Your Complete 80s Music Checklist

 Top 15 Eighties’ Bubblegum Pop Hits

1. I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
2. Mickey – Toni Basil
3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
4. We Got The Beat – The Go-Gos
5. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
6. Only In My Dreams – Debbie Gibson
7. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
8. I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
9. We Built This City – Starship
10. Foolish Beat – Debbie Gibson
11. Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
12. Straight Up – Paula Abdul
13. Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder
14. I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me – Whitney Houston
15. Could’ve Been – Tiffany

The 80s Top 20 Biggest Movie Soundtrack Hits

1. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
2. You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Righteous Brothers
3. The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
4. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
5. I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
6. Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger
7. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
8. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
9. Fame – Irene Cara
10. St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) – John Parr
11. Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara
12. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) – Phil Collins
13. On The Dark Side – Eddie and the Cruisers
14. Burning Heart – Survivor
15. Take My Breath Away – Berlin
16. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
17. Chariots Of Fire Theme – Vangelis
18. The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
19. Batdance – Prince
20. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins

Top 20 Summer Songs 1980-1989

1. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves, 1985
2. We Got The Beat – Go Go’s, 1982
3. I Love Rock ‘N Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 1982
4. Kokomo – Beach Boys, 1988
5. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone, 1982
6. Boys of Summer – Don Henley, 1985
7. Funkytown – Lipps, Inc, 1980
8. Beat It – Michael Jackson, 1983
9. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners, 1983
10. Vacation – Go Go’s
11. Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel, 1986
12. The Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
13. Love Shack – B-52s, 1989
14. Axel F – Harlod Faltermeyer, 1985
15. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor, 1982
16. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston, 1987
17. Hot In The City – Billy Idol, 1982 (and 1988)
18. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2, 1987
19. Endless Summer Nights – Richard Marx, 1988
20. Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara, 1983

Top 10 80s Songs That Mom And Dad Hated

1. Me So Horny – 2 Live Crew
2. Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
3. Like A Virgin – Madonna
4. We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
5. Da Butt – E.U.
6. I Want Your Sex – George Michael
7. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
8. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
9. I Want a New Drug – Huey Lewis and the News
10. Birthday Suit – Johnny Kemp

Top 11 Eighties Songs That Everybody Hated

1. Morning Train (9 to 5) – Sheena Easton
2. Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
3. To All the Girls I Loved Before – Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
4. We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
5. Sussudio – Phil Collins
6. Puttin On The Ritz – Taco
7. Harlem Shuffle – Rolling Stones
8. Word Up – Cameo
9. Invisible Touch – Genesis
10. Goonies R Good Enough – Cyndi Lauper
11. The Twist (Yo, Twist!) – Fat Boys featuring Chubby Checker

Top Ten 80s Biggest Sing-A-Long And Air-Guitar Pop Hits

1. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
2. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
3. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone
4. Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
5. I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
6. I Melt With You – Modern English
7. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
8. We Built This City – Starship
9. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
10. Red Red Wine – UB40

Some Of The 80s Biggest Dance Music Hits
(That Didn’t Involve Michael Jackson)

1. Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
2. Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
3. Let’s Groove – Earth Wind and Fire
4. Superfreak – Rick James
5. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
6. It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
7. Double Dutch Bus – Frankie Smith
8. Upside Down – Diana Ross
9. Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
10. Into The Groove – Madonna
11. Pump Up the Jam – Technotronic
12. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
13. So Many Men, So Little Time – Miquel Brown
14. She’ A Bad Mama Jama – Carl Carlton
15. Take Your Time (Do It Right) – S.O.S. Band
16. Feels Like I’m In Love – Kelly Marie
17. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Indeep
18. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
19. You Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band
20. **1999** – Prince

The 80s Biggest Dance Music Hits
(That Did Involve Michael Jackson)

1. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
2. Thriller – Michael Jackson
3. Beat It – Michael Jackson
4. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
5. Wanna Be Startin Something – Michael Jackson
6. Bad – Michael Jackson
7. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
9. Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
10. State of Shock – The Jacksons with Mick Jagger

80s Electronica Dance

1. Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
2. Jam On It – Newcleus
3. Pump Up the Volume – M/A/R/R/S
4. Blue Monday – New Order
5. Situation – Yazoo
6. Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer
7. White Horse – Laid Back
8. Rockit – Herbie Hancock
9. What’s On Your Mind? (Pure Energy) – Information Society
10. Ride On Time – Black Box

Top Ten 80s Early Rap/Hip Hop Hits

Rapper’s Delight By Sugarhill Gang came out in late 1979, in case you were wondering.
1. It Takes Two – Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
2. Push It – Salt N Pepa
3. Bust A Move – Young MC
4. Joy and Pain – Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
5. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
6. White Lines – Grandmaster Flash
7. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
8. It’s Tricky – Run D.M.C.
9. Da Butt – E.U.
10. Me, Myself, and I – De La Soul

