Greatest Bands from the '80s

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121 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.

One of the best bands I have ever heard. That drummer was awesome

122 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

She loved rock and roll. She loved chicks. We had a lot in common.

123 Simply Red

What exactly is Simply Red doing on place 100?

Loved simply red. Such memories.

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124 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London . They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and ...read more.

Not sure whose opinion this list was... But here's mine. Pink Floyd is one of the greatest bands EVER! Lots of great bands on this list... But Pink Floyd should be #5 on any list! Thought this was an 80's list? See a lot of bands on here that came out well before the 80's?

This is a "contest" for the Eighties, not what they did in the Sixties and Seventies... This band should NEVER have reformed without Roger... Their albums without him simply were not good enough to be called PF albums! Not that they were bad, they weren't, but David was a great guitar player and vocalist, not a prolific writer!

139? Are you kidding me? Best selling album and they are 139. Who would put A ha ahead of pink Floyd? They should be top 20 at least.

The final cut was ok, but amlor wasn't that exciting - ChefSkinner

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125 A Flock of Seagulls A Flock of Seagulls

Let's not forget their ever awesome "space age love song".

If I had a photograph of you

I'll admit it. I love them for their hair.

Wishing, the best

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126 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Sound Garden is the best rock band till date... Experience and then you would know what they are all about.

127 The Human League The Human League

Love this band. One of the greatest eighties bands. All I can say is "don't' you want me baby"

Why is this 142! They should be in the Top Ten, as should Depeche Mode! Music legends, still going strong and sounding and looking amazing!

Really influential need to be top 20

WHY 137? IT'S THE BEST FROM THE '80S!

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128 Echo & the Bunnymen

The killing moon is THE song of the 80's!

A band and their drum machine take on the world

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129 Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo missing from this list entirely is a travesty. Best of the up tempo post punk bands, known for their awesome Halloween concerts and Danny Elfman has gone on to greater glory scoring movies for Tim Burton and creating the theme music for the Simpsons and others.

Yes, Yes, YES! I have waited so long for someone to mention Oingo Boingo in ANY list. Why must they be overlooked by everyone? Why we they so unloved?

MY FAVORITE BAND. Very much an 80s band, but mixing synth pop, ska, punk, and jazz gives them a unique style. Listen to Insanity for an absolute masterpiece.

How is this band not higher? Love the upbeat feeling of their songs. Shame they're overlooked in almost everything.

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130 Supertramp

Lost steam without Roger Hodgson during the '80's, but without doubt one of the greatest bands of all time!

Absolutely one of the greatest of their time!

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131 Novecento
132 Hue & Cry
133 Yazoo

Great band, and still fun to listen to today. Just added them to my play list last week!

134 The Housemartins

An underrated but good-fun band from the 1980s. It's also what helped Norman Cook's career - pennylagwaberurier

They are better than most out there

Great Band!

135 The Offspring The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.
136 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.

One of the best voices ever, much less in the 80's

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137 Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Relax, two tribes, the power of love. 3 great number 1s. Relax one of the biggest selling singles ever, should be at number 1, not 133

Shame on you this greatest band ever take on 127 place...

Great Songs and band

Fabulous band..surely should be MUCH higher in the rankings than this! Billy, Herts.

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138 Bros

Bros is definitely one of the most talented groups during the 80's. Their talent deserves mention given the song writing, singing and voice quality of the goss brothers.

139 Curiosity Killed the Cat

I loved this band and I can not find any of there songs to this day.

Look them up on youtube, I just did and I was able to find them

140 Marc-Almond

Still sounds great live toady.

I love Marc almond, please come to West Country, loving yr new album especially the god one and I'm not religious! X

One of the greatest perfomers of the 8os! A dramatic theatrical voice,music for few

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