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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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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Michael Jackson
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Another One Bites The Du... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Queen
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a-ha
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Africa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Toto
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Girls just Wanna have fu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Cyndi Lauper
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Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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The Police
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David Bowie, Queen
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Michael Jackson
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Cyndi Lauper
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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Eurythmics
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Don't You (Forget About ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Logarhythms
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Guns N' Roses
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Careless Whisper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Wham! George Michael
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Soft Cell
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Hungry Like the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Duran Duran
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I Love Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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Phil Collins, Lil' Kim
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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Survivor
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