Greatest '80s Songs


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61Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
62Lies - Thompson TwinsV1 Comment
63I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

Absolutely wonderful disco-dance track that was a big boom in 1987. Whitney's voice is stunning. Should be much higher on this list - Larissa

"I like this song but I have a few comments:
1.Wasn't Whitney on DRUGS and that's how she died?
2.This song kind of takes too long, I mean seriously!
And 3. Yet I still like the song.

Love this song! Always makes me wanna get up & dance! Her voice is like an angel….

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64Panama - Van Halen

Van Halen. Flat out the best rock group ever! Enough said...

Awesome song Van Halen is great

65Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

Heavy HEAVY rotation on MTV...beat this song to death!

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66Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
67Smooth Criminal - Michael JacksonV2 Comments
68One - Metallica

Most epic song ever! How is it not on the list? - gibsonrock53

This song has always been underrated! ALWAYS!

Should be way higher on the list

Awesome song

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69Still Loving You - Scorpions

The legendary Scorps are the masters of power ballads even yet today. This is an incredibly beautiful love song sung by the one and only Klaus Meine. - ScorpsSistah

This is the greatest songs, do you ever listened this songs? this is so great.. it's the best... - canessie

Yes one of the best songs/ballad in rock, hands down. Actually a song about the Berlin wall, I just found out, after listening to it for 28 years

Nostalgic song ever made...

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70Bad - Michael JacksonV1 Comment
71Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

Absolutely classic and catchy as.

Probably one of the worst 80's songs. - cwoodkiter

72Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

The best song

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73Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

"This song should be in a movie, I mean an actors movie or something about a hero."

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74Simple Man - Klaus Nomi

No! what, is this a list for untalented & tone deaf?

I vote this list OFF The Planet! Go on then, move along, move along. Nothing to hear here, Move Along...

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75Animal - Def Leppard
76Racism Sucks - 7 Seconds

I Agree. Is it only seven seconds long?

77Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Heard this song sooo much at the clubs and dance bars. Beat it to DEATH!

The best 80s song, along with 2 Tribes and Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

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78I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett

Seriously this should be number 1

The song with attitude! An all time favorite at all the school dances and dance halls.

Love this song. One of the best ever made

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79Tom Sawyer - Rush

this is 1 of the best songs. friekishly hard to play on drums, i no, and im good. my bro plays bass, and its hard

Learned to play drums back in the 80's listening to this. Peart is unreal...a god on drums...

80Rio - Duran Duran
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