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
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230 129
Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added David Bowie, Queen
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249 143
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280 168
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Def Leppard
6
273 164
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Van Halen
7
254 158
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
8
192 115
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191 116
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133 71
Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Billy Idol
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188 115
Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Survivor
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188 115
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Dire Straits
13
161 94
Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
14
164 97
We're Not Gonna Take It is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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94 43
Home Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
joestout76 added Mötley Crüe
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159 97
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208 138
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155 95
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The Rolling Stones
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154 97
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Scorpions
20
156 101
I Want to Break Free is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
romero.nancyr0917 added Queen
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177 120
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150 97
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Don Henley
23
83 40
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
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129 82
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The J. Geils Band
25
113 69
I Wanna Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister