Top Rock Songs of the '80s (130 Hits)

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1. Skid Row – 18 and Life
2. Motörhead – Ace of Spades
3. Toto – Africa
4. The Hooters – All You Zombies
5. Boston – Amanda
6. Aerosmith – Angel
7. Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
8. Journey – Any Way You Want It
9. AC/DC – Back in Black
10. Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
11. Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
12. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
13. Judas Priest – Breaking the Law
14. Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
15. Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin' for You
16. Survivor – Burning Heart
17. REO Speedwagon – Can't Fight This Feeling
18. Europe – Carrie
19. 38 Special – Caught Up in You
20. Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
21. Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
22. Quiet Riot – Cum on Feel the Noize
23. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
24. INXS – Devil Inside
25. Asia – Don't Cry
26. Cinderella – Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)
27. Journey – Don't Stop Believin'
28. Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood
29. Nazareth – Dream On
30. Aerosmith – Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
31. The Police – Every Breath You Take
32. The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
33. Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
34. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
35. Beastie Boys – Fight for Your Right
36. Tom Petty – Free Fallin'
37. Pseudo Echo – Funkytown
38. ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin'
39. Mötley Crüe – Girls Girls Girls
40. Quarterflash – Harden My Heart
41. Huey Lewis and the News – Heart and Soul
42. Asia – Heat of the Moment
43. Warrant – Heaven
44. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
45. Pat Benatar – Hit Me with Your Best Shot
46. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
47. John Cougar – Hurts So Good
48. Def Leppard – Hysteria
49. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Hate Myself for Loving You
50. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘n' Roll
51. Skid Row – I Remember You
52. U2 – I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for
53. Rainbow – I Surrender
54. Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love Is
55. Tom Petty – I Won't Back Down
56. Status Quo – In the Army Now
57. Whitesnake – Is This Love
58. John Cougar – Jack & Diane
59. Jane's Addiction – Jane Says
60. The Hooters – Johnny B
61. Van Halen – Jump
62. REO Speedwagon – Keep on Lovin' You
63. ZZ Top – Legs
64. Bon Jovi – Livin' on a Prayer
65. Def Leppard – Love Bites
66. Tesla – Love Song
67. The Cure – Lullaby
68. Metallica – Master of Puppets
69. Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
70. INXS – Need You Tonight
71. Heart – Never
72. INXS – New Sensation
73. Rush – New World Man
74. Cinderella – Nobody's Fool
75. Poison – Nothin' but a Good Time
76. Metallica – One
77. Gary Moore & Phil Lynott – Out in the Fields
78. Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart
79. Guns N' Roses – Paradise City
80. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
81. Alice Cooper – Poison
82. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
83. U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love)
84. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
85. Jim Steinman – Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
86. Def Leppard – Rock of Ages
87. The Clash – Rock the Casbah
88. The Scorpions – Rock You Like a Hurricane
89. Toto – Rosanna
90. Slade – Run Runaway
91. Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
92. Bryan Adams – Run to You
93. Bon Jovi – Runaway
94. 38 Special – Second Chance
95. The Tubes – She's a Beauty
96. The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
97. Night Ranger – Sister Christian
98. The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
99. The Scorpions – Still Loving You
100. Bryan Adams – Summer of '69
101. Guns N' Roses – Sweet Child o' Mine
102. REO Speedwagon – Take It on the Run
103. Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight
104. Poison – Talk Dirty to Me
105. Styx – The Best of Times
106. Europe – The Final Countdown
107. Cheap Trick – The Flame
108. REM – The One I Love
109. Scandal – The Warrior
110. The Smiths – This Charming Man
111. Rush – Tom Sawyer
112. Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
113. Golden Earring – Twilight Zone
114. Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
115. Foreigner – Urgent
116. Dire Straits – Walk of Life
117. Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith – Walk This Way
118. Guns N' Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
119. Twisted Sister – We're Not Gonna Take It
120. Status Quo – What You're Proposing
121. Bad English – When I See You Smile
122. Billy Idol – White Wedding
123. AC/DC – Who Made Who
124. Van Halen – Why Can't This Be Love
125. U2 – With or Without You
126. Loverboy – Workin' for the Weekend
127. Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
128. The Cars – You Might Think
129. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
130. The Outfield – Your Love

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37 thoughts on “Top Rock Songs of the '80s (130 Hits)

  1. It was a good list, although KISS only made on there once. I think they should have made 3 to 4 times on there. Also there was no Prince or MJ or even Aldo Nova. They should have been on there, along with Mr. S.R.V.

  2. No offence, but this is a very "american" choice. From all of the Queen songs, the choice "Another one bites the dust" and "Under Pressure" seems weird. What about the real hits of queen like "Radio GaGa", "Hammer To Fall","Innuendo","Show Must Go On". I know that "Another one bites the dust" was the greatest success in the US, but in Europe, it's more like a forgotten song of a band with so many great hits. And I only mentioned some of the 80s.

  3. 5 months later, this video has more than 144000 views, which is a good result. It proves how 80's rock (or hard rock) songs are a lot appreciated (by both old and young generations). So, I suggest an idea if it's possible: it woud be cool if there is a Top 130 rock songs for the era 1980-1984 and another Top 130 rock songs for the era 1985-1989. During the whole 80's, there were an impressive number of Rock/Hard Rock songs (made by plenty bands and solo artists) in the charts (we can check out the charts from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland to see it).

  4. Nice timing – I just turned 50 a few DAZE Ago (Nice to see YES & Several of our metal bands thrown in) It is actually a solid list – I only counted 6 songs that did not deserve to be here! Thank you for adding in REM & Depeche!

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