Artists/bands that saved the 80s from total oblivion

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The 80's was a great decade for rock, from the early releases from Motorhead, Ozzy, Sabbath, the rise of thrash (Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax) hair rock (Poison, Crue, Faster Pussycat) this decade had it all, if only there was such a thing as a Hot Tub Time Machine:oyea:
 

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1. Michael Jackson
2. Prince
3. Madonna
4. U2
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. Run-D.M.C.
7. Van Halen
8. Public Enemy
9. Billy Joel
10. The Police
11. Phil Collins
12. Guns N' Roses
13. Def Leppard
14. Janet Jackson
15. George Michael/Wham
16. Whitney Houston
17. Metallica
18. N.W.A
19. Dire Straits
20. AC/DC
21. Rush
22. Iron Maiden
23. Judas Priest
24. Lionel Richie
25. Bon Jovi
26. Talking Heads
27. Genesis
28. R.E.M.
29. Duran Duran
30. Motley Crue
31. The Cure
32. Journey
33. John Mellencamp
34. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
35. REO Speedwagon
36. Kool and the Gang
37. L.L. Cool J
38. Tina Turner
39. Queen
40. Beastie Boys
41. Ozzy Osbourne
42. The Smiths
43. Huey Lewis and the News
44. Bryan Adams
45. Hall & Oates
46. Pat Benatar
47. Eric B. & Rakim
48. Billy Idol
49. Peter Gabriel
50. INXS
51. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
52. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
53. Eurythmics
54. The Cars
55. Aerosmith
56. ZZ Top
57. The Rolling Stones
58. Heart
59. David Bowie
60. Elton John
61. Rod Stewart
62. Foreigner
63. Stevie Wonder
64. Toto
65. Bob Seger
66. The Pointer Sisters
67. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
68. Salt-N-Pepa
69. Fleetwood Mac
70. The Go-Go's
71. Paul McCartney
72. Pet Shop Boys
73. Don Henley
74. Paul Simon
75. Tracy Chapman
76. Cyndi Lauper
77. Depeche Mode
78. Sonic Youth
79. Pete Townshend
80. Culture Club
81. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
82. De La Soul
83. Luther Vandross
84. Chicago
85. The Bangles
86. Thompson Twins
87. Yes
88. Men at Work
89. Pixies
90. Pink Floyd
91. Robert Palmer
92. Kenny Loggins
93. Whitesnake
94. Sade
95. Steve Winwood
96. Billy Ocean
97. Tears for Fears
98. Bobby Brown
99. Scorpions
100. Simply Red


Here are some of the popular bands in the 80's. Enjoy:)
 

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The Replacements
Joan Jett
Dramarama
REM
KISS
The Go-Go's
Motley Crue
Springsteen
Billy Joel
 

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Iron Maiden and then Metallica ,i.e. real metal, is what saved the 80's from pop crap. the metal from the 80's is still the best metal IMO.
 

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Elvis Costello
Prince
Van Halen
U2
GNR
The Clash
Motley Crue
Rick Astley
 

Slip'nn2Darkness

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I'm going to say these bands saved the 80's

Ted Nugent
Cinderella
Scorpions
The Police
The Knack
Boston
Earth Wind and Fire
Bad Company
Kansas
Rush
The Cars
Motley Crue *of Course*
Eagles
Sammy Hagar
Countless New wave bands
 

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U2
REM
Guadalcanal Diary
These were all good tries but it seems nothing could have prevented the decline.
 

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