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There were a LOT of excellent rock songs put out in the '80s - they just didn't play them on the radio.

I see Metallica and GnR were referenced already - and it also depends on how hard you like your rock, but some others.....

Cult of Personality - Living Colour

Spellbound - Triumph

N.F.L. - Anthrax

Holy Diver - Dio

etc etc - I realize that these are pretty hard - but like I said - the good stuff wasn't on the radio.....

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"Don´t answer me" , Alan Parsons

"Killing Moon", Echo & the Bunymen

"Sensitive". Mick Karn

"Take this waltz". Leonard Cohen

"Drive". Cars

Psychedelich Furs, Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Blancmange, Ultravox, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen... they all had great songs...

Blondie too!

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1. "One Hit (To The Body)" - The Stones

2. "Knocking At Your Back Door" - Deep Purple

3. "Spirit of Radio" - Rush

4. "Unchained" - Van Halen

5. "State of Confusion" - The Kinks

6. "Rough Boys" - Peter Townshend

7. "Can't Happen Here" - Rainbow

8. "I Love It Loud" - Da Kiss

9. "The Voice" - Moody Blues

10. "Rockin' In The Free World" - Neil Young

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Here are some I listen to often:

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days

Camper Van Beethovan - Take the Skinheads Bowling

Cheap Trick - She's Tight

Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor

Husker Du - New Day Rising

Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

Stevie Ray Vaughan - EVERYTHING!

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream

Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen

Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny

38 Special - Caught Up in You

Todd Rundgren - Bang the Drum All Day

AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC - Have a Drink on Me

Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime

The Kinks - Destoyer

Pixies - Where Is My Mind?

The Who - You Better You Bet

Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

Van Halen - Panama

Nena - 99 Luftballons

ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot

Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey

Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

George Harrison - I've Got My Mind Set on You

Aerosmith - Rag Doll

Big Black - Kerosene

Guns N' Roses - Mr. Brownstone

Ozzy Ozborne - Crazy Train

Wow that was a long list ::

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Some of my choices, no particular order:

"Sweet Child O' Mine" ? GNR

"Paradise City" - GNR

"She Sells Sanctuary" ? The Cult

"Back in Black" ? AC/DC

"Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" ? AC/DC

"Welcome to the Jungle" ? GNR

"Rockin' in the Free World" ? Neil Young

"No More" ? Neil Young

"Rock the Casbah" ? The Clash

Also, a few from Tom Petty, Rush and U2.

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It seems to me there's a lot of Pop songs here that surely aren't ROCK ? I'll go for Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart" (just snuck into the end of the 80s) and also their revival of "Smokin' In The Boys Room" plus Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock". (Didn't think old55 would like those, did you?) HeHe. And of course Van Halen's "Jump" and GNR's Rockers already mentioned. ::

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1. "One Hit (To The Body)" - The Stones

2. "Knocking At Your Back Door" - Deep Purple

3. "Spirit of Radio" - Rush

4. "Unchained" - Van Halen

5. "State of Confusion" - The Kinks

6. "Rough Boys" - Peter Townshend

7. "Can't Happen Here" - Rainbow

8. "I Love It Loud" - Da Kiss

9. "The Voice" - Moody Blues

10. "Rockin' In The Free World" - Neil Young

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Adding to my own list again. Yeah, I could do that!

Numbers 11 through 30 from the 80's:

11. "Limelight" - Rush

12. "I Want It All" - Queen

13. "Hell's Bells" - AC/DC

14. "Rocket Queen" - Guns 'N Roses

15. "Holiday" - Nazareth

16. "Middle of the Road" - The Pretenders

17. "Crazy Train" - Ozzy, man!

18. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2

19. "Nobody Told Me" - John Lennon

20. "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg" - The Ramones

21. "Wango Tango" - Ted Nugent

22. "Rock and Roll Fantasy" - Bad Company

23. "She's So Cold" - Rolling Stones

24. "Give The People What They Want" - The Kinks

25. "Crossfire" - Stevie Ray Vaughan

26. "Radioactive" - The Firm

27. "Sister Havana" - Urge Overkill

28. "One Way To Rock" - Sammy Hagar

29. "It's The End of the World As We Know It" - REM

30. "People Who Died" - Jim Carroll Band

(I shall return with the rest of my Top 100)

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"Don´t answer me" , Alan Parsons

"Killing Moon", Echo & the Bunymen

"Sensitive". Mick Karn

"Take this waltz". Leonard Cohen

"Drive". Cars

Psychedelich Furs, Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Blancmange, Ultravox, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen... they all had great songs...

Blondie too!

and "She´s so cold" too, obvious...

I wonder how you can remember some of these song by their year... I like many REM or Pretender´s songs but I´m not sure if they´re from the 80´s...

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Back in Black!!!.

Back in black

I hit the sack

I've been too long I'm glad to be back [i bet you know I'm...]

Yes, I'm let loose

From the noose

That's kept me hanging about

I've been looking at the sky

'Cause it's gettin' me high

Forget the hearse 'cause I never die

I got nine lives

Cat size!

Abusin' every one of them and running wild

CHORUS:

'Cause I'm back

Yes, I'm back

Well, I'm back

Yes, I'm back

Well, I'm back, back

(Well) I'm back in black

Yes, I'm back in black

Back in the back

Of a Cadillac

Number one with a bullet, I'm a power pack

Yes, I'm in a bang

With a gang

They've got to catch me if they want me to hang

Cause I'm back on the track

And I'm beatin' the flack

Nobody's gonna get me on another rap

So look at me now

I'm just makin' my play

Don't try to push your luck, just get out of my way

CHORUS

Well, I'm back, Yes I'm back

Well, I'm back, Yes I'm back

Well, I'm back, back

Well I'm back in black

Yes I'm back in black

hooo yeah

Ohh yeah

Yes I am

Oooh yeah, yeah Oh yeah

Back in now

Well I'm back, I'm back

Back, I'm back

Back, I'm back

Back, I'm back

Back, I'm back

Back

Back in black

Yes I'm back in black

Out of the sight

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