137 Love Songs from the 1980s

Updated on September 9, 2019
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Turn back time to the 1980s, when the music provided an oasis of awesomeness amidst the Cold War and negative world events.  Celebrate pop, rock, and R&B love songs from the era with a nostalgic playlist.
Turn back time to the 1980s, when the music provided an oasis of awesomeness amidst the Cold War and negative world events. Celebrate pop, rock, and R&B love songs from the era with a nostalgic playlist. | Source

Gen X and a Decade of Incredible Music

Some Gen Xers were born in the 1980s, while others came of age and fell in love for first time during this decade. In the background, there were looming sky-high inflation rates, recession, and the Cold War. The AIDS epidemic and global warming were newly known, the Ethiopians suffered mass starvation, and there were attempted assassinations on the lives of the President, as well as the Pope. But, the music (ah, the music!) was an oasis of awesomeness in all that negativity.

Music from the 80s was divinely inspired in the form of Prince in his high-heeled boots and the Material Girl Madonna in her bustier. Michael Jackson captivated our attention with his sequined glove and his moonwalk. George Michael wowed us with his good looks. While we were introduced to new musicians such as Whitney Houston and Culture Club, established artists such as Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, and Tina Turner launched solo careers. Disco all but died while MTV was born, and big hair bands like Guns 'N Roses, Def Leppard, and Bon Jovi enjoyed their heyday.

Perhaps the best thing about 1980s was the love songs. They were sentimental, often over-the-top, and plentiful. Take a trip back through time to one of the greatest eras in music by listening to some of the best love songs there are. Celebrate the 1980s with a playlist of pop, rock, and R&B love songs. We have a long list to start you out.

1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

As a teen in the 80s, when you loved a song like I did this one, you either waited for it to come on the radio station or you purchased the cassette tape and replayed it until your parents forced you to stop. This 1983 pop tune topped the charts and was an international hit. In my book, it's one of the top love songs ever.

The high drama song describes a longstanding love affair in which the partners cling to one another, afraid of losing what they have together. At the same time, their relationship is toxic and filled with conflict:

I don't know what to do, and I'm always in the dark
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.

As a result of the on again/off again nature of their romance, the narrator dramatically beckons her partner to turn around. Both feel comforted and made vulnerable by one another. So bittersweet!

2. "Angel" by Aerosmith

Did someone special sing this to you back in the big hair days of the 80s? In this soaring 1988 hard rock song, a lonely man cries for his lover following an argument.

Because he misses her and wants to patch up their relationship, the narrator has put aside his pride, is ready to cave in, and wants to break down the walls that currently divide them. The desperate man begs his sweet angel back to his bed where they can work out their differences:

You're the reason I live
You're the reason I die
You're the reason I give when I break down and cry
Don't need no reason why
Baby, baby, bay-ay-by
You're my angel
Come and save me tonight... .

If you have an angel in your life, make a playlist of songs about angels to let them know how much they mean to you.

3. "Saving All My Love for You" by Whitney Houston

In this 1985 love ballad, Whitney Houston has a way of making being someone's side chick sound like a grand romance. It was her first number one hit on the mainstream charts.

The song features the narrator clinging to desperately stolen moments with someone else's husband and his broken promises that they'll run away together. While friends tell her that she's worthy of a man all her own, she sits home alone, depressed and crying.

While he's with his family, the narrator saves up her love for the next time they can be together. She'll always get seconds when it comes to his time and attention, but she doesn't see it that way. Her perspective labels this "love."

If you understand the anguish of being a third wheel in a relationship, then make a playlist of songs about interlopers and love triangles.

4. "Faithfully" by Journey

In this 1983 power ballad, a touring musician leaves his heart emotionally bare as he proclaims his love for his wife waiting at home. As the narrator travels from one gig to another entertaining fans, he is geographically separated from the woman who makes him whole. He sleeps alone and misses her daily presence, except for long-distance phone calls. (Remember, this was the 80s and we didn't have texting, personal computers, and cell phones yet. Keeping in touch took real effort!)

