Worst '80s Songs

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21 Alone - Heart

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

So cheesy it's good. - Elijah_Cook

22 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

How the hell is this on the list

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

Shouldn't this be on the list of one of the best songs to come out of the 80s.

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.

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23 Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol

I always (intentionally) mis-hear these lyrics as 'Arse About Face'. It's better that way.

This belongs on the list

24 Lover's Moon - Glenn Frey
25 Roam - The B-52's
26 Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
27 Missing You - John Waite
28 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

We were so starved for novelty we paid attention to this piece of schlock

This song is disgusting. I have no idea why it charted so well. - shnoziyahu

29 The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

This song is the epitome as to why the 80's sucked and are overrated!

Hold on, man. I know this song is one of the worst songs ever, but the 80s were quite good. - TheMusicNerd

How dare you put such a good song on this list
and the people below me are dicks

30 In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
31 Kids In America - Kim Wilde

I even hate the covers >:-( - Interrogator

32 Thriller - Michael Jackson

One of the most overrated songs of all time. Michael Jackson is one of my favorite musical artists ever. This is my least favorite song from him.

Over produced video, incessant radio play and a question mark to a lot of his fans

Yeah very overrated

It sucks... Why it so overrated?

33 Never Surrender - Corey Hart

This song should be way higher. This is one of the many bad songs the 80s had. - TheMusicNerd

34 I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

Hate this song. Hated it when it was new and hate it even more now. "I just called to say.. I'm Gaay".

35 Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
36 Ride On Time - Black Box
37 Bad - Michael Jackson

Why is this here? This song is great.

By the way you qaz9999 he is amazing and most influential artist of all time. Bad is a funk song. You may not like it. But that doesn't means he sucks, He rocks

Just to clarify:
The most influential artist of all time?
THE Beatles
The biggest-selling artist of all time?
THE Beatles
Most #1's of all time?
THE Beatles
Most successful musicians of all time?
THE Beatles
Thanks for your time.

This is real bad...

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38 Luka - Suzanne Vega

Worst song EVER! Sorry Luka... you're on you're own/bringing me down. No one wanted to listen to this hippie coffee shop drivel in the 80s...

39 Love Shack - The B-52's

One of the most overplayed songs of the 80's. Maybe it was good the first couple of plays, but after hearing it 24+ times a day, every single day for more than a year, that's it, no more. GTFOH with this. If I never hear this song again in this lifetime, it will still be too soon!

The most terrible thing to happen to music when I was in school, flat flat sharp! Really are they all tone deaf? And who wants to make love in a rusty old dirty shack? Yuck!

This song needs to be higher. It is, in my opinion, a terrible song. The man talking on all the verses has a very annoying voice, and the chorus is really the only listenable and halfway interesting part of the song. Also, lyrics aren't impressive whatsoever either:
"Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail
I got me a car, like, it seats about 20
So come on and bring your jukebox money" - Element119

40 Let's Dance - David Bowie

Whoever adds one of David Bowie's songs to this list is an absolutely ironic hipster!

He went really downhill in the 80s. - gemcloben

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