Inspired by Classic Pop Magazine‘s very own Top 50 12” singles in issue 6, Stewart Allan has compiled his own list to showcase more brilliance from the 80s music scene.

50 – Morgan McVey – Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch (feat. Nenah Cherry) (12” Mix) (Remixed by The Wild Bunch – 4.10)

49 – Dollar – Hand Held In Black And White (Extended Version) (Mixed by Trevor Horn – 5.05)

48 – Paul Young – Come Back And Stay (12” Version) (Remixed by Laurie Latham – 7.31)

47 – Monsoon – Ever So Lonely (12” Version) (Mixed by Hugh Jones and Steve Coe – 6.20)

46 – Janet Jackson – The Pleasure Principle (Long Vocal 12” Remix) (Remixed by Shep Pettibone – 7.27)

45 – OMD – If You Leave (Extended Version) (Mixed by Tom Lord Alge – 6.04)

44 – Spandau Ballet – I’ll Fly For You (12” Glide Mix) (Mixed by Tony Swain, Steve Jolley and Spandau Ballet – 7.13)

43 – Fine Young Cannibals – Good Thing (Nothing Like The Single Mix) (Mixed by Fine Young Cannibals – 4.38)

42 – Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – Kiss Me (Original 12” Version) (Remixed by Francois Kevorkian – 7.28)

41 – Act – Snobbery and Decay (Extended, For Stephanie Beecham) (Mixed by Stephen Lipson – 8.36)

40 – Daryl Hall and John Oates – Out of Touch (12” Mix) (Remixed by Arthur Baker – 7.36)

39 – Culture Club – It’s A Miracle / Miss Me Blind (US 12” Mix) (Remixed by Steve Levine – 9.08)

38 – Billy Idol – Flesh For Fantasy (Below the Belt 12” Mix) (Remixed by Gary Langan – 7.00)

37 – ABC – Vanity Kills (Abigail’s Party Mix) (Remixed by Martyn Webster – 5.10)

36 – New Order – Fine Time (Silk Mix) (Remixed by Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – 6.18)

35 – Pet Shop Boys (feat. Dusty Springfield) – What Have I Done to Deserve This (Disco Mix) (Remixed by Shep Pettibone – 8.06)

34 – Bomb the Bass (feat. Lauraine) – Don’t Make Me Wait (12” Version) (Mixed by Tim Simenon and Pascal Gabriel – 6.35)

33 – Shannon – Let the Music Play (Original 12” Mix) (Mixed by Chris Barbosa and Nelson Cruz – 6.03)

32 – The Adventures – Feel the Raindrops (Extended Remix) (Remixed by Hardcastle – 4.45)

31 – The Psychedelic Furs – Heartbeat (New York Mix) (Mixed by Keith Forsey and the Psychedelic Furs – 8.09)

30 – Scritti Politti – Absolute (12” Version) (Remixed by Gary Langan – 6.11)

29 – Propoganda – p.Machinery (p.Polish Mix) (Remixed by Bob Kraushaar – 9.23)

28 – Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia (The Full Horror) (Remixed by Julian Mendelsohn – 8.55)

27 – A-Ha – I’ve Been Losing You (12” Extended Mix) (Remixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez – 7.01)

26 – Freeez – I.O.U. (Mega-Mix 12”) (Remixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez and John Robie – 8.38)

25 – Ultravox – We Came to Dance (Extended Version) (Mixed by Geoff Emerick – 7.38)

24 – Bryan Ferry – Slave to Love (Special 12” Remix) (Remixed by Bob Clearmountain – 5.56)

23 – Soft Cell – Torch (12” Extended Version) (Mixed by Mike Thorne – 8.27)

22 – Echo & the Bunnymen – Never Stop (Disotheque) (Mixed by David Blafe and the Bunnymen – 4.45)

21 – Sybil – My Love is Guaranteed (PWL Pump Up The Volume 12” Mix) (Remixed y Phil Harding – 7.38)

20 – Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (Schizo Mix) (Remixed by Daniel Miller and Depeche Mode – 6.46)

19 – ABC – Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix) (Remixed by Martyn Webster – 4.58)

18 – Heaven 17 – Let Me Go (Extended Mix) (Mixed by B.E.F. And Greg Walsh – 6.20)

17 – Visage – Visage (Original 12” Dance Mix) (Mixed by Midge Ure & Visage – 6.01)

16 – Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary (Extended Mix) (Mix by Eric Radcliffe – 6.08) / State Farm (Extended Mix) (Mix by Eric Radcliffe – 636)

15 – Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You (XXX Kiss Me) (Remixed by Phil Harding – 8.06)

14 – Elton John – I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That (Pettibone 12” Mix) (Remixed by Shep Pettibone – 7.15)

13 – Blancmange – Game Above My Head (Long Version) (Mixed by John Owen Williams and Blancmange – 7.14)

12 – Kate Bush – Hounds of Love (Alternative 12” Version) (Reproduced by Kate Bush – 3.48)

11 – The Lover Speaks – Every Lovers Sign (New York Mix) (Remixed by Andy Wallace and Bruce Forest – 5.57)

10 – Stephane Mills – The Medicine Song (Original Mark Berry 12” Mix) (Remixed by Mark Berry – 6.40)

09 – Simple Minds – Speed Your Love to Me (12” Version) (Remixed by Steve Lillywhite – 7.29)

08 – Altered Images – I Could Be Happy (12” Dance Mix) (Remixed by Martin Rushent – 5.39)

07 – Depeche Mode – Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix) (Remixed by the Beatmasters – 6.20)

06 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes (Carnage) (Mixed by Stephen Lipson – 7.54)

05 – Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mega Mix) (Remixed by Peter Cowley – 15.54)

04 – The Associates – Club Country (12” Extended Version) (Mixed by Mike Hedges & the Associates – 6.45)

03 – The Human League – The Sound of the Crowd (12” Version) (Remixed by Martin Rushent – 6.28)

02 – Sister Sledge – Lost in Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix) (Remixed by Nile Rodgers – 6.37)

01 – Soft Cell – Bedsitter (Extended Mix) 9Mix by Mike Thorne – 7.50) / Facility Girls (Extended Mix) (Mix by Mike Thorne – 7.15)

What do you think? You can find out more about Stewart’s choices and have your say by visiting his blog, Channel Clutter and Facebook page dedicated to the 80s.

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