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The House of Diabolique Top Ten 80s Pop/Club Songs

An 80's renaissance is upon us. At clubs like 1984 and Kurfew here in New York we're already being tortured by young fags thinking its cool to dance like Molly Ringwald. But why don't these DJ's play any good 80's dance music? Their sets seem to be limited to 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', the 'Breakfast Club' song, or anything New Wave. 
New Wave is fun,  but a bit overplayed and so here we spotlight the sometimes forgotten classics of the decade.
Rankings are nearly arbitrary as all of these songs are quite good.

1. 'Ain't Nobody' by Chaka Kahn

2. 'You Spin Me Round' by Dead or Alive
3. 'Beat This' by Bomb the Bass
4. 'Legs' by Art of Noise
5. 'I Know I'm Losing You' by Uptown
6. 'I Love My Radio' by Taffy
7. 'Don Quichotte' by Magazine 60
8. 'I Can't Wait' by Nu Shooz
9. 'Fascinated' by Company B
10. 'Situation' by Yaz

Honorable Mentions for 'underground' 80s Pop:
'Somebody Else's Guy' by Jocelyn Brown
'Ain't Nothin Goin On But The Rent' by Gwen Guthrie
'I Feel For You' by Chaka Kahn
'Ave Maria' by West India Company
'(The Best Part Of) Breakin Up' by Roni Griffith
'Bizarre Love Triangle' by New Order
'Blue Monday' by New Order
'Boom Boom' by Paul Lekakis
'Bostich' by Yello
'Din Daa Daa' by George Kranz
'Do You Want It Right Now?' by Seidah Garret
'Don't Make Me Wait' by Peech Boys
'Don't Put Another Dime In The Jukebox" by the Flirts
'Electric Avenue' by Eddy Grant
'Genius of Love' by Tom Tom Club
'I Heard A Rumor' by Bananarama
'Johnny Are You Queer?' by Josie Cotton
'Just an Illusion' by Imagination
'Lovergirl' by Teena Marie
'Oh Yeah' by Yello
'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Saint Ettiene
'Set It Off' by Strafe
'She Bop' by Cyndi Lauper
'So Many Men' by Miquel Brown
'Don't Go Away' by Affinity
'Spotlight' by Madonna (removed due to Warner Bros legal request)
'Venus' by Bananarama
'What Have I Done To Deserve This' by Pet Shop Boys
'She Blinded Me With Science' by Thomas Dolby
'Destination Unknown' by Missing Persons
'99 1/2' by Carol Lynn Townes
'If This Ain't Love' by Jay Novell
'For the Same Man' by B Beat Girls 
Robot is Systematic' by 'Lectric Workers
'Bad Passion' by Steel Mind


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