Most Overrated 80s Songs

The Top Ten

1 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - Michael Jackson

This song is really overrated. Michael Jackson has done better. - RiverClanRocks

Yeah this song is overrated but I still like it. - cosmo

2 Like a Virgin - Madonna Like a Virgin - Madonna

Very overrated. I'm so sick and tired of seeing this everywhere for best songs of the 80's! I think Take on Me and The Winner Takes it All are way better and more meaningful. - MontyPython

God, I detest this song. - PositronWildhawk

3 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

I can agree on some of these; strenuously disagree on otherz - Billyv

4 One - Metallica

God no! This song is underrated, if anything. It doesn't deserve to be on this list.

Excuse me? This was underrated as hell

Don't even THINK about putting this on the list. - Songsta41

5 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Very Overrated AC/DC Is A Great Band But This Song Is Overplayed. - FettiMC

6 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
7 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

It has a great reason to be overatted! - HYDRAflash

8 Beat It - Michael Jackson

This is probably my favorite Michael Jackson, tied with smooth criminal. - nintendofan126

9 Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
10 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

The Contenders

11 Like a Prayer - Madonna
12 I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
13 When Doves Cry - Prince

No way! This song is underrated, if anything! But still, not my favourite Prince song. - PositronWildhawk

14 Don't You Want Me - Human League
15 Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
16 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

"Yeah I only listen to REAL music like don't stop believing"

17 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
18 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
19 Take on Me - A-Ha

This classic is too overplayed and overrated!

The Sun Always Shine On T.V., Train Of Thought, Cry Wolf, Stay On These Roads, Crying In The Rain, Touchy, You're The One, The Blood That Moves The Body, Hunting High And Low, Minor Earth Major Sky, Lifeliness, Summer Moved On...A-ha has a lot of good songs, but everybody only insists on Take On Me.

It pisses me off that only one or two song of a famous band gets a huge amount of likes and views on YouTube. Another example is U2. Bono and his crew have a lot of good songs, like Numb, Lemon, The Fly, Zooropa, Zoo Station, Discotheque, Mofo, Mysterious Ways, Even Better Than The Real Thing, but only With Or Without You, Pride, One and Beautiful Day get acclaimed.

I don't understand why. When you say Pink Floyd, people often say ''Another Brick In The Way Part 2'' or ''Comfortably Numb'', but I know that Roger Waters and David Gilmour has a lot of other songs, like High Hopes, Dogs, Echoes, Welcome To The Machine, Empty Spaces, Money...Well, it has to be said, but you ...more

20 We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
21 Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
22 Master of Puppets - Metallica
23 China Girl - David Bowie
24 Runaway - Bon Jovi
25 Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
26 Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
27 Physical - Olivia Newton-John
28 Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
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Updated 6 Jul 2019

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Beat It - Michael Jackson
2. Thriller - Michael Jackson
3. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
1. One - Metallica
2. Thriller - Michael Jackson
3. Like a Virgin - Madonna
1. Like a Virgin - Madonna
2. Thriller - Michael Jackson
3. When Doves Cry - Prince

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