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The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked 

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Updated July 4, 2020 51.9k votes 3.3k voters 128.1k views 211 items

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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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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Michael Jackson
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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Cyndi Lauper
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David Bowie, Queen
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Guns N' Roses
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Africa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Toto
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Girls just Wanna have fu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Cyndi Lauper
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Soft Cell
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Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Eurythmics
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Whitney Houston
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Def Leppard
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Men at Work
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Don't You (Forget About ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms
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Careless Whisper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Wham! George Michael