A good guide would be the soundtrack to the TV series, Reunion. In that show, we watched the same group of high school best friends grow up, where each episode examined another year in their lives. So, the first episode, we seen them as high school seniors in 1985, and the episode after that, we saw what happened to them in 1986 and so on and so on. They had a pretty good musical selection, where for the episode that supposedly took place in 1985, the soundtrack would be songs from that year.
Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Ok here we go: (1980-1990) I separated the songs into two categories, Rock/Heavy Metal and Other. The songs are in no particular order within each section, more of when I thought of them. 7) Air Supply "All Out of Love" (1980) Nuff said.
Dude, I'm one of the biggest Air Supply fans out there; right now, I'm listening to their greatest hits CD as I type this. So, as a fan, I've got to argue that Air Supply doesn't belong in the category of Rock/Heavy Metal. I can see the connection between all the other songs you chose in this category, but not Air Supply. You've got some power ballads in this category, but those were also sung by rock/heavy metal bands that were trying to broaden their audience. That was a 80s phenomenon, when you had all those hard rock/heavy metal bands that would always have one overproduced, power ballad on their albums. And, my problem with this list when you cite Air Supply is that it almost puts it a cultural ghetto, limiting it to a nostalgia act. But, Air Supply does not belong just to the 80s; their timeless music belongs to the ages now.