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The '80s Songs We Just Can't Quit

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    We love our Zayn. We love our Rihanna. We even love our Bieber (now). Still, sometimes we need the musical equivalent of a #ThrowbackThursday, and that's where the '80s come in.

    Hear us out. We're talking about the decade that gave us New Wave, New Romantics, new respect for rap, and Michael Jackson's King of Pop heyday. We also got Madonna and Cyndi, Siouxsie Sioux and Adam Ant. Men wore makeup, women paired suits with buzz cuts, synthesizers were king, and everyone knew Jenny's phone number. Hell, MTV even played music videos!

    We're paying tribute to it all with 32 of our favorite '80s hits. Trust us, that doesn't even scratch the surface, which is why we'll be updating this list monthly. If your favorite Duran Duran or David Bowie hit doesn't show up now, you've gotta have faith (sorry) that it will soon.

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    Pet Shop Boys, "West End Girls" (1984)
    Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe may look bored as hell in the video, but it is actually humanly impossible to not sprint to the dance floor when this pop track comes on.

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    Kim Carnes, "Bette Davis Eyes" (1981)
    This 1981 Grammy-winning Song of the Year is a fabulous ode to a certain classic film star. Show some respect, kiddos.

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    Bananarama, "Cruel Summer" (1983)
    Not to be confused with Kanye West's "Cruel Winter," this seasonal fave didn't become a hit until the year following its U.K. release. It's all thanks to its inclusion on The Karate Kid soundtrack, so let's give Daniel-Son a round of applause, okay?

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    Ultravox, "Vienna" (1980)
    This track's appearance in a season 3 episode of The Americans reminded us just how intoxicating the synth-pop ballad is.

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    Visage, "Fade to Grey" (1980)
    Just try not to bop your head to that sweet synth beat.