The narrator is trying to keep his marriage together and expresses his undying commitment:

And being apart ain't easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh, girl, you stand by me
I'm forever yours, faithfully.

The song was written by Journey's keyboardist, Jonathan Cain, and unfortunately, he was divorced shortly after the song was released.

5. "Shining Star" by The Manhattans

Calling his sweetheart his "shining star," the man in this 1980 R&B tune pledges his eternal love to her. He begs her to never leave because she's all he has ever dreamed of.

6. "More Than I Can Say" by Leo Sayer

The guy in this 1980 love ballad totally misses the girl he loves, that's for sure. Since she went away, the sad sack has been busy crying, feeling sorry for himself, and desperately hoping she'll return.

With so much time on his hands, he has found himself questioning not only her intent in leaving ("Do you mean to make me cry?") but also what he means to her ("Am I just another guy?"). I've always imagined that she has just gone to the grocery store, but that's just a creative interpretation.

Regardless, many people can relate to being separated from someone they love and not knowing where they stand in a relationship. The catchy soft rock love ditty was an international hit.

7. "Crazy for You" by Madonna

Remember when Madonna first burst on the music scene with her punk-inspired look? She had those bangle bracelets, crucifix jewelry, fishnet clothing, and bustiers-as-outerwear. Young Madge dabbled in movies, too, at the time. This 1985 love ballad appeared in the soundtrack for Vision Quest, the first major motion picture in which Madonna appeared.

The globally popular song became a #1 in the US. It describes a magnetic attraction between two people who meet at a nightclub. Their eyes lock across the dance floor and their connection is instant. As they begin to sway to the music, the narrator confesses that she is crazy for him. Madonna recorded the sensuous song in one magical take.

If you can identify with being totally smitten with someone, why not make a playlist of songs about being crazy in love or just plain crazy?

8. "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Anyone who has seen the film An Officer and a Gentleman can recall the iconic closing scene. Richard Gere's character, a naval pilot in training, picks up his girlfriend and carries her out of the factory where she works while her friends cheer and applaud. This 1982 love ballad then plays as the movie credits roll.

The gospel-inspired tune describes how life can be an uphill battle and place obstacles in our way. Love, however, can lift us to a higher place. Tomorrow is uncertain, and all we have is today. The song was an international hit and reached the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

9. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

You know your love affair is shallow, one-sided, and tainted when you've lost your inner light and you're running from your lover instead of to them. So says this synth-pop number from 1981.

The narrator loves the one who hurts him. He feels emotionally spent from having given all he can. In packing his bags, however, he feels torn. He knows he's got to flee from the woman whose love is poison to him, but he's also inexplicably drawn to her.

If you can identify with loving someone who is all wrong for you, make a playlist of songs about toxic love relationships.


10. "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon

If you've ever had a friend who started to stare at you through goo-goo eyes, then you understand what's happening to the lovesick fella in this 1985 soft rock song. He has developed a crush on his friend, and he's struggling for the words and way to tell her.

I can't fight this feeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show.

Have you been here?

11. "Is This Love" by Whitesnake

Missing your significant other can make you feel desperate and needy. That's the way the guy in this 1987 rock tune feels as he pines away for his darling. He waits for her call but can't take much more. The lovesick guy has been searching for someone like her for so long and now that he's found her, he wonders if this is a dream or love itself.

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12. "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago

I imagine this guy cheated, but we really don't know the nature of this man's transgression. Whatever he did, the woman he loves wants a time out from their relationship, and he promises to make it up to her if she'll just stay.

The 1982 soft rock song reached the top spot and was also a hit internationally.

13. "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

In 2015, Billboard named this 1981 R&B song as the top duet of all time. When the song was released, Lionel Richie was just embarking on his solo career after being the lead singer of The Commodores. At the same time, Diana Ross' career was winding down following her successful career with both The Supremes and as a solo artist.

