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Most unromantic songs of the '80s (Part 2): Phil Collins to Joe Jackson



love_will_tear_us_apart.jpgOur list of the most unromantic songs of the '80s concludes today with some familiar anthems of angst. (Did anyone see the Weird Al pick from yesterday coming? Bizarre choice!)

Again, our St. Paul, MN, expert Dr. Dim is responsible for today's ranking. I've never quizzed him on the "doctor" title. Today, consider him the Doctor of Darkness. Please, this list is for recreational purposes only. No antidepressants should be used.

(See Nos. 11-20)


10. AGAINST ALL ODDS - Phil Collins (1984) "So take a look at me now 'cause there's just an empty space"

9. I'M IN TROUBLE - The Replacements (1981) "You're in love and I'm in trouble"

8. LOVE BITES - Def Leppard (1987) "I know you think that love is the way you make it, so I don't wanna be there when you decide to break it"

7. LOVE STINKS - J Geils Band (1980) "You love her, but she loves him, and he loves somebody else, you just can't win"

6. AMPLIFIER - The dBs (1984) "She took his gun, she took his knife, he took his drugs, they took his life"

5. I HURT YOU - The Pretenders (1983) "If you'd been in the SS in '43, you'd've been kicked out for cruelty"

4. JUST ONCE - James Ingram (1981) "Just once, I want to understand why it always comes back to goodbye"

3. KING OF PAIN - The Police (1983) "I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign, but it's my destiny to be the king of pain"

2. LOVE WILL TEAR US APART - Joy Division (1980) "And there's a taste in my mouth as desperation takes hold, is it something so good just can't function no more?"

1. BREAKING US IN TWO - Joe Jackson (1982) "Though it's oh so nice to get advice it's oh so hard to do"

What do you think? Did we get it right?

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