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The Most Underrated Songs from the '80s

Updated February 5, 2020 986 votes 119 voters 3.9k views35 items

What are the best underrated songs from the '80s? To answer that question, let's rank the best underrated 80s songs that may have slipped through the charts in their decade, but remain true to our ears, many decades later.

Maybe people just forgot them, but the 1980s featured so many great songs that a ton have gone underrated over the years. So this is where we celebrate the most underrated '80s songs. Songs like Depeche Mode's "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead" definitely deserve a new listen if you haven't heard it in a while. Duran Duran's "Do You Believe in Shame," which was a rather lovely song dedicated to and about the band members' three lost friends, is another of the most underrated songs of the '80s. What do you think are the best forgotten songs of the '80s?

Vote up your favorite obscure '80s songs, and if any of your favorite forgotten hits of the '80s are not on this list, feel free to rectify that by adding them.

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    More The Promise 

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    More Dancing With Tears in My Eyes 

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    Blue Monday

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    Der Kommissar

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    World Where You Live

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    Live to Tell

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    Brand New Lover

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    Let Me Go

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    Pump Up the Volume

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    Every Day Is Halloween

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    Just Like Jesse James

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    She Works Hard For The Money

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    Invisible

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    I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead

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    Tell It To My Heart

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    Cry Little Sister

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    I Should Be So Lucky

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    Love train

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    New Attitude

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    The Circle