The sentimental tune features declarations of forever love between two young partners who are just beginning their lives together. They are each other's first love and as they hold each other close, they assume they'll be each other's last.

14. "Heaven" by Bryan Adams

Holding his wife of many years in his arms, this tender-hearted man recounts their younger years together. They were once young, wild, and free, but then the couple hit a rocky patch in their relationship.

Having endured such struggles together, the narrator assures his sweetheart that she's all he needs. The narrator in this rock song from 1985 is blissing out on love as he portrays their love to be pure heaven.

15. "Alone" by Heart

In this 1987 power ballad, the narrator had always been satisfied with being single until she met her current love interest. Now she can't stop thinking about holding him tight and touching his lips. The problem, however, is how does she tell him she secretly loves him? As she lies in bed at night, she wonders, "How do I get you alone?"

16. "The Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh

The stunning red dress worn by the woman in this 1986 love ballad mesmerizes her lover. He tells her how captivating she looked tonight, lighting up the room and garnering every man's attention while she was on his arm. Humbled by her beauty, the narrator feels complete and utter love. That's gotta be some dress!

17. "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap

This 1981 love song was full of country swagger and crossed over to the pop charts as well. It spotlights an arguing couple, with a man who challenges his partner to go ahead and leave him. He assures her that she will regret the move:

So you can walk out on me tonight
If you think that it ain't feeling right
But darling, there's ain't no getting over me.

18. "Almost Paradise" by Mike Reno & Ann Wilson

This 1984 soft rock tune was the love theme from the movie, Footloose. It describes that tingly feeling of meeting someone who seems like they were made especially for you. After searching for so long, all the narrator's dreams have finally come true. Yes, this song is chock full of clichés, but it's pure 80s cheese that totally works.

19. "All Out of Love" by Air Supply

We've all been at this anguished point in a failing relationship when it looks like there's no turning back. (Okay, so maybe you won't admit it.) Some people call this 1980 love ballad "sappy," but it's a heartfelt breakup song that appeals to people of many ages.

The narrator has made a mistake of some kind and his sweetheart has told him to shove off. He's already terribly sorry about whatever he has done and he's on the phone apologizing to her, explaining how lost he is without her. He hopes that it he grovels enough he can save their relationship before she's gone for good.

20. "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

The smooth-talker in this danceable pop song from 1987 makes exactly the type of assurances every girl wants to hear. After just once transformative kiss and one dance, the guy swears that he completely is devoted. Now that girl has some superpower of attraction!

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My high school senior prom.  The dresses were like "Gone with the Wind" back then, the makeup was vibrant, and the hair was big. In the 1980s, cars were boxy, and men's styles (as modeled by my prom date) included thin ties and mullet hairdos.
My high school senior prom.  The dresses were like "Gone with the Wind" back then, the makeup was vibrant, and the hair was big.
My high school senior prom. The dresses were like "Gone with the Wind" back then, the makeup was vibrant, and the hair was big. | Source
In the 1980s, cars were boxy, and men's styles (as modeled by my prom date) included thin ties and mullet hairdos.
In the 1980s, cars were boxy, and men's styles (as modeled by my prom date) included thin ties and mullet hairdos. | Source

