80s Music The Best '80s Songs With Saxophones  

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Is there anything better than an '80s song with saxophone? For this list let's rank the best saxophone songs of the '80s, from smooth jazz hits to pop singles.

Remember the 1984 hit "Smooth Operator" by Sade? The lyrics tell the story of a slick, jet-setting man who may or may not be a pimp. What about "Who Can It Be Now" by Australian rockers Men at Work? The origin to the lyrics are actually slightly frightening, as lead singer Colin Hay used to live next door to a drug dealer whose clients would often knock on Hay's door by mistake. Another great '80s sax song is of course "Careless Whisper" by George Michael, where the saxophone is literally the best part of the track.

What's your favorite song from the 1980s that features a saxophone part? Vote up your favorites below, and add your favorite saxy songs to the list if they're not already here! 

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George Michael, WHAM!
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Smooth Operator Sade
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You Belong to the City Glenn Frey
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Who Can It Be Now Men At Work
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John Oates
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Beastie Boys
7
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Quarterflash
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Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul
9
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Your Latest Trick Dire Straits
10
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Danger Zone Kenny Loggins
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3 2
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The Working Hour Tears for Fears
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3 2
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2 1
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Thorn in My Side Eurythmics
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2 1
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You Got It All The Jets
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What You Need INXS
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David Bowie
17
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Urgent Foreigner
18
2 2
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New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones Fear
19
3 4
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Billy Ocean
20
2 3
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Your Love Is King Sade
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1 2
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Spandau Ballet
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Kenny G
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Rio Duran Duran