Top Ten Most Influential 80s Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
2 Rapture - Blondie

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3 Take on Me - A-Ha

I love this song. - GaretTheCarrot

4 Don't You Want Me - Human League
5 Blue Monday - New Order

The new technology (electronic technology) worked well in this song and this is one of the many 80s songs to create dance music - mneilan

6 Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
7 When Doves Cry - Prince
8 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
9 Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
10 The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News

The Contenders

11 Livin On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Oldie but a goldie

12 Still Loving You - Scorpions
13 Down Under - Men at Work
14 True - Spandau Ballet
15 Express Yourself - Madonna
16 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
17 Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
18 The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-Ha
19 Every Breath You Take - The Police
20 With or Without You - U2
21 Like a Prayer - Madonna
22 Heaven Is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
23 The Best - Tina Turner
24 la Isla Bonita - Madonna
25 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
26 Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
27 Self Control - Laura Branigan
28 In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
29 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
30 Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush
31 Heaven - Bryan Adams
32 Take My Breath Away - Berlin
33 Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
34 Lambada - Kaoma
35 (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena - Sandra
36 Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
37 We Belong - Pat Benatar
38 Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
39 How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
40 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
41 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
42 Tainted Love - Soft Cell
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