Last week I asked people to list the top 5 silly acts of the 1980’s

There was a little confusion between group and act. I also don’t think people got the idea of ranking them #1 most silly, #5: 5th most silly.

But none the less I got 80 votes. The ranking went as such:

For each vote you got a point
Then for each #1 you got 5 pts, #2 you got 4 pts, etc…

Below the cut are the 19/32 silliest acts (acts that got at least 2 votes, or 1 “most silly”)

In the comment field, I’d love to hear what people think of the ranking and if they’d like to see this expanded a bit.

But first, the acts that were considered Silly, but not silly enough to make the top 32:

A-Ha, ABC, B-52’s, Baltimora, Bananarma, Beastie Boys, Cameo, Cinderella, Dead Milkmen, Depeche Mode, Doctor & The Medics, Duran Duran, El Debarge, Elmo & Patsie, Europe, Eurythmics, The, Family, The, Flirts, Debbie Gibson, Glass Tiger, Go-Go’s, Haircut 100, Jefferson Starship, Jets, The, Kix, Kool Moe Dee, Cyndi Lauper,Huey Lewis & The News, Loverboy, Megadeath, Olivia Newton-John, Oingo Boingo, Ollie & Jerry, Pet Shop Boys, The Plastics, Quiet Riot, Right Said Fred, The Scorpions, Skid Row, Spinal Tap, Stray Cats, Stryper, T’Pau, The Talking Heads, Tiffany, The Time, Wang Chung, Weird Al Yankovic, ZZ Top

And now the top 19/32:

So, why “19/32”? With so few votes and a basic scoring system… there were several ties. Yes, I know… I know… If I’d used Hare Clark… this might not have happened. But so much for Australian load-balanced voting systems.

#19 (Tie 3): Asia, Fine Young Cannibals, Timbuk3
#18 (Tie 6): Air Supply, Guns N Roses, Gwar, Helloween, Michael Jackson, Missing Persons
#17: Falco
#16: Hayzi Fantayzee
#15 (Tie 2): Bon Jovi, Total Ceolo
#14 (Tie 3): Art of Noise, Mötley Crüe, Winger
#13: Wall of Voodoo
#12: Sigue Sigue Sputnik
#11 (Tie 3): Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Milli Vanilli, WASP (Ed: This is my favourite Grouping)
#10 Scritti Politti
#9: Flock of Seaguls
#8: Wham
#7: Poison
#6: Culture Club
#5: New Kids
#4: Warrant
#3: Kajagoogoo
#2: Men Without Hats (Ed: Dancing Ren Faire Dwarves!)

#1 a tie… Devo and Twisted Sister

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