Greatest Bands from the '80s


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221 Bad Brains
222 Dexys Midnight Runners

One of the most influential bands for decades. Should be in the top ten in my opinion...

One very catchy song

Best Band

Good Band

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223 Killing Joke Killing Joke Killing Joke are an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. The original line-up included Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker and Youth.
224 Racer X

This band can play much more technical music than EVERYONE ELSE in this list

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225 T'Pau

Carol decker is a very good singer

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226 Divinyls

Total classics... even used in AUSTIN POWERS

227 Tubeway Army
228 Nazareth V 1 Comment
229 Split Enz

Split Enz are truly the most iconic Kiwi band with the most hits per artist in APRA's top 100 kiwi songs (followed by Crowded House and Dave Dobbyn) and are also the parent band of Crowded House, Schnell Fenster and Citizen Band among others. They formed in 1972 and even if I don't count their four 70's albums (Mental Notes, Second Thoughts, Dizrhythmia and Frenzy) there still a lot to love from the 80's, True Colours and Time and Tide stand out for me. If you hear I Got You and you're not singing along by the chorus then there is actually something going wrong for you.

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230 Stray Cats

Awesome band. Reshaped the 80s.

231 The Cult The Cult The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult. V 3 Comments
232 Mr. Big
233 Glass Tiger

Amazing band but so underrated

234 Bad Boys Blue
235 Visage
236 Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
237 Altered Images
238 Husker Du Husker Du Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart.

The best band of the 1980's. Period! The principal influence of...The Pixies, Nirvana and Green Day to mention but a few. One of the Huskers, Bob Mould, one of the world's greatest guitar players, is known as the Godfather of Grunge. Check out Zen Arcade; New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig. All 10/10.

THE BEST! A band that should have gotten more attention.

239 The Lemonheads
240 Earth, Wind and Fire Earth, Wind and Fire

Faces was a very good album, Raise was a good album, but after that, they simply did not replicate the brilliance of the Seventies work... Easily one of the best bands EVER! Their horn work is still legendary!

Does no one listen to their music? You must all be crazy!

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