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Bands/Musicians Best Bands/Artists of the 80s  

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17 5
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

2
15 4
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

3
12 3
Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

4
11 4
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
12 5
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

6
11 5
U2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

7
12 6
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

8
12 7
The Police is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

9
10 5
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
8 3
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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9 5
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

12
9 5
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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8 4
Ramones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

14
7 3
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

15
5 1
Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

16
10 7
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock

17
8 5
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

18
7 4
Slayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music

19
6 3
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

20
6 3
Journey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

21
9 7
Prince is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

22
5 3
N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

23
4 2
Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

24
3 1
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

25
6 5
Talking Heads is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
New Wave, Rock music, Punk funk

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5 4
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

27
5 4
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
5 4
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

29
5 4
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
4 3
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

31
3 2
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

32
3 3
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

33
2 2
Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
clash1977 added Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal

34
3 4
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

35
3 4
Rush is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

36
3 4
Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

37
2 3
Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

38
3 7
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Best Bands/Artists of the 80s
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music