Greatest '80s Songs


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161 Call Me - Go West
162 How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths

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

This song is amazing.

163 Living a Boy's Adventure Tale - A-Ha
164 The Living Daylights - A-Ha
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 Sara - Fleetwood Mac
175 Toy Soldiers - Martika
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 About a Girl - Nirvana
178 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

179 Everything Counts - Depeche Mode V 1 Comment
180 Atomic - Blondie
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