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Monday, September 14th – Friday, September 18th, we’ll be counting down the 500 Greatest Albums of the 80’s as chosen by you. Tune in from 6 am till 7 pm and spend the week reminiscing, or discovering these totally gnarly jams. Follow along till we hit #1 just before 6 pm with Laura Shine on Friday the 18th, and keep an eye on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for some fun trivia, photos and conversation!

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1 Prince – Purple Rain
2 U2 – The Joshua Tree
3 Michael Jackson – Thriller
4 Bruce Springsteen – Born in The USA
5 Police – Synchronicity
6 Paul Simon – Graceland
7 AC/DC – Back In Black
8 Guns N Roses – Appetite for Destruction
9 Peter Gabriel – So
10 Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever
11 Talking Heads – Remain in The Light
12 David Bowie – Lets Dance
13 REM – Murmur
14 Rolling Stones – Tattoo You
15 Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
16 Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues
17 Prince – 1999
18 Clash – London Calling
19 Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense
20 Van Halen – 1984
21 Cure – Disintegration
22 Pixies – Doolittle
23 U2 – War
24 INXS – Kick
25 Smiths – The Queen is Dead
26 DIRE STRAITS – BROTHERS IN ARMS
27 Beastie Boys – Pauls Boutique
28 Tears For Fears – Songs from The Big Chair
29 Pretenders – The Pretenders
30 Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
31 Bruce Springsteen – The River
32 Cyndi Lauper – Shes So Unusual
33 George Michael – Faith
34 Rush – Moving Pictures
35 Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
36 Clash – Combat Rock
37 Madonna – Like a Virgin
38 Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman
39 Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
40 Traveling Wilburys – Volume 1
41 Replacements – Let It Be
42 Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
43 Duran Duran – Rio
44 Metallica – Master of Puppets
45 Def Leppard – Pyromania
46 Madonna – Madonna
47 Police – Ghost in The Machine
48 Janes Addiction – Nothings Shocking
49 Journey – Escape
50 Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
51 ZZ Top – Eliminator
52 Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
53 REM – Lifes Rich Pageant
54 John Cougar Mellencamp – Scarecrow
55 Pixies – Surfer Rosa
56 Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love
57 NWA – Straight Outta Compton
58 Prince – Sign O The Times
59 REM – Document
60 Roxy Music – Avalon
61 Go – Gos – Beauty and The Beat
62 Huey Lewis and The News – Sports
63 stevie ray vaughan – texas flood
64 B52s – Cosmic Thing
65 Talking Heads – Little Creatures
66 Tina Turner – Private Dancer
67 Replacements – Tim
68 Steve Earle – Guitar Town
69 David Bowie – Scary Monsters
70 Devo – Freedom of Choice
71 John Cougar Mellencamp – Uh Huh
72 Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
73 REM – Green
74 U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
75 XTC – Skylarking
76 Clash – Sandinista
77 Dire Straits – Making Movies
78 Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
79 Smiths – The Smiths
80 Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
81 Crowded House – Crowded House
82 Melissa Etheridge – Brave and Crazy
83 New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies
84 Nirvana – Bleach
85 Pretenders – Learning to Crawl
86 REM – Reckoning
87 Squeeze – East Side Story
88 Culture Club – Colour By Numbers
89 Cure – The Head on The Door
90 Def Leppard – Hysteria
91 Don Henley – Building The Perfect Beast
92 Janet Jackson – Control
93 Run DMC – Run DMC
94 Smiths – Meat is Murder
95 X – Los Angeles
96 Cars – Shake It Up
97 Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
98 Depeche Mode – Music for The Masses
99 Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc
100 John Cougar Mellencamp – American Fool
101 Men at Work – Business as Usual
102 Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
103 Queen – The Game
104 U2 – Rattle and Hum
105 Yes – 90125
106 10,000 Maniacs – In my tribe
107 Cars – Heartbreak City
108 De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising
109 John Hiatt – Bring The Family
110 Michael Jackson – Bad
111 REM – Fables of The Reconstruction
112 Replacements – Pleased to Meet Me
113 Sting – Dream of The Blue Turtles
114 Bonnie Raitt – The Nick of Time
115 Elvis Costello – Imperial Bedroom
116 Grateful Dead – In The dark
117 Heart – Heart
118 inxs – Listen like thieves
119 Joe Jackson – Night and Day
120 Joy Division – Closer
121 Leonard Cohen – Im Your Man
122 Lyle Lovett – Lyle Lovett
123 Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust
124 Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason
125 Prince – Dirty Mind
126 Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels
127 Sade – Diamond Life
128 Tom Petty – Southern Accents
129 Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
130 Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy
131 Elvis Costello – Get Happy
132 Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls
133 Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
134 Lou Reed – New York
135 Metallica – Ride The lightning
136 Phil Collins – No Jacket Required
137 Richard and Linda Thompson – Shoot Out The Lights
138 Sting – Nothing Like The Sun
139 UB40 – Labour of Love
140 Van Halen – 5150
141 Adam and The Ants – Kings of The Wild Frontier
142 Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
143 Billy Joel – Glass Houses
144 Edie Brickell and New Bohemians – Shooting Rubberbands at The Stars
145 English Beat – I Just Cant Stop it
146 Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
147 John Cougar Mellencamp – The Lonesome Jubilee
148 King Crimson – Discipline
149 Madonna – True Blue
150 Ozzy Osborne – Diary of a Madman
151 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Mothers Milk
152 Steve Winwood – Back in The High Life
153 U2 – Boy
154 Wham! – Make It Big
155 XTC – English Settlement
156 Yaz – Upstairs at Erics
157 Aha – Hunting High and Low
158 Billy Squier – Dont Say No
159 Bob Dylan – Infidels
160 Bob Marley – Legend
161 Bryan Adams – Reckless
162 Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
163 Echo and The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
164 John Hiatt – Slow Turning
165 Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengence
166 Living Colour – Vivid
167 Metallica – And Justice for All
168 Billy Joel – An Innocent Man
169 Minutemen – Double Nickels on The Dime
170 Motorhead – Ace of Spades
171 Neil Young – Freedom
172 New Order – substance
173 Ozzy Osborne – Blizzard of Ozz
174 Pink Floyd – The Wall (Soundtrack – Not the album)
175 REO Speedwagon – Hi Infidelity
176 Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue
177 Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
178 Styx – Paradise Theater
179 Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
180 They Might Be Giants – They Might Be Giants
181 Waterboys – Fishermans Blues
182 ABC – lexicon of love
183 Anita Baker – Rapture
184 Bad Brains – I Against I
185 Bangles – Different Light
186 Beat Farmers – Tales of The New West
187 Genesis – Invisible Touch
188 Black Flag – Damaged
189 Culture Club – Kissing to be Clever
190 Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
191 B52s – Wild Planet
192 Soundtrack – Breakfast Club
193 Duran Duran – Duran Duran
194 Cure – The Top
195 Fixx – Reach The Beach
196 Fugazi – 13 Songs
197 Hall and Oates – Private Eyes
198 Human League – Dare
199 J Geils Band – Freeze Frame
200 Joan Jett – I Love Rock n Roll
201 Journey – Departure
202 Love and Rockets – Express
203 Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams
204 Madonna – Like a Prayer
205 Marshall Crenshaw – Marshall Crenshaw
206 New Order – Brotherhood
207 Pet Shop Boys – Please
208 Phish – Junta
209 Prince – Around The World in a Day
210 Prince – Controversy
211 Randy Newman – Trouble in Paradise
212 Run DMC – Rasing Hell
213 rush – Permanent Waves
214 Sinead OConner – The Lion and The Cobra
215 Smiths – Louder than Bombs
216 Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
217 Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing
218 They Might be Giants – Lincoln
219 Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
220 Toto – IV
221 Waterboys – This Is The Sea
222 Alan Parsons Project – Eye in The Sky
223 Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk
224 Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain
225 Duran Duran – Seven and The Ragged Tiger
226 Soundtrack – Pretty in Pink
227 Bob Marley – Uprising
228 BoDeans – Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams
229 Bruce Hornsby – The Way It Is
230 Chris Isaak – Heart shaped world
231 Weird Al – Weird Al in 3D
232 Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
233 Bob Seger – Against Wind
234 Devo – New Traditionalists
235 Dinosaur Jr – Youre Living All Over Me
236 Double Fantasy – John Lennon and Yoko Ono
237 Echo and The Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
238 Electric Light Orchestra – Time
239 Elvis Costello – King of America
240 English Beat – Special Beat Service
241 Queen – A kind of magic
242 Eric Clapton – Journeyman
243 Fine Young Cannibals – The Raw and The Cooked
244 Fleetwood Mac – Tango in The Night
245 Foreigner – 4
246 Genesis – Abacab
247 Metallica – Kill em All
248 Go – Gos – Vacation
