Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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- 10. Speak English Or Die by S.O.D. (Storm Troopers Of Death)
One of the many infleuntial mid 80's Trash/Death bands that came out (comprised of Anthrax). This is just as good as the ones I didn't list (sorry dudes), but it has a bitchin sense of humor, so I put this one in.
- 9. Black Metal by Venom
The title says it all. This album started the genre and most bands say its the most important albums of their life. This one pushed the boundries of metal and is still raw and amazing as it was back in the day.
- 8. Restless And Wild by Accept
One of the most infleuntial albums of all time. Its so underated and deserves more respect. Its a pefect album!!! Topnotch instrumentals and (arguably) has the first Trash metal song make this a must own.
- 7. Ace Of Spades by Motorhead
Kick ass album. A raw and fun attack by Lemmy and Co. Probably their best.
- 6. Screaming For Vengeance by Judas Priest
The second side may lack but who gives a shit!!!! This made Priest more known and amazingly its one of the best metal albums ever!!! Great guitar playing and awesome vocals make this album a classic.
- 5. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
In my opinion this is thier best album since its a mix of the more polished Master Of Puppets/...Justice For All, and the raw and menacing Kill em All. Awesome solos, great riffs and atmosphere, a fun and heavy album by the masters of thrash metal. Get this shit!!!!
- 4. Diary Of A Madman by Ozzy
I cant describe Randy Rhoads guitar playing. Its absolutly incredible and it will kick your ass. The music here is heavy, melodic and powerful at the same time. Ozzy sings well and writes very good lyrics which show that he is a madman. Perfect album and everone should get it at least for the greatest guitarist who ever lived RANDY RHOADS!!!! RIP: Randy Rhoads!!!!!!
- 3. The Blues Brothers by The Blues Brothers
This "movie band" actually got me into music so ofcourse I have to put this shit on the list. Other than that its one of the best soundtracks of all time. John Belushi can song well and Dan Aykroyd is an awesome harmonica player. Add the awesome band and cameos of legends and you have one of the best soundtracks of all time. RIP: John Belushi!!!!
- 2. Back In Black by AC/DC
Bitchin album! Infleunced about every metal band that came after. No one matched the simple riffs and jams of this album so its a masterpiece. Angus and Brians attack will tear you up.
- 1. Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
An absolutly perfect metal album. Iron Maiden showcase their huge talent and it will kick your ass. Very infleuntial and and took metal to the next level. 666 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!!!!!!
I know, I know, I'm missing a lot on this list, but the 80's had much to offer so we cant put everything.
- 10. Exposed by Expose'
Fantastic, December and Exposed to Love really are awsome.
- 9. Eliminator by ZZ Top
Nevermind the videos, the guitar playing is so tight and catching that i would be humming these tunes for days, Leggs, love it!
- 8. Thriller by Michael Jackson
- 7. WOW! by Bananarama
Another fantastic album, once in a lifetime gets me everytime!!
- 6. Women and Children First by Van Halen
The first album were they wrote all there own songs and it is a blazer. Eddie and David at there best!
- 5. How to be a Zillionaire! by ABC
I dare anyone to find a bad song on this album. Syntehsizers at there best. And once again the rythum of the album jams.
- 4. Into the Gap by Thompson Twins
The best Pop, 3 member band ever! Great song writing and the beats are so infectious!
- 3. Moving Pictures by Rush
Red Barchetta,insane beat and Tom Sawyer just cranks. Neil Peart at his absolute best.
- 2. Back in Black by AC/DC
Every song smokes on this album, amazing considering this was there first album after the death of Bon Scott. Killer right from toll of Hells Bells
- 1. Madonna by Madonna
Dude, the queen of pop comes out firing with her first album, Holiday, Physical Attraction & Borderline to name a few.
By: T. Rex
- 10. New Jersey by Bon Jovi
The best hair band album of all time, there are no weak songs on this one.
- 9. Vivid by Living Colour
This forgotten gem is good from top to bottom and has the added bonus of tackling important social issues. Plus it rocks!
- 8. The Joshua Tree by U2
There is nothing I can say about this album that hasn't already been said by those more eloquent than me.
- 7. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N Roses
A few weaker songs knock this one down the list a bit, but no album has as many perfect songs on it as this one.
- 6. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor predicted the future with this album, and he hasn't made anything this consistently high-quality since.
- 5. 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul
Definitely the most inventive album of the 80s. What other album sampled Hall & Oates and How to Speak French albums, had an orgee on it and asked the immortal question "how many times did the batmobile catch a flat?"
- 4. GNR Lies by Guns N Roses
Some may dismiss this as just an EP, but what album was more controversial, more melodic, chose better songs to cover or had a better power ballad than "Patience."
- 3. Rio by Duran Duran
The best band of the 80s on their most consistently good album.
- 2. Licensed to Ill by The Beastie Boys
There isn't a bad song on the album and there are so many party classics here that it is impossible not to have fun when this album is on.
- 1. Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
Every song was a mega-hit or would've been if released. The album is versatile - from hard rock to power ballads to electronic influenced to pop to soul/r&b to funk - this album has it all.
By: Jay Morgan
- 10. The Celts by Enya
The third album released by Enya in the early 90's, but the first album she made in the early 80s, therefore justified here.
- 9. Making Movies by Dire Staites
- 8. Raw Like Sushi by Neneh Cherry
- 7. DC Talk by DC Talk
- 6. Brothers in Arms by Dire Staites
One of the best bands ever producing one of the best albums ever. What was it, 5 years on top??
