Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rock On!

Remember the day? Ahhh, that big hair, those skinny pants, that colorful make up? I'm not talking about us girls...I'm talkin' about those guys.

You know those guys? The ones that sang all those rockin' ballads? Oh yeah, and some cool fast songs too...but mostly it was the rockin' ballads that got me.

Back when I did my Better Boy Band poll, I had the comment that implied there should be a Best 80's Rock Band poll. You spoke. I listened. I've picked 5 rockin' 80's bands and I want to know who YOU think was the best! Yes I'm well aware that some of these fellas are STILL makin' music...but seriously, who's the best there is/was?

Bon Jovi
Def Leppard

Guns N Roses

Van Halen

Take the poll in the upper right corner of my blog...The poll will be open until April 30 - leave me a comment telling me what you think!

For those of you who: a) need a refresher course because they can't remember back that far, b) were a better person than I was and obeyed your parents by not listening to this music, or c) are youngins and missed out on all the fabulousness that was the 80's - I have put together a playlist of 3 popular hits from each of these bands. Check it out then take the poll! I'm anxious to see what everyone thinks!

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Anonymous said...

I was definitely into Bon Jovi. :)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Where's the love for U2?
I sooooo hated the whole hair band thing(*Van Halen = not a hair band)

I'm an early 80s Dork.
To me, 1980s music is electronic and is synthesizer heavy; an over processed Flock Of Seagulls, Depeche Mode, B52s, Stray Cats, Go-Gos, David Bowie, Oingo-Boingo amalgam.

I don't think I'm qualified to vote. In fact, I may not be qualified to do much of anything post-1985...

Natalie Meester said...

I loved ALL of these bands. It's a close tie between Bon Jovi and Poison.
I was born in 1970 so the 1980's was my teen years and I was in my prime.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh man...I was born in '80 (today is my twenty-fauxth birthday!) so I was a little young for some of those bands. BUT, I did a lot of partying in college when they played good dancing music. (blushing) It was hard to choose between Bon Jovi and Guns N Roses, but I had to go with Bon Jovi simply b/c of Living on a Prayer. ;)

jennykate77 said...

Oh, Xazmin...you do pose a challenging question my friend. How is one to choose between Bon Jovi and Poison?...not to mention GNR.

However, after much deliberation, I think I'll have to show some love to Poison...for the power ballads and the fact that I still know most of the lyrics to their songs.

Jenny said...

Poison and GNR are tied to me. Those were the days!

My husband is like Vivienne and skipped that stuff. He was into Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, etc. Depeche Mode's new CD just came out today!

Jenny said...

I'm loving the playlist!

That made my day!

shortmama said...

Well while Bret Michaels from Poison was super hot, I will have to go with Bon Jovi since they are still strong!

Tanielle said...

Love them all...EXCEPT Van Halen, sorry not really a fan! I have to be true to Bon Jovi all though it was really close!!!

Now...go outside it's gprgeous!!:-)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Oh, wow, I think I might play these songs all day today. I love the 80's so much, I could marry them. Yummo. How bad is it that they still look freakin hot to me? *fanning face* I'm all a flutter.

Bon Jovi... how I love his music, but I had to go with Guns-N-Roses in the poll. I remember my mom flipping out when the store sold me a tape (cassette) when the package stated it was not to be purchased by minors. Hooray for hair bands.

I'm off to puncture some tight-fitting jeans.

Kasey said...

Can I pick all of them? I would have to say that my least fav is Poison, just b/c I think Bret Micheal is a male whore!!! I'm mean come one Rock of Love show? How many shows does there have to be? How many more women does he need to make out with before he gets something? ( I can't believe he's doesn't have something yet!) :) I do catch myself watching that ridiculous show sometimes. It makes me grateful for what I have and who I am. Bon Jovi Def Leppoard are tied!! Great karokee songs too!! But..... Welcome to the Jungle and Sweet Child O Mine... great great songs too. Gotta put GNR in there too! Got me thinking. Good post. I think I"ve rambled on long enough now.

heidi said...

Oh yeah, babe.

Bon Jovi was fantastic and I think they've stood the test of time.

Poison - they were my band! In fact, ROb just got me their greatest hits CD. LOL

Van Halen - not a hair band, man.

GnR - awesome in the 80's but when they crashed they burned hard.

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on me might be the sexiest 80's song ever.

My FAVORITE hair band song EVER is Here I Go Again by Whitesnake.

DId you ever notice all the songs were nasty?? I was listneing to one of those MOnster hair band CDs and I had to turn it off because I didn't want my kids to hear the lyrics! I had no idea they were so bad back in the day! LOL

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I'm with Vivienne...not thrilled with the hair bands...too electronic for me. Loved the 80's music. I can sing every song on the list though...so some of that hair must have seeped in!

Amy said...

That is a hard choice. I love Bon Jovi and Poison. I guess I will just have to go with one. Which is hard to do.

Amber Filkins said...

I love Bon Jovi! Of course, all of those had great songs! I saw Bon Jovi like 2 years ago, and it was AWESOME!! He rocked it.

Dawn said...

Oh, man!!!! You're killing me! Choosing between these guys would be like choosing between my kids!!!!

I was in high school when these bands were at their most popular. So, I lived this!!!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Lara Phister said...

I chose Poisen...but a close runner up would be Bon Jovi. (lets face it, he's still rockin.) But my all time favorite... Scorpions!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love Bon Jovi. He is seriously so cute. And I love that they are still around and writing new stuff. I like their new songs as much as their old ones.


Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Def Leppard for sho. I loved them!!!

annies home said...

I remember and do you remember motley crue or zz top? 2 more of my favorites

Sassytimes said...


Unknown said...

I about died when Heidi stated that GNR "crashed and burned hard" OUCH. I love them! LOVE THEM! Boy & I took a trip to NY a few years ago to see their first show of the recent tour :) Oh how I love Axl Rose... weird plastic surgery, dreads and all.(Seriosly, he looks ridiculous, right?)

Anyway, I vote for GNR... clearly!

You should have included Motely Crue too!