Even More Love Songs from the 1980s

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. I Want to Know What Love Is
Foreigner
1984
22. Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
1983
23. Woman in Love
Barbara Streisand
1980
24. Cherish
Kool & the Gang
1985
25. Lady (You Bring Me Up)
The Commodores
1981
26. Straight Up
Paula Abdul
1988
27. Stuck On You
Lionel Richie
1984
28. Making Love Out of Nothing at All
Air Supply
1983
29. One Hundred Ways
James Ingram (featuring Quincy Jones)
1981
30. Space Age Love Song
A Flock of Seagulls
1982
31. Same Old Lang Syne
Dan Fogelberg
1980
32. Hungry Eyes
Eric Carmen
1987
33. Lovesong
The Cure
1989
34. Islands in the Stream
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
1983
35. Glory of Love
Peter Cetera
1986
36. You Are
Lionel Richie
1983
37. Missing You
John Waite
1984
38. Waiting for a Girl Like You
Foreigner
1981
39. How Will I Know
Whitney Houston
1985
40. When I See You Smile
Bad English
1989
41. Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer
1985
42. Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
1989
43. My Love
Lionel Richie
1983
44. Baby, Come to Me
Patti Austin & James Ingram
1982
45. Just the Two of Us
Grover Washington Jr.
1981
46. We've Got Tonight
Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
1983
47. Feels So Right
Alabama
1981
48. Open Arms
Journey
1982
49. Hello
Lionel Richie
1984
50. Careless Whisper
George Michael
1984
51. Take My Breath Away
Berlin
1986
52. Woman in Love
Barbara Streisand
1980
53. Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper
1984
54. Sweet Love
Anita Baker
1985
55. What About Love
Heart
1985
56. Somewhere Out There
Jeffrey Osborne (featuring Linda Ronstadt)
1986
57. Right Here Waiting
Richard Marx
1989
58. A Groovy Kind of Love
Phil Collins
1988
59. I'll Be Over You
Toto
1986
60. Penny Lover
Lionel Richie
1984
61. If You Don't Know Me By Now
Simply Red
1989
62. I Knew You Were Waiting for Me
George Michael & Aretha Franklin
1987
63. The Flame
Cheap Trick
1988
64. Every Woman in the World
Air Supply
1980
65. You're the Inspiration
Chicago
1984
66. Say You, Say Me
Lionel Richie
1985
67. Secret Lovers
Atlantic Starr
1985
68. Never Knew Love Like This Before
Stephanie Mills
1980
69. True
Spandau Ballet
1983
70. Against All Odds
Phil Collins
1984
71. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen
1980
72. With or Without You
U2
1987
73. Even the Nights Are Better
Air Supply
1982
74. Deep River Woman
Lionel Richie (featuring Alabama)
1987
75. Eternal Flame
The Bangles
1987
76. The Power of Love
Jennifer Rush
1985
77. I'm So Excited
The Pointer Sisters
1982
78. Shower Me with Your Love
Surface
1989
79. Heaven
Warrant
1989
80. Just Like Starting Over
John Lennon
1980
81. I Just Called to Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder
1984
82. I'll Always Love You
Taylor Dayne
1988
83. Suddenly
Billy Ocean
1985
84. All This Love
DeBarge
1982
85. On the Wings of Love
Jeffrey Osborne
1982
86. Never Tear Us Apart
INXS
1988
87. Keep on Lovin' You
REO Speedwagon
1980
88. I'll Be There for You
Bon Jovi
1989
89. Love Bites
Def Leppard
1988
90. The One That You Love
Air Supply
1981
91. Every Time You Go Away
Paul Young
1985
92. Lost in Your Eyes
Debbie Gibson
1985
93. The Search Is Over
Survivor
1985
94. Always on My Mind
Willie Nelson
1982
95. I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
New Kids on the Block
1989
96. Let My Love Open the Door
Pete Townsend
1980
97. Drive
The Cars
1984
98. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
Michael Boston
198
99. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police
1981
100. (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight
Cutting Crew
1986
101. The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson
1987
102. Your Love Is King
Sade
1984
103. I Melt with You
Modern English
1982
104. Sweet Child o' Mine
Guns n' Roses
1988
105. Ain't Nobody
Rufus & Chaka Khan
1983
106. Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye
1982
107. Lady`
Kenny Rogers
1980
108. I Would Die 4 You
Prince
1984
109. Will You Still Love Me
Chicago
1986
110. I Can't Tell You Why
Eagles
1980
111. Straight from the Heart
Bryan Adams
1983
112. Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)
Joey Scarbury
1981
113. Foolish Heart
Steve Perry
1984
114. The Longest Time
Billy Joel
1984
115. All I Need Is a Miracle
Mike + The Mechanics
1986
116. How Will I Know
Whitney Houston
1985
117. Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
1989
118. You Give Good Love
Whitney Houston
1984
119. One More Try
George Michael
1988
120. The Sweetest Taboo
Sade
1985
121. I Miss You
Klymaxx
1985
122. Cuts Like a Knife
Brian Adams
1983
123. One More Try
George Michael
1988
124. If Ever You're In My Arms Again
Peabo Bryson
1984
125. Didn't We Almost Have It All
Whitney Houston
1987
126. Truly
Lionel Richie
1982
127. Just Once
James Ingram (featuring Quincy Jones)
1981
128. Friends and Lovers
Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
1986
129. What Are We Doing In Love
Dottie West & Kenny Rogers
1981
130. Caught Up in You
38 Special
1982
131. You Got It All
The Jets
1986
132. Steal Away.
Robbie Dupree
1980
133. If Tomorrow Never Comes
Garth Brooks
1989
134. They Don't Know
Tracy Ullman
1983
135. Talk It Over In Bed
Grayson Hugh
1988
136. All Time High
Rita Coolidge
1983
137. Everlasting Love
Rex Smith (featuring Rachel Sweet)
1981
If you have a favorite popular love song from the 1980s that we missed, make a suggestion in the Comments Section below!

