Most Memorable 80s Songs by a Female Singer


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1Like 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 - Irina2932

Unbelievable song, and powerful!

I heard it was her favorite song to perform. I love to dance to it too!

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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 - Irina2932

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.

Its one of them complicated love songs of the 80s

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3Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

There is not a living person who wouldn't continue singing if you started with Sweet dreams are made of this...

This song plays constantly on the 80s Radio

4I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston

Brilliant Dance/Pop track - one of the biggest hits of the 80's - Irina2932

In my opinion Whitney Houston is and was best singer of all time..

Amazing one song that is so identified to the late Whitney Houston

I think she's got talent

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5Girls 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.

The QUEEN of 80's music!

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6If I Could Turn Back Time - CherV2 Comments
7Flashdance... 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

I can't help but dance when this track plays

8Like a Virgin - Madonna

Madonna is so legendary, she is the first lady with a second single on this top ten

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9Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

Tough and powerful voice but still wonderfully melodic.

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10Nasty - Janet Jackson

Janet, oh, Janet. 10 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, 100 million records, what a well deserved mention

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The Contenders

11Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Beautiful and really memorable track from the 80's - Irina2932

Love this song and Belinda Carlisle is a great singer.

Yes we love her and miss her is she still playing in the us?

This song was one of the top ten defining songs of the 80s

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12Running 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

The whole album (The Hounds Of Love) was a master piece and the title track was even better than this, one of Kate's finest moments.

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13I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

I love this song has a really good tune

This is, to me, Diana's catchiest song

14Physical - 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!

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15What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner

Her comeback single, won 3 Grammys, Tina is one tough performer who never gave up

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16(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena - Sandra

Legendary superhit from Sandra that topped more than 20 countries - Irina2932

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179 to 5 - Dolly Parton

Listening to this wonderful song I started loving my job - Irina2932

Just phenomenal lady and performer

18Cruel Summer - Bananarama
19La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Not just memorable but also legendary hit from Madonna - Irina2932

Oh yeah this was the jams at the dances

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20Crazy For You - Madonna

Another wonderfully beautiful ballad from Madonna - Irina2932

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Top Remixes

1. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
2. Like a Virgin - Madonna
3. Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
1. Like a Prayer - Madonna
2. If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
3. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
1. Like a Prayer - Madonna
2. Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
3. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler



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