Greatest Song of the 80s

Power ballads, power dressing, big hair, the death of punk and the birth of new musical movements like electro, shock pop and the New Romantics the 80s might have been the decade taste forgot, but it provided some of the most memorable moments in music history!

Live Aid rocked the world, while the likes of Boy George and Madonna shocked the world. The 80s inspired a generation to express themselves through music, fashion and a change the world attitude and its influence can still be seen and heard today.

So many songs from the 80s resonate with audiences old enough to remember, and young enough not to have even been born.

But what is the Greatest Song of the 80s? Listeners of Absolute 80s and viewers of MTV, Viva and Vh1 put them to the vote - and here's the results!

  1. Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
  2. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
  3. Inxs - Need You Tonight
  4. A-Ha - Take On Me
  5. Michael Jackson - Thriller
  6. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  7. Ultravox - Vienna
  8. Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
  9. Adam And The Ants - Prince Charming
  10. Madonna - Like A Virgin
  11. Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
  13. Madonna - Into The Groove
  14. The Smiths - This Charming Man
  15. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  16. Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby
  17. Duran Duran - Rio
  18. U2 - With Or Without You
  19. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  20. New Order - Blue Monday
  21. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
  22. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
  23. Michael Jackson - Beat It
  24. The Jam - Town Called Malice
  25. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The Usa
  26. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
  27. Nena - 99 Red Balloons
  28. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
  29. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
  30. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
  31. Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
  32. The Specials - Ghost Town
  33. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
  34. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
  35. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
  36. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
  37. Visage - Fade To Grey
  38. Abc - The Look Of Love
  39. Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams
  40. Elton John - I'm Still Standing
  41. Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer
  42. Queen - I Want To Break Free
  43. Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting
  44. George Michael - Careless Whisper
  45. Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
  46. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
  47. The Police - Every Breath You Take
  48. David Bowie - Let's Dance
  49. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
  50. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
  51. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
  52. Spandau Ballet - Gold
  53. Madonna - Holiday
  54. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  55. Queen - Radio Ga Ga
  56. Prince & The Revolution - Kiss
  57. Spandau Ballet - True
  58. Blondie - Atomic
  59. Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  60. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  61. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
  62. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
  63. U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  64. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
  65. Wham! - Club Tropicana
  66. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  67. Europe - The Final Countdown
  68. The Clash - Rock The Casbah
  69. Heaven 17 - Temptation
  70. The Cars - Drive
  71. The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon
  72. Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
  73. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again '87
  74. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  75. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  76. Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
  77. The Cure - The Love Cats
  78. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
  79. Madonna - Material Girl
  80. Tears For Fears - Shout
  81. Erasure - A Little Respect
  82. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
  83. Prince & The Revolution - When Doves Cry
  84. Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right
  85. Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
  86. Berlin - Take My Breath Away
  87. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
  88. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
  89. Billy Idol - White Wedding
  90. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
  91. George Michael - Faith
  92. Kenny Loggins - Footloose
  93. Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
  94. Peter Cetera - Glory Of Love
  95. T'pau - China In Your Hand
  96. Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
  97. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
  98. Level 42 - Lessons In Love
  99. Madness - House Of Fun
  100. Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
  101. Philip Bailey; Phil Collins - Easy Lover
  102. Bryan Adams - Run To You
  103. Katrina And The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
  104. Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
  105. Bangles - Eternal Flame
  106. Tina Turner - The Best
  107. Kim Wilde - Kids In America
  108. Cameo - Word Up
  109. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
  110. Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  111. Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love
  112. Jennifer Warnes; Bill Medley - The Time Of My Life
  113. Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
  114. Lionel Richie - Hello
  115. Bobby Mcferrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
  116. Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling
  117. Kylie Minogue; Jason Donovan - Especially For You
  118. Soul Ii Soul - Back To Life
  119. Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
  120. Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
  121. Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World
  122. Steve Winwood - Valerie
  123. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  124. Bros - When Will I Be Famous
  125. Sade - Smooth Operator