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      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        6 months ago from USA

        Tamara - Thanks for taking the quiz! Glad you did so well. Have a great weekend.

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        Tamara Yancosky 

        6 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

        I got 80% right on the test! That was fun.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Audrey - That's so nice of you! Give my best to them both!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        7 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Many of my favorite recording stars were the big hits of the '80s. And along with these super hits come favorite memories I enjoy your series so much. I share most of your hubs with my sister and brother. They may not leave comments, but they sure appreciate each hub.

        Take care, my friend.

        Audrey

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Genna - Hope your weekend is filled with love. Stay warm!

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        Genna East 

        7 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        One of my favorite themes in song. Loved this list. My fav has to be Joe and Jennifer. "....where the eagles cry on a mountain high..." Beautifully done! Thank you for a lovely beginning to a Saturday evening.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Linda - So glad you enjoyed this. It was a wonderful decade, although I like now, too. Glad it brought back memories! Hope you have had a great time visiting Tigger and friends at Disney! Boing, boing.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Doris - You really need to share that!

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        Linda Lum 

        7 months ago

        Flourish, you found my decade. I know every one of these and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite although my local girls (Heart) have a piece of my heart. Ann Wilson's voice is amazing and Nancy is one of the best guitarists.

        I got married in the 80's and had my babies in the 80's, so I'll not argue with your title for this article.

        The amount of research you do on these is mind-blowing.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Linda - Thank you. I prefer it to the "slinky" prom dresses that are available now, but times change. They'll be back eventually. Thanks for reading. Stay warm in this cold weather!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Dora - It's certainly one of the longer ones. I have one playlist, Songs that Tell a Story, that has in excess of 150. Readers have made lots of suggestions to it, and it has grown. I appreciate your readership. Have a great week.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Liz - Thank you for taking a look at the playlist. Have a great week!

