Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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- 10. Insecticide by Nirvana
The last one of the decade, and a pure one!
- 9. Diver Down by Van Halen
None of the songs never really made the cut of big hits, but to me, it's golden!
- 8. Back in Black by AC/DC
A very good one! One of the most famous!
- 7. Whiplash Smile by Billy Idol
A nicely done one, hot cover and huge-hit songs!
- 6. Vital Idol by Billy Idol
A huge success of hits creates this!
- 5. Tin Machine by Tin Mahcine
Not so popular, but in my eyes, gold!
- 4. Billy Idol by Billy Idol
A nice way to start your solo career, with some huge hits!
- 3. Appetite for Destruction by Guns n' Roses
One of the best, including three great hits!
- 2. 1984 by Van Halen
The last one with David Lee Roth, one of the very bests!
- 1. Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
A nice one!
There were some others I would've added, like ALICE COOPER, SEX PISTOLS, KISS, DAVID BOWIE and such, but I didn't know where exactly on the list they'd be. Thanks for reading!
By: Chris Melton
- 10. Back For The Attack by Dokken
We're the Dream Warriors!!! And Maybe Tonight You'll Be Gone.
- 9. Whitesnake by Whitesnake
Here I Go Again!!!!!!
- 8. Long Cold Winter by Cinderella
Doesn't include their greatest song (Nobody's Fool) but none the less a great album
- 7. Love at First Sting by Scorpions
ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 6. Open Up and Say ...Ahh! by Poison
- 5. Dancing Undercover by Ratt
- 4. Look What the Cat Dragged In by Posion
Talk Dirty to Me, C.C. pick up that guitar and talk to me.
- 3. Out of the Cellar by Ratt
Round and Round!! Love will Find a way just give it Time.
- 2. Pyromania by Def Leppard
Another great album full of concise and rocking songs, from the opening "Rock Rock('til you drop)" to the closing "Billy's got a Gun" it is superb. Oh yeah it contains the greatest song of all time "Photograph", this is the song that will sell your heart and soul to Metal.
- 1. Hysteria by Def Leppard
All killer no filler, every track is strong, and exciting its as close to perfect as anyone has ever got, the greatest album of any kind of music, and the last album with the two greatest guitarists of all time (Steve Clark,and Phil Collen, the terror twins).
Really need more room there are so many great albums from the 80's.
By: Swaroop Madduri
- 10. Street Songs by Rick James
The King of Funk himself makes history with the big #1 hit "Superfreak", along with the better-defined "Give It To Me Baby"!
- 9. Get Nervous by Pat Benatar
Another great album by Pat Benatar. "Shadows of the Night" definitely defines Pat's roots as well as her other music.
- 8. Precious Time by Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar creates success with her 1981 album, "Precious Time"! The best track off the album is "Promises in the Dark," followed by the well-defined "Fire and Ice".
- 7. Crimes of Passion by Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar is definitely the queen of rock of the 80s! She scored huge with "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," along with a better-defined "Treat Me Right"!
- 6. Emerald City by Teena Marie
Teena Marie keeps on going. For a white lady, she sure knows how to work the R&B grooves!
- 5. Starchild by Teena Marie
Lady T does it again. She scores another big hit with "Lovergirl"!
- 4. Robbery by Teena Marie
Another great album by Lady T herself! Especially the love ballad, "Dear Lover," is very touching. I also love the song "Robbery." The video was a work of art too.
- 3. It Must Be Magic by Teena Marie
Teena keeps on struttin' with the jam "Square Biz"!
- 2. Irons In The Fire by Teena Marie
Another jammin' album by Miss Ivory Soul Queen. Her hit, "I Need Your Lovin" is definitely one of a kind!
- 1. Lady T by Teena Marie
Teena Marie was the ivory queen of soul music. I mean, she could really groove, especially with her hit "Behind the Groove"!
- 10. Joy Division by Closer
- 9. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
- 8. From The Lion's Mouth by The Sound
- 7. Doolitle by Pixies
- 6. Joshua Tree by U2
- 5. Momentary Lapse Of Reason by Pink Floyd
- 4. Garlands by Cocteau Twins
- 3. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
- 2. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
Rage , Guilty , Hate , Dispair , Horror , Suicide , Loss ... That's What You Get from this one
- 1. Disintegration / Pornography by The Cure
Masterpiece. This is as good as you'll ever get
Except The cure in 1st the others are ramdomly selected
By: Joe Kurland
- 10. Abigail by King Diamond
King Diamond is a madman with incredible genius in his music writing and falseto voice.
