Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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By: cliff davis
- 10. Catch As Catch Can by kim Wilde
Not as 'immediate' as her previous two albums but still classic 'WILDE'-includes my all time fave Kim song - 'Sing it out for love'
- 9. Deception by The Colourfield
My L.P may sound a little crackly now but the perfect album for lazy garden summer afternoons!
- 8. Wild! by Erasure
Party times are here again! must be the 'wilde' obsession!
- 7. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell
Oh the scandel! Sex dwarf indeed! Some corkers on this one, the best being Youth and Secret Life.
- 6. Kim Wilde by Kim Wilde
This is the one that started it all off for me! Chequered love! Young Heroes! She may have lost all her nails potting plants but sounded great in concert at Sheffield earlier this month!
- 5. Dare by Human League
fab!!! god I feel so old!
- 4. Luxury Of Life by Five Star
Wasn't a massive fan until I saw them live. After that, completely hooked. Wonder what they're doing now?!
- 3. Waiting by Fun Boy Three
Produced by David Byrne. Did the FB3 need Bananarama to make them good? NO!The best songs are the 'non singles'
- 2. Deep Sea Skiving by Bananarama
Weren't Bananarama great?! Couldn't dance, weren't the best singers but ended up being the most succesful British girl group of all time until the Spice Girls came along. Bananarama lasted longer though!
- 1. Select by Kim Wilde
Any album by Kim is fab but this one reminds me of the summer of '82, the year before I left school, and includes the tracks 'Action City' and Wendy Sadd'-EXCELLANT!!!
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By: Tarun Kalla
- 10. Crazy Nights by KISS
Glam rockers :)
- 9. Thriller by Michael Jackson
One of the top grossers... with Beat It, Billie Jean... and 8 grammys!
- 8. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
One of their best albums...
- 7. Synchronicity by The Police
An awesome album
- 6. Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson at his best
- 5. Ballbreaker by AC/DC
The Young brothers rock!
- 4. Passion And Warfare by Steve Vai
A guitar classic!
- 3. The Black Album by Metallica
Sent them at the top
- 2. Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen
The Boss blows!
- 1. 1984 by Van Halen
Jump, Panama, Hot For teacher, I'll Wait.... need i say more? :)
There are about a 100 more i wanna state...
By: CARY TAKAHA
- 10. Red by Black Uhuru
helped me through the loss of marley
- 9. Black Sea by XTC
the finest british pop available
- 8. Discipline by King Crimson
my fave incarnation of the band
- 7. Ocean Rain by Echo And The Bunnymen
great album cover, too
- 6. Shoot Out The Lights by Richard & Linda Thompson
so much pain, so much great guitar
- 5. Joshua Tree by U2
definitely the peak of their powers
- 4. 1999 by Prince
I was dreamin' when I wrote this..
- 3. Tim by The Replacements
boy, could westerburg write some tunes
- 2. Murmur by R.E.M.
still my fave by this band
- 1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
this album even makes my top ten of all time...A masterpiece!
- 10. Sports by Huey Lewis And The News
These guys never forgot where they came from, had fun and didn't take themselves too seriously. The result was a fun album to listen to.
- 9. As Far As Siam / Neruda by Red Rider
Canadian rock icon, Tom Cochrane; These 2 albums are absolutely great, and are a must listen. Great stories, great music, great albums. All you yanks out there....listen to what you're missing from the great white north!
- 8. Joshua Tree by U2
This is likely one of the best albums of our time.
- 7. Synchronicity by The Police
- 6. Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen
The feel good album of the 80's.
- 5. Purple Rain by Prince
Prince has all the talent in the world. If he wasn't so high on himself, and such a freak, he may have been bigger than the "King of Freak" Micheal Jackson.
- 4. 1984 by Van Halen
Too much fun not to be on the list. DAVE! What were yoiu thinking when you left!
- 3. Genesis by Genesis
This one defines them. I think it's wiothout question their best, most complete album. This was their pinnacle.
- 2. Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
I think this is her most accessible album of all of them. Certainly the most commercial work she has put out (thankfully)
- 1. So by Peter Gabriel
I don't think there is a song on this album that I don't like and that doesn't bring back many memories.
Honorable mention has to go to: Prince - 1999 INXS - Kick (that stupid idiot killed himself) Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms Lou Reed - New Sensations (lost my virginity to it!)
- 10. Kill Em All by Metallica
Debute album by Metallica. "Seek n Destroy" "The Four Horsemen" and "Whiplash" are great songs. 1983
- 9. Blizzard Of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
"Crazy Train" "I Dont Know" and "Mr.Crowley" makes this a classic.
- 8. Back In Black by AC/DC
Killer Record. 1980
- 7. Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue
Had are hard time deciding which was better "Feelgood" or "Shout at the Devil." But Id say Feelgood was better. 1989
- 6. Skid Row by Skid Row
"18 and a Life" and "Youth Gone Wild" are bad ass songs. 1989
- 5. Appetite For Destruction by Guns 'N' Roses
I shouldnt even have to comment on this one. 1987
- 4. Peace Sells But Who's Buying by Megadeth
Why cant Metallica and Megadeth make albums like they use too? 1986
- 3. Reign In Blood by Slayer
Bad ass thrash metal album. Songs like "Angel of Death" and "Rainning Blood" will blow you away. 1986
- 2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
Cant top songs like "Master of Puppets" "Orion' and "Damage Inc." 1986
- 1. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
Best album off all time. 1988
No Ratt, Poison, Duran Duran or U2 on my list.
- 10. Please by Pet Shop Boys
Bought it for "West End Girls" and liked every song. Three favorites: West End Girls; Love Comes Quickly; Two Divided By Zero.