- 5. Graceland by Paul Simon
- 4. War of the Worlds by Jeff Wayne
yeah, okay, this is a 1978 album, but it was in the 80s when I first heard it and instantly loved it. A timeless classic
- 3. 3 by Peter Gabriel
- 2. Bad by Michael Jackson
- 1. Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
- 10. Kick by INXS
- 9. So by Peter Gabriel
Great songs alot of #1's good videos from this band
- 8. Back In Black by ACDC
Heavey Metal....Hard Rock "You shook me all night long"
- 7. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
Excellent New Wave Alternative Band whole CD is great every song...
- 6. Unforgettable Fire by U2
Two of my faveourite songs Pride(In The Name..)and Bad
- 5. I Do Not Want What I havn't Got by Sinead O'Conner
Great CD Her best...
- 4. Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue
Glam Rock mixed with Metal great songs Smokin...
- 3. Pyromania by Def Leppard
Great Rock Songs
- 2. Synchronicity by The Police
Great CD with Every Breath You Take on it and 3 other #1 hits
- 1. Joshua Tree by U2
Top 3 CD Of All Time...#1 CD of the 1980's
By: Chang Ba
- 10. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
- 9. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
- 8. Zen Arcade by Husker Du
- 7. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
I just got this and it's alreay a favorite; great, joyful, lively music.
- 6. Vs. by Mission of Burma
Bracing, powerful, and confrontational yet still melodic(well, mostly) and fascinating.
- 5. You're Living all Over Me by Dinosaur, Jr.
Great guitar rock--loud, melodic, and unique. I've got some good memories associated with this one.
- 4. Psychocandy by Jesus and Mary Chain
Another great combination: Beach Boys harmonies caught in a vacuum cleaner. Beautiful melodies violated by evil guitar noise--ahhhhh...
- 3. Underwater Moonlight by Soft Boys
Beatiful harmonies and bizarre, vaguely Beefheartian lyrics ("you've been laying eggs under my skin/now they're hatching out under my skin/now there's tiny insects showing through/and all them tiny insects look like you").
- 2. Double Nickels on the Dime by Minutemen
There are 43 songs on this album, but I can't think of one I don't like.
- 1. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
This album got me through summer. "River Euphrates" took care of most of July.
"you are what you is"--FZappa
By: John Durham, Styx fan
- 10. Use Your Illusion 1 by Guns N Roses
This Album has great songs, especially number 3, Live and let die, this is the heavy metal version of the 1973 007 Live and let die.
- 9. Styx II by Styx
This album made Styx popular, this album had the song Lady which is still widely recognized today.
- 8. A View To A Kill by Duran Duran
This was the only 007 title song that went number 1 in 1985.
- 7. Crystal Ball by Styx
This is the album that Tommy Shaw started on after a former band member left.
- 6. A night at the opera by Queen
This album had one of Queens best hits, Bhoimain Rhapsody.
- 5. Cornerstone by Styx
This is Dennis Deyoung's album with styx and yielded Babe the song for his wife Suzanne
- 4. Paradise Theatre by Styx
This Album is about a theatre in Chicogo, and has songs, Deyoung's The best of times, Shaw's Too much time on my hands, and JY's Snowblind.
- 3. Edge of the Century by Styx
Styx released this album in 1990, and had a top ten hit Show me the way.
- 2. The Grand Illusion by Styx
This 1977 Styx album yielded several chart toppers, Superstars,Shaw Come Sail Away and Castle Walls, DeYoung, And Miss America, JY.
- 1. Kilroy Was Here by Styx
This was the last album for styx as we know them, Dennis Deyoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young, John And Chuck Panozzo. But what really sent this album to the top was the first song on the album, Mr. Roboto, that song to this day, July 28, 2003 that song regains supreme
By: Amanda, age !3
- 10. Power Station Years by Jon Bon Jovi
Really Cool Album!! Great Voice!! Cool Cover!! Really Cool Singer!!
- 9. Live From Earth by Pat Benatar
Great Songs!! Great Voice!! Love it!!
- 8. In A Diffrent Light by Bangles
Love it!! Great Songs!! Love " Manic Monday' The Best!!
- 7. Skid Row by Skid Row
Definatley Really Cool!! Great Songs!! Especialy "18 and Life", " I Remember You","Youth Gone Wild" and " Piece Of Me " !!! Love It!!
- 6. Hysteria by Def Leppard
Definatley Cool!! Another One From The Really Cool Band!!
- 5. Pyromania by Def Leppard
Cool Album!! From A Really Cool Band!! Love It!!
- 4. Bon Jovi by Bon Jovi
Definatley Cool Album!! Love It!! Plus Its Bon Jovi's First Album!# 1 Band !!
- 3. 7800 Fahrenheit : The Melting Point of Rock!! by Bon Jovi
Cool Album!!! Cool Songs!! Cool Title!!! " The Melting point Of Rock" Definatley Cool Especialy " Tokyo Road "!! Love This album!!
- 2. New Jersey by Bon Jovi
Another Great Album Definatley Great Songs!! Just had to put it in the top ten albums!! Plus It's Bon Jovi!!! Who- If you Can't tell is my All Time Favorite band!! Just Love Them!!!
- 1. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
Where Do I Begin?!! it's just such a great album almost all the songs are amongst my best song list, minus " Social Disease" And " Wild in the Streets". But Definatley The Best Album of the 80s!!!! Plus From The All Time Greatest Band. Bon Jovi!!!
Love All Of These Albums!!
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