80s Music The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders  

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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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Modern English

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Dexys Midnight Runners - Dexy's Midnight Runners

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A Flock of Seagulls

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Men Without Hats

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Tommy Tutone

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Twisted Sister

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Madness, Madness

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Dustin Moore added Simple Minds

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Toni Basil - Toni Basil

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doremifasola added Berlin

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Devo

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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Lipps Inc

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Matthew Wilder

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The Sugarhill Gang

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Chris de Burgh

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Bobby McFerrin

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Violent Femmes

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Patrick Swayze

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michelle-leveaux added Peter Schilling

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Bow Wow Wow

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The Weather Girls

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Michael Sembello

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Wall of Voodoo

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