Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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101 Adam Ant
102 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.
103 Michael Learns to Rock

This band has created songs that brought back sweet memories to many people in the world, especially Asia. Vote for this band!

104 Status Quo
105 Wham!

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.

106 Culture 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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107 Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan Stephen "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!

108 The Cars The Cars The 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.

109 Siouxsie and the Banshees Siouxsie and the Banshees
110 ABC
111 The Stray Cats
112 Naked Eyes
113 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Love "lost in emotion"

114 Waylon Jennings
115 U.T.F.O
116 Sparky D
117 The Slits
118 The O'Jays
119 Cher Cher Cher 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

120 Spitz
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