80s Music The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked  

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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 Dust is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Queen
2
174 90
Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added David Bowie, Queen
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233 136
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Def Leppard
4
230 135
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Van Halen
5
216 125
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
6
202 115
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269 165
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8
127 67
Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
9
150 86
Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Survivor
10
133 73
We're Not Gonna Take It is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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107 56
Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Billy Idol
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177 113
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13
147 89
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Dire Straits
14
158 99
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15
129 76
I Want to Break Free is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
romero.nancyr0917 added Queen
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158 100
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152 100
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131 83
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127 80
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The Rolling Stones
20
90 49
I Wanna Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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127 81
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Scorpions
22
56 22
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
23
97 58
Total Eclipse of My Heart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Bonnie Tyler
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136 93
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REO Speedwagon
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125 84
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Don Henley