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 vote up which songs you think are the absolute worst, and vote down 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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1
2,629 1,958
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New Kids on the Block
2
2,364 1,858
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Milli Vanilli
3
3,103 2,663
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4
2,563 1,925
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MarkBerzek added Eddie Murphy
5
2,462 2,359
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Bobby McFerrin
6
2,286 1,809
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Milli Vanilli
7
2,138 1,925
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Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John
8
2,158 1,977
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Jefferson Starship
9
2,135 1,943
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10
2,335 2,266
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The Beach Boys
11
2,359 2,616
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George Michael, WHAM!
12
2,203 1,927
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Olivia Newton-John
13
2,028 2,090
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14
1,689 2,030
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Huey Lewis & the News
15
2,052 1,825
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Bobby Brown
16
1,977 2,066
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MarkBerzek added Phil Collins
17
1,657 1,400
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18
2,048 2,084
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Riot18 added Warrant
19
2,071 1,901
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Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney
20
1,834 1,845
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Riot18 added Chris de Burgh
21
1,234 813
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artsyldyrae added DJ porny
22
1,017 919
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Pat Benatar
23
1,970 2,081
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Toni Basil
24
1,861 2,024
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25
1,178 848
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Revolting Cocks