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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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Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Rock You Like a Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Scorpions
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Van Halen
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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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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Survivor
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Def Leppard
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
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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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Dire Straits
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You Give Love a Bad Name is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
edgarallen added Bon Jovi
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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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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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Cum On Feel the Noise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Quiet Riot
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crystalplumage707 added Billy Idol
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Panama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
sschaefersean776 added Van Halen
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We're Not Gonna Take It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Metallica
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