Greatest Bands from the '80sRHCPfan
The Contenders: Page 13
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.
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.V 1 Comment
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.
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!
He was ostracized for his greatness, and the complexity of the music befuddles musicians to this very day
Brilliant at times; sometimes hard to follow
He's got his own little piece of heaven.
Um... REALLY?!?!? FRANK ZAPPA IS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC ROCKERS THAT EVER LIVED! WHY IS HE IN 244? PUT HIM AT LEAST IN THE TOP 15!V 1 Comment
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
Related ListsGreatest Artists and Bands of the 80s Greatest Rock Bands of the '80s Best British Punk Rock Bands From the '70s and '80s Top Ten Hard Rock Bands from the 70s, 80s, and 90s Best Thrash Metal Bands of the '80s, '90s, '00s
9 years, 78 days old
Top Remixes (76)
3. Bon Jovi
3. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
2. Motley Crue
3. Van Halen
View All 76