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The Worst Songs of the '80s

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Nov. 7 2019

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Ben, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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The 1980s

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apparently the doing temporary secretary live thing was some internet poll spam shit like boaty mcboatface

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This is the reason I’m a premium member. Thank you giant bomb. *injects content into my veins*

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Not the podcast we deserved but the one we needed.

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I feel like if they're feeling bad about cutting Tom's Diner, just put Keep On Movin' on the list instead. It's where the good part of the song came from.

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Someone replied to Jeff on Twitter with SilvaGunna's video game songs made into Temporary Secretary and... it's.. amazing

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9hclFqgGBry_htM-0S1iW8Szlz4WSXzz

On top of that, I can't help but think of Mega64 hyping this song up a few years back and then losing their minds when McCartney played it live. HashtagTemporarySecretary

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Kiss needs to be on here somewhere...

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Absolutely loved this. Took me 4 hours to watch cause I was Youtubing every song. And now I can't stop listening to Sussudio.

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OG version of Tom's Diner is a haunting masterpiece and I will not stand for the snubbing.

The DNA remix is hot tho

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This makes me want to fuck around with the playback speed for every song on the list to see if there’s a secretly great chopped and screwed version of a garbage song. Please more of this content!

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how did Mr Roboto not make the top 10?!

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i love this cause i dont really know 80s pop music, i guess my fav would be Saint's Row: Take On Me.

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Hol' up! I more or less agree with most of the list, but Wicked Game is a good song, dammit!

Seriously though, I loved this. If you ever do a 90s one (please!), I'ma get passionate up in here! I mean, we already know Achy Breaky Heart is the worst and Steal My Sunshine is the best, so you just have to fill it in from there.

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Opening with a banger - LADY IN REDDDDDD

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I'm so disappointed I missed my opportunity to suggest "Call Me Al," the obvious worst song of the 1980s.

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I haven't watched this yet, but is this like a opposite day thingy where these are the "worst" songs of the 80s but in reality are the "best" songs of the 80s? Cuz I'm up to the list part and almost every song listed is a fucking banger.

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I don't really expect them to mention my suggestion of "Little Girls" as worst songs of the 80s.

Wicked Game is great.

That said, "Everyday is Like Sunday" is probably my favorite 80s song of all time...followed by Ghostbusters.

"You Shook Me All Night Long" is a fantastic fucking song.

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TEMPORARY


SECRETARY

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OK, Boomers. She Blinded Me With Science doesn't belong on this list.
-80s apologist born in 1992.


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The best thing about "This Song Is Just Six Words Long" is that the title is seven words.

The actual title is "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long" Song and is are contracted, so technically it is it's correct...

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I submitted Walking In Memphis and in my defense, we used to listen to an 80s streaming station at work that played the song constantly and that station's whole thing was "we ONLY play songs from the 80s and nothing else," so I assumed that like everything else on the internet, they were telling the truth. So I didn't look it up.

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On one hand, I love every time Jeff's love of The Young Ones is brought up. On the other hand it makes me real sad that he describes Rik Mayall as "the guy from Drop Dead Fred" 😂

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Am I the only person who hates Hot Hot Hot by Buster Poindexter?

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The worst 80's song is Little Girls by Oingo Boingo and you cannot debate this. Seriously, go listen to it, watch the music video, and pay attention to the lyrics. There is no defending that song.

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MY BABY WANTS TO PARTY ALL THE TIME, PARTY ALL THE TIME, PARTY ALL THE TIIIIIME!

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We Built this City is the worst song of the '80s. This list is invalid.

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I love it next time do the 90s or add to this list!

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#buildingthelist

The Playstation Vita is the worst song of the 80s.

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this video is awesome, feels like something that they just do because they think it would be fun =D

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God this was so great!

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B R U H...

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belongs at the bottom of the list. bonus points for sharing a first name with our own Jan!! Hammer also did the vaporwave remix to his own song called Crockett's Return - also on the soundtrack

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I absolutely loved this, even just in audio format, and this will 1000% secure my Premium renewal later this month.

That being said, where the fuck is the actual worst song of the 80's, Kokomo?

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Edited By Rohay

If no one here has heard MOUTH MOODS by Neil Cicierega then it will either increase your 80s rage or make you enjoy the 80s more well some of the songs are 80s but still

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This song has strong 'OK, boomer' vibes, but it's directed at actual boomers. I'm confused about context. Did their favorite pop radio station change formats? Is Jack a dance move?

It's also not bad?

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I wish I would have gotten to this before the video, but may I offer a truly terrible abomination.

Matthew Wilder's Break my Stride. God I hate this song and the meme brought it back to my chagrin.

I'm also really surprised Abra Kadabra - Steve Miller Band didn't make the list. That would be my number 1. It's like a 10 year old wrote a hit song.

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hurrrr duuuur Michael Jackson bad

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I hate Centerfold so, so much and I don't really have a good explanation. I just can't stand that song in any setting at any time.

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@lordtataraus I think that might have been a contractual thing ...

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Kiss needs to be on here somewhere...

Agreed, and that song should be Lick It Up.

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The ska cover of Such Great Heights is by Streetlight Manifesto, not Reel Big Fish

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I fucking love that they did this video. This is the kind of content I come here for. Stuff completely unrelated to video games. Although I can't agree with every song's position...Holiday Road belongs near the top. Fuck that song.

The Temporary Secretary bit had me dying though. Christ that song is really something else.

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I don't know. I LIIIIIKE IT

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Fuck off Robert Palmer is awesome

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This singlehandedly justified my premium sub for the month.

Ya'll know you have to do Worst Songs of the 90's now, right?