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Top Songs of the 1980s

Poll Results 2001 through July 1, 2003  (3762 votes)

 

1      ****  NUMBER ONE ****
 Billie Jean,
Michael Jackson
    
1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (7 weeks)
       CD/Album
2  Every Breath You Take, The Police
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (8 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
3  Like A Prayer, Madonna
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
4  Take On Me, A-Ha
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
5  Sweet Child 'O Mine, Guns N Roses
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
6  Like A Virgin, Madonna
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
7  We Are The World, USA For Africa
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
8  Beat It, Michael Jackson
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
9  Call Me, Blondie
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
10  With Or Without You, U2
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
11  Livin' On A Prayer, Bon Jovi
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
12  Careless Whisper, Wham! featuring George Michael
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
13  Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
14  Come On Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
15  Another Brick In The Wall Part II, Pink Floyd
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
16  Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
17  Thriller, Michael Jackson
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #4
       CD/Album
18  When Doves Cry, Prince
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (5 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
19  Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Bonnie Tyler
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
20  Another One Bites The Dust, Queen
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
21  I Love Rock & Roll, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (7 weeks)
       CD/Album
22  Rapture, Blondie
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
23  Bad, Michael Jackson
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
24  Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
       CD/Album
25  Jessie's Girl, Rick Springfield
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
26  Don't You Want Me, The Human League
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
27  Money For Nothing, Dire Straits
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
28  What's Love Got To Do With It, Tina Turner
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
29  I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
30  Jump, Van Halen
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (5 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
31  Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (9 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
32  Endless Love, Dianna Ross & Lionel Richie
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (9 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
33  Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
34  Faith, George Michael
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
35  Every Rose Has It's Thorn, Poison
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
36  We Built This City, Starship
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
37  Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
38  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #3 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
39  Physical, Olivia Newton-John
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (10 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
40  When I Think Of You, Janet Jackson
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
41  Down Under, Men At Work
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
42  Jack And Diane, John Couger
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
43  Rock With You, Michael Jackson
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
44  Flashdance...What A Feeling, Irene Cara
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
45  Lady, Kenny Rogers
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
46  Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Wham!
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
47  Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
48  Pour Some Sugar On Me, Def Leppard
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2
       CD/Album
49  Africa, Toto
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
50  Welcome To The Jungle, Guns N Roses
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #7
       CD/Album  |  MP3
51  Shout, Tears For Fears
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
52  Upside Down, Diana Ross
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
53  Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: did not chart
       CD/Album
54  Another Day In Paradise, Phil Collins
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
55  Footloose, Kenny Loggins
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
56  Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
57  Love Bites, Def Leppard
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
58  Here I Go Again, Whitesnake
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
59  Purple Rain, Prince
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2
       CD/Album  |  MP3
60  Material Girl, Madonna
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2 
       CD/Album  |  MP3
61  Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Phil Collins
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
62  Walk Like An Egyptian, The Bangles
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
63  Straight Up, Paula Abdul
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
64  Say You Say Me, Lionel Richie
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
65  Addicted To Love, Robert Palmer
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
66  Got My Mind Set On You, George Harrison
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
67  Centerfold, J. Geils Band
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (6 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
68  Right Here Waiting, Richard Marx
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
69  Tainted Love, Soft Cell
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2
       CD/Album  |  MP3
70  Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #7
       CD/Album
71  Woman In Love, Barbra Streisand
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
72  That's What Friends Are For, Dionne & Friends
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
73  How Soon Is Now?, The Smiths
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: did not chart
       CD/Album
74  Rock Me Amadeus, Falco
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album
75  Back In Black, AC/DC
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #37
       CD/Album  |  MP3
