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Chitown_Badger
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Make your picks - The 80s
I listen to a lot of classic 80s music and have thought about how I'd choose between some of the greats from the 80s if paired head to head. How would you land on the below head to head matchups? Thinking just about their work from the decade of the 80s...

Steve Winwood vs. Bruce Hornsby

Bon Jovi vs Def Leppard

Bryan Adams vs. Eddie Money

John Cougar Mellenkamp vs Bruce Springsteen

Tears for Fears vs. The Cure

Hall and Oates vs. Lionel Richie

Depeche Mode vs. Duran Duran

Motley Crue vs Poison

Wham vs Culture Club

Talking Heads vs The Cars

Prince vs. Michael Jackson

Peter Gabriel vs. Tom Waits


TigerBR1111
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Both
Neither
Eddie Money
John Cougar
Neither
Both
Neither
Neither
Culture Club (However George Michael over Boy George head to head)
Neither
Both
Peter Gabriel
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Chitown_Badger
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
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Tears for Fears vs. The Cure


quote:

Neither




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re: Make your picks - The 80s
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Bruce Hornsby
Def Leppard
Bryan Adams
Bruce Springsteen
The Cure
Hall and Oates
Duran Duran
Motley Crue
Culture Club
The Cars
Prince
Peter Gabriel


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Chitown_Badger
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
quote:

Steve Winwood vs. Bruce Hornsby

Bon Jovi vs Def Leppard

Bryan Adams vs. Eddie Money

John Cougar Mellenkamp vs Bruce Springsteen

Tears for Fears vs. The Cure

Hall and Oates vs. Lionel Richie

Depeche Mode vs. Duran Duran

Motley Crue vs Poison

Wham vs Culture Club

Talking Heads vs The Cars

Prince vs. Michael Jackson

Peter Gabriel vs. Tom Waits


I'm only kind of confident in my picks.


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ddbnsb
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Steve Winwood
Bon Jovi
Eddie Money
John Cougar Mellenkamp
The Cure
Hall and Oates
Duran Duran
Motley Crue
Culture Club
The Cars
Prince
Peter Gabriel


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DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Winwood
One armed Leppard
Money
Equally despise Cougar and Employee
Tears
Tie for Oates/Richie
Duran
Crue
Wham and Boy are equally brilliant
Talking Heads but no disrespect to Cars
Prince
Waits


Saint Alfonzo
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Steve Winwood vs. Bruce Hornsby

Bon Jovi vs Def Leppard

Bryan Adams vs. Eddie Money

John Cougar Mellenkamp vs Bruce Springsteen

Tears for Fears vs. The Cure

Hall and Oates vs. Lionel Richie

Depeche Mode vs. Duran Duran

Motley Crue vs Poison

Wham vs Culture Club- neither

Talking Heads vs The Cars- both

Prince vs. Michael Jackson- both

Peter Gabriel vs. Tom Waits

Mike and the Mechanics and The Outfield should be on here somewhere.
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Chitown_Badger
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
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Mike and the Mechanics and The Outfield should be on here somewhere.


Good one for sure. I felt like I needed to get back to work so stopped where I did

But I'd probably cast my vote for The Outfield. Your Love was my go to bar song for quite some time. I was also remiss in including The Smiths in one of these matchups, and they're fantastic. I just couldn't figure out their parallel.
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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
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But I'd probably cast my vote for The Outfield. Your Love was my go to bar song for quite some time. I was also remiss in including The Smiths in one of these matchups, and they're fantastic. I just couldn't figure out their parallel.


I wasn't offering a choice between the two. I would choose both and The Smiths.


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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Steve Winwood

Def Leppard

Bryan Adams

John Cougar Mellenkamp

Tears for Fears

Hall and Oates

Duran Duran

Poison

Culture Club

Talking Heads

Prince

Peter Gabriel


Zappas Stache
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Camper van Beehtoven
Green on Red
REM
Dream Syndicate
Billy Bragg
New Model Army
Jason &The Scorchers


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Saintsisit
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
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One armed Leppard 


High N Dry and Pyromania are their 2 best albums. Hysteria is a close 3rd. Everything after is horrible.


DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
I hear you but Bon Jovi is not even halfway there. Girl music if there ever was. It’s like bad medicine.


88Wildcat
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Winwood
Def Leppard
Eddie Money
Mellencamp (Springsteen would win the 70s but Mellancamp wins the 80s. Everything he put out from American Fool through The Lonesome Jubilee was fire. After the live box set everything else Springsteen did in the 80s was meh at best.)
Tears for Fears
Hall and Oates
Duran Duran
Meteor
Asteroid
Talking Heads (The Cars best two albums were released in 1978 and 1979.)
Prince
Peter Gabriel


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PiscesTiger
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Winwood
Def
Adams
The Boss
The cure easily
Hall and O
Depeche
Crue
Neither
Talking Heads
Prince
Gabriel


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Lsupimp
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Steve Winwood
Def Leppard
Bryan Adams
Mellankamp
Tears for Fears
Hall and Oates
Duran Duran
Wham
Talking Heads and Cars ( not choosing bro)
Motley Crue
Michael Jackson
Peter Gabriel

A lot of shite on none of my play lists.

Steve Winwood Arc of A Diver ( 1980 ) would probably be my favorite album from those artists in that decade. Edit- missed The Talking Heads and Cars in there. Obviously both peaked although the Heads peaked for an entire decade.
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TideHater
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Hornsby
Def Leppard
Eddie Money
John Cougar drop the Mellenkamp
neither
Hall and Oates
Duran Duran had a good bass player
neither
Culture Club
Talking Heads
Prince
Peter Gabriel


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hogcard1964
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Make your picks - The 80sPosted on 8/12/19 at 4:33 pm


Steve Winwood

Def Leppard

Bryan Adams

Bruce Springsteen

Tears for Fears

Hall and Oates

Duran Duran

Motley Crue vs Poison they both suck

Culture Club

The Cars

Prince

Tom Waits


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Del Devereaux
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re: Make your picks - The 80s
Mötley Crüe shouldn’t be paired with Poison. Poison was much lighter, pop oriented and bubble gum. The Crüe was harder, heavier, and as a whole, the subject matter of their music was much more serious and hard edged. For example: “Wild Side” vs. “Nothin’ But A Good Time”..... “East L.A. at midnight, papa won’t be home tonight, found dead with his best friend’s wife” vs. “Ain’t looking for nothing but a good time and it don’t get better than this”.
A more appropriate comparison would be The Crüe vs. Guns ‘n Roses or RATT.


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