Greatest Bands from the '80s

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161 Minutemen

One of a very very small number of the bands on this list that actually belong on this list.

Wrote one of the best punk rock albums of all time with double nickels on the dime, should be top ten for sure.

162 Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde continues to perform new music at every concert! They are sitting comfortably in the new music scene and THEY ROCK!

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163 Wings

Wings was able to pick up the debris of the Beatles and give it new life

They were a great band in their own right. Outstandind musicians!

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164 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

Phil Collins - great drummer, great singer.

183, is this a joke! Genesis had sold out concerts throughout the 80s. Also some of their best selling Albums

Excellent music both solo & group (s)!

HUGE FAN!

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165 Utopia

The best band you never heard. Todd's the best!

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166 Roxy Music Roxy Music

Flesh and Blood was a great record and Avalon is one of the finest albums ever released. Bryan Ferry's albums Boys and Girls and Better Noire (during the Eighties) are two of the best albums ever! His '77 solo record In Your Mind is incredible as well!

May have started in the 70s but where still great in the 80s, always able to create their own style. And came into the 80s showing the kids they inspired just how things should be done, Flesh and Blood and Avalon underrated masterpieces

They should be rated higher on this list!

167 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.
168 Y&T

One of the most underrated rock bands.. Great melodic sound. Great vocals and talented song writing...

Y&T is the most underrated hard rock band! Dave Meniketti not only can sing any type of song, but is sorely overlooked when it comes to lead guitarists. Y&T never disappoints live!

THE most underrated Rock band! Dave Meniketti's voice is like no others. Very talented guitarist...and just a straight forward hell of a nice guy! Talk about a band that actually cares about their fans! Top of my list when I think of "Top 80's bands"

169 Yokosuka Saver Tiger
170 Luna Sea
171 Moody Blues Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

They had a huge blockbuster in "Your Wildest Dreams", followed by "I Know You're Out There Somewhere". Some of the other bands listed opened for the Moodies back then. They lead the pack in musical style, sticking to their own sound. Formed in 1966 they are still going strong with touring and Justin is putting out a new solo album this month, Feb 26, 2013. There aren't many bands that can claim a number one album/song in so many decades.

Four words "Knights in white satin" enough said.

172 The Replacements The Replacements

Literally is a crime to put bands like Huey Lewis and the news before a band as great as the replacements. Should be #1 then the pixies, and then sonic youth.

What a joke, they should be in the top ten, anyone who doesn't think so doesn't have ears

Not even close. Best band of the '80's by a long shot.

THEY WERE ALWAYS MY PRE-PARTY COLLEGE TUNES... NITECLUB JITTERS... SKYWAY... THE LEDGE

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174 Haircut 100
175 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.
176 The Stranglers

What on earth are they doing down at this ranking behind scores of utter rubbish?

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177 Heaven 17
178 Big Country

What ever happened to them iconic

The music of Big Country is quite good if you give it a fair chance. Steel town is the greatest record ever presse

The unique guitar riffs the militry drumming the amazing lyrics how are these not listed? My favorite 80's Band

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179 Midnight Oil Midnight Oil Midnight Oil are an Australian rock band, who originally performed as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie.

Love Peter better as musician than as politician.

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180 Tom Tom Club
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