and the Revolution:  Kiss/Heart of Money

Big Country: Look Away/Restless Natives

The Costello Show (featuring The Attractions/The Confederates): Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood/Baby’s Got a Brand New Hairdo

Joe Jackson: Home Town/I’m the Man (Live)

Eurythmics: Missionary Man/Take Your Pain Away

1987:

U2: With or Without You/Luminous Times/Walk to the Water

Ferry Aid: Let it Be/Let it Be (The Gospel Jam Mix)

1989:

The Cure: Fascination Street/Babble

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