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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. 

Vote up the best '80s pop songs, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Michael Jackson
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a-ha
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Another One Bites The Du... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Queen
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Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added The Police
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Africa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Toto
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Cyndi Lauper
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David Bowie, Queen
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Michael Jackson
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Girls just Wanna have fu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Cyndi Lauper
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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Eurythmics
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Careless Whisper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Wham! George Michael
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Soft Cell
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Guns N' Roses
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Don't You (Forget About ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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Hungry Like the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Duran Duran
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I Love Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim
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Jessie's Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
John Lefler Jr added Rick Springfield