Worst '80s Songs

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The Top Ten

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Fade to Black - Metallica
This isn't a bad songs you douches.
I hate Metallica. I hate the fact that they ripped off other groups. I hate the fact that they're still as popular as they were when they began, where Bon Jovi and Guns n' Roses are less popular than they were. How are Metallica good, let alone better than everyone else?! They cannot sing; they just shout in between parts of a song! The reason why other groups are better is because they put precision in and time music to vocals. Metallica do neither, and they are still as popular as they used to be for lack of talent. They can't mix elements of their songs properly; it's like stirring two rocks into each other. For others, they do it like diluting juice! It's talented and thought out; Metallica is uninspired crap that you cannot call music! Accept the facts and face the truth, people!
I think this song is preety damn good, they are good at first four albums. But after that they're nothing
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2We Built This City - Starship
I don't know this song, but I'll do anything to GET Metallica OFF THIS LIST.
Why the hell is Fade to Black on here, that is one of their best. But, this song actually sucks.
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3Mickey - Toni Basil
I will never understand why or how this embarrassingly bad song exists. Seriously, why was this made, who was it directed to, and how did it chart? Someone please tell me, I have no idea.

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4I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder Listen to sample

5Heartbeat - Don Johnson Listen to sample

6Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Why the hell is this a bad song. You obviously don't know good music.
I hated this the second I heard it, but then I've never been a Guns N' Roses fan. Love the music but hate Axl's singing.
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7Muscles - Diana Ross

What the hell?! How is guns n roses sweet child of mine the worst song of the 80's? What retard made this list?! Guns 'n roses sweet child of mine might be the best song of the 80s.

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8Let's Dance - David Bowie Listen to sample

9Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

10Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Lionel songs are all the best. I see no reasons why dancing on the ceiling be rated as 10th worst love songs ever. Don't merely judge a book by its cover, dig deeper and you'll find the reasoning of my objection in this rating.
Just another song about using drugs in the 80s. This song deserves to be on this list.
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The Contenders

11Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys Listen to sample

12Live to Tell - Madonna
What genius with crap taste in music put Metallica and Guns 'n Roses in this list

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13Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
How the hell is this on the list
What the hell is Metallica and Guns N Roses, as well as a bunch of other artists, doing here? Whoever made this list is either a Belieber or a Directioner for the most part.
This one takes the cake, followed by "Total eclipse of the heart".
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14Physical - Olivia Newton-John Listen to sample

15Sussudio - Phil Collins Listen to sample

16Sara - Fleetwood Mac Listen to sample

17Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart Listen to sample

18Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
This is actua lly a good song. And It was made in the 70s.
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19C'est la Vie - Robbie Nevil Listen to sample

20Bad - Michael Jackson
By the way you qaz9999 he is amazing and most influential artist of all time. Bad is a funk song. You may not like it. But that doesn't means he sucks, He rocks
Well, he sucks. He's the most overrated artist of all time, and it doesn't sound bad at all.

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21Lover's Moon - Glenn Frey

22All Night Long - Lionel Richie Listen to sample

23Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol Listen to sample

24Alone - Heart Listen to sample

25Heaven Is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle Listen to sample

26Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

27In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel Listen to sample

28Agadoo - Black Lace Listen to sample

29Thriller - Michael Jackson
It sucks... Why it so overrated?
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30Turbo Lover - Judas Priest Listen to sample

31Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

32Luka - Suzanne Vega Listen to sample

33Nothin' At All - Heart Listen to sample

34You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

35These Dreams - Heart Listen to sample

36November Rain - Guns N' Roses
This is the worst song ever in my opinion
Dude how did thos make the bad list?!?! This song is on their greatest hits album! Its awesome!
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37Never - Heart Listen to sample

38What About Love - Heart Listen to sample

39Tell It Like It Is - Heart Listen to sample

40Liberian Girl - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

41Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
This song is disgusting. I have no idea why it charted so well.

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42Love Shack - The B-52's
The most terrible thing to happen to music when I was in school, flat flat sharp! Really are they all tone deaf? And who wants to make love in a rusty old dirty shack? Yuck!
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43The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
This song is the epitome as to why the 80's sucked and are overrated!
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44Like a Prayer - Madonna Listen to sample

45In the Army Now - Status Quo Listen to sample

46Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Whoever put Metallica on this list is a dumbass this song is ausome crap this list
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