Greatest '80s Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
This song is like the best song ever

Slash is awesome and is better then every other guitarist

So everyone pick this song because it is the best 80's song ever
This is one song no matter how many times I hear it it takes me to my happy place. Will never get tired of hearing it. Love it!
Best song that there has ever been. Without a doubt. Guns n roses is the best band that has ever been aspablished and I would kill to see them live. Vote up
[Newest]Best song ever! Axl is the best song writer of all time!

2Beat It - Michael Jackson
Not even a rock song.
To all you people moaning that Michael Jackson is a pop artist, it's about the song not the artist. This song features a guitar riff and solo written and performed by Eddie Van Halen - possibly the most gifted guitarist at the time. This automatically brings it into the rock genre. You're all welcome "
Who even voted for him, he's got nothing to do with rock, its a joke come on really?
[Newest]In the wrong class.

3Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Greatest of rock songs ever...
If you ask a group of people "what comes to mind when you think of the 80's? ", 4/10 people will say Bon Jovi.
Kid rock quote about Livin'On A Prayer from Bon Jovi When We Were Beautiful documentary, "There are songs which are great within a trend, and then, there are songs which become the trend"!
[Newest]I like this Rock song! Living' On A Prayer

4Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
This songs is the best rock songs of 80's ever
One of the greatest songs ever written!
Should be 1st in the list
One of the best rock songs ever

5Back In Black - AC/DC
This Song is amazing. I can't believe it is not number one.
Number 1 with no question

shatti

Best song/riff ever written
[Newest]Brian Johnson and Angus youngs Guitar is great. Yes I'm the kid that's 10... Have a nice day

6Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Too many great songs to list but when I think of "80's" rock songs, Journey, regardless of which song it is, comes to mind.

SociallyxxDistorted

Awesome song - How can MJ be number 1 rock song when he was a pop artist?
Best song by journey ever ever ever in the history of ever
[Newest]Makes my Heart beat

7Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
How the hell is this not number 1? This is probably the best song of all time!

ComaWhite21

This is iron maiden... One of the best metal bands of all time

8One - Metallica
This is a top 5 song
This song is from 1990 so yeah should not be on the list

9Tom Sawyer - Rush

10Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

The Contenders

11Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
GREATEST SUMMER AND NOSTALGIC SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD...
Many great times listening to this song.

12Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
not my favorite Queen song, but definitely the one that says EIGHTIES the most.

I<3Queen

The best song ever! Must love Queen
Not my favorite from Queen songs, but anyways

13Alone - Heart

14In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

15Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
On of the best Leppard songs, But it is by the best band ever, but why so low should be top five

DLnumber1

One of the best songs I have ever heard it should be number 1!
I totally agree! Definitely Leppard are the best band ever!

16Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions

17You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
This song is an all time favorite and not enough people appreciate it! My love.

18Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
I just love this band and dad named me after this band you know
I think that Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home" should be in the top ten, because it's ' Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee! They stick to rock roots and rock styles!

19November Rain - Guns N' Roses
love the solo... great video too.

jwileson

Great love slash solo better than beat it sorry Jackson should be at least in the top 7

20Fade to Black - Metallica
Great solo, beautiful tone, deep lyrics and a great transition song for an even greater band.

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