Top Ten Music Artists/Bands That Make You Think of the 80s


The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Thriller and Bad were released in '82 and '87. That is all.

He is the 80s

2 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.

Madonna is EVerything 80's. Listen to "cherish" sounds so 80's she's the poster child. - batnag

3 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

More of a 70's band. - Brobusky

While they formed in the 70s, they didn't start recording until late 1977 and most of their albums were released in the 80s. So I guess it's a matter of how one chooses to define a label - Billyv

Surprised that this is in 3rd, but this is who I think of when I think of 80s music. Awesome band. - Element119

4 Elton John Elton John

Beatles are the third best band in rock history. - Alpha101

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5 Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper V 1 Comment
6 Aerosmith
7 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

I really like a lot of their work, especially Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie Mercury has such an incredible voice! - PetSounds

8 Guns N' Roses
9 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

I can listen to the 67 Journey songs I have forever and never get tired of them. - jeremaaay_ghg

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10 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Kill 'em all, ride the lightning, Master of Puppets, and Garage Days revisited.

12 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
13 New Order New Order New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.

Surely, New Order more than anyone. - PositronWildhawk

14 Berlin
15 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

They didn't know that Queen Of Pop is Whitney Madonna tried to beat Whitney to be Queen of pop I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! - Spokedglow

16 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

They were part of the new wave of Brit heavy metal a movement of the 80s - Toucan

17 George Michael George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.
18 Tears for Fears Tears for Fears Tears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock more.
19 Stone Roses
20 Slayer Slayer more.
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1. Metallica
2. Iron Maiden
3. Slayer
1. New Order
2. Stone Roses
3. Tears for Fears
1. Michael Jackson
2. Madonna
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