Greatest Bands from the '80s

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141 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.

Another Break On The Wall is the best

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142 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.
143 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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144 Yazoo

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

145 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

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146 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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147 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...

If your into the 80's this band have to be much higher in this chart.Three number ones and all the hype surrounding their classic video's.Not to be missed!

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

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148 Infected Mushroom
149 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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150 Curiosity Killed the Cat

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

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151 Marc-Almond

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

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152 Thompson Twins

Fantastic trio, should have at least made the top 30.

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153 The Psychedelic Furs

The sexiest voice of the eighties! And hey, I bet this is an American-based list? Europe fans would have this sort of up-side down sirs:-) I haven't even seen the Style Councils yet... Without doubt one of the greatest of the Eighties!

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154 Squeeze

Really squeeze deserves top 10 cool for cats another nail in my heart. Cris difford was awesome at guitar also rock side was good

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156 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

Slayer is a frigging classic! Should be way up higher on the last, not almost at the bottom.

Better than half the bands on this list.

Needs to be in top 30 at least! brutal, violent, heavy death/thrash metal

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157 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
158 ABC

Should have been no1 lexicon of love what a classic album still sounds great,
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159 Bananarama

This ladies were awesome in the 80's and I am still listening to their music.

Loved these girls and still do today

Very catchy songs,should be much higher,still going strong,timeless songs.

160 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.

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