In the 80s - Top Ten Lists of Eighties Songs

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 80s?

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By: D M Newton
  • 10. Don't Forget To Dance by The Kinks
    These are my top 10 ballads. We start with a beautiful work by Messrs. Davies.
  • 9. Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House
    This album never stood too much of a chance, the first was too huge. But, damn, this is a great emotional song.
  • 8. Never Keep Us Apart by INXS
    Listened to this album in the store the day it was released. When this song came up, (on side two, does anyone remember sides?), I knew this was a winner.
  • 7. When It's Love by Van Halen
    I suppose I'm in the minority, but I prefer Sammy over Dave.
  • 6. Don't Answer Me by Alan Parsons Project
    Unfortunately, this song reminds me of someone who was very special to me in the 80's
  • 5. The Flame by Cheap Trick
    I guess this song reminds me of her too, ("You were the first, you'll be the last.")
  • 4. Hollywood by Shooting Star
    The 80's band that nobody seemed to love. I still get chills every time I hear this song, with its thundering percussion runs.
  • 3. More Than This by Roxy Music
    Bryan Ferry takes a musically simple melody and croons it into a classic.
  • 2. What It Takes by Aerosmith
    There goes my old girlfriend, there's another diamond ring." Steven Tyler's normally shrieking vocals are dangerously subdued here, until the chorus. "To the toss of the DI-HICE!"
  • 1. Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler
    Classic Jim Steinman song, starting softly, slowly building to a volcanic cressendo (sp?), and settling just as quietly as beore. Magnificent!
Honorable mentions-ballads; Slave To Love-Bryan Ferry, We Belong-Pat Benatar, Dreams-Van Halen, Nervous-Moody Blues, Flesh And Blood-Shooing Star, They Dance Alone-Sting, Against All Odds-Phil Collins, Angel-Aerosmith.
By: Richard Kohan
  • 10. Nothin' but a good time by Poison
    Do they deserve it? no, I just couldn't think of anything *great* to be #10, but this is a great party song nonetheless, a bit too metal cheeze, yes, even for me.
  • 9. Don't Stop Beleiving by Journey
    Yea steve perry has a raspy annoying voice, but this song is truely one of the best of it's time.
  • 8. Get Into The Groove by Madonna
    Madonna's best dance song!
  • 7. Photograph by Def Leppard
    Easily leppard's best work.
  • 6. Heartbreak Station by Cinderella
    80's? yea close enough
  • 5. No One Like you by Scorpions
    Tough decision to make on which scorpion song would be on this list...
  • 4. Careless Whisper by Wham
    Who could forget George?
  • 3. Africa by Toto
    Porcaro Bros. Say it all.
  • 2. Round and Round by Ratt
    Great metal song.
  • 1. Jump by Van Halen
    Easy choice. Never got sick of it, never will. Dave will always be #1.
There is no real order here in my list.. they are all great songs.. and nothing will ever match the big rock/metal sound of the 80's, I hope it will be rejuvinated soon.
By: Jess G.
  • 10. A View To a Kill by Duran Duran
    Uh, I think that's the song and the people, but the movie and the song are cool.
  • 9. I need you tonight by INXS
    The video is hilarious when the drummer comes up on the screen dancing with his drum sticks lol
  • 8. Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
    LoL, this song rules as much as the movie LoL
  • 7. Sacred by Depeche Mode
    To put it in words to write it down...
  • 6. Strangelove by Depeche Mode
    Gahan's voice rules in this one.... or whoever is singing it.... could be Martin... it's like Seconds (U2) you really can't tell Edge is singing it.
  • 5. Never Let Me Down by Depeche Mode
    Yeah I know, they aren't U2, but they are my second favorite band. So I decided to split the list up with them. Awesome song!
  • 4. Bad by U2
    Holly came all the way from Miami FLA. Hitchiked all the way across the USA She saw the satellite coming down, pretty soon she was in London town singign do do do do do do Live Aid RULZ!!!
  • 3. New Year's Day by U2
    Adam's bass line is awesome!!!!
  • 2. Pride (In The Name of Love) by U2
    Ahhh, yes more U2. This song rules on The Unforgettable Fire!!! The Edge rulz!!!
  • 1. Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
    The best song ever made... especially live, it's even better!!! McNichols Arena was awesome.... but I really wish they didn't have to right it!!! U2 is the best group ever!!!!
First of all, U2 is the best band ever, if I had my way, I'd put their 90'sstuff, but this obviously an 80's thing. But I would've filled the wholechart up with U2, but I figured might as well put other stuff... too badViolater came out in 90.
