The Cure’s Robert Smith names his Top 30 songs of the ’80s


Robert Smith of The Cure hosted a special two-hour countdown of his top 30 favorite songs from the ‘80s on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave channel on Friday. Curious what songs he picked? Here’s the list, in alphabetical order:

ABC – “The Look of Love”
The Associates – “Tell Me Easter’s On Friday”
Bananarama and Fun Boy Three – “It Ain’t What You Do It’s the Way That You Do It”
David Bowie – “Let’s Dance”
Kate Bush – “Cloudbusting”
Cocteau Twins – “Persephone”
Cristina – “Things Fall Apart”
Daf – “Sex Unter Wasser”
Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
Dinosaur Jr – “Freak Scene”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon”
Peter Gabriel – “Red Rain”
The Human League – “Human”
The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking” 
Joy Division – “The Eternal”
Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You”
Madness – “Return of the Los Palmas Seven” 
Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
My Bloody Valentine – “Lose My Breath”
New Order – “Everything’s Gone Green”
Yoko Ono – “Walking on Thin Ice”
The Pixies – “Gigantic”
The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
Prince – “Starfish and Coffee”
Psychedelic Furs – “Heaven”
Siouxie and the Banshees – “Dear Prudence”
Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
The Sugarcubes – “Birthday”
Suzanne Vega – “Small Blue Thing”
Tom Waits – “In the Neighborhood”