In the 80s - Top Ten Lists of Eighties Songs
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 80s?
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By: Mauricio From Argentina
- 10. Ghost Town by Cheap Trick
First Song That I Dance Whit My Girlfriend !!!
- 9. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That by Elton John
The Maxi Version Is The Best Remix In The World !!
- 8. The Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil
One Of The First Songs From Eighties That I Hear !!
- 7. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
- 6. Vanessa Paradise by joe le taxi
- 5. I Call your Name by Roxette
Make Me Dance !!!
- 4. Sahara Nights by Fr David
Remember That ??? jajaja Very Good Song
- 3. Build by The Housemartins
Soo Much Feeling !!!
- 2. When I Needed You by Erasure
So Much Memories !!!
- 1. ayla by Flash & The Pan
The Best Track From The History , jeje
ok , i got to mention that my english is not the best , i'm from argentina and i find tis page in google , and the 80's music is the best music , i 26 years old , and the music from todays is so bad . this page is a very good way to see that the eighties still are here !!!!! HASTA LA VISTA AMIGOS MAURICIO,RIO GRANDE (TIERRA DEL FUEGO )ARGENTINA
By: Derek Shaw
Well whoever doesnt like my list oh well if you dont then you dont understand music
By: Callum Marks
- 10. Disenchanted by The Communards
Great voice, great song...
- 9. Howard Jones by Assault & Battery
Track taken from Dream into Action album, good song, although too heavy on the preaching..
- 8. That joke isn't funny any more by The Smiths
no comment except to say - it was dark as i drove the point home
- 7. Hymn by Ultravox
Song speaks for itself
- 6. I second that emotion by Japan
hey, so what if was a cover, it was (dare I say it?) better than the original
- 5. Land of Confusion by Genesis
Great track, great band, fantastic video (remember the spitting image puppets?)
- 4. Trick of the Night by Bananarama
Wasn't overly popular when released, still it's the best one they recorded.
- 3. Stevie Wonder by Master Blaster
This one justs squeezes it (released 1980) but only one of the best from this incredible talent.
- 2. Our House by Madness
I agree with everyone who added this, Madness at their VERY best.
- 1. One Tree Hill by U2
Taken from the Joshua Tree, this HAS to be the best track they ever produced (they went too commercial and poppy after this album)
By: Lisa D'Amato
- 10. Misfits by Curiousity Killed the Cat
Cool and catchy
- 9. Your Latest Trick by Dire Straits
A very romantic tune especially the sax intro
- 8. No tengo dinero by Righeira
It's not as popular as Vamos a la Playa, but I prefer No tengo dinero
- 7. To be with You Again by Level 42
Pity that this group aren't around anymore
- 6. Living Daylights by A-Ha
Another Bond theme song - and equally brilliant
- 5. A View to a Kill by Duran Duran
One of the best tracks by Duran Duran
- 4. Ai No Corrida by Quincy Jones
An excellent tune- Quincy is a genius!
- 3. Survivor by Mike Francis
A very catchy song and another 80s classic
- 2. Purple Rain by Prince
- 1. Street Dance by Break Machine (1984)
It epitomises the 80s!
- 10. Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider
- 9. Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd
- 8. Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
- 7. Don't Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty
- 6. Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
- 5. Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses
- 4. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne
- 3. With or Without You by U2
- 2. Jump by Van Halen
- 1. Tom Sawyer by Rush
By: Nick Ryan
- 10. Pink Floyd by Young Lust
- 9. ELO by Rock And Roll Is KIng
- 8. Kansas by Carry On My Wayward Son
- 7. Rolling Stones by Dirty Work
- 6. Chris De Burgh by Ship To Shore
- 5. Bruce Springsteen by Murder Inc.
- 4. Neil Young by Long May You Run
- 3. Platinum Blonde by It Doesn't Really Matter
- 2. The Clash by London Calling
- 1. You Might Think by The Cars
These Aare just a few of the great bands out there, there are lots and lots more like Supertramp, Journey, and Styx etc.
- 10. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
Psycho Killer, kiss and say...
- 9. Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol
One of the most energetic songs that i´ve ever heard.
- 8. Inbetween Days by The Cure
Great Band, great music.
- 7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears
Great for a road travelling in a big car, in a sunny day...
- 6. Our House by Madness
Time travell again, very nice.
- 5. Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
Great music, great video...
- 4. Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
Same comment of 3
- 3. Down under by Men at Work
Every time i see the video clip, i feel great. Its like a time tavell...
- 2. Private Idaho by B52´s
My favorite New Wave music
- 1. Bizarre Love Triangle by New order
The best Band of dance music: Perfect Kiss, True Faith, Thieve like us.....
