10 Reasons Why The Cure Ruled the ’80s

A tribute to my favorite act in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

The Cure’s Robert Smith performing “Primary” on Tops of the Pops in 1981 (Photo: YouTube)
Robert Smith entertained my former Teen People colleagues and me while promoting his band’s self-titled 2004 album.

“Killing an Arab” (from Boys Don’t Cry, 1978)

“M” (from Seventeen Seconds, 1980)

“Other Voices” (from Faith, 1981)

“Splintered in Her Head” (B-side of “Charlotte Sometimes,” 1981)

“One Hundred Years” (from Pornography, 1982)

“The Figurehead” The Cure (from Pornography, 1982)

“The Caterpillar” (from The Top, 1984)

“Close to Me” (from The Head on the Door, 1985)

“Like Cockatoos” (from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, 1987)

“Plainsong” (from Disintegration, 1989)

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