It's fine, especially the first part. I did not immediately realize how good TYA was when I first heard it except the two epics in the *middle*. "Perpetual Change" was the grower.
Outfield - "Your Love"
I'll go ahead and cop to really liking this one, even though its main riff sounds like several other songs of the time--do you know Poco's "I'll Leave It Up To You," which plays in Fast Times At Ridgemont High? Their other songs that I listened to were either forgettable or retreads of this one, so talk about a one hit wonder.
Guns n' Roses - "Welcome To The Jungle"
It's still great but probably a bit overplayed. Imagine a world where "It's So Easy" was the hit.
U2 - "Pride"
Very good, but "Wire," "A Sort Of Homecoming," "Bad" and "The Unforgettable Fire" are all better.
Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl"
Made fun of this one a lot as a kid; had a friend named Jesse and did "don't want to find me a woman like that!" parodies a lot. It's also used well in Boogie Nights. That said I don't think I've ever once listened to it of my own volition.
Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"
I wouldn't say I hate this but they've definitely got better songs; I haven't really liked this since I was a kid and of course it's overplayed.
Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love"
One of those big 80s hits that does not inspire any nostalgia in me whatsoever. Period.
Pink Floyd - "Money"
When I play DSOTM I typically play it all at once. "Time," "Us & Them," "Brain Damage" and "The Great Gig In The Sky" are all better.
Eagles - "Life In The Fast Lane"
A band I almost never thought about until reading Twilight Of The Gods by Steven Hyden, a book about what classic rock songs will survive the end of the genre. I don't hate this but don't care for it and frankly really never listen to the Eagles at all anyway. Get the **** out of my cab man!!
Bob Seger - "Strut"