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Top Songs of the 80s

Scholasticus K Sep 29, 2018
The 1980s was a very good period for music due to the fact that many artists and rock bands introduced the world to new musical concepts and several hit songs. Here is a list of some of the top songs of the 80s, which will give you a peek at the music scene prevalent during that decade.
The 1980s can be essentially said to be the peak point of rock music. Numerous new music genres were introduced, and music became more progressive in nature with bands, like King Crimson and Dream Theater churning out more and more complex compositions.
On the side of softer psychedelic music, Pink Floyd started putting together thrilling musical melodies. Towards the end of the decade, shred culture and double bass power came into being, and many of the songs of the 80s and 90s are based upon the skillful use of instruments.
Pop artists, such as Madonna and Michel Jackson played highly instrumental roles in influencing the sphere of music. Pop artists of that decade were successful in introducing many different entertainment styles, such as on stage dance, use of electronic instruments, and synthesizing of music.
Better sound systems, technological advancements, and large-sized audience promoted the artists to better their performance.

List of the Top Songs of the 80s

▪ Jump (Van Halen)
▪ White Wedding (Billy Idol)
▪ Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)
▪ One (Metallica)
▪ Like a Virgin (Madonna)
▪ Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
▪ Call Me (Blondie)
▪ Born in the U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen)
▪ Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N' Roses)
▪ You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
▪ Limelight (Rush)
▪ Breaking the Silence (Queensryche)
▪ 2 Minutes to Midnight (Iron Maiden)
▪ Crazy Babies (Ozzy Osbourne)
▪ Master of Puppets (Metallica)
▪ Rock the Night (Europe)
▪ In Too Deep (Genesis)
▪ In God's Country (U2)
▪ The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
▪ Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
▪ I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues (Elton John)
▪ Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N Roses)
▪ Breaking the Law (Judas Priest)
▪ Redemption Song (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
▪ Back in Black (AC/DC)
▪ The Final Countdown (Europe)
▪ Armageddon It (Def Leppard)
▪ Dr. Feelgood (Motley Crue)
▪ I'll Be You (The Replacements)
▪ Can't Get There From Here (R.E.M.)
▪ Master of Puppets (Metallica)
▪ Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)
▪ I Can't Explain (The Scorpions)
▪ The Attitude Song (Steve Vai)
▪ Surfing with the Alien (Joe Satriani)
▪ Satch Boogie (Joe Satriani)
▪ Every Time Two Fools Collide (Jan Dyer and Jeff Tweel)
▪ Paradise City (Guns N' Roses)
▪ I Love Rock N' Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
▪ Say You, Say Me (Lionel Richie)
▪ Look Away (Chicago)
▪ C'est La Vie (Robbie Nevil)
▪ Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
▪ Every Breath You Take (Sting/The Police)
▪ Coming Up (Paul McCartney)
▪ Don't Get Me Wrong (Pretenders)
▪ Coward Of The County (Kenny Rogers)
▪ When Doves Cry (Prince & The Revolution)
▪ Top Gun Anthem (Steve Stevens)
▪ Wasted on the Way (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
There are several other epic albums that were released by prominent artists such as Pink Floyd and Metallica. The songs were divided into categories of Pop, Rock, and Metal. The specificity of the music of this era is that the music genres developed simultaneously, and eventually gave rise to a compositions that were merged with two different genres.
For example, the world-famous Top Gun anthem was a merger of Pop and Rock compositions.