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best 80s songs

 

 

If you are looking for the 100 Best 80s songs then you have come to the right place!

 

 

This post is for all the moms who grew up in the 80s and still think that this decade produced the best ever music.

This post is for all the moms who had to listen to hours and hours of Wiggles because their child insisted on being in charge of the playlist.

(Obviously they did not get the memo and had never heard of the unwritten rule – driver gets to pick!)

This post is for all the moms who think it is only fair that their children get a taste of their own medicine.

For a change our kids get to listen to what mommy actually likes!

 

Music plays a big part in our life.

 

My kids and I listen to music wherever we go and yes I too once was subjected to songs that solely belonged either in a cartoon or children’s variety show.

 

But have no fear!

 

One day they do grow up and become interested in other genres and singers who don’t just wear fluorescent colors (though the irony here is neon colors were VERY popular in the early 80s).

 

I have compiled a list here of our top 100 80s songs that feature on our current 1980s playlist at home.

 

This may not be a traditional parenting post but I figure if other mommy bloggers are super keen to list 100 craft ideas for kids it’s only fair that moms get to  have some fun too, right?

Call it a history lesson if you like.

Add some dancing to the equation and we can even call it a physical education / afterschool activity recommendation.

Whatever works!

 

Without further ado, here are the top 100 80s songs that feature currently on our music playlist at home.

 

1 Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield, 1981

2 Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi, 1986

3 Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper, 1983

4 Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler, 1983

5 I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston, 1987

6 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!, 1984

7 I Love Rock N Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 1981

8 Like a Prayer – Madonna, 1989

9 Karma Chameleon – Culture Club, 1983

9 Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard, 1987

10 Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles, 1986

 

 

11 Here I Go Again – Whitesnake, 1982

12 Don’t Stop Believing – Journey, 1981

13 Faith – George Michael, 1987

14 Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley, 1987

15 Into the Groove – Madonna, 1984

16 When Doves Cry – Prince, 1984

17 Footloose – Kenny Loggins, 1984

18 The Final Countdown – Europe, 1986

19 Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle, 1987

20 Little Red Corvette – Prince 1983

 

21 I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany, 1987

22 Every Little Step – Bobby Brown, 1988

23 Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses 1987

24 Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams, 1984

25 Take My Breath Away – Berlin, 1986

26 She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals, 1988

27 Beat It – Michael Jackson 1982

28 Africa – Toto, 1982

29 Hard to Say I’m Sorry – Chicago, 1982

30 Patience – Guns N’ Roses, 1988

 

31 Purple Rain – Prince, 1984

32 I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner, 1984

33 Heaven – Bryan Adams, 1983

34 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor, 1982

35 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship, 1986

36 Right Here Waiting For You – Richard Marx, 1989

37 You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi, 1986

38 Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen, 1987

39 I Remember You – Skid Row, 1989

40 Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and The Waves, 1983

 

41 Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon, 1985

42 All Out Of Love – Air Supply, 1980

43 Red Red Wine – UB40, 1983

44 We Built This City – Starship, 1985

45 Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dayne, 1988

46Turn The Radio up – Eric Carmen, 1988

47 Flashdance – Irene Cara, 1983

48 Jump – Van Halen, 1983

49 We Are The World – USA For Africa, 1985

50 Alone – Heart, 1987

 

51 I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers, 1988

52 Any Way You Want It – Journey, 1980

53 Hurts So Good – John Mellencamp, 1982

54 Kids In America – Kim Wilde, 1981

55 You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins, 1982

56 99 Luftballons – Nena, 1983

57 Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison, 1988

58 We Belong – Pat Benatar, 1984

59 I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters, 1982

60 Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes, 1981

 

61 The Rose – Bette Midler, 1980

62 After All – Cher 1989

63 Is This Love – Whitesnake, 1987

64 Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benatar, 1983

65 How Will I Know – Whitney Houston, 1985

66 Bust A Move – Young MC, 1989

67 Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys, 1986

68 Walk This Way – RUN DMC feat. Aerosmith, 1986

69 I’ll Be There For You – Bon Jovi, 1988

70 Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics , 1983

 

71 Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode, 1981

72 Lean On Me – Club Nouveau, 1986

73 Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc, 1989

74 Wild Thing – Sam Kinison, 1988

75 We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister, 1984

76 Poison – Alice Cooper, 1989

77 Another Bites The Dust – Queen, 1980

78 Every Breath You Take – The Police, 1983

79 You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC 1980

80 The Power Of Love – Jennifer Rush, 1984

 

81 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson, 1982

82 Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie, 1981

83 Straight Up – Paula Abdul, 1988

84 Frankie – Sister Sledge, 1985

85 My Prerogative – Bobby Brown, 1988

86 Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith, 1989

87 Need You Tonight – INXS, 1987

88 Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper, 1984

89 Dr Feelgood – Motley Crue, 1989

90 Push It – Salt-N-Pepa, 1986

 

91 Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen, 1984

92 Mickey – Toni Basil, 1981

93 You Got It (The Right Stuff)- New Kids On The Block, 1988

94 Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners, 1983

95 Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, 1983

96 You Keep Me Hanging On – Kim Wilde, 1987

97 La Bamba – Los Lobos, 1987

98 Kokomo – The Beach Boys, 1988

99 Wild Wild West – The Escape Club, 1987

100 Look Away – Chicago, 1989

 

BONUS SONGS:

 

101 Lost In Your Eyes – Debbie Gibson, 1989

102 Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler, 1989

103 Toy Soldiers – Martika, 1989

104 When I See You Smile – Bad English, 1989

105 Love Bites – Def Leppard, 1987 (my all-time favorite song!)

 

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