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lex
05-21-2009, 01:49 PM
poll to follow

broncosteven
05-21-2009, 02:12 PM
99 luft balloons.

Malcontent
05-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Anything by Rick Astley?

Crushaholic
05-21-2009, 02:25 PM
I don't know about any of those, but Depeche Mode comes to mind when I think of "euro pop"...

TheReverend
05-21-2009, 02:26 PM
I'm furious that Falco was left of the list.

Ist alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

Malcontent
05-21-2009, 02:28 PM
Kajagoogoo---Too Shy.

Crushaholic
05-21-2009, 02:29 PM
I'm furious that Falco was left of the list.

Ist alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

Don't forget "Rock Me I'm A Danish", or something like that...;)

DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Define Eurp Pop. :welcome:

Crushaholic
05-21-2009, 02:33 PM
Define Eurp Pop. :welcome:

I think people are having fun with this BECAUSE nobody knows what the hell Lex is talking about...

Punisher
05-21-2009, 02:35 PM
LMAO at the Les Rita Mitsouko Video

Hogan11
05-21-2009, 02:40 PM
99 luft balloons.

Everytime I think of this song I see Nena in that video with all the hair under her arms Yikes!

BigPlayShay
05-21-2009, 02:59 PM
People are People by Depeche Mode

SureShot
05-21-2009, 02:59 PM
How can Flock of Seagulls not be included?

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lex
05-21-2009, 03:00 PM
99 luft balloons.

I specifically omitted that.

DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 03:03 PM
I think people are having fun with this BECAUSE nobody knows what the hell Lex is talking about...

I've heard Euro Pop defined in different ways.....and judging by some of the responses, I'm not alone.

Lex will have to define his interpretation. If he has one. ;D

Hogan11
05-21-2009, 03:03 PM
How can Flock of Seagulls not be included?

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I'd vote for "Wishing"

lex
05-21-2009, 03:10 PM
I've heard Euro Pop defined in different ways.....and judging by some of the responses, I'm not alone.

Lex will have to define his interpretation. If he has one. ;D

Thats just it. Youre acting like theres a right or wrong answer. Theres not.

SureShot
05-21-2009, 03:11 PM
I dont know if this counts as Euro pop, but when I was in 2nd grade I thought it was the ****.

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DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 03:15 PM
Thats just it. Youre acting like theres a right or wrong answer. Theres not.

That's where you're dead wrong!

Euro pop could mean only Europeans........which would exclude all British bands.

Or it could mean European in the broader sense, which includes British bands.

So which is it?? Your poll indicates European without Brits.

Which basically means, pick your favorite Euro Crap song. Ha!

DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 03:16 PM
I dont know if this counts as Euro pop, but when I was in 2nd grade I thought it was the ****.

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Aussies! ;D

SureShot
05-21-2009, 03:18 PM
Aussies! ;D

I count them all as Euros.:approve:

lex
05-21-2009, 03:22 PM
That's where you're dead wrong!

Euro pop could mean only Europeans........which would exclude all British bands.

Or it could mean European in the broader sense, which includes British bands.

So which is it?? Your poll indicates European without Brits.

Which basically means, pick your favorite Euro Crap song. Ha!

LOL. No, it doesnt mean that at all. The brits were'nt specifically excluded. I also was going to include Words (FR David...not sure if he is a brit). But one thing I did want to do is not make it about which song is the most well known. Thats why I omitted Nena and a few other songs that occurred to me.

DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 03:25 PM
Ok, Lex. But I think you're way off target.
Here's some of the classic 80's 'Euro' pop that define the period.


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Or Human League.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arUqoKjU3D4

Or...
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Boobs favorite..

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Tip of the iceberg.

DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 03:28 PM
ok.....one more.

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lex
05-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Ok, Lex. But I think you're way off target.
Here's some of the classic 80's 'Euro' pop that define the period.


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Or Human League.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arUqoKjU3D4

Or...
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Boobs favorite..

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Like I said, I didnt want it to be about the most well known.

DenverBrit
05-21-2009, 03:32 PM
Like I said, I didnt want it to be about the most well known.

OT: Which song most represents 80's Eurp Pop?

