25 Biggest Songs of the 1980s


Biggest Billboard Hits of the 1980s

The biggest billboard hits of the 1980s were marked by a new sound that combined electronic dance, new wave, punk and post-punk with a focus on style and visual identity. This combination helped define the decade and set it apart from other decades in terms of the music produced and how it was marketed and presented to audiences.

One of the most notable differences was the introduction of electronic dance and synthesized pop music, which became a defining characteristic of the decade’s music scene. This style was characterized by synthesizers, drum machines, and computerized production techniques, which gave artists and producers more control over the sound and helped create a new type of highly energetic and danceable music.

Another difference was the influence of new wave, punk, and post-punk music, which brought a more experimental and eclectic approach to pop music. This style was characterized by its use of unconventional instruments, such as keyboards and synthesizers, and avant-garde and futuristic sounds, often with a political or social edge.

Top 25 Songs 1980-1989

1. Physical – Olivia Newton-John
2. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
3. Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
4. Every Breath You Take – The Police
5. I Love Rock & Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
6. Ebony And Ivory – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
7. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
8. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
9. Flashdance – What A Feeling – Irene Cara
10. Lady – Kenny Rogers
11. Say Say Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
12. Centerfold – The J. Geils Band
13. Call Me – Blondie
14. Like A Virgin – Madonna
15. (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
16. When Doves Cry – Prince
17. Jump – Van Halen
18. Upside Down – Diana Ross
19. All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
20. Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates
21. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) – Pink Floyd
22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
23. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
24. Down Under – Men At Work
25. That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick & Friends