Most Memorable 80s Songs by a Female Singer

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The Top Ten

1 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics

There is not a living person who wouldn't continue singing if you started with Sweet dreams are made of this...

This song plays constantly on the 80s Radio

One Of My Number One Songs In America

I love the backing Instruments - OnionLists

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2 Like a Prayer - Madonna

5 million copies sold

Iconic
Legendary
Naughty
Sexy
Religious

Compared to the ok song - wanna dance with somebody

One of the greatest song ever. Madonna showed a very decent performance - Irina2932

Unbelievable song, and powerful!

This is my favorite jam

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3 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

It was Billboard's #1 song of the year for 1983 and even nowadays this track is very popular - Irina2932

One of the best overall songs of the 1980s.

I cringe whenever I hear this song. Tyler's screaming is like finger nails on a chalkboard. It is my sincere wish is to never ever have to hear this song again. If you are paying to have this song piped in to any store please know that whenever I hear this song in a store I leave immediately.

Tyler has a great voice and I love this song.

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4 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston

I was in Malta when I heard this song and I fell in love with it. It made my holiday and was played everywhere and everyone danced to it. It's a very upbeat song and even to this day when I hear it I have to dance and sing along. Karan Wilson

Brilliant Dance/Pop track - one of the biggest hits of the 80's - Irina2932

In my opinion Whitney Houston is and was best singer of all time..

This is my favorite song!

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5 Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

I'm turning 14 in a few months and I heard this song when I was young so obviously I know at least one verse of the song but this is one of the greatest songs of the 80s and one of my favourite songs EVER! I want to listen to this song until I grow old. I hope this will be more famous than the songs now

I just love this song, and Cyndi is the best singer in the 80's although I was not born during this generation. But its my mom's favorite song and artist.

Cyndi Lauper is the one of the greatest singer in 80s and she have many song that hits in all over the world like girls just want to have fun, time after time, true colors and many more

Great and Funny. Cyndi is 80's best female singer

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6 If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher

Changed pop culture & music. Became Cher's signature song until she released Believe.

Cher is in a class all of her own

A legend's classic

Yeah! Great song!

7 Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara

This is like a premiere song of the 1980s it should be much closer to very top within the top 5

I can't help but dance when this track plays

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8 Like a Virgin - Madonna

Madonna is so legendary, she is the first lady with a second single on this top ten

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9 Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

Tough and powerful voice but still wonderfully melodic.

Strong woman, Pat is

Andy Dawson

Most likely a late 70s song but Pat Benatar is such a badass singer! Talk about that, how do I even add a comment? - AllstarofNBC1984

Great pace.. progressive song from its time.

10 Nasty - Janet Jackson

Janet, oh, Janet. 10 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, 100 million records, what a well deserved mention

Love Janet and her music!

She so beautifull love her

NOBODY did it like JANET!

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The Contenders

11 Running Up that Hill - Kate Bush

The greatest English rose in history of rock and pop a unique talent. This song is an epic by a true genius if you haven't heard her or of her you haven't yet lived

The whole album (The Hounds Of Love) was a master piece and the title track was even better than this, one of Kate's finest moments.

So underestimated and her voice is so wonderful! I love Army Dreamer!

Kate Bush is a LEGEND.

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12 Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Beautiful and really memorable track from the 80's - Irina2932

Love this song and Belinda Carlisle is a great singer.

Yes we love her and miss her is she still playing in the us?

Song holds a feeling of anything is possible. If you just believe.

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13 I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross

I love this song has a really good tune

This is, to me, Diana's catchiest song

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14 What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner

Her comeback single, won 3 Grammys, Tina is one tough performer who never gave up

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15 Physical - Olivia Newton-John

Hands down this song was the biggest of the 80s

Didn't they have to ban the video? But anyway it is super catchy

I need loose weight.

This is the Best song of the eighties as it was #1 for an amazing 10 weeks---- No other song in the eighties was number 1 as long as Physical. It's the most successful song of the entire decade.

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16 Cruel Summer - Bananarama

New wave, the coolest girl band of the 80s! The group wrote the song.

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17 (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena - Sandra

Legendary superhit from Sandra that topped more than 20 countries - Irina2932

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18 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

Listening to this wonderful song I started loving my job - Irina2932

Just phenomenal lady and performer

19 La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Not just memorable but also legendary hit from Madonna - Irina2932

Oh yeah this was the jams at the dances

She is the best

20 Self Control - Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan ROCKED this song, nothing Madonna, Lauper sang even comes close in my book and many others, just listen closely and you'll agree too, Like a prayer before this masterpiece, what a joke.

Wonderful, beautiful, sincere and very talented singer often overlooked by the people. I recommend listen and above all, SEE her live performances to every person in the world. She was really FABULOUS PERFORMER!.

Best sexy pop song, with great rock riffs. Very best voice of the 80's.

This song broke new ground for being sexually explicit!

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1. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
2. Like a Virgin - Madonna
3. Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
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1. Express Yourself - Madonna
2. Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
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1. Like a Prayer - Madonna
2. If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
3. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
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