Top 100 songs of the 1980’s decade

Time for the top 100 songs of the Big 80’s. Lots of variety here. This list comes from Tunecaster.

1. Ebony And Ivory Paul McCartney With
Stevie Wonder
2. Hard To Say I’m Sorry Chicago
3. Every Breath You Take The Police
4. One More Try George Michael
5. Look Away Chicago
6. That’s What Friends Are For Dionne And Friends Featuring
Elton John, Gladys Knight
And Stevie Wonder
7. Like A Prayer Madonna
8. Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins
9. Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) Paul McCartney & Wings
10. Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
11. Call Me Blondie
12. We Are The World USA For Africa
13. Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie
14. Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
15. Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
16. Alone Heart
17. West End Girls Pet Shop Boys
18. Jack & Diane John Cougar
19. Jump Van Halen
20. Billie Jean Michael Jackson
21. Say Say Say Paul McCartney And
Michael Jackson
22. Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille
23. Careless Whisper Wham! Featuring
George Michael
24. Lady Kenny Rogers
25. Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes
26. Pump Up The Jam Technotronic Featuring Felly
27. Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
28. Like A Virgin Madonna
29. When Doves Cry Prince And The Revolution
30. Physical Olivia Newton-John
31. Karma Chameleon Culture Club
32. Rosanna Toto
33. Maneater Daryl Hall And John Oates


At the beginning of the 1970s, it was announced that The Beatles broke up. At the beginning of the 1980’s, worse news arrived. John Lennon was shot and killed while Starting Over was near the top chart spot. The song hit number one and became one of the biggest songs of the 80’s. Here is the audio.

34. (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
35. Baby, Come To Me Patti Austin And James Ingram
36. Magic Olivia Newton-John
37. Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House
38. Money For Nothing Dire Straits
39. Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles
40. Straight Up Paula Abdul
41. Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
42. The Tide Is High Blondie

60’s group Jefferson Airplane came back in a new configuration in the 70’s as Jefferson Starship. In the 80’s the group had a second comeback, now as just Starship. This second comeback produced the group’s biggest hit of all, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.

43. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
44. Private Eyes Daryl Hall And John Oates
45. When I’m With You Sheriff
46. Africa Toto
47. Miss You Much Janet Jackson
48. Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston
49. Always Atlantic Starr
50. Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
51. Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
52. Broken Wings Mr. Mister
53. What’s Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
54. Rock With You Michael Jackson
55. Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses
56. Holding Back The Years Simply Red
57. Flashdance… What A Feeling Irene Cara
58. Luka Suzanne Vega
59. Take On Me A-ha
60. Missing You John Waite
61. Truly Lionel Richie
62. All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
63. Open Arms Journey
64. Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison
65. Kyrie Mr. Mister
66. Faith George Michael
67. Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond
68. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me Billy Joel
69. Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner
70. Let’s Go Crazy Prince And The Revolution
71. When I Think Of You Janet Jackson
72. I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
73. Celebration Kool And The Gang
74. I Knew You Were Waiting
(For Me)
Aretha Franklin And
George Michael
75. Beat It Michael Jackson
76. Who’s Crying Now Journey
77. On My Own Patti LaBelle And Michael McDonald
78. Lean On Me Club Nouveau
79. The Flame Cheap Trick
80. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) Daryl Hall And John Oates
81. Separate Lives
(Theme From White Knights)
Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin
82. Papa Don’t Preach Madonna
83. Hello Lionel Richie
84. Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
85. Somewhere Out There Linda Ronstadt And
James Ingram
86. We Didn’t Start The Fire Billy Joel
87. Father Figure George Michael
88. I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
89. Say It Isn’t So Daryl Hall And John Oates
90. Wild, Wild West The Escape Club
91. Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
92. Two Hearts Phil Collins
93. Chariots Of Fire – Titles Vangelis
94. Bad Medicine Bon Jovi
95. Sweet Dreams
(Are Made Of This)
96. There’ll Be Sad Songs
(To Make You Cry)
Billy Ocean
97. Upside Down Diana Ross
98. Arthur’s Theme
(Best That You Can Do)
Christopher Cross
99. Angel Aerosmith
100. Live To Tell Madonna
101. Can’t Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon
102. That Girl Stevie Wonder
103. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!
104. Open Your Heart Madonna
105. Everything She Wants Wham!
106. Maniac Michael Sembello
107. Lost In Emotion Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
108. Talking In Your Sleep The Romantics
109. Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
110. Hands To Heaven Breathe
111. La Bamba Los Lobos
112. Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
113. Stuck On You Lionel Richie
114. Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
115. Being With You Smokey Robinson
116. Wild Thing Tone Loc
117. Glory Of Love Peter Cetera
118. More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
119. Party All The Time Eddie Murphy
120. Woman John Lennon
121. Don’t Rush Me Taylor Dayne
122. Believe It Or Not (Theme From Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury
123. The Wild Boys Duran Duran
124. Tell Her About It Billy Joel
125. Morning Train (Nine To Five) Sheena Easton
126. Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
127. Down Under Men At Work
128. Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
129. You Should Hear How
She Talks About You
Melissa Manchester
130. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2
131. Lost In Love Air Supply
132. Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon
133. When The Going Gets Tough,
The Tough Get Going
Billy Ocean
134. Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston
135. All Out Of Love Air Supply
136. Cherish Kool And The Gang
137. Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
138. You Keep Me Hangin’ On Kim Wilde
139. Crazy For You Madonna
140. Roll With It Steve Winwood
141. Joanna Kool And The Gang
142. Love Shack The B-52’s
143. Footloose Kenny Loggins
144. Make A Move On Me Olivia Newton-John
145. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
146. Sailing Christopher Cross
147. She Bop Cyndi Lauper
148. Guilty Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
149. Together Forever Rick Astley
150. The One That You Love Air Supply
151. Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington, Jr.
with Bill Withers
152. My Prerogative Bobby Brown
153. Here I Go Again Whitesnake
154. Kiss On My List Daryl Hall And John Oates
155. Giving You The Best That I Got Anita Baker
156. Head To Toe Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
157. Could’ve Been Tiffany
158. Take It Away Paul McCartney
159. Shake You Down Gregory Abbott
160. I’ll Always Love You Taylor Dayne
161. Every Woman In The World Air Supply
162. Baby Don’t Forget My Number Milli Vanilli
163. Can’t We Try Dan Hill with Vonda Shepard
164. Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
165. Passion Rod Stewart
166. Out Of Touch Daryl Hall And John Oates
167. Caribbean Queen
(No More Love On The Run)
Billy Ocean
168. Let’s Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
169. Eternal Flame Bangles
170. Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson
171. Simply Irresistible Robert Palmer
172. Rock Me Amadeus Falco
173. Love’s Been A Little Bit
Hard On Me
Juice Newton
174. With Or Without You U2
175. So Emotional Whitney Houston
176. Need You Tonight INXS
177. Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder
178. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
(Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
179. I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
180. Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
181. (I Just) Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew
182. Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
183. Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
184. Dancing On The Ceiling Lionel Richie
185. The Best Of Times Styx
186. Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
187. Don’t Talk To Strangers Rick Springfield
188. I Keep Forgettin’
(Every Time You’re Near)
Michael McDonald
189. Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia
190. Girl I’m Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli
191. A View To A Kill Duran Duran
192. Everytime You Go Away Paul Young
193. Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears
194. Love Bites Def Leppard
195. Sussudio Phil Collins
196. The Reflex Duran Duran
197. Somebody’s Baby Jackson Browne
198. Don’t Know Much Linda Ronstadt
Featuring Aaron Neville
199. Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung
200. Material Girl Madonna

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