Top 200 Songs of 1981

The Top 200 Songs of 1981
Part 1: The Texas Dead Body Incident
Part 2: Piles of Dead Gertrudes
Part 3: That Old Bitch Mrs. Watson
Part 4: Ask God
Part 5: Physically Attracted to Money
Part 6: Whacked Out on Catnip
Part 7: Re-write Your Own Life; Lie, Classify As Non-Fiction
Part 8: Unlimited Harmony

NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime, and why I haven't posted anything in a long time... I am proud to present, the first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion Feel free to check it out; it is self-published and fully independent.

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

Press play to listen to this selection of songs in the exact order.

200. T.S.O.L.
"Code Blue"  2:09
Dance With Me
Huntington Beach, CA

199. Accept
"Son of a Bitch"  3:52
Solingen, Germany

198. Daryl Hall & John Oates
"Private Eyes"  3:40
Private Eyes
Philadelphia, PA

197. Robyn Hitchcock
"Acid Bird"  4:43
Black Snake Diamond Role
London, England

196. The Names
"Nightshift"  3:38
Nightshift Single
Bruxelles, Belgium

195. Hanoi Rocks
"First Timer"  3:04
Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks
Helsinki, Finland

194. Rainbow
"Can't Happen Here"  5:00
Difficult to Cure
London, England

193. The Police
"Demolition Man"  5:55
Ghost in the Machine
London, England

192. Black Uhuru
"Utterance"  3:36
Kingston, Jamaica

191. Phil Collins
"I Missed Again"  3:45
Face Value
London, England

190. Prince
"Controversy"  7:16
Minneapolis, MN

189. The dB's
"Bad Reputation"  3:11
Stands For Decibels
New York, NY

188. Foetus
"I Am Surrounded by Incompetence"  4:52
Melbourne, AU/New York, NY

187. Kayak
"Niniane (Lady of the Lake)"  7:24
Hilversum, Netherlands

186. The Sugarhill Gang
"Hot Hot Summer Day"  7:10
8th Wonder
New York, NY

185. Whitehouse
"Rapeday"  2:07
Dedicated to Peter Kurten, Sadist and Mass Slayer
London, England

184. 10cc
"Action Man in a Motown Suit"  4:46
Ten Out of 10
Manchester, England

183. Plasmatics
"Masterplan"  3:10
Beyond the Valley of 1984
New York, NY

182. Hassisen Kone
"Rajat"  4:17
Rumat Sävelet
Joensuu, Finland

181. The Rods
"Rock Hard"  4:09
The Rods
New York, NY

180. Saxon
"Play it Loud"  4:11
Denim and Leather
Barnsley, England

179. Foreigner
"Juke Box Hero"  4:19
New York, NY

178. Yellowjackets
"Priscilla"  5:17
Los Angeles, CA

177. Thin Lizzy
"It's Getting Dangerous"  5:30
Dublin, Ireland

176. Dün
"Bitonio"  7:14
Paris, France

NC-17 Soundtraxxx SONGS OF 1981:  200-176  175-151  150-126  125-101  100-76  75-51  50-26  25-#1


  1. No I Disagree With Your Worst Song Ever..,Even Though I Would Also Have To Have It In My Top 3 Its Gotta Be Another Song From 1981 Joe Dolce Shaddup Your Face Went To No1 In The UK Charts Keeping Ultravox's Vienna From That converted Place :(
    I Thought My Musical Knowledge & Library Was Pretty Impressive Till I stumbled Upon Your Mixes & Playlists Very Very Impressive Are !Were !You A Dj ! Or A Music Journalist !
    Regards Harry

    1. Haha, I love hearing other people's vote for the worst song ever. Unfortunately, that Journey song has soared to the top of the US karoake/lame club scene charts in 2010 and won't go away. If the damn thing would have died off in, say, 1983 it might actually be tolerable.

      I have never had the official title of DJ or Music Journalist. For whatever reason, nobody will hire me. I often select/selected the music at work and every other place I've worked, for friends... and write this crap to seem like my English Degree is being put to SOME use. lol. Thanks for the compliments my friend!


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