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VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s

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The Complete List #1-100

  1. "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi (1986)
  2. "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard (1987)
  3. "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran (1982)
  4. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (1982)
  5. "When Doves Cry" by Prince (1984)
  6. "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates (1981)
  7. "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses (1987)
  8. "Like a Virgin" by Madonna (1984)
  9. "Walk This Way" by Run DMC (1986)
  10. "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC (1980)
  11. "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey (1981)
  12. "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston (1985)
  13. "With Or Without You" by U2 (1987)
  14. "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles (1986)
  15. "Jump" by Van Halen (1984)
  16. "Need You Tonight" by INXS (1987)
  17. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake (1982)
  18. "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners (1982)
  19. "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper (1984)
  20. "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield (1981)
  21. "Beat It" by Michael Jackson (1982)
  22. "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure (1987)
  23. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper (1984)
  24. "Take On Me" by A-Ha (1985)
  25. "Our Lips Are Sealed" by the Go-Go's (1981)
  26. "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses (1987)
  27. "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo (1984)
  28. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! (1984)
  29. "Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads (1983)
  30. "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar (1983)
  31. "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie (1981)
  32. "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger (1983)
  33. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell (1981)
  34. "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison(1988)
  35. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins (1981)
  36. "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone (1981)
  37. "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith (1989)
  38. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2 (1984)
  39. "I Melt With You" by Modern English (1982)
  40. "Love Shack" by The B-52's (1989)
  41. "Dr. Feelgood" by Mötley Crüe (1989)
  42. "London Calling" by The Clash (1982)
  43. "Look of Love" by ABC (1982)
  44. "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama (1984)
  45. "Nasty" by Janet Jackson (1986)
  46. "Every Breath You Take" by The Police (1983)
  47. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (1984)
  48. "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (1984)
  49. "Fight For Your Right" by Beastie Boys (1986)
  50. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics (1983)
  51. "Round and Round" by Ratt (1984)
  52. "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead or Alive (1985)
  53. "White Wedding" by Billy Idol (1988)
  54. "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa (1986)
  55. "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls (1982)
  56. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler (1983)
  57. "Mickey" by Toni Basil (1981)
  58. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club (1982)
  59. "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp (1982)
  60. "Bust a Move" by Young M.C. (1989)
  61. "Mr. Roboto" by Styx (1983)
  62. "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin (1986)
  63. "Whip It" by Devo (1980)
  64. "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul (1988)
  65. "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner (1984)
  66. "Just Can't Get Enough" by Depeche Mode (1981)
  67. "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon (1980)
  68. "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy (1988)
  69. "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. (1980)
  70. "I Love Rock N' Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1981)
  71. "Super Freak" by Rick James (1981)
  72. "One Thing Leads to Another" by The Fixx (1983)
  73. "99 Luftballons" by Nena (1983)
  74. "Faith" by George Michael (1987)
  75. "Little Red Corvette" by Prince (1983)
  76. "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby (1982)
  77. "Candy Girl" by New Edition (1983)
  78. "Call Me" by Blondie (1980)
  79. "Don't You Want Me?" by Human League (1981)
  80. "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock (1988)
  81. "Word Up!" by Cameo (1986)
  82. "Tempted" by Squeeze (1981)
  83. "Kiss" by Prince (1986)
  84. "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie (1983)
  85. "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer (1985)
  86. "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow (1982)
  87. "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco (1986)
  88. "Ain't Nobody" by Chaka Khan (1989)
  89. "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders (1980)
  90. "Wild Thing" by Tone-Loc (1989)
  91. "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves (1983)
  92. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" by the New Kids on the Block (1988)
  93. "Cars" by Gary Numan (1980)
  94. "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones (1981)
  95. "Only in My Dreams" by Debbie Gibson (1987)
  96. "Down Under" by Men at Work (1982)
  97. "What I Like About You" by The Romantics (1980)
  98. "My Perogative" by Bobby Brown (1988)
  99. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung (1986)
  100. "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy (1981)

Comments

Bryoney on December 30, 2019:

To Ruby and stve mumy and louke louse and shomas Wey mey

Christopher Nowak on November 23, 2019:

HALLELUJAH is also one of my favourites.

It was written in 1984 by Leonard Cohen so I assume that it was still played in the 1980s.

The best version is played by the late JEFF BUCKLEY.

Christopher Nowak on November 23, 2019:

AFRICA (TOTO)

DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE? (HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS)

DREAM COME TRUE (FROZEN GHOST).

johannes staaf on August 22, 2019:

ARTISTS SONG ALBUM

TOP 36

01. BROS - WHEN WILL I BE FAMUS 1988 80S

02. DNA & FEATURING SUZANNE VEGA - TOM'S DINERS 1991 90S

03. U2 - STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOCKINGS FOR 1987 80S

04. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - ONE LOVE 1977 70S

05. BACKSTREET BOY – IF I DON’T HAVE YOU 1997 90S

06. DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - GENO 1980

07. MEAT LEAF - BAT OUT OF HELL 1979

08. MADONNA - BORDERLINE 1984 80S

09. MOTT THE HOOPLE - AL THE YOUNG DUDES 1972 70S

10. BERLIN - TAKE MY BREATH AWAYS 1986

11. T. REX – 20TH CENYURY BOYS 1997

12. KOOL & THE GANG - CELEBRATION 1980

13. KIM WILDE - KIDS IN AMERICA 1981

14. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN IN THE USA 1984

15. THE KINKS - COME DACING 1983

16. SISTER SLEDGE - FRANKIE 1986

17. FLEETWOOD MAC - BIG LOVE 1987

18. THE CARS - DRIVE 1984

19. NINE SIMONE - MY BABY JUST CARES For ME 1987

20. EXTREME – MORE THAN WORDS 1990 90S

21. THE BOOMTOWN RATS I DON´T LIKE THE MONDAY

22. BOB SINGLAR - LOVE GENERATION 2006 2000S

23. DR BOMBAY - SOS 1998

24. MARIA MCKEE SHOW ME HEAVEN 1990 90S

25. LADY VIOLET - INSIDE TO OUTSIDE 1999 90S

26. IRON MAIDEN - GANGLAND 1982 80S REMASTERED VERSION

27. KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION VERSION 80S KYLIE TWO

28. KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION - AUSTRALIE VERSION REMASTERED 1987 80S

29. WHITNEY HOUSTON - I LEARNED FROM THE BEST 1998 90S

30. METALLICA ENTER SANDMAN 1991 90S

31. DELTA GOODREAM - LOS WITHBOUT YOU 2003 2000S

32. THE HUMANS LEAGUE - TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS 1984 80S

33. SPICE GIRLS MAMA 90S

34. STEPHEN BISHOP LET YOUR HEART REMEMBER 90S

35. BEACH BOYS FUN FUN FUN 1964 REMASTERED 60S

36. MACY GRAY I TRY 90S

FROM INTERNET YOUTUBE

TO

TOP 36

01. BROS - WHEN WILL I BE FAMUS 1988 80S

02. DNA & FEATURING SUZANNE VEGA - TOM'S DINERS 1991 90S

03. U2 - STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOCKINGS FOR 1987 80S

04. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - ONE LOVE 1977 70S

05. BACKSTREET BOY – IF I DON’T HAVE YOU 1997 90S

06. DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - GENO 1980

07. MEAT LEAF - BAT OUT OF HELL 1979

08. MADONNA - BORDERLINE 1984 80S

09. MOTT THE HOOPLE - AL THE YOUNG DUDES 1972 70S