I posted the songs that 'most represent the 80's.'

Not sure what you posted. ;D

Tom H.
05-21-2009, 03:38 PM
Jan Hammer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkurWAXgZs)

If you are looking for someone from Europe that wrote a song that represents the 80's the best.

lex
05-21-2009, 04:06 PM
OT: Which song most represents 80's Eurp Pop?

I posted the songs that 'most represent the 80's.'

Not sure what you posted. ;D


First of all, this was never meant to be the end all be all. Its far from comprehensive. It was more out of amusement. But when I think of Euro Pop, I dont think of New Wave. But if I were to attempt a more comprehensive, scientific poll, I would include an new wave. I think its a subset of Euro Pop even though I think of something else when Euro Pop comes to mind.

TerrElway
05-21-2009, 04:17 PM
Aha- Take on me.

Kaylore
05-21-2009, 04:40 PM
Europe the Final countdown. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3PV34CzYWM)

Aside from the fact it was one of the biggest songs in Europe and Russia in the 80's, it has freakin' Europe in the name.


I win! :approve:

BroncoBuff
05-21-2009, 04:41 PM
Der Kommisar

watermock
05-21-2009, 04:59 PM
Spin me round is pretty bad.

I'm still partial to 70's music from over the pond..

Hogan11
05-21-2009, 05:13 PM
Spin me round is pretty bad.

I'm still partial to 70's music from over the pond..

When it comes to euro pop, nothing will ever beat the absolute Frankenstein monster that ABBA was.

watermock
05-21-2009, 06:40 PM
Final countdown is lame, but at least it's an anthem with a point (kinda).

Anthems make for good live shows for the ignorant masses. Someone's gotta do it.

DBroncos4life
05-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Europe the Final countdown. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3PV34CzYWM)

Aside from the fact it was one of the biggest songs in Europe and Russia in the 80's, it has freakin' Europe in the name.


I win! :approve:

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no I win

ayjackson
05-21-2009, 07:09 PM
Aha- Take on me.

(2)

epicSocialism4tw
05-21-2009, 07:31 PM
I don't know which one defines it best because it all defined "overly feminine dudes singing crap" to me, but the best clothing is obviously worn by Touch Touch...full ensembles of stonewashed clothes and styled 80's mullet-esque looking stuff. It doesnt get much more '83 than that.

epicSocialism4tw
05-21-2009, 07:32 PM
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no I win

Yes. You win.

DBroncos4life
05-21-2009, 09:02 PM
Yes. You win.

:strong:

lex
05-21-2009, 10:27 PM
Tainted Love is just as prominent in new wave as anything anyone has listed. But having lived in Germany five years, I can tell you that the songs I listed get at least as much airplay as Neue Welle. Thats partly why I thought this would be interesting and its also why I left out the more famous songs like 99 Luft Balloons, Tainted Love, Living on Video,....or whatever.

lex
05-21-2009, 10:48 PM
BTW, here is another one of the same ilk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHeseOjdgZI

Killericon
05-21-2009, 11:05 PM
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/Thread

broncocalijohn
05-21-2009, 11:10 PM
I think of Euro Pop as Synthesizer music. With that said, my favs would be Depeche Mode and Erasure/Yaz. Thompson Twins are up there too. Nuro (new romantic music) would be included in this and can be the founder of New Wave/NuRo is Ultravox. Depeche Mode and Erasure/Yaz. Those two are it!

DBroncos4life
05-21-2009, 11:58 PM
Tainted Love is just as prominent in new wave as anything anyone has listed. But having lived in Germany five years, I can tell you that the songs I listed get at least as much airplay as Neue Welle. Thats partly why I thought this would be interesting and its also why I left out the more famous songs like 99 Luft Balloons, Tainted Love, Living on Video,....or whatever.

The only thing that they listen to in Germany is this....

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or this
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lex
05-22-2009, 12:15 AM
The only thing that they listen to in Germany is this....

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or this
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Its funny. In Germany a lot of their clubs have a main club and then a smaller club where they play more folksy music/euro pop. It always seemed like they would play Hasselhoff in their, though I never heard it. The Hof is popular with women of a certain age range.

broncosteven
05-22-2009, 09:30 AM
What about Gary Neuman?

