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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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a-ha
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Another One Bites The Dust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Queen
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Cyndi Lauper
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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Michael Jackson
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David Bowie, Queen
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Africa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Toto
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Guns N' Roses
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Michael Jackson
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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Eurythmics
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Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added The Police
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Soft Cell
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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Hungry Like the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Duran Duran
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Girls just Wanna have fun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Cyndi Lauper
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the Human League
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Men at Work
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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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George Michael