Well as was showcased in my "The Best of eighties Bad Quack" thread, there are a lot of songs from that era which are awesome and have aged quite well, such as Robert Plant's "Big log" But let's talk about the opposite: those songs which are really good but suffer from their dated production sound. First up, here's A-ha with the title track of their debut album. "Hunting high and low" is a wonderful, very dramatic song, easily one of the best mid eighties ballads. But the fact that apart from the acoustic guitar, everything was played on synths, makes it VERY difficult to place it in any other decade than the eighties. The Trumpet solo in particular is lacking so much in impact which a real trumpet could have provided. When in 1991 an Elton John-Bernie Taupin tribute album came out, there were plenty of people who wanted to take part. Among them the Beach boys, who covered "Crocodile Rock" which no matter how you slice it is the right song for the right band. Well, it would have been if they chose to go at it with their vintage sound, not the "Updated" sound. And having mentioned the Beach Boys, when Status Quo went around to cover their song "Fun, fun, fun" again it was a case of Right-band-right-song. They even had the Beach Boys themselves joining it. That can't be a bad thing right? Yeah right, if the Quo had done it properly, it could have been the barn storming rocker it should have been.