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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Another One Bites The Dust is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Queen
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a-ha
3
259 112
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220 97
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5
218 99
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Cyndi Lauper
6
228 108
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7
207 97
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Soft Cell
8
205 96
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Guns N' Roses
9
218 108
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232 119
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Michael Jackson
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178 81
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David Bowie, Queen
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187 93
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13
172 84
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim
14
176 94
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Def Leppard
15
119 52
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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159 87
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Pat Benatar
17
148 79
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Men at Work
18
163 92
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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158 89
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182 111
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Whitney Houston
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142 79
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the Human League
22
141 80
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George Michael
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119 67
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106 62
Paradise City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Guns N' Roses
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