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Top 191 Songs of the 80s The 91X Fat 500 Countdown (1999)

The 91X Top 191 Songs of the 80s

Ranking

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Title

Year

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1.

The Smiths

How Soon Is Now?

Meat is Murder

1985

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2.

The Cure

Just Like Heaven

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

1987

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3.

New Order

Blue Monday

Power, Corruption & Lies

1983

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4.

Simple Minds

Don't You Forget About Me

-

1985

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5.

UB40

Red Red Wine

Labour Of Love

1983

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6.

U2

Pride (In the Name of Love)

The Unforgettable Fire

1984

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7.

Devo

Whip It

Freedom of Choice

1980

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8.

Soft Cell

Tainted Love

Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

1982

 

9.

The Clash

Rock The Casbah

Combat Rock

1982

 

10.

Oingo Boingo

Dead Man's Party

Dead Man's Party

1985

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11.

The B-52's

Love Shack

Cosmic Thing

1989

 

12.

INXS

What You Need

Listen Like Thieves

1985

 

13.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Peek-a-Boo

Peepshow

1988

 

14.

R.E.M.

Radio Free Europe

Murmur

1983

 

15.

New Order

Bizarre Love Triangle

Brotherhood

1986

 

16.

Band Aid

Do They Know It's Christmas?

-

1984

 

17.

The Police

Don't Stand So Close To Me

Zenyatta Mondatta

1980

 

18.

The Cure

Love Cats

-

1984

 

19.

Modern English

I Melt With You

-

1983

 

20.

Big Country

In A Big Country

The Crossing

1983

 

21.

The B-52's

Rock Lobster

The B-52's

1979

 

22.

Depeche Mode

People Are People

Some Great Reward

1984

 

23.

The Go-Go's

We Got The Beat

Beauty and the Beat

1981

 

24.

David Bowie

Let's Dance

Let's Dance

1983

 

25.

The Human League

Don't You Want Me

Dare!

1982

 

26.

U2

Sunday Bloody Sunday

War

1983

 

27.

Echo & The Bunnymen

Lips Like Sugar

Echo & The Bunnymen

1987

 

28.

General Public

Tenderness

All The Rage

1984

 

29.

Elvis Costello

The Only Flame In Town

Goodbye Cruel World

1984

 

30.

The Pretenders

Brass In Pocket

Pretenders

1980

 

31.

Eurythmics

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

1983

 

32.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Relax

Welcome To The Pleasuredome

1984

 

33.

Midnight Oil

Beds Are Burning

Diesel And Dust

1988

 

34.

Duran Duran

Rio

Rio

1983

 

35.

Oingo Boingo

Only A Lad

Only a Lad

1983

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36.

Depeche Mode

Strangelove

Music For The Masses

1987

 

37.

The B-52's

Summer Of Love

Bouncing Off The Satellites

1986

 

38.

The Smiths

Bigmouth Strikes Again

The Queen Is Dead

1986

 

39.

The Cure

Love Song

Disintegration

1989

 

40.

The Stray Cats

Rock this Town

Built for Speed

1981

 

41.

Talking Heads

Burning Down The House

Speaking in Tongues

1983

 

42.

R.E.M.

The One I Love

Document

1987

 

43.

Peter Gabriel

Sledgehammer

So

1986

 

44.

Tracy Chapman

Fast Car

-

1988

 

45.

The Cure

Let's Go To Bed

-

1983

 

46.

Dire Straits

Money For Nothing

-

1985

 

47.

U2

With Or Without You

The Joshua Tree

1987

 

48.

Blondie

Call Me

-

1980

 

49.

INXS

Need You Tonight

Kick

1987

 

50.

Thompson Twins

Lies

Quick Step & Side Kick

1983

 

51.

Kate Bush

Running Up That Hill

Hounds Of Love

1985

 

52.

Depeche Mode

Route 66

-

1988

 

53.

A Flock Of Seagulls

I Ran (So Far Away)

A Flock of Seagulls

1982

 

54.

Billy Idol

White Wedding

Billy Idol

1983

 

55.

EBN-OZN

AEIOU Sometimes Y

-

1984

 

56.

Pet Shop Boys

West End Girls

Please

1986

 

57.

Wall Of Voodoo

Mexican Radio

-

1982

 

58.

The English Beat

Save It For Later

Special Beat Service

1983

 

59.

U2

Desire

Rattle And Hum

1988

 

60.

The Police

Every Breath You Take

Synchronicity

1983

 

61.

