29 Classic 80’s Love Songs

With all the political angst being poured into the music of the 1980’s one would have thought that 80’s love songs would be thin on the ground.  But no, just like any other decade, people were busy professing their love through song in the 80’s.  There was one song (sitting here, in this very list) that I routinely used to write down and send to a girl just up the road.  But she never got the message – or maybe I never got the message!

It’s not an exhaustive list – how can it be – but it’s a fair crack, come on, you’ll surely grant me that!?  Why 29 songs, well why not?  I mean 10, or 20 or 30 are just arbitrary numbers.  Anyway, here’s the list.  Do you agree?  Disagree?  It’s all subjective, but I’d love to hear your views.

Champaign How ‘Bout Us 81
Foreigner Waiting For A Girl Like You 81
Soft Cell Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 81
Madness It Must Be Love 81
Fat Larry’s band Zoom 82
Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker Up Where We Belong 82
ABC All Of My Heart 82
Chaka Khan & Rufus Ain’t Nobody 83
Spandau Ballet True 83
Flying Pickets Only You 83
Lionel Richie Hello 84
Style Council You’re The Best Thing 84
Sade Your Love Is King 84
George Michael Careless Whisper 84
Frankie Goes To Hollywood The Power Of Love 84
Kool & The Gang Cherish 85
The Cure Love Cats 85
Phyllis Nelson Move Closer 85
Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart 85
Prefab Sprout When Love Breaks Down 85
New Order Bizarre Love Triangle 86
Cutting Crew (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight 86
Anita Baker Sweet Love 87
Joyce Sims Come Into my Life 87
Whitesnake Is This Love 87
Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 87
Womack & Womack Teardrops 88
Climie Fisher Love Changes (Everything) 88
Mica Paris My One Temptation 89

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