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Message started by sfsam on Oct 26th, 2006 at 2:02pm

Title: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by sfsam on Oct 26th, 2006 at 2:02pm
Monday, October 30th, the series starts.  More info on the Romantics Website....
Click on the link to VH1 and go to:  Vote for your favorite song...and of course click on The Romantics....and keep voting  ALL....
Should be great....
There is a whole site just for this new series on the 100 greatest songs.

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Oct 26th, 2006 at 7:04pm
thanks sam!
here is the actual link:

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/106853/episode_poll_template.jhtml?place=greatest_80s_songs&pollid=list

looks like you can vote more than once during any given day so i say let the voting begin!!

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Oct 27th, 2006 at 9:14pm
dont forget to keep voting for this too!
not sure what the heading means though
"100 Greatest Songs of the 80's (100-81)"

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Oct 27th, 2006 at 9:47pm
Judging by VH1's previous similar series, I think that just refers to Episode 1--songs 81-100.  They probably split the series into 5 (or 6) episodes of like 20 songs each, and then maybe give extra time to the top 10.  I'd guess that the vote goes for the full top 100.

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Oct 28th, 2006 at 2:03am
well, be sure to check this thread often and vote often for the romantics because i have a feeling there is going to be some sort of giveaway of romantics goodies somehow tied into this vh1 voting!! ;)

stay tuned!

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by pinkbubelz on Oct 31st, 2006 at 12:49am
OK, I'm having trouble figuring this thing out...

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Oct 31st, 2006 at 2:05am
Uuuuhhhhhhhh............click on the little circle next to the song you want to vote for (presumably the Romantics, found under "R"), then click on the little box at the bottom that says SUBMIT.

If that's confusing, you better stay away from the real polls next Tuesday on Election Day!   :-X

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Oct 31st, 2006 at 8:01am
ok everyone in the est should be sitting in front of their tv's right now!
pay close attention, there may be a "pop" quiz in the future!! ;)

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Oct 31st, 2006 at 7:43pm
Thanks to VH1 for getting the Romantics on early so I could get back to the football game.   :-X

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by solodka on Oct 31st, 2006 at 8:20pm
My sentiments exactly Brew!  

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by solodka on Oct 31st, 2006 at 9:07pm

BrewCity wrote on Oct 31st, 2006 at 7:43pm:
Thanks to VH1 for getting the Romantics on early so I could get back to the football game.   :-X



Well, not quite the number that I would have figured!  I guess not enough people voted as they should have!  

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Nov 1st, 2006 at 1:48am
i refuse to believe that "the right stuff" or whatever it was called was more popular than what i like about you.  i would like to know who were the people doing the voting.
i was positive "what i like" would be in the top 5.
speaking of which, if you had to pick your top 5 songs from the 80's from that vh1 list, what would they be?

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Nov 1st, 2006 at 4:28am
My Top Five:

1)  Just Like Heaven - The Cure
2)  What I Like About You - Romantics
3)  Cars - Gary Numan
4)  Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
5)  Super Freak - Rick James


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My Next Seven:

6)   Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
7)   Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
8)   It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.
9)   In A Big Country - Big Country
10)  Tainted Love - Soft Cell
11)  Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
12)  When Doves Cry - Prince  

Many of the rest of the songs they listed could be considered for "The Worst Songs of the '80's".

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Nov 1st, 2006 at 5:09am
i agree with you brew.
i had a hard time coming up with 5 from that list.
What I Like About You
Jessie's Girl
867-5309
Under Pressure

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by Pac-Man on Nov 1st, 2006 at 7:05am
We watched it but did miss a few parts of it flipping between it and the football game.  What number was The Romantics as we must have missed it when they were on.   8-)

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Nov 1st, 2006 at 8:27am
97.

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by Pac-Man on Nov 1st, 2006 at 12:12pm
Wow I am truely disappointed.  They should have been much higher than that.  

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by bookies_original on Nov 1st, 2006 at 7:26pm
i was "shocked" at the placement of the song.
have they done all 100 yet or will they do them 20 per episode?
after the romantics letdown, i found it incredibly boring to watch.
just want to know which song was "voted" #1.

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Nov 1st, 2006 at 8:13pm
Those VH1 shows are all the same.  It's not about the music;  it's about the stories and the personalities.

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by BrewCity on Nov 3rd, 2006 at 8:09pm
I caught the end last night.  Here are VH1's top 5:

1)  Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
2)  Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
3)  Hungry Like A Wolf - Duran Duran
4)  Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
5)  When Doves Cry - Prince

My opinion:  L A M E

Obviously, they didn't use the votes from the website--hell, you can still vote today!!


Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by Rob on Nov 19th, 2006 at 9:16am
I finally caught the Romantics on VH1's greatest songs of the 80's. I dont agree with the placement of the song, but it was more kool publicity for the band!

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by pinkbubelz on Nov 22nd, 2006 at 7:17am

BrewCity wrote on Nov 3rd, 2006 at 8:09pm:
I caught the end last night.  Here are VH1's top 5:

1)  Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
2)  Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
3)  Hungry Like A Wolf - Duran Duran
4)  Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
5)  When Doves Cry - Prince

My opinion:  L A M E

Obviously, they didn't use the votes from the website--hell, you can still vote today!!



AAACK!!!! I HATE "Pour some Sugar On Me"!!!  When I was in college, my air-headed, blonde sorority girl roommate (sorry to anyone on here who was ever in a sorority, but she really fit the stereotype well) taped it (yes, tape) about a gazillion times on a cassette.   One day, that cassette met an ill fate when it mysteriously "wound itself" around the tape recorder.... What a shame...  ::)

Oh, and I'd rate the whole Romantics collection above any of those songs....

If i had to choose any of those songs, I would say that maybe I'd pick the Duran Duran song over the others, but honestly, there were many other songs that I would have chosen over these 5 songs!

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by solodka on Apr 14th, 2007 at 6:27am
I am not quite sure what to make of this!http://80music.about.com/b/a/007391.htm

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by Rob on Apr 14th, 2007 at 11:33pm
Hes right! Ive always included What I Like in the set list in bands I've been in. Its a guarantee to get white people to dance everytime!1

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by pinkbubelz on Apr 16th, 2007 at 9:19am
My hubby's band has decided that they might include it in their set list as well...Gee... I wonder why???? ::)

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by solodka on Jul 5th, 2007 at 12:54am
The Romantics on V-Spothttp://www.vh1.com/vspot/player.jhtml?lnk=v&vid=118056

Title: Re: VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's  
Post by solodka on May 13th, 2008 at 12:42pm
http://80music.about.com/b/2006/10/31/a-great-song-id-forgotten-to-love-the-romantics-what-i-like-about-you.htm

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