80s The Worst Freakin' Songs of the '80s, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the worst songs, and vote down the songs you actually like, even if you keep it a secret. Don't worry – we won't tell.

The absolute worst songs from the 1980s, voted on by the Ranker community. The '80 were known for lots of "worst" things: big bangs, acid-wash jeans, leg warmers, and music. The '80s were a compilation of some of the best and some of the worst music of all time, and unfortunately for our ears, the bad stuff is pretty bad. But thankfully, that's what this list is for! 
 
Even though some of these bands were wildly successful in the '80s, that doesn't mean they're music is torture to our ears. What are the worst songs from the '80s? That's up for you to decide. This list is votable and re-rankable, so upvote which songs you think are the absolute worst, and downvote the ones you like a little more. Don't see a song that may deserve top billing on this playlist? Be sure to add it.
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Hangin' Tough New Kids on the Block

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Girl I'm Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli

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MarkBerzek added Party All The Time Eddie Murphy

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That's What Friends Are For Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John

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Stuck With You Huey Lewis & the News

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MarkBerzek added Sussudio Phil Collins

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BLAME IT on The RAIN Milli Vanilli

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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go George Michael, WHAM!

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Kokomo The Beach Boys

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My Prerogative Bobby Brown

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Ooh Ooh Song Pat Benatar

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Physical Olivia Newton-John

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Riot18 added Cherry Pie Warrant

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Mickey Toni Basil

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Ebony and Ivory Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney

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Together Forever Rick Astley

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Riot18 added Lady in Red Chris de Burgh

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Riot18 added Every Rose Has It's Thorn Poison

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Toy Soldiers Martika

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Glory of Love Peter Cetera

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MarkBerzek added The Final Countdown

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Russ Abbott Atsmosphere is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Freakin' Songs of the '80s, Ranked
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Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams

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Rock Me Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Freakin' Songs of the '80s, Ranked
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RobinGallego added Walk the Dinosaur Was (Not Was)

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MarkBerzek added Pour Some Sugar on Me Def Leppard

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slackMFr added I'll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club

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jsluckyj added Like a Virgin Madonna

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1491971760840 added Me So Horny DJ porny

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Riot18 added Puttin' on the Ritz

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s1bamafan added The Final Countdown Mambo Kurt

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MarkBerzek added Say You, Say Me"

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Don Walthrop added Too Shy David Puniani

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RobinGallego added that's the way i like it

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EnFinneIgen added Domino Dancing Pet Shop Boys