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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 their music is all great. 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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Milli Vanilli
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New Kids on the Block
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Bobby McFerrin
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MarkBerzek added Eddie Murphy
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Milli Vanilli
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The Beach Boys
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Jefferson Starship
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Olivia Newton-John
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George Michael, WHAM!
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Riot18 added Warrant
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Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John
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MarkBerzek added Phil Collins
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Pat Benatar
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Riot18 added Chris de Burgh
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RobinGallego added
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Huey Lewis & the News
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EnFinneIgen added Modern Talking
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Bobby Brown
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slackMFr added Culture Club
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steveresin added Russ Abbott