The Smiths, Iron Maiden, Deff Leppard, Scorpions, Dio, Ozzy, Echo & The Bunnymen, Siouxie, BAD, PIL, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Dio, DEVO,
By: Chris Wenzler
- 10. Like a Prayer by Madonna
Her best song by far
- 9. Policy of Truth by Depeche Mode
Of all their songs, the best mix of their early 80's style with their late 80's more layered sound
- 8. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
No shame ... great song. Simplistic yet touches many chords.
- 7. When Doves Cry by Prince
Still so original 20 years later
- 6. Brilliant Disguise by Bruce Springsteen
After all the bravado of Born in the USA, this was the most honest song on an emotional level I heard for many years
- 5. Fight the Power by Public Enemy
If Run DMC opened the door for rap to get into the mainstream, this song bum rushed the show
- 4. New Year's Day by U2
When I first heard this, I remember thinking, "Okay, we may have something here". Turns out we did.
- 3. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Best pure love song of the decade
- 2. No One Is To Blame (original) by Howard Jones
Solitary piano makes this a haunting song
- 1. Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
The defining song of a generation (mine) from a defining movie
- 10. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
I had to throw this in some where.
- 9. With Or Without You by U2
I hear it atleast once a day, on most any given radio station.
- 8. Beat It by Michael Jackson
Prince of Pop made his bones, and bridged the gap between Pop and Rock in the 80's (note: Its yet to be achieved again.)
- 7. Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics
Goth Electronica? This would be before its time if it was released tomorrow.
- 6. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Definative Love Song
- 5. Foreigner by I've Been Waiting
I'm a sappy dude, I like it.
- 4. Sweet Child o' Mine by Guns and Roses
I'm still waiting for the right girl to dedicate this song to.
- 3. Tainted by Squeeze
Tainted, Squeeze, 'nuff said.
- 2. Faith by George Michael
Ditto here, Music still doesnt get much better.
- 1. When Doves Cry by Prince
I'm still listening to this track...
I was Born in '84, so i like to think I know what I'm talking about. LMAO
By: Roy Mccoy
- 10. Ghost in You by Psychedelic Furs
Haunting song. Has a lot of feeling for a synthesizer song.
- 9. Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
This song got me listening to "80's" music.
- 8. Life is so Strange by Missing Persons
C'mon! Great 80's song!
- 7. Our Lips are Sealed by Go-go's
One word...Jane Wiedlin!
- 6. Everlasting Love by Howard Jones
Real good 80's song
- 5. Fascination by Human League
Man o' man....the synthesizers!
- 4. Perfect Wave by Scriti Politi
Had a good groove....good band
- 3. Waiting for a Star to Fall by Boy Meets Girl
Neat hook.....good 80's song
- 2. King for just one day by Thompson Twins
Another song that takes me back to the 80's
- 1. Mary's Prayer by Danny Wilson
Just had a great 80's sound...this song takes me back when I hear it.
As you can tell, I picked mostly synthesizer bands because I think that they most represent the 80's sound.
- 10. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Good one to end off on.
- 9. Don't Shed a Tear by Paul Carrack
Reminds me of old times.
- 8. Things Can Only Get Better by Howard Jones
- 7. Human by Human League
- 6. Wild Horses by Gino Vanelli
Fast beat...good song.
- 5. Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
- 4. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
Can I listen to this song any more.....ok....once more.
- 3. In the House of Stone and Light by Martin Page
Melodies in this song are amazing.
- 2. Africa by Toto
Always been one of my favs.
- 1. Great Southern Land by Icehouse
I love this band.....their whole album "Man of Colours" rocks. Crazy, Electric Blue, My Obsession, Kingdom
The 80s are attached to a time, a place in different points in my life. They are integrated into the memories. Gotta love em. Cheers.
By: Matthew Haist
- 10. Every Metal Band by Crue Gnr Ratt All The Hair Bands
COME ON MY HAIR WAS DOWN TO MY BUTT
- 9. Here I Go Again by White Snake
After watching this video i go do what song #3 is all about....lol
- 8. Dont You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
Go Rent the Breakfast Club NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 7. Pump Up The Volume by MARRS
This was TECNO then
- 6. Shot Through The Heart by Bon Jovi
Come on you have to agree with me........
- 5. Open Arms/ Keep On Loving You by Journey/ R.E.O Speedwagon
Rember the movie Last Amearicain Vergin? It is out on DVD now, these gsongs got me to 3rd base :)
- 4. Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
going to see them with Vince Neil on 3 weeks, this is a great song.
- 3. Stroking by Clarence Carter
what was a young boy to do..........................
