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


Oh yeah this was the jams at the dances

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]I love this song and I'm only 13

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


Just phenomenal lady and performer

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


First love type song

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.
Whitney one of the first songs I heard her sing..

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

14Gloria - Laura Branigan
Love this song forever and always.

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

16We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner

17The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
Beautiful singer with another of her beautiful songs
Sade... What can you say about her songs.. , this just puta you in a different type of mood

18If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
Cher is in a class all of her own

19Straight Up - Paula Abdul

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

21Solitaire - Laura Branigan

22Live to Tell - Madonna
Good to listen after a break-up

23No More the Fool - Elkie Brooks.
Great singer, great song.

24Circle in the Sand - Belinda Carlisle

25Material Girl - Madonna
First song I fell in love with Madonna

26One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston

27Let the River Run - Carly Simon

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
Yeah I love me some sade

31Everlasting Love - Sandra

32Typical Male - Tina Turner

33Coming Around Again - Carly Simon

34Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Just can't help but feel every ounce of the song from deep deep down

35What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner

36Flashdance... 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

37Kids In America - Kim Wilde

38Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
Anthem of teenagers in 80's

39Open Your Heart - Madonna

40In the Heat of the Night - Sandra

41I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones

42Like a Virgin - Madonna

43O Superman - Laurie Anderson

44Secret Land - Sandra

45Get Closer - Linda Ronstadt

46Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
If you want to here a song sung with feeling then listen to this lady sing this song and get a free masterclass in how to sing and how to be, that much bandied word, a superstar, Class act from one of the all time greats.

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

48Spanish Eddie - Laura Branigan

49Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Huoston
Whitney is the Queen Of Music

50Lucky Star - Madonna

51Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

52You Came - Kim Wilde

53Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin

54Express Yourself - Madonna

55Who's That Girl - Madonna

56Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Love this song so much! She was incredible!

57So Emotional - Whitney Houston
Anything this woman sang was the most beautiful thing this world has ever heard

58Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
I use to listen to this song all the time, it's so beautiful

59Could've Been - Tiffany

60You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
One of the best remakes ever!

61Upside Down - Diana Ross

62Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

63Nasty - Janet Jackson
Love Janet and her music!

64Jesse - Carly Simon

65Cambodia - Kim Wilde
A million seller in Europe

66Alone - Heart

67Venus - Bananarama

68Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
The greatest English rose in history of rock and pop a unique talent. This song is an epic by a true genius if you haven't heard her or of her you haven't yet lived

69Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson

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