The Cure

Lullaby

Disintegration

1989

 

62.

Tears For Fears

Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Songs From The Big Chair

1985

 

63.

ABC

Poison Arrow

The Look of Love

1983

 

64.

Ziggy Marley

Tomorrow People

Conscious Party

1988

 

65.

Robert Palmer

Addicted To Love

Riptide

1986

 

66.

Joe Jackson

Steppin' Out

Night and Day

1982

 

67.

Thomas Dolby

She Blinded Me With Science

The Golden Age of Wireless

1983

 

68.

The Cars

You Might Think

Heartbeat City

1984

 

69.

Erasure

Chains Of Love

The Innocents

1988

 

70.

Elvis Costello

I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

Get Happy!!

1980

 

71.

X

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

1980

 

72.

Brian Ferry

Slave To Love

-

1985

 

73.

Bow Wow Wow

I Want Candy

I Want Candy

1982

 

74.

Squeeze

Hourglass

Babylon and On

1987

 

75.

Talking Heads

Once In A Lifetime

Remain in Light

1980

 

76.

Echo & the Bunnymen

The Killing Moon

Ocean Rain

1984

 

77.

INXS

The One Thing

Shabooh Shoobah

1984

 

78.

Madness

Our House

Madness

1983

 

79.

The Cult

She Sells Sanctuary

Love

1986

 

80.

Berlin

Sex (I'm A...)

Pleasure Victim

1983

 

81.

Sting

If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

1985

 

82.

Musical Youth

Pass The Dutchie

The Youth of Today

1982

 

83.

XTC

Dear God

Skylarking

1987

 

84.

Thompson Twins

Hold Me Now

Into The Gap

1984

 

85.

Adam Ant

Goodie Two Shoes

Friend Or Foe

1982

 

86.

The Cure

Boys Don't Cry

-

1980

 

87.

The B-52's

Private Idaho

Wild Planet

1980

 

88.

Depeche Mode

Personal Jesus

Violator

1989

 

89.

Peter Gabriel

Shock The Monkey

Security

1982

 

90.

The Bangles

Walk Like An Egyptian

Different Light

1986

 

91.

Morrissey

Suedehead

Viva Hate

1988

 

92.

The Romantics

What I Like About You

The Romantics

1983

 

93.

The Clash

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Combat Rock

1982

 

94.

New Order

True Faith

Substance

1987

 

95.

R.E.M.

It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Document

1987

 

96.

Men At Work

Down Under

-

1982

 

97.

Squeeze

Tempted

East Side Story

1981

 

98.

The Cure

Fascination Street

Disintegration

1989

 

99.

Romeo Void

Never Say Never

-

1981

 

100.

Tears For Fears

Shout

Songs From The Big Chair

1985

 

101.

XTC

Senses Working Overtime

English Settlement

1982

 

102.

Billy Idol

Rebel Yell

Rebel Yell

1983

 

103.

The English Beat

Best Friend

I Just Can't Stop It

1980

 

104.

The Church

Reptile

Starfish

1988

 

105.

The Cure

A Night Like This

The Head on the Door

1985

 

106.

Translator

Everywhere That I'm Not

-

1982

 

107.

Roxy Music

Avalon

Avalon

1982

 

108.

Ministry

Everyday Is Halloween

-

1985

 

109.

Boomtown Rats

I Don't Like Mondays

-

1982

 

110.

Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians

What I Am

-

1988

 

111.

U2

New Year's Day

War

1983

 

112.

The Ramones

Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?

End of the Century

1980

 

113.

Peter Gabriel

Big Time

So

1986

 

114.

The Fixx

Red Skies

Shuttered Room

1983

 

115.

The Alarm

The Stand (Prophecy)

Declaration

1983

 

116.

The Cult

Fire Woman

Sonic Temple

1989

 

117.

Yello

Oh Yeah

-

1987

 

118.

David Bowie

Ashes To Ashes

Scary Monsters

1980

 

119.

Tone Loc

Wild Thing

-

1988

 

120.

Elvis Costello

Everyday I Write The Book

Punch The Clock

1983

 

121.

The Smiths

Panic

Louder Than Bombs

1986

 

122.

Depeche Mode

Just Can't Get Enough

Speak & Spell

1981

 

123.

Love and Rockets

Ball Of Confusion

Express

1985

 

124.

The Clash

The Magnificent Seven

Sandanista!

1980

 

125.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Cities In Dust

Tinderbox

1986

 

126.

Tears For Fears

Mad World

The Hurting

1983

 

