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100 Greatest Rock Artists Of The 1980's

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Criteria: - Rock Music Artists of the 80's based equally on Musical and Commercial Impact, Influence & Importance of their Recorded Work from 1980-1989 only.

Edited By: Ashton
Last Updated: 09-27-2006


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100 Greatest Rock Artists Of The 80's
  1. Michael Jackson
  2. Prince
  3. Madonna
  4. U2
  5. Bruce Springsteen
  6. Run-D.M.C.
  7. Van Halen
  8. Public Enemy
  9. Billy Joel
10. The Police
11. Phil Collins
12. Guns N' Roses
13. Def Leppard
14. Janet Jackson
15. George Michael/Wham
16. Whitney Houston
17. Metallica
18. N.W.A
19. Dire Straits
20. AC/DC
21. Rush
22. Iron Maiden
23. Judas Priest
24. Lionel Richie
25. Bon Jovi
26. Talking Heads
27. Genesis
28. R.E.M.
29. Duran Duran
30. Motley Crue
31. The Cure
32. Journey
33. John Mellencamp
34. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
35. REO Speedwagon
36. Kool and the Gang
37. L.L. Cool J
38. Tina Turner
39. Queen
40. Beastie Boys
41. Ozzy Osbourne
42. The Smiths
43. Huey Lewis and the News
44. Bryan Adams
45. Hall & Oates
46. Pat Benatar
47. Eric B. & Rakim
48. Billy Idol
49. Peter Gabriel
50. INXS
51. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
52. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
53. Eurythmics
54. The Cars
55. Aerosmith
56. ZZ Top
57. The Rolling Stones
58. Heart
59. David Bowie
60. Elton John
61. Rod Stewart
62. Foreigner
63. Stevie Wonder
64. Toto
65. Bob Seger
66. The Pointer Sisters
67. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
68. Salt-N-Pepa
69. Fleetwood Mac
70. The Go-Go's
71. Paul McCartney
72. Pet Shop Boys
73. Don Henley
74. Paul Simon
75. Tracy Chapman
76. Cyndi Lauper
77. Depeche Mode
78. Sonic Youth
79. Pete Townshend
80. Culture Club
81. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
82. De La Soul
83. Luther Vandross
84. Chicago
85. The Bangles
86. Thompson Twins
87. Yes
88. Men at Work
89. Pixies
90. Pink Floyd
91. Robert Palmer
92. Kenny Loggins
93. Whitesnake
94. Sade
95. Steve Winwood
96. Billy Ocean
97. Tears for Fears
98. Bobby Brown
99. Scorpions
100. Simply Red
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Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson




Madonna
Madonna




 Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen




Eurythmics
Eurythmics




Talking Heads
Talking Heads
101. B-52's
102. Boston
103. Rick James
104. Joan Jett
105. Stevie Nicks
106. Berlin
107. Sting
108. New Order
109. Poison
110. The Pretenders
111. Quiet Riot
112. RATT
113. The Clash
114. The Stone Roses
115. Squeeze
116. Styx
117. Frankie Goes to Hollywood
118. New Edition
119. Stray Cats
120. Paula Abdul
121. The Human League
122. Violent Femmes
123. Elvis Costello
124. A-Ha
125. Blondie
126. Anita Baker
127. Milli Vanilli
128. Sheena Easton
129. Loverboy
130. Asia
131. Skid Row
132. Tiffany
133. Debbie Gibson
134. Crosby Stills Nash (& Young)
135. Madness
136. Aretha Franklin
137. Afrika Bambaataa
138. UB 40
139. Patti LaBelle
140. Tone-Loc
141. Falco
142. Simple Minds
143. Earth Wind & Fire
144. KISS
145. The Jam
146. Marvin Gaye
147. Bananarama
148. New Kids on the Block
149. Billy Squier
150. Slayer
151. Adam Ant
152. Spandau Ballet
153. Dokken
154. The Jesus and Mary Chain
155. ABC
156. Cinderella
157. Bonnie Raitt
158. 10,000 Maniacs
159. Accept
160. Eric Clapton
161. Kool Moe Dee
162. The Cult
163. The Fixx
164. Air Supply
165. Richard Marx
166. Bruce Hornsby & the Range
167. Starship
168. The Replacements
169. Fine Young Cannibals
170. Mr. Mister
171. Boogie Down Productions
172. Irene Cara
173. David Lee Roth
174. Twisted Sister
175. Corey Hart
176. Doug E. Fresh
177. Laura Branigan
178. Dio
179. Europe
180. A Flock of Seagulls
181. Eddy Grant
182. Husker Du
183. Black Flag
184. Dead Kennedys
185. George Thorogood
186. John Lennon
187. Terence Trent D'arby
188. Red Hot Chili Peppers
189. Rick Springfield
190. Paul Young
191. Black Sabbath
192. Howard Jones
193. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
194. Level 42
195. John Farnham
196. Tom Waits
197. Mike Oldfield
198. Chris De Burgh
199. Alan Parsons Project
200. Ministry
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