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Best Songs Of The 80s

The greatest 80's hits which created climate of these years. U2, Queen, Madonna, The Smiths and much more you could forget.

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Snippets of various popular '80s songs.

25 Best '80s Songs - The Boombox

The ’80s were an excellent time for hip-hop and R&B. Disco was dead, paving the way for more dance-infused rhythm and blues, while rap music was getting its sea legs. Sure, the ’80s were an experimental era, but it’s one that’s echoed throughout music. Today we still feel that influence in current artists, along with rap producers constantly sampling music from that era.

A Collection of Top Songs Lists From the ' 80s - ' 80s Music

An effort to count down the best and most memorable songs of the '80s can certainly begin with a short list of tunes covering the entire decade, but in order even to approach doing this chore justice it's necessary - at the very least - to break down the decade's songs by year. Here's an attempt to suss out the best the '80s had to offer musically, but of course it's just a start.

Hot 100: Top 20 1980s Hits | Billboard

In the '80s, disco's popularity decreased, and the top 20 Hot 100 hits present a more complicated picture than it did a decade before. Not that disco completely disappeared: Diana Ross's "Upside Down," produced with the help of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards from Chic, was a top hit, as was Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," which remains a floor-filler to this day. Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" showed another white rock band going disco with great success.

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