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The Best Party Songs Of The '80s, Ranked 

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Updated June 6, 2020 16.1k votes 707 voters 31.9k views 114 items

Here are the greatest '80s party songs, ranked by fans everywhere. It may be the 21st century, but people are still obsessed with the 1980s. People still regularly host '80s themed parties where people put on their best Michael Jackson jackets and apply way too much hairspray. These parties are great for catching up with old friends, but they are also the perfect opportunity to take control of the playlist and blast some of the biggest hits of the decade. The most popular '80s party songs will get everyone off their feet and reminiscing about the good old days before everyone had a smartphone in their pocket. 

No '80s party is complete without playing most of the songs on this '80s music playlist. There are tracks that will have people getting up off from the couch and doing the moonwalk. Others are a bit more laid back and good for when it's time to bring the festivities to a close. They all encapsulate a certain, bygone era, and they will put smiles on everyone's faces. 

Use this list of '80s party songs whenever you are in charge of the music. As each track plays, just look around at everyone smirking with joy as they listen to the songs that played during their high school dances. Partiers of all ages are encouraged to vote. 

 

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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Def Leppard
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Bryan Adams
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Michael Jackson
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Guns N' Roses
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Rick Springfield
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Run DMC, Aerosmith
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The B-52's
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David Bowie, Queen
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Rick James
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Ozzy Osbourne
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
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Survivor
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Tommy Tutone
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Kool & The Gang
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Lipps