In the 80s - Top Ten Lists of Eighties Songs

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

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By: daniel thompson
  • 10. africa by toto
  • 9. careless whisper by george michael
  • 8. out of touch by hall and oates
  • 7. little red corvette by prince
    song never gets old
  • 6. madonna by holiday
  • 5. flashdance by irene cara
  • 4. billie jean by michael jackson
    won him many grammys, did the moonwalk live at the grammys during this song
  • 3. eye of the tiger by survivor
    the rocky anthem
  • 2. when dove's cry by prince
  • 1. Beat It by michael jackson
    the best song by the best entertainer of the 80's
By: Dani
  • 10. Private Idaho by B-52s
  • 9. Borderline by Madonna
  • 8. We Care A Lot by Faith No More
  • 7. Slave to the Rhythm by Grace Jones
  • 6. Word Up by Cameo
  • 5. True Colors by Cindy Lauper
  • 4. The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen
  • 3. Jericho by Simply Red
  • 2. Why can't I be you by The Cure
  • 1. Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
Meeeeemoriieeees... :-)
By: coverdale10
  • 10. Rapture by Anita Baker
    One of the best pop-jazz songs ever. One of the best vocalists ever... I mean really... Need I say more....
  • 9. Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie Money
    Not such agreat vocalist, but his background singers brought out the best in this tight rocker... An 80's classic....
  • 8. How Soon We Forget by Colonel Abrams
    If you aren't familiar with house... this is a good time to start... Strong Teddy Pendergrass like vocals and hard beats...
  • 7. Dancing In The Key Of Life by Steve Arrington
    One of those good dance grooves...
  • 6. Secret Rendezvous by Karyn White
    If you don't know now you know...!
  • 5. Rock You Like A Hurricane by The Scorpions
    Right up there with any rock song... Mean ass guitars, top flight vocalist just a great song...
  • 4. Curious by Midnight Star
    Could give Sexual Healing a hard run for it's money...!
  • 3. Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes
    Just listen to it and drive... in a convertible or a car with T-tops....
  • 2. Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
    Need I say more...One of the STRONGEST and most soulful voices in rock/metal and one of the catchiest hooks. Could be number one as well...!
  • 1. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
    Ultimate motivator. Heavy rock-not quite metal, but still heavy and powerhouse vocalist could give Steve Perry a run for his money...
Too many others....
By: Roz The Nihilist
  • 10. Perfect Way by Scritti Politti
    It's actually supposed to be quite philosophical. I'll let you figure out the song by yourself. Loved Green's vocals... the prettiest voice on earth from a male.
  • 9. Heaven by Warrant
    Really teary eyed type of song. Makes you feel like crying. I loved the lyrics, it's just so sweet. Well, the music is not bad, but the music is cool.
  • 8. Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen
    I liked the music on this one. Moderate pace and the lyrics are quite good. One of my favorites from The Boss.
  • 7. Smokin' in the Boys Room by Motley Crue
    Motley Crue definitely rock! You can just feel the energy in this one and the lyrics. Really wild and gets you singing and doing wild stuff. Really good song when you're bored.
  • 6. Nothin' But a Good Time by Poison
    The title just says it all. Who wouldn't want that after hard work and sweat. Loved the energy in the lyrics and music. C.C. is one of the best guitarists out there.
  • 5. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes by Ultravox
    Okay okay! I'm synth lover, can't blame it all on me! I like the lyrics in this one. The way the song is about a really bad relationship and the sort of story behind it. The music is not bad, I thought it was good.
  • 4. Bizzare Love Triangle by New Order
    Just the music. I liked the heavy synth and Barnard's mono voice sounds as if it's part of the music. Really cool dance song and really weird lyrics. Dunno why I'm addicted.
  • 3. Soldier of Love by Donny Osmond
    I feel really stupid saying this. I like this song alot mainly due to the energetic music and the musical tune. I can't stand the lyrics and I can't stand Donny either but I got addicted to this one and the beat is good.
  • 2. Right Here Waiting/ Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx
    I think Right Here Waiting was meant to be a dedication. Really beautiful lyrics, simple but nice melody. I loved this one and still do. Endless Summer Nights has really nice music
  • 1. Never Let Me Down Again/ Somebody/ Stripped by Depeche Mode
    Sigh! It's way too hard to say which is better. I liked them a lot. The first two are about friendship and very deep friendship. The music is also really good. The third one is really beautiful, excellent use of synth, vocals, and lyrics writing. Very original type of bad. Sadly, I can't put all 32 favorites up.
