The Greatest Albums of the '80s Albums

The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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The greatest albums of the 1980s are being counted down on this list of classic albums. In a decade filled with synth beats, new wave, and neon colors, we chart the most impactful albums of the decade. This is an open list for true '80s fans to expand on.
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    Thriller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #50 on the original list
    Thriller Michael Jackson

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    Master of Puppets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #7 on the original list & added by Uber
    Master of Puppets Metallica

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    1984 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #11 on the original list
    1984 Van Halen

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    Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #3 on the original list
    Back in Black AC/DC

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    The Number of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #5 on the original list & added by Uber
    The Number of the Beast Iron Maiden

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    Whitney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Whitney Whitney Houston

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    Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Whitney Houston Whitney Houston

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    Like a Virgin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Like a Virgin Madonna

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    Control is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Control Janet Jackson

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    Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson

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    The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    The Smiths The Smiths

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    Graceland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Graceland Paul Simon Paul Simon

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    Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Album Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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    Like a Prayer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Like a Prayer Madonna

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    London Calling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    London Calling The Clash

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    Synchronicity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #12 on the original list
    Synchronicity The Police

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    Pyromania is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Pyromania Def Leppard

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    1987 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Whitesnake

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    Rio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Rio Duran Duran

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    Heaven and Hell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #6 on the original list & added by Uber
    Heaven and Hell Black Sabbath

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    Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman

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    So is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    So Peter Gabriel

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    I Love Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    I Love Rock 'n' Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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    Born in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen

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    Tattoo You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #17 on the original list
    Tattoo You The Rolling Stones

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    Daydream Nation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Daydream Nation Sonic Youth

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    Ghost in the Machine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #15 on the original list & added by Uber
    Ghost in the Machine The Police

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    No image

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    The Very Best of Stan Freberg

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    In Step is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    In Step Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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    Tunnel of Love is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Tunnel of Love Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

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    Brothers in Arms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #14 on the original list & added by willyboymcoy
    Brothers in Arms Dire Straits

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    Glass Houses is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Glass Houses Billy Joel Billy Joel

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    Toto IV is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Toto IV Toto

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    Cloud Nine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Cloud Nine George Harrison

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    Making Movies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Making Movies Dire Straits Dire Straits

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    The Joshua Tree is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #8 on the original list
    The Joshua Tree U2

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    Murmur is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Murmur R.E.M.

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    Remain in Light is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Remain in Light Talking Heads

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    She's So Unusual is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #49 on the original list
    She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper

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    Kill 'Em All is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    #22 on the original list
    Kill 'Em All Metallica

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    1999 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    1999 Prince

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    Appetite for Destruction is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses

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    Sign 'O' the Times is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Sign 'O' the Times Prince

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    Pump is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Pump Aerosmith

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    Bad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    Bad Michael Jackson

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    Raw Like Sushi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Raw Like Sushi Neneh Cherry

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    Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Billy Idol

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    Radio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

    LL Cool J

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    Permanent Vacation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Albums of the '80s

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    Permanent Vacation Aerosmith

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