Top Songs of the 1980s

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  2. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  3. Love Shack – B-52’s
  4. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  5. Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
  6. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  7. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  8. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  9. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  10. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  11. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  12. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
  14. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  15. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  16. Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T) – Michael Jackson
  17. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
  18. Faithfully – Journey
  19. Bust A Move – Young M.C.
  20. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  21. Beat It – Michael Jackson
  22. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
  23. Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
  24. Red Red Wine – UB40
  25. What I Like About You – Romantics
  26. Like A Prayer – Madonna
  27. Kiss – Prince
  28. White Wedding – Billy Idol
  29. I Love Rock ‘N Roll – Joan Jett & Blackhearts
  30. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  31. Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  32. Super Freak – Rick James
  33. Mony Mony – Billy Idol
  34. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  35. It’s Tricky – Run-D.M.C.
  36. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
  37. Take On Me – a-ha
  38. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!) – Beastie Boys
  39. Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  40. Fishin’ in the Dark – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  41. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
  42. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive
  43. Rock With You – Michael Jackson
  44. Any Way You Want It – Journey
  45. Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
  46. Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  47. It Takes Two – Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
  48. You Make My Dreams Come True – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  49. Forever And Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
  50. The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
  51. Open Arms – Journey
  52. All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie
  53. Your Love – Outfield
  54. Blister In the Sun – Violent Femmes
  55. Jack & Diane – John Cougar
  56. Kokomo – Beach Boys
  57. 1999 – Prince
  58. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  59. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
  60. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  61. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson
  62. You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  63. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince & The Revolution
  64. Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  65. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
  66. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  67. Brass Monkey – Beastie Boys
  68. Africa – Toto
  69. You Dropped A Bomb On Me – Gap Band
  70. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
  71. It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
  72. Back In Black – AC/DC
  73. Man In the Mirror – Michael Jackson
  74. Pump Up the Jam – Technotronic Feat. Felly
  75. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  76. Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
  77. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
  78. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
  79. Dancing In the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  80. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
  81. Conga – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  82. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Police
  83. Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
  84. Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
  85. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
  86. She’s Got a Way – Billy Joel
  87. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  88. Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon
  89. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
  90. Just Like Heaven – Cure
  91. Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
  92. Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
  93. You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
  94. Jump – Van Halen
  95. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  96. Heaven – Bryan Adams
  97. Here And Now – Luther Vandross
  98. Nothin’ But a Good Time – Poison
  99. It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
  100. Strokin – Clarence Carter

Which is your favorite?

Michael Jackson is on this list, like, nine times. That’s totally tubular, dude. “Valley Girl” is strangely not listed. Our personal favorite “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats is #50.

We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
‘Cause your friends don’t dance
And if they don’t dance
Well, they’re no friends of mine

Michael Jackson Thriller

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