15 ’80s Pop Songs to Save Your Day

These songs were not very big U.S. hits, but they did liven up the '80s around the world.

Surely these are some of the best arguments that the '80s may not have had the best music, but always had the most unselfconsciously fun music.

My list includes two bonus tunes — one from 1979 and one from 1990 — to bookend the proceedings:

"Cruisin'" (1979) by Michael Nesmith

"General Hospi-Tale" by the Afternoon Delights (1981)

"I Could Be Happy" by Altered Images (1982)

"Sign of the Times" by the Belle Stars (1983)

"Synthicide" by SSQ (feat. Stacey Q) (1983)

"Square Rooms" by Al Corley (1984)

"I'm So Beautiful" by Divine (1984)

"She Went Pop" by Iam Siam (1985)

"Voyage Voyage" by Desireless (1986)

"Male Stripper" by Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish (1986)

"Holiday Rap" by MC Miker G & DJ Sven (1986)

"Boys (Summertime Love)" by Sabrina (1987)

"Symptoms of True Love" by Tracie Spencer (1988) — only Top 40 hit on the list, it hit #38

"Sending All My Love" by the Jets (1988)

"Perfect Lover" by Company B (1988)

"Sweet and Low" by Debbie Harry (1989)

"Stop Me If I Fall in Love" (12" Club Mix) by Alé (1990)

2 Responses

  1. GGG

    Fierce! Love it!

  2. You made my day! Love these tracks! Didn’t know Al Corley sang!
    Never heard PERFECT LOVER, Square Rooms, Symptoms of True Love, or (the STEVEN BRAY! written) Sending All My Love! Much appreciated.

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