Greatest Bands from the '80s

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61 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled ...read more.

Greatest Rock Band of all time!

Classic British rock. Loads of bands after them were influenced by them.

I love the who. Best band of all time

Great rock band for 50yrs!

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62 Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.

Had Two Killer Albums in the 80's...Their Debut "Night Songs" and Follow up "Long Cold Winter" with Both Albums Cracking the Top 10 in the Billboard 200..and combining to produce 3 Top 20 Singles...

Killer songs like nobody's fool, Somebody save me, Gypsy road, and lots more. They should be in at least the top 15. I am a huge fan of old school rock and roll and I am only 13 years old and this is my second favorite band.

Tom Keifer is one of the most talented musicians ever! Look at all the different instruments he can play! Add in his beautiful voice & absolutely gorgeous face. This band is in my top ten of all time!

How in the world are they in 57th place? This is the best 80s band in the world. Tom keifer is the best vocalist I've ever heard.

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63 Warrant Warrant Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.

Warrant has so many good songs! So disappointed that its not in the top 10

Great band... listening to Dog Eat Dog now... Still holds up after 20+ years!

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64 Blondie Blondie Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s.

Debbie harry was talented and beautiful

Because they were more of a 70s band than an 80s band?

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65 Stryper

The best glam metal band platinum and gold albums and just plain rock/metal awesomeness

Different - Rock/Metal and Christian

In God We Trust was pretty much the final chord in 80s music.
Sadly, I didn't hear much of them until later.

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66 Men at Work Men at Work Men at Work are an Australian rock/pop band formed in Sydney. The group is most famous for their hit, "Land Down Under"

I was born in 82' so I obviously wasn't into the music scene enough to know if they ever received enough credit, but "Maria" is without a doubt one of my favorite songs. I have their greatest hits, I know snobs hate me all you want, but it's all amazing (like almost Paul Simon's Graceland good). I can't say that for all of my greatest hits compilations.

So much better than what is viewed I don't know what is up with this list. "Who can it be- now" has an amazing tenor sax and it is just a good band over all they should at least be in top 15 in my opinion.

Great Australian band and definitely should be given some more credit for their work!

Love them

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67 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Amazing band, many great songs. They are a great inspiration to other heavy metal bands. They truly should be one of the top 10 because of the quality and effort that you can easily tell they put into their songs. You can tell that they really believe in what they sing, and what their lead singer Dee Snider writes.

One of best rock bands ever!

They Are Sing About The Truth Too And They Keep It Raw

Twisted F'ing Sister rules! I'm a SMF!

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68 Dead or Alive

They are just amazing!
Love the retro music..
Just fun fun fun. LOVE!

Every their song is full of emotions and different than another, their music is so delight and special... THEY'RE BEST

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69 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

Cheap Trick, to me, was the most underrated rock bands of the 80's

No doubt they were and are still underrated!

I'm 63 and still like to crank it up in my car with these guys. Their music sounds just as good as it did 30 years ago.

Still love them

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70 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Pioneers of rocks of all decades. Nothing beats Perfect Stranger album...

How did they get here? David's in whitesnake

They did perfect strangers with the best and most popular line-up, which doesn't include David Coverdale... - RalphSaad

71 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

219 is a travesty. Ronnie James Dio the man that brought you horns up. One of the greatest bands in heavy metal.

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73 Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
74 Adam and the Ants

Adam was my first love. What an amazing and truly original sound the Ants had, those drums were just astonishing. I learned so much from the songs about art, sex, tribes, pirates and the list goes on. Adam was all about style and somehow fused punk and the new romantics effortlessly. A true one off.

The Man Is A Legend... His Fans Are 2nd To None!...
& He Has Worked His Socks Off With Tour After Tour For The Last Few Years...
It's A Heck Of A Lot To Deal With When You Have An Illness Like Adam's...
Here's To A Legend Who Has Brought So Much Happiness To His Fans... Young & Old-ish...

Adam is One of the most unique & individual artist I have ever seen, then & still is now. I have never seen an artist like him. Exciting to listen to & even more exciting to watch. A one of a kind.

There awesome! stand and deleiver!

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75 The B-52's The B-52's The B-52s are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland.

How did the B52's not get on the list they were awesome!

Finally I find the best new wave band!

The best beach-rock party group ever!

Underrated. B52 still give me a big smile. Love shack, baby!

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76 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Love David Coverdale and Is this love

At least a top 20 band from the 80's

It in top ten idiots

How did they get here?

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77 Toto Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

What about Toto? Why on earth is Toto not of the first ten rock bands?! They are one of the most extraordinary rock bands of the 80's that ever existed! They are perfect! I like almost every song of them. I swear that I have heard them even before I was born! They are extraordinary!

Africa, Hold the Line, 99, Rosanna, Stop Loving You, and home of the brave are their best.

Toto only 899 th what should be in the top 40

Simply the best.

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78 Boston Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.

Listening to this group so takes me back to high school and cruising around in my '76 Camaro with the volume cranked up as high as it would go. I loved them then and still do. Brad Delp had such an awesome voice.

You know a band is good when you can listen to their songs over and over and never get tired of hearing it. Tom scholz is the greatest songwriter of all time. They had the most unique sound of any band ever. Also, you will never see a more perfect afro than sib hashian's.R.I. P brad.

Although they first hit big at the end of the 70s they average out as an awesome early to mid 80s guitar rock phenomenon.

Boston are a fantastic group, love there music.

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79 The Pretenders

Chrissy Hynde is one of the finest songwriters EVER... Also vocalists! Her bands were always honest players who helped to her songs the "edge" they deserved! Learning to Crawl is one of the finest albums ever released! She never released anything but great albums!

My God people if the Pretender's are not here I don't know what to say.

80 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.

This is one of the main influences for bands like Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine

Why isn't Sonic Youth in the top ten, what the hell?

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