Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s
The Contenders: Page 9
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
163 Billy Ray Cyrus
Had a record deal with Walt Disney Records in 2007 and appeared in Hannah Montana (as Robby Ray Stewart). He also appeared in the 2009 film, Hannah Montana: The Movie, on Blu-ray Disc. - playstationfan66
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering.
How aren't these guys on here? They invented alternative rock and influenced some of the most successful bands of the past 30 years, like Nirvana for crying out loud.
Limahl is amazing.Perfect voice, perfect band, perfect music.The band is outstanding and never will be forgotten.
I love their crazy weird hairstyles.Man, their song 'Too Shy' is the bomb-digity.Hey! Why isn't Nena on this list? She has a great voice, and great songs too!
166 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
A music god, probably the most influential artist of the 20th century.
167 Echo & the Bunnymen
168 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
This band, and everyone ever in this band, was the 80's. Genesis, solo Collins, and solo Gabriel made the blueprint for 80's pop.
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170 Peter Gabriel
Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
His 80s music was phenomenal! Peter was a genius!
Singles: "Sledgehammer", "Red Rain", "Games Without Frontiers", "Biko", "Shock the Monkey", "In Your Eyes", "Big Time", "No Self-Control", "I Don't Remember", "Don't Give Up"
171 Taylor Dayne
She had a fantastic pop music in the 80's/early 90's
172 Samantha Fox
Such a fun music! I love Samantha
173 Ann Wilson
Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
Ann Wilson is one of the best female rockers of the 70's and the 80's
174 Gene Loves Jezebel
175 Roxy Music
176 Joy Division
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
177 Paula Abdul
Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
Only 1 album in the 80's but that record made her a superstar.
Hits "Straight Up", "Cold Hearted", "Forever Your Girl", "Opposites Attract", "The Way That You Love Me", "Knocked Out"
178 Anita Baker
Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which ...read more.
179 Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. V 1 Comment
180 Debbie Gibson