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Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Songs of the 1980s

Selections include 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' 'Lady In Red' and 'The Final Countdown'

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4. Wham! - 'Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)'

We're in full agreement that "Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)" isn't Wham!'s best work. That would be "Everything She Wants." But – the fourth-worst song of the 1980s? I think not. What's with the "Choose Life" shirts in the video? I always thought it was a pro-life message, but it turns out the shirt's designer is pro-choice and it relates to respecting life by shunning violence and war. The song was a massive worldwide hit for Wham!, but they broke up pretty soon after it hit. The British press has a story about an imminent reunion concert every couple of years, but they're always completely made up. 

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