Pop Music The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked  

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If you're making a throwback playlist, you can't forget the best pop songs of the '80s. Including unforgettable classics and old school dance hits, the list of '80s pop songs features popular artists, like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, and David Bowie. Moonwalk down memory lane with the top pop songs of the 1980s. 

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a-ha

2
57 23
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50 20
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4
64 32
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Michael Jackson

5
52 24
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55 28
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43 20
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Cyndi Lauper

8
42 20
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Guns N' Roses

9
43 21
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Soft Cell

10
52 29
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Whitney Houston

11
44 24
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Def Leppard

12
38 22
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36 21
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14
36 24
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Lionel Richie

15
31 20
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the Human League

16
30 19
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34 24
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

18
34 24
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George Michael

19
28 18
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Hall & Oates

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31 22
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Huey Lewis & the News

21
29 20
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Men at Work

22
30 22
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Pat Benatar

23
29 21
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Bruce Springsteen

24
29 22
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Salt-N-Pepa

25
13 6
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