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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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Sweet Child of Mine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
grrbear added Sweet Little Band
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Another One Bites The Du... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Queen
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Rock You Like a Hurrican... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Scorpions
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Van Halen
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Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added David Bowie, Queen
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Def Leppard
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Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
edgarallen added Whitesnake
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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Dire Straits
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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
joestout76 added Mötley Crüe
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crystalplumage707 added Billy Idol
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You Give Love a Bad Name... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
edgarallen added Bon Jovi
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Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Billy Idol
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One is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Metallica
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Panama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
sschaefersean776 added Van Halen
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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
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Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
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The Rolling Stones
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