By: Bill Thibodeaux
  • 10. Keep On Movin by Soul To Soul
  • 9. Between The Sheets by Isley Brothers
  • 8. Cutie Pie by One Way
  • 7. Genius Of Love by Tom Tom Club
  • 6. Outstanding by The Gap Band
  • 5. Gotta Get You Home Tonight by Eugene Wilde
  • 4. Rock Box by Run-DMC
  • 3. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
  • 2. The Beautiful Ones by Prince
  • 1. Don`t Wait For Me by Morris Day
By: John Payetta
  • 10. A Different Corner by George Michael
    Another heartbreak song with a hypnotic sound
  • 9. Reap the Wild Wind by Ultravox
    A classic by one of the pioneering techno pop bands from the UK
  • 8. Happy Birthday Kid by Geoff Hughes
    very unique song by this Canadian artist
  • 7. Big Log by Robert Plant
    wonderful haunting melody
  • 6. Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogleberg
    Sad but beautiful song about lost love
  • 5. Tired of Toein' the Line by Rocky Burnette
    A heartbreak classic from the son of rock 'n roll
  • 4. So in Love by OMD
    really nice synthesized strings
  • 3. It's My Life by Talk Talk
    could listen to this one over and over
  • 2. Trouble by Lindsay Buckingham
    Once again beautiful melodies and guitars
  • 1. Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime by The Korgis
    One of the most beautiful songs that I have ever heard; was not a big commercial success but the video got some play in 1980
Honorable mentions to:Paul Janz -Close my Eyes, Eight Seconds - Kiss You when it's Dangerous, Bruce Cockburn - Tokyo, The Smiths - This Night Has Opened my eyes, The Spoons - Nova Heart, Danny Wilson- Mary's Prayer
By: Behloulah Johnston
  • 10. Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
    If Call Me is the difinitive Retro song, then Come on Eileen is the difinitive one-hit-wonder song.
  • 9. Don't You Want Me? by Human League
    Bum, bum, ba-da, dum... need I say more?
  • 8. 99 Luftballoons by Nena
    And I don't mean that awful English version... Okay so it wasn't that bad, but it's just not as fun to sing along with when you know what the words mean.
  • 7. Venus by Banarama
    Amazing instrumentation, awesome lyrics, very cool video, this song has it all!
  • 6. Girls Just Wanna' Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
    It was a good song and everything, but what I really liked was her outfit! I can't wait for 80s fasion to come back into style!
  • 5. You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive
    I was suprised when I saw this song on only one list. I think it's great... even the Adam Sandler version in The Wedding Singer.
  • 4. Time Warp by Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Everybody knows this song, even if they haven't seen the movie.
  • 3. Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
    True, it was released in '79, but it was the first video ever played on MTV! You gotta' have it!
  • 2. Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes
    How can you not dance when you hear that drum line? Also it is the official " Hick Chick Song". That's hard to explain unless you live in Enniskillen.
  • 1. Call Me by Blondie
    Come on guys! It's the difinitive Retro song!
Wow! Hey that was fun, bet you didn't guess that I was only 5 years old when the Eighties ended. Oh well, maybe I'm trying to recapture my lost youth.... Whatever! Anyways I'd be here all day if I left honourable mentions, so I guess that's it for me! Have a great day!!!
By: John Payetta
  • 10. We Run by Strange Advance
    1985 - Canadian techno/ synth band
  • 9. Secret Smoke by Queen City Kids
    really neat guitars
  • 8. Stone Cold by Rainbow
    1981 - From Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
  • 7. Young Turks by Rod Stewart
    Young hearts be free tonight
  • 6. Can't Get Used To Losing You by English Beat
    remake of Andy Williams 50's classic
  • 5. The Break-Up Song by Greg Kihn
    They just don't write 'em like that anymore
  • 4. Stand or Fall by The Fixx
    1982 new wave classic
  • 3. Love Has Rembered Me by April Wine
    1985 - most underrated Canadian band of all time
  • 2. Seven Year Ache by Roseanne Cash
    1981 - early pop style crossover hit
  • 1. Tears Run Rings by Marc Almond
    solo effort from soft-cell (tainted love) that is so popular on this site.
