Love Songs of the Eighties

Since I grew up in the eighties, I have a fondness for some of the love songs of that era. Here are a few:
Crazy for You, by Madonna
We Belong, by Pat Benatar
Angel of the Morning, by Juice Newton
Oh, Sherrie, by Steve Perry
(I Would Walk) 500 miles, by the Proclaimers
2000 Miles, by Pretenders

As you can see, I’m not ashamed to admit that my taste may verge into cheeseland at times. What are some others?

(special thanks to featherlou for the idea for this thread)

Hmm. I know a lot of people who really like “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, but hey, those are the people I hang around with, what does that say about me?

Anyhoo. My faves:

“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel
“Love Song” by The Cure

My personal favorite is “Murder by Numbers” by the Police.

Hey, AlbertRose, thanks for starting this thread. I’ve been meaning to do it for some time now (I even asked the same question about 80’s love songs in another current thread about 80’s music before I saw this thread - oops!)
How about:
Take My Breath Away by Berlin
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
I Touch Myself by (Dee-Light?) (Well, it’s more of a lovin’ song than a love song :))

That would be the DiVinyls!

I don’t want anybody else… when I think ABOUT you, I touch myself…

Hunting High and Low by a-ha.

Grumblegrumble everyone forgets they did anything besides “Take On Me” which isn’t even close to their best song grumblegrumble

Space-Age Love Song by Flock of Seagulls is my favorite.

Hold Me Now- the Thomspon Twins
Tainted Love- Soft Cell
Like a Virgin- Madonna
Sweet Child Of Mine- Guns N Roses
Rocket Queen- G N R (if you consider it a “love” song :p)
Jesse’s Girl- Rick Springfield

Not too into the 80s, or it would be longer…

It Might Be You, by Stephen Bishop (Tootsie soundtrack)
Heart of Mine, by Boz Scaggs
Hello, by Lionel Richie
and Electric Blue, by Icehouse.

I can think of tons more. :slight_smile:

No one mentioned Journey?

Faithfully or Open Arms

I second the votes for In Your Eyes and LoveSong :slight_smile:

And add…

All I Want is You by U2

What Have I Done To Deserve This - Pet Shop Boys
If You Leave - OMD
Stay On These Roads - A-ha
Somebody - Depeche Mode
Need You Tonight - INXS
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds (gets my vote for one of the most kickass songs of the decade)

Shadows Of The Night - Pat Benatar
Heart - Pet Shop Boys
These Dreams - Heart
I Want You - Animotion
I Dream Myself Alive - a-ha
Love Changes Everything - Climie Fisher
Miracle of Love - Eurythmics

I love Eternal Flame by the Bangles. :slight_smile: Great song. Sigh.

With or Without You, by U2
Need You Tonight, by INXS
Purple Rain, by Prince
Once in a Very Blue Moon, by Nancy Griffith

“Murder by Numbers???” That’s a joke, right? Pretty funny one.

Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis
Say You, Say Me - Lionel Ritchie
Africa - Toto
Making Love out of Nothing At All - Air Supply
When I Need Love - Leo Sayer

Pretty much anything from Chicago
“High on you” and “The search is over”-Survivor
“Can’tcha say”-Boston
“Don’t cry”-Asia
and who remembers–“At this moment” from Billy Vera and the Beaters??

(Can’t believe I used to listen to this stuff–really can’t believe I’m admitting to it…)