VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s

Updated on April 20, 2016

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)

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      johannes staaf 

      8 weeks ago

      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

      TO

      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

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      Roy Rogovy 

      2 months ago

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

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      will 

      2 months ago

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

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      Louise Blainey 

      3 months ago

      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???

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      Louise 

      3 months ago

      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??

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      omdemelo 

      3 months ago

      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.

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      Stephen 

      4 months ago

      Not even ONE Bryan Adams... Seriously?

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      Queen Fan 4691 

      6 months ago

      Where is fricking Queen?

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      vijay m trivedi 

      6 months ago

      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.

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      Nick 

      6 months ago

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

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      Limp Noodle 

      6 months ago

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

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      Dan 

      7 months ago

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

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      Noodle 

      7 months ago

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

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      GOTCHA 

      7 months ago

      ??????

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

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      aytu 

      9 months ago

      COMMENTS HAVE THE BEST SONGS IGNORE LIST :)

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      Marc 

      10 months ago

      Africa by TOTO and The heat of the moment by Asia

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      im offended 

      10 months ago

      WHERES AFRICA BY TOTO

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      jessie vaquez 

      10 months ago

      I did not see any songs by queen

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      CSL (CrazySharkLady) 

      11 months ago

      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!

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      Just Some Dude 

      11 months ago

      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.

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      Ansuman Mondal 

      12 months ago

      There should the song in this list.

      That is,'A different corner 'by George Michael

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      Sylvia Kaufman 

      12 months ago

      Why isn’t dead mans party on here?!

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      שמעון כאפה 

      13 months ago

      are you guys nuts?!?!?!

      Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

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      Witschge 

      14 months ago

      Papa don't preach et holiday MADONNA !!!

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      Dustin 

      14 months ago

      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?

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      Argyjr 

      14 months ago

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

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      Bryoney 

      15 months ago

      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

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      cant tell meh name 

      15 months ago

      add eye of the tiger and MORE MICHAEL JACKSON

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      kfk31 

      15 months ago

      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

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      ??? 

      15 months ago

      Need more michael

      Jackson!,!,,!

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      David achee 

      16 months ago

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

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      something 

      19 months ago

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

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      Airo 

      20 months ago

      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!

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      chris 

      21 months ago

      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.

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      CLJ 

      21 months ago

      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!

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      Geri 

      23 months ago

      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!

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      K.M 

      23 months ago

      Totally agree Mary!! The best!!!!

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      mary 

      23 months ago

      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!!!

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      Gab 

      2 years ago

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

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      Petro.botha@mweb.co.za 

      2 years ago

      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

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      Miguel 

      2 years ago

      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

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      Konig dave 

      2 years ago

      Bon jovi

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      Pablo NJ 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      JP 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      me 

      2 years ago

      Ever heard of this underground sensation "MICHAEL JACKSON"

      YOU SUCK!!!!

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      Mom 

      2 years ago

      Great songs

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      Sydney 

      2 years ago

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

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      bob 

      2 years ago

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

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      Judith Williamson 

      2 years ago

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

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      kyle G 

      2 years ago

      I love the 80's back when i was young

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      Woe 

      2 years ago

      Africa by TOTO

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      tomas gonzalez 

      2 years ago

      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

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      Sharon Buck 

      2 years ago

      Would like to buy this collection

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      Donald Williams 

      2 years ago

      Karma Chameleon not in your top 100?

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      jam b 

      2 years ago

      only the young.. Journey

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      MARK 

      2 years ago

      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).

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      David Perrins 

      2 years ago

      This list is terrible

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      mylie kinogue 

      2 years ago

      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.

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      Aubrey Williams 

      2 years ago

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

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      Wut 

      2 years ago

      Where is another one bites the dust?

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      Austin 

      3 years ago

      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

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      Paul 

      3 years ago

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

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      George Morris 

      3 years ago

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      Christopher 

      3 years ago from Northridge, CA

      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.

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      nooty 

      4 years ago

      Not a sign of Kate Bush, what a disgrace.

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      jon_yarbrough@yahoo.com 

      4 years ago

      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?

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      Who dat 

      4 years ago

      I thought it was a good list :)

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      Kim Warwick 

      4 years ago

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

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      who 

      5 years ago

      maria magdalena?

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      To AT 

      5 years ago

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

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      At 

      5 years ago

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

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      sweg 

      5 years ago

      i luh it

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      So Much 

      5 years ago

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

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      sage 

      5 years ago

      Michael Jackson so desreves more spots on this!

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      Wabadabaooo 

      5 years ago

      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

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      Everything But That 

      5 years ago

      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

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      clarebear 

      5 years ago

      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.

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      chrisphils26 

      5 years ago

      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.

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      Ellio 

      5 years ago

      Oj dra mig baklänges va många kommentarer.

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      Something 

      5 years ago

      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

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      Andrew Winters 

      6 years ago

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

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      Roberto 

      6 years ago

      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".

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      Brandon 

      6 years ago

      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.

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      Ali Torabi 

      6 years ago from NY

      That's Great.Thank u.

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      Jim 

      6 years ago

      This list is horrendous

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      Adam 

      6 years ago

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

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      Alex m 

      6 years ago

      Where is Toto-Africa?

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      tim 

      6 years ago

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

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      Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

      6 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      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.

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      None of your beeswax 

      6 years ago

      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"

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      tacitinc 

      6 years ago

      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!!

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      Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

      6 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

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

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      Andrei Octavian 

      6 years ago

      where's the police - every breath you take ?

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      Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

      6 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      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.

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      Nick 

      6 years ago

      In class

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      Gonçalo 

      6 years ago

      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....

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      Anonymous 

      6 years ago

      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'.

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      marc 

      6 years ago

      cyndi lauper time after time

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      paul g 

      6 years ago

      Hey , there are alot of artist not even said here!.. where is taylor dayne, cutting crew, platinum blonde, loverboy, great canadian group haywire, . also these bands!, , huey lewis & the news, the cars, But in all seriousness this list seems not to bad!!... but Top 3 songs for me would be no.3 " jump - van halen! reason david lee roth was awesome in this video!.. and it was a great song period!. NO.2 THE REFLEX " DURAN DURAN" .. reason that song was freakin the bomb in 84!!!! it peaked at number 1 on billboards!.. it was too me one one the best on stage video's ever made!!!!!. NO. 1 THRILLER!! DON''T EVEN NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY!!!! IT JUST WAS !. THANKS SO MUCH!

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      ur mom 

      6 years ago

      NO PETER GABRIEL ? DISGRACE! :o

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