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I started to listen to the radio in the eighties (1983) i could listen 24 hours to all kind of radio stations in The Netherlands and Germany. I went home from school, locked myself up in my sleeping room and listening to pop music, I also was busy with recording songs on the cassette tape.... The first album that i bought was: Dire Straits - Love over Gold.....later followed: Modern Talking- The first album...etc...when you see the list, you see different kind of styles.....This list can be so much longer...with more different kind of music....because for me there is not only pop, rock, synth, disco, metal music...but reggae, classical, folk, gospel, country music i can also appreciate.....So, it is like Doug Pinnick (Kings X) said: MUSIC, MUSIC, I HEAR MUSIC, MUSIC OH LORD, MUSIC OVER MY HEAD.....

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Toto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Toto Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music

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Simple Minds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Simple Minds New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Alphaville Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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Asia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Asia Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock

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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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Europe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Foreigner Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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The Police is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best of the Eighties
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Modern Talking Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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The Alarm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best of the Eighties
The Alarm New Wave, Alternative rock

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best of the Eighties
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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A-ha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best of the Eighties
A-ha Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Genesis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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Falco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Falco Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Mr. Mister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Mr. Mister Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Synth rock

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The Hooters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best of the Eighties
The Hooters New Wave, Rock music, Roots rock

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Marillion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Marillion Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

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Yes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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Kansas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Kansas Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Adrian Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Adrian Vandenberg Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Golden Earring Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop

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Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Ultravox Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best of the Eighties
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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The Call is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best of the Eighties
The Call New Wave, Rock music

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Midge Ure is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Midge Ure Synthpop, New Wave, Soft rock

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Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Spandau Ballet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Spandau Ballet Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Whitecross is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Whitecross Heavy metal, Christian metal, Hard rock

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Runrig is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Runrig Celtic rock, Folk rock

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Big Country is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Big Country Celtic rock, New Wave, Rock music

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Herbert Grönemeyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best of the Eighties
Herbert Grönemeyer Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock