Greatest Bands from the '80s


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241 Blue Angel
242 Winger

I love this band so much me and my mom to see them when I was ten and can't stop loveing them all

243 My Bloody Valentine My Bloody Valentine My Bloody Valentine is a shoegazing, alternative rock, Irish band from Dublin, formed in 1983, which consists of guitarist, producer, samplist, and vocalist Kevin Shields, drummer and samplist Colm Ó Cíosóig, bassist Debbie Googe, and later on in their early career vocalist, and guitarist Bilinda more.
244 China Crisis

Incredibly underrated... Their albums from Flaunt the Imperfection, What Price Paradise, Diary of a Hollow Horse, to Warped By Success represent as good a run of albums as almost anyone! Brilliant music and lyrics that gave you a lot to think about and enjoy!

Easy listening with such classic songs "Black Man Ray", "Hanna Hanna", "King in a Catholic Style", "Wishful Thinking", "African White". I think they're the more subdued version of O.M.D. definitely underrated.

245 Kansas Kansas Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

Kansas' best songs are better than any other band's - even The Beatles. But even though they did some great stuff in the 80s, their very best songs to me were outwith that decade, especially "The Wall" and "Dust in the Wind" from the 70s, and "the Coming Dawn" from their 2000 album. These were prog rock numbers which made Kansas something very special. In the 80s they were a good AOR band.

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247 Frische Farbe
248 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?

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"

249 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!

250 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.

251 The Outfield

Try listening to an Outfield album when you are driving in a highway at 90 miles an hour. It's adrenaline pumping minus the noise. Yes, this is one of the more underrated bands!

When you are driving solo, speeding on the highway at 90 miles an hour, you gotta listen to the album of The Outfield. It's pure adrenaline minus the noise. They have great songs -- "All the Love in the World", "Your Love", "Say It Isn't So" … brings back so much memory of my younger years when I used to drive away with no particular destination in mind!

252 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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253 Patti Smith Group Patti Smith Group
254 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.
255 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".
256 Orange Juice
257 Alice in Chains Alice in Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

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 Me

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258 Ratt Ratt Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.

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.

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259 Spandau Ballet

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.

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260 Baltimora

Their single Tarzan Boy caused a storm around all around the world and made them an overnight sensation

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