- 9. Escape by Journey
This CD is a virtual transport to the early 80s. Three favorites: Who's Crying Now; Don't Stop Believin'; Stone In Love.
- 8. Records by Foreigner
Here's another GH album that's very good. Three favorites: Urgent; Cold As Ice; Waiting For A Girl Like You.
- 7. Skin Dive by Michael Franks
I've never really been into jazz, but Michael's romantic songs have just the right pinch of pop to make them groove. I have all his CDs. Three favorites: Your Secret's Safe With Me; When I Give My Love To You (Featuring Brenda Russell); Please Don't Say Goodnight.
- 6. Moving Pictures by Rush
Only seven songs. Seven very good songs. Three favorites: Tom Sawyer; Limelight; Witch Hunt.
- 5. Ooh Yeah! by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Okay, half of my list is Hall and Oates. I can't help it. I'm going to omit the Voices album from my list--no doubt an H&O sin--so that, maybe, my list will be posted. Favorites: Missed Opportunity; Rockability; Everything Your Heart Desires.
- 4. Private Eyes by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Every song is good. Call any of it cheesy, and I'll have to smack you--or at least make you admit that cheese is good. Three favorites: Private Eyes; I Can't Go For That (No Can Do); Your Imagination.
- 3. Rock 'n Soul Part 1/Greatest Hits by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Most GH albums have only a few big hits. Every song--except "Wait For Me"--was a top ten hit, five of the songs were Number One hits, and both of the new songs went Top Ten. Three favorites: Adult Education; Private Eyes; Wait For Me.
- 2. H2O by Daryl Hall & John Oates
This album is so close on Big Bam Boom's heels that it's virtually a tie. Three favorites: Open All Night; Go Solo; Crime Pays.
- 1. Big Bam Boom by Daryl Hall & John Oates
My favorite album by my favorite music act. Three favorites: Out of Touch; Cold Dark and Yesterday; Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid.
By: paolo casetta
- 10. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
big love is a big song
- 9. Hartbeat City by The Cars
great pop album
- 8. Notorious by Duran Duran
did not understand why only the title song was a big hit. All the album is good
- 7. Out Of The Blue by Debbie Gibson
better than britney spears (but she wrote her own songs)
- 6. So Red The Rose by Arcadia
"the promise" is the most underrated song ever
- 5. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
brothers in arms is a great song
- 4. Lexicon Of Love by ABC
eighties technopop music at his best
- 3. The Final Countdown by Europe
a great rock album
- 2. True by Spandau Ballet
all songs are really good
- 1. Rio by Duran Duran
greatest album ever!
- 10. Long Cold Winter by Cinderella
This was the album that took the power ballad to the next level..and still tells us today that we didnt know what we had until it was gone..lighters in the air,guys!
- 9. To Hell With The Devil by Stryper
This was the band who brought christian rock to the mainstream for the first time.They were too wild for the preacher and too clean for the crue fan..but they were awesome.
- 8. Too Fast For Love by Motley Crue
this was the real streets of LA in 1985.
- 7. Look What The Cat Dragged In by Poison
the party album of the eighties
- 6. Skid Row by Skid Row
power tempered with polished perfection
- 5. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
Bon jovi was to the eighties what kiss was to the seventies, and the beatles were to the sixties.
- 4. Night Songs by Cinderella
this was the album everyone wanted to make in the glam era
- 3. Eat Em And Smile by David Lee Roth
all dave all night,its dave tv..need i say more???dave is everything fun about the 80's
- 2. Open Up And Say Ahh! by Poison
This was the ultimate summer time album...its still great for those fun in the sun times.
- 1. Theatre Of Pain by Motley Crue
c'mon..what would the eighties have been without home sweet home,the monster ballad that just might be the reason that many of todays teens exist
Of course...In case you wondered,I left out the greatest album of the decade simply because it signaled the end of the decade and stands alone from the rest of the list...Guns 'N' Roses Appetite for destruction.
- 10. Lovin' Every Minute of It by Loverboy
- 9. Skin Dive by Michael Franks
- 8. Black Cars by Gino Vannelli
- 7. Three Hearts In The Happy Ending Machine by Daryl Hall
- 6. Escape by Journey
- 5. True Blue by Madonna
- 4. Records by Foreigner
- 3. Please by Pet Shop Boys
- 2. H2O by Daryl Hall/John Oates
- 1. Big Bam Boom by Daryl Hall/John Oates
By: John Tryfonas
- 10. Licence To Ill by Beastie Boys
A party album...three young men from NYC make the first #1 hip-hop album in history.
- 9. Kick by INXS
I really appreciate this album."Need you tonight" is one of my all time classics!
- 8. Purple Rain by Prince
A great soundtrack by prince.
- 7. Rio by Duran Duran
New wave pop explodes in Britain!
- 6. Back In Black by AC/DC
Some say that this is the greatest hard rock album in history...they might not be totally wrong!
- 5. Raising Hell by Run D.M.C
Rap meets Rock! Walk this way...
- 4. Appetite For Destruction by Guns 'n' Roses
Take me down to the paradise city. where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...Slash rocks!
- 3. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
My favorite Depeche Mode album.I think it is the cornerstone of their 80's era.For proof, listen to "Question Of Time" and to "Stripped".
- 2. Like A Virgin by Madonna
The "material girl" amaze us with the homonymous single and with her funky and shiny pop.A must.
- 1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
What one can say about this album?"Billie Jean", "Beat It " and the enormous 45x platinum sales say it all!
In that list, I've tried to be as objective as I could be with my own preferences.
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