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The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's  

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List Rules All Forms Of Rock and Metal. Dropped In Some Pop Rock For Comparison Great Reference Guide

This is Best Artists/Bands not best album release. Collective Artists Release's. Some bands did much better in previous or later decades. Only one album results in lower on chart.All 80's releases with consistent high reviews charts higher. Multi site algorithms. Surprising results.
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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock
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Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Slayer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Rock music
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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal
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Dio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal
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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
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Triumph is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal
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The Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
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Journey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Saxon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
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Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
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Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music
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LOUDNESS is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music
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Manilla Road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
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Voivod is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal
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Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop
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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock