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 RDtoo
Joined: 1/30/2005
Msg: 4
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Favorite Retro Song Page 1 of 16    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)
Geez, at this point every song I like is retro. Impossible to boil it down to one song, but as this is a looking for love forum, I will go with:

Happy Together--the Turtles
 Ruby Lips
Joined: 5/15/2005
Msg: 52
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/23/2005 11:28:03 AM
Awe Chain, Chain, Chain...as in John Travolta dancin in Michelangelo.

Also love AC/DC.........cool dancin stuff there.
 buck711
Joined: 5/15/2005
Msg: 63
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/24/2005 9:14:49 PM
ABBA is great...But I like REO also....one of my favorites is "Girl with the heart of gold'.

BTW...Ontario doesn't have all the good looking men......you just haven't made your way to North Dakota yet.
 mack
Joined: 1/7/2005
Msg: 66
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/25/2005 6:23:08 AM
free ride
 fellfromheaven
Joined: 4/22/2005
Msg: 72
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/25/2005 9:19:31 PM
New Order... Blue Monday Oh and Relax ....Frankie goes to Hollywood...Everybody sing !!Relax,dont do it...LOL
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 77
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/29/2005 3:01:01 AM
Well it likely has been answered in the other replies but I do believe that is "Home for a Rest" by Spirit of the West (BC Band) That is a kick-ass song... and even more so when you have been touring some foreign country and take the CD up at a Hostel bar and get them to play it...

I did that in Oz the Canucks had to all jump up... and considering,, many of us had been drinking much of the time we were there.. it hit home a little more



Posted By: Shappy on 5/22/2005 10:58:52 AM
Subject: Favorite Retro Song
Message: I'm trying to find that irish / newfie song -- goes like " been drunk for a week been drunk since I left "
Can't remember the song and yes I am burning a CD lol
 dannyabe
Joined: 3/20/2005
Msg: 78
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/29/2005 3:14:37 AM
living on a prayer - - - bon jovi
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 79
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/29/2005 4:12:43 AM
Who remembers Baltimora's "Tarzan Boy"

or "You Spin Me Round" (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive
and then there is "A View To A Kill" or "Hungry Like a Wolf" by Duran Duran

Now I remember the name "Spandau Ballet" but I'll be damned if I can remember what songs they did I think one was called "True" or uh huh huh haaaaah hah" .. I just remember hating most of their stuff...
.. but there were sure some odd names for bands in the 80's (Haircut 100????)

Aaah hell here is an 80's list of memorable songs that came to mind

"Big Balls" - AC/DC

"Cum on feel the noise" and "Bang your head" - Quiet Riot

"Down Under" - Men At Work

"The Lovecats" - The Cure

I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls

"99 Luftballons" (AKA 99 Red Balloons) - Nena

"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield

"I Love Rock and Roll" - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

"Good Thing" - Fine Young Cannibals

"Loveshack" - B-52's

"Safety Dance" Men Without Hats <=- killer video Ok you can add PoP Goes the world to this one too..

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" - Bauhaus

"Mr. Roboto" - Styx

"My Sharona" - The Knack

"Tainted Love" Soft Cell

"Rosanna" - ToTo

"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" - David Bowie

"Ballroom Blitz" - um.. well I forget who did this.. I want to say Pat Benetar

"Luka" - Suzanne Vega

"Jenny 867-5309" - Tommy Tutone

"Thriller" - Molester Jackson er... I mean Michael Jackson

"Rock Me Amadeus" - Falco

"Physical" - Olivia Newton John

"Valley Girl" - Frank Zappa

"88 Lines for About 44 Women" - The Nails

"We're Not Gonna Take it" Twisted Sister

"Mickey" - Toni Basil


there is an endless list... I wonder how many I'll be able to name from years 2000-2010 so far there isn't a very memorable start
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 80
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/29/2005 4:19:51 AM
Well something along those lines... and not really a crude song either...

DETACHABLE PENIS - KING MISSILE!!!!!

They also did "Cheesecake Truck" and a bunch of other um.. cheesy songe




Posted By: electricspatula on 5/22/2005 6:40:14 PM
Subject: Favorite Retro Song
Message: "I didn't pack the vibrator" would be a great song title...
 Northwaterloo
Joined: 12/18/2004
Msg: 81
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/29/2005 11:49:09 AM
Major Tom by Peter Schilling
 KnightWithoutShiningArmor
Joined: 5/18/2005
Msg: 94
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/31/2005 1:03:56 PM
Rio - Duran Duran
 KnightWithoutShiningArmor
Joined: 5/18/2005
Msg: 95
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 5/31/2005 1:07:08 PM
I thought of another fav...

Jump - Van Halen
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 116
Favorite Retro Songs
Posted: 6/2/2005 7:49:58 AM
Hmm here are some more for today.....

Here are a couple Heavy ones..

"Run to the Hills" "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - Iron Maiden

"War Pigs", "Crazy Train", "Iron Man" -Black Sabbath

Back to the classics again....

"Magic Carpet Ride" Steppenwolf

"Runaway" - Del Shannon

"I hate myself For loving you" - Joan Jett

"Beds are Burning" and "The Dead Heart" -Midnight Oil

"Cheap Sunglasses", "Legs", and "La Grange" By ZZ-Top

"The Sky is Crying" Steeeeeeeeevie Ray Vaughn (also good by Albert King)

"Angel Eyes" "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - Jeff Healy Band

"One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" -George Thorogood & the Destroyers (also John Lee Hooker)

ooh now I feel a bit of the blues comming on...


