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How about something from Paul Simon's Graceland?

 

Certainly a great album, but I think it appealed more to the older than HS crowd back then. Certainly I'd be far more inclined to listen to that now than most of what I listened to back then (really Elvis Costello, The Clash, and all the Ska is the only stuff that I still listen to a bunch from my HS years), but I don't recall being all that into it when it came out.

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Certainly a great album, but I think it appealed more to the older than HS crowd back then. Certainly I'd be far more inclined to listen to that now than most of what I listened to back then (really Elvis Costello, The Clash, and all the Ska is the only stuff that I still listen to a bunch from my HS years), but I don't recall being all that into it when it came out.

 

If you're into ska, it might be worth including One Step Beyond by Madness (or some of their others) and Mirror In The Bathroom by The (English) Beat.

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Certainly a great album, but I think it appealed more to the older than HS crowd back then.

hmmm... I have found high-school memories of that album. I remember playing the cassette in my car during a date once and the girl was impressed with my worldliness. :D (Even better, for the date we went and saw the moving Raising Arizona.) good times... good times

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Million Miles Away - the Plimsouls

She Sheila - the Producers

In Between Days - the Cure

She Sells Sanctuary - the Cult

One for the Mockingbird - Cutting Crew

New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite

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No 80's mix would ever be complete without the "Safety Dance".

 

"Pop Goes the World" is better.

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New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite

 

I'd say "Feel it Again" is a better tune to dance song.

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A Flock of Seagulls - "Space Age Love Song"

 

The Call - "The Walls Came Down"

 

Dead Or Alive - "Brand New Lover"

 

Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough" (as an aside, this led to my favorite 4-word review ever - "I did. You will.")

 

Falco - "Der Kommisar" or "Vienna Calling"

 

Marshall Crenshaw - "Someday, Someway"

 

The Go-Gos - "Vacation"

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R.E.M. - Driver 8

 

U2 - Bad

 

The Smiths - Hand in Glove, This Charming Man

 

Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me

 

Clash - London Calling

 

David & David - Welcome to Boomtown

 

Psychedlic Furs - Heartbreak Beat

 

OMD - If You Leave

 

Talking Heads - And She Was

 

Church - Reptile

 

Cure - Just Like Heaven

 

Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again

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If you're into ska, it might be worth including One Step Beyond by Madness (or some of their others) and Mirror In The Bathroom by The (English) Beat.

 

I was going to go with Ghost Town and Tears of a Clown, but I like your idea of Mirror in the Bathroom instead of Tears.

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I was going to go with Ghost Town and Tears of a Clown, but I like your idea of Mirror in the Bathroom instead of Tears.

 

Ghost Town is by the Specials. Baggy Trousers is another good one by Madness.

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The final mix:

 

Just Another Day 5:16 Oingo Boingo

Mirror In The Bathroom 3:11 The English Beat

The Beat 3:50 Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Medicine Show 6:34 Big Audio Dynamite

Love Plus One 3:39 Haircut 100

La Di Da Di 4:30 Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick

This is Radio Clash 4:12 The Clash

Ghost Town 3:43 The Specials

How Soon Is Now 6:43 The Smiths

Close To Me 3:40 The Cure

Original Sin 3:48 INXS

President Gas 5:20 The Psychedelic Furs

The Space Between 4:32 Roxy Music

Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) 4:01

Swamp 5:18 Talking Heads

Move out 5:48 Yaz

Gone Daddy Gone 3:06

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