playlist

'80s College Rock

Left of the mainstream indie rock that dominated college radio playlists in the '80s.

100 songs (6 hours and 28 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Where Is My Mind?
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (Remastered)
3:55
2
Bastards of Young (2008 Remaster)
The Replacements - Tim [Expanded Edition]
3:38
3
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (2011 Remaster)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
4:04
4
Radio Free Europe
R.E.M. - Murmur - Deluxe Edition
4:06
5
A Forest (Remastered Version)
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds (Deluxe Edition)
5:54
6
Something I Learned Today
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
2:02
7
Under the Milky Way
The Church - Radio Hits Of the '80s
4:56
8
The Killing Moon
Echo And The Bunnymen - Songs To Learn And Sing
5:46
9
Jane Says
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking [Explicit]
4:47
10
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) [2018 Remaster]
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love (2018 Remaster)
5:00
11
Just Like Honey
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy [Explicit]
3:03
12
Teen Age Riot
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
6:57
13
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2010 Remaster)
Joy Division - Substance
3:24
14
I Will Follow (Remastered 2008)
U2 - Boy (Remastered)
3:37
15
Here Comes Your Man
Pixies - Doolittle
3:21
16
Private Idaho
The B-52's - Wild Planet
3:36
17
Once in a Lifetime
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
4:18
18
She Sells Sanctuary (2009 Remastered)
The Cult - Love (Expanded Edition)
4:22
19
How Soon Is Now? (2011 Remaster)
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
6:48
20
Lorelei
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
3:43
21
Golden Brown
The Stranglers - La Folie [Explicit]
3:26
22
Dear God (Remastered 2001)
XTC - Skylarking (Remastered 2001)
3:38
23
Fall On Me (2011 Remaster)
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (Deluxe Edition)
2:49
24
Blister In The Sun
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes [Explicit]
2:25
25
Take the Skinheads Bowling
Camper Van Beethoven - Cooking Vinyl 1986 - 2016
2:32
26
Birthday
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
3:59
27
Pictures of You
The Cure - Disintegration (Remastered)
7:28
28
Freak Scene [Explicit]
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug [Explicit]
3:36
29
Swingin Party (2008 Remaster)
The Replacements - Tim [Expanded Edition]
3:53
30
Age of Consent (2015 Remaster)
New Order - Power Corruption and Lies
5:15
31
Ana Ng
They Might Be Giants - Lincoln
3:23
32
Punk Rock Girl
The Dead Milkmen - Beelzebubba [Explicit]
2:38
33
Corona
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
2:25
34
Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely
Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
3:30
35
Hey
Pixies - Doolittle
3:31
36
Burning Down the House
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
4:03
37
I Wanna Be Adored (Remastered)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
4:52
38
We Care a Lot
Faith No More - We Care a Lot (Deluxe Band Edition) [Remastered]
4:10
39
Love Shack
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
5:21
40
This Charming Man (2011 Remaster)
The Smiths - The Smiths
2:42
41
Oblivious
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
3:12
42
There She Goes
The La's - The La's
2:42
43
Veronica
Elvis Costello - Spike
3:08
44
So. Central Rain
R.E.M. - Reckoning
3:16
45
April Skies
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Darklands (DMD)
4:01
46
Spellbound
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Juju
3:17
47
Isolation (2007 Remaster)
Joy Division - Closer
2:55
48
A New England
Billy Bragg - Back to Basics
2:13
49
Plateau
Meat Puppets - II
2:22
50
Spirits In The Material World
The Police - Ghost In The Machine (Remastered 2003) [Explicit]
2:59
51
In Between Days (Remastered)
The Cure - The Head On The Door
2:58
52
Lips Like Sugar
Echo And The Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen
4:51
53
Add It Up [Explicit]
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes [Explicit]
4:44
54
Rise
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image Ltd.
6:18
55
Mexican Radio
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
4:11
56
Androgynous
The Replacements - Let It Be
3:11
57
What's My Scene
The Hoodoo Gurus - Blow Your Cool
3:49
58
Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Remastered 2009)
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (Remastered)
3:48
59
Cloudbusting (2018 Remaster)
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love (2018 Remaster)
5:10
60
Senses Working Overtime
XTC - Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992
4:34
61
Someday, Someway (Remastered)
Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw (Deluxe)
2:49
62
Beds Are Burning (Remastered)
Midnight Oil - Diesel And Dust
4:15
63
Blue Monday '88 (12" Version)
New Order - Brotherhood (Collector's Edition)
7:10
64
Behind The Wall Of Sleep
The Smithereens - Especially For You
3:24
65
Wave of Mutilation
Pixies - Doolittle
2:04
66
The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
5:11
67
Schizophrenia [Explicit]
Sonic Youth - Sister
4:38
68
Eight Miles High
Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High / Makes No Sense at All (Single)
3:56
69
Totally Wired
The Fall - 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong (39 Golden Greats)
3:25
70
Sweet Jane
Cowboy Junkies - Best Of Cowboy Junkies
3:37
71
This Is the Day
The The - Soul Mining
4:57
72
Bigmouth Strikes Again (2011 Remaster)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
3:13
73
Talk About The Passion
R.E.M. - Murmur - Deluxe Edition
3:21
74
She Bangs the Drums (Remastered)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
3:52
75
Alex Chilton (2008 Remaster) [Explicit]
The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me [Expanded Edition] [Explicit]
3:14
76
Don't Let's Start
They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
2:36
77
Luka
Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
3:51
78
Balloon Man
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Chronolology (The Very Best Of Robyn Hitchcock)
3:32
79
The Lovecats
The Cure - Greatest Hits
3:40
80
New Year's Day (Remastered 2008)
U2 - War (Remastered)
5:35
81
Cities In Dust (Single Version)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Best Of...
4:03
82
I Love a Man In Uniform
Gang Of Four - Songs of the Free
4:07
83
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
4:55
84
Happy Hour
The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
2:23
85
Bitchin' Camaro [Explicit]
The Dead Milkmen - Big Lizard In My Back Yard [Explicit]
3:01
86
Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order - Brotherhood (Collector's Edition)
4:23
87
Rain in the Summertime (Remastered)
The Alarm - Eye of the Hurricane (1987-1988 Remastered)
5:14
88
Mandinka
Sinead O'Connor - Lion and the Cobra
3:47
89
Kiss Off
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes [Explicit]
2:56
90
Closer To Fine
Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls (Expanded Edition)
4:01
91
See A Little Light
Bob Mould - Workbook
3:32
92
Streets of Your Town
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
3:36
93
Like the Weather
10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
3:56
94
Downtown Train
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
3:50
95
That's When I Reach For My Revolver
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches
3:53
96
Los Angeles
X - Los Angeles
2:25
97
A Girl Like You
The Smithereens - The 7th Inning Stretch Sessions
4:34
98
Peek-A-Boo
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Son of Rambow (Music from the Motion Picture)
3:08
99
Touch Me I'm Sick [Explicit]
Mudhoney - Live At El Sol
2:36
100
Love Buzz (2009 Re-mastered Version)
Nirvana - Bleach (Deluxe)
3:34