10. BERLIN - TAKE MY BREATH AWAYS 1986

11. T. REX – 20TH CENYURY BOYS 1997

12. KOOL & THE GANG - CELEBRATION 1980

13. KIM WILDE - KIDS IN AMERICA 1981

14. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN IN THE USA 1984

15. THE KINKS - COME DACING 1983

16. SISTER SLEDGE - FRANKIE 1986

17. FLEETWOOD MAC - BIG LOVE 1987

18. THE CARS - DRIVE 1984

19. NINE SIMONE - MY BABY JUST CARES For ME 1987

20. EXTREME – MORE THAN WORDS 1990 90S

21. THE BOOMTOWN RATS I DON´T LIKE THE MONDAY

22. BOB SINGLAR - LOVE GENERATION 2006 2000S

23. DR BOMBAY - SOS 1998

24. MARIA MCKEE SHOW ME HEAVEN 1990 90S

25. LADY VIOLET - INSIDE TO OUTSIDE 1999 90S

26. IRON MAIDEN - GANGLAND 1982 80S REMASTERED VERSION

27. KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION VERSION 80S KYLIE TWO

28. KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION - AUSTRALIE VERSION REMASTERED 1987 80S

29. WHITNEY HOUSTON - I LEARNED FROM THE BEST 1998 90S

30. METALLICA ENTER SANDMAN 1991 90S

31. DELTA GOODREAM - LOS WITHBOUT YOU 2003 2000S

32. THE HUMANS LEAGUE - TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS 1984 80S

33. SPICE GIRLS MAMA 90S

34. STEPHEN BISHOP LET YOUR HEART REMEMBER 90S

35. BEACH BOYS FUN FUN FUN 1964 REMASTERED 60S

36. MACY GRAY I TRY 90S

FROM INTERNET YOUTUBE

TO TOP 35

01 Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac. ...

02 “Imagine” by John Lennon. ...

03 “Stayin' Alive” by The Bee Gees. ...

04 “You're So Vain” by Carly Simon. ...

05 “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. ...

06 “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. ...

07 “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. ...

08 “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.

09 AC/DC ROCK & ROLL DAMNATION

10 Al Green Let’s stay together

11 Alicia Bridges I love the nightlife

12 Angels (the) Am I ever gonna see your face again

13 B52s Rock Lobster

14 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

15 Thelma Houston Don’t leave me this way

16 Thin Lizzy The boys are back in town

17 Tina Turner Nutbush

18 Tramps (the) Disco inferno

19 UK Squeeze Cool for Cats

20 David Bowie. ...

21 The Clash. ...

22 Parliament/Funkadelic. ...

23 Curtis Mayfield. ...

24 Pink Floyd. ...

25 Talking Heads. ...

26 Bruce Springsteen.

27 Wild Cherry Play that funky music

28 You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone. ...

29 Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" - Rod Stewart. ...

30 Le Freak" - Chic. ...

31 How Deep Is Your Love" - Bee Gees. ...

32 I Just Want To Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb. ...

33 Silly Love Songs" - Wings. ...

34 Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye. ...