Once I got going on this I decided it's too hard to limit this list to only ten songs - there were so many great ones this decade - here are some more of some overlooked from most of the previous lists. More honorable mentions must go to: Camouflage - The Great Commandment; Wang Chung -Dance Hall Days; Spoons - Old Emotions; The Tenants - Sheriff; Rush -Subdivisions; The Cars - Why Can't I Have You & I'm Not The One; Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me; Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know; Tom Cochrane and Red Ryder - Avenue "A"; The Jacksons - Torture; INXS -Original Sin; The Stranglers - Skin Deep; The Police - Spirits in the Material World; Honeydrippers - Sea of Love; Saga - What Do I Know; Scarlet and Black - You Don't Know; Climie Fisher - Love Changes Everything; Aztec Camera - Oblivious; The Smiths - The Headmaster Ritual; Nick Heyward - You're My World; The Bible - Honey Be Good; Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down the Crazy River; China Crisis - Wishful Thinking; Fleetwood Mac - Oh Diane; Balance - Breaking Away; General Public - Tenderness.
By: Kathy Zavala
  • 10. Dumb Waiters by Psychedelic Furs
    Saw them in concert in '84--great show! Didn't play Dumb Waiters, though.
  • 9. Shiny Shiny by Haysi Fantayzee
    Catchy tune.
  • 8. How Soon is Now? by The Smiths
    I still listen to this one, too.
  • 7. All Roads Lead to Rome by The Stranglers
    Never could find this single....
  • 6. Dice Dub Disco by Dub Set
    Am I the only one who owns this record? I believe they were a New York studio group.
  • 5. Down in the Park by Gary Numan
    I guess this one shows how old I am...
  • 4. Vienna by Ultravox
    Beautiful song. Thin Walls is awesome too.
  • 3. A Million Manias by Marc and the Mambas (Marc Almond)
    The story of my life! I still like to listen to this one. It's up there with "It's a Muggs Game", another radio favorite.
  • 2. I'd Do Anything by Dead or Alive
    Pete Burns eat your heart out! I lost handfuls of hair trying to re-create Pete's hair in that video!
  • 1. Chihuahua by Bow Wow Wow
    This song had an awesome video! I got into Bow Wow Wow when they appeared on MTV's 1st New Years Eve Party. I still regret that I couldn't get a ride to see them at Great Adventure in NJ, which was their last concert. That's when Matt Ashman broke his wrist.
Now that I feel TRULY old....those really were some awesome days! Can't forget Adam and the Ants, Culture Club, the radio program Rock Over London, Marilyn, Duran Duran, Devo, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell. God, so many more! I was fortunate enough to have a great radio station out of Philly that played all this stuff. Hope my list jogs some good memories!
By: Kristen A. Hudak
  • 10. Absolute Beginners by The Jam
    The Jam continued the Mod tradition started with bands like The Who. They proved that rock was NOT dead in the 1980's.
  • 9. (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace Love & ... by Elvis Costello
    The fact that Costello was featured prominently in the new film "200 Cigarettes" SHOWS how important he was to the 1980's.
  • 8. Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
    An anti-patriotic song used by the Republican party as a patriotic theme. Go figure!
  • 7. The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
    The rap song that started it all...
  • 6. Don't You Want Me? by Human League
    A classic that is synonymous with 1980's.
  • 5. Mental Hopscotch by Missing Persons
    A band filled with brilliant musicians (from Frank Zappa's band, nonetheless!) making perfect new wave pop.
  • 4. Senses Working Overtime by XTC
    Pure pop that still sounds great today. Just TRY playing the bass line in this one!!
  • 3. Pretty in Pink (original version) by Psychedelic Furs
    The original version is a hell of a lot better than the cheesy remake for the cheesy movie.
  • 2. (This is) Radio Clash by The Clash
    Another very influential band of the '80's. This song was played by R&B stations 'cause the song sounded "funky" enough!!
  • 1. Talk of the Town by The Pretenders
    Without Chrissie Hynde and band, a lot of the 90's female rockers wouldn't be around. Hynde is the quintessential female rocker, and she did it a decade before Alanis, Courtney, Liz Phair and company.
I should have had Michael Jackson on this list, but I couldn't bear to knock out one of my all-time faves for him -- even though he was immensely influential. Also, I neglected the Specials...they should be at #11.
By: Lily Casas
By: Becky Broderick
  • 10. Kayleigh by Marillion
    Thank God MTV played this one or I may never have heard it. It's just a really cool song, and I'll hear it every once in a great while on the radio.
  • 9. Foolin' by Def Leppard
    This song is best heard in the car, real loud, with all the windows rolled up so you can scream along.
