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 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.

Opinion respected.- Kevinsidis

6 Africa - Toto
7 Careless Whisper - George Michael

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

8 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

Ugh... the lyrics are just pure cheese.

9 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Incredibly cheesy but tolerable.

10 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

DUN. DUN DUN DUN. - NightJinx

THE EYE OF THE TIGER IS THE KEY TO THE FIIIGHT

The Newcomers

? We Built This City - Starship

This song is not that bad, neither is Rick Astley. But why in the holy lance vance is Aha's Take On Me is on this list? Do you guys hate the 80s that much? Just take it off this list... - Gehenna

I wish I had my account back, just so that I can reply. - Gehenna

The Contenders

11 Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

It's fairly okay but definitely cheesy.

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 The Search is Over - Survivor

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

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

Good song, but very cheesy

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

"Sung" by his daughter Moon Zappa. - THC13

19 The Final Countdown - Europe

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

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

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT FIRE AWAAAY.

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

Really Cheesy

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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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