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List Rules Vote up your favorite 1980s tracks by one-hit artists only.

A list of the Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for your favorite '80s songs, but don’t know who the artist is? Browse through this list of the greatest songs by '80s one-hit wonders to see if your favorite song made the list. Then you can see who the artist is and search for the album to listen to sometime. Ordered from the most popular one-hit song wonders from the '80s to the least popular, you can find some great music by picking from the top of the list. Go ahead and vote for your favorite songs and artists as well, and they will get raised higher on the list.

Feel free to copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite '80s music. That way, you will never forget the male and female artists who wrote, sang, and performed your favorite '80s songs again! If you don’t see your favorite song or artist listed, go ahead and add it to the list. Then others can vote for it and you can see where it ranks on the list of great 80s songs by one-hit wonders.

The '80s was a memorable time period. With movies like Footloose, Top Gun and the Karate Kid that are renowned the world over, music played a big part in making these films special. There were a lot of great songs and music from this time, but some of the best songs were from one-hit wonders of the '80s and can sometimes be hard to find. By utilizing this list, you may just find that one great '80s song that you loved to listen to! Cheers to the one hit wonders of the '80s for bringing us some of most memorable songs of the decade. To the eighties!

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Take On Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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I'll Melt With You Modern English

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Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners - Dexy's Midnight Runners

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I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock of Seagulls

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I Love Rock 'n' Roll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
michelle-leveaux added I Love Rock 'n' Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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The Safety Dance Men Without Hats

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867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone

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We're Not Gonna Take It Twisted Sister

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Our House Madness, Madness

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Don't You (Forget About Me) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
Dustin Moore added Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds

The Greatest Dance Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Mickey Toni Basil - Toni Basil

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Take My Breath Away is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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Whip It Devo

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Walking on Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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We Got the Beat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added We Got the Beat The Go-Go's

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BethSims added Electric Avenue Eddy Grant

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Funky Town Lipps Inc

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What I Like About You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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True is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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richerb added Cars Gary Numan

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

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Break My Stride is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
Break My Stride Matthew Wilder

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hbg1968 added Turning Japanese The Vapors

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West End Girls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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Everybody Have Fun Tonight is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang

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Lady in Red Chris de Burgh

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Every Time You Go Away is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
michelle-leveaux added Every Time You Go Away Paul Young

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

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Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes

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She's Like The Wind Patrick Swayze

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Beds Are Burning is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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Major Tom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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The Greatest Songs by '60s One-Hit Wonders

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It's Raining Men The Weather Girls

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I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow

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Maniac Michael Sembello

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Mexican Radio Wall of Voodoo

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Never Ending Story is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
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It Takes Two is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders
doremifasola added It Takes Two Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock