Greatest Bands from the '80s

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101 Marillion Marillion Marillion are a British rock band, formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1979. They emerged from the post-punk music scene in Britain and existed as a bridge between the styles of punk rock and classic progressive rock, becoming the most commercially successful neo-progressive rock band ...read more.

They're great! I have all their vinyl records (the joker and the chameleon always present). Love them.

An amazingly interesting and great band! Loved them from the first listen

I totally love them so much material... best kept secret in music

The greatest from Prog Rock.
Any guitar in Rothery hands is magic.
Lyrics are always meaningful, no place some commercial crap...

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102 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.

Don't get me wrong these rock but weren't these guys from the nineties

They were a 90's band... Their first album came out in '92

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103 N.W.A N.W.A N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music. V 1 Comment
104 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.

Green Day became a band on 1989 so they shouldn't be on this list even though they're my favorite band of all time. In 1994 they released Dookie which is what made them big. Since the demise of Nirvana, one band has remained to stay in the spot light and that band is Green Day. In 2004 they came out with the album American Idiot, which in my view is the greatest album if all time and it has been regarded as the greatest rock opera of all time. They've sold millions and millions of records and have sold out show after show. Though they are not as big anymore as Justin bieber or lady gaga they have remained to stay popular and sell albums and tickets to their shows by staying true to themselves and not selling out to whats popular just to make money.

I love this band! Why don't they have more votes?!? They are the best band ever!

One of my top favourite bands but they were not from the 80s for sure.

Should be higher in the ranking

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105 Triumph Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

Can't believe they were not on this list. Also can't believe some that are. Scarey

One of the most underrated bands

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106 Accept Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

Amazing band. Even better with mark on the lyrics

Accept the best...

Where's Accept in all of this? Where are Warrior or Manowar? Moorhead... oh the humanity!

107 Mr. Mister

Best hi tech band ever

108 Bronski Beat

Jimmy Somerville was amazing! That voice!

I was from the MTV generation of the 80s and I grew up watching "Hit the Perfect Beat" by Bronski Beat.
They're a British Trio who were the first few ones who openly came out as gays and sang songs that reflected their sentiments.

109 Living In A Box
110 Ramones Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

Second concert I visited at age 18. Legend! 110? Come on!

Most distinctive sound and very basic
Great rock

111 Bauhaus Bauhaus

Deserve to be in a MUCH MUCH higher spot

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112 Kool & the Gang

What a joy in comparison to all that heavy metal noise.

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113 Air Supply

Simply the best... Still rocking' until these days... They should be in the top list..

For people in love or who have lost love, Air Supply will always accompany them in times of heartaches and celebrations of love.

There songs are so good! Especially their lyrics!

Does Air Supply even count as music?

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114 D'erlanger

At first they sounded speed metal like x-Japan and their drummer tetsu changed their style for the better - ronluna

115 Wham

George and Andrew were two guys that were perfect together to produce timeless pop songs and image. George with an amazing voice made this group one of the best and he later became the best with his own solo career.

George Michael is a very talented singer and songwriter. Underrated and should be higher on the list.

George was the best singer and songwriter then and still is now

Come on! Their t-shirts alone should put them in top 100.

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116 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

"Dreaming" is one of my favourite songs from O.M.D. it's not exactly their most popular since they have produced song after song of Top Ten hits in the British, Australian, Canadian and American Charts. One of their biggest hits, "Enola Gay" is named after the plane that dropped the Hiroshima Bomb in Japan in WWII. But I guess, O.M.D. is best remembered for that iconic "If You Leave" for the hit movie "Pretty in Pink"

One of the best pop groups of 80s

Best synth pop band ever. I been hearing them since end of 70s until now. Almost 45 years active...

Should be up there in the top 10 in my opinion... so many great songs. A band with a knack for the catchy melody.

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117 Dokken Dokken Dokken are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later.

NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 20

Should be way higher ranked

118 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

amazing band. just give them a chance. listen to Sadistic desire. also if the intro to some of their songs are quiet and slow, wait a couple seconds and it will speed up to speed metal. like Kurenai and silent jealousy and rose of pain.

119 Run-D.M.C

Should be in top 10. one of the best rap/hip hop artist ever

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120 Tesla

Best Hard Rock Group from the 80's. Unfortunately, they were pigeon holed with the Hairbands of early. Their music is straight up rocking blues - no fillers or manufactured music by the label! Long live TESLA!

Tesla is the best 80s band. That's a fact

123? Are u kidding me?! Tesla had some of the greatest lyrics, hard hitting yet lucid sounds. I was beginning to wonder if they were even on the list. Should be in the top 20.

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