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We made good on our promise -- a podcast on the most overplayed songs of the 80s. It's online now! Hope everyone enjoys it. We used your feedback to help decide which songs to choose.

Help us with another question now: Give us your picks of the most underrated bands of the 1980s. Obviously U2 wouldn't make the list -- they're hardly underrated. But a band like Oingo Boingo (photo right) might make your list. Or the Hoodoo Gurus. (Those are two of my picks). Maybe even Simple Minds. Sure, they got a lot of press for "Don't You Forget About Me", but they had a slew of other great songs too that hardly anyone remembers. (Plus, they did a killer live show at Curtis Hixon Hall back in spring 1986, with The Call opening up for them.)

So share your picks for "Most Underrated Bands of the 1980s" -- and we'll get you a shoutout in a coming podcast.

Jim Kerr of Simple Minds

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:14pm]


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