Top Ten Most Underrated 80s Artists

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1David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Everyone knows his '70s stuff, but his '80s work deserves more recognition. - PetSounds

He was an amazing singer, but his 80s stuff was crap. - gemcloben

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2Pet Shop BoysV1 Comment
3When In Rome

They only had one album. - Pony

4Crowded House
5Kenny Loggins
6RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

My dad adores this band and used to play their songs when he was young and in a band of his own. He has great taste in music, and since I don't hear much talk about Rush, I'm gonna assume they're pretty underrated. Wasn't alive in the 80s. - GhostBird

The most underrated band of all time clearly deserves a spot on the list, because they made music in the 1980s. - Pony

Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, and Power Windows are all great albums. - IronSabbathPriest

7WarrantWarrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.V1 Comment
8XYZ

Known for "Inside Out" - Pony

9New Order
10Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

Technically, these guys are NOT underrated. But how many people know that they were around in the 1980s? - Pony

The 80s Chili Peppers stuff isn't known by most current Chili Peppers fans.

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11Eurythmics
12Tears 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 ...read more.
13KraftwerkKraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.
14Judas PriestJudas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date.

People only know them for 3 or 4 songs, but they had so many amazing 80s songs like Turbo lover and Some Heads Are Gonna Role - HYDRAflash

15Depeche ModeDepeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.
16Art of Noise
17Erasure
18Bronski Beat
19Heaven 17
20Honeymoon SuiteHoneymoon Suite is a Canadian hard rock/glam metal band formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls. The band's name was a nod to the fact that Niagara Falls is the unofficial honeymoon capital.
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