Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s
The Contenders: Page 10
181 Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".
182 Lita Ford
Lita Rossana Ford is an English-born American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s, an all-female rock band formed by Joan Jett and Sandy West. In the 1980s Lita Ford embarked on a solo career. V 1 Comment
183 Laura Branigan
Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.
Just like Whitney Houston, Laura could easily hit 5 octaves. Her voice is really unforgettable. The song "Self Control" is one of the greatest 80s tracks
Other great songs from her - "The Lucky One", "Ti Amo", "Solitaire", "Hot Night", "Gloria", "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You", "Spanish Eddie", "Shattered Glass", "I Found Someone", "Cry Wolf", "Sharpshooter"
184 Bonnie Tyler
Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"! Need I say more? Ok, try those ones too - "Holding Out for a Hero", "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)", "Faster Than the Speed of Night", "Here She Comes", "Hide Your Heart", "Save Up All Your Tears"
185 Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
I love Janet! She was as great as her famous brother Michael
186 Grace Jones
Innovative, creative, unique!
Hits "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", "Pull Up to the Bumper", "Slave to the Rhythm", "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)"
187 Boney M
Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.
188 Dolly Parton
Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
189 Carly Simon
190 Laurie Anderson
191 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
192 Porcupine Tree
Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
193 Type O Negative
Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".
Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.
196 King Diamond
Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
197 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.