Re: Top 25 Pop/Rock Hits From The 80s

Date:2020-05-10 20:20:18
Edited:2020-05-19 13:21:02
In Reply To:Top 25 Pop/Rock Hits From The 80s by Pirage
I will note some songs would not make this list if it didn't specifically say hits. For example, I LOVE Billy Joel's The Downeaster Alexa, but for this list We Didn't Start the Fire makes it, cause that one was the hit, not Alexa. Same with BOC's Burnin for You making it over Veteran of the Psychic Wars or The Pact. Also, this list excludes any obvious metal bands like Maiden, Accept, and Priest, AND for this list I'm counting AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, and Scorpions as "metal" acts and leaving them off. I am also allowing songs that were released in late '79 but weren't released as singles until '80, which means Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb and Tom Petty's Refugee are included, but Pat Benatar's Heartbreaker is not. Even though The Wall, Damn the Torpedoes, and In the Heat of the Night were all released in late '79, Heartbreaker was released as a single shortly afterwards, but Comfortably Numb wasn't released, and thus couldn't become a "hit", until June 1980, same with Refugee which was released as a single in January of 1980.

Tom Petty-Running Down a Dream
Tom Petty-Free Fallin
Tom Petty-I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Refugee
Blue Oyster Cult-Burnin for You
The Outlaws-Ghost Riders in the Sky
Dire Straits-Money for Nothing
Golden Earring-Twilight Zone
Glenn Frey-Smuggler's Blues
ZZ Top-Sharp Dressed Man
Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb
Billy Idol-Rebel Yell
Billy Idol-White Wedding
Billy Joel-We Didn't Start the Fire
Red Rider-Lunatic Fringe
Don Henley-Dirty Laundry
Traveling Wilburys-End of the Line
John Fogerty-The Old Man Down the Road
George Thorogood and the Destroyers-I Drink Alone
Georgia Satellites-Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Stevie Nicks-Edge of Seventeen
The Who-Eminence Front
REM-The One I Love
Bryan Adams-Summer of '69
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