Greatest '80s Songs


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161 How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths

A classic indie rock track with great lyrics and awesome Johnny Marr guitar.

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162 Living a Boy's Adventure Tale - A-Ha
163 The Living Daylights - A-Ha
164 Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
165 The River - Bruce Springsteen V 1 Comment
166 New Song - Howard Jones
167 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
168 A Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls V 1 Comment
169 Ask - The Smiths
170 Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes V 1 Comment
171 This Charming Man - The Smiths
172 Holiday - Madonna

Covered by Girl Authority. - playstationfan66

173 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

174 Toy Soldiers - Martika
175 Sara - Fleetwood Mac
176 About a Girl - Nirvana
177 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

178 Atomic - Blondie
179 18 and Life - Skid Row
180 All Through the Night - Cyndi Lauper
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