80s 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
Iron Maiden 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
Metallica 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
Motörhead 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
Ozzy Osbourne 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
Rush 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
Slayer 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
Black Sabbath 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
Dio 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
Whitesnake 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
Triumph 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
Judas Priest 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
Journey 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
AC/DC 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
Van Halen 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
Saxon 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
Def Leppard 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
Mötley Crüe 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
Megadeth 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
Gary Moore 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
LOUDNESS 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
Manilla Road 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
Voivod 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
Golden Earring 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
Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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Krokus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Marillion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Marillion Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

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Running Wild is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Running Wild Power metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Magnum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Magnum Melodic Rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Michael Schenker Group is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Michael Schenker Group Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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Saint Vitus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Saint Vitus Doom metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Deep Purple Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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Y & T is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Y & T Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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Molly Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Molly Hatchet Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Stormwitch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Stormwitch Power metal, Heavy metal

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Manowar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Manowar Power metal, Heavy metal, True metal

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W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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The rods is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
The rods Heavy metal

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Demon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Demon New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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Tank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Tank New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Ian Gillan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Ian Gillan Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Ted Nugent Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Lizzy Borden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Lizzy Borden Glam metal, Rock music, Shock rock

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Fates Warning is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Fates Warning Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hard Rock Artists Of The 80's
Accept Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal