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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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Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
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Another One Bites The Dust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Queen
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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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Van Halen
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Rock You Like a Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
Chente added Scorpions
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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) 13 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
joestout76 added Mötley Crüe
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Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
edgarallen added Whitesnake
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Dire Straits
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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
markkeenan1000 added Prince
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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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You Give Love a Bad Name is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
edgarallen added Bon Jovi
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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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We're Not Gonna Take It is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
starwarssuperfan added Twisted Sister
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Panama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Songs Of The '80s, Ranked
sschaefersean776 added Van Halen
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The Rolling Stones