Worst '80s Songs

The Top Ten

1 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica

This isn't a bad songs you douches.


I think this song is preety damn good, they are good at first four albums. But after that they're nothing

I'm not sure why this is in first place..this is not a bad song, a very good one rather. Can someone please tell me what they think is so bad about the song that they think this needs to be first on the Worst 80s Songs list? It definitely doesn't deserve this spot. - Element119

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2 We Built This City - Starship We Built This City - Starship

This song is considered by many critics to be one of the worst songs ever, and it's quite obvious why. With its cheap instrumentation, stupid and nonsensical lyrics, and terrible singing performances, it definitely deserves a place as one of the worst songs of the 80s and one of the worst songs of all time. - TheMusicNerd

Don't know why people hate this song so much.

I don't know this song, but I'll do anything to GET Metallica OFF THIS LIST.

If you don't know this song you have no business voting on "worst 80s songs," because you clearly do not know any 80s music.

Should be Number Two. not behind definitely Leppard top tens!?! why is DL on the list anyway weirdos

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3 Mickey - Toni Basil Mickey - Toni Basil

I will never understand why or how this embarrassingly bad song exists. Seriously, why was this made, who was it directed to, and how did it chart? Someone please tell me, I have no idea. - worstmusicoftheyear

I have to say this is my least favorite 80s song. It gets on my nerves quite quickly and the song just seems extremely stupid. And worstmusicoftheyear, it did chart at least in the top 40, because I remember hearing it on a Top 40 Countdown rerun. - Element119

Most of these are not bad, in fact they are great, this however - Martinglez

This is such a terrible excuse for a song, hate it!

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4 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Why the hell is this a bad song. You obviously don't know good music.

You guys know that when you comment to say you love this song you're voting for it to be the worst song, right? Or whatever. I like this song, especially the solo, but I never really was a big fan of Axl's voice. Especially when I was a kid, I used to cry whenever my dad put Welcome to the Jungle because I found it scary. But this song shouldn't be here, honestly. Oh, the irony!

Why in the heck is this song even any where NEAR this list!?!? Amazing vocals, guitar, etc. I love Guns n Roses and this song! - HollyRolo

This is a great song, how in the hell is it in this list?

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5 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

Yes. Especially when you realize definitely Leppard had so many great songs before that.

WHHHAATT? this song has no place on this list even Rolling stones album reviewers would agree with me! curse these top tens lists! that's why I don't rely on these lists anyway.

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6 Heartbeat - Don Johnson Heartbeat - Don Johnson

Good God, what the hell is this song? Why the hell was it made? Why did someone decide to make this horrible song? lyrics, instrumentation, singing performance, everything. This is not only the worst song of the 80s, it is one of the worst songs ever. - TheMusicNerd

The dumb bastard who made this list put my favorite Metallica and definitely leppard song

7 Muscles - Diana Ross Muscles - Diana Ross

What the hell?! How is guns n roses sweet child of mine the worst song of the 80's? What retard made this list?! Guns 'n roses sweet child of mine might be the best song of the 80s.

8 Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money

Annoying, catchy, repetitive, cheap, bad singing, talentless, poppy, bad instrumentation, boring, and uninspired.

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9 Live to Tell - Madonna Live to Tell - Madonna

Madonna is the queen of pop

What genius with crap taste in music put Metallica and Guns 'n Roses in this list - Danielsun182

Get this song off the list NOW!

10 Sara - Fleetwood Mac Sara - Fleetwood Mac V 2 Comments

The Newcomers

? Word Up - Cameo Word Up - Cameo V 1 Comment
? Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

Song is better than you think dingus top tens. Go listen to the Go-Go's to know who Belinda Carlisle is.

This song is the worst thing in the history of humanity

The Contenders

11 Japanese Boy - Aneka Japanese Boy - Aneka
12 Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart

I don't even need to explain why this is here. This is horrible. - TheMusicNerd

13 Harden My Heart - Quarterflash Harden My Heart - Quarterflash

My exception of liking girls on saxophone :-( - Interrogator

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14 Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie

Lionel songs are all the best. I see no reasons why dancing on the ceiling be rated as 10th worst love songs ever. Don't merely judge a book by its cover, dig deeper and you'll find the reasoning of my objection in this rating.

Just another song about using drugs in the 80s. This song deserves to be on this list.

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15 Physical - Olivia Newton-John Physical - Olivia Newton-John

This song just deserves to be somewhere in this list. Horrible lyrics, cheap instrumentation, being very unmemorable. This song is one of the worst songs ever. - TheMusicNerd

This is only on here for its video, right?

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16 Like a Prayer - Madonna Like a Prayer - Madonna
17 Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

This ain't a bad song. Don't like female empowerment or something?

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18 I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses

Sung with no emotion. It's a laughable song.

True. "oh listen to us, we're SO naughty..."

19 Alone - Heart Alone - Heart

Nooo! This is one of Hearts masterpieces. One of the best of the 80s not the worst!

20 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

I love this song! Why is it even on here? - RiverClanRocks

What the hell is Metallica and Guns N Roses, as well as a bunch of other artists, doing here? Whoever made this list is either a Belieber or a Directioner for the most part.

This one takes the cake, followed by "Total eclipse of the heart".

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