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Top 100 rock songs of the 80's

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    Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
    The Final Countdown - Europe
    Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
    When the Children Cry - White Lion
    Rock the Casbah - The Clash
    Round and Round - Ratt
    We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
    Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
    Back in Black - AC/DC
    Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
    You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
    Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Great White
    Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
    Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone) - Cinderella
    Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
    Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
    Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
    Wait - White Lion
    18 & Life - Skid Row
    Armageddon It - Def Leppard
    The Magnificent Seven - The Clash
    Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    Still of the Night - Whitesnake
    Born to Be My Baby - Bon Jovi
    Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford (with Ozzy Osbourne)
    Cult of Personality - Living Colour
    Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
    Day by Day - The Hooters
    Bringin' on the Heartbreak - Def Leppard
    Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2
    One - Metallica
    Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
    Waiting Room - Fugazi
    Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
    Jump - Van Halen
    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
    Heaven - Warrant
    Coming Home - Cinderella
    Police On My Back - The Clash
    Bang Your Head (Metal Health) - Quiet Riot
    Way Cool Jr. - Ratt
    Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
    Cold Blood - Kix
    Ace of Spades - Motorhead
    Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
    Train in Vain - The Clash
    Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
    And We Danced - Hooters
    Carrie - Europe
    Back For More - Ratt
    You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
    Runaway - Bon Jovi
    Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
    Photograph - Def Leppard
    Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
    Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
    Love Song - Tesla
    Gypsy Road - Cinderella
    Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
    Dreams - Van Halen
    Is This Love - Whitesnake
    Heading Out to the Highway - Judas Priest
    Fallen Angel - Poison
    Down Boys - Warrant
    Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
    Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
    I'll Be You - The Replacements
    Animal - Def Leppard
    Dear God - XTC
    For Those About to Rock - AC/DC
    I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
    Luka - Suzanne Vega
    Hells Bells - AC/DC
    Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
    Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
    Sister Christian - Night Ranger
    Patience - Guns N' Roses
    Seventeen - Winger
    No One Like You - The Scorpions
    I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
    I Want A Woman - Ratt
    I Don't Believe in Love - Queensryche
    When It's Love - Van Halen
    Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
    Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses
    Straight to Hell - The Clash
    Shot in the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
    Holy Diver - Dio
    Gettin' Better - Tesla
    All You Zombies - Hooters
    Cry Tough - Poison
    Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
    Angel of Harlem - U2
    Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
    Little Fighter - White Lion
    I Won't Forget You - Poison
    Send Me an Angel - Real Life
     
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    1980:

    You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
    Train in Vain - The Clash
    Ace of Spades - Motorhead
    Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
    Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
    I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
    Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
    Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Call Me - Blondie
    And the Cradle Will Rock - Van Halen
    Bankrobber - The Clash
    Anyway You Want It - Journey
    Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
    Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd
    Against the Wind - Bob Seger
    So Lonely - The Police
    Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley & The Wailers
    I Don't Remember - Peter Gabriel
    My Girl - Madness
    Refugee - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
    Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? - The Ramones
    Embarrassment - Madness

    1981:

    Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
    Heading Out to the Highway - Judas Priest
    Back in Black - AC/DC
    Bringin' on the Heartbreak - Def Leppard
    The Magnificent Seven - The Clash
    Hells Bells - AC/DC
    Police On My Back - The Clash
    Burnin' For You - Blue Oyster Cult
    Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
    Unchained - Van Halen
    The Tide is High - Blondie
    Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
    Just Between You and Me - April Wine
    That's Entertainment - The Jam
    Tom Sawyer - Rush
    Hold on Loosely - 38 Special
    The Best of Times - Styx
    Stone in Love - Journey
    People Who Died - Jim Carroll Band
    Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
    TV Party - Black Flag
    Talk to Ya Later - The Tubes
    The Waiting - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Rapture - Blondie
    Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks and Don Henley


    1982:

    You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
    Rock the Casbah - The Clash
    Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    No One Like You - The Scorpions
    Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
    For Those About to Rock - AC/DC
    I Love It Loud - Kiss
    Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
    Straight to Hell - The Clash
    House of Fun - Madness
    Rock This Town - Stray Cats
    Open Arms - Journey
    The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
    Beat Surrender - The Jam
    This is Radio Clash - The Clash
    Heat of the Moment - Asia
    I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    Caught Up in You - 38 Special
    Vacation - The Go-Go's
    Working For the Weekend - Loverboy
    Stone Cold - Rainbow
    There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar
    Closer to the Heart - Rush
    Tainted Love - Soft Cell
    Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne


    1983:

    Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
    Photograph - Def Leppard
    Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
    Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
    Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
    Our House - Madness
    Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue
    Foolin' - Def Leppard
    Holy Diver - Dio
    Down Under - Men at Work
    Too Late for Love - Def Leppard
    Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
    Don't Change - INXS
    Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey
    In a Big Country - Big Country
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
    Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
    Breaking the Chains - Dokken
    Modern Love - David Bowie
    Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
    Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
    I'll Tumble For Ya - Culture Club
    Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp
    Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
    Faithfully - Journey


    1984:

    Round and Round - Ratt
    Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
    We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
    Jump - Van Halen
    Runaway - Bon Jovi
    Sister Christian - Night Ranger
    Back For More - Ratt
    Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2
    Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
    I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
    Bang Your Head (Metal Health) - Quiet Riot
    I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
    I Can�t Hold Back - Survivor
    I'll Wait - Van Halen
    Authority Song - John Cougar Mellencamp
    Send Me an Angel - Real Life
    Big City Nights - Scorpions
    Panama - Van Halen
    The Last in Line - Dio
    Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
    Too Young to Fall in Love - Motley Crue
    Midnite Maniac - Krokus
    Missing You - John Waite
    Drive - The Cars
    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

    1985:

    And We Danced - Hooters
    The Search is Over - Survivor
    All You Zombies - Hooters
    Lay it Down - Ratt
    Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
    California Girls - David Lee Roth
    You're in Love - Ratt
    Alone Again - Dokken
    How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
    Summertime Girls - Y&T
    The Bottom Line - Big Audio Dynamite
    The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys
    You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
    Take on Me - a-ha
    Small Town - John Cougar Mellencamp
    She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
    Never - Heart
    Life in One Day - Howard Jones
    Too Late for Goodbye - Julian Lennon
    Smokin in the Boys Room - Motley Crue
    Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
    Lonely 'Ol Night - John Cougar Mellencamp
    Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - David Lee Roth
    People are People - Depeche Mode
    Never Surrender - Corey Hart


    1986:

    Day by Day - The Hooters
    You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
    Dreams - Van Halen
    Shot in the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
    Shake Me - Cinderella
    Cry Tough - Poison
    No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones
    Why Can't This Be Love - Van Halen
    West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
    Your Love - The Outfield
    The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
    Love Walks In - Van Halen
    Goodbye - Night Ranger
    Where Do The Children Go? - The Hooters
    In My Dreams - Dokken
    Master of Puppets - Metallica
    Burning Heart - Survivor
    E=MC2 - Big Audio Dynamite
    In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
    Best of Both Worlds - Van Halen
    Yankee Rose - David Lee Roth
    Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
    These Dreams - Heart
    Dance - Ratt
    True Colors - Cyndi Lauper

    1987:

    Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
    The Final Countdown - Europe
    Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
    Still of the Night - Whitesnake
    I Won't Forget You - Poison
    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
    Carrie - Europe
    Rock Me - Great White
    Is This Love - Whitesnake
    I Still Haven�t Found What I'm Looking For - U2
    Luka - Suzanne Vega
    Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
    Nobody's Fool - Cinderella
    Animal - Def Leppard
    Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
    Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi
    Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla
    With or Without You - U2
    Dear God - XTC
    Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
    Little Suzi - Tesla
    I Want Action - Poison
    Somebody Save Me - Cinderella
    Edge of a Broken Heart - Bon Jovi
    Dream Warriors - Dokken


    1988:

    Every Rose Has It�s Thorn - Poison
    Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone) - Cinderella
    Way Cool Jr. - Ratt
    Born to Be My Baby - Bon Jovi
    Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
    Fallen Angel - Poison
    Gypsy Road - Cinderella
    Wait - White Lion
    Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
    Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
    Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses
    Armageddon It- Def Leppard
    Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
    Gettin' Better - Tesla
    Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
    I Want A Woman - Ratt
    When It's Love - Van Halen
    Waiting Room - Fugazi
    Superstitious - Europe
    Save Your Love - Great White
    Revolution Calling - Queensryche
    Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
    Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
    The Flame - Cheap Trick
    Angel of Harlem - U2


    1989:

    Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Great White
    The Angel Song - Great White
    When the Children Cry - White Lion
    I Remember You - Skid Row
    Coming Home - Cinderella
    18 & Life - Skid Row
    Heaven - Warrant
    Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford/Ozzy
    Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
    Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
    Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
    One - Metallica
    Cult of Personality - Living Colour
    Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
    Love Song - Tesla
    I Don't Believe in Love - Queensryche
    Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
    Seventeen - Winger
    Little Fighter - White Lion
    Fire Woman - The Cult
    Down Boys - Warrant
    Mutha - Extreme
    Patience - Guns N Roses
    Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
    Headed for a Heartbreak - Winger
     
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    I loved the 80's.

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    I hope Dairenn sees these lists :)
     
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    I never did hold with the idea that the 80's sucked, like any other era they had the Good, the Bad and the Butt Ugly as well...:heheh:

    Some absolute Pealers in those lists I have quite a few of them in the library.
     
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    Pealers?!!

    is that a spelling error
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    I meant Pearlers,,,or Belters even, borrowing from Sox's colorful vocabulary.:D
     
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    Who compiled those lists? Sales don't seem to have been much of an influence on whoever did so,

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    My ears dont hear dollar signs, Hepcat

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    Here is a picture of Hep's 80's vinyl collection.

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    And here is Hep playing with his stereo, it helps explain his...colorful posts.:heheh:

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    Pictures courtesy of Rocker440.:grinthumb
     
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    The Lists look good to me :grinthumb
     

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