Most Underrated Albums of the '80s


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1Runaway Horses - Belinda Carlisle

The most underrated Belinda album. Singles "Leave a Light On", "La Luna", "Summer Rain" and "Vision of You" deserved way bigger recognition - Irina2932

I love this album more than her Heaven On Earth one, which was more selling, but this shows her true vocals.

Probably her greatest album. Includes tracks "La Luna", "Summer Rain", "Vision of You" and "Leave a Light On" - Irina2932

2Touch - Laura Branigan

The most personal and emotional Laura album of the 80's - Irina2932

3Stay on These Roads - A-ha
4Foreign Affair - Tina Turner

Unfortunately, the album did not perform as well as 'Private Dancer' and 'Break Every Rule' but it was a very cool record - Irina2932

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5Into a Secret Land - Sandra

With hits "Around My Heart", "Secret Land" and 'Heaven Can Wait" this album should have been much bigger - Irina2932

6Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire - Bonnie Tyler

My favorite album by Bonnie Tyler. Very underrated record - Irina2932

7Into the Fire - Bryan Adams

After successful 'Reckless' this one was a big commercial disappointment. Too bad, the album includes many great songs - Irina2932

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8Hold Me - Laura Branigan
9Animal Magnetism - Scorpions
10For Those About to Rock We Salute You - AC/DC

This album is really underrated.

The Contenders

11Break Every Rule - Tina Turner
12Strange Kind of Love - Love and Money
13Big Generator - Yes
14Night to Remember - Cyndi Lauper

Unlike 'She's So Unusual' and 'True Colors' this one was very overlooked - Irina2932

15Heaven on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
16Bella Donna - Stevie Nicks

Great solo debut! Probably one of the best albums of the 80s. The songs are great. Her vocals are at their best, and the lyrics are well written.

17The Wild Heart - Stevie Nicks

Remarkable album! Stand back has stood the test of time!

18Blow Up Your Video - AC/DC
19The Bridge - Billy Joel
20Balance of Power - Electric Light Orchestra
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Top Remixes

1. Runaway Horses - Belinda Carlisle
2. Touch - Laura Branigan
3. Stay on These Roads - A-ha



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