80s 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
2
280 117
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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350 159
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4
288 133
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5
205 81
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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293 137
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288 137
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Cyndi Lauper
8
303 153
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Michael Jackson
9
229 106
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David Bowie, Queen
10
297 152
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11
258 132
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Soft Cell
12
259 134
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Guns N' Roses
13
223 113
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Dexys Midnight Runners
14
222 113
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim
15
229 121
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200 104
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Pat Benatar
17
187 100
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Men at Work
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182 97
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the Human League
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200 114
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216 127
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Def Leppard
21
224 139
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Whitney Houston
22
67 19
Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Eurythmics
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181 110
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George Michael
24
39 5
Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added The Police
25
59 17
Hungry Like the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Duran Duran