249 Hall and Oates – Voices
250 Highwaymen – The Highwaymen
251 INXS – Shabooh Shoobah
252 Iron Maiden – The Number of The Beast
253 Jam – Sound Affects
254 Joan Armatrading – Me Myself I
255 John Cougar Mellencamp – Big Daddy
256 John Fogerty – Centerfield
257 Laurie Anderson – Big Science
258 Los Lobos – By The Light of The Moon
259 Psychedelic Furs – All of This and Nothing
260 Merle Haggard – Big City
261 Kate Bush – Dreaming
262 Minor Threat – Out Of Step
263 Missing Persons – Spring Session M
264 Morrissey – Viva Hate
265 Motley Crue – Dr Feelgood
266 Motley Crue – Shout at The Devil
267 Cult – Love
268 New Order – Technique
269 Oingo Boingo – Dead Mans Party
270 Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Soundtrack
271 Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel
272 Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound of Thunder
273 Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
274 Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
275 Husker Du – New Day Rising
276 Cure – Japanese Whispers
277 Tom Waits – The Black Rider
278 Rush – Signals
279 Soft Cell – Non – Stop Erotic Cabaret
280 Flashdance – Soundtrack
281 Steely Dan – Gaucho
282 Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
283 Bon Jovi – New Jersey
284 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldnt Stand The Weather
285 Van Halen – Diver Down
286 Warren Zevon – Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
287 ZZ Top – El Loco
288 Adam and The Ants – Prince Charming
289 Aerosmith – Pump
290 Bob Dylan – Down in The Groove
291 B52s – Mesopotamia
292 Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward
293 Pretenders – The Pretenders II
294 Big Country – The Crossing
295 Blasters – Hard Line
296 Psychedelic Furs – Psychedelic Furs
297 Blondie – Autoamerican
298 Soundtrack – Say Anything
299 Bobby Brown – Dont Be Cruel
300 Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity
301 Outfield – Play Deep
302 Cars – Panorama
303 Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll
304 Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Sessions
305 Cramps – Bad Music For Bad People
306 Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
307 Huey Lewis and The News – Fore
308 Pete Townsend – Empty Glass
309 Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time
310 Echo and The Bunny Men – Crocodiles
311 Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris – Trio
312 Don Henley – The End Of Innocence
313 Duran Duran – Arena
314 Roxette – Look Sharp!
315 Duran Duran – Notorious
316 Bananarama – Bananarama
317 Dwight Yoakam – Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room
318 Elvis Costello – Blood and Chocolate
319 Eurythmics – Revenge
320 Feelies – Crazy Rhythms
321 FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS – FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
322 Soundtrack – Top Gun
323 Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to The Pleasuredome
324 Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
325 Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace of God
326 David + David Boomtown
327 Soundtrack – Xanadu
328 Genesis – Genesis
329 George Harrison – Cloud Nine
330 Robert Plant – Now and Zen
331 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five – The Message
332 Janes Addiction – Janes Addiction
333 grateful dead go to heaven
334 Dead Or Alive – Youthquake
335 Howard Jones – Dreams into Action
336 Robert Cray – Strong Persuader
337 Husker Du – Zen Arcade
338 Jackson Browne – Lives in The Balance
339 Jam – The Gift
340 Alabama – Roll On
341 Jason and Scorchers – Lost and Found
342 Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
343 Jimmy Buffet – Coconut Telegraph
344 Wang Chung – Points on The Curve
345 Kate Bush – The Sensual World
346 Katrina and The Waves – Katrina and The Waves
347 Kinks – Give The People What They Want
348 Kraftwerk – Computer World
349 Los Lobos – How Will The Wolf Survive?
350 Loverboy – Get Lucky
351 Lyle Lovett – Pontiac
352 Madness – The Rise and Fall
353 Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets II
354 Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper – Frenzy
355 Concrete Blonde – Free
356 Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls
357 Oingo Boingo – Good For Your Soul
358 Debbie Gibson – Electric Youth
359 Plimsouls – Everywhere at Once
360 Pogues – Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash
361 cheap trick – lap of luxury
362 Del Fuegos – Longest Day
363 Depeche Mode – speak and spell
364 Primitives – Lovely
365 Prince – Parade
366 Marvin Gaye – Midnight Love
367 Psychedelic Furs – Mirror Moves
368 Blasters – The Blasters
369 Buggles – Age of Plastic