Cars was 5 years ahead of it's time.

Hogan11
05-22-2009, 09:35 AM
What about Gary Neuman?

Cars was 5 years ahead of it's time.

Didn't he say the UK was off limits?

Whatever, I'm surprised someone hasn't trotted out Roxette yet...Man, I hated that band.

broncosteven
05-22-2009, 09:37 AM
Didn't he say the UK was off limits?

Whatever, I'm surprised someone hasn't trotted out Roxette yet...Man, I hated that band.

I didn't catch that.

So it is from the Studenten land east that is accepted?

alkemical
05-22-2009, 10:06 AM
What about Gary Neuman?

Cars was 5 years ahead of it's time.

so were these guys:

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(They are actually in my personal top 20)

Dudeskey
05-22-2009, 10:15 AM
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alkemical
05-22-2009, 10:17 AM
my submission

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Smiling Assassin27
05-22-2009, 10:32 AM
Take On Me by a-ha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AXNBR2smPY&feature=PlayList&p=B055D83936C1CCEF&index=1

The consummate euro pop crap sammich.

Hogan11
05-22-2009, 10:34 AM
I didn't catch that.

So it is from the Studenten land east that is accepted?

I thought he said the UK was off limits...I dunno, his thread, his rules.

It's amusing how many people seemingly think Australia is in Europe though Ha!

alkemical
05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
I thought he said the UK was off limits...I dunno, his thread, his rules.

It's amusing how many people seemingly think Australia is in Europe though Ha!

I was going for sound, not nec. nationality.

I mean, of course INXS were ahead of their time... So most of the UK started copying what they did a few years later.

Spider
05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
I am to young to remember the 80's

Smiling Assassin27
05-22-2009, 10:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AXNBR2smPY&feature=PlayList&p=B055D83936C1CCEF&index=1

since a-ha was taken, here's my submission...

Hogan11
05-22-2009, 10:41 AM
I was going for sound, not nec. nationality.

I mean, of course INXS were ahead of their time... So most of the UK started copying what they did a few years later.

While INXS certainly more Euro Pop in overall sound than most of it's Australian peers, I'd still be reluctant to call it that. I'm curious though, you really think they were a seminal outfit? To me, they seemed very much like a product of their time....a time that was about up when Hutch's death occured.

alkemical
05-22-2009, 10:46 AM
While INXS certainly more Euro Pop in overall sound than most of it's Australian peers, I'd still be reluctant to call it that. I'm curious though, you really think they were a seminal outfit? To me, they seemed very much like a product of their time....a time that was about up when Hutch's death occured.

IMO, they really influenced pop music. Full Moon Dirty hearts is a good example.

Smiling Assassin27
05-22-2009, 10:47 AM
Some good Scottish lads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j21ULe2hrY4

Hogan11
05-22-2009, 11:16 AM
IMO, they really influenced pop music. Full Moon Dirty hearts is a good example.

Meh, that's debatable. Outside of "Not Enough Time" and maybe "Don't Change", I found them to be more irritating than not. To each their own I suppose.

alkemical
05-22-2009, 11:26 AM
Meh, that's debatable. Outside of "Not Enough Time" and maybe "Don't Change", I found them to be more irritating than not. To each their own I suppose.

exactly...that's you.. ;)

Bronx33
05-22-2009, 11:32 AM
The only thing that they listen to in Germany is this....

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or this
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Poor bastards...

DemonEagles
05-22-2009, 11:32 AM
Early Pantera was mostly hair rock, but later on is when they became the metal gods they are now

Bronx33
05-22-2009, 11:36 AM
And wheres the none of the above choice?

broncosteven
05-22-2009, 12:02 PM
Do Scorpions and UFO count?

SleepingTiger
05-22-2009, 12:27 PM
Do Scorpions and UFO count?

Euro pop was big in the asian community here in the states.

I think what Lex was trying to get at was more of

Modern Talking

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or CC Catch

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bad boys blue

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SleepingTiger
05-22-2009, 12:31 PM
cc catch was fine as hell back in the day

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garandman
05-22-2009, 04:25 PM
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rhYzEu-OJDo&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rhYzEu-OJDo&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

This somehow deserves some attention...

