Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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By: Robert Blankenship
- 10. Listen Like Thieves by INXS
They had some cool albums. This one had their first hit and while it is dashed with pop stylings, their progressive roots still shine through.
- 9. War by U2
Every song kicks. The older it gets, the better it is.
- 8. Disintegration by The Cure
The music on this album has a richness I've never heard before.
- 7. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
The River is also really good. And, Tunnel of Love is really good. Heck, everything he does is really good.
- 6. Back In Black by AC/DC
THE hard rock album of the decade. Back in Black kicks arse from beginning to end.
- 5. Strait Outta Compton by N.W.A.
I'm not a big fan of rap music, but I've never heard rap as musical as what N.W.A. did on this album.
- 4. Murmur by REM
Murmur edges some of their other early albums. But others could have made this list (Reckoning, Fables).
- 3. Purple Rain by Prince
Nevermind the movie, the album is a masterpiece.
- 2. The Joshua Tree by U2
This album was so good, I'm amazed it was a hit!
- 1. Synchronicity by The Police
This is the best album of the decade and one of the best of all time.
Thanks for the Memories: Huey Lewis and the News-"Sports"; Michael Jackson-"Thriller"; Madonna-"Like a Virgin", "Madonna" and "Like a Prayer"; Billy Idol-"Rebel Yell"; Duran Duran-"Rio"; John Cougar-"Uh-Huh"; Beastie Boys-"Licensed to Ill"; Billy Joel-"An Innocent Man".
The 80's rule!!!!!!!!!
also I have to mention: "Youthquake" by Dead or Alive
God gave rock n roll to you
By: Vincent Tayborn
- 10. And Justice For All by Mettalica
- 9. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
- 8. Raising Hell by Run DMC
- 7. Straight Outta Compton by NWA
- 6. It Takes A Nation Of Millions by Public Enemy
- 5. Rio by Duran Duran
- 4. Like A Virgin by Madonna
- 3. Appetite For Destuction by Guns 'N' Roses
- 2. Purple Rain by Prince
- 1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
All Of the bands listed above did more than have a hit album. They helped to define and shape the musical landscape that exsisted in the eighties.
By: Jimmy Sørensen
- 10. The Wall by Pink Floyd
From 1979, but was in the charts in 1980
- 9. Welcome to the Pleasure Dome by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
- 8. War by U2
- 7. Ratlle & Hum by U2
- 6. The Joshua Tree by U2
- 5. Live 1975-85 by Bruce Springsteen
Great versions of "War" and "The River"
- 4. An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
- 3. Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
- 2. Born In The USA by Bruce Spingsteen
Favorite song: Working On the Highway
- 1. Reckless by Bryan Adams
Favorite songs: Summer Of '69, Heaven, One Night Love Affair, Run To You
Also Considered: Revenge - Eurythmics Like A Prayer - Madonna Purple Rain - Prince Invisible Touch - Genesis Hysteria - Def Leppard Visit my site http://www.80s.yum.dk
- 10. Any Album by Stevie Ray Vaughn
hard to pick a favorite
- 9. Permanant Vacation by Aerosmith
the return of aerosmith. they produced a few good albums after this ( pump, get a grip ) then started up with the crap again.
- 8. Shout At The Devil by Motley Crue
- 7. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
better than slippery when wet, pyromania and shout at the devil
- 6. Appetite For Destruction by Guns 'N' Roses
- 5. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
Metallica when they were badasses ( strange to even think of them as badasses considering what wimps they are now )
- 4. 1984 by Van Halen
last album with roth ( i.e. last van halen album )
- 3. Joshua Tree by U2
- 2. Back In Black by AC/DC
uncomprimising rock and roll.
- 1. Moving Pictures by Rush
3 dudes working their asses off made this album. not 8 like the dead. not 5 like ac/dc, or aerosmith. 3. enough said
i'm extremely addicted to guitars and rock and roll. i know it's not diverse, so don't take it personally if i left your fav 80's albums out.
By: roy hutchison
- 10. Self Titled by Bad English
- 9. Self Titled by Junkyard
- 8. Look What The Cat Dragged In by Poison
- 7. Trick Or Treat Soundtrack by Fastway
- 6. Blow My Fuse by Kix
- 5. Dangerous Toys by Dangerous Toys
- 4. Leather Boys W/ Electric Toys by Pretty Boy Floyd
- 3. Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich by Warrant
- 2. Theatre Of Pain by Motley Crue
- 1. Too Fast For Love by Motley Crue
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