A lot of things were essential in the 80s.
Hair gel, shoulder pads, 20 cent coins for the phone box,
and good supply of Double D Batteries to play
your favourite music on your ghetto blaster.

Question is.. What were you listening to?

WSFM listeners helped up compile the Top 50 Essential Albums of the 80s
and here’s what they came up with!

50. Rebel Yell Billy Idol
49. Synchronicity Police
48. Man Of Colours Icehouse
47. Let’s Dance David Bowie
46. Whitney Whitney Houston
45. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Midnight Oil
44. Temple Of Low Men Crowded House
43. Bella Donna Stevie Nicks
42. The Raw & The Cooked Fine Young Cannibals
41. Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
40. True Colours Split Enz
39. No Jacket Required Phil Collins
38. Listen Like Thieves INXS
37. Look Sharp! Roxette
36. Age Of Reason John Farnham
35. Bad Michael Jackson
34. Rio Duran Duran
33. Rattle and Hum U2
32. Too Low For Zero Elton John
31. Faith George Michael
30. Circus Animals Cold Chisel
29. Like A Virgin Madonna
28. The Lexicon Of Love ABC
27. …ish 1927
26. Hysteria Def Leppard
25. Melissa Etheridge Melissa Etheridge
24. Diesel and Dust Midnight Oil
23. Primitive Man Icehouse
22. Revenge Eurythmics
21. For The Working Class Man Jimmy Barnes
20. Graceland Paul Simon
19. Little Creatures Talking Heads
18. The Works Queen
17. Crowded House Crowded House
16. Tango In The Night Fleetwood Mac
15. The Swing INXS
14. Appetite For Destruction Guns n’ Roses
13. Private Dancer Tina Turner
12. The Joshua Tree U2
11. East Cold Chisel
10. Purple Rain Purple Rain
9. Like A Prayer Madonna
8. Back In Black AC/DC
7. Thriller Michael Jackson
6. Kick INXS
5. Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi
4. Whispering Jack John Farnham
3. Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
2. She’s So Unusual Cyndi Lauper
1. Born In The USA Bruce Springsteen
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