Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s
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Queen of Voice! Look at her amazing list of 80s singles: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Greatest Love of All", "Saving All My Love for You", "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", "One Moment in Time", "How Will I Know", "You Give Good Love", "All at Once", "So Emotional"
The most beautiful and amazing woman to live on this planet!
She is the business. The best voice ever
Queen of pop and 80sV1 Comment
Yes, Chithra is great artist from 80's - bradman
In 80's Chithra is New face. But she capture the music world in a single song - clintenV2 Comments
U2 made the biggest impact in the 80's and still going strong. You know this list is a joke when Bono isn't ranked higher then Heart. He is one of the greatest song writers of all time.
Presence and passion. This is not even close! Time magazines band
Of the decade.
U2 deserve number 1. Forget Michael Jackson, his contribution to music was nothing compared to U2's. - Radiosight
U2 is awesome and they keep on going! Bono is amazing!V3 Comments
Best band bar none love pink floydV2 Comments
With hits such as "Don't Stop Believing," "Open Arms", "Lights" etc. how is Journey not on the list? I am guessing that every single person in the civilized world knows at least one song. Their songs have stood the test of time, and "Don't Stop Believing" has become super popular again. They are one the most distinguished bands of the 80s, and are capable of such diverse sounds. They deserve a place on the list, if only for the insane range and beauty of their lead singer's voice. Steve Perry tips the balance, making this good band incredible.
#142? Are you kidding?!?! Based on record sales, concert attendance, longevity, recurrent popularity three decades later, Santana pedigree, populizers of the power ballad, and innumerable copycat bands... This is one of the most successful and influential bands of all time. They have their haters for being too "corporate" and/or too "commercial", but Journey is clearly a top ten artist of the 1980's.
Bryan Adams, Whitney Houston, Belinda Carlisle, Depeche Mode ahead of Journey and Queen. I don't think so, take a look at the body of work.
Journey should be #1V5 Comments
How are these guys not higher? Best band in the 80's, cracked America and were the One Direction of the day, but much better. Hungry Like the Wolf, The Reflex, Rio, Is There Something I Should Know, Save a Prayer, Wild Boys, View to a Kill, Girls on Film, Ordinary World, Notorious, Planet Earth, etc, etc. All classics! DD forever guys
Great band. Most underrated musicians due to style and looks. I've seen them live 7 times and they're still going strong. How many of these bands can say that?
Duran Duran pretty much created New Wave. The original 5 members had the perfect amount of Punk and Disco to create the perfect sound. Andy is one of the greatest guitarists.
Love Duran Duran, reminds me of a dear friend that I lost to cancer. She loved this group!V11 Comments
John Lennon is the best musician on this listV1 Comment
Love Huey Lewis and the News! Reminds me of great times with great friends!
X Japan has the ultimate fusion about rock n roll and all kind of good genres of music. X Japan takes rock n roll and makes it to a higher level. Every song of X Japan is a unique piece of fine art. Every musician in X Japan is a real artist who has his unique style and gives the interpretation one unique emotion. The legacy of X Japan is the greatest of all world. Every single fan of X Japan knows and understand the greatness of the band. Anyone who likes real music, anyone who loves classical music understand the importance of this band. Yoshiki the leader of the band is a classical trained musician and one of the greatests composers of this time. X Japan has influenced the entire world more than anyone could imagine. Let the love of X Japan be knowed.
HIDE was at his peak at the time, of course X Japan would be the best band of the 80s! Also the chemistry between the members is really strong and you as a listener get to share the same vibe with them no matter what.
X Japan's the best Japanese visual kei rock. Yoshiki's smart artist who can play a piano and a drum with together that's new change. Toshi's the best vocalist who can sing best many songs that's great.
Why does every list I see have X Japan on it? I have heard of thousands of artist/bands but had never heard of this group.V3 Comments
Kiss... I honestly believe, one of the BEST Bands of the 80s... Even now, it's quite amazing! Think about it... Michael Jackson, may be good... But Kiss? Kiss... Is.. Out... STANDING! Haha... Take that MJ! Go Kiss!
There the hottest band in the world!
KISS came out with heaps and heaps of hits I was made for loving you, god gave rock and roll to you, dr love and so much more. They rocked america in the 70s and 80s and they are legendary group of players Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Plus there funny and created a ad for dr pepper and are a amazing band
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