They are all in no particular order. Same artist goes in one section. There are way too many to name and I'm definitely not naming them all.
By: Al Genevois
  • 10. I Want To Break Free by Queen
    This song, like no other, represents 80's music to me.
  • 9. I'm Still Standing by Elton John
    Elton John at his best, this is one of the catchiest songs I've ever heard.
  • 8. Some Like It Hot by Power Station
    This Duran Duran side project is often overlooked. Great song.
  • 7. Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
    This song is just so much fun.
  • 6. Carrie by Cliff Richard
    This spooky song is extremely catchy.
  • 5. Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen
    While this may not have been one of Queen's biggest 80's hits, this song is definetly one of their best.
  • 4. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
    This song is one of my all time favourites. Phil Collins is a genius.
  • 3. Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    Frankie made the cold war a little hotter with this classic. Great song, great video, great band. Too bad they only recorded 2 albums.
  • 2. The Reflex by Duran Duran
    The ultimate 80's band, Duran Duran are still going strong after 20 years, this is one of their greatest classics.
  • 1. Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel
    One of the best musicians of the 20th century, and this is one of this greatest musical masterpieces.
There were so many great songs in the 80's, too many to list here. Other ones I really love are Save A Prayer, New Moon On Monday, Rio and A View To A Kill by Duran Duran (I really don't know why some people are ashamed of the fact that they liked this great band), We Didn't Start The Fire and Modern Woman by Billy Joel, True by Spandau Ballet, Land Of Confusion by Genesis and many more.
By: cujomoto
  • 10. Teacher Teacher by Rockpile
    great little tune.
  • 9. Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House
    this song means alot to me.
  • 8. Under Pressure by Queen/david Bowie
    love to play this one loud.
  • 7. Always Something There To Remind Me by Naked Eyes
    still love this song.
  • 6. Back In The Village by Iron Maiden
    worth the price of a CD by itself.
  • 5. Wonderful Life by Black
    a masterpiece
  • 4. Thunderbird by Quiet Riot
    Great tribute for a great quitarist who left us way to young.
  • 3. You Can't Kill Rock'n'roll by OZZY
    brings back great memories of my rocker days when this was my my trade mark song.
  • 2. Don't Change by Inxs
    one of the best songs that nowbody's heard of.
  • 1. Forever Young by Alphaville
    without a question, this song comes from the greatest album of the 80's
By: odo
  • 10. new rizen by Eyeless in Gaza
    check it out!
  • 9. With a Reason by Dislocation Dance
    Lately i found that LP 'Midnight Shift' as CD in Amazon or such store.
  • 8. my secret garden by depeche mode
    yes, they were brilliant too. especially the depressive atmosphere on the second (first album wthout Vince Clare who left to make Yazoo with Alison Moyet, later Erasure) album is cool. Forget all after 'music for the masses'.
  • 7. Oblivious by Aztec Camera
    So, noone mentioined them, but again a 'band' (Roddy Frames all-time hiegth) with a brilliant debut, the later stuff - forget it.
  • 6. Poison Arrow by ABC
    One of the more innovative bands in early 80's! As usual: First album was the best
  • 5. Sunglassses at night by Corey Hart
    Yes! actor went music, and this time it worked (for 2 songs :-) nice stuff 2 dance
  • 4. Icing on the Cake by Stephen TinTin Duffy
    I love that guy. Ingenious album i have only on CompactCassette...
  • 3. Don't Always Look At The Rain by Howard Jones
    Although critcs said he can't either sing nor play snyth, i find he made some genious stuff in the 80's (look mama, ...)
  • 2. I.O.U by Freeze
    OK, we all had our roller-skate moments back then... just napstered it :-)
  • 1. Torch by Soft Cell
    sofrt cell was pretty good at 82, as 82 is my favourite year for pop music ever!! the Pale Fountains, Heaven 17, ABC, Tears for Fears, Orange Juice, ...
By: Nicola
  • 10. Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode
    Well, great band
  • 9. I Might Have Been Queen by Tina Turner
    I love that woman, her voice, her music.
  • 8. Love is the Drug by Grace Jones
    I prefer the Extended Version.
  • 7. Forever Young by Alphaville
    I still start crying when I listen to that song.
  • 6. 19 by Paul Hardcastle
    I remember that I did not have enough money to buy this single.
  • 5. She Bop by Cindy Lauper
    I bop, too.
