Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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102Rick AstleyRichard Paul "Rick" Astley (Born February 6, 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, U . K ) is a British singer/songwriter, best known for "Rickrolling" . However before that he started in a church choir and a couple of local bands, before attaining success as a popular singer in the late 80s and early 90s, known more.

Rick Astley is a famous singer, but he is best known for the internet meme "Rickrolling". While his main success came in the 80s and early 90s, he continues to record and perform live. His newest album, without a released name, was due to come out this month, but has been delayed due to a company break up at his record label.

Why is he this down in the top 100 he had a big big hit in 1987


Wham! changed the course of pop forever

George Michaels can do no wrong

Come on. If these boys didn't define the face of 80s music.. I don't know who did. It is easy to forget (with the absence of the techno sound that dates the likes of Depeche Mode and Duran Duran) that this was the 80s. Last Christmas of course being the seasonal classic even today. Guaranteed dancefloor fillers: Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, super cool base intro to Edge of Heaven. George Michael.. such cool moves and such a heart-throb.. who knew.

104Culture Club

I have no idea why culture club is not even on this list. They were the first European band to have three hit singles in the United States since the Beatles. Most people would like to forget about culture club and boy george but when ranking the best artists of the 80s, culture club has to be taken into consideration.

They changed lives, I know they did mine!

And in my heart the fires still burning

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105Stevie Ray VaughanStephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and more.

This man should be WAY higher. A true Blues legend. Love ya Stevie Ray Vaughn!

106The CarsThe Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer more.

The Cars is the greatest band in its time. They have their own genre alternative yet rock yet you can still dance to it and then also have a story to boot! I love the Cars always will be my favorite!

1985 was the defining moment for The Cars when during the Live Aid concert some genius put the track Who's Gonna Drive You Home? to the images of the heart-wrenching video report from the Ethiopian draught. It was a game-changer. The producers knew it playing it over and over while we wept at our T.V. screens and stuck our hands in our pockets. I remember Bob Geldoff swearing at the camera to "give us your f'ing money". But I remember that moment and those poor people more every time I hear that Cars track.

107Siouxsie and the Banshees
109The Stray Cats
110Naked Eyes
111Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson is an English artist, musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who achieved huge commercial success in the mid-1980s.
112Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Love "lost in emotion"

113Waylon Jennings
115Sparky D
116The Slits
117The O'Jays
118CherCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long more.

She only released a few singles in the 80's. Some of them were really great -"If I Could Turn Back Time", "Just Like Jesse James", "I Found Someone", "We All Sleep Alone"

Appeared in Burlesque alongside Christina Aguilera. - playstationfan66

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