Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums

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

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By: Mike
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  • 10. Motorhead Live by Motorhead
    just in case
  • 9. Tubeway Army by Tubeway Army
    oops overdone the speed again
  • 8. Londons Calling by The Clash
    rock the casbah !!!!!!
  • 7. Hunky Dory by Bowie
    easy listenin
  • 6. Fireside Favourites by Fad Gadget
    too much speed
  • 5. Setting Sons by The Jam
    stop dreaming of the quiet life
  • 4. Dare by The Human League
    dont have to say much
  • 3. The Top by The Cure
    shagamuff sorry i mean magaluff 1983
  • 2. The Specials by The Specials
    it does not come better than this
  • 1. Rio by Duran Duran
    brilliant even if a bit over produced
these albums and 2 ton of speed, thats the 80s for a Blackpool lad
  • 10. Appetite For Destruction by Guns 'N' Roses
    too bad they couldn't last forever
  • 9. Greatest Hits 1982 - 1989 by Chicago
    the went under after this one
  • 8. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
    two classics along with many other good songs
  • 7. Like A Virgin by Madonna
    she was the bomb back then
  • 6. Pyromania by Def Leppard
    5 smash hits from this one
  • 5. Bad by Michael Jackson
    still A lot of hits on this one
  • 4. Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
    she was beautiful back then
  • 3. Reckless by Bryan Adams
    summer of '69, heaven, and on and on and on and on . . .
  • 2. The Collection by Amy Grant
    she is the top christian singer of all time and these are her best up to this point
  • 1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
    easily the greatest of all time best song of all time is beat it
The 80'S is where it is at. Michael and Madonna carried the whole 80'S.
By: Chris
  • 10. The Hardline According To... by Terence Trent D'arby
    This album broke big...but peel back the layers and ignore the popularity it enjoyed and you'll find the artist who was decade's closest artist to vintage soul music.
  • 9. Freaky Styley by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
    A great hybrid of rap, funk, punk, and rock produced by George Clinton. Flea played slap bass with a punk aesthetic. Never been done before or since. This album is part Funkadelic, part, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, part Ramones, and part Jimi Hendrix.
  • 8. Truth & Soul by Fishbone
    This may be the most under rated album of the decade. Enough said.
  • 7. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
    They were alternative when alternative wasn't cool. Out of nowhere, they took their new Velvet Underground influenced ethic and shared it with my generation. Then Perry Farrell formed Lollapalooza and did the same for the next decade.
  • 6. Sign O The Times by Prince
    He played all the instruments on this double album. A great listening experience.
  • 5. Fables Of The Reconstruction by REM
    This album created a huge buzz while staying out of the mainstream. This band showed the populous that indie bands existed.
  • 4. Electric by The Cult
    The best of British style married to the best of American rock. A powerful album...
  • 3. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
    The "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" of Rap...hands down.
  • 2. The Joshua Tree by U2
    This album was a defining moment both for the band as well as their listeners...the peak of U2, with Achtung Baby not far behind in the 90's.
  • 1. Purple Rain by Prince & The Revolution
    A blend of Rock, Soul, R & B, Funk, Jazz, and New Wave. Music made for all people from all elements that created it's own counterculture.
By: Greg Holmes
I collect alot of early 80's Metal Bands, these are among my Favorites, there are alot more, but these take the cake...Rock on!!!!
By: Wolfgang Parker
  • 10. Watermark by Enya
    Peaceful and different from 80's music. Enya's best album to date.
  • 9. Appetite For Destruction by Guns 'n' Roses
    One of the greatest rock albums ever.
  • 8. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
    Set the standard for 90's alternative rock. This album rocks!
  • 7. Technique by New Order
    Awesome dance songs mixed with perfect pop songs.
  • 6. Disintegration by The Cure
    Hypnotic, jaw-dropping, beautiful tracks (i.e. Pictures of You). The album is a veritable goth-epic.
  • 5. So by Peter Gabriel
    Songs like "Big Time" capture the hedonistic attitude of the 80s. Totally original, inventive, pioneering sound; creative, thoughtful, and provocative.
  • 4. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
    The Smith's best album, which itself says something.
  • 3. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
    From the opening title track, this album takes the listener on an amazing journey through darkness to light (But Not Tonight is awe-inspiring).
  • 2. The Joshua Tree by U2
    Beautiful epic songs. The definative U2 album.
  • 1. Substance by New Order
    Simply amazing! The cover is awesome, the music is excellent, and it best represents the decade. Features the best songs of a legendary band.
80's music was more single oriented, so choosing the best albums was hard. Top 10 80's singles: 1)Eyes of a Stranger-Payola$ 2)Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)-Icicle Works 3)Temptation-New Order 4)But Not Tonight-Depeche Mode 5)Pictures of You-The Cure 6)Melt With You-Modern English 7)Nowhere Girl-B Movie 8)The Promise-When in Rome 9)Don't Change-INXS 10)In God's Country-U2. I know I'm forgetting a lot of songs...oh well.
By: Jukka Hiltunen
  • 10. Holy Diver by Dio
    Best what Ronnie James made after Sabbath
  • 9. For Those About To Rock by AC / DC
    Well,what can you say about rock
  • 8. Bark At The Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
    OZZY is next to god because LEMMY is GOD
  • 7. No Sleep Till Hammersmith by Motorhead
    Best live album
  • 6. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
    Fast and furious
  • 5. Balls To The Wall by Accept
    German hurricane
  • 4. Ram It Down by Judas Priest
    Halford got the VOICE
  • 3. 1984 by Van Halen
    JUMP !!!!
  • 2. Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
    Eddie rules
  • 1. Back In Black by AC/DC
    The greatest album of the decade
Ramones all the stuff what they made
By: Daniel Fouste
Honorary mention to Billy Joel's An Innocent Man. Thanks!

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