Observant readers may notice there are three Van Halen songs to the lower right of the page. I inexplicably went through a couple-hour phase of listening to Van Halen on YouTube last night. To me, many of their songs have a sound that- despite at least one of the three shown being first sung in the 70s- is signature 80s, with everything good and bad that implies.
After I finished my orgy of Van Halen listening, I ordered their Greatest Hits I. Then to salve my conscience, I ordered another copy of Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms.