"If My Mind Is Evil" - White Lion
True dat.A lot of Yes songs in the Trevor Rabin-era were very good. Yes purists didn't like them because Rabin replaced Steve Howe and wrote shorter songs with more of a mainstream appeal than Howe did. Some were crappy (Leave it, anyone?), but Changes, Love Will Find a Way, It Can Happen To You, and many more were very good.Yes - Changes
this is an important skill for an 80s lead singer. as important as it was for the news to be able to play their instruments under water.
Eclipsed only by Stan Ridgeway of Wall Of Voodoo singing in a pot full of beans during "Mexican Radio". Now that was cool.this is an important skill for an 80s lead singer.
Another Also like Evangeline by Matthew Sweet quite a bit.Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
I think "Alison" is a late 70's song.Another Also like Evangeline by Matthew Sweet quite a bit.Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
There are thousands of underrated 80's songs IMO. You always hear people saying "The 80's were full of one-hit wonders." My reply is always, "That's because there was a lot of good music out there and bands had to actually compete to get play time on the radio. These days all you have to do is just get one hit, and then the record companies stuff your crappy albums down the public's throats for the next ten years."
Here's a few 80's tunes I can think of off the top of my head that, though commonly known, were still underrated IMO:
No Myth- Michael Penn
Where Are You Now?- Jimmy Harnen with Synch
A Girl Like You- The Smithereens
Alison- Elvis Costello
Life In A Northern Town- Dream Academy
This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide- The Kingsmen
Magic Power- Triumph