Top 200 Songs of the 1980s

200. Tonight – New Kids On The Block
199. Theme From S’Express – S’Express
198. Luka – Suzanne Vega
197. Poison – Alice Cooper
196. One Summer – Daryl Braithwaite
195. Modern Love – David Bowie
194. Chain Reaction – Diana Ross
193. Doctorin’ The Tardis – The Timelords
192. Stand And Deliver – Adam & The Ants
191. Talk It Over – Grayson Hugh
190. Love Changes Everything – Climie Fisher
189. I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner
188. The King of Wishful Thinking – Go West
187. Ride On Time – Black Box
186. Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones
185. La Bamba – Los Lobos
184. Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
183. Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
182. Let The River Run – Carly Simon
181. I Owe You Nothing – Bros
180. The Longest Time – Billy Joel
179. The Power Of Love – Jennifer Rush
178. Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby
177. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys – Morrissey
176. Lambada – Kaoma
175. Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
174. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
173. Funkytown – Pseudo Echo
172. It’s A Sin – Pet Shop Boys
171. Word Leader Pretend – REM
170. Cool World – Mondo Rock
169. I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
168. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
167. The Final Countdown – Europe
166. Wild, Wild West – Escape Club
165. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
164. What A Wonderful World 1988 – Louis Armstrong
163. Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago
162. Don’t Look Any Further – Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett
161. Man With A Gun – Jerry Harrison
160. Respectable – Mel and Kim
159. Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
158. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean
157. Cold As Christmas (In The Middle of the Year) – Elton John
156. A New England – Kirsty McCall
155. Our House– Madness
154. The Queen Is Dead/Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty – The Smiths
153. Gold – Spandau Ballet
152. I’ll Be Your Shelter – Taylor Dane
151. Back On The Chain Gang – The Pretenders
150. Some People – Cliff Richard
149. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive
148. Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) – Cyndi Lauper
147. Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
146. Mr. Brownstone – Guns N’ Roses
145. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
144. What Have I Done To Deserve This? – Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
143. Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
142. Fantasy – Black Box
141. Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benatar
140. Suburbia – Pet Shop Boys
139. More Than This – Roxy Music
138. Half A Person – The Smiths
137. (Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Heads
136. Highwayman – The Highwaymen
135. The Whole Of The Moon – The Waterboys
134. Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys
133. Vienna – Ultravox
132. The Living Years – Mike + The Mechanics
131. Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
130. Talkin’ ’bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman
129. Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith
128. Summer Rain – Belinda Carlisle
127. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
126. Crystal – Elton John
125. Drop The Pilot – Joan Armatrading
124. Careless Whisper – George Michael
123. Chained To The Wheel – Black Sorrows
122. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
121. I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
120. Pride (In The Name Of Love) – U2
119. Masquerade – The Phantom of the Opera Original Cast Recording
118. I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables Original London Cast Recording
117. The Look – Roxette
116. Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair
115. Let The Right One Slip In – Morrissey
114. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
113. Under The Milky Way – The Church
112. Underneath The Radar – Underworld
111. Golden Brown – The Stranglers
110. Waiting For A Star To Fall – Boy Meets Girl
109. Every Rose Has Its Thorns – Poison
108. He’s Gonna Step On You Again – The Party Boys
107. Drive – The Cars
106. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
105. Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon
104. Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
103. Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go’s
102. Only You – Yazoo
101. Master Of The House – Les Miserables Original London Cast
100. Healing Hands – Elton John
99. Motor’s Too Fast – James Reyne
98. Wind of Change – Scorpions
97. And We Danced – The Hooters
96. All I Want Is You – U2
95. Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
94. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
93. Seven Wonders – Fleetwood Mac
92. Reel Around The Fountain – The Smiths
91. Love Shack – The B-52’s
90. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
89. You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids On The Block
88. Freedom! ’90 – George MIchael
87. Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
86. A View To A Kill – Duran Duran
85. Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From “Top Gun”) – Berlin
84. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
83. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits
82. The Perfect Day – Fischer-Z
81. One – Metallica
80. Blue Monday 1988 – New Order
79. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
78. I Know It’s Over – The Smiths
77. Mad World – Tears For Fears
76. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
75. Eternal Flame – Bangles
74. Handle With Care – Traveling Wilburys
73. It Must Have Been Love (Christmas For The Broken Hearted) – Roxette
72. One Perfect Day – Little Heroes
71. With Or Without You – U2
70. Valerie – Steve Winwood
69. West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
68. Higher Love – Steve Winwood
67. True Faith – New Order
66. Electric Blue – Icehouse
65. Alone – Heart
64. Slice Of Heaven – Dave Dobbyn with Herbs
63. Just Like Jesse James – Cher
62. 99 Red Balloons – Nena
61. Girl, I’m Gonna Miss You – Milli Vanilli
60. Wild Wild Life – Talking Heads
59. Ana Ng – They Might Be Giants
58. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
57. Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison
56. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
55. Small Town – John Mellencamp
54. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
53. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
52. Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
51. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
50. Rooms On Fire – Stevie Nicks
49. Stars On 45 – Stars On 45
48. St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) – John Parr
47. Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
46. Jack & Diane – John Cougar (Mellencamp)
45. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
44. Every Breath You Take – The Police
43. Hold On – Wilson Phillips
42. The Emperor’s New Clothes – Sinead O’Connor
41. Down Under – Men At Work
40. Bust a Move – Young MC
39. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
38. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
37. You Win Again – Bee Gees
36. Reckless (Don’t Be So) – Australian Crawl
35. Lifetime Piling Up – Talking Heads
34. Living On A Thin Line – The Kinks
33. One Night In Bangkok – Murray Head
32. Live It Up – Mental As Anything
31. Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
30. Wonderful Life – Black
29. Tucker’s Daughter – Ian Moss
28. Stutter Rap (No Sleep Til Bedtime) – Morris Minor and the Majors
27. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) – Phil Collins
26. The Flame – Cheap Trick
25. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths
24. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
23. Girlfriend In A Coma – The Smiths
22. Joey – Concrete Blonde
21. Boys Don’t Cry 1986 – The Cure
20. She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
19. TRUE – Spandau Ballet
18. Paint A Vulgar Picture – The Smiths
17. Make Me Lose Control – Eric Carmen
16. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
15. The Unguarded Moment – The Church
14. We Built This City – Starship
13. Africa – Toto
12. We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
11. Blue Sky Mine – Midnight Oil
10. Cemetry Gates – The Smiths
9 .The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
8. Take On Me – A-ha
7. I Was Only 19 (A Walk In The Light Green) – Redgum
6. The Boy In The Bubble – Paul Simon
5. Always On My Mind – Pet Shop Boys
4. Fairytale Of New York – Pogues & Kirsty McCall
3. Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants
2. How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
1. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

Artists with multiple entries:

(12 – Morrissey (10 with The Smiths, two solo at 115 and 177)
10 – The Smiths (2, 10, 17, 22, 24, 45, 78, 92, 138, 154)
5 – Pet Shop Boys (5, 69, 140, 172, 144)
4 – Talking Heads (15, 35, 60, 137)
3 – Bruce Springsteen (53, 84, 169)
3 – U2 (71, 96, 120)
3 – Elton John (100, 126, 157)

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