My favorite songs, 1981


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My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1981 (out of 41 listed here):

  1. The Stranglers – Golden brown ****
  2. The Specials – Ghost town ****
  3. The Pretenders – Message of love ****

Other favorites:

  • Afrosound – Tiro El Blanco **
  • Al Jarreau – Roof garden **
  • Carl Carlton – She’s a bad mama jama **
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates – I can’t go for that **
  • Doe Maar – Bella donna **
  • Doe Maar – Smoorverliefd **
  • Earth, Wind And Fire – Let’s groove **
  • Grace Jones – I’ve seen that face before ****
  • The Human League – Don’t you want me ****
  • Kim Wilde – Cambodia ****
  • Kim Wilde – Kids in America ****
  • Madness – Grey day ****
  • Paolo Conte – Via con me ****
  • Pigbag – Papa’s got a brand new pigbag **
  • The Pretenders – I go to sleep ****
  • Rick James – Give it to me baby **
  • Rose Royce – R.r. express **
  • Soft Cell – Tainted love ****
  • Tom Tom Club – Wordy rappinghood ****
  • Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo – Jammin’ big guitar **

Doubt cases:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Dolly Dots – P.S. **/#
  • Duran Duran – Girls on film ****
  • Grace Jones – Pull up to the bumper ****
  • Fehlfarben – Ein jahr (Es geht voran) **
  • Michel Sardou – Etre une femme ****/#
  • Serge Gainsbourg – La nostalgie camarade ****
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Overseas telegram ****

Bubbling under:

  • BZN – The old calahan (live) ****/#
  • Doe Maar – Sinds een dag of 2 (32 jaar) ****
  • Imagination – It’s just an illusion ****
  • Kool & The Gang – Ooh la la la (Let’s go dancing) **
  • Madness – In the city ****
  • Modern Romance – Everybody salsa **
  • OMD – Made of Orleans ****
  • Odyssey – Back to my roots **
  • Rick James – Super freak **
  • Stone – Time **
  • UB40 – Don’t let it pass you by **



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