Greatest '80s Songs


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81Racism Sucks - 7 Seconds

I Agree. Is it only seven seconds long?

82Relax - 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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83I 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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84Rio - Duran Duran
85Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette MidlerV1 Comment
86I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls

I conquered Iran in EU4, don't know why, so I ran, Iran's so far away, didn't get away.

87Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen

I absolutely love this song! Great song to dance and sing to! Great for dances and entrainment at functions! Amazing dancing beat and a fun song to sing in groups! Old time Classic!

i love this song listened to it since the day i was born great song

What's Bruce doing at rank number 78? This is an internet crime.

THIS one gives me hope

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88I Am the Resurrection - The Stone Roses

Four pages and no Stone Roses song. this is easily their best, especially the jam session at the end for the last 4 minutes of the song.

89We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister

One of the iconic songs of the 80's..and video. Video really made the songs back then. That's all we did, watch MTV. And cruise and listen to this over and over lol

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90Under the Sea - Samuel E. WrightV1 Comment
91Live to Tell - MadonnaV1 Comment
92Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

Best female voice of the 80's. Her best ballad.

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93Centerfold - The J. Geils BandV3 Comments
94Holy Diver - Dio

Ultimate rock artist/song/musicians...still relevant never sounds dated

95Just Like Heaven - The Cure

Maybe one of the greatest love songs ever a classic cure song

Listening to this all through the 90s too, I always sang along.

There is literally NO WAY this can be down here at #286...

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96Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson

"I think Michael's got something going on here."

97Faithfully - Journey

They had sooo many great tunes, this being one of em. Just a fantastic rock group. From easy listening dance to full out rock, they did it all well.

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98Kiss the Girl - Samuel E. Wright

Song was currently covered by Ashley M. Tisdale. Kudos to Tisdale for covering this song. - playstationfan66

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99I've Been Losing You (A-Ha)
100Fire Woman - The CultV1 Comment
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