Greatest Bands from the '80s

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242 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.

Hmm well I wouldn't label them as 80s as such, the majority of their catalogue was written, released, and performed in the late 70s after all, but couldn't resist giving them the vote because of the sheer beauty one can extrapolate from some of music's most melancholy moments. - mjgass

Despite only their pneuma is still with us in the form of New Order, this band has to be one of my biggest influences and sure is for many other. Radiant guitars, powerful beats and the poetic ingenious of Ian Curtis was the cry for change that inspired the 80s.

Can still hear their influence in today's dance music. How were they left off this list this long?

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243 The Style Council

Seriously how could you have forgotten them? You are the best thing, my ever changing mood, Paris match with Everything but the girl singer's... And, Everything but the girl is the next one I am adding yuk!

244 Everything But the Girl

Another gray band that is missing from you list. Missing, is the best song probably (and yes it was released early nineties) but the first truly famous song when all is well, was released in the eighties

Tracy Thorn -- amazing

I love EBTG, and yes, they formed in 1982. But they weren't able to make it big until the 90s.

245 Nena Nena

Nena is not the "99 luftbaloons" only. Nena is much more than that and still going strong (2014). Just a small example - "Willst du mit mir gehn" from 2005. Beautiful album! But this is about the 80's. And she did begin in the 80's with of course 99 baloons. I was a kid back then and I had the first two albums on cassette which I was listening all the time. And still do from time to time.

246 Stray Cats

Awesome band. Reshaped the 80s.

247 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
248 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

What the real thing was revolutionary

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249 Patti Smith Group Patti Smith Group
250 Flipper Flipper Flipper is an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1979, continuing in often erratic fashion until the mid-1990s, then reuniting in 2005. The band influenced a number of grunge, punk rock and noise rock bands.
251 Type O Negative Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".
252 Bad Boys Blue
253 Orange Juice
254 Classix Nouveaux

Sal Solo had one of the most unique voices in pop. Is it a Dream still resonates even now...

Ooh I Love em... and I think that I was the only one who did among my friends...

255 Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed in 1982. For almost the majority of its existence, the band has consisted of guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean, drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan.
256 The Jesus And Mary Chain The Jesus And Mary Chain The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid.

Would shed my skin for you...

257 Slowdive Slowdive
258 The Plimsouls
259 Dave's Party

If the tragic live concert shooting had never happened these would have without doubt been the best 80's band ever.

260 New Model Army

Their early career spans the 80's and although labelled controversial by some they're saying it how it is really. Still loving their folk rock melodies.

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