  • 8. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
    This song is just awesome. It was hard to pick just one from them.
  • 7. Something About You by Level 42
    There's just something about it. (I'm sorry for that.)
  • 6. Kiss by Prince
    This song is so cool. Ask any of my friends what one song they associate with me, and they'll all say this one, even though it's not my absolute favorite.
  • 5. What About Love by Heart
    This is definitely their best post-'70s song. It was the last song that had the same quality before they turned a little poppier.
  • 4. The Reflex by Duran Duran
    I worshipped these guys. This was my favorite out of all of their songs. I never liked the album version...but the single version sounded better. The "why iy iy's" weren't as grating.
  • 3. Why Can't This Be Love by Van Halen
    This song rocks. I remember vividly everyone talking about how Van Halen would suck without David Lee Roth and I was one of the doubtful. This was their first song out with Sammy, and he proved everyone wrong.
  • 2. Goodbye to You by Scandal
    This song comes in handy for me alot. It's for those "men suck" moments. Very danceable too.
  • 1. Beat's So Lonely by Charlie Sexton
    I just love this song. Although, I saw Charlie Sexton in concert at a bar about 3 years ago and he refused to play anything old. We were right up front and yelled out "Beat's So Lonely" and he looked right at us and said "It ain't gonna happen". Unreal. So much for remembering your fans. I should knock the song down the list for that I guess, but I like it too much.
By: Becky Broderick
  • 10. My Town by Michael Stanley Band
    I used to love this song when I was younger, mostly because I didn't realize that they sent out different versions to all the different radio stations. In Pittsburgh, you heard "this town is my town, PITTSBURGH, alright" I thought that was so great. I didn't realize that they weren't from Pittsburgh OR that every town in America probably had their own version of that song. But I still like it anyway.
  • 9. Baby Jane by Rod Stewart
    In the '80s Rod mellowed a little bit...but he could still rock. Alas, now he's a total cream puff.
  • 8. Mary's Prayer by Danny Wilson
    This was always such a pretty song. I recently heard it again in "There's Something About Mary". I might have to buy that soundtrack.
  • 7. Time (Clock of the Heart) by Culture Club
    I used to think Jon, the drummer, was sooo cute. Little did I know...
  • 6. Come Back and Stay by Paul Young
    Much better than Everytime You Go Away.
  • 5. Centerfold by J. Geils Band
    Such a party song.
  • 4. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police
    You can't not sing along to this song.
  • 3. Lonely Old Night by John Cougar Mellencamp
    Was he back to being Mellencamp yet at this point? Who knows.
  • 2. Missing You by John Waite
    You know, I like Tina Turner, but I hate her version of this. This is one of the best sad love songs ever written.
  • 1. Only the Lonely by The Motels
    The video was weird, but I love this song.
This was very hard to pick out just 10. And I know that an hour after I submit this, I'll start thinking of all the songs that I SHOULD have put on the list. Oh well. I can always make an alternate list I guess.
By: Becky Broderick
  • 10. Don't Change by INXS
    I saw these guys in concert was one of the best I've seen.
  • 9. Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) by Squeeze
    It was a toss-up between this one and Tempted. Tempted gets kinda overplayed so I went with this has a better beat anyway.
  • 8. Spirit of '76 by The Alarm
    I listen to this tape alot even now. Today I realize they did sound kinda like U2, but hey who cares. I liked these guys alot, and this was one of their best songs.
  • 7. Postcards From Paradise by Flesh for Lulu
    I always thought I was cool in junior high (I wasn't) for knowing who these guys were because no one else really did. I still listen to this tape alot too.
  • 6. Amanda by Boston
    This was probably the only song on their 3rd album I liked. Very pretty.
  • 5. Love is Alright Tonight by Rick Springfield
    It seems like all anyone ever remembers is Jessie's Girl. The guy had a lot of songs...this one was probably my favorite.
  • 4. Head Over Heels/We Got the Beat by The Go-Go's
    It's a tie. They sound a lot alike.
  • 3. Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac
    This is one of my all time favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. Unfortunately, they kinda went downhill after this. Little Lies? Ugh.
  • 2. Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
    You gotta dance.
  • 1. Joey by Concrete Blonde
    Great song. Alright, this is my last list. If I submit any more, don't post them.
OK, this is my second list. I may very well end up with 50 lists, because I keep remembering songs that I swore were my "absolute favorite". So, in the words of David Coverdale, Here I go again.
