The 100 most iconic songs of the ’80s (New Version)



1. Toto – Africa
2. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
3. Heart – Alone
4. Phil Collins – Another Day in Paradise
5. Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
6. Michael Jackson – Bad
7. Michael Jackson – Beat It
8. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
9. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
10. New Order – Blue Monday
11. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
12. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
13. George Michael – Careless Whisper
14. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
15. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
16. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
17. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
18. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
19. Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
20. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
21. Men At Work – Down Under
22. The Cars – Drive
23. The Bangles – Eternal Flame
24. The Police – Every Breath You Take
25. Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
26. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
27. Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
28. Irene Cara – Flashdance… What a Feeling
29. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
30. Alphaville – Forever Young
31. Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters
32. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
33. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth
34. Lionel Richie – Hello
35. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
36. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You
37. Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms
38. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
39. Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love Is
40. Pointer Sisters – I’m so Excited
41. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
42. Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin
43. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
44. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
45. Van Halen – Jump
46. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
47. Prince & the Revolution – Kiss
48. Madonna – La Isla Bonita
49. Wham! – Last Christmas
50. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
51. Madonna – Like a Prayer
52. Madonna – Like a Virgin
53. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
54. Pat Benatar – Love Is a Battlefield
55. Hall & Oates – Maneater
56. Michael Sembello – Maniac
57. The Bangles – Manic Monday
58. Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
59. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
60. Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
61. Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
62. Depeche Mode – People Are People
63. Olivia Newton-John – Physical
64. Prince & the Revolution – Purple Rain
65. Queen – Radio Ga Ga
66. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
67. Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
68. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
69. Laura Branigan – Self Control
70. Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
71. Tears for Fears – Shout
72. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
73. Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
74. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
75. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
76. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
77. Berlin – Take My Breath Away
78. A-ha – Take on Me
79. Don Henley – The Boys of Summer
80. Europe – The Final Countdown
81. Huey Lewis and the News – The Power of Love
82. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
83. Duran Duran – The Wild Boys
84. ABBA – The Winner Takes It All
85. Michael Jackson – Thriller
86. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
87. Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
88. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
89. Diana Ross – Upside Down
90. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
91. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
92. The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian
93. Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
94. USA for Africa – We Are the World
95. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
96. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to Do With It
97. Prince – When Doves Cry
98. U2 – With or Without You
99. Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
100. Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)

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  1. This is the 3rd time that I had to upload the video, as it got blocked for copyright infringement twice over the last 16 months. Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5uTfhE39TbNfswBCBZCNn5?si=54ZCH142RfeTrqAb_f32Cg

  2. Where's Hungry Like the Wolf? That's the only glaring exception I see besides a lot of alternative stuff.

  3. The 80s were the best time of my life!

  4. Basically no matter the quality of the song if it was from the 80s you must be sure that it was a fffing classic. It was like a blessing.

  5. I think The GO GO's is also a classic girl band

  6. Kaja googooのスカンクヘア~に笑える😁

  7. Me gusta mucho la música de los 80sme relaja y me siento muy bien gracias

  8. Is it weird that i was listening to a song called boys dont cry, then after that there was a band called boys dont cry?

  9. michael jackson the king of pop and 80s

  10. Artist: MJ
    Song: Never Gonna Give You Up

  11. I really love it but some important songs are missing. "Wind of change" by Scorpions, Suptertramp is missing (Don't leave me now, My kind of lady), Falco is present but not with "Jeanny" which is his masterpiece. What about Barclay James Harvest, The Alan Parson's Project, Culture Club? And there also were some great German productions, maybe not that important on international level: Ideal with "Blaue Augen", BAP with "verdamp lang her", "Faust auf Faust" by Klaus Lage…

  12. Today's music just sucks. No one even knows who these crap artist are. Not even worth it. No one is going to be crying in 30 years missing their 2020 jams!
    Give me my 80s back!!

  13. when the American rap rise at late 90s, I stop hearing the western song

  14. Nothing from Back In Black the #2 best selling album ever. Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long should have been in there.

  15. Pensar que en unos 20 años los niños dirán: papá, era mejor la música de mis abuelitos que las porquerías que escuchabas tú.

  16. What would the 80's have been like without phil collins or Michael Jackson loved them both….

  17. Crazy how every video like this never includes gangstas paradise

  18. Faltou The cure, Eco in the bunnyman, Yes, Nina HAGEN

  19. The fact I was born in the last 2000s yet I can name far more 80s song then post 2000s shows just how great of a decade the 80s was for music

  20. Well I guess everyone here got rick rolled 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  21. The 80's music will never die 👊👊

  22. hold the line -toto and Its perfect

  23. I was born in 1997 but thank to my dad (he keep repeat 70s, 80s and 90s song everyday) i know almost all song in this video

  24. papa don't preach is such a fantastic song!

  25. 9:49 Shes walking on a cloudy day lmao

  26. The police were amazying band

  27. I suspect this whole video was made to Rick roll us

  28. Where is moderntalking, c-c catch, sandra, Samantha fox, milli vanili, bros, communards….

  29. Just spent a few hours back in the 80’s. You’re a rockstar Random Guy!! Thanks for the carry back to such an amazing time to discover yourself. 🥰

  30. Almost an 20% of this is passed… 🙁

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