Baumann and Burch, Episode 14: Private Karaoke

Matt and I dip back into music and Top 100 lists for this podcast, in which we talk about the most quintessentially ’80s songs. Find out what Toto’s “Africa” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” have in common, why Matt loves The Outfield’s “Your Love” so much, learn about the magic of hair metal, and discover what put “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” over the edge to make it the number one song.

See below for the full list of songs:

  1. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper
  2. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey
  3. “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy
  4. “Billie Jean,” Michael Jackson
  5. “Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen
  6. “Rio,” Duran Duran
  7. “The Message,” Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  8. “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi
  9. “In the Air Tonight,” Phil Collins
  10. “Straight Outta Compton,” N.W.A
  11. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Tears for Fears
  12. “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” Simple Minds
  13. “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell
  14. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” U2
  15. “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Bonnie Taylor
  16. “Alone,” Heart
  17. “Material Girl,” Madonna
  18. “Don’t You Want Me,” Human League
  19. “Take on Me,” a-Ha
  20. “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners
  21. “How Soon Is Now,” The Smiths
  22. “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Joy Division
  23. “Physical,” Olivia Newton-John
  24. “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” Def Leppard   
  25. “Your Love,” The Outfield   
  26. “Sweet Dreams,” The Eurythmics
  27. “All Night Long,” Lionel Richie  
  28. “You Spin Me Round,” Dead or Alive
  29. “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor
  30. “Love is a Battlefield,” Pat Benatar
  31. “Maneater,” Hall and Oates
  32. “Jump,” Van Halen
  33. “Never Gonna Give You Up,” Rick Astley
  34. “When Doves Cry,” Prince
  35. “Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield
  36. “Here Comes Your Man,” The Pixies   
  37. “Push It,” Salt-n-Pepa
  38. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me,” Whitney Houston
  39. “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Tina Turner
  40. “Rebel Yell,” Billy Idol
  41. “The Safety Dance,” Men Without Hats
  42. “In Your Eyes,” Peter Gabriel
  43. “Video Killed the Radio Star,” The Buggles
  44. “Africa,” Toto   
  45. “Walk Like an Egyptian,” The Bangles
  46. “Free Falling,” Tom Petty   
  47. “Fight for Your Right,” Beastie Boys
  48. “I Ran (So Far Away),” Flock of Seagulls
  49. “Break My Stride,” Matthew Wilder
  50. “Once in a Lifetime,” Talking Heads    
  51. “Whip It,” Devo
  52. “She Works Hard for the Money,” Donna Summer
  53. “Careless Whisper,” Wham!
  54. “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith/Run-DMC
  55. “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” Irene Cara  
  56. “Karma Chameleon,” Culture Club
  57. “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Guns ‘n Roses
  58. “Let’s Dance,” David Bowie
  59. “Sucker MCs,” Run-DMC
  60. “Highway to the Danger Zone,” Kenny Loggins   
  61. “My Melody,” Eric B. and Rakim   
  62. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin  
  63. “Every Breath You Take,” The Police
  64. “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner
  65. “Bette Davis Eyes,” Kim Carnes
  66. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” Poison
  67. “Straight Up,” Paula Abdul
  68. “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” Belinda Carlisle   
  69. “Broken Wings,” Mr. Mister
  70. “Summer of ‘69,” Bryan Adams
  71. “Invisible Touch,” Genesis   
  72. “Oh Sherrie,” Steve Perry
  73. “Sister Christian,” Night Ranger
  74. “One,” Metallica
  75. “I Melt with You,” Modern English
  76. “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco
  77. “Under Pressure,” Queen and David Bowie
  78. “Mr. Roboto,” Styx
  79. “The Humpty Dance,” Digital Underground
  80. “Lovesong,” The Cure
  81. “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Taco
  82. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” The Proclaimers
  83. “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” Yes
  84. “Working for the Weekend,” Loverboy
  85. “Always Something There to Remind Me,” Naked Eyes
  86. “Young Turks,” Rod Stewart
  87. “Conga,” Miami Sound Machine
  88. “Pink Houses,” John Mellencamp
  89. “Me Myself and I,” De La Soul
  90. “We Got the Beat,” The Go-Gos
  91. “99 Luftballoons,” Nena
  92. “She Drives Me Crazy,” Fine Young Cannibals
  93. “Uptown Girl,” Billy Joel
  94. “Let’s Hear it for the Boy,” Deniece Williams
  95. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off,” Jermaine Stewart
  96. “Power of Love,” Huey Lewis and the News
  97. “Back on the Chain Gang,” The Pretenders
  98. “Children’s Story,” Slick Rick
  99. “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits
  100. “I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight,” Cutting Crew
    (The last three out)
  101. “Relax,” Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  102. “Axel F,” Harold Faltermeyer
  103. “Get Out of My Dreams and into My Car,” Billy Ocean


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