Most Memorable 80s Songs by a Female Singer


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The Top Ten

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


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


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
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]Great song for kids to hear

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

12Self Control - Laura Branigan
Best sexy pop song, with great rock riffs. Very best voice of the 80's.
I think self control should be higher

13Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Why is this so far down on the list? This is such a great song

14We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner

15Gloria - Laura Branigan

16Leave a Light On - Belinda Carlisle
Great 90s classic... Gets you singing no matter what.. !

17The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Beautiful singer with another of her beautiful songs

18Solitaire - Laura Branigan

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

22If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
Cher is in a class all of her own

23Circle in the Sand - Belinda Carlisle

24No More the Fool - Elkie Brooks.

25Everlasting Love - Sandra

26Let the River Run - Carly Simon

27One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

28I Found Someone - Cher

29Physical - 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!

30Smooth Operator - Sade

31What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner

32Material Girl - Madonna
First song I fell in love with Madonna

33In the Heat of the Night - Sandra

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

35Typical Male - Tina Turner

36Coming Around Again - Carly Simon

37Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara
This is like a premiere song of the 1980s it should be much closer to very top within the top 5

38Secret Land - Sandra

39Like a Virgin - Madonna

40Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
Barbra has the most amazing voice. 'Somewhere' should be here as well

41Spanish Eddie - Laura Branigan

42Kids In America - Kim Wilde

43Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Anthem of teenagers in 80's

44Open Your Heart - Madonna

45Lucky Star - Madonna

46O Superman - Laurie Anderson

47Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Huoston
Whitney is the Queen Of Music

48Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

49Get Closer - Linda Ronstadt

50So Emotional - Whitney Houston
Anything this woman sang was the most beautiful thing this world has ever heard

51Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
I use to listen to this song all the time, it's so beautiful

52Express Yourself - Madonna

53Who's That Girl - Madonna

54Nasty - Janet Jackson
Love Janet and her music!

55Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Just can't help but feel every ounce of the song from deep deep down

56Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

57Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin

58Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Love this song so much! She was incredible!

59You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
One of the best remakes ever!

60Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

61Alone - Heart

62You Came - Kim Wilde

63Upside Down - Diana Ross

64Venus - Bananarama

65Jesse - Carly Simon

66Could've Been - Tiffany

67Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson

68Cambodia - Kim Wilde
A million seller in Europe

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