Bronx33
05-22-2009, 04:28 PM
anybody remember this? (sorry it won't let me embed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X69xQl-xF1k

Hogan11
05-22-2009, 05:08 PM
I doubt anyone remembers this one....

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Hogan11
05-22-2009, 05:41 PM
This should help

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=77:404

The term Euro-Pop came to be associated with a style of pop music that was deliberately lightweight, silly, and slickly produced; true to its name, much (though not quite all) of it originated on the European continent, although there were also occasional British or American acts influenced by the style. ABBA was the definitive Euro-Pop band, crafting effortless, compulsively catchy songs with bouncy dance beats and frothy lyrics. Since the lyrics weren't an important part of appreciating the music, it could easily spread to non-English-speaking countries as well; songs could also be recorded in the native languages of more localized markets without losing lyrical nuance. Although ABBA became worldwide superstars during the '70s, much Euro-Pop remained confined to continental Europe, especially France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. In the decades that followed, Sweden produced the vast majority of the Euro-Pop acts that made a splash in the English-speaking world, including Army of Lovers and Roxette in the '80s and Ace of Base and Robyn in the '90s. The '90s dance-pop revival spearheaded by groups like Take That, the Spice Girls, and the Backstreet Boys owed a great deal to the sound and style of Euro-Pop, while English-speaking artists who imitated the style for its incessant catchiness often added elements of irony and/or trashy camp.

Dagmar
05-22-2009, 08:20 PM
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3600000/GOB-Animated-gif-arrested-development-3695152-248-140.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZkllM8znx4

lex
05-22-2009, 10:57 PM
This should help

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=77:404

The term Euro-Pop came to be associated with a style of pop music that was deliberately lightweight, silly, and slickly produced; true to its name, much (though not quite all) of it originated on the European continent, although there were also occasional British or American acts influenced by the style. ABBA was the definitive Euro-Pop band, crafting effortless, compulsively catchy songs with bouncy dance beats and frothy lyrics. Since the lyrics weren't an important part of appreciating the music, it could easily spread to non-English-speaking countries as well; songs could also be recorded in the native languages of more localized markets without losing lyrical nuance. Although ABBA became worldwide superstars during the '70s, much Euro-Pop remained confined to continental Europe, especially France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. In the decades that followed, Sweden produced the vast majority of the Euro-Pop acts that made a splash in the English-speaking world, including Army of Lovers and Roxette in the '80s and Ace of Base and Robyn in the '90s. The '90s dance-pop revival spearheaded by groups like Take That, the Spice Girls, and the Backstreet Boys owed a great deal to the sound and style of Euro-Pop, while English-speaking artists who imitated the style for its incessant catchiness often added elements of irony and/or trashy camp.


Yup. Now refer back to the three examples provided in the poll and youll see examples of what this is talking about. And like that says, theres this whole genre/category of music that receives frequent airplay over there that may have never seen the light of day over here.

BTW, Sleeping Tiger gets it. Those are excellent examples of the euro pop sound I was referring to (except the 3rd one).

DenverBrit
05-23-2009, 07:43 AM
Yup. Now refer back to the three examples provided in the poll and youll see examples of what this is talking about. And like that says, theres this whole genre/category of music that receives frequent airplay over there that may have never seen the light of day over here.

BTW, Sleeping Tiger gets it. Those are excellent examples of the euro pop sound I was referring to (except the 3rd one).

For good reason. There was a lot of good music in the 80's.

Euro Pop was the 80's version of 60's 'bubblegum' and had more in common with the 'Eurovision Song Contest'....the lowest form of music. ;D

lex
05-23-2009, 11:36 AM
For good reason. There was a lot of good music in the 80's.

Euro Pop was the 80's version of 60's 'bubblegum' and had more in common with the 'Eurovision Song Contest'....the lowest form of music. ;D

Perhaps buts worse than that is music (and people who listen to it) that take it way too seriously in that they expect lyrics to be deep and meaningful. Its like, go pick up a book of poetry if you have such a hard on for this sort of thing. Bubble gum has its place but so do other types of music...except country and gangster rap.