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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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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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Van Halen
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Survivor
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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) 10 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Scorpions
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Def Leppard
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Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
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Dire Straits
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We're Not Gonna Take It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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Radio Ga Ga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Queen
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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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Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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I Want to Break Free is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
romero.nancyr0917 added Queen
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The Rolling Stones
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I Wanna Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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Born in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band