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161Samantha Fox

Such a fun music! I love Samantha

162Ann WilsonAnn Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

Ann Wilson is one of the best female rockers of the 70's and the 80's

163Modern Talking
164New Edition
165ZZ TOPZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
166Gang Of Four
167Gene Loves Jezebel
168Roxy Music
169Joy DivisionJoy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
170Air Supply
171Paula Abdul

Only 1 album in the 80's but that record made her a superstar.

Hits "Straight Up", "Cold Hearted", "Forever Your Girl", "Opposites Attract", "The Way That You Love Me", "Knocked Out"

172Anita Baker
173Chaka KhanChaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus.V1 Comment
174Debbie Gibson
175Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Tina was definitely one of the biggest 80s superstars. Her powerful voice and great music ruled! Her tours showed real fire and passion!

Hits: "What's Love Got to Do with It", "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)", "Two People", "The Best", "Typical Male", "One of the Living", "Private Dancer", "Better Be Good to Me", "Let's Stay Together"

176Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".
177Lita FordLita Rossana Ford is an English-born American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s, an all-female rock band formed by Joan Jett and Sandy West. In the 1980s Lita Ford embarked on a solo career. V1 Comment
178Laura BraniganLaura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.

Just like Whitney Houston, Laura could easily hit 5 octaves. Her voice is really unforgettable. The song "Self Control" is one of the greatest 80s tracks

Other great songs from her - "The Lucky One", "Ti Amo", "Solitaire", "Hot Night", "Gloria", "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You", "Spanish Eddie", "Shattered Glass", "I Found Someone", "Cry Wolf", "Sharpshooter"

179Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"! Need I say more? Ok, try those ones too - "Holding Out for a Hero", "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)", "Faster Than the Speed of Night", "Here She Comes", "Hide Your Heart", "Save Up All Your Tears"

180Janet JacksonJanet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

I love Janet! She was as great as her famous brother Michael

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