- 9. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
The first metal album i ever heard and the reason i came to love metal. (too bad they are terrible now!)
- 8. Ultimate Sin by Ozzy Osbourne
You can't go wrong when Ozzy and Jake E. Lee make an album together.
- 7. Hall Of The Mountain King by Savatage
Melodic and mystifying in every way. (R.I.P. Criss Oliva)
- 6. Thundersteel by Riot
Out of nowhere this album will kick your butt!
- 5. Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I by Helloween
Kai Hanson rules!
- 4. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
Another classic Iron Maiden album. Maiden Rules!
- 3. Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II by Helloween
The most influencial album for powermetal bands and (in my opinion), the beginning of the genre of powermetal.
- 2. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
Egypt at its best.
- 1. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
This will always be the greatest album of all time! Maybe the greatest experience for the mind of all time!
Although I love just about any music from the eighties, heavy metal kicks the crap out of everything else. "Heavy metal is more than a religion, it's the only way to live!" -Joey Demaio
- 10. Back in Black by AC/DC
Black never sounded so good
- 9. Purple Rain by Prince
Sexy, and great. Put you in the mood everytime
- 8. Appetite for Destruction by Guns and Roses
Before Axel lost his mind, he was a masterful song writer
- 7. Raising Hell by Run DMC
The best Rap album of the Decade. It takes a nation of millions to hold us back * Public Enemy was close.
- 6. Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
The Boss shows everyone how it is done right
- 5. The Great Twenty Eight by Chuck Berry
Oh you all know you love it!
- 4. London Calling by The Clash
- 3. Like a Prayer by Madonna
My favourite Madonna album ever.
- 2. The Joshua Tree by U2
This is U2 at there VERY BEST!
- 1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
There is a reason he is called the King of Pop. This album is it.
- 10. And Justice For All by Metallica
Got to admit I put this album after Winger because Lars's comments towards Kip Winger in the 90's were totally uncalled for. I respect Metallica's work and contribution to modern rock music, unfortunately Lars is an ***hole.
- 9. In The Heart Of The Young by Winger
By this time I decided that I wanted to play guitar. When I heard Reb Beach I decided that perhaps I was wasting my time. Purely a fun album, but Rainbow In The Rose is good enough to grace any rock album ever made, beautiful song.
- 8. Appettite For Destruction by Guns n' Roses
Do you know where you are, your in the Jungle baby, you gonna dieeeeeee. Pure aggression, even Sweet Child O' Mine had venom.
- 7. Graceland by Paul Simon
Technically this album should be further up the list, but this for me was a 90's album, the 80's for me was nothing but rock. I then remembered I was brought up on Simon and Garfunkel, and then delved into the solo work and praise be for this classic.
- 6. Bad Animals by Heart
This was the soundtrack to one of my favourite summer's, nothing much happened, but I remember this album came at a time when life was still free of problems, those were the days.
- 5. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
May seem a little out of place on this list, which is a credit to the man, he transcends all because quite frankly, he's a genius.
- 4. Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche
Awesome album, from a band that constantly surpassed their own high standards, best experienced in the livecrime DVD, Suite Sister Mary alone is worth the price of the CD.
- 3. Cherry Pie by Warrant
Again from 1990, what a year. I disregarded this album at first, because my local club overplayed Cherry Pie, thankfully MTV showed I Saw Red, and I saw the light. AMAZING
- 2. After The Rain by Nelson
Many people are included 1990 releases in this section, so this allows me to take advantage. This album for me is the definitive AOR album.
- 1. Hysteria by Def Leppard
Never able to buy much music until 1987, this was my musical wake up call. Wallpaper hidden under many posters of these guys, what a band they were.
The 80's rocked, simple as that. And it even had great pop music. Music since the 80's as become more about looking like your not bothered, which seems to reflect nicely upon the attitude of the world's people. We had big hair and glam, but at least we had fun, and we actually gave a damn.
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