Top 10 Cheesiest Songs of the 1980s

The 1980s had lots of cheesy songs. Some ranging from okay to mediocre. I'll only be including songs from the 80s for this list. I'll be excluding 90s and 70s songs. To be included it doesn't necessarily have to be a one hit wonder.

The Top Ten

1 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

Never gonna let you down... - Ananya

I've just eaten extra mature cheddar that's less cheesy than this.

Cheesy with both the lyrics and sound.

Finally at number one the spot it deserves!

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2 Hey Mickey - Toni Basil

Cheesy but not in a good way.

3 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

I like Bon Jovi but I'd be lying if I didn't say that lots of their songs are cheesy.

Jon is the best ever, still sexy today.

4 Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Separate Ways is better. - PhoenixAura81

Again I like Journey but they're pretty cheesy.

I wouldn’t call this cheesy. It’s actually a decently good song. - NightJinx

5 Africa - Toto
6 Take On Me - a-ha A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.

Cheesy as hell.

7 Careless Whisper - George Michael

I'M NEVER GONNA DANCE AGAIN THE SAME WAY I USED TO DANCE WITH YOU.

8 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Incredibly cheesy but tolerable.

9 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

DUN. DUN DUN DUN. - NightJinx

THE EYE OF THE TIGER IS THE KEY TO THE FIIIGHT

10 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

Ugh... the lyrics are just pure cheese.

The Contenders

11 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

WHOAH OH LIVING ON A PRAYER
TAKE MY HAND
WE ARE HALF WAY THERE
WHIAH OH LIVING ON A PRAYER - NightJinx

12 We Built This City - Starship
13 Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue

It's cheesy but what glam metal song isn't a little bit cheesy?

Motley crue sucks.Why do people like them they are just a stupid and cheesy Glam Rock band.-DarkBoi-X

14 Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

It's fairly okay but definitely cheesy.

15 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive

Good song, but very cheesy

16 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses

It might be considered a Rock classic but holy hell are the lyrics cheesy.

I like this song. - Not_A_Weeaboo

17 The Search is Over - Survivor

This Needs To Be Number 1, Makes Mever Gonna Give You Up Look Deep & Serioua

18 Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
19 Valley Girl - Frank Zappa

"Sung" by his daughter Moon Zappa. - THC13

20 The Final Countdown - Europe

Longest beginning. I loose interest when it’s been a minute and still no singing. - NightJinx

21 Looking for Freedom - David Hasselhoff
22 Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT FIRE AWAAAY.

23 Heartbeat - Don Johnson
24 Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
25 Credit Card Baby - Wham!
26 Arthur's Theme (Best that You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
27 Photograph - Def Leppard
28 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

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1. Hey Mickey - Toni Basil
2. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
3. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
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1. Africa - Toto
2. Careless Whisper - George Michael
3. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
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