Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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By: G. vandeKamp
- 10. Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue
Their best album. I think 1983 was a good year for Metal altogether.
- 9. Out of the Cellar by Ratt
Their best album! Just great music that reminds me of Junior High.
- 8. Down Under by Men at Work
Great Album from Down Under. My brother introduced me to them back in about 1982 (6th grade).
- 7. Ride the Lightning by Metallica
Metallica is one of the heaviest bands I like. I like the older stuff they put out back in the 80's. If your in the mood for head banging, I recommend this album.
- 6. Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy has many great albums, but this one just stands out. Ozzy just keeps banging his head at 50!
- 5. New Order by Substance
If you have not heard this album, I recommend it. Even the younger generation will like it.
- 4. Some Great Reward by Depeche Mode
One of my all time favorite Bands. Even good music through the 90's. They have not lost their touch. Great in Concert too.
- 3. Joshua Tree by U2
What can I say, it's U2! One of the most popular bands in my book.
- 2. Pet Shop Boys by Please
These guys have great music, especially thier older stuff. West End Girls is still played as if it were still a new song. Will be a classic if not already.
- 1. Hunting High and Low by A-ha
Great all around album. Brings back many memories of my teenage years. Take on Me is one of my favorite songs, and favorite videos.
People have to admit, the 80's was the decade of great music. Unfortunately the 90's lost the touch of that great sound. I just don't understand what happened. More than half of my list is still putting out great music. Some better than others.
By: SÉAN O' KANE
- 10. purple rain by prince
a knit of funk and rock, a heavily stylized hendrix guitar lick here and there, and a wilfully danceable blackbeat all made for a huge commerical smash, and the first real international introduction for many people to a star-in waiting. funky as hell.
- 9. born in the usa by bruce springsteen
wots really interesting about this album, is that each song portrays such a meaningfull issue, but at the same time, delivers such powerful rock singles. this maybe one of the best eighties albums, however the title track has to be the best eighties anthem. superb.
- 8. lets dance by david bowie
bowie chucked his early glak rock look in the early eighties and produced a great album, lets dance. aside from that, the seventies were really david bowies best decade, none of his albums after let's dance really measure up to his earlier efforts.
- 7. whitney houstan by whitney houstan
also the best peice of work whitney has ever produced. smooth, soulfull and very sexy.
- 6. genisis by genisis
vocally, this album is deffinatley the strongest piece of material phil collins has ever delivered. exactly what you would expect from a very talented band.
- 5. bad by michael jackson
sometimes, Bad is bad. but mostly, Bad isnt bad, Bad is bad. which is good. Bad is the perfect commercial follow-up to thriller (not only the worlds biggest selling lp of all time, but one of the best). this album contains avaried collection that has such a healthy handful of fantastic hits, including SEVEN no.1 singles. magic.
- 4. the works by queen
fab album. contains hard rock beats and unlike their album previous, 'hot space', it has few politically charged tunes. great stuff.
- 3. synchrocity by police
every breathe you take............this album is sex...........
- 2. joshua tree by u2
not only one of the best albums of the 80's but the BEST u2 album of all time.
- 1. THRILLER by MICHAEL JACKSON
WHAT A LEGEND. PROBABLY THE GREATEST PERFORMER OF ALL TIME. THIS MAN HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND THIS ALBUM.........JUST EXCELLENT. THE BEST.
I NEVER REALISED HOW HARD IT WOULD BE TRYING TO CHOOSE THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE EIGHTIES, AND MANN DID I HAVE A HARD TIME COMPILING THEM! WELL I THINK THE DESICION WAS DIFFICULT, HOWEVER I THINK I MADE THE CORRECT CHOICES! EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF MY DECISIONS.......DO YOU AGREE?
By: Jorge Lagás
- 10. Thundersteel by Riot
an underrated band, which makes awesome speed and power heavy music, their reach their peak on this
- 9. Taking Over by Overkill
- 8. Show No Mercy by Slayer
Hell yeah! raw aggression that kicks me off
- 7. Hysteria by Def Leppard
a collection of singles...every song is great!
- 6. To Hell With The Devil by Stryper
this album takes me to heaven with their beauty and rocking songs
- 5. Pride by White Lion
great catchy rocking, great songs, great emotion, great guitar playing
- 4. The Final Countdown by Europe
rocking and emotion at the same time
- 3. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
the best release of the Maidens, i can´t listen this incompletely...if i start with the first song, i don't left it till the last!
- 2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns n´ Roses
the first record i had, i passed a whole summer listening it avery single day, all day...and i still liking like the first time
- 1. Defenders Of The Faith by Judas Priest
every damn song in this album is incredible, some of they marked my life forever
Special mentions: Anthrax - Spreading the disease Helloween - Keeper of the seven keys part 2 Mercyful Fate - Don't break the oath Scorpions - Love at first sting King Diamond - Abigail
- 10. Rio by Duran Duran
This album also has two of the greatest songs of the eighties: Rio and Hungry Like The Wolf
- 9. Kihnspracy by Greg Kihn Band
Jeopardy is one of the best songs from the eighties.
