Greatest '80s Rock Songs


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21 Alone - Heart

It is such a great song, I'm doing it for one of my concerts. Amazing vocals! Love the song!

The best women in rock N roll. EVER!


Free falin.

22 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

One of, if not the best intro ever.


23 Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot

Best song in all of 1983, this was QR best and this song put Heavy Metal and Hair Bands on the Map.

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24 Juke Box Hero - Foreigner

One of the most epic and underrated rock songs of all time. Great inspiring song that needs more attention.

Easily the best song ever


25 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Needs. To. Be. Higher.

Ok this should be switched with One at number 8

Had enough of Bon Jovis in every 80s list

From musical perspective a masterpiece. Soundwise a pioneer. Lyrics are poetic level delivering the message that hits the sound pretty much exsctly.

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26 Panama - Van Halen

Really, Very AMAZING song, even if it is a bit suggesting, it is still really awesome. Peace, Love, and Van Halen. Please vote to get Panama to number one

There was no better band in the 80s, and if you saw them live in '80-'84 you know what I'm saying'! This song has everything, including a killer Eddie VanHalen solo and Diamond Dave's personality shining through.

# 1 kick but song, type of song you crank up as long as you can

One of best Hard rock/Heavy metal songs of all time

27 Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue

Motley Crue rocks. How is this song so low? They were such a killer band - especially during the '80s. - maarilynmaanson

I just love this band and dad named me after this band you know

I think that Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home" should be in the top ten, because it's ' Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee! They stick to rock roots and rock styles!

28 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
29 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

Amazing Song and this is coming from a 19 year old!

30 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

love the solo... great video too. - jwileson

Bahaha this is a 90's rock song not 80's

Beautiful song, I really enjoyed it considering I can't stand love songs but this is just beautiful - heirofblack

It�'s not from the 80s but its Great thought

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31 What About Love? - Heart
32 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

This is one of my favorites as a little kid me and my dad would sing along to this song together every time we hear it. We love to talk about the history of music and about famous songs together it's fun 😄 I love my dad

33 Hells Bells - AC/DC

This song has one of the best lead ins of all time... the bells followed by a classic Angus Young riff. Masterful. Get the same feeling now when I hear it as I did back in high school, and that's a sign of a top 10 in my opinion!

One of the best ever recorded

One of their best songs by far - heirofblack

A classic that never gets old.

34 Dreams - Van Halen
35 I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew

Hi whoever compiled this list. This is The Cutting Crew. Whitesnake NEVER recorded this song. EVER. Other than this glaring error? Nice list.

36 Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison

This song is like the ultimate feel good rock song. That opening intro alone is enough to put me into a good mood

37 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

The true 80s rock song. From catchy guitar hooks to ever-popular refrain, this song remains as a true rock evergreen.

Hi bro do you even rock bro

YOU know what I don't think there's any need to comment on this song anymore the previous guys already covered how awesome this song is. Wait I just... I said that no... And I just...

The best

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38 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

Epic intro, epic song and makes you want to put your pedal to the metal.

39 That's All - Genesis
40 The One I Love - R.E.M.
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2. In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
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