76  Funkytown, Lipps, Inc.
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
77  West End Girls, Pet Shop Boys
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
78  Private Eyes, Daryl Hall & John Oates
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
79  She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
80  Hungry Like The Wolf, Duran Duran
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #3
       CD/Album  |  MP3
81  Where The Streets Have No Name, U2
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #13
       CD/Album
82  Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Yes
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
83  Mickey, Toni Basil
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
84  St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion), John Parr
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
85  You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #35
       CD/Album
86  Kiss, Prince
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
87  (I Just) Died In Your Arms, Cutting Crew
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
88  Holiday, Madonna
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #16
       CD/Album  |  MP3
89  Magic, Olivia Newton-John
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
90  The Flame, Cheap Trick
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
91  White Wedding, Billy Idol
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #36
       CD/Album  |  MP3
92  Need You Tonight, INXS
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
93  Waiting For A Girl Like You, Foreigner
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2
       CD/Album  |  MP3
94  The Reflex, Duran Duran
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
95  Papa Don't Preach, Madonna
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
96  One, Metallica
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #35
       CD/Album  |  MP3
97  Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
98  Mr. Roboto, Styx
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #3
       CD/Album
99  (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
100  The Warrior, Scandal featuring Patty Smyth
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #7
       CD/Album
101  Keep On Loving You, REO Speedwagon
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
102  Listen To Your Heart, Roxette
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
103  Blue Monday, New Order
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #68
       CD/Album  |  MP3
104  Summer Of '69, Bryan Adams
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #5
       CD/Album
105  Islands In The Stream, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
106  Paradise City, Guns N' Roses
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #5
       CD/Album  |  MP3
107  Crazy For You, Madonna
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
108  Stone Cold, Rainbow
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #40
       CD/Album  |  MP3
109  How Will I Know, Whitney Houston
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
110  Roll With It, Steve Winwood
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
111  In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #19
       CD/Album  |  MP3
112  I Wanna Be Sedated, The Ramones
     Billboard Hot 100 Peak: did not chart
       CD/Album  |  MP3
113  La Isla Bonita, Madonna
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #4
       CD/Album  |  MP3
114  The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
115  I Ran (So Far Away), A Flock Of Seagulls
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #9
       CD/Album  |  MP3
116  Jeopardy, Greg Kihn Band
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
117  Into The Groove, Madonna
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: did not chart
       CD/Album  |  MP3
118  Say It Isn't So, Daryl Hall & John Oates
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
119  Dancing In The Dark, Bruce Springsteen
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
120  Always, Atlantic Starr
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
121  Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Journey
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #8
       CD/Album
122  Foolish Beat, Debbie Gibson
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
123  Celebration, Kool & The Gang
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
124  Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
125  Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson
     1988 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
126  Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
127  9 To 5, Dolly Parton
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
128  The Way It Is, Bruce Hornsby & The Range
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album
129  Glory Of Love, Peter Cetera
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
130  You Give Love A Bad Name, Bon Jovi
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
131  The Tide Is High, Blondie
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
132  Maneater, Daryl Hall & John Oates
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (4 weeks)
       CD/Album
133  Angel Of The Morning, Juice Newton
     1981 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #4
       CD/Album  |  MP3
134  It's The End Of The World As We Know It, R.E.M.
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: did not chart
       CD/Album  |  MP3
135  Always Something There To Remind Me, Naked Eyes
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #8
       CD/Album  |  MP3
136  Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Belinda Carlisle
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
137  Express Yourself, Madonna
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2
       CD/Album  |  MP3
138  Give It Up, KC
     1984 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #18
       CD/Album  |  MP3
139  Gloria, Laura Branigan
     1982 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #2 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
140  Rock The Casbah, The Clash
     1983 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #8
       CD/Album
141  Born In The U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen
     1985 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #9
       CD/Album
142  I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Whitney Houston
     1987 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (2 weeks)
       CD/Album
143  Brass In Pocket (I'm Special), The Pretenders
     1980 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #14
       CD/Album  |  MP3
144  Lost In Your Eyes, Debbie Gibson
     1989 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (3 weeks)
       CD/Album  |  MP3
145  Take My Breath Away, Berlin
     1986 Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #1 (1 week)
       CD/Album  |  MP3

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