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Chrissy Hynde is one of the finest songwriters EVER... Also vocalists! Her bands were always honest players who helped to her songs the "edge" they deserved! Learning to Crawl is one of the finest albums ever released! She never released anything but great albums!
My God people if the Pretender's are not here I don't know what to say.
This is one of the main influences for bands like Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine
Why isn't Sonic Youth in the top ten, what the hell?V1 Comment
Should have been higher... this band deserves it! Per and Marie combo is just mind blowing... the powerful 'listen to your heart' and the catchy 'the look' prove why they should deserve higher ranks!
Great band. Literally. Original and dynamic songs
Great Band, Glad to see them back after 20 year on the road again.
What is wrong with people seriously great bandV2 Comments
Most underrated band... It deserves a lot more
The band who's song was the theme tune to The Breakfast Club 'don't you forget about me' another Great Scottish band along with Big Country
Can't believe how low in the rankings they are.
One of the most creative and innovative bands of their generation.
Mind blowing listen before you play any competitive sportV13 Comments
This is the band that brought me into new wave. Should be at least 50!
Should be higher. Temple of Love is the best they have done and can ans will hold the test of time.V2 Comments
Talk Talk invented whole genres of music. They evolved from synth pop to something profoundly sophisticated and inspiring. Their last three proper studio albums are greater than most of the top releases by many of the bands on here. Spirit of Eden is transcendent. Colour of Spring raised the bar beyond most band's grasp. Portishead, Sigur Ros, Massive Attack, Underworld, Radiohead, Robert Plant, members of Pink Floyd - all bow down to Talk Talk for a reason.
Pop as art. From their commercial early releases to their more introspective records, a band that did influence generations to come.
Define all that is great about 80s music.
Music for "gourmets"V5 Comments
The masters of heavy metal music. These guys are icons today. It's easy to guess they should be number 1.
What these guys should be at the least in th top 10V1 Comment
They were the best band of 80s with many many giga hits like -you can win if you want, sos for love, brother loui, you are my heart you are my soul and many more. They were the best of their era.
Awesome band still listen to them today.
L have to say that these Disco king guy�'s really touched "my heart and my soul! " every single song was and still is absolutely Great!... 80�'s would not been nothing with out them! :)...V2 Comments
Spandau should be top 5 probably top 3. If it goes by hits and ability to fill out stadiums they are most definitely up there.
"This is tony, hi I'm join, I'm Steve, I'm martin, and I'm Gary and we're Spandau Ballet."
Unbelievable they should be top 5. If it goes n top 30 hits they could be top 3.
The best band. They're simply AMAZING!V13 Comments
Radiohead banded together (officially) in the early 1990s, they are my fave band but should not be on the list at least under this name
Radiohead is a great band! CREEP is the best song ever... Radiohead should be upper on the list
Video killed the Radio Star...So true!V1 Comment
As someone who was born in 1970 I had fonder memories of the creche than the Clash. The alarm came along and changed that, a great band that got me into many others
One of the biggest college bands in the 80s. Never got the full recognition they deserved. Check out their greatest hits. Amazing songs. A ton of them.
The music and lyrics of Absolute Reality transcends generations. And for this song alone, The Alarm deserves a respectable place in this list.V3 Comments
Numerous hits on both sides of the Atlantic and still awesome!
One of the most underrated bands of all time.
It's been 30 years since I first heard "Something About You" and I still like listening to it up to this day!
Overlooked in this list of Great and Good Bands of the 80'sV1 Comment
Are we not men? Why on earth is this band not at the top of the list? Nothing says the 80's like the spuds!V1 Comment
So underrated - front man Mike Tramp is a talented songwriter and vocalist, as well as being a great guy, and continues to release a wealth of quality music. Uplifting, melodic and finely crafted.
Oh really, classically trained musicians creating innovative rock 'n roll wind up at #217!? I suggest you review their body of work and then Roll Over Beethoven.
Jeff Lynne is a musical genius. If this was a 70s list, ELO would be much higher.
The most underrated band... Thank you Jeff Lynne
To be fair, ELO is a 70's band, why is it here?
They're biggest international hit "Xanadu" was released and in 1980 and they were successful until 1982 - jrodzV3 Comments
One of the greatest bands of all time! Show me any other band on this list that headlined to represent the United States at the Olympics.
Did not make the top 100? Who made this list? Were you born yesterday?
Come on eye of the tiger burning heart they should be top ten
Still blasting this out. Fab band
I don't get how this band is NUMBER 234V2 Comments
Don't have a bad song toured the world and still playing. Should at least be in the top 15 top bands of the 80s. I guess more pop fans voting than rock.
Good lyrics, great sound, and an all around super band!
Should at least be in the top 20. One of the top headliner bands in the 80s
Best rock band of the 80's. I still listen to all their music even today!V3 Comments
My generation would agree Styx is among the best in their era. Dennis De Young and Tommy Shaw are great musician. Their songs are meaningful. Styx must be among the top ten
Why is this below skid Row?! Sure Youth gone Wild was good, but Styx released tons of hits!
Totally one of the best. Both Styx and Foreigner had a ton of hits... this list is way of base.
For pure rock and roll: ACDC, Foreigner, Styx, Scorpions, Van Halen, etc should be way closer to the top 20 than down near the bottom... who the hell is AlphaVille?
Great song and one of the best live shows around. Saw them in early 80's and again 2015 - even better. Should be in 10 topV4 Comments
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