Skank Up the 80’s

For the thirteenth album of our themed series this years theme is the 1980’s
Unapologetically nostalgic and fun, Skank up the 80’s will include some of the most iconic singles that achieved international acclaim.
So, all that padded shoulders, big perms and ankle warmers along with the cheesy pop and rock of that era, thats what we’re doing.

Here are just some of the songs that have already been taken

New Order – Blue Monday
Tears for Fears Everybody – Wants To Rule The World
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
XTC – Senses Working Over Time
Cars – Drive
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
Prefab Sprout – King of Rock‘n‘Roll
Kraftwerk – The Model
Depeche Mode – New Life
Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Neneh Cherry – Manchild
Wham – Freedom
Jo Boxers – Just Got Lucky
The Bangles – Manic Monday
Sammy Hagar – You Can’t Drive 55
Tears for Fears – Mad World
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set on You
Sade – Your Love Is King
Soul II Soul – Keep on Moving
Cameo – Word Up
The Go Gos – Our Lips are Sealed
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Culture Club – Do you really want to hurt me
Kid Creole and the Coconuts – Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
The Bangles – Eternal Flame
Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
Men at Work – Down Under
Billy Idol – Eyes Without a Face
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive!
Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
Paul Simon – Call Me Al
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Bruce Springsteen – I’m on Fire
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
The Pretenders – Don’t Get me Wrong
George Michael – Careless Whisper
Fun Boy Three – Tunnel of Love
Madonna – Like a Prayer
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Van Halen – Jump
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
The Police – Message in a Bottle
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Yazoo – Only You
Modern English – I Melt with You
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Prince – Purple Rain
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message
Opus – Live is Life
The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
Motorhead – Ace of Spades
Nick Lowe – Half a Boy and Half a Man
Level 42 – Something about you
Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You
Madonna – Into the Groove
Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
Joe Jackson – You Can’t Get What You Want
Blondie – Call Me
Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
Chaka Khan and Rufus – Ain’t Nobody
U2 – New Years Day
Queen – Breakthrou