"Mustang Sally" - ZZ-Top (or Buddy Guy)

"Hoochie Coochie Man" - Muddy Waters

"The Thrill is Gone" - BB King

"Dust My Broom" - Robert Johnson (but done by hundreds since the 30's)

"House of the Rising Sun" - THIS SONG KICKS ASS!! dunno why.. it is a crappy story but I love it none the less....
There are far too many good recordings of this one.. I personally have versions of it by.. The Animals, BTO, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan(Damn Dylan can't sing)
Demis Roussos, Santa Esmeralda, Frigid Pink, Muse, Gregory Isaacs, Tracy Chapman Nina Simone, Woodie Guthrie.. and there are more I haven't found yet... I am pretty sure Clapton did a version too
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 117
Favorite Retro Songs
Posted: 6/2/2005 7:53:24 AM
Oh.. speaking of clapton.. I forgot to add

"Tears in Heaven" - done by Clapton...
 jaxxRGC
Joined: 2/7/2005
Msg: 119
Favorite Retro Songs
Posted: 6/2/2005 9:19:54 AM
i really don't see the point of listening to the same music i did 30 yrs ago...it's like reading the same book over and over....boring.....but if i had to pick one i'd have to say lady by styx
 americangentleman
Joined: 5/11/2005
Msg: 131
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Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/4/2005 9:56:42 PM
My favorites:

Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Wanted Dead or Alive - Jon Bon Jovi
Sweet Sensation or Expose - Hooked on you
Cover Girls - Show me
Dan Hartman - I can dream about you
Smokey Robinson - Cruisin' <- probably done in the 60's waaaaaaaaaaay before my time
LL Cool J - My radio
Krush Groove gang(Run DMC, Fat Boys(Disc 3), Kurtis Blow, Shaka Khan - Krush Groovin'
I touch myself - The Divynyls
 nutbarz
Joined: 4/7/2005
Msg: 133
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Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/6/2005 10:45:52 AM
A While back Someone flooded the newsgroups with rush. I Think I'm missing 2 albums. Someday, I'll buy them, but it wont be this week.

As for my personal "retro" songs, I guess my all time favorite is timeless. Weird Al.

He has some great parodies of some lousy songs, and the polka's... Oh the Polka's!
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 137
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/7/2005 12:47:06 AM
Speaking of polka.. a number of years ago, one of the local college radio stations had a whole show dedicated to polka covers of well known 80's/90's rock tunes.. it was hillarious...

which also reminds me of the time they did a whole show of covers of "Stairway to Heaven"

after 30 minutes of stairway to heaven, it got a bit tiring.. but I have to say the polka version and the reggae version were pretty good..




Posted By: komet155 on 6/6/2005 11:53:10 AM
Subject: Favorite Retro Song
Message: aye, who doesnt love a good Polka once in awhile?
 dannyabe
Joined: 3/20/2005
Msg: 138
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/7/2005 1:34:37 AM
Dead or Alive --- Bon jovi
 jennifer j
Joined: 10/15/2004
Msg: 140
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/8/2005 6:47:58 AM
Wake me up before you go go
 Ruby Lips
Joined: 5/15/2005
Msg: 141
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/8/2005 7:04:19 AM
Wake my Up Before you go go...

AC/DC...She rocked me all night long, She was a fast machine, the Best I ever seen.........

When A Man Love A Woman.......


Does I'm Just a Gigolo by David Lee Roth count? before he went with White Snake?
 Ruby Lips
Joined: 5/15/2005
Msg: 142
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/8/2005 7:10:51 AM
STRAY CATS ...........ROCK THIS TOWN .......Love this one
STRAY CATS ................SEXY & 17
STRAY CATS ...............STRAY CAT STRUT
 Ruby Lips
Joined: 5/15/2005
Msg: 143
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/8/2005 7:16:02 AM
Top 10 Ranking AC/DC Songs!
Rank Song Percent of Votes
10. Who Made Who 1.6%
10. Jailbreak 1.6%
9. Shoot To Thril 2.5%
9. For Those About to Rock 2.5%
9. High Voltage 2.5%
8. Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution 2.9%
8. Ballbreaker 2.9%
7. T.N.T. 3.3%
6. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 3.7
5. The Jack 4.1%
4. Hell's Bells 4.5%
4. Let There Be Rock 4.5%
4. Ride On 4.5%
3. Whole Lotta Rosie 5.3%
2. Back in Black 7.8%
2. Thunderstruck 7.8%
2. Highway to Hell 7.8%
1. You Shook Me All Night Long 8.2% This is mine and my daughters favourite.

We Love AC/DC They Rock!!
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 147
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/8/2005 10:13:54 AM
Damn... now I have to pull out that CD again.. I have a weee bit of SOTW stuck in the head..

oh by the way is their site: http://www.sotw.ca/

oh and "Save this House" (circa 1990) has to be their best album yet... Although after I saw them in concert in Calgary at the Jack Singer, I ran out and bought their Open Heart Symphony (circa 1996) album as well..

I don't think I'd ever seen people rush down to the floor during a performance at the Jack Singer Concert Hall for anyone else.. but it happened when they Played "Home For A Rest"...
I still would have preferred to see them somewhere that I could have had a pint of brew in the hand... it seems to go with the celtic music
 _Atlas_
Joined: 7/2/2004
Msg: 148
Favorite Retro Song
Posted: 6/8/2005 10:16:07 AM
Hmmm Didn't Tiffany also do that Manic Monday song??

I think Debbie Gibson is now doing porno movies or something.. I do remember her in some movie of the week once on CTV but not heard much of her since the 80's




Posted By: electricspatula on 6/3/2005 3:58:50 PM
Subject: Favorite Retro Song
Message: Remember "When I saw Him Standing There" by Tiffany?

Or, Debbie Gibson...I can't remember anything she sang...just that she was popular...
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