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11 Best '80s One-Hit Wonders - 11 Points Countdown
written by Sam Greenspan

After a week on vacation (Cleveland is lovely this time of year, FYI), I'm back! And since it's Monday, we've got another episode of 11 Points Countdown ready to roll.

In this episode, I'm joined by Angie Greenup, a wonderfully talented TV and YouTube host (who also happens to be married to me) as we count down the results of my poll on the 11 best '80s one-hit wonders. Angie and I had previously done the 11 Best '90s One-Hit Wonders so it was only natural.

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Here are the full results of the poll (highlight the first 11 to avoid spoilers)...
  1. A-Ha - "Take on Me"
  2. Dexy's Midnight Runners - "Come On, Eileen"
  3. Toni Basil - "Mickey"
  4. Nena - "99 Luftballoons"
  5. Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
  6. The Weather Girls - "It's Raining Men"
  7. A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran (So Far Away)"
  8. Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star"
  9. Thomas Dolby - "She Blinded Me With Science"
  10. Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
  11. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax"
  12. Devo - "Whip It"
  13. Tommy Tutone - "867-5309 (Jenny)"
  14. Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
  15. Men Without Hats - "Safety Dance"
  16. Club Nouveau - "Lean on Me"
  17. Eddie Murphy - "Party All the Time"
  18. Nenah Cherry - "Buffalo Stance"
  19. Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  20. Lipps Inc. - "Funkytown"
  21. Chris de Burgh - "Lady in Red"
  22. The Outfield - "Your Love"
  23. Alannah Myles - "Black Velvet"
  24. Martika - "Toy Soldiers"
  25. The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"
  26. Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"
  27. Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"
  28. Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"
  29. Experience Unlimited - "Da Butt"
  30. Georgia Satellites - "Keey Your Hands to Yourself"
  31. Michael Sembello - "Maniac"
  32. Scandal - "The Warrior"
  33. Modern English - "I Melt With You"
  34. Animotion - "Obsession"
  35. Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"
  36. Tom Tom Club - "Genius of Love"
  37. Stacey Q - "Two of Hearts"
  38. Eddy Grant - "Electric Avenue"
  39. Wall of Voodoo - "Mexican Radio"
  40. Rockwell - "Somebody's Watching Me"
  41. Patrick Swayze - "She's Like the Wind"
  42. John Parr - "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)"
  43. Dazz Band - "Let It Whip"
  44. Vangelis - "Chariots of Fire"




This post was originally published on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Countdown.

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