The One Doo Wop Hit Of The 80s

1. The Longest Time – Billy Joel

The 25 80s Songs That You Need To Make Your Collection Complete

1. I Melt With You – Modern English
2. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
3. Mr. Soul – Neil Young (Trans Album – new version)
4. Valley Girl – Frank Zappa featuring Moon Unit
5. I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
6. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
7. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
8. I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
9. Rock This Town – the Stray Cats
10. Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
11. Money – the Flying Lizards
12. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go – Soft Cell
13. Lawn Chairs – Our Daughter’s Wedding
14. I Got You – Split Enz
15. Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
16. AEIOU (and Sometimes Y) – EBN OZN
17. Don’t Pay the Ferryman – Chris DeBurgh
18. Life Sucks, Then You Die – The Fools
19. Wham Rap – Wham!
20. I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls
21. Electric Youth – Debbie Gibson
22. Escalator of Life – Robert Hazard
23. Oh Yeah – Yello
24. She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
25. Nobody – Sylvia

The 80s Big Money Songs And/Or One Hit Wonders

1. Mickey – Toni Basil
2. Funkytown – Lipps, Inc.
3. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
4. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
5. Da Butt – EU
6. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
7. Money – Flying Lizards
8. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
9. Escalator Of Life – Robert Hazard*
*Robert also wrote Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, sung by Cyndi Lauper
10. People Who Died – Jim Carroll Band
11. The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades – Timbuk 3

Top Ten Eighties’ Fad Songs

1. Valley Girl – Frank and Moon Unit Zappa
2. Pac-Man Fever – Buckner and Garcia
3. Rock Lobster – The B-52s
4. Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
5. Do They Know Its Christmas – Band Aid
6. General Hospi-Tale – The Afternoon Delights
7. Dancing In The Street – David Bowie and Mick Jagger
8. We Are The World – USA For Africa
9. Physical – Olivia Newton-John
10. 99 Luftballoons – Nena

Top Ten Weirdest Songs of the 1980s

1. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
2. Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
3. Puttin On The Ritz – Taco
4. Money – The Flying Lizards
5. Paranoimia – Art of Noise and Max Headroom
6. Walk The Dinosaur – Was (Not Was)
7. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – R.E.M.
8. Sign ‘O’ The Times – Prince
9. Johnnie Are You Queer – Josie Cotton
10. Into The Night – Benny Mardones

Ten Eighties’ Songs That We Secretly Liked
(But Didn’t Tell Our Friends)

1. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
2. Two Of Hearts – Stacy Q
3. 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
4. Drivin’ My Life Away – Eddie Rabbit
5. Ebony and Ivory – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
6. Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins
7. We Belong – Pat Benatar
8. Physical – Olivia Newton-John
9. Hot Child In The City – Nick Gilder
10. I’ve Never Been To Me – Charlene

Top Ten 80s Album Rock (AOR Radio) Hits

1. Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
2. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
3. Touch of Grey – Grateful Dead
4. The Stroke – Billy Squire
5. Tom Sawyer – Rush
6. Arc of A Diver – Steve Winwood
7. Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
8. Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
9. The Voice – The Moody Blues
10. Wango Tango – Ted Nugent

Top Ten 80s Pop Rock Hits

1. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
2. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone
3. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
4. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
5. Jump – Van Halen
6. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
7. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
8. Manic Monday – The Bangles
9. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
10. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen

Top Ten 80s Biggest New Wave Hits

1. Love Shack – B-52s
2. What I Like About You – Romantics
3. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
4. Rock The Casbah (Mustapha Dance) – The Clash
5. Whip It – Devo
6. Antmusic – Adam and the Ants
7. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
8. Train In Vain (Stand By Me) – The Clash
9. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
10. Situation – Yaz (Yazoo)

Our Favorite (Top Ten) 80s Punk Rock Hits

1. Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones
2. I Wanna Be Sedated – Ramones
3. Dancin With Myself – Generation X (Billy Idol)
4. I Fought The Law – The Clash
5. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
6. God Save The Queen – Sex Pistols
7. Ca Plane Pour Moi (This Life’ For Me) – Plastic Bertrand
8. Too Drunk To F*** – DK’s (Dead Kennedys)
9. Dirty Water – The Inmates
10. Where’s Captain Kirk? – Spizzenergi

Top Ten 80s Big Hair Power Rock Ballads

1. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
2. Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
3. Patience – Guns N Roses
4. Almost Paradise – Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
5. Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
6. When I’m With You – Sheriff
7. Love Hurts – Nazareth
8. Honestly – Stryper
9. Sister Christian – Night Ranger
10. Don’t Know What You Got (Til It’ Gone) – Cinderella

The Eighties Top Ten Sexiest Pop/Rock Songs

1. Like A Virgin – Madonna
2. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
3. I Want Your Sex – George Michael
4. Centerfold – J. Geils Band
5. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) – Samantha Fox
6. Talk Dirty To Me – Poison
7. Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk – Dr. Hook
8. Naughty Girls Need Love Too – Samantha Fox
9. Do That To Me One More Time – Captain and Tennille
10. Muscles – Diana Ross

Top Ten 80s Best Comedy & Novelty Songs

1. Fat – Weird Al Yankovic
2. Curly Shuffle – The Jump In The Saddle Band
3. Shaddap You Face – Joe Dolce
4. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python (Eric Idol)*
* From 1979’s Life of Brian
5. Because I’m a Blonde – Julie Brown
6. Take Off – Bob & Doug McKenzie with Eddie Lee
7. Eat It – Weird Al Yankovic
8. You Look Marvelous – Billy Crystal
9. Meet The Flintstones – Bruce Springstone
10. Make My Day – T.G. Sheppard with Clint Eastwood