- 8. Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
Shout, shout, let it all out. This album rules!
- 7. Rhythem Of Youth by Men Without Hats
Wonderful dance music. The Safety Dance rocks!
- 6. 90125 by Yes
This is a great comeback for Yes. Owner Of A Lonely Heart is excellent.
- 5. Riptide by Robert Palmer
The guy's Addicted To Love, give him a break.
- 4. Working Class Dog by Rick Springfield
He worked so hard to get this. You gotta love Jessie's Girl.
- 3. A Kind Of Magic by Queen
Queen's best from the eighties.
- 2. Thriller by Michael Jackson
It is the number one selling album of all time. Need I say more?
- 1. Sports by Huey Lewis And The News
Few albums have a nice crisp sound throughout, this one does
Huey Lewis And The News is the greatest band ever!
By: Jacob Hoyer
- 10. Laserdance by Laserdance
Not sure if the album title is right. This is just plain Italo synth pop
- 9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
An all around great album
- 8. Touch Me by Samantha Fox
Well, I'm a guy, what else to say
- 7. Violator by Depeche Mode
This is simply bril
- 6. The Look by Roxette
- 5. Crisis by Mike Oldfield
Always had a thing for old Mike
- 4. Forever Young by Alphaville
One of the few albums, where all the songs are great
- 3. Wonderland by Erasure
The Early work. More of a Yaz touch to it, than the top 2
- 2. The Circus by Erasure
- 1. The Innocents by Erasure
By: Rocket Roger Hood
- 10. Tim by The Replacements
- 9. Murmur by REM
- 8. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
- 7. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
- 6. Reckoning by REM
- 5. Standing on a Beach by The Cure
- 4. Hatful of Hollow by The Smiths
- 3. Bug by Dinosaur Jr
- 2. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
- 1. Doolittle by Pixies
By: Michelle Franks
- 10. Notorious by Duran Duran
Great album with only 1 Taylor (boo hoo),however Mr. Rhodes and Mr. LeBon provide a great deal of entertainment! (dont get me wrong I love John TOO!)
- 9. Power Station by Power Station
Oh John, Andy, Robert,....any band with these guys the album must be excellent!
- 8. So Red the Rose by Arcadia
Great songs by a great song writer Simon LeBon. This album doesn't suprize me a bit..I fully enjoyed it! Anything D2 based has to be good!
- 7. Like a Prayer by Madonna
Such a great album...
- 6. Kiss Me , Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
Robert's vocals were awsome on Just Like Heaven and he is such a bab too...dont you think?
- 5. People are People by Depeche Mode
Such a well put together album..a 4 star quality.
- 4. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
My other big obsession..U2!! I think this album is sooo much better than Joshua Tree which everyone seems to think this is U2's only good album!
- 3. Big Thing by Duran Duran
I think this album is constantly looked over as a good album. I think it is a great album..I cant seem to stop playing it!
- 2. Rio by Duran Duran
Hungry Like the Wolf...who needs more?
- 1. Seven and the Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran
I was raised listening to this album. I think its why I have this deep obsession with DD?
Michael Jackson-Thriller David Bowie-Lets Dance Madonna-True Blue U2-Boy, October, Rattle and Hum
By: Michael Mccrea
- 10. Chequered Love by Kim Wilde
Her second album and it rocked!! New Wave all the way
- 9. Upstairs at Erics by Yaz
Every song is great- Only You & Situation - one of the best Songs of the 80s!
- 8. Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
Masterpiece! This is when paisley ruled the world for a while:
- 7. True Blue by Madonna
Open Your Heart, Live to Tell, La Isla Bonita, Papa Dont Preach, True Blue: was this a Greatest Hits or what?
- 6. So by Peter Gabriel
this was the one that gave me goose bumps when I was depressed.
- 5. Absolutely Live by Rod Stewart
ABOLUTELY the best LIVE ablum ever!
- 4. Be Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics
Would I Lie to You? Annie rocks and I jumped around the house.
- 3. Rio by Duran Duran
On everyones list, as well it should be.
- 2. Shes So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper
Time after Time I played this, and to this day she can sing a song like no one else!!!
- 1. The Visitors by ABBA
Abba were the 70s band par excellence - but this 1981 Album with its title track was chilling. Anyone who has never heard the song is missing out on a pop/dance/new wavish masterpiece
"Thriller" should be here just because it was such a huge seller, and single handedly changed music forever, but this is a given... and not to forget Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac - what a comeback that was!
By: Jose Franci
- 10. Lillian Axe by Lillian Axe
- 9. Ready Or Not by Lou Gramm
- 8. Bulletboys by Bulletboys
- 7. Gutter Ballett by Savatage
- 6. Long Cold Winter by Cinderella
- 5. Enuff Z' Nuff by Enuff Z' Nuff
- 4. Pride by White Lion
- 3. Hysteria by Def Leppard
- 2. Inside Information by Foreigner
- 1. Out Of This World by Europe
YES!!! I have to say, This is absolutely Impossible, All My Records are in this Top Ten!!!!!!!!
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