Greatest '80s Songs


The Contenders: Page 9

161 Palomino - Duran Duran
162 Leave a Light On - Belinda Carlisle
163 Call Me - Go West
164 Living a Boy's Adventure Tale - A-Ha
165 The Living Daylights - A-Ha
166 Appreciate the Lady - Pearl Bailey
167 The River - Bruce Springsteen V 1 Comment
168 New Song - Howard Jones
169 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

Underrated - Disturbedpotato

170 A Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls V 1 Comment
171 Ask - The Smiths
172 Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes V 1 Comment
173 This Charming Man - The Smiths
174 Holiday - Madonna

Covered by Girl Authority. - playstationfan66

175 Whip It - Devo

Definitely not Devo's best song but I still voted because Devo is the best. I think in the 80s their albums Oh No! It's Devo and New Traditionalists were the best. Far better than Freedom Of Choice, which has Whip It on it. Although their punk stuff from the 70s was the best! - asdfalexia

"Classic. That's one word to describe this song. Classic, but a good one! "

Covered by Devo 2.0 from their recent release. - playstationfan66

176 Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Who put all the A-ha songs on this list? They only had two songs that I've even heard. Dexy's Midnight Runners had the defining song of the 80's.

This should be much higher! It's my favorite 80s song by far! I agree that Living on a Prayer should be number two, though.

Wow my not only my favorite 80's song, my favorite song of all time


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177 Toy Soldiers - Martika
178 Sara - Fleetwood Mac
179 About a Girl - Nirvana
180 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden

Too many bands try and compete with iron maiden, the fact that Metallica songs are higher on this list surprises me, this song has such a thrill to it, easily best song of the 80s

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