By: Chris
  • 10. Missing You / Never Surrender by John Waite / Corey Hart
    Two of the more lesser-remembered hits of the 80's. But that won't stop me from doing my part to change that!
  • 9. Summer of '69 / Pride (In The Name Of Love) by Bryan Adams / U2
    These two are perfect examples of my personal "ideal" idea of 80's rock!
  • 8. Every Breath You Take / Your Love by The Police / The Outfield
    Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know you're all gonna hate me for grouping these two together. :) But I love both of these songs, and I still insist that "Your Love" sounds like the Police! (I could've sworn it was by them when I first heard it)
  • 7. If You Leave / True by Orchestral Maneouvers In The Dark / Spandau Ballet
    These are the two songs that exemplify my idea of "ideal" 80's New Wave music. Slow and smooth, and those funny British accents!!
  • 6. Time After Time / [I Just] Died in Your Arms by Cyndi Lauper / Cutting Crew
    No list of 80's pop favorites is complete without these.
  • 5. After All / Right Here Waiting by Cher & Peter Cetera / Richard Marx
    Two of my very favorites. I'm surprised that not many other people have these ones on their lists. I couldn't think about not having them!
  • 4. Who's Crying Now / Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
    Definitely very high on my lists. Imagine if these guys had stayed together all along instead of just a few years ago reuniting?
  • 3. America / Karma Chameleon by Neil Diamond / Culture Club
    These are definitely my two sentimental favorites. I can remember both of these songs very clearly -- and I wasn't even 5 yet! I can remember when my mother bought "Colour By Numbers" in 1983 when she was a huge Boy George fan, and how worried she was that Karma Chameleon would have skips in it! Boy I miss those days. :)
  • 2. The King & Queen of America / Angelia by Eurythmics / Richard Marx
    I had never heard both of these until I had gotten both of these guys' "Greatest Hits" CD's. Personally, (with the possible exeption of Marx's "Right Here Waiting"), they are my favorites from these two "groups", and among my all-time favorites from the 80's, or any decade for that matter!
  • 1. Only Time Will Tell / Take On Me by Asia / A-Ha
    These are definitely one my favorites. Classic 80's music from, in my opinion, one of the best albums out of the 80's was A-Ha's Hunting High And Low. Listening to it makes me wonder why you never hear any of their other works. Especially if you love music by people with funny European accents!!
Also worth mentioning: 11.) Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)" 12.) REO Speedwagon - "Can't Fight This Feeling" 13.) Kajagoogoo - "Too Shy" 14.) Toto - "Africa" 15.) Phil Collins - "Easy Lover" Best 80's Artists/Groups: A-Ha, Chicago, Journey, Madonna, Mr. Mister, Sting/Police, U2 Revising my previous list, this list shows a little of a change in taste. Still, listing only 10 was hard, and I probably left out a ton that are worth mentioning. At least by listing in groups of 2 I was able to give a few more of these great songs some due justice.
By: Laurie Thompson
  • 10. Glory of Love by Peter Cetera
    Makes me cry
  • 9. Cruel Summer by Bananarama
  • 8. Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
    One of the best soundtrack songs
  • 7. One Night in Bangkok by Murray Head
    Who hears this song and doesn't think of the eighties?
  • 6. Mony Mony by Billy Idol
    He was the king of the eighties and is still sexy!
  • 5. Fight For Your Right by Beastie Boys
    I will always love these guys!
  • 4. A View To Kill / Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
    This band rocks!
  • 3. Don't Cry by Guns and Roses
    Saddest, most heartfelt song by GnR
  • 2. I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight by Cutting Crew
    Beautiful song
  • 1. Stand / Everybody Hurts/ You are the Everything by R.E.M.
    I know Everybody Hurts is from the nineties but it is such a great song from an eighties band. R.E.M. is the best band EVER!
Honorable Mentions:- "More than Words" Extreme - "Eye of the Tiger" Survivor - "Just another Brick in the Wall" Pink Floyd - "Broken Wings" Mr. Mister - "Should I stay or should I go" The Clash - "1999" Prince and the Revolution - "We didn't start the fire" Billy Joel - "Send me an Angel" Real Life - "Groovy Kind of Love" Phil collins - "Space Oddity" David Bowie (I don't know if this is eighties)
By: John Kilduff
  • 10. Dare To Be Stupid by "Weird" Al Yankovic
    A funny song from the master of them!
  • 9. Shoo-Bee-Doo/Pretender by Madonna
    2 of the less known songs off of "Like A Virgin", but they should've been hits!