370 Cocteau Twins – Treasure
371 Eric B and Rakim – Paid In Full
372 Queen – The Works
373 Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime
374 Ratt – Out of The Cellar
375 Elton John – Too Low for Zero
376 Richard Thompson – Amnesia
377 Enya – Watermark
378 Robbie Robertson – Robbie Robertson
379 Sade – Stronger Than Pride
380 Fleetwood Mac: Mirage
381 Shawn Colvin – Steady On
382 Simple Minds – New Gold Dream
383 Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland
384 Skid Row – Skid Row
385 Faith No More – The Real Thing
386 Smithereens – Especially For You
387 Dan Fogelberg – Innocent Age
388 Social Distortion – Mommys Little Monster
389 Spandau Ballet – True
390 Squeeze – Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti
391 Squirrel Bait – Skag Heaven
392 Stevie Nicks – Bella Donna
393 Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Step
394 Stevie Wonder – Hotter Than July
395 Stray Cats – Built For Speed
396 Dream Academy – Dream Academy
397 Suicidal Tendencies – Suicidal Tendencies
398 Talking Heads – True Stories
399 Tears for Fears – Hurting
400 Thomas Dolby – Golden Age of Wireless
401 Thompson Twins – Into The Gap
402 Tom Petty – Hard Promises
403 Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club
404 Tom Waits – Franks Wild Years
405 Tubes – The Completion Backwards Principle
406 U2 – October
407 Van Halen – Women and Children First
408 Van Morrison – Poetic Champions Compose
409 Jimmy Buffett – Floridays
410 Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind
411 X – More Fun in The New World
412 10,000 Maniacs – Blind Mans Zoo
413 Elvis Costello – Spike
414 A Flock of Seagulls A Flock of Seagulls
415 ABC – How to be a Zillionaire
416 Soundtrack – Back to The Future
417 AC/DC – For Those About To Rock
418 Adam Ant – Friend or Foe
419 Patti Smith – Dreams of Life
420 Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 and Odd Jobs
421 INXS – Swing
422 Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation
423 Soundtrack – Repo Man
424 Al Jarreau – Breakin Away
425 Alabama – Mountain Music
426 James McMurtry – Too long in The wasteland
427 Paul McCartney – Tug of War
428 Alice Cooper – Trash
429 Alison Moyet – Alf
430 April Wine – Nature of The Beast
431 OMD – Architecture and Morality
432 Aretha Franklin / Whos Zoomin Who
433 Asia – ASIA
434 Thompson Twins – Set
435 Whitney Houston – Whitney
436 XTC – Black Sea
437 Soundtrack – Cocktail
438 Wang Chung – To Live and Die In LA
439 Rosanne Cash – Seven Year Ache
440 Bananarama – Deep Sea Skiving
441 Weird Al – Dare to Be Stupid
442 Bangles – All Over The Place
443 Bauhaus – In The Flat Field
444 Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge
445 Smithereens – 11
446 Billy Joel – The Nylon Curtain
447 Georgia Satellites – Georgia Satellites
448 Tom Waits – Heart Attack and Vine
449 The The – Soul Mining
450 Big Audio Dynamite – This is BAD
451 Slint – Tweez
452 Men Without Hats – Rhythm of Youth
453 Bears – The Bears
454 Billy Ocean – Love Zone
455 Randy Travis – Always & Forever
456 Dwight Yoakam – Hillbilly Deluxe
457 Plimsouls – The Plimsouls
458 George Thorogood – Bad to The Bone
459 Ramones – End of The Century
460 Blue Nile – Hats
461 Alarm – Strength
462 Bob Dylan – Shot of Love
463 Billy Squire – Signs of Life
464 Bob Seger – Like a Rock
465 Bodeans – Home
466 Bon Jovi – Bon Jovi
467 Soundtrack – When Harry Met Sally Motion Picture
468 Boston – Third Stage
469 Brian Eno and David Byrne – My Life in The Bush of Ghosts
470 Bronski Beat – Age of Consent
471 Siouxsie and The Banshees – Kaleidoscope
472 Bryan Adams – Cuts Like A Knife
473 Bryan Ferry – Bete Noire
474 Haircut 100 – Pelican West
475 Pat Benatar – Crimes of Passion
476 Soundgarden Louder than Love
477 Soundtrack – Beverly Hills Cop
478 Camper Van Beethoven – our beloved revolutionary sweetheart
479 Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – Ice Cream for Crow
480 dBs – Stand For Decibels
481 Carly Simon – Coming around again
482 Cars – Door to Door
483 Erasure – Wonderland
484 Chameleons UK – Strange Times
485 Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In
486 cheap trick – one on one
487 Cher – Heart of Stone
488 Church – Startfish
489 Cinderella – Long Cold Winter
490 Go Betweens – Tallulah
491 Golden Earring – Cut
492 Soundtrack – Blues Brothers
493 Cocteau Twins – Moon and The Melodies
494 Human League – Crash
495 Bobby McFerrin – Simple Pleasures
496 Til Tuesday – Voices Carry
497 New Kids on the Block – Hangin’ Tough
498 Starship – Knee Deep In the Hoopla
499 Dexy’s Midnight Runner – Too Rye Ay
500 Rick Astley – Whenever You Need Somebody

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Stacy is the WFPK Program Director.