Blast from the Past: 26 Tunes of the 80s to Rock Your World!

Presenting 26 unforgettable tunes of the 80s, arranged in no specific sequence. I challenge you to peruse this list without immediately belting out the lyrics in your mind or even singing them out loud, especially if you’re alone at home! Feel free to share your favorite ’80s songs that we might have overlooked in the comments below.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

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Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)

Billie Jean

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Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” (1982)

Another One Bites The Dust

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Queen – “Another One Bites the Dust” (1980)

Every Breath You Take

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The Police – “Every Breath You Take” (1983)

Livin’ on a Prayer

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Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer” (1986)

Material Girl

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Madonna – “Material Girl” (1984)

Sweet Child o’ Mine

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Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child o’ Mine” (1987)

Don’t Stop Believin’

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Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin'” (1981)

Purple Rain

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Prince – “Purple Rain” (1984)

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

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Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (1987)

Come On Eileen

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Dexys Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen” (1982)

Take On Me

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A-ha – “Take On Me” (1985)


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Toto – “Africa” (1982)


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Van Halen – “Jump” (1984)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (1983)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

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Tears for Fears – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (1985)

Just Like Heaven

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The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” (1987)

Uptown Girl

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Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” (1983)

With or Without You

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U2 – “With or Without You” (1987)


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Lionel Richie – “Hello” (1984)

Back in Black

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AC/DC – “Back in Black” (1980)

Let’s Dance

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David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” (1983)

Careless Whisper

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George Michael – “Careless Whisper” (1984)

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

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Eurythmics – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (1983)

Never Gonna Give You Up

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Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987)

Walk Like an Egyptian

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The Bangles – “Walk Like an Egyptian” (1986)


Please note that this list represents a selection of popular songs from the 1980s and is not an exhaustive ranking. The songs listed here have had a significant impact and popularity during that decade.

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