- 2. Pour Dome Suger On Me by Def Lepord
Going to see them in one week, rember the power of on of the best stadium bands around.
- 1. Girls Girls Girls by Motley Crue
Come one this is waht everyone wanted, Fast Bikes And Fast Girls
the 80s rocked the cartoons were better and the movies kicked!!!
get lyrics for all the honeymoon suite songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
- 10. Geburt einer Nation by Laibach
Nazi or not nazi? Amazing how much the idea of Queen's "One nation" changes when translated into german.
- 9. After the fall by Klaus Nomi
The first opera singer on rock'n'roll. Unfortunately the first AIDS victim on music scene, & Nina Hagen got all the credits on this genre.
- 8. Me and my dad by Wall Of Voodoo
Hypnotic synth anthem.
- 7. Romy Haag by Data
After Sailor seventies, Georg Kajanus continued with brilliant melodies.
- 6. Dead heart by Midnight Oil
...Getting more serious.
- 5. Europe after the rain by John Foxx
Neu romantik politica...
- 4. I like by Men Without Hats
Another tune like a virus.
- 3. Dentaku by Kraftwerk
Simple but beautiful.
- 2. New life by Depeche Mode
An anthem for the 80's.
- 1. Peek-a-boo by Devo
Listened this robotrock for years. Then I saw the video & continued for more.
By: Jimmy Parker
- 10. Miss Me Blind by Culture Club
- 9. True by Spandoux Ballet
- 8. Careless Whispers by WHAM
- 7. The World Don't Need Another Lover by Giant Steps
- 6. She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby
- 5. Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dayne
- 4. Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
- 3. I Can't Wait by Nu Shooz
- 2. Something About You by Level 42
- 1. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
- 10. Should I Stay or Should I Go? by The Clash
Always gets people up and dancing ... and if you're really unfortunate, they'll even sing .......
- 9. Mickey by Toni Basil
I know, daggy song ... but nearly every guy I know has put on a cheerleader outfit and did the whole lipsinc thing at their football functions.
- 8. What's My Scene by Hoodoo Gurus
Classic Aussie 80's band
- 7. Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton
Because I am
- 6. Turning Japanese by The Vapors
Just cause it's a damn funny song
- 5. And She Was by Talking Heads
- 4. Patience by Guns n Roses
Many great songs from this band, but this one is by far my favourite
- 3. Hurts so good by John Cougar Mellencamp
What more can you say?
- 2. Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
Remade by many .... definitely a classic
- 1. Baby I don't Care by Transvision Vamp
Come on! This is one of those songs where you can jump around your living room like a complete maniac.
When the 80's were here, I didn't particularly like them, but as I grow older, I love the music more .... my god! I think I'm turning into my parents ... quick! Where's the nearest rave?
- 10. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship
very good love song
- 9. True Blue by Madonna
no 80's without madonna, i love "papa don't preach", "spanish eyes", "shoo-bee-doo", "into the groove" (well in fact, i love all her songs)
- 8. Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand
i love the intro of this song and the video is...well, very kitch, sorry barbra !
- 7. Living On Video by Trans X
"living on video....sur un faisceau lumière" yeahhhhhh we have the feeling to be on a starship when we listen it !
- 6. L'aventurier by Indochine
very good french song, very 80's. I went to their concert last year in le havre (france), nicola t'es le meilleur !
- 5. Still Loving You by Scorpions
yes, I stay again in germany, but this song is certainly the most beautiful love song of all the times !
- 4. We'll Be Together by Sandra
we can't talk about 80's without the fabulous german singer Sandra. when i was 7, i was already fan ! my favourite songs are : "loreen", "hiroshima", "heaven can wait", don't cry" and "maria magdalena"
- 3. Enola Gay by OMD
very 80's, very electronic i love omd especially "souvenir", "secret", "forever live and die", "tesla girl", "electricity" and "so in love"
- 2. Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys
i love this song, there's also "it's a sin" from them, so good !!!
- 1. Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly
perfect song, perfect voice ! sounds very country song there's also "to france" from them which sounds very celtic song
the 80's were my childhood, i remember that i was terrified the first time i see the video of thriller (I was only 5). Eh, salut leslie grangier, alors ça te fait quoi d'avoir ton nom dans un site américain ?
- 10. Sign Your Name by Terrence Trent D'Arby
- 9. Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
- 8. I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner
- 7. Walk This Way by Run DMC
- 6. Word Up by Cameo
- 5. Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler
- 4. Africa by Toto
- 3. Careless Whisper by Wham!
- 2. Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics
- 1. Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
Soooo many songs to choose from...I just thought about the FIRST TEN that i used to wear out my record player or cassette player with.
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