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        Doris James MizBejabbers 

        7 months ago from Beautiful South

        Flourish, I sure did get to meet a whole bunch. My favorite was getting to interview Conway Twitty on the parking lot after a concert while Loretta Lynn scowled at us through the windshield of her tour bus. Don't know what her problem was. LOL

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        Linda Crampton 

        7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love your prom dress, Flourish. I think that's a dress style that needs to return. Thanks for sharing another interesting list of songs.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Tim, Thank you for letting me know I had that listed twice. I must have been really loving it. I often listen to songs as I go along so maybe it had me transfixed. Hope you are doing well! It's always great to hear from you.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Heidi - It sounds like that Transformers soundtrack is awesome. I'll have to check that out! I was surprised to learn that the Bad English squeaked through in 1990 so I added it to an upcoming playlist but added their song, "When I See You Smile" from 1989 to the current playlist. I hope those temperatures break in Chicago soon so you can thaw out!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Pamela - Thanks for the kind kudos. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Doris - I'm so jealous of you being in country radio back then! I bet you got to meet some great artists back in the day. Thank you for the kind sentiments!

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 months ago from The Caribbean

        Is this your longest list so far? By the 80s, I had exited this kind of music It's good music though), but I do learn from your list. Thanks.

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        Liz Westwood 

        7 months ago from UK

        So many familiar and well-liked songs here. You have got a great list together. The 1980s is one of my favourite music eras.

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        Tim Truzy 

        7 months ago from U.S.A.

        Hi Flourish,

        I will always comment on your articles because you are a kind and respectable writer with useful information and leaves your readers smiling.

        O.K., but I suspect you had "Baby, Come to Me," on your mind because you wrote it twice on your list. Thinking about your children at that time when you prepared the list, dear friend? I can relate.

        But I wonder about the Philipino family, The Jets, and their love song:

        You Got It AllThe Jets · 1985

        Did I miss that one?

        I remember so many of these tunes, Flourish. Love was young and my eyes apparently didn't know I needed to sleep.

        Great list that brings back fond memories with great music.

        Always a superb job, Flourish.

        Much respect and admiration,

        Tim

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        Heidi Thorne 

        7 months ago from Chicago Area

        Oh my, you had me at "80s Love Songs." And maybe you somehow stumbled on my record, oops, CD collection. :) Heck, you even rick-rolled the list with Rick Astley.

        Wow, I'm sure I'd find something to add. But this list is pretty comprehensive. Maybe add Bad English "Price of Love."

        BTW, don't know if saw the latest Transformers movie "Bumblebee." It's a whole 80s soundtrack.

        Hope you're having a good week. We're in a super subzero deep freeze. Cheers!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        7 months ago from Sunny Florida

        This s a great list of love songs and I don't think I can even choose the best one because I like several of the artists. This long list is fantastic.

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        Doris James MizBejabbers 

        7 months ago from Beautiful South

        I just don't see how you do it. Your research is meticulous. I was still in radio in the early 80s (up through 1983) and remember many of the songs you listed. I think my favorites on the list were the first two, and when I was in country radio in the late 70s, Ronnie Millsap was one of my favorite artists. I loved Fogelberg and Queen, too.

        Gosh you were beautiful all decked out in your prom dress. I remember how we tried to wear the Farah Fawcett wings in our hair. So many memories.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Bill - It's unbelievable that that much time could have slipped by. I'm waiting for big hair and glam metal to come back. I could leave some of the rest. It was a good time, kinda. Glad to be living in the here and now, however. Have a great week!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Bill - Glad you enjoyed this. Some of the songs are pure poetry if you read the lyrics, which I know you have.

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        Bill De Giulio 

        7 months ago from Massachusetts

        Hi Flourish. Has it really been 30 to 40 years since these songs first aired? Oh my am I getting old. But, many of these tunes certainly bring back some good memories. Great job as always.

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        Bill Holland 

        7 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Since Fogelberg is one of my all-time favorite musicians, I'll go with him from this list. Richie was a busy man in that decade, for sure,but I'll go with Dan!

      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        7 months ago from USA

        Leland - Thank you for your kind words. I hope you are doing well I was an 87 high school grad.

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        Leland Johnson 

        7 months ago from Midland MI

        Flourish- impressive list that really took me back. I’d forgotten all about Leo Sayre and “More than I can Say.” That was a really nice song. I graduated in 86 so this was right up my alley. Great job my friend.

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