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What to add to my classic 80's metal playlist?


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I'm currently complying a playlist of classic 1980's / very early 1990's heavy metal that I can listen to on the iPod and on my Onkyo turned up to reminiscence back to my childhood growing up headbanging. I want tunes with that classic 80's and early 90's MTV metal sound - perhaps melodic sound perhaps power ballads with keyboards but still metal) :devil:

Any suggestions?

So far I have the following:

Bed of Nails - Alice Cooper
Poison - Alice Cooper
Shot in the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
Holy Diver - Dio
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Can I play with madness - Iron Maiden


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Aces High - Iron Maiden
Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple (reformed Mk II)
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
Creeping Death - Metallica
Peace Sells - Megadeth
I am The Law - Anthrax
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Rock'n'Roll Children - Dio


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As much as I love Venom, I think I'll leave that for my future "Blackened Thrash metal" playlist. :devil:

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again has been added! along with Can I play with madness - Iron Maiden :smashin: I've also added Hallowed Be Thy Name too! love that song!

Krish - there are some there I haven't heard for a while, so will Spotify them to have a listen :thumbsup:
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sorry just noticed you mentioned ballads ... the Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth tracks clearly tend towards the thrash side of things

- I was basically picturing in my head 12" and 7" singles I'd bought at the time plus one or two others

some more :) ....

Who Made Who - AC/DC
Mean Man - W.A.S.P
Gutter Ballet - Savatage
Dr. Stein - Helloween
Rising Force - Yngwie J. Malmsteen (with Joe Lynn Turner)
Love Ain't No Stranger - Whitesnake


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You've got to put on the Black Album :- Metallica. One of the greatest albums


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This sort of thing????

YouTube - Tyketto - Forever Young

Dates may be out but hey I tried!!!!

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Damn Yankees - High Enough
Damn Yankees - Where you goin now
Dare - We dont need a reason
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Electric Boys - Dying to be Loved
Europe - The Final Countdown
Firehouse - All she wrote
Firehouse - Love of a lifetime
Firehouse - Overnight sensation
Firehouse - Reach for the sky
Firehouse - Sleeping with you
Firehouse - When I look into your eyes
Hardline - Hot Cherie
Heart - Alone
Kingdom Come - You're not the only I know
Kings of the Sun - Vicious Delicious
Kiss - Forever
Kix - Dont close your eyes
Lita Ford/Ozzy - Close my eyes forever
Lita Ford - Shot of poison
Magnum - Days of no trust
Magnum - Heartbroke & Busted
Magnum - Start takin love
Magnum - Rockin Chair
Motley Crue - Wild Side
MSG - Anytime
Ozzy - No more tears
Reo Speedwagon - Take it on the run
Reo Speedwagon - Cant fight this feeling
Reo Speedwagon - Roll with the changes
Reo Speedwagon - Keep on loving you
Scorpions - Wind of change
Scorpions - Send me an angel
Scorpions - You and I
Screaming Jets - Better
Screaming Jets - C'mon
Screaming Jets - Cunnamulla Feller
Shadow King - Russia
Skid Row - 18 and life
Skid Row - Youth gone wild
Skid Row - I remember you
Slaughter - Fly to the angels
Styx - Show me the way
Thunder - Love walked in
Trixter - Surrender
Tyketto - Forever Young
Tyketto - Burning Down Inside
Tyketto - Standing Alone
Vixen - Love is a killer
Warrant - Heaven
White Lion - When the children cry
White Lion - You're all I need
White Lion - Cry for freedom
Winger - Miles away
Winger - Spell i'm under
XYZ - When I find love
XYZ - Souvenirs
ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
ZZ Top - Gimme all your lovin

Hope this helps.


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Excellent list there, thanks dowzer, really like Tyketto's stuff, it is nice to have a break from the death metal and black metal stuff sometimes :)


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Just my twopenny worth


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Mean Man - W.A.S.P

surprised your a fan ..

W.A.S.P underrated band , seen them live class concert :) still waiting for the tour they said they were doing at the Metallic donnington (90's) over the Screen , take this as a no go then :(


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Skid Row - Just about anything from Slave To The Grind.


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Try this for size, don't think its a very well known track and is just before the eighties, but it is one hell of a song. I discovered it early eighties on one of those compilation albums that started to crop up then, loved it immediately, (and still do). Enjoy:smashin:

YouTube - Journey - Lady Luck


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Whitesnake - Ain't no love (in the heart of the City)
Saxon - Wheels of Steel.
Saxon - 747 (strangers in the night)
UFO - Wild, Willing and the Innocent
Judas Priest - Breaking the law
Judas Priest - Grinder
Judas Priest - You don't have to be old to be wise.
Judas Priest - United
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Whitesnake - Here I go again
AC/DC - Back in black
AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
AC/DC - You shook me all night long
Def Leppard - Wasted
Def Leppard - Rock Brigade
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Motorhead - Love me like a Reptile
Motorhead - Over the top (live)
Black Sabbath - Die Young
Black Sabbath - Children of the sea (live)
Black Sabbath - Neon kinghts
Metallica - One
Metallica - Harvester of Sorrow
Journey - Don't stop Believin'
Foreigner - Jukebox Hero

I was (and still aren't )into 'hair metal', although those bands did undeniably lay some good stuff down. Just not for me.

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