Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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161 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

162 Pixies Pixies 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.

163 Kajagoogoo

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!

164 David Bowie 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.

165 Echo & the Bunnymen
166 Dream Theater 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.
167 Genesis Genesis 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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168 Peter Gabriel 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"

169 Taylor Dayne

She had a fantastic pop music in the 80's/early 90's

170 Samantha Fox Samantha Fox

Such a fun music! I love Samantha

171 Ann Wilson 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

172 Gang Of Four
173 Gene Loves Jezebel
174 Roxy Music Roxy Music
175 Joy Division 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.
176 Paula Abdul 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"

177 Anita Baker 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.
178 Chaka Khan 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
179 Debbie Gibson
180 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Tina was definitely one of the biggest 80s superstars. Her powerful voice and great music ruled! Her tours showed real fire and passion!

Hits: "What's Love Got to Do with It", "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)", "Two People", "The Best", "Typical Male", "One of the Living", "Private Dancer", "Better Be Good to Me", "Let's Stay Together"

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