Saturday, 20 September 2008

Rio voted best music video of all time

A poll of around 40,000 viewers of MTV has just voted for their greatest music video of all time.

Duran Duran's 'Rio' has been voted the winner, with Bjork's robotic video 'All Is Full Of Love' second, A-ha's 1985 video 'Take On Me' came third, while Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' followed in fourth.

Sigur Ros's surreal promo for 'Svefn-g-Englar' took fifth place, followed by Nirvana's 1991 video 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

Radiohead's 'Just Video', Jamiroquai's 'Virtual Insanity', Madonna's 'Like A Prayer' and OK GO's 'Here It Goes Again' rounded out the top ten.

No way is Rio the greatest video of all time, who the heck voted in this poll, what about 'Sledgehammer' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or 'You Can Call Me All' or loads more I could name but cannot think of right now, need to have a look at the full list.

Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are our Star of the 80s.

Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up was Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andrew Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81).

Depeche Mode are one of the longest-lived, most successful and influential bands to have emerged from the New Romantic and New Wave era. They have had forty-five songs in the UK Singles Chart, as well as one US and two UK number one albums. According to their record company Mute Records, Depeche Mode have sold over 72 million records worldwide.

Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (lead keyboards) who was a band member from 1982 to 1995. Following Wilder's departure, Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio.

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The 80s Forum Awards 2008

Just started this month are The 80s Forum Awards 2008 (TEFA).

All members' can vote in 7 different categories to voice their opinions on the last year in the forum, new members are welcome to join and vote.

Already proving to be a success, the voting will close at the end of the month when the winners will be announced and the prizes will be awarded.

The seven categories are-

  • Funniest Poster

  • Best Member

  • Best Signature

  • Best Newcomer

  • Best Avatar

  • Most Controversial Thread

  • Favourite Overall Thread

  • Nearly 100 hundred votes have already been cast and there is still no clear winner in any category.

    Don't forget the voting closes on September 30th, so vote now before it's too late.

    The Autumn Quiz League Countdown

    Counting down to The Autumn Quiz League on The 80s Forum.

    We are in the process of writing the questions for the quiz league and it's actually quite difficult to find suitable questions for each category.

    The categories for this year will be-

  • 80s music

  • 80s tv

  • 80s movies

  • non 80s

  • Something for everyone there I hope.

    It all begins on October 1st 2008 and comes complete with a league showing the positions of all participants and a cup awarded to the overall champion.

    Wednesday, 3 September 2008

    Happy Birthday to The 80s Forum

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    happy birthday happy birthday thanks

    The 80s Forum is Two Years Old.

    Come in and help us celebrate our second birthday. We have some exciting new features coming up including-
    The Autumn Quiz League & The 80s Forum Awards Show 2008.
    Join in the celebrations at The 80s Forum.

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