Greatest Rock Bands of the '80sisoldmysoulforrocknroll
The Contenders: Page 3
Amazing band! So glad they're in the top ten! They have great music and the songs make you wanna sing...my favorite of theirs is "I REMEMBER YOU"great song...
I still love their music to this day! Their music will live on forever!
Another hair band that didn't create the fan base of a Poison and Crue
Yass Sebastian Bach smexxyV 5 Comments
Most underrated band of all time
Early 90's. the death of hard rock music. AKA grunge music and a lot of the bands such as Poison, Motley Crue and Twisted Sisters have said so themselves.
Hair bands were on their way out anyway due to over partying and mismanagement of money. Nirvana just had to give them a little nudge.
They were great... It's a shame that Kurt (lead singer) shot himself in the face
Nirvana only became a thing in the 90's! Wrong list! Also, where the hell is ZZTop? Shouldn't they be on this list as well?V 3 Comments
Fantastic band, Hi Infidelity is one of the best albums in the early eighties.
Great band from the Midwest. Richrath was under rated as a guitarist / writer.
They were a true Rock Band in the 70's and became more mane stream in 81 with Hi Infidelity. Wish Richrath could have beat out Cronin's flowery ballads in the 80's... But by then it was all about the money and less the music. Richrath still ranks as one of the best guitarist of our time. May he rest in peace.V 2 Comments
My favourite band love playing their riffs on guitar. They should be on top Michael Hutchence is the greatest singer ever.
Have not been the same since death of lead singer a nice run for a few years
If you have never listen to their album before go now for the KICK!
If not for ACDC they were the best ever Aussie Rock band of all time. Classic after classic! should be way higher on this list!
Styx had so many good songs and it is honestly ridiculous that they're so far down the list
Great 70's band- not so much in the 80's
Was the #1 group in the 80's
Eagles are the best
#1 enough said!
A band that we have been fortunate to hear in the 80'sV 1 Comment
They have been my favorite band since 1981!
MTV helped blow this band up in the early 80's
Tesla rocked so well - the is not a bad song on their albums!V 2 Comments
Elvis was "the King of Rock and Roll" during his time (though if you ask me, a lot of his songs were more the blues or love songs, not Rock and Roll). Twenty or thirty years later we had all these eighties rock bands, like Europe, Asia (no lie), Journey, Bon Jovi, Survivor and a lot more. (Some of these bands were actually just seventies rock bands that continued into the eighties, like the Beatles continued into the seventies.) But if you know Survivor, you know they've had songs in Rocky III, Rocky IV, the Karate Kid, and Paul Blart Mall Cop. I probably would be voting for Bon Jovi or something and calling Survivor Chumps. But Sylvester Stallone came along with the need for a theme song and he kind of got two: Eye of the Tiger and Burning Heart. That made Survivor more successful, because they didn't do enough touring. Anyways, if it weren't for Stallone, the Moment of Truth would never be in the Karate Kid, and I Can't Hold Back wouldn't be in Paul Blart Mall Cop. Those two songs ...more
I don't think that 1: Queen should be #1 because Freddy Mercury was either gay or bisexual, #2 the guy complaining about Journey should be so upset. They got bumped to the top 10, #3 a 70's rock band should hog the spot for best 80's rock band, or #4 the band that sang "Eye of the Tiger", "Burning Heart", "I Can't Hold Back" or the "Moment of Truth" which are all used in movies, should be in 86th place. Stallone's intellect is much more than the character of Rocky Balboa. Sure, he originally wanted Another One Bites the Dust" from Queen, but he didn't get that, so I guess he went on a search for the best guys to do it- If he wanted Bon Jovi to do a motivational song for him, then we'd probably be hearing "Wanted Dead or Alive" as "Eye of the Tiger", "The Boys Are Back In Town" as "Burning Heart", "Livin' On a Prayer" as "I Can't Hold Back" and "You Give Love a Bad Name" as "The Moment of Truth". But none of that happened, so Stallone must've been more impressed by Survivor than ...more
First of all, these guys never looked like girls like Bon Jovi or Europe, (okay, a couple of times Frankie Sullivan had rather long hair but the majority of the members had fairly normal hairdos for their time), second of all, unlike Queen, when Survivor became popular, it was the 80s. (If you search 70s Rock bands, Queen is one of the results). Also, if you search "Another One Bites The Dust" on YouTube, in the spot where they've got all the related songs, Eye of the Tiger is there. Finally the lead vocalist for Queen is (or was) a homosexual. Neither Jimi Jamison nor Dave Bickler is that way. Thus, making Survivor a more appropriate band. (Not to mention that they didn't paint their faces like Kiss did (or stick out their tongues like Kiss did. I think Kiss had an influence on Miley Cyrus)
One of my favorite band in the 80s is bostonV 11 Comments
No way they shouldn't be in the top 10, this band owned the 80's
Not the most appreciated band by the average listener, but one of the most talented groups there was. Great harmonies.
Brad do you know these guys?
This band are the dogs danglies
If you don't rate killing joke in the top 5 bands ever then you just have,nt listened to them or maybe you just don't have any taste
Excitingly different from any other band of the era. Joey Santiago - super lead guitar and extremely underrated and under publicized. Charles - crazy genius lyricist and singer. Kim Deal the standard-barer chick bassist. The band excels in layering the music and producing an explosive funky sounds.
Should be at top considering they have influenced every band on this list.
Related ListsBest British Punk Rock Bands From the '70s and '80s Top Ten Hard Rock Bands from the 70s, 80s, and 90s Top Ten Rock Bands That Were Active During the '70s, '80s, '90s, and '00s Top Ten Best Hard Rock Bands of the 80s Top Ten Best 80s Punk Rock Bands
List StatsUpdated 27 Jun 2017
5 years, 318 days old
Top Remixes (17)
2. Motley Crue
3. Guns N' Roses
2. Pink Floyd
3. Led Zeppelin
2. Bon Jovi
3. Guns N' Roses
View All 17