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!
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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


One of the best overall songs of the 1980s.
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3I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
Brilliant Dance/Pop track - one of the biggest hits of the 80's


I love this song. I want to dance with anybody when I hear this song!
In my opinion Whitney Houston is and was best singer of all time..
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4Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Beautiful and really memorable track from the 80's


Love this song and Belinda Carlisle is a great singer.

5La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Not just memorable but also legendary hit from Madonna


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


The best of 80's

7Girls 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
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.
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
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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.

12Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

13Self Control - Laura Branigan

14The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Beautiful singer with another of her beautiful songs

15Leave a Light On - Belinda Carlisle
Great 90s classic... Gets you singing no matter what.. !

16We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner

17Solitaire - Laura Branigan

18If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

19Straight Up - Paula Abdul

20How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I love this song! That feeling.. how will I know! :D

21Live to Tell - Madonna
Good to listen after a break-up

22One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

23Gloria - Laura Branigan

24Let the River Run - Carly Simon

25I Found Someone - Cher

26What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner

27Everlasting Love - Sandra

28Smooth Operator - Sade

29In the Heat of the Night - Sandra

30Secret Land - Sandra

31Circle in the Sand - Belinda Carlisle

32Typical Male - Tina Turner

33Open Your Heart - Madonna

34I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones

35Like a Virgin - Madonna Listen to sample

36Papa Don't Preach - Madonna

37Material Girl - Madonna

38Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler Listen to sample

39Coming Around Again - Carly Simon Listen to sample

40No More the Fool - Elkie Brooks. Listen to sample

41Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara Listen to sample

42Express Yourself - Madonna

43Lucky Star - Madonna

44Who's That Girl - Madonna

45Nasty - Janet Jackson
Love Janet and her music!
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46Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Just can't help but feel every ounce of the song from deep deep down
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47Get Closer - Linda Ronstadt Listen to sample

48O Superman - Laurie Anderson Listen to sample

49Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin Listen to sample

50Physical - Olivia Newton-John Listen to sample

51Spanish Eddie - Laura Branigan Listen to sample

52Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Huoston
Whitney is the Queen Of Music
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53You Came - Kim Wilde Listen to sample

54Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler Listen to sample

55Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand Listen to sample

56Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Love this song so much! She was incredible!
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57So Emotional - Whitney Houston
Anything this woman sang was the most beautiful thing this world has ever heard
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58Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
I use to listen to this song all the time, it's so beautiful
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59Jesse - Carly Simon Listen to sample

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