Top 100 rock songs of the 80's

Scotty Baboon

Sep 13, 2012
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Am I blind? I can't find any ZZ Top or 38 Special on the list. Magic, shame, shame for leaving out ZZ Top and 38 Special.

Metal Health

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Dec 22, 2014
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I definitely would have liked to see Twisted Sister up higher. We're Not Gonna Take It was up pretty far. However, I think I Wanna Rock is at least that good. But, this is your opinion so I need to learn to live with that.


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Aug 10, 2017
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I actually hated the 90s and the new millenium music apart from old bands getting back together and the death metal scene and the old skool era, after most metal acts faded due to the grunge and hip hop era. Hip hop and grunge wouldn't have been had hair metal acts not relied on power ballads around the last 90's, i hated them too.


80s Rock Music mainly hard rock, new wave, metal
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Winter Park, Florida
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
HELL YEAH THANKS FOR THIS LIST now I am going to go through and watch the You Tube video on each one! Let's put together a video album of this list. ALLRIGHTEightiesRock16.jpg

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