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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40 11
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Michael Jackson

2
37 13
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a-ha

3
36 14
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4
29 9
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Soft Cell

5
28 9
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6
29 11
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7
26 9
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Cyndi Lauper

8
24 9
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

9
26 11
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George Michael

10
29 14
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11
26 14
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12
32 20
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Whitney Houston

13
21 10
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Guns N' Roses

14
22 11
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15
19 9
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Men at Work

16
18 9
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17
20 11
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the Human League

18
21 12
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Fine Young Cannibals

19
24 15
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Def Leppard

20
24 15
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Dexys Midnight Runners

21
20 13
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Lionel Richie

22
20 14
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Huey Lewis & the News

23
18 12
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Hall & Oates

24
20 15
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David Bowie, Queen

25
19 14
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Bruce Springsteen

26
18 13
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Salt-N-Pepa

27
20 16
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David Bowie

28
16 12
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Rick James

29
16 13
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30
14 11
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The Cars

31
14 13
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32
18 18
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New Order

33
14 14
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34
18 19
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Madonna

35
17 18
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Pat Benatar

36
15 16
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37
11 16
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38
9 15
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Talking Heads

39
8 14
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Fleetwood Mac

40
9 16
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Chaka Khan

41
11 19
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Neneh Cherry

42
7 14
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Biz Markie

43
8 17
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Violent Femmes

44
7 16
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45
7 16
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46
5 14
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The Cure

47
6 17
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The Smiths

48
7 19
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Milli Vanilli

49
5 18
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Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

50
1 20
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