The ’80s were a transformative time for music from the launch of MTV to seeing the rise of pop and rock icons like Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and many more.
With the 80 Essential Hits from the ’80s, we explore some of the biggest songs from the aforementioned artists and take a look at the decade’s biggest one-hit wonders, greatest duets and collaborations and see just how much film and film soundtracks had an impact on the culture. (Spoiler: It’s a lot!)
See the entire countdown that YOU voted for below! Plus, check out some of the ‘JRZ airstaff’s favorite memories of the 80’s by clicking here.
(EB)= Written by Erica Banas
(BI)= Written by Brian Ives