Most Overrated 80s Songs

The Top Ten

1 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

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

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 Newcomers

? Physical - Olivia Newton-John

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 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
17 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
18 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

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

19 We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
20 Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
21 Master of Puppets - Metallica
22 China Girl - David Bowie
23 Runaway - Bon Jovi
24 Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
25 Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
26 Take on Me - A-Ha
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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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