Greatest Bands from the '80s

RHCPfan

The Contenders: Page 8

141 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.
142 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Sound Garden is the best rock band till date... Experience and then you would know what they are all about.

143 Yazoo

Great band, and still fun to listen to today. Just added them to my play list last week!

144 The Housemartins

An underrated but good-fun band from the 1980s. It's also what helped Norman Cook's career - pennylagwaberurier

They are better than most out there

V 1 Comment
145 Supertramp

Lost steam without Roger Hodgson during the '80's, but without doubt one of the greatest bands of all time!

Absolutely one of the greatest of their time!

V 3 Comments
146 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.

One of the best voices ever, much less in the 80's

V 1 Comment
147 Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Relax, two tribes, the power of love. 3 great number 1s. Relax one of the biggest selling singles ever, should be at number 1, not 133

Shame on you this greatest band ever take on 127 place...

If your into the 80's this band have to be much higher in this chart.Three number ones and all the hype surrounding their classic video's.Not to be missed!

Great Songs and band

V 5 Comments
148 Curiosity Killed the Cat

I loved this band and I can not find any of there songs to this day.

V 1 Comment
149 Marc-Almond

One of the greatest perfomers of the 8os! A dramatic theatrical voice,music for few

V 1 Comment
150 Thompson Twins

Fantastic trio, should have at least made the top 30.

V 1 Comment
151 Infected Mushroom
152 Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo missing from this list entirely is a travesty. Best of the up tempo post punk bands, known for their awesome Halloween concerts and Danny Elfman has gone on to greater glory scoring movies for Tim Burton and creating the theme music for the Simpsons and others.

Yes, Yes, YES! I have waited so long for someone to mention Oingo Boingo in ANY list. Why must they be overlooked by everyone? Why we they so unloved?

MY FAVORITE BAND. Very much an 80s band, but mixing synth pop, ska, punk, and jazz gives them a unique style. Listen to Insanity for an absolute masterpiece.

This is one of the best bands of all time.

V 3 Comments
153 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.

Slayer is a frigging classic! Should be way up higher on the last, not almost at the bottom.

Better than half the bands on this list.

Needs to be in top 30 at least! brutal, violent, heavy death/thrash metal

V 1 Comment
154 The Psychedelic Furs

The sexiest voice of the eighties! And hey, I bet this is an American-based list? Europe fans would have this sort of up-side down sirs:-) I haven't even seen the Style Councils yet... Without doubt one of the greatest of the Eighties!

V 2 Comments
155 The Redskins V 1 Comment
156 ABC

Should have been no1 lexicon of love what a classic album still sounds great,
!

V 2 Comments
157 Bananarama

This ladies were awesome in the 80's and I am still listening to their music.

Loved these girls and still do today

Very catchy songs,should be much higher,still going strong,timeless songs.

158 Bros

Bros is definitely one of the most talented groups during the 80's. Their talent deserves mention given the song writing, singing and voice quality of the goss brothers.

159 Minutemen

One of a very very small number of the bands on this list that actually belong on this list.

Wrote one of the best punk rock albums of all time with double nickels on the dime, should be top ten for sure.

160 Michael Learns to Rock

This is an amazing band. Even today their songs are extremely famous in the world. I loved 'The Actor' and 'Sleeping Child'. They bring back sweet memories for me!

V 1 Comment
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s Greatest Rock Bands of the '80s Best British Punk Rock Bands From the '70s and '80s Best Thrash Metal Bands of the '80s, '90s, '00s Top Ten Hard Rock Bands from the 70s, 80s, and 90s

List StatsUpdated 23 Jan 2017

16,000 votes
282 listings
8 years, 144 days old

Top Remixes (74)

1. U2
2. INXS
3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
SPH
1. Poison
2. Motley Crue
3. Van Halen
18bobby
1. U2
2. Motley Crue
3. Metallica
lexusboy14

WRemix
View All 74

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P