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Worst songs of the 80s: 61-70

The countdown of the 80 worst songs of the 80s continues today with numbers 61 through 70. (Click here to see 71-80).

70. Kiss (Prince)
No. 1 song in 1986 (he also penned No. 2 song "Manic Monday" for Bangles).
"Act your age, mama, not your shoe size"

69. Don't Tell Me You Love Me (Night Ranger)
San Francisco band's first hit only reached No. 40.
"I'm a kid on the run. I got a pistol for action"

68. Girl You Know It's True (Milli Vanilli)
German pop pair lip-synced their live performances.
"You're soft, succulent so sweet and thin. That's kind of like a vision upon your skin."

67. Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew)
Song included on video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
"Her diary it sits on the bedside table. The curtains are closed, the cats in the cradle."

66. Like a Rock (Bob Seger)
"Poor man's Springsteen" forever synonymous with Chevy truck ads.
"Working for peanuts, not a dime to spare. But I was lean and solid everywhere."

65. You're the Inspiration (Chicago)
Band's first 19 albums known only by corresponding roman numeral.
"And I need you here with me, from tonight until the end of time."

64. Hello (Lionel Richie)
Recorded about the same time he adopted Nicole Richie.
"I sometimes see you pass outside my door. Hello, is it me you're looking for? "

63. Too Much Time on my Hands (Styx)
A Top 10 hit off 1980's Paradise Theater album.
"Is it any wonder I'm not crazy? Is it any wonder I'm sane at all?"

62. Lights Out (Peter Wolf)
Lead singer for J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1982.
"I know that it's wrong, to be dancing with no lights on"

61. Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Poison)
No. 1 in 1988; touring this summer on 20th anniversary tour.
"Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song"

Sneak preview of 51-60: Who do you think of when you think of Christopher Cross? And stay away from duets, Paul McCartney!

By the way, our Stuck in the 80s podcast this week is also about the worst songs of the 80s. Click here to download it or click here to subscribe to us for free on iTunes.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:18pm]


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