Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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121 Boowy
122 Dora Carofiglio
123 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.
124 Toto Toto Toto 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."

125 Pat Benatar Pat Benatar Patricia 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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126 W.A.S.P. W.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.
127 W.A.S.P. W.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. V 1 Comment
128 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. V 1 Comment
129 Christopher 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.

130 Devo Devo

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.

131 Billy Idol Billy Idol William 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.

132 Survivor Survivor Survivor 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.

133 Modern Talking Modern Talking Modern Talking was a German synth-pop duo formed in 1983 by singer/pianist Thomas Anders and chorus singer/producer/composer/guitarist Dieter Bohlen best known for their hits "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "Cheri Cheri Lady" and "Brother Louie", that broke up in 1987 before rejoining in 1998 with more.
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135 The Sound
136 INXS INXS INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.
137 Tiffany
138 Eurythmics
139 Chris Isaak
140 Fear Factory Fear Factory Fear 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.
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