Most Memorable 80s Songs by a Female Singer


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Like a Prayer - Madonna
5 million copies sold


Compared to the ok song - wanna dance with somebody
One of the greatest song ever. Madonna showed a very decent performance


Unbelievable song, and powerful!
[Newest]Best 80's girl song period. Well, Madonna's the best period.

2Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
It was Billboard's #1 song of the year for 1983 and even nowadays this track is very popular


I cringe whenever I hear this song. Tyler's screaming is like finger nails on a chalkboard. It is my sincere wish is to never ever have to hear this song again. If you are paying to have this song piped in to any store please know that whenever I hear this song in a store I leave immediately.
One of the best overall songs of the 1980s.

3Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Beautiful and really memorable track from the 80's


Yes we love her and miss her is she still playing in the us?
Love this song and Belinda Carlisle is a great singer.

4I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
Brilliant Dance/Pop track - one of the biggest hits of the 80's


In my opinion Whitney Houston is and was best singer of all time..
I love this song. I want to dance with anybody when I hear this song!
[Newest]I always heard that song at my car radio!

5La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Not just memorable but also legendary hit from Madonna


6Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
I'm turning 14 in a few months and I heard this song when I was young so obviously I know at least one verse of the song but this is one of the greatest songs of the 80s and one of my favourite songs EVER! I want to listen to this song until I grow old. I hope this will be more famous than the songs now
Cyndi Lauper is the one of the greatest singer in 80s and she have many song that hits in all over the world like girls just want to have fun, time after time, true colors and many more
I just love this song, and Cyndi is the best singer in the 80's although I was not born during this generation. But its my mom's favorite song and artist.
[Newest]I'm only a kid and I know this song by heart. I love it. I known it since I was like four.

7(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena - Sandra
Legendary superhit from Sandra that topped more than 20 countries


89 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Listening to this wonderful song I started loving my job


9Crazy For You - Madonna
Another wonderfully beautiful ballad from Madonna


10Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Very powerful, beautiful and memorable Love song from Queen of Voice Whitney Houston


Whitney was by far the greatest talent in the 80's.
Love is the greatest force on earth

The Contenders

11True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time is right there. GJWHF was fun, not beautiful and poignant and TIMELESS.
Such an inspirational song about being yourself and unique no matter what people say about you!

12Self Control - Laura Branigan
Best sexy pop song, with great rock riffs. Very best voice of the 80's.

13Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

14Leave a Light On - Belinda Carlisle
Great 90s classic... Gets you singing no matter what.. !

15We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner

16The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Beautiful singer with another of her beautiful songs

17Gloria - Laura Branigan

18Solitaire - Laura Branigan

19Live to Tell - Madonna
Good to listen after a break-up

20If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

21How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I love this song! That feeling.. how will I know! :D

22Straight Up - Paula Abdul

23Circle in the Sand - Belinda Carlisle

24One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

25Let the River Run - Carly Simon

26I Found Someone - Cher

27Smooth Operator - Sade

28What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner

29Material Girl - Madonna
First song I fell in love with Madonna

30In the Heat of the Night - Sandra

31Everlasting Love - Sandra

32Typical Male - Tina Turner

33Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara

34Secret Land - Sandra

35I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones

36Like a Virgin - Madonna

37No More the Fool - Elkie Brooks.

38Physical - Olivia Newton-John
Didn't they have to ban the video? But anyway it is super catchy
Hands down this song was the biggest of the 80s
This song started the 80's of strong!

39Open Your Heart - Madonna

40Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Huoston
Whitney is the Queen Of Music

41Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Anthem of teenagers in 80's

42Lucky Star - Madonna

43Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

44Coming Around Again - Carly Simon

45Get Closer - Linda Ronstadt

46O Superman - Laurie Anderson

47Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
Barbra has the most amazing voice. 'Somewhere' should be here as well

48Spanish Eddie - Laura Branigan

49Express Yourself - Madonna

50Who's That Girl - Madonna

51Nasty - Janet Jackson
Love Janet and her music!

52Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Just can't help but feel every ounce of the song from deep deep down

53Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin

54Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Love this song so much! She was incredible!

55So Emotional - Whitney Houston
Anything this woman sang was the most beautiful thing this world has ever heard

56Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
I use to listen to this song all the time, it's so beautiful

57Kids In America - Kim Wilde

58You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
One of the best remakes ever!

59You Came - Kim Wilde

60Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

61Alone - Heart

62Jesse - Carly Simon

63Could've Been - Tiffany

64Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson

65Cambodia - Kim Wilde
A million seller in Europe

66Upside Down - Diana Ross

67Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

68Venus - Bananarama

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