Greatest '80s Songs


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21 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

That song is very, very romantic. I don't like Bonnie Tyler, but that song totally rocks. The lyrics are so personal..."And if you only hold me tight, we'll be hoding on forever".

Hokey music video, Great song. An all time classic, and one of my personal favorite songs.

One of my personal favorites as far as all music goes. It's in the top 10.


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22 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

This song pumps me up and makes me get an adrenaline rush!

Man this song makes me live and die at the same time

This song is awesome lets go GUNS N ROSES

Poison sucks! Get this song higher! Guns N' Roses forever! - maarilynmaanson

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23 Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

Love duran duran and this song! So good live. There melodies were the epitome of the 80s.

With this song I associate so many beautiful memories in my teenage years

Sensational song from Duran Duran. Best band ever

This is suppose to be higher than a bunch of these songs

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24 Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

This song is my jam. Every time it came on the radio my spirits were lifted. And nowadays it brings me back to those days when we were all care-free, you were cool no matter what you wore, the funkier your clothes or hairstyle the better, life was just AWESOME (like this song) to put it simply. LOVE YOU TEARS FOR FEARS

This song teaches you about life, it's your inspiration. I WONDER this song is on 35th place. I think it should be one of the songs with BEST lyrics!

That true love tears for fears they should be on number one place forever

Absolutely takes me back in time to the sweet rides, waiting in the parking lot after school with your friends. Not having a care in the world but feeling on top of the world at the same time. No bills. Just living, loving and laughter. 80s rules the world!

Should be I the top ten

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25 Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

25years later and this song still has "if". Classic, great song! And Belinda's signature song of all time!

Belinda Carlisle sings this great song of the 80;s. - caybatha

"It's a good melody I got to admit. Belinda made a good song, I also admit to that. My mom and I sing along with that song every time it comes on the Radio! "

Love this song!

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26 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes V 1 Comment
27 If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

Oh man...remember this song. She's on a Battleship, dressed to kill. Whew...yeah...she was hot!

That video was awesome great song embarasing the navy


28 Uptown Girl - Billy Joel V 3 Comments
29 Back In Black - AC/DC

Why is this only 58? This clearly deserves top 3, one of the best songs of the 80's.

AC/DC people this is a great song seriously 28th

Also should be in the top 15


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30 Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen


31 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions

Greatest song in the 80's ever! It was the best song ever! It makes me wanna Rock like a hurricane!

This song has gotten me laid. So of course I vote for this song.

This deserves at least the top 20. It's packed with energy! - maarilynmaanson

This is garbage my grandma can sing better and shes dead

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32 Papa Don't Preach - Madonna

I love Like a Prayer but this one is even better! Great vocals!

One of the most beautiful songs I've heard

Oh come on. This song deserves to be in a higher position. And I see no sign of like a prayer.


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33 Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds

The best movie soundtrack ever

I love this song! I learned it on my guitar and everything!

"It totally goes with the movie, 'The Breakfast Club.'

Gotta be in at least the top 20

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34 Scoundrel Days - A-Ha

A very deep and strong song as well as the album SCOUNDREL DAYS.
Needless to mention the vocals, because Morten Harket is always perfect. - meganharket

The stromgest song ever made.

I love A-ha... So glad so many of their songs have been included on this list!

Brilliant song from their best album!

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35 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

Triple bass drum riffs. Killer tune!

This song is good sensational tune

36 Physical - Olivia Newton-John

The only 80s song better is like a virgin by Madonna

Olivia is tops. Still is!

Yes finally not number 1 such a annoying song

Worst 80's song ever

37 Funkytown - Lipps Inc.

Currently covered by Pseudo Echo. - playstationfan66

38 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

I don't know of a more powerful song to dance to. It would make people who dislike rock LOVE rock, or at least dance to it. - emraldYE

Timeless this song will be played on the radio for ever!

AC/DC should be top 30

39 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

This song should never be less than the top 10! How dare you. - vadnj0

Earlier Bon Jovi was rockier. Later was more chicks tunes. Solid group

Should be number one! Best song ever, 83! Are you kidding me

This song is awesome u people have a terrible list

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40 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey

Great Journey song finally this list is good for once

Epic song, was in the movie tron, the song that gets me up in tbe morning.

Best 80s song

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