35 Night Fever" - Bee Gees.

36 SISTEER SLEDGE WE ARE MY FAMILY

FROM INTERNET YOUTUBE

TO

TOP 36

01. BROS - WHEN WILL I BE FAMUS 1988 80S

02. DNA & FEATURING SUZANNE VEGA - TOM'S DINERS 1991 90S

03. U2 - STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOCKINGS FOR 1987 80S

04. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - ONE LOVE 1977 70S

05. BACKSTREET BOY – IF I DON’T HAVE YOU 1997 90S

06. DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - GENO 1980

07. MEAT LEAF - BAT OUT OF HELL 1979

08. MADONNA - BORDERLINE 1984 80S

09. MOTT THE HOOPLE - AL THE YOUNG DUDES 1972 70S

10. BERLIN - TAKE MY BREATH AWAYS 1986

11. T. REX – 20TH CENYURY BOYS 1997

12. KOOL & THE GANG - CELEBRATION 1980

13. KIM WILDE - KIDS IN AMERICA 1981

14. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN IN THE USA 1984

15. THE KINKS - COME DACING 1983

16. SISTER SLEDGE - FRANKIE 1986

17. FLEETWOOD MAC - BIG LOVE 1987

18. THE CARS - DRIVE 1984

19. NINE SIMONE - MY BABY JUST CARES For ME 1987

20. EXTREME – MORE THAN WORDS 1990 90S

21. THE BOOMTOWN RATS I DON´T LIKE THE MONDAY

22. BOB SINGLAR - LOVE GENERATION 2006 2000S

23. DR BOMBAY - SOS 1998

24. MARIA MCKEE SHOW ME HEAVEN 1990 90S

25. LADY VIOLET - INSIDE TO OUTSIDE 1999 90S

26. IRON MAIDEN - GANGLAND 1982 80S REMASTERED VERSION

27. KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION VERSION 80S KYLIE TWO

28. KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION - AUSTRALIE VERSION REMASTERED 1987 80S

29. WHITNEY HOUSTON - I LEARNED FROM THE BEST 1998 90S

30. METALLICA WHEREVER I MAY ROAM 1991 90S

31. DELTA GOODREAM - LOS WITHBOUT YOU 2003 2000S

32. THE HUMANS LEAGUE - TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS 1984 80S

33. SPICE GIRLS MAMA 90S

34. STEPHEN BISHOP LET YOUR HEART REMEMBER 90S

35. BEACH BOYS FUN FUN FUN 1964 REMASTERED 60S

36. MACY GRAY I TRY 90S

FROM INTERNET YOUTUBE

TO

TOP 46

01 DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - GENO 1980

02 KIM WILDE - KIDS IN AMERICA 1981

03 BERLIN - TAKE MY BREATH AWAYS 1986

04 MADONNA - BORDERLINE 1984 80S

05 KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION - AUSTRALIE VERSION REMASTERED 1987 80S

06 KYLIE MINOGUE - LOCOMOTION VERSION 80S KYLIE TWO

07 THE CARS - DRIVE 1984

08 FLEETWOOD MAC - BIG LOVE 1987

09 U2 - STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOCKINGS FOR 1987 80S

10 BROS - WHEN WILL I BE FAMUS 1988 80S

11 KOOL & THE GANG - CELEBRATION 1980

12 THE HUMANS LEAGUE - TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS 1984 80S

13 WHITNEY HOUSTON HOW WILL I KNOW

14. SISTER SLEDGE - FRANKIE 1986

15 DAVID BOWIE LET'S DANCE

16 MADONNA HOLIDAY

17 CYNDI LAUPER TIME AFTER TIME

18 BON JOVI YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME

19 JOAN JETT I LOVE ROCK & ROLL

20 PRINCE 1999

21 BILLY IDOL MONY MONY

22 WHITESNAKE HERE I GO AGAIN

23 BRYAN ADAMS SUMMER OF '69

24 PAT BENATAR HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT

25 GO-GOS OUR LIPS ARE SEALED

26 GEORGE MICHAEL FAITH

27 HUMAN LEAGUE DON'T YOU WANT ME

28 DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS COME ON EILEEN

29 MICHAEL JACKSON THRILLER

30 SOFT CELL TAINTED LOVE

31 JOHN MELLENCAMP JACK AND DIANE

32 EURYTHMICS SWEET DREAMS

33 SIMPLE MINDS DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME)

34 B-52S LOVE SHACK

35 PRINCE KISS

36 MADONNA LIKE A PRAYER

37 U2 WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

38 PHIL COLLINS IN THE AIR TONIGHT

39 CYNDI LAUPER GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

40 DURAN DURAN HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF

41 BON JOVI LIVIN' ON A PRAYER

42 RICK SPRINGFIELD JESSIE'S GIRL

43 POLICE EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

44 JOURNEY DON'T STOP BELIEVIN

45 MICHAEL JACKSON BILLIE JEAN

46 ANTHRAX INDIANS

FROM INTERNET YOUTUBE

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TOP 38

01 WHITNEY HOUSTON - I LEARNED FROM THE BEST 1998 90S

02 FOO FIGTHERS EVERLONG 90S

03 MACY GRAY I TRY 90S

04 SPICE GIRLS MAMA 90S

05 DR BOMBAY - SOS 1998

06 BACKSTREET BOY – IF I DON’T HAVE YOU 1997 90S

07 MARIA MCKEE SHOW ME HEAVEN 1990 90S

08 EXTREME – MORE THAN WORDS 1990 90S

09 LISA LEAB – STAY I MISSED YOU

10 NICKELBACK LEFT 90S

11 DNA & FEATURING SUZANNE VEGA - TOM'S DINERS 1991 90S

12 METALLICA ENTER SANDMAN METALLICA 1991 90S

13 MICHEAL JACKSON –BLACK OR WHITE

14 RAGEAGAINST THE MACHINE – KILLING IN THE NAME OF

15 2PAC FT. DR. DRE – C

Roy Rogovy on August 12, 2019:

I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine...

will on August 06, 2019:

Drive - Cars should be number 1 but it's not even on this list. Therefore this is poor.

Louise Blainey on July 08, 2019:

Where's Michael Jackson? He had some of the biggest number ones in the 80s. In all decades. Yet you have Debbie bloody Gibson on here which no one would remember. No Michael Jackson???

Louise on July 08, 2019:

Sorry but why is there no Michael Jackson? He had some of the biggest number 1s in the 80s, in every decade actually so why isn't he listed here? I mean you have Debbie Gibson? But no MJ??

omdemelo on July 08, 2019:

Thriller by Michael Jackson should be #1! Since it won so many awards. Thriller was recognized as the world's best-selling album on February 7, 1984, when it was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records. It is one of four albums to be the best-seller of two years (1983–1984) in the US.

Stephen on May 27, 2019:

Not even ONE Bryan Adams... Seriously?

Queen Fan 4691 on April 20, 2019:

Where is fricking Queen?

vijay m trivedi on April 17, 2019:

there r many hits not in the list. whitney Houston - I wanna dance with somebody, phil Collin's sussudio , take on me by a - ha, tina turner's whats love got to do, sledge hammer by ? , and many many more. '80's was the baddest decade of all time. it gave all it had & nothin' kept with it. oh those good ole days will never ever come back.

that's it.

Nick on April 10, 2019:

where's its my life and wanted dead or alive by Bon Jovi? still I agree with most of your choices

Limp Noodle on April 01, 2019:

I can't believe Beds Are Burning isn't on this list.

Dan on March 13, 2019:

"It's The End Of The World As We Know It" by REM was released in 1987 not 1980

Noodle on March 12, 2019:

thanks so much for making this list! but by any chance could you make one just like this one but 70s?

GOTCHA on February 22, 2019:

??????

No Fancy, Miko Mission, Divine, Lime, Erasure, Yazoo, Simply Red, Thompson Twins, Yello, Billy Idol, Jennifer Rush, Tina Turner.......

aytu on January 08, 2019:

COMMENTS HAVE THE BEST SONGS IGNORE LIST :)

Marc on December 19, 2018:

Africa by TOTO and The heat of the moment by Asia

im offended on November 29, 2018:

WHERES AFRICA BY TOTO

jessie vaquez on November 26, 2018:

I did not see any songs by queen

CSL (CrazySharkLady) on November 13, 2018:

I am only 12 years old, but the 60s - 90s music is my favorite kind of music. Through those 40 years, the 80s years were my favorite. Also, the song "Janie Has A Gun" by Aerosmith, I love it! My name is Janie also so yeah. And I know the song is about her dad doing something to her but I do love the song. Thank you for making this list!

Just Some Dude on November 10, 2018:

I have never been a big fan of Madonna, but that woman was huge, in the 1980's. She had a string of the biggest hits that still get a lot of airplay, and only one is in this list? This list is worthless.

Ansuman Mondal on September 28, 2018:

There should the song in this list.

That is,'A different corner 'by George Michael

Sylvia Kaufman on September 24, 2018:

Why isn’t dead mans party on here?!

שמעון כאפה on September 17, 2018:

are you guys nuts?!?!?!

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

Witschge on August 16, 2018:

Papa don't preach et holiday MADONNA !!!

Dustin on August 10, 2018:

Lol everyone is mad their favourite songs aren't on here. Do you realize how hard it is to narrow down an era of music to just 100 songs?

