Greatest Bands from the '80s

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161 The Redskins V 1 Comment
162 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.
163 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.

164 Planet P Project

"Why Me? "

165 Arcadia
166 The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project The Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, ...read more.

When I see my favourite bands on rock bottom I realise how my taste for music must be so bad, unbelievable!

First record I bought, age 15. Still have it.

Still one of the best bands during the '80's... The brilliance of Parson's ideas and Production along with Eric Woolfson's lyrics and their incredible band of musicians made them one of the greatest bands ever! Turn of a Friendly Card and Eye in the Sky are two of the best Rock albums ever, and Ammonia Avenue was great... With Vulture Culture, Stereotomy and Gaudi still very good albums! The lyrics went very deep to heart of the Matrix that exists all around us... A very intelligent band!

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167 Yokosuka Saver Tiger
168 Luna Sea
169 Missing Persons

Tight musicality and great trail blazing for the likes of Gwen Stefani and Lady Ga-Ga!

Dale Bozzio is still delivering a great show in 2015...They are coming back!

Who could forget "Sex" and "Pleasure Victim"?

This is my favorite Secular Band11

170 ABC

Should have been no1 lexicon of love what a classic album still sounds great,
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171 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.

172 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.

173 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.

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174 Power Station V 1 Comment
175 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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176 Status Quo Status Quo
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 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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