We quizzed Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning about the band's biggest '80's influences, and gathered the following jams.
1. 'Man With a Gun,' Jerry Harrison
"I only discovered this song recently. Writer Bret Easton Ellis was programming a music video show in Australia and he was playing some pretty crappy music and then he put this on. It's such an intense song and the video is great. This track came out in the late '80's after the demise of his band Talking Heads."
2. 'Ashes to Ashes,' David Bowie
"This might just be the perfect pop song. This is the song I would choose if I only had one song to listen to on a desert island for the rest of my life."
3. 'One Step Ahead,'Split Enz
"I am child of the '80s and New Zealand band Split Enz were my first favorite band when I was 4 or 5 years old. I love the restrained feel in this song."
4. 'Cattle and the Cain,' The Go Betweens
"This might be the greatest Australian song of all time. A big call of course. It should probably be our anthem."
5. 'Controversy,' Prince
"I could have put only Prince songs in this Top 5, and it would not have been a bad Top 5 of the '80s list! The full extended album version of this song is incredible. Possibly my favorite production on any record."