Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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121 The O'Jays
122 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long more.

She only released a few singles in the 80's. Some of them were really great -"If I Could Turn Back Time", "Just Like Jesse James", "I Found Someone", "We All Sleep Alone"

Appeared in Burlesque alongside Christina Aguilera. - playstationfan66

123 Spitz
124 Boowy
125 Dora Carofiglio
126 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.
127 Toto Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

"The band's best known song is of cours Africa"
"Best song of Toto with bass riff is Hold The Line"
"Best known songs by Toto: Africa, Hold The Line, Rosanna, Pamela, I'll be over you, Can't Stop Loving You etc."

128 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.
129 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band. V 1 Comment
130 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. V 1 Comment
131 Christopher Cross

Simply brilliant music. His high, clear and pitch-perfect voice seems to sugarcoat his incredible songs-- such as Arthur's Theme, Sailing, and Ride Like the Wind. Plus, many other great songs that didn't get enough recognition!

His song "Sailing" was awarded best song of the year in 1980. He doesn't receive enough kudos for his masterpieces.

Sailing has to be one of the most beautiful etherial songs ever for any decade. It "takes me back" in an instant. Incredible production. Easily one of my top ten tracks of all time.
Wasn't quite in the 80s on first release.

132 Devo Devo

Devo was the last of the punk generation, yet completely original with concepts that will satisfy a nerd and with an upbeat rhythm to move everyone else.

Maybe a bit odd, but that's what makes this band fun. Weird rhythms, fun riffs, and a lot of synth sound made this band unique but cool.

133 Billy Idol Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

80"s is not complete without Billy Idol, "Mony, Mony" got a crowd going anywhere if you didn't ride a pony it made you want to everybody got up danced, yelled and sang! Rebel Yell and White Wedding got some movement as well.

134 Survivor Survivor Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, garnering many charting singles, especially in the United States.

Eye of the tiger album? Play it today, and see how it still holds up. Dave Bickler (Budweiser real men of genius ads singer) and Jimi Jamison (Casey Kasem said he IS the voice of the 80's) as singers? Frankie Sullivan guitar riffs/solos/songwriting. Jim Peterik keyboard/piano/songwriting. Play Surivor Silver Girl and tell me they were not underrated.

135 New Edition
136 ZZ TOP ZZ TOP ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
137 Thompson Twins V 1 Comment
138 INXS INXS INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.
139 Tiffany
140 Eurythmics
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