Greatest Artists and Bands of the 80s

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161 Echo & the Bunnymen
162 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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163 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"

164 Taylor Dayne

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

165 Samantha Fox Samantha Fox

Such a fun music! I love Samantha

166 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

167 Gang Of Four
168 Gene Loves Jezebel
169 Roxy Music Roxy Music
170 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.
171 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"

172 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 more.
173 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
174 Debbie Gibson
175 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"

176 Tracy Chapman 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".
177 Lita Ford 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
178 Laura Branigan 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"

179 Bonnie Tyler 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"

180 Janet Jackson 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

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