Greatest '80s Songs


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61 Where Is My Mind? - Pixies

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

62 Burning Down the House - Talking Heads V 1 Comment
63 Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves V 2 Comments
64 This World Over - XTC V 1 Comment
65 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

I love this song it makes me think

R u kidding me top 40

66 Tom Sawyer - Rush

this is 1 of the best songs. friekishly hard to play on drums, i no, and im good. my bro plays bass, and its hard

Learned to play drums back in the 80's listening to this. Peart is unreal...a god on drums...

67 Cruel Summer - Bananarama

Anything from the karate kid rules

"I think I heard this on my mom's I-pod.

V 1 Comment
68 Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
69 Panama - Van Halen

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

Awesome song Van Halen is great

70 Lies - Thompson Twins V 1 Comment
71 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

Heavy HEAVY rotation on MTV...beat this song to death!

V 4 Comments
72 Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
73 I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston

Absolutely wonderful disco-dance track that was a big boom in 1987. Whitney's voice is stunning. Should be much higher on this list - Larissa

"I like this song but I have a few comments:
1.Wasn't Whitney on DRUGS and that's how she died?
2.This song kind of takes too long, I mean seriously!
And 3. Yet I still like the song.

Love this song! Always makes me wanna get up & dance! Her voice is like an angel….

V 1 Comment
74 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson V 2 Comments
75 Eternal Flame - The Bangles

"This song gives me hope that I'll found true love someday."

Better than jackson

Bangles are good but this is not a good song


76 Still Loving You - Scorpions

The legendary Scorps are the masters of power ballads even yet today. This is an incredibly beautiful love song sung by the one and only Klaus Meine. - ScorpsSistah

This is the greatest songs, do you ever listened this songs? this is so great.. it's the best... - canessie

Yes one of the best songs/ballad in rock, hands down. Actually a song about the Berlin wall, I just found out, after listening to it for 28 years

Why is this so far down the list?

V 3 Comments
77 Bad - Michael Jackson V 1 Comment
78 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

Fantastic song, every time it is played on the party I'm first to the dancefloor.

Absolutely classic and catchy as.

Probably one of the worst 80's songs. - cwoodkiter

79 Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

"This song should be in a movie, I mean an actors movie or something about a hero."

V 3 Comments
80 Simple Man - Klaus Nomi

No! what, is this a list for untalented & tone deaf?

I vote this list OFF The Planet! Go on then, move along, move along. Nothing to hear here, Move Along...

V 1 Comment
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