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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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Another One Bites The Dust is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Tom Hanvald added Queen
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a-ha
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Thriller is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added The Police
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Cyndi Lauper
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Michael Jackson
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Girls just Wanna have fun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Cyndi Lauper
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Guns N' Roses
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Africa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
AbzoluteArtistry added Toto
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Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
ohnymarica added Eurythmics
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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
ohnymarica added Duran Duran
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Dexys Midnight Runners
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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
ohnymarica added Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Men at Work
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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
AbzoluteArtistry added Survivor
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the Human League