  • 4. The Second Time by Kim Wilde
    Well, I still love this song.
  • 3. Der Anfang vom Ende by Nena
    One of the greatest ballads ever written.
  • 2. The Sun Always Shines On T. V. by A-ha
    It is so powerful.
  • 1. Into the Groove by Madonna
    I am Madonna fan since about 1983/84. I could have mentioned nearly every single song from her but I guess this song expresses everything: Have fun and dance and - it's Madonna! - have sex :-)
By: Christopher Lubke
  • 10. Our Lips Are Sealed by The GoGo's
    Could never figure out what they were saying. I didn't know the name of the song back then, but I loved this song when it came on the radio.
  • 9. Fortress Around Your Heart by Sting
    Anytime I hear this song it gives me major 80's flashbacks. Those 80's flashes can be a bit scary. This song was great sounding though.
  • 8. What Have You Done For Me Lately by Janet Jackson
    All my buds wanted to make it with Janet cuz she was hot. I thought she looked too much like Michael, so I would get wierded out on the thought.
  • 7. What have I Done To Deserve This by Pet Shop Boys
    Not too many people I knew liked Pet Shop Boys because they sounded a little too flamerish, but they loved this song.
  • 6. Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell and Michael Jackson
    why do I feel like I'm in the Twighlight Zone and I always feel like somebody's watching me!! have we forgot this one?
  • 5. Things Can Only Get Better by Howard Jones
    whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa!! When I was twelve when this song was popular I thought this was what heavy metal was. Yeah I was a sheltered kid!!
  • 4. Perfect Way by Scritti Polliti
    Puts you in a good mood to hear this one. Was easy to figure out to play the piano piece and impress your friends.
  • 3. All Through The Night by Cindy Lauper
    I couldn't stand Cindy Lauper, but two songs I liked from her was this song and the very obvious Goonies song.
  • 2. Let's Go All The Way by Sly Fox
    Really lame now days to cruise down the street listening to this song, but back then this song was really cool.
  • 1. New Moon On Monday by Duran Duran
    I could never figure out who La Luna was. =P Anyways, this song rocked. They are still my favorite band. These guys would have stomped the boy bands of today. They had way more sex appeal and style.
Email me and let me know what you think of my list.
By: koohii boy
  • 10. 99 red balloons by nena
  • 9. rain by cult
  • 8. with or without you by u2
  • 7. only you by yaz
  • 6. love will tear us apart by joy division
  • 5. brass in the pocket by pretenders
    a great band of the 80s
  • 4. enola gay by omd
  • 3. just like heaven by cure
    this song is like heaven....
  • 2. not for tonight by depeche mode
    another great ballad written by martin gore.... one of the best song writers ever...
  • 1. bizarre long triangle by new order
    The best dance song ever.... still played at clubs... enough said
By: Falcone
  • 10. Africa by Toto
  • 9. Touch me by Samantha Fox
  • 8. Främling by Carola
    no comment...
  • 7. The Final countdown by Europe
    Swedish power!
  • 6. Eye of a Tiger by Survivor
    Quite a same as Opus...
  • 5. Live is Life by Opus
    I just say WOW!
  • 4. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
    That guy...
  • 3. Beverly hills Cop by Axel farley
    A great techno song
  • 2. Smooth Crimnal by Michael Jackson
    very close to Beat it
  • 1. Beat it by Michael Jackson
    just GREAT!
Jackson was the biggest shining star over the eighties! Bob Marley should be on with Buffalo Soldier...
By: Brad Elhoujjaji
  • 10. I Got a New Girl Now by Honeymoon Suite
    This group never cracked the American market but were a moderate success here in Canada. Give this song a download to see what you were missing.
  • 9. The Message by Grand Master Flash
    If there is ever a Rap Hall of Fame these guys should be the first inductees. This song is as catchy as it is empowering and meaningful. A true piece of art.
  • 8. Hippie Chick by Soho
    At the risk of offending reto purists everywhere I've included this retro rip-off of a retro song. This tune uses the famous "How Soon is Now" melody by The Smiths in a funky kind of way.
  • 7. Cherry Bomb by John Cougar Mellencamp
    There were other songs by John Cougar that were more popular but this one stands out as a personal favourite.
  • 6. Heartland by The The
    These group barely made a splash in North America but were big in their native Britain. Some of the best eighties music I heard growing up was on this English music show called "Top of Pops" where I first heard this song.
