80s music 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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1,154 836
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Girl I'm Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli

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1,113 824
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MarkBerzek added Party All The Time Eddie Murphy

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1,430 1,249
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1,150 1,048
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1,054 873
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That's What Friends Are For Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John

7
859 854
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Stuck With You Huey Lewis & the News

8
1,100 918
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1,067 791
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BLAME IT on The RAIN Milli Vanilli

10
901 783
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MarkBerzek added Sussudio Phil Collins

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1,039 865
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1,224 1,213
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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go George Michael, WHAM!

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1,126 1,017
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Kokomo The Beach Boys

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1,029 817
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My Prerogative Bobby Brown

The Absolute Best '80s Dance Moves (in GIF Form)

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207 127
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Ooh Ooh Song Pat Benatar

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1,016 973
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1,054 878
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Physical Olivia Newton-John

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977 903
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956 887
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Mickey Toni Basil

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893 845
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Riot18 added Cherry Pie Warrant

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1,058 915
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Ebony and Ivory Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney

The Best Official Republican Candidates for 2016

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Riot18 added Lady in Red Chris de Burgh

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807 740
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Together Forever Rick Astley

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770 639
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976 1,014
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Riot18 added Every Rose Has It's Thorn Poison

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143 61
Russ Abbott Atsmosphere is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Freakin' Songs of the '80s, Ranked
steveresin added Russ Abbott Atsmosphere

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Glory of Love Peter Cetera

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Toy Soldiers Martika

The Best '80s Rappers

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820 708
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805 733
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Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams

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749 649
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586 472
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RobinGallego added Walk the Dinosaur Was (Not Was)

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123 56
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Me So Horny Revolting Cocks

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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144 71
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1491971760840 added Me So Horny DJ porny

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595 552
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slackMFr added I'll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club

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816 967
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MarkBerzek added Pour Some Sugar on Me Def Leppard

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764 815
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Riot18 added Puttin' on the Ritz

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355 293
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EnFinneIgen added Geronimo's Cadillac Modern Talking

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660 608
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808 806
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The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1980s

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496 379
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RobinGallego added that's the way i like it

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532 517
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s1bamafan added The Final Countdown Mambo Kurt

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142 94
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Don Walthrop added Too Shy David Puniani

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750 706
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MarkBerzek added Say You, Say Me"

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jsluckyj added Like a Virgin Madonna

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387 334
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EnFinneIgen added When Will I Be Famous Bros

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856 911
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MarkBerzek added The Final Countdown