Greatest Bands from the '80s


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261 The Waterboys

"Pan Within" is still the sexiest song I have ever listened to in a long, long time!

Best band of the 80s bar none. Their songs of the 80s such as "Whole of The Moon", "Fisherman's Blues" and "Spirit" are musically and lyrically great, and that's just scratching the surface. "Spirit" to me is one of the greatest songs ever, by any band. They avoided becoming commercial - for example, they turned down an offer to perform on UK T.V. on Top of the Pops, because they didn't want to mime. Yet despite not seeking publicity their longevity continues, due to their huge talent.

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262 Britny Fox
263 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!

264 The Call

The most criminally underrated band... every bit as good as U2. Peter Gabriel called them "the future of American music."

265 The Doobie Brothers

If you couldn't get grooving while listening to these guys you may be in a coma...

Sounds like a drug dealer trying to rap about that crack

266 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

He was ostracized for his greatness, and the complexity of the music befuddles musicians to this very day

He's got his own little piece of heaven.

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267 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.


268 Six Sed Red

Band with Cindy ecstasy from soft cell

269 Testament Testament Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan. V 1 Comment
270 Bucks Fizz
271 The Colourfield

Not at the top, but The Colourfield has a cult following from some intellectuals of X Genaration!

272 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
273 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
274 Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre.
275 The The

I love the the! So good

From alt to dance

276 Kajagoogoo

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

277 Baltimora

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

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278 Modern Talking Modern Talking Modern Talking was a German synth-pop duo formed in 1983 by singer/pianist Thomas Anders and chorus singer/producer/composer/guitarist Dieter Bohlen best known for their hits "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "Cheri Cheri Lady" and "Brother Louie", that broke up in 1987 before rejoining in 1998 with more.

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! :)...

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279 Talk Talk

Talk Talk invented whole genres of music. They evolved from synth pop to something profoundly sophisticated and inspiring. Their last three proper studio albums are greater than most of the top releases by many of the bands on here. Spirit of Eden is transcendent. Colour of Spring raised the bar beyond most band's grasp. Portishead, Sigur Ros, Massive Attack, Underworld, Radiohead, Robert Plant, members of Pink Floyd - all bow down to Talk Talk for a reason.

Pop as art. From their commercial early releases to their more introspective records, a band that did influence generations to come.

Define all that is great about 80s music.

Music for "gourmets"

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280 Alphaville

Amazing melodies, deep meaningful lyrics, breathtaking vocals of Marian Gold... This band is just awesome. Unfortunately, most people only know about "Forever Young", but trust me, it's only the tip of the iceberg.

Love it! Awesome band. Full of great classics. Great memories!

Should be higher. Most of these bands belong in either the 90s or 70s

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