  • 5. Kiss Them for Me by Siouxsie and the Banshees
    This band's punk roots where temporarily forgotten for this beautiful song. A great song to chill-out to.
  • 4. Ball of Confusion by Love and Rockets
    A retro classic.
  • 3. Tom Tom Club by Genius of Love
    If this song doesn't make you want to get up and dance your probably not breathing.
  • 2. Invisible Sun by The Police
    I'm the only guy I know who thinks this song is their best work. This song has a certain tranquility to it, slow and methodic.
  • 1. Lips Like Sugar by Echoe and the Bunnyman
    I just adore this tune, a must have for any retro collection.
Retro is particularly meaningful to me because nearly every song from that era has a specific memory attatched. If you're ever in Toronto check out a club called Whiskey Saigon on a Sunday night, about the best retro mix you'll hear anywhere.
By: James David Reyome
  • 10. It's My Life by Talk Talk
    A terribly misunderstood band that emerged triumphant, at least creatively speaking. Hollis, Webb, and Harris, along with producer-co-conspiritor Tim Friese-Greene, produced some wonderful work that was for the most part roundly and undeservedly ignored in America. This song actually got some airplay. If you check out no other band in this list, I strongly urge you to look into TT's back catalog. Start with "The Colour Of Spring" or "It's My Life"--if you start earlier you'll see them as a techno-pop outfit and probably be turned off; likewise if you get anything more recent you may be put off by their transformation into "organic" music some have compared to jazz. Hey, it's all good. I envy anyone the discovery process. I sure did enjoy it!
  • 9. New Song by Howard Jones
    Hojo was and is a wonderfully uplifting artist, and on "Human's Lib" he approached pop perfection. There's nary a bad song on it, and "New Song" is so utterly appealing to me it got played over and over and over again. It's one of those albums I bought initally on cassette and then had to buy again as a CD because I wore the tape out!
  • 8. Night Of The Swallow by Kate Bush
    Okay, so I misinterpreted the lyrics for so long. That's okay. This is still a wonderful tune, and the line, "oh let me fly, give me something to show for my miserable life" is so poignant it hurts. Great stuff, just what I came to expect from the Great Kate for so long. But when will we hear from her again?
  • 7. Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush
    When all else fails, this song can lift me out of the depths. True, it also made me cry, but as such it's something of a cathartic. And Kate, as usual, is simultaneously sensuous and this song would have her be. Nearly perfect.
  • 6. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive
    Okay, so it's a guilty pleasure. Sue me. Pete Burns ain't George O'Dowd, and I'm glad of it. There's room for both. This sound POUNDS. Plain and simple. Get out on the dance floor and shut up!
  • 5. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
    No one does an offbeat ballad like Cole, and this is one of the better ones he did with mate Blair Cowan and company. Only LC could intentionally mispronounce "Eve Marie Saint" so it would rhyme with "On The Waterfront" and have it work. Cole's solo work, especially the album "Don't Get Weird On Me Babe" is vastly superior, but it was recorded in the 90s and hence can't make this list. Pity!
  • 4. Nemesis by Shriekback
    I felt dirty listening to Shriekback and was almost horried that I loved it so. It was as if were the kind of music I'd hear playing at some forbidden ritual. Mercy, it was powerful. "Creepy" and "Insidious" are two words I hear applied to their music, and they fit. So does "Brilliant".
  • 3. Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me by The Smiths
    I am not a big fan of Morrissey personally, but my, this song hit home with deadly accuracy. My therapist had a field day with THIS one.
  • 2. The Politics Of Dancing by Re-Flex
    Oy. How could a band that produced an album so good be so ignored? I remember going to buy the album after seeing the video and getting an empty stare from the clerk at Camelot. Yes, it's dance music, but it doesn't merit being filed where I eventually found it: in the "Disco" section. Ye gods.
  • 1. White Boy by Culture Club
    They had better albums and better (more lucid!) songs, but none that ricked quite as ferociously as this one. I still don't understand the rather cryptic lyrics--they don't refer to race as much as attitude, if I recall George's defense--but I respond to the beat. Powerful, even today.
