Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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121Dora Carofiglio
122Adam Ant
123Twisted SisterTwisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.
124TotoToto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

"The band's best known song is of cours Africa"
"Best song of Toto with bass riff is Hold The Line"
"Best known songs by Toto: Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna, Pamela, I'll be over you, Can't Stop Loving You etc."

125Pat BenatarPatricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

Pat Benatar is one of the most iconic and memorable artists of the 80's. You just can't choose which song is the greatest:

"Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong", "Invincible", "All Fired Up", "Shadows of the Night", "You Better Run", "Fire and Ice", "Ooh Ooh Song", "Promises in the Dark", "Painted Desert", "Don't Walk Away", "Le Bel Age", "Sex as a Weapon", "Treat Me Right", "Anxiety (Get Nervous)"

She was one of the pioneering Woman of Rock! Girls just didn't front bands back then. She was a tiny powerhouse, winning 4 Grammy's. Definitely should be in the Top 10.

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126W.A.S.P.W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.
127W.A.S.P.W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.V1 Comment
128Dire StraitsDire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.V1 Comment
129Christopher Cross

Simply brilliant music. His high, clear and pitch-perfect voice seems to sugarcoat his incredible songs-- such as Arthur's Theme, Sailing, and Ride Like the Wind. Plus, many other great songs that didn't get enough recognition!

His song "Sailing" was awarded best song of the year in 1980. He doesn't receive enough kudos for his masterpieces.

Sailing has to be one of the most beautiful etherial songs ever for any decade. It "takes me back" in an instant. Incredible production. Easily one of my top ten tracks of all time.
Wasn't quite in the 80s on first release.


Devo was the last of the punk generation, yet completely original with concepts that will satisfy a nerd and with an upbeat rhythm to move everyone else.

Maybe a bit odd, but that's what makes this band fun. Weird rhythms, fun riffs, and a lot of synth sound made this band unique but cool.

131Billy IdolWilliam Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

80"s is not complete without Billy Idol, "Mony, Mony" got a crowd going anywhere if you didn't ride a pony it made you want to everybody got up danced, yelled and sang! Rebel Yell and White Wedding got some movement as well.

132SurvivorSurvivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, garnering many charting singles, especially in the United States.

Eye of the tiger album? Play it today, and see how it still holds up. Dave Bickler (Budweiser real men of genius ads singer) and Jimi Jamison (Casey Kasem said he IS the voice of the 80's) as singers? Frankie Sullivan guitar riffs/solos/songwriting. Jim Peterik keyboard/piano/songwriting. Play Surivor Silver Girl and tell me they were not underrated.

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134The Sound
135INXSINXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.
138Chris Isaak
139Fear FactoryFear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.
140Big Daddy Kane
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