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Best 80s Songs

Let's take it back to the 80s. Not only was the fashion memorable, the music was too. Whether it was soft rock, synth-pop, hard rock, glam metal, hip hop, or R&B, the 80s delivered.

So, let's do it, put on your 80s best and listen through just 25 standout songs from the decade.

"Rhythm Nation" - Janet Jackson (1989)

"Love Shack" - The B-52's (1989)

"Like a Prayer" - Madonna (1989)

"Just a Friend" - Biz Markie (1989)

"Fight the Power" - Public Enemy (1989)

"Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses (1988)

"Never Gonna Give You Up" - Rick Astley (1987)

"Just Like Heaven" - The Cure (1987)

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - Whitney Houston (1987)

"Livin' On a Prayer" - Bon Jovi (1986)

"Higher Love" - Steve Winwood (1986)

"Take On Me" - A-ha (1985)

"Don’t You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds (1985)

"What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner (1984)

"Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper (1984)

"Purple Rain" - Prince (1984)

"Footloose" - Kenny Loggins (1984)

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - Michael Jackson (1983)

"All Night Long (All Night)" - Lionel Richie (1983)

"Sexual Healing" - Marvin Gaye (1982)

"Come On Eileen" - Dexys Midnight Runners (1982)

"You Make My Dreams" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1981)

"Tainted Love" - Soft Cell (1981)

"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey (1981)

"9 To 5" - Dolly Parton (1980)

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