1981 in rock


Ceremony New Order

Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads

That's Entertainment The Jam

Radio Free Europe R.E.M.

Charlotte Sometimes The Cure

Tainted Love Soft Cell

Sex Beat The Gun Club

Spellbound (Siouxsie and the Banshees song) Siouxsie and the Banshees

Vienna (Ultravox song) Ultravox

Genius of Love Tom Tom Club

Jealous Guy John Lennon

Under Pressure Queen and David Bowie

Wild Is the Wind David Bowie

Procession (New Order song)/Everything's Gone Green New Order

The River (Bruce Springsteen song) Bruce Springsteen

The Unguarded Moment The Church

Quiet Life Japan

Don't You Want Me The Human League

Reward The Teardrop Explodes

Primary (song) The Cure

Arabian Knights Siouxsie and the Banshees

Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Go's

The Magnificent Seven (song) The Clash

Sexbomb Flipper

I'm in Love With a German Film Star The Passions

Love Song (Simple Minds song) Simple Minds

Trouble (Lindsey Buckingham song) Lindsey Buckingham

In the Air Tonight Phil Collins

Eisbär Grauzone

Lie Dream of a Casino Soul The Fall

Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd

Los niños del parque Liaisons Dangereuses

Planet Earth (song) Duran Duran

Burnin' for You Blue Öyster Cult

Our Swimmer Wire

Nazi Punks Fuck Off! Dead Kennedys

To Hell With Poverty! Gang of Four

Watching the Wheels John Lennon

Too Drunk to Fuck Dead Kennedys

Gloria (U2 song) U2

The American Simple Minds

Sorry for Laughing Josef K

Marliese Fischer-Z

Marble Station Sort Sol

Sense of Purpose (What Are We Going to Do?) The Sound (band)

Tom Sawyer Rush

Tally Ho! The Clean

The Jezebel Spirit Brian Eno - David Byrne

Jealous Guy Roxy Music

Pretty in Pink The Psychedelic Furs

I'm in Trouble The Replacements

The Voice (Ultravox song) Ultravox

Crazy Pylon

Up the Hill Backwards David Bowie

Limelight (song) Rush

Invisible Sun The Police

Respectable Street XTC

Nightshift The Names

The Crusher The Cramps

Money (Pink Floyd song) Pink Floyd

I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) Hall & Oates

Walking on Thin Ice Yoko Ono

The Passion of Lovers Bauhaus

Houses in Motion (remix) Talking Heads

A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls

Beautiful World Devo

Tempted Squeeze

Der Mussolini Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

A Promise (song) Echo & the Bunnymen

Tell Me Easter's on Friday The Associates

Twilight (Electric Light Orchestra song) Electric Light Orchestra

Purgatory (song) Iron Maiden

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (song) David Bowie


Moving Pictures (Rush album) Rush

Youth of America Wipers

Deceit This Heat

Discipline King Crimson

Fire of Love The Gun Club

From the Lions Mouth The Sound

The Ascension (Glenn Branca album) Glenn Branca

Faith (The Cure album) The Cure

La voce del Padrone Franco Battiato

Juju Siouxsie and the Banshees

Killers (Iron Maiden album) Iron Maiden

The Evil One Roky Erickson and the Aliens 

Damaged (Black Flag album) Black Flag

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Brian Eno - David Byrne

Maanam Maanam

4 Visions Eskaton 

Mob Rules (album) Black Sabbath

Desire (Tuxedomoon album) Tuxedomoon

Fire Down Under Riot

LC The Durutti Column

Architecture & Morality Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Living Eyes (Radio Birdman album) Radio Birdman

Wild Gift X

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