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  1. 20 Of The Best Bands Of The ’80s - everything80spodcast.com

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    • The Beastie Boys. The Beastie boys never sucked. They were always good and never had any down periods where the music took a hit. In the ‘80s nothing embraced the party attitude than the frat based Beastie Boys.
    • Bon Jovi. I used to have to hide Bon Jovi tapes under my bed as I thought they were so badass I would get in trouble for listening to them. They were hard rock but still anthemic and seemed accessible.
    • Milli Vanilli. Yikes, where to start with this…Milli Vanilli could be its own entirely different article but they are still synonymous with the ‘80s even if it’s for all the wrong reasons.
    • Run-DMC. The Beatles of rap. In the ‘80s a new and emerging style of music was being released from the Bronx and New York City. It was called hip-hop and it was a way for people to share the way that they saw life and what they saw around them.
  2. Top 50 Bands Of The 80s - Rate Your Music

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    Megadeth sort of emerged as a middle finger to Metallica, after Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica of course for being a dumbass, and well there is no denying Mustaine is a huge asshole and egotistical dick, his band Megadeth were by far one of the best metal bands of the 80s.

  3. Best 80s Bands and Musicians: List of Top Musical Artists of ...

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    Remember, some of these artists were responsible for the worst songs of the 80s as well as the greatest '80s one hit wonders. From synth pop, to hair metal, to the rise of punk rock, to the fall of disco, to the birth of hip-hop, all genres are recognized, including classic albums, as long as they were the best of the best during this fabulous ...

  4. Greatest Bands from the '80s - Top Ten List - TheTopTens

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    • Queen. Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals).
    • Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres.
    • Guns N Roses. Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.
    • Metallica. Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist).
    • U2. Even today, these four lads from Ireland are creating beautiful music. But it’s thanks to such career-defining albums as Boy, War, and The Joshua Tree that U2 became one of the most successful ’80s bands.
    • Talking Heads. Talking Heads were unique in the way that they were able to reach mainstream audiences but hold onto their authenticity, something which music critics liked.
    • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Although Jersey-born Bruce Springsteen emerged during the ’70s, his work in the ’80s was huge commercially. Known for his marathon shows and hard work ethic, the ’80s saw his album Born in the U.S.A smash the charts and produce seven top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
    • R.E.M. Formed in 1980, this band from Georgia is often considered one of the ancestors of the alternative rock genre. Their debut album, Murmur, instantly received acclaim and made a name for themselves.
  5. Best-Selling Bands Of The '80s, Then And Now | Stacker

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    Aug 23, 2020 · Best-selling bands of the '80s, then and now Anyone who grew up in the ‘80s remembers seminal events like the debut of the Rubik’s Cube at the International Toy Fair, the murder of John Lennon, the launch of Space Shuttle, the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, the release of “Thriller,” the introduction of the Macintosh ...

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  7. Oct 07, 2020 · You probably have a few artists in mind that fit one or maybe even all of those criteria, but we're betting you don't know all of the '80s bands, duos, and groups who had massive mainstream success in the decade. Here are 25 huge bands from the '80s you probably forgot about.

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    • Club Nouveau
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      In the ashes of his previous project, Timex Social Club, record producer Jay King formed this California R&B band—French for "new club"—in 1986.
    • Vixen
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      This all-female metal band was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1980, when lead guitarist and founding member, the late Jan Kuehnemund, was still in high school.
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      What more needs to be said other than this is the band that gave us the dance floor staple "Funkytown"? In a Minneapolis music scene that had only just begun to take shape, Lipps, Inc.
  8. Greatest Rock Bands of the '80s - Top Ten List - TheTopTens

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    • Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals).
    • Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.
    • Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres.
    • AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 .
  9. Most Popular Rock Bands of the 80s - List Challenges

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    These are some of the most popular classic rock bands that played and released albums in the 1980s. Rock music was in full swing, with bands dressing up in high heels and makeup. 348 users · 2,341 views

  10. Top 100 Artists Of The 80's - Top40Weekly.com

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    Top 100 Artists of the 80’s These are the top 100 artists of the 1980's . This list was compiled using several sources including chart rankings, music video rotation, radio airplay, genre influence, and cultural influence to name a few.