Greatest '80s Songs


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41Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

The best movie soundtrack ever

I love this song! I learned it on my guitar and everything!

"It totally goes with the movie, 'The Breakfast Club.'

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42Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

This list is a joke. This song is considered the Best Heavy metal songs of all time and it is number 43 on this list. - IronMainiac666

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43Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Totally surprised this song hasn't even been mentioned.. The greatest 80's song EVER - brad76

Footloose is all the way down here! Surprised it isn't on the top 10:(

This song is suppose to be higher Kenny Loggins his best song ever

Best dancing music ever if u like to party

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44With or Without You - U2

One of the best songs ever from Irish magicians. Praise Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr. & The Edge for their gift to this life. Hope they live on & on & on & bless us all by their Music.

I love U2 I think they are incredible, their sound is beautiful as is the Edge's guitar. I have never heard a song that I don't love. I think that they are the greatest band ever... I know people would argue for Led Zeppelin (who I love) because of Page's guitar, Plant's vocals and not to mention John Bonzo Bonhams thunderous drums but u2 have a different style of music to Led Zep, They are easier to listen to and at their concerts you get a feeling of closeness, like its just you and the band, whereas Led Zep are giants... nobody can touch them. The final thing is that I have to praise the band, especially Bono, for all the humanitarian work they have done. Some quick song suggestions: SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY BY U2, WITH OR WITH OUT YOU BY U2 AND BAD BY U2', happy listening.

The reason U2 are good is because they are timeless. The songs may be old, but they sound like they could've been recorded today. That is the main draw of U2. Top ten material for sure.

There's something magic in this song. For sure deserves a higher rating.

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45Walk This Way - Run-DMC

Remember when I first heard this, thought what is Aerosmith doing with a rap group? But ya know worked! Crazy, but it worked...

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46Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison

Poison! Classic 80's hair band. Loved em!

What is this song Every Rose has its thorn is better

When I think 80s, I think Poison, and when I think Poison, I think nothing' but a Good Time :D - JAE29

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47Kurenai - X Japan

This song should be in the top 50 at least! The beginning of the song starts out with a type of dark melody then it bursts out at you with such amazing guitar and drums blasting and with such an expert level of lyrics! This song is 6 minutes of awesomeness! You will never hear anything like it, the song is unique and it is everything you want in an original multi genre song they have their own sound and that is what makes them unique (plus they had a crazy style back then no matter what they really grabbed attention)! ~

The best songs of 80s! Thanks Yoshiki Hayashi for his awesome songs and lyrics!

No! Horrible uninspired song.
Undeserving of top 1,000,000 songs.

No Talent garbage, tossers

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48Eternal Flame - The Bangles

"This song gives me hope that I'll found true love someday."

Bangles are good but this is not a good song

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49Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

Great song, popular but always thought it has been underrated. It is a beautiful song with inspiring lyrics. Should be much higher on the list.

If you grew up in the eighties, this is, like a swan song to that time. The memories will always remain.

Such a good song. Can't believe it is at the bottom of the list

Awesome song

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50Physical - Olivia Newton-John

The only 80s song better is like a virgin by Madonna

Yes finally not number 1 such a annoying song

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51Running Up that Hill - Kate BushV1 Comment
52It's My Life - Talk Talk

This is an awesome song... I'm so in love with his voice and you can really feel something behind the music because they made it with passion.

This original song is way better that gene stefani's version

I Like This Version Than No Doubt Version - masoncarr2244

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53Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce SpringsteenV1 Comment
54There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
55Where Is My Mind? - Pixies

Way ahead of its time and it makes you feel happy and sad at the same time. - velvetgristle

56Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the WavesV2 Comments
57Man In the Mirror - Michael Jackson

I love this song it makes me think

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58This World Over - XTCV1 Comment
59Burning Down the House - Talking HeadsV1 Comment
60Cruel Summer - Bananarama

Anything from the karate kid rules

"I think I heard this on my mom's I-pod.

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