Greatest Bands from the '80s

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61Eurythmics

Loved annie's powerful voice along with dave's musical rhythm. I love sweet dreams (are made of this).

I love this band! My parents played it when I was a kid and I loved it ever since. My favorite song that the produced is Sweet Dreams.

There videos were real art. Annie lennox always looked stupendously good

62WarrantWarrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.

Warrant has so many good songs! So disappointed that its not in the top 10

Great band... listening to Dog Eat Dog now... Still holds up after 20+ years!

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63CinderellaCinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.

Had Two Killer Albums in the 80's...Their Debut "Night Songs" and Follow up "Long Cold Winter" with Both Albums Cracking the Top 10 in the Billboard 200..and combining to produce 3 Top 20 Singles...

Killer songs like nobody's fool, Somebody save me, Gypsy road, and lots more. They should be in at least the top 15. I am a huge fan of old school rock and roll and I am only 13 years old and this is my second favorite band.

Tom Keifer is one of the most talented musicians ever! Look at all the different instruments he can play! Add in his beautiful voice & absolutely gorgeous face. This band is in my top ten of all time!

How in the world are they in 57th place? This is the best 80s band in the world. Tom keifer is the best vocalist I've ever heard.

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64BlondieBlondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s.

Debbie harry was talented and beautiful

Because they were more of a 70s band than an 80s band?

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65Stryper

The best glam metal band platinum and gold albums and just plain rock/metal awesomeness

Different - Rock/Metal and Christian

In God We Trust was pretty much the final chord in 80s music.
Sadly, I didn't hear much of them until later.

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66Men at Work

I was born in 82' so I obviously wasn't into the music scene enough to know if they ever received enough credit, but "Maria" is without a doubt one of my favorite songs. I have their greatest hits, I know snobs hate me all you want, but it's all amazing (like almost Paul Simon's Graceland good). I can't say that for all of my greatest hits compilations.

So much better than what is viewed I don't know what is up with this list. "Who can it be- now" has an amazing tenor sax and it is just a good band over all they should at least be in top 15 in my opinion.

Great Australian band and definitely should be given some more credit for their work!

Who can it be now? Men at Work. Lol - EpicJake

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67Twisted SisterTwisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Amazing band, many great songs. They are a great inspiration to other heavy metal bands. They truly should be one of the top 10 because of the quality and effort that you can easily tell they put into their songs. You can tell that they really believe in what they sing, and what their lead singer Dee Snider writes.

They Are Sing About The Truth Too And They Keep It Raw

I love twisted sister! How are they #45!

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68Dead or Alive

They are just amazing!
Love the retro music..
Just fun fun fun. LOVE!

Every their song is full of emotions and different than another, their music is so delight and special... THEY'RE BEST

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69MotorheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.

These were the dirty edge of British metal in the 80's. Very influential. Still making great songs " line in the sand"

Motorhead should be top 3. along with OZZY and W.A.S.P. This list makes no sense.

Well, they are in the wrong place. Those numbers should be switched and equal with 9 at least

70Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

Cheap Trick, to me, was the most underrated rock bands of the 80's

I'm 63 and still like to crank it up in my car with these guys. Their music sounds just as good as it did 30 years ago.

No doubt they were and are still underrated!

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71Madness

Best group in the 80s by a bleeding mile

There's some band called Cinderella at number 30! Never heard of them! MADNESS are THE band of the 80's, National Treasures entertaining the British public since 1979... and still making new albums with all seven original members! LEGENDS

How on earth are Madness this low down the list? Biggest selling singles band of the 80's (and they were only around for just over half the decade! ) - hit after hit after hit - don't think they should be top but they should be well above a lot of the bland MOR/AOR that appears higher in this list

Cannot ever go wrong with Madness! Whether it is Must be Love OR Our House... they are great!

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72Beastie BoysThe Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

This band should definitely be placed in top 10 along with New Order!

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73Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Pioneers of rocks of all decades. Nothing beats Perfect Stranger album...

How did they get here? David's in whitesnake

They did perfect strangers with the best and most popular line-up, which doesn't include David Coverdale... - RalphSaad

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75Adam and the Ants

Adam was my first love. What an amazing and truly original sound the Ants had, those drums were just astonishing. I learned so much from the songs about art, sex, tribes, pirates and the list goes on. Adam was all about style and somehow fused punk and the new romantics effortlessly. A true one off.

The Man Is A Legend... His Fans Are 2nd To None!...
& He Has Worked His Socks Off With Tour After Tour For The Last Few Years...
It's A Heck Of A Lot To Deal With When You Have An Illness Like Adam's...
Here's To A Legend Who Has Brought So Much Happiness To His Fans... Young & Old-ish...

Adam is One of the most unique & individual artist I have ever seen, then & still is now. I have never seen an artist like him. Exciting to listen to & even more exciting to watch. A one of a kind.

Adam came with something new and unusual. I really value his "King Of The Wild Frontier" - definitely my favorite album of all times.

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76The B-52's

How did the B52's not get on the list they were awesome!

Finally I find the best new wave band!

The best beach-rock party group ever!

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77WhitesnakeWhitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Love David Coverdale and Is this love

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78TotoToto 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.

What about Toto? Why on earth is Toto not of the first ten rock bands?! They are one of the most extraordinary rock bands of the 80's that ever existed! They are perfect! I like almost every song of them. I swear that I have heard them even before I was born! They are extraordinary!

Africa, Hold the Line, 99, Rosanna, Stop Loving You, and home of the brave are their best.

Toto only 899 th what should be in the top 40

One of the best ever

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80BostonBoston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.

Listening to this group so takes me back to high school and cruising around in my '76 Camaro with the volume cranked up as high as it would go. I loved them then and still do. Brad Delp had such an awesome voice.

You know a band is good when you can listen to their songs over and over and never get tired of hearing it. Tom scholz is the greatest songwriter of all time. They had the most unique sound of any band ever. Also, you will never see a more perfect afro than sib hashian's.R.I. P brad.

Although they first hit big at the end of the 70s they average out as an awesome early to mid 80s guitar rock phenomenon.

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