Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums

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

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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: Missirlis
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"!
By: jim boyd
By: Sandro
  • 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
By: James
By: Dave
  • 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
    Simply great!
  • 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.
By: Spadge
  • 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.
By: George Bush
  • 10. Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
    The title track and Rock 'n' Roll Rebel are very good
  • 9. Just Say Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne
    Great Versions of Sweat Leaf and Shot in the Dark show themselves on this album and it's half Ozzy's band and half Black Sabbath
  • 8. Speak of the Devil by Ozzy Osbourne
    All great Sabbath Classics
  • 7. No Rest For the Wicked by Ozzy Osbourne
    Zakk Wylde makes his debut this album cranks
  • 6. Pictures At Eleven by Robert Plant
    This is like a Led Zeppelin Album. This is by far his best solo work ever
  • 5. Master of Puppets by Metallica
    This Album is Metallica's very best
  • 4. Tribute to Randy Rhoads by Ozzy Osbourne
    God Bless Randy Rhoads. This Album is just phenomenal
  • 3. Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
    Crazy Train need i say more
  • 2. Back in Black by AC/DC
    This kicks you know what
  • 1. Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne
    There was never any album that could to this during the 80's
it's to bad that Sabbath and Zeppelin were torn apart beefore this decade it's a real shame and GOD BLESS JOHN BONHAM AND RANDY RHOADS

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