I have so many I could list, it's had to cull it down to 10. The Call's "Let The Day Begin" is still a favorite, even if Al Gore used it as his rally cry to no avail (sigh.) The long (album) version of "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" is another guilty pleasure, and I may be one of the few people who actually enjoyed Frankie Goes To Hollywood's followup, "Liverpool". Dead Kennedys' "Holiday In Cambodia" is still powerful, and remember Blacmange? Anything by the Cocteau Twins is worth listening to ("Musette And Drums" is my favorite) and plenty of 4AD artists still get lots of airtime in my house: Dead Can Dance, Throwing Muses, and Colourbox, whose one album was a total rock out. I could go on all day, but we're running out of bandwidth...
By: Julia
  • 10. Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz
    Well, why not?
  • 9. Forbidden Colours by David Sylivan & Riuchi Sakamoto
    Who could forget that lovely piano, and those gorgeouse lyrics?
  • 8. Cattle & Cane by The GoBetweens
    A lovely haunting song
  • 7. Spellbound by Siouxsie & the Banshees
    Another song to jump around the room to.
  • 6. Drowning Man by U2
    Brings back lovely memories.
  • 5. Going Underground by The Jam
    Wonderful. Still gets me jumping.
  • 4. How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
    "There's a club if you'd like to go, you could meet somebody who really loves you. So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home and you cry and you want to die" Heartbreakingly real.
  • 3. They Don't Know by Tracey Ullman
    I love it. So sorry about Kirsty MacColl.
  • 2. Love Song by Simple Minds
    I don't know what it's about either
  • 1. Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division
    "Why is the bedroom so cold? You've turned away on your side. Is my timing that flawed? our respect run so dry?" What a wonderful song.
By: Ryan Clark
The 80's were the turning point for life in America, such as cable TV, Video Games, Compact Disc's, and Computers. Its a time gone by and ill miss it, Movies such as Back to the Future ( my favorite )Goonies,Ghostbusters, and The Breakfast Club, Television shows such as The A-Team, Family Ties ( my favorite ) and Cheers. Great Memories and Great times, adios
By: Paula
  • 10. Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House
    Neil Finn is my hereo. Nuff said.
  • 9. Our House by Madness
    Ultimate feel good song about Suburban Britain; and believe me, only a Madness song could make you feel good about that!
  • 8. We Don't Need That Fascist Groove Thang by Heaven 17
    Everybody move to improve the groove........indeed!
  • 7. Just Like Heaven by The Cure
    Spinning on that dizzy edge, I kissed her face and kissed her head, dreamed of all the different ways I had to make her glow.......
  • 6. Shake The Disease by Depeche Mode
    This song broke my heart...well, I was only 15...
  • 5. Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
    Who wasn't moved by the Breakfast Club as a teenager?
  • 4. Wishing (If I Had A Photograph of You) by A Flock of Seagulls
  • 3. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
    Who could resist that slightly off-key voice? Sleaze at its best
  • 2. Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins
  • 1. True Faith by New Order
    Remember the video? Blew me away!
By: Kristen
  • 10. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by Police
    Can't have a top 10 80s list without Sting and his boys! This is an unbelievably catchy song that you can't help but sing to! I always wanted a guy to sing this to me. Corny but true!
  • 9. Waiting for a Star to Fall by Boy Meets Girl
    Not too may people will remember this one hit wonder from the 80s, but it's always been one of my favorites. Just a sweet song. "That's where you belong, in my arms baby yeah!"
  • 8. 1999 by Prince
    Remember when we used to sing this song and it seemed like 1999 was soooo far in the future?!? We thought we'd NEVER see the day! Now the year has come and gone, but this will always be one of my favorite party songs!
  • 7. Mickey by Toni Basil
    A true 80s One Hit Wonder! Couldn't get this one out of your head for days! (still can't!)
  • 6. I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
    To this day, this song makes me think of my crushes in grade school and junior high. "I know a guy who's tough but sweet...he's so fine he can't be beat! Got everything that I desire...sets the summer sun on fire!"
  • 5. Celebration by Kool & the Gang
    Makes me think of 8th grade graduation, high school graduation, college graduation! "We're going to have a good time tonight...let's's all right!!"
  • 4. Material Girl by Madonna
    I wanted to BE Madonna when I was in junior high! She was so cool, sexy and rebellious! This is my favorite 80s song of hers! The amazing thing about Madonna is that she's cool, sexy & rebellious to this day! I still wouldn't mind being her! One of my top 5 all time favorite artists!
  • 3. Jack & Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp
    I haven't seen a single mention of Mr. Mellencamp on any other list! How can you have a Top 10 list with out one of his "Little Ditties"?!? This song is the epitome of high school sweethearts, "growing up in the Heartland!"
