Greatest '80s Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

This song is like the best song ever

Slash is awesome and is better then every other guitarist

So everyone pick this song because it is the best 80's song ever

This is one song no matter how many times I hear it it takes me to my happy place. Will never get tired of hearing it. Love it!

Best song that there has ever been. Without a doubt. Guns n roses is the best band that has ever been aspablished and I would kill to see them live. Vote up

The riff is amazing. The song has great and meaningful lyrics from Mr. Axl Rose! The bass is pretty heard in this song and it's a good bass riff. Steven's drums are just very good. A very underrated drummer. And Izzy is keeping the band in place with his rhythm guitar. Obviously one of the best songs of all time!

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2 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

If you ask a group of people "what comes to mind when you think of the 80's? ", 4/10 people will say Bon Jovi.

Greatest of rock songs ever...

Kid rock quote about Livin'On A Prayer from Bon Jovi When We Were Beautiful documentary, "There are songs which are great within a trend, and then, there are songs which become the trend"!

İ like Bon Jovi ehen u was önly five

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3 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

This songs is the best rock songs of 80's ever

One of the greatest songs ever written!
Should be 1st in the list

Still played on radio, so good they were able to do remake. The new version is great also. Both are positive & raise the spirit. Eternal

Sweet!

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4 Back In Black - AC/DC

This Song is amazing. I can't believe it is not number one.

Number 1 with no question - shatti

Best song/riff ever written

For me best rock song ever by far.blows you away

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5 Beat It - Michael Jackson

Not even a rock song.

To all you people moaning that Michael Jackson is a pop artist, it's about the song not the artist. This song features a guitar riff and solo written and performed by Eddie Van Halen - possibly the most gifted guitarist at the time. This automatically brings it into the rock genre. You're all welcome ���"

Who even voted for him, he's got nothing to do with rock, its a joke come on really?

This is pop!

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6 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Too many great songs to list but when I think of "80's" rock songs, Journey, regardless of which song it is, comes to mind. - SociallyxxDistorted

Awesome song - How can MJ be number 1 rock song when he was a pop artist?

Ah the most popular song by journey an old time favorite I can never get enough of this song

The best 80's song! It's still popular and relevant today.

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7 One - Metallica

This is a top 5 song

Justice WAS released 25th aug 88. Just to set record straight.

Such a good song. Perfect slow Harmony then heavy at the end beautiful! - Joshgbpack12

Hell Yeah - Joshgbpack12

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8 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Iron maiden is one of the most prolific and best rock bands of all time. So many great songs so great live it definitely is an experience of a lifetime. The depth and meaning of their songs is just unbelievable. Dickinson one of the best vocalists of all time. You put that together with 3 extremely talented guitarists, the best bass player of all time and the most iconic drummer of all time and you have a truly religious musical experience that anyone can and will appreciate. UP THE IRONS FOREVER! LONG LIVE MAIDEN

Absolutely one of the most incredibly talented bands of all time. These guys played hard, fast and loud. Dickinson has one of the best voices in rock history, Steve Harris is the fastest bass guitarist of all time, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers have riffs that never quick and Nicko on the drums never misses a beat. All this and they sing songs about literature - Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Flight of Icarus, The Charge of the Light Brigade in The Trooper. The sing from scripture in the Number of the Beast and the English Hymnal in Revelation. They tell stories that need to be told in Hallowed be Thy Name and Aces High singing about WW2 fighter pilots. They sing about history with Churchill's speech to the English people in WW2, one of the most powerful ever. This band can't be matched. Enough Said.

How the hell is this not number 1? This is probably the best song of all time! - ComaWhite21

One of the best songs by THE best band. Ever.

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9 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

The scream at the beginning. I always crank it up.

A great song, heaps of fun to sing along to! - heirofblack

This should be #1 80s rock song.

Should be higher up. Absoloute classic ❤️

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10 Tom Sawyer - Rush

Simply one of the greatest songs from one of the most creative and talented bands in the world!

An amazing innovative band with truly soul inspiring lyrics, the drumming and bass are the best combo in all of rock!

Rush is simply the best...ever!

Awesome song!

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The Newcomers

? Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
? In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

The Contenders

11 Fade to Black - Metallica

Great solo, beautiful tone, deep lyrics and a great transition song for an even greater band.

Much better than any on the top 10 list

One of my favorite Metallica songs!

U want to know another metalica song that has a great guitar solo seek and destroy please Liston to that song and thank me later like this comment if u think it was an awesome solo

12 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions

OH MY YEeeSss I love this song greatest song by scorpions ever I like can not stop listening to this song I mean who doesn't like this comment if u agree with me and think that this song and scorpions is the bomb and is awesome

Probably one of my favourite 80s songs ever.

Best 80 rock song

Amazing song

13 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

This song is an all time favorite and not enough people appreciate it! My love.

It's basically a Bon Jovi classic

One of the greatest and most recognizable songs!

This is not number 1 or no.2 no.3 but this should at least be in the top seven

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14 Jump - Van Halen

This is an amazing song I love the beat to the song I'm never tired of it

Stupid people just don't understand.

Absoluetly One of my favorite songs

DOPE

15 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

Here I go again on my own oh I like can never get enough of this song who ever made this list has a great taste in perfect rock music because there are like a lot of great songs on here and I speak for everyone when I say this I think all these songs deserve to be number one. Like and subscribe if you agree with me. Wait well just like if you agree with me don't subscribe this isn't YouTube

All time favorite Whitesnake song

Best Lord solo ever

Whitesnake is a spectacular band. Here I Go Again is a rock classic with meaningful words and (of course) amazing music to go with it.
"Here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
And I've made up my mind, I ain't wasting no more time
But here I go again" - Element119

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16 The Final Countdown - Europe

Epic riff, legendary song still sung today-why did I have to add it? - therootbeer

Best of the best!

Why not top ten?

BEST SONG EVER!

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17 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

not my favorite Queen song, but definitely the one that says EIGHTIES the most. - I<3Queen

Ah an old classic queen song I love it

Not my favorite queen song, put is close to the top of the list

My favorite Queen song is probably Bohemian Rhapsody but this ones good too

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18 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

Love. Love. Love this song, needs to be in the top 10

Every time I hear this song I can see Miami Vice in my head.

An incredible musician...

This song was pretty much the pinnacel 80's song in my opinion

19 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Best song by zz top by far

One of the best

Wut about la grange

20 Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

One of the best songs I have ever heard it should be number 1!

On of the best Leppard songs, But it is by the best band ever, but why so low should be top five - DLnumber1

Best band and song ever. I'm only 15 but I grew up listening to then and they're still my favorite band to this day. That will always be my favorite song.

My favorite band ever, listen to them every day, why are they so low? I don't know, it should be number one

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