Argyjr on July 31, 2018:

No Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me)?! Seriously?? Erroneous.

Bryoney on July 03, 2018:

To mumy Bryoney ruby stve and priec and Carla priec and Tina priec

Priec and and Hary heeln toy tom Vivey bev Liam ney Thomas oilex ailex

You oilex ailex meilex ruby stve mumy bryoney Shomas louke louse

cant tell meh name on June 30, 2018:

add eye of the tiger and MORE MICHAEL JACKSON

kfk31 on June 27, 2018:

that god awful song jack and diane is the worst song ever recorded, no matter what era.... are you kidding me! have you every listened to it

??? on June 26, 2018:

Need more michael

Jackson!,!,,!

David achee on June 13, 2018:

No "Don't You"? One of the Best songs of OUR generation.

something on March 13, 2018:

I agree with chris. We need some huey lewis, and outfield in there. Especially David Bowie

Airo on January 30, 2018:

Can't believe What a feeling (Irene Cara) is missing when it's being played at least 5 times a day in VH1Classic... certainly, your list needs a profuse revision! Neverthless, thanks for sharing it. There are great songs that I will add in my 1000 top 80s!

chris on January 09, 2018:

No Huey Lewis, The Outfield, murray head, Dire Straight, Richard Marx, phil Collins-no jackets required album, David Bowie. Were the creators of this list even there.

CLJ on January 05, 2018:

I love these songs so much. My dad grew up in the 70’s and 80’s so he pasted on so many movies and amazing songs! Sometimes I feel self out at school because when I talk about my favorite songs, no one knows what I’m talking about!

Geri on November 13, 2017:

What a memory lane! What fantastic songs. The fact that people comment on songs or artists missing from this list just shows how much great music we had in the 80's!

K.M on November 08, 2017:

Totally agree Mary!! The best!!!!

mary on November 07, 2017:

The best time of my life was 70's and 80's wish that I could go back in time. something that I can't forget!!!

Gab on September 24, 2017:

Owner of a Lonely Heart by YES ???? Where is that song

Petro.botha@mweb.co.za on August 27, 2017:

I loved the programme loved the music never thought killer by Michael Jackson was no. 1 song of 80,s. Where did this list come from

Miguel on August 26, 2017:

I'd add...

I've Been Waiting - Foreigner

Object of My Desire - Starpoint

Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Shout-Tears for Fears

Human - Human League

Maniac - Michael Sembello

Dammit. Ima make my own list. Lol

Konig dave on August 23, 2017:

Bon jovi

Pablo NJ on August 05, 2017:

I loved the music of the Cars surprised not one song. Unforgiveable to leave off this list were Dire Straits - Money for Nothing and Material Girl by Madonna. For chrissake, I heard four radio stations in LA playing Material Girl at the same time. Oh well, no one's perfect.

JP on July 12, 2017:

Maybe everyone complaining about the list should put one together themselves and then we can all criticise that list. Everyone that is criticising should go and find another list that makes you happy,I am sure there is someone else who thinks exactly the way you do and then you can all agree together that you are right. It's so easy to be a critic, it doesn't take much creativity at all. What a bore you supiorior music prats are. You are like a bunch of 3 year olds, and all you have to offer is a tantrum. Grow up. Yes, there are hundreds of omissions, but don't take it all so seriously, it's not life and death, it's just a silly music list.

me on July 03, 2017:

Ever heard of this underground sensation "MICHAEL JACKSON"

YOU SUCK!!!!

Mom on June 04, 2017:

Great songs

Sydney on May 29, 2017:

I loved all the choices! Could have maybe included "Africa" by Toto though....

bob on May 16, 2017:

who made this list? where is EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD BY TEARS FOR FEARS. THAT SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE. AND CARELESS WHISPER?

Judith Williamson on May 03, 2017:

Does anyone know who sang the song with lyrics you send shrivers up and down my spine?

kyle G on April 25, 2017:

I love the 80's back when i was young

Woe on April 17, 2017:

Africa by TOTO

tomas gonzalez on April 11, 2017:

why is there only one queen song!

dont stop me now

we are the champions

killer queen

somebody to love

another one bites the dust

Sharon Buck on March 25, 2017:

Would like to buy this collection

Donald Williams on March 15, 2017:

Karma Chameleon not in your top 100?

jam b on February 20, 2017:

only the young.. Journey

MARK on January 19, 2017:

What an awful list! "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock,

"Word Up!" by Cameo, "Tempted" by Squeeze? Theres about 20 small hits on here, and another 30 that were top 10, so 50 that need replaced by other massive hits. Where's Whats Love Gotta Do With It, Physical, Careless Whisper, We Are The World, On My Own, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Endless Love, heck even Father Figure, Papa Dont Preach, Toy Soldiers, and True Colors belong on here over 50 of these! Ugh... PS If you like hard rock a great album from the 80s is Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche (they did Silent Lucidity).

David Perrins on January 10, 2017:

This list is terrible

mylie kinogue on January 01, 2017:

1 we are the world 2 do they know it's x-mas. richard marx.cars,nik kershaw,howard jones,bryan adams,fleetwood mac,

michael jackson , prince , madonna , cyndi lauper,billy idol, eurythmics,erasure,duran,inxs,phil collins,whitney houston,split enz,crowded house, cure the smiths.

Aubrey Williams on December 30, 2016:

OK. Who created this list? Where is Don Henley, Depeche Mode...I mean I could go on?

Wut on November 15, 2016:

Where is another one bites the dust?

Austin on October 12, 2016:

Where's Purple Rain??? Easily a top 5 song. Great lyrics, great emotion, and an outstanding guitar solo. My opinion Purple Rain is the greatest song ever

Paul on October 05, 2016:

where in the world is "Bad Name" by Bon Jovi! It was certainly a super hit of the 80's

George Morris on July 09, 2016:

Tossed it onto Spotify here - https://open.spotify.com/user/georgehm3/playlist/6...

Christopher from Northridge, CA on November 20, 2015:

There were some good songs on this list, but I'm a bit disappointed with #1. I've never been much of a Bon Jovi fan; there's a lot of better music, especially from the 80s.

nooty on April 02, 2015:

Not a sign of Kate Bush, what a disgrace.

jon_yarbrough@yahoo.com on March 30, 2015:

Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night?

Glenn Frye - Smuggler's Blues?

Don Henley - Dirty Laundry?

John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road?

Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz?

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly?

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust?

The Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight?

Blondie - Heart Of Glass?

Blondie - The Tide Is High?

Kenny Loggins - I'm All Right?

Elton John - I'm Still Standing?

Prince - Purple Rain?

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Crimson And Clover?

I could go on, but I'm just getting madder. Lol. Who made this list, Justin Bieber?

Who dat on January 18, 2015:

I thought it was a good list :)

Kim Warwick on November 25, 2014:

What happened to Japan they got to #1 with ghost ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ David Sylvian and Adam & the ants ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Them too

who on June 16, 2014:

maria magdalena?

To AT on April 30, 2014:

No? Stones was 60s and 90s not very much 80s

At on March 24, 2014:

Rolling Stones 'Start Me Up' easily in the top 20.

sweg on March 20, 2014:

i luh it

So Much on February 28, 2014:

So do Madonna, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard and many more!

sage on February 28, 2014:

Michael Jackson so desreves more spots on this!

Wabadabaooo on February 24, 2014:

Chrisphils i just wanna remind you about that Be Gees was grat during the 80s. But its a crime that Bryan Adams and Dire Straits is missing

Everything But That on February 08, 2014:

Well Clarebear im 14 too. I Dont have a problem with this list but come on Final Countdown should really be here. You Got To Agree With that. Also a bit more U2, MJ, Bon Jovi, Van Halen and Def Leppard would be nice

clarebear on February 07, 2014:

I like the list because I think it has all of the best songs, I mean sure there are some good songs missing but honestly these were basesd on votes so if you wanted your song you shoulda voted, and if you didnt then I suggest that you shut yourself right up.

also dont complain because when people that like the lists look at your comments they will start to say bad things about everyone elses comments so you might just be starting something that would have never happened just with your foolish comment.

I my self may be starting something with all of the haters but i just wanted to say what I thought. And I for one just love all of these songs especially with all the 2013 crud. And I am 14 and that is sayting a lot.

chrisphils26 on February 02, 2014:

There are a lot of obvious omissions from this list, but there is no way that Money For Nothing is not on this list, that's ridiculous. Also, no songs by Huey Lewis, Bee Gees, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Toto(Africa), Don Henley (Boys of Summer). Hold Me Now by the Thompson Twins and some other songs probably deserved to make this list over some of the songs on here too.

Ellio on February 02, 2014:

Oj dra mig baklänges va många kommentarer.

Something on January 09, 2014:

Well Stop Complaining But I Got To Agree that some songs misses like:

Final Countdown - Europe

Free Fallin - Tom Petty

Why Cant This Be Love - Van Halen

Is This Love? - Whitesnake

Andrew Winters on August 27, 2013:

No "Blister in the Sun"???? Come on!!

Roberto on August 04, 2013:

Donde està toto?definitivamente deberìan estar en esta lista,no solo por sus èxitos comerciales y esto va para todo mundo y màs para todos los fans,ya que si escuchan todos sus discos se daràn cuenta que tienen muy buenas canciones y como dato adicional les digo que nada màs ni nada menos que el disco màs vendido del "pop" de todos los tiempos que fuè "thriller" by MJ pràcticamente ellos lo hicieron,nada màs para que se den una idea de lo que estamos hablando.Por eso son considerados como "mounstros del rock".

Brandon on July 27, 2013:

Someones has clearly never heard of Metal. Also the 80's were probably the best decade for metal aswell, with albums like Bonded by Blood, Reign in Blood, Screaming for Vengeance, Master of Puppets, The Number of the Beast, Ace of Spades, Peace Sells, Among the Living, The Legacy and PLENTY more. I could very easily make a list of 100 metal songs from the 80 's that are worthy of being on this list.

Ali Torabi from NY on July 21, 2013:

That's Great.Thank u.

Jim on June 13, 2013:

This list is horrendous

Adam on May 30, 2013:

I'm glad they left out Footloose. I hate that song.

Alex m on May 21, 2013:

Where is Toto-Africa?

tim on May 15, 2013:

where is tears for fears shout and everybody wants to rule the world?

Eduardo Ramón McGhaney from Jacksonville, Florida on May 11, 2013:

well at least only (1) Queen Song made this list, "Under Pressure," but there needs to be more Queen Songs like "Another One Bites The Dust," "Radio Gaga," and "One Vision," Freddie Mercury was the best in the early '80s.

None of your beeswax on May 10, 2013:

NOT ENOUGH QUEEN

WHERE WAS "I want it all" "A kind of magic" "Another one bites The dust" "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" "Radio Gaga" "Hammer to fall"

tacitinc on April 20, 2013:

This really brought back some memories lmao i hope ya don't mind if i backlinked from my personal blog http://tacit-inc.com :) love this!!

Eduardo Ramón McGhaney from Jacksonville, Florida on March 29, 2013:

Queen "Under Pressure" Song all the way WOW Yayyyyyy.

Andrei Octavian on March 22, 2013:

where's the police - every breath you take ?

Eduardo Ramón McGhaney from Jacksonville, Florida on March 10, 2013:

The only song I Love is Queen and David Bowie "Under Pressure" Song back in the 80's Freddie Mercury had a great Singing Voice.

Nick on February 28, 2013:

In class

Gonçalo on February 28, 2013:

Really bad this list...I think that the propose was to make like a comercial list of the 80's but even so... per example not considering any theme from The Smihs, Joy Division, Pogues, etc...and considering The New Kids on The Block....

Anonymous on February 19, 2013:

I don't see how "Livin' on a Prayer" is the best song...the number one song should've been a song by an Alternative band, not another teenybopper, Hair Metal band. No offense to Bon Jovi, though, because they aren't too bad. I was just sayin'.