  • 8. Wild Wild West by The Escape Club
    I guarantee you that they will pretty much play this song every week on WPLJ's Saturday Night 80s radio program.
  • 7. Ruthless People by Mick Jagger
    Great song from a great movie! Hey, stand up! Ruthless People!
  • 6. Something About You by Level 42
    There's something about me, I sometimes think to myself!
  • 5. That's All by Genesis
    I heard this song on the radio today going home from school, and I just think it's a cool song!
  • 4. Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    Another great song to dance to!
  • 3. The Politics of Dancing by Re-Flex
    A great song to dance to! Then again, the 80s are loaded with them!
  • 2. Harden My Heart by Quarterflash
    I use this song, as well as others, in a movie script that I wrote!
  • 1. Whip It by Devo
    It's not what you think it's about!
The 80s rock! Thanks, Chuck, for putting up a great webpage!
By: Darrell Sears
  • 10. But No Tonight by Depeche Mode
    one of the best songs, if you have not heard it you are a looser
  • 9. Only You by Yaz
    it's just a killer lick
  • 8. Everthing Has Gone Green by New Order
    green is a cool color
  • 7. Whisper To A Scream by Icecicle Works
    dance the night away
  • 6. How Soon Is Now by Smiths
    cool stuff
  • 5. Without You by Motley Crue
    killer guitar solo's
  • 4. Ice House by Ice House
    another killer stoner song
  • 3. Space Age Love Song by Flock Of Seagulls
    ultimate stoner song
  • 2. Everything Counts In Small Amounts by Depeche Mode
    killer party swinging song
  • 1. Big Log by Robert Plant
    cool, easy and mellow for a convertable drive through the country
By: Heather
  • 10. Rapture by Blondie
    They rocked in the 80's but kinda suck in the 90's.
  • 9. Coming Up by Paul McCartney
    Good beat.
  • 8. Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant
    Okay I must confess this is a normal type song for everyone out there that is a goody two shoes.
  • 7. Voices Carry by Til Tuesday
    It shows the life of what some people go through on a daily basis , being abused by their spouse. A beautiful song and realistic video.
  • 6. A View to a kill by Duran Duran
    I love watching this video because it shows the members of Duran Duran being like the James Bond character in their video.
  • 5. What is Love? by Howard Jones
    This is the beautifullest love song I have ever heard! I love the video,and the song it rocks.
  • 4. Too Shy by Kajagoogoo
    This song has a good beat. It has one of those beats that you can't help tapping your foot too.
  • 3. Method of Modern Love by Hall an Oates
    This is a pretty love song.
  • 2. Head over Heels by Tears fo Fears
    I love this song! Its a normal life song someone falls in love and naturlly that person does not like you back but no matter your still head over heels in love with them.
  • 1. Rock me Amadeaus by Falco
    I love this song because it has a good beat, so it is sung in german it still sounds good.
I don't just like 80's music but music from any era. My favorte musician's from the 80s or the past include Blondie, Duran Duran, Falco, Debbie Gibson, Billy Idol, Olivia Newton John, Howard Jones, Paul McCartney, Steve Miller, Tears for Fears, Til Tuesday, Gary Numan, M, Elvis Presley, Hall and Oates, and Adam Ant.. Also I would like to comment on 90's music do all the women sound alike to yall to or is it just me?
By: Jason Reed
By: Bart J. Johnson
  • 10. Faithfully by Journey
    Journey wrote this ballad while on the road...I love this one too.
  • 9. Send me an angel by Real Life
    A very empowering song...I put this in my CD player and just hit "repeat" so I can listen to it while I fall asleep.
  • 8. Sara by Starship
    I have always wanted a girlfriend named Sara just so that I could sing this to her.
  • 7. Eye in the sky by The Alan Parson's Project
    Big brother is watching you.
  • 6. Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins
    Even though some of these lyrics I still can not sing properly, especially the parts where they get way up in the rafters, I still sound great alone in my car.
  • 5. Africa by Toto
    Who ever toto wrote this song for must have been incredible. It is one of the most popular songs to dedicate to someone.
  • 4. Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
    This song brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.
  • 3. Broken Wings by Mister mister
    Great slow song ever to have sex to.
  • 2. Take on Me by A-Ha
    This song makes alot of top 10 lists...who could ever forget that video?
  • 1. The Promise by When in Rome
    Too many memories with this one.
It's really hard to list a top 10. There is just too much great music. If you asked me to list these again without looking, I probably would choose a different order.

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