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Top 100 '80s Songs

Journey Dont' Stop Believin'

Our Top 100 '80s Songs cover everything from rock, to hair-ballads, and yes, even synth-pop. But the band that reigned the '80s was none other than Journey, who is responsible for seven hit songs on our list and proudly holds the No. 1 spot with the party anthem 'Don't Stop Believin'.' Def Leppard has four hits on the list (mostly from 'Hysteria'), followed by Prince, Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates, Phil Collins, Heart, and Michael Jackson with three songs each. Even though Tommy Tutone only appears once on the list, everyone knows Jenny's number by heart. If your favorite '80s songs didn't make our list, we want to know about it! Leave a comment with your '80s song picks, then hear all 100 songs and more on AOL Radio's Awesome '80s station.

Position Artist Song
1 Journey Don't Stop Believin'
2 Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me)
3 a-ha Take on Me
4 Michael Jackson Thriller
5 Prince and the Revolution When Doves Cry
6 The Police Every Breath You Take
7 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark If You Leave
8 Bon Jovi Livin' on a Prayer
9 Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
10 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me
11 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
12 Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World
13 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun
14 Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf
15 Men at Work Down Under
16 Phil Collins In the Air Tonight
17 REO Speedwagon Keep on Loving You
18 Journey Faithfully
19 Pat Benatar Love Is a Battlefield
20 Journey Open Arms
21 The Human League Don't You Want Me
22 Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
23 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
24 Phil Collins Against All Odds
25 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll
26 Don Henley The Boys of Summer
27 Def Leppard Hysteria
28 Phil Collins Easy Lover
29 Michael Jackson Beat It
30 The Cars Drive
31 Toto Africa
32 Heart Alone
33 The Outfield Your Love
34 Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl
35 Cutting Crew (I Just) Died in Your Arms
36 Kenny Loggins Danger Zone
37 Survivor Eye of the Tiger
38 Whitesnake Here I Go Again
39 Prince and the Revolution Let's Go Crazy
40 Def Leppard Love Bites
41 Steve Perry Oh Sherrie
42 Bryan Adams Summer of '69
43 Soft Cell Tainted Love
44 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart
45 Pat Benatar We Belong
46 Heart What About Love?
47 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
48 'Til Tuesday Voices Carry
49 A Flock of Seagulls I Ran
50 Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax
51 Eddie Money Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby
52 Berlin Take My Breath Away
53 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls
54 Queen Another One Bites the Dust
55 Journey Who's Crying Now
56 Yes Owner of a Lonely Heart
57 Bryan Adams Run to You
58 Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes
59 Heart These Dreams
60 Hall & Oates Maneater
61 Fleetwood Mac Little Lies
62 Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
63 Prince 1999
64 Tears for Fears Shout
65 Foreigner Waiting for a Girl Like You
66 Christopher Cross Sailing
67 Eric Carmen Hungry Eyes
68 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is
69 Chicago Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away
70 Tears for Fears Head Over Heels
71 Chicago You're the Inspiration
72 REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling
73 Dead or Alive You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)
74 Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over
75 Huey Lewis and the News The Power of Love
76 Rockwell Somebody's Watching Me
77 Corey Hart Sunglasses at Night
78 Billy Idol Eyes Without a Face
79 Asia Heat of the Moment
80 Journey Any Way You Want It
81 John Waite Missing You
82 When in Rome The Promise
83 Hall & Oates Out of Touch
84 Journey Send Her My Love
85 Spandau Ballet True
86 Wham! Careless Whisper
87 Mr. Mister Broken Wings
88 Bon Jovi You Give Love a Bad Name
89 Def Leppard Photograph
90 The Police Wrapped Around Your Finger
91 Guns N' Roses Sweet Child o' Mine
92 U2 With or Without You
93 Men at Work Who Can It Be Now?
94 Hall & Oates Private Eyes
95 Billy Idol White Wedding
96 Tommy Tutone 867-5309/Jenny
97 REO Speedwagon Take It on the Run
98 Genesis Land of Confusion
99 Martika Toy Soldiers
100 George Michael Father Figure

The top 100 '80s songs are based on the highest listener-rated tracks on AOL Radio's Awesome '80s station.

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