80s 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. 

Vote up the best '80s pop songs, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Michael Jackson

2
30 10
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3
24 7
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4
28 11
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a-ha

5
21 6
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Soft Cell

6
18 5
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

7
20 7
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18 6
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Cyndi Lauper

9
20 8
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21 9
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26 14
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Whitney Houston

12
19 8
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George Michael

13
19 9
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Def Leppard

14
16 7
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Fine Young Cannibals

15
16 8
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Lionel Richie

16
18 10
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Dexys Midnight Runners

17
13 6
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Men at Work

18
15 8
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11 5
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The Cars

20
13 7
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Guns N' Roses

21
14 8
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the Human League

22
15 9
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Bruce Springsteen

23
13 8
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15 10
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Huey Lewis & the News

25
16 11
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David Bowie, Queen

26
16 11
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Pat Benatar

27
16 12
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David Bowie

28
13 9
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Salt-N-Pepa

29
13 9
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15 12
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New Order

31
12 9
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Hall & Oates

32
11 8
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11 9
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34
10 9
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10 10
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Rick James

36
9 10
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37
8 9
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Talking Heads

38
6 8
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Fleetwood Mac

39
12 15
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Madonna

40
9 12
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Neneh Cherry

41
5 8
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Biz Markie

42
6 10
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Violent Femmes

43
5 11
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5 11
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Chaka Khan

45
3 9
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The Cure

46
5 12
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Milli Vanilli

47
4 11
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The Smiths

48
3 11
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3 12
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Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock

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1 13
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