Greatest '80s Songs

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1Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

This is Not only the greatest song of the 80's but one of the greatest songs ever! People will be dancing to Billie Jean 100 years from now!

Billie Jean is the best song. Almost any age group can recognize it and even knows the singer which is unusual. It just such a great universal song for everyone to love. The way he danced it makes it stand out even more in our minds... love for Micheal xoxo RIP - love4mjj

There was only ONE song in the 80s and it was Billie Jean ;)... Nah, I'm just playing. The 80s had some great songs albeit many melodramatic, but still great. Billie Jean is just something else. It's got something hypnotic in it that just keeps you coming back over and over again.

Finally number 1 on YouTube it had Physical

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2Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Tico Torres & Alec John Such! - Nirmal1991USA

Everybody knows that this is the best song of the 80's, AND OF ALL TIME! - Toxy

This is a great song! It's so catchy! Oh We're half way there.. Oh oh... Anyway you get they idea

The best ever!

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3Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N Roses

Whenever I listen to this song I feel so fired up and excited, by the way Axl is singing and how awesome Slash is playing in song. I sing it wherever I go!

I love this song it gets me going in the mornings and when I feel I have no energy it perks me right up all and slab got it going on you guys are the big fan christina

Billie Jean Is #1 There's No Going Against That But Sweet Child Of Mine Is A Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Close 2nd

Best song for me...

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4Beat It - Michael Jackson

This should be with Billie Jean... Everything else just Beat It! - iajaubab

This is the best song ever made in the 80s

I think this should be number one above Billie Jean... I mean, this is one of the King of Pop's most successful songs!

Great video and this is Michael Jackson's number 2 song

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5Take on Me - A-ha

All of the songs on this list are worthy to be on it - and as a pop song it is in a unwinnable contest against the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. However, this is one of the best pop songs to come in the 80s, and is still one of the best songs today. A catchy tune that is SO 80s style with amazing voice skills by Morten Harket. Not taking metal into consideration, one of the best songs to have come from Norway.

Not my favourite A-ha-song, but one of the best 80s-songs - Daisymorot

It is one of the best songs of the world!

Awesome album

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6Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams

One of the most memorable songs from the 80's. Bravo Bryan! You made true classic and real masterpiece - Irina2932

SUMMER is a good song it also has a good beat and a clean sound from the singer

This is my summer jam every year and every year later in the future. Thanks Bryan Adams for this song!

I like this songs

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7Thriller - Michael Jackson

Come on guys! Thriller! One of the best, most well known, danceable songs of all time? It even took place before Michael Jackson screwed up his face! He was CUTE!

The all time best! You can still listen to this to this date

"I almost tried to make a dance for it! "

9th best Michael Jackson song good choice

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8I've Been Losing You - A-ha

Of course when we say A-Ha everyone think of TAKE ON ME - but this is way better stuff from them... Also in the same league as their title song "scoundrel days", "hunting high and low", "how sweet it was",...

One of my favorites songs, I love it! - ro-s

This song is amazing, deserves top 3, the lyrics are amazing and with morten voice, this is without question one the best of the 80's, a-ha forever!

No No No, not deserving to be in top 1000

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9Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

I love this song so much! When I first heard it in Rocky 3 I fell in love with the song! I can't believe people like the crappy pop music of today oldies are way better!

Eye of the tiger is my most favorite song

Should be number 1 it gets you totally pumped up to do something when is heard it in rocky 3 it was motovating

This is suppose to be top 5

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10Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

This is just the best of the eighties and of ozzy verly on top of iron man and mr. Crowley it should be in first place just bad taste not offending who posted this list but still good :-)

Randys greatest work and easily one of the greatest riffs and metal songs of all time!

Awesome to see my favorite song in top ten

Plus its not a good song not even top 10

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The Newcomers

?That's All - Genesis
?Standing in the Dark - Platinum Blonde

The Contenders

11Jump - Van Halen

Jump is totally wicked and no other Van Halen song beats this one.

EIGHTH!? REally people when you have great great rock and metal phenomenon's you put this amazing some a EIGHTH! - thebandgeek

This song will want you to put on a leotard and dance around.
It is just that awesome. - C-BEAR

Should be number 5

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12Every Breath You Take - The Police

Long time I looking for this songs, never found... And now the greatest moment 1/3/2013 I found it at this top tens websites... Very2 thank so much to the top tens cause appear this songs in this sites... Thank, thank, thank.. I never forget this songs in my life.. Is a greatest songs of all time... Please put this songs at #1... Please, please, please.. I will always love the top tens... Thank you so much... Bye bye

Precious song. Reaaly beautiful!

I hope I'm not the only one who knows this song is about a stalker. I mean, listen to the lyrics. HE'S ALWAYS WATCHING YOU
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I'll be watching you

This is a great song why is it not top 10

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13Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

One of the greatest song of all times from a great band. This song walks into any playlist any day. Listen to it, realize it's true potential and beauty, fall in love with it and listen to it again and if you don't like it you do not deserve to listen to music at all. This songs ranks way above where it currently.

This song has been popular in the 80s and in every year since. I doubt that there is a single person (in the US at least) who has never heard this song or does not like it. The placement of this song on this list, or rather off of it, is unbelievable.

Number 28? That's ok. I mean its only the most well known song in history. And its only been referenced in hundreds of movies and television shows. People know this song for a reason. BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST.

On gravity falls they have a song called Don't Start Unbelieving' it so funny

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14Listen to Your Heart - Roxette

It is a timeless wonderful song that inspired even to those who weren't fans of the Swedish duo. Listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye!

More of a early nineties song but this song is great

This ever lasting romantic sensation makes me listen to my bitter sweet memories in the sands of time.

Sameera Badurdeen De Sen..

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15Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

Absolutely best song from Hard Rock Genre. It deserves top 10.

It's THE BEST SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD ITS MY NUMBER ONE OF ALL TIME I DESERVES AT LEAST TO BE ON TOP 3 AXL ROSE IS A GOD AND SLASH PLAYS LIKE A HERO.

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16Fade to Black - Metallica

Metallica what more can you say to that already makes any number of their songs a greatest classic but Fade To Black like Enter Sandman and more are well deserving of a top spot they redefined Rock n' Roll as did many other bands of the 80s Metallica will always be amazing regardless the time period its in

It seems that outside of the metal community the first three albums of Metallica are a little underrated. - Toraqi

The first 2 most people have heard of the MOP album metal fans or not. - MrQuaz680

Only because the is not mainstream... People don't realise the beauty of this song...

This is my favorite song of all time!

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17Alone - Heart

Absolutely my 80s best song... Ann and nancy Wilson is awesome

Not a big fan of the 80s, but this is definitely my favorite.

Best song ever. This is the song that made me like the 80's

Heart is awesome great band love them

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18Papa Don't Preach - Madonna

I love Like a Prayer but this one is even better! Great vocals!

One of the most beautiful songs I've heard

Finally a Madonna song but not what I was expecting

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19Heaven Is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle

25years later and this song still has "if". Classic, great song! And Belinda's signature song of all time!

Belinda Carlisle sings this great song of the 80;s. - caybatha

"It's a good melody I got to admit. Belinda made a good song, I also admit to that. My mom and I sing along with that song every time it comes on the Radio! "

Love this song!

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20Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

That song is very, very romantic. I don't like Bonnie Tyler, but that song totally rocks. The lyrics are so personal..."And if you only hold me tight, we'll be hoding on forever".

Hokey music video, Great song. An all time classic, and one of my personal favorite songs.

One of my personal favorites as far as all music goes. It's in the top 10.

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3. Take on Me - A-ha
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