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
2,576 1,925
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New Kids on the Block

2
2,314 1,833
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Milli Vanilli

3
3,036 2,599
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4
2,501 1,897
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MarkBerzek added Eddie Murphy

5
2,400 2,317
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6
2,233 1,790
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Milli Vanilli

7
2,097 1,895
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Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John

8
2,120 1,940
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9
2,290 2,212
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The Beach Boys

10
2,093 1,910
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11
2,312 2,545
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George Michael, WHAM!

12
1,990 2,047
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13
2,144 1,894
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Olivia Newton-John

14
1,662 2,000
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Huey Lewis & the News

15
1,948 2,020
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MarkBerzek added Phil Collins

16
2,014 1,798
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Bobby Brown

17
1,622 1,384
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18
2,009 2,046
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Riot18 added Warrant

19
1,802 1,802
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Riot18 added Chris de Burgh

20
2,028 1,876
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Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney

21
1,180 801
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artsyldyrae added DJ porny

22
988 905
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Pat Benatar

23
1,934 2,042
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Toni Basil

24
1,827 1,991
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25
1,597 1,625
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Rick Astley