  • 2. Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
    Another Makes-Me-Want-to-Dance-Song! "I swear at this moment, you mean EVERYTHING to me!" An eternal 80s great!
  • 1. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves
    My ULTIMATE HAPPY song! I can't sit still when I hear it! I'll be 60 and still singing "I used to think maybe you loved me, now baby I'm sure!"
I consider myself an 80s addict! I listen to the 80s station on the radio, on my computer, and have every Best of the 80s CD I could find! I just happened upon your webpage and am thrilled to see how many other Children of the 80s there are out there! Thanks!!
By: Matthew Smith
  • 10. Take On Me by A-HA
    The absolute perfect rock-pop song...sends chills up my spine...the video is so powerful too...the pain, the longing, the circular motion of life...awesome song.
  • 9. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
    This *was* created in the eighties right? Like...'89? Anyway, this song has got to be the most incredible soul/r&b/jazz song ever written and performed. Never has a song described death and grief so eloquently, elementally, and become so ingrained in our minds that whenever we listen to it, we can't help but shed a tear for anyone who has experienced the desolate loneliness of someone's death.
  • 8. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
    This song DEFINED modern r&b music, and it continues to be cloned today, but never with the same soul, haunting passion, and powerful vocals with which grace this song.
  • 7. Joyride by Roxette
    A pure joy to listen too...the perfect car song, party song, everyday good-feeling song.
  • 6. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindi Lauper
    Sure, everyone loves to hate her, but this song not only had an innovative style, but a really cool video too, something MTV forgot to produce after a while. (ahumm, as in videos from the nineties)
  • 5. Cruel Summer by Bananarama
    One of the best pop songs ever created.
  • 4. Thriller by Michael Jackson
    Given. Innovative, intricate, exciting, haunting, memorable, historical...the list goes on.
  • 3. Kokomo by Beach Boys
    Classic. A pure beach boys tune, which rivals the best music they ever created.
  • 2. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This by Eurythmics
    The closes thing to alternative music in the eighties...really great song, with sort of a subtle subliminal tune which reaches inside of you and never lets go. ;)
  • 1. La Isla Bonita by Madonna
    The catchiest pop song, and the some of the best vocals Madonna has ever produced.
As a a grown teen in high school, I guess you might say my choices are rather limited to what I've heard through much of my life. My choices cannot be considered..."considerably" credible, because I have not had the experience with eighties music that most of you guys have had. However, I *do* recognize pretty good music when I hear it, and lately I've had to reach back to the early nineties and eighties in order to attain that good music which has...passed away in our modern times of synthetic art.
By: Nick Piazza
  • 10. I Want A New Drug by Huey Lewis And The News
    Great song. Overlooked band.
  • 9. Under Pressure by Queen, David Bowie
    Hey, when you've got two of the greatest artists ever working together on a colaboration you get a great song.
  • 8. Let's Dance by David Bowie
    David Bowie's comeback. And what a comeback.
  • 7. Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runner
    The one, the only hit from the band, nevertheless good song.
  • 6. Girl U Want by Devo
    Aw, what the hell. It was a pretty good song for what it was.
  • 5. The Best Of Times by Styx
    Beautiful song that is often overlooked.
  • 4. Planet Earth by Duran Duran
    Lyrics are awesome and meaningful.
  • 3. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
    An artist that just recently has stopped getting the recognition that he deserves. What a shame.
  • 2. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
    Great song. Even better music video.
  • 1. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
    Queen rules! An example of how they reinvented themselves in the 80's.
Long Live Classic Rock!
By: RJ
  • 10. Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen (THE BOSS)
    Now, my father loves the Boss, I can't stand him. But this song deserves it. Anyway, who knew that a FRIEND would be in this video?
  • 9. Chains of Love by Erasure
    Do people still talk about the weather?
  • 8. Thriller by Michael Jackson
    You gotta love Michael
  • 7. All Night Long by Lionel Richie
    Can't forget that song.
  • 6. Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper
    Who could forget her and all her wild hair colors? (I used to think her and Madonna were sisters...don't ask)
  • 5. Africa by Toto
    This song just plain rocks
  • 4. Material Girl by Madonna
    And she's still going strong after all these years!
  • 3. Conga by Gloria Estefan
    Brings back memories of a trip that exists on old photos and my memories
  • 2. BAD by Michael Jackson
    You know it.
  • 1. Take on Me by A-ha
    Whaddaya expect?
I left out too many. But I was only given ten!

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