Greatest Bands from the '80s


The Contenders: Page 10

181 Fra Lippo Lippi

Lots of great songs with great lyrics.

182 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
183 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

216? Wow. Unless you are saying their influence was over the by 1980s...

Stairway to heaven people!

10 years Mr. Krabs! They'll be number 1!

There are few other bands so influential than Zepplin.

184 The Pandoras
185 The Sound
186 Romeo Void
187 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".
188 Soft Cell Soft Cell Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.
189 Swing Out Sister
190 Yazz and the Plastic Population
191 Technotronic
192 The Teardrop Explodes

Julian Cope is Great!

193 The Beat

English beat... 180? what's wrong with you people

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194 XYZ

One of the most underrated 80 band, great guitar player, fantastic singer...

195 Public Ememy

The best Hip Hop group of all time and great tunes

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196 Cocteau Twins
197 Fields of the Nephilim
198 Crowded House

My favourite band EVER. And I'm only a teenager but I think most people would say CH deserves better than 242. There is consistent brilliance in the songwriting talents of Neil that simply cannot be faulted. Each album is both brilliant and amazing from Crowded House in 1986 to Intriguer in 2010. I also want to know where Cold Chisel and Split Enz are on here because those are the three I think should be higher along with The Smiths.

Not around long but no less awesome for it!

199 Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite Honeymoon Suite is a Canadian hard rock/glam metal band formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls. The band's name was a nod to the fact that Niagara Falls is the unofficial honeymoon capital.

I loved them. I LOVED the lead singer.

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200 Asia

What the hell? 264?!?!? They are in my top 10!

How can you NOT list Asia, here? Their debut album hit like thunder, and I was infatuated with them! I admit, w/o John Wetton, the band was not the same. Thank god he came back! Long live Asia!

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