1981 was a terrific year for rock music. Name your personal Top 5 from that year. Mine are:
5. Get Lucky - Loverboy
4. Freeze-Frame - The J. Geils Band
3. Modern Times - Jefferson Starship
2. Fair Warning - Van Halen
1. Escape - Journey
wow, I just started looking at what I have from 81 and what was released. Strong year, I need to put some thought into this one.
Also learned that the following bands disbanded in 1981... (Sorry but this may be devastating to Jon)
Yeah, it was a sickening strong year. So many I left off my list. Wait, what? Starland Vocal Band broke up in '81??????
1 - Moving Pictures - Rush
2 - Fair Warning - Van Halen
3 - High 'N Dry - Def Leppard
4 - Escape - Journey
5 - Allied Forces - Triumph
5. Billy Squier--Don't Say No
4. Def Leppard--High 'n' Dry
3. Blue Oyster Cult--Fire Of Unknown Origin
2. Van Halen--Fair Warning
1. Rush--Moving Pictures
Hey guys...it's me again...slowly creeping back...
Top 5 eh? ask for 5 and I wish it was 10. Ask for 10 and I'd wish it was 20 etc.
1. Ozzy - Diary of a Madman
2. Sabbath - Mob Rules
3.Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love
4.Iron Maiden - Killers
5.Aldo Nova - Aldo Nova
I had a hard time leaving The Crue off of my list (Def Leppard too).
I had a hard time with many albums as well... Killers was tough to leave off for me!
I had at least 5 others that would easily have fit in. But i was just trying to recall which ones got paid the most attention from me personally back then.
Mob Rules was teetering at the 5th spot for me, I had to give it a solid 6 though. Don't Say No has way too many memories for me not to include.
1.Saxon-Denim and Leather
3.Ozzy Osbourne-Diary of a Madman
5.The Human League-Dare
I had Saxon down at first, then I remembered Mob Rules came out that year too and I still listen to it almost every day.