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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
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Van Halen
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Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Def Leppard
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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Survivor
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Home Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
joestout76 added Mötley Crüe
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Rock You Like a Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Scorpions
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We're Not Gonna Take It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
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Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Billy Idol
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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
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Dire Straits
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The Rolling Stones
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I Wanna Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Scorpions
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Don Henley
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The J. Geils Band