Top Ten Music Artists/Bands That Make You Think of the 80s


The Top TenXW

1Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King more.

Thriller and Bad were released in '82 and '87. That is all.

V1 Comment
2MadonnaMadonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.

Madonna is EVerything 80's. Listen to "cherish" sounds so 80's she's the poster child. - batnag

3Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.V1 Comment
4Elton John

Beatles are the third best band in rock history. - Alpha101

V1 Comment
6QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

I really like a lot of their work, especially Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie Mercury has such an incredible voice! - PetSounds

7Cyndi LauperV1 Comment
8JourneyJourney is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

I can listen to the 67 Journey songs I have forever and never get tired of them. - jeremaaay_ghg

V1 Comment
9Guns N' Roses
10Duran DuranDuran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

The Contenders

11MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Kill 'em all, ride the lightning, Master of Puppets, and Garage Days revisited.

12Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.V1 Comment
13New Order

Surely, New Order more than anyone. - PositronWildhawk

15Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

They didn't know that Queen Of Pop is Whitney Madonna tried to beat Whitney to be Queen of pop I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! - Spokedglow

16Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

They were part of the new wave of Brit heavy metal a movement of the 80s - Toucan

17George MichaelGeorgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.
18Tears for FearsTears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock more.
19SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.
20Stone Roses
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s Top 10 Most Creative Music Artists and Bands Top 10 Artists Who Will Make You Lose Your Faith In Modern Music Best Music Bands & Artists Starting With Letter R Artists Who Make the Best Music Videos

List StatsUpdated 7 Dec 2016

100 votes
38 listings
2 years, 339 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Metallica
2. Iron Maiden
3. Slayer
1. Michael Jackson
2. Madonna
3. Journey
1. New Order
2. Stone Roses
3. Tears for Fears

View All 4


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.