Greatest Bands from the '80sRHCPfan
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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?
They made rock melancholy and emotional. They were a short lived band because of frontman Ian Curtis' untimely death by suicide. But Joy Division left a lasting legacy in the music world with "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
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!
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.
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.
Awesome band. Reshaped the 80s.
What the real thing was revolutionaryV 2 Comments
CLOSER - COME ON PEOPLE HELP ME I BROKE APART MY INSIDES
Laughable that they are at the very bottom of this list. Lane and Jerry have more talent in their pinky finger than 90% of the bands on this list and a ton of these bands no one has even heard of. I looked up the discographies of a few and they literally had 20 albums of nothing but garbage that all sounds the same... seriously GTFO here with this. That just lets me know most of the people voting and commenting here either aren't musicians or don't know what good music is when they here it.
Best band ever dammit
How they are overlooked is beyond me.
Are You Kidding MeV 1 Comment
Don't have a bad song toured the world and still playing. Should at least be in the top 15 top bands of the 80s. I guess more pop fans voting than rock.
Good lyrics, great sound, and an all around super band!
Should at least be in the top 20. One of the top headliner bands in the 80s
I saw this band in the 80's at a small venue called The Cellar in Hawaii (Oahu). It was Amazing to see them preform in front of maybe 70 people. They were very much a huge part of the 80's hair band movement.V 4 Comments
They were the best band of 80s with many many giga hits like -you can win if you want, sos for love, brother loui, you are my heart you are my soul and many more. They were the best of their era.
Awesome band still listen to them today.
L have to say that these Disco king guy�'s really touched "my heart and my soul! " every single song was and still is absolutely Great!... 80�'s would not been nothing with out them! :)...V 2 Comments
This band needs to be number 1!
You know this band is TRUE
Spandau should be top 5 probably top 3. If it goes by hits and ability to fill out stadiums they are most definitely up there.
I look at some of the bands above Spandau and realise how poor this vote is! As a live band they are along side Queen and U2.V 14 Comments
Their single Tarzan Boy caused a storm around all around the world and made them an overnight sensationV 2 Comments
My generation would agree Styx is among the best in their era. Dennis De Young and Tommy Shaw are great musician. Their songs are meaningful. Styx must be among the top ten
Why is this below skid Row?! Sure Youth gone Wild was good, but Styx released tons of hits!
Great song and one of the best live shows around. Saw them in early 80's and again 2015 - even better. Should be in 10 top
Totally one of the best. Both Styx and Foreigner had a ton of hits... this list is way of base.
For pure rock and roll: ACDC, Foreigner, Styx, Scorpions, Van Halen, etc should be way closer to the top 20 than down near the bottom... who the hell is AlphaVille?
Very underrated band when actually their sound was much better than most of 80s bands that are still on stage
White feathers was technologically far more advanced that any other album at the time. And was also great album. After that, something went wrong with them.. unfortunately.
In spite they were considered "a teen band" the way they dealed with instruments was awesome, who used a chapman stick in those days? It s pity the manager destroyed the band
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