I'm helping a friend organising a 1980's theme party this coming weekend. Since I'm the resident music geek, I'm in charge of the music and have agreed to burn a few mixed CD's with 80's music. Now, I think I have a pretty good idea of which songs to include, but I have to bear in mind that I was just a kid back then, so I've probably missed out on a whole bunch of campy one hit wonders. What songs from the 1980's do you love/hate? Think eclectic; I'm putting New Order and The Smiths next to 99 Luftballong and Rick Astley. I'm trying to keep the mood light and breezy, but I still want to sneak in the occasional 80's indie gem just to prove that a lot of good music did come out of the 80's.
Sooo, fancy helping me put together THE ultimate 80's collection for THE ultimate 80's party? So far I've got The Bangles, Roxy Music, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Simple Minds, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Echo and the Bunnymen, Cyndi Lauper, and U2, but I need loads more. Like I said, one-hit-wonder tips are especially helpful since I'm bound to have missed a few of them, being born in the 80's myself, but all tips are more than welcome.