Welcome To February Faves: Andy Burns’ Favourite 80s Songs

We are so happy to let you know that we’ve got the cure for your February blahs. It’s called February Faves (if the title didn’t give it away). Throughout the month, all of us at Biff Bam Pop are going to share with you some of our favourite things. From movies to comics to food, heroes and villains and so much more, we’re going to talk about the stuff we love, and hopefully you’ll love them too. To kick things off, I’m going to list (in no particular order), five of my favourite 80s songs. Hope you dig them!

Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears – ok, I can safely say this is my all time favourite songs. It never gets old for me. A fun fact – the second, outro solo by Neil Taylor was nailed in one take.

Don’t You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds – the biggest hit for Simple Minds was actually offered to Billy Idol first. He took a pass, but eventually recorded the song for a greatest hits album.

I Want A New Drug, Huey Lewis and The News – the first big hit for Huey and the boys was cause for a lawsuit when Huey thought Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters sounded a little too similar to this one.

Owner of a Lonely Heart, Yes – I’d become a huge Yes fan in my teens, but this song from 1983 and its video would give me serious nightmares as a child. It remains Yes’ only chart-topper in North America.

Back In Time, Huey Lewis and The News – yes, another Huey song on here. Obscured by the massive success of The Power Of Love, this awesome song is a highlight from Back To The Future and features a great guitar solo and some brilliant syncopated horns.

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