Greatest '80s Songs

jpob

The Contenders: Page 3

41 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

This list is a joke. This song is considered the Best Heavy metal songs of all time and it is number 43 on this list. - IronMainiac666

I'm not even the biggest fan of Iron Maiden, but this song completely rules. How the hell is Poison higher than this masterpiece? - maarilynmaanson

There should at least be many, many 80s metal songs populating the list, if not the top of the list...

47..Definitely a joke.

V 1 Comment
42 Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Totally surprised this song hasn't even been mentioned.. The greatest 80's song EVER - brad76

Footloose is all the way down here! Surprised it isn't on the top 10:(

This song is suppose to be higher Kenny Loggins his best song ever

This is the best 80's song ever
It's stuck in my head all the time

V 3 Comments
43 With or Without You - U2

One of the best songs ever from Irish magicians. Praise Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr. & The Edge for their gift to this life. Hope they live on & on & on & bless us all by their Music.

I love U2 I think they are incredible, their sound is beautiful as is the Edge's guitar. I have never heard a song that I don't love. I think that they are the greatest band ever... I know people would argue for Led Zeppelin (who I love) because of Page's guitar, Plant's vocals and not to mention John Bonzo Bonhams thunderous drums but u2 have a different style of music to Led Zep, They are easier to listen to and at their concerts you get a feeling of closeness, like its just you and the band, whereas Led Zep are giants... nobody can touch them. The final thing is that I have to praise the band, especially Bono, for all the humanitarian work they have done. Some quick song suggestions: SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY BY U2, WITH OR WITH OUT YOU BY U2 AND BAD BY U2', happy listening.

The reason U2 are good is because they are timeless. The songs may be old, but they sound like they could've been recorded today. That is the main draw of U2. Top ten material for sure.

Needs to be higher in top 20 for sure - Singer4Freedom

V 5 Comments
44 Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

Great song that you can have a lot of fun with!

The best song by definitely Leppard, best song of the 80's, period.

The most popular song in my day of definitely Leppard!

U guys are so high this is suppose to be higher than a million of songs

V 6 Comments
45 Panama - Van Halen

Van Halen. Flat out the best rock group ever! Enough said...

Awesome song Van Halen is great

46 Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison

Poison! Classic 80's hair band. Loved em!

What is this song Every Rose has its thorn is better

When I think 80s, I think Poison, and when I think Poison, I think nothing' but a Good Time :D - JAE29

I like this because you know I'M ALWAYS WORKIN SLAVEIN EVERY DAY TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD I NEED A CHANCE JUST TO GET AWAY! and yeah I WANT nothing' BUT A GOOD TIME! This is an awesome band!

V 2 Comments
47 Kurenai - X Japan

This song should be in the top 50 at least! The beginning of the song starts out with a type of dark melody then it bursts out at you with such amazing guitar and drums blasting and with such an expert level of lyrics! This song is 6 minutes of awesomeness! You will never hear anything like it, the song is unique and it is everything you want in an original multi genre song they have their own sound and that is what makes them unique (plus they had a crazy style back then no matter what they really grabbed attention)! ~

The best songs of 80s! Thanks Yoshiki Hayashi for his awesome songs and lyrics!

What is this this is crap

No! Horrible uninspired song.
Undeserving of top 1,000,000 songs.

No Talent garbage, tossers

48 Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution

If you lived during the 80's, you know how prolific Prince was to the music scene. MTV played his stuff constantly, almost as much as Michael Jackson. Great artist.

When you try to visualize 80s in your head, you might think of puffy hairs, net tank-tops, rock or pop, but all of it looks so much more 80s when covered by purple rain.

Worst Prince song ever but I still like this guy

The most famous prince song ever

49 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

Great song, popular but always thought it has been underrated. It is a beautiful song with inspiring lyrics. Should be much higher on the list.

If you grew up in the eighties, this is, like a swan song to that time. The memories will always remain.

Such a good song. Can't believe it is at the bottom of the list

This song makes me feel good - YoshiApple

V 3 Comments
50 Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie V 2 Comments
51 Running Up that Hill - Kate Bush V 1 Comment
52 One - Metallica

Most epic song ever! How is it not on the list? - gibsonrock53

1988 this was released... So 100% 80s

This song has always been underrated! ALWAYS!

Awesome song

V 3 Comments
53 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
54 It's My Life - Talk Talk

This is an awesome song... I'm so in love with his voice and you can really feel something behind the music because they made it with passion.

This original song is way better that gene stefani's version

I Like This Version Than No Doubt Version - masoncarr2244

What is this song

V 1 Comment
55 Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

I dunno, but I really love this song. I hope it moves up the list. I vote for them all. And no, I am not the adder of the song. I am my own man. Thanks for adding it anyway, whoever you R. I love Queen. I love Freddie Mercury. Forever.

There should be more Queen on top 100

Needs to be at least top 50!

Love sing along to this song… Love Queen..

56 The Winner Takes It All - Abba

Maybe the best ABBA song (let's say there's a tie with one of us). I can't understand how people recall more dancing queen, although nice pop music, which does not have the tenth of the feeling force of those songs...

It's a really intense ballad about the hurt of a dissolving relationship. I've always liked ABBA but this is one of my favorites!

Such powerful lyrics should be top 30

Love this song

V 2 Comments
57 Where Is My Mind? - Pixies

Way ahead of its time and it makes you feel happy and sad at the same time. - velvetgristle

58 Once Upon a Time In New York City - Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis and the News are good but not this song at all

59 Burning Down the House - Talking Heads V 1 Comment
60 Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves V 2 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Dance Songs of the 80s Greatest '80s Rock Songs Most Memorable 80s Songs by a Female Singer Best Judas Priest Songs of the 80s Best Madonna Songs From the '80s

List Stats

12,000 votes
600 listings
10 years, 102 days old

Top Remixes (72)

1. True Faith - New Order
2. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
3. Careless Whisper - George Michael
tommydeath
1. Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
2. When Doves Cry - Prince & The Revolution
3. Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Daboyz2617
1. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
2. Listen to Your Heart - Roxette
3. Take On Me - a-ha
mytop7

WRemix
View All 72

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

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