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The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked 

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Updated May 14, 2020 68.8k votes 4.4k voters 177.4k views 330 items

Step into the Ranker time machine, and enjoy the best rock songs of the '80s. Including classic rock hits and popular jams, the list of '80s rock songs features some of the greatest bands ever, like The Police, U2, Van Halen, and Pink Floyd. Take a trip down memory lane with the top rock songs of the 1980s. 

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

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Another One Bites The Du... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Queen
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Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added David Bowie, Queen
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Van Halen
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Def Leppard
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Survivor
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Rock You Like a Hurrican... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Scorpions
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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
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Sweet Child of Mine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
grrbear added Sweet Little Band
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Dire Straits
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Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
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We're Not Gonna Take It ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Billy Idol
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Home Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
joestout76 added Mötley Crüe
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You Shook Me All Night L... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Bo Montana added AC/DC
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One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Metallica
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Born in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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The Rolling Stones