Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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41 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

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.

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42 Europe Europe Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.
43 Billy Joel Billy Joel

Not just a perfect songwriter, Billy was a fantastic vocalist. He could easily outshine Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Prince in the "vocal" category.

Some of his brilliant 80s music: "Tell Her About It", "You May Be Right", "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", "Uptown Girl", "An Innocent Man", "We Didn't Start the Fire", "A Matter of Trust", "Pressure", "The Longest Time", "Allentown"...

Billy Joel is one of the most talented song writters ever in my opinion, every one of his songs tells a story.

44 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
45 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
46 Run DMC
47 Rush

Greatest Canadian band ever and where's David Bowie on the list both should make top 15

seriously, how can rush not be in this list... it should be, at least, in the top ten

No doubt, THE BEST musicians one band has ever had - UFasten8Me

Love Tom Sawyer!

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48 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

Love his work by himself and with Genesis! I love ALL Genesis, including the older stuff with Peter Gabriel and later on with Phil Collins. Phil Collins is great!

Did each song in Tarzan (1999), Brother Bear (2003) and Disney's The Legend of Tarzan. - playstationfan66

Love Phil Collins! He keeps on going and is as great as ever!

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49 Sandra Sandra Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra Maria Magdalena", "In the Heat of the Night", "Everlasting Love", "Secret Land", "Hiroshima" and "Don't Be Aggressive". V 2 Comments
50 Rolling Stones

My stones roll for these guys!

One of the greatest

51 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. V 1 Comment
52 Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

The best band of the 80's! Lou Gramm's voice is amazing! Look at all their hits!

Can't believe no one has mentioned them so far?

53 The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. V 3 Comments
54 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.
55 Belinda Carlisle Belinda Carlisle Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.

Hit "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" became one of the greatest and most memorable songs of the 80's. Belinda had a very nice voice.
Other geeat songs from that era - "Circle in the Sand", "Leave a Light On", "La Luna", "I Get Weak", "Mad About You", "Summer Rain"

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56 Kate Bush Kate Bush

I'm flabbergasted that she hasn't been put into consideration. Her perfect blend of theatre and pop music should at least be in the top 20!

Seriously talented artist great voice

She along with Peter Gabriel and few other british artists really introduced 80s characteristic sound and production (smaplers and synthetisers) that we so much love now.

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57 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

I love The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS! GREATEST BAND EVER.

They are with Warner Bros. Records since 1991. - playstationfan66

The most brilliant group in history

58 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.

The most unappreciated bands in Britain, one of the best live bands you'll ever see.

In my opinion they are the best electronic pop group ever, and should be in the top 5 at least of this line up.

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60 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date.
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