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List Rules Best musicians who were active in the 1980s, judged on the quality of their '80s projects.

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Van Halen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Police is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s
Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop