TOP 100 BANDS OF THE ’80s


1. ABBA
2. ABC
3. AC/DC
4. Aerosmith
5. A-ha
6. Air Supply
7. The Alan Parsons Project
8. Alphaville
9. Bananarama
10. The Bangles
11. Bee Gees
12. Blondie
13. Bon Jovi
14. Bronski Beat
15. The Cars
16. Chicago
17. The Clash
18. Cock Robin
19. The Commodores
20. Crowded House
21. Culture Club
22. The Cure
23. Cutting Crew
24. Dead or Alive
25. DeBarge
26. Def Leppard
27. Depeche Mode
28. Dire Straits
29. Duran Duran
30. Electric Light Orchestra
31. Erasure
32. Europe
33. Eurythmics
34. Fine Young Cannibals
35. Fleetwood Mac
36. A Flock of Seagulls
37. Foreigner
38. Frankie Goes to Hollywood
39. The J. Geils Band
40. Genesis
41. The Go-Go’s
42. Guns N Roses
43. Hall & Oates
44. Heart
45. The Hooters
46. The Human League
47. Icehouse
48. INXS
49. Journey
50. Kajagoogoo
51. Kool & the Gang
52. Level 42
53. Huey Lewis and the News
54. Madness
55. Mel & Kim
56. Men at Work
57. Miami Sound Machine
58. Mike & the Mechanics
59. Modern Talking
60. Mr. Mister
61. New Order
62. New Kids on the Block
63. OMD
64. The Outfield
65. Pet Shop Boys
66. The Pointer Sisters
67. The Police
68. The Pretenders
69. Queen
70. REM
71. REO Speedwagon
72. The Rolling Stones
73. Roxette
74. Roxy Music
75. Rush
76. Sade
77. Scorpions
78. Simple Minds
79. Simply Red
80. Soft Cell
81. Spandau Ballet
82. Starship
83. Status Quo
84. Stray Cats
85. Styx
86. Survivor
87. Talk Talk
88. Talking Heads
89. Tears for Fears
90. Thompson Twins
91. Toto
92. U2
93. UB40
94. Ultravox
95. Van Halen
96. Wang Chung
97. Wham!
98. Whitesnake
99. Yazoo
100. ZZ Top

Based on worldwide chart performance and cultural impact.
Song snippets are kept short due to copyright reasons.

Song titles:
1. The Winner Takes It All
2. The Look of Love
3. You Shook Me All Night Long
4. Dude Looks Like a Lady
5. Take on Me
6. Making Love Out of Nothing at all
7. Eye in the Sky
8. Forever Young
9. Cruel Summer
10. Manic Monday
11. You Win Again
12. Call Me
13. Livin’ on a Prayer
14. Smalltown Boy
15. Drive
16. Hard to Say I’m Sorry
17. Rock the Casbah
18. The Promise You Made
19. Nightshift
20. Don’t Dream It’s Over
21. Karma Chameleon
22. Lovesong
23. (I Just) Died in Your Arms
24. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
25. The Rhythm of the Night
26. Love Bites
27. People Are People
28. Brothers in Arms
29. View to a Kill
30. Hold on Tight
31. A Little Respect
32. The Final Countdown
33. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
34. She Drives Me Crazy
35. Little Lies
36. I Ran So Far Away
37. I Want to Know What Love Is
38. Relax
39. Centerfold
40. Land of Confusion
41. We Got the Beat
42. Sweet Child O’ Mine
43. Maneater
44. Alone
45. Don’t You Want Me
46. Crazy
47. Need You Tonight
48. Don’t Stop Believin’
49. Too Shy
50. Cherish
51. Johnny B
52. Something About You
53. Stuck with You
54. Our House
55. Respectable
56. Down Under
57. Bad Boys
58. Silent Running
59. You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul
60. Broken Wings
61. Blue Monday
62. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
63. Maid of Orleans
64. Your Love
65. West End Girls
66. I’m So Excited
67. Every Breath You Take
68. Don’t Get Me Wrong
69. Radio GaGa
70. The One I Love
71. Keep on Loving You
72. Start Me Up
73. The Look
74. Oh Yeah (On the Radio)
75. Tom Sawyer
76. Smooth Operator
77. Still Loving You
78. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
79. If You Don’t Know Me By Now
80. Tainted Love
81. True
82. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
83. In the Army Now
84. Stray Cat Strut
85. Mr. Roboto
86. Eye of the Tiger
87. It’s My Life
88. Road to Nowhere
89. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
90. Hold Me Now
91. Africa
92. With or Without You
93. Red Red Wine
94. Vienna
95. Jump
96. Everybody Have Fun Tonight
97. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
98. Here I Go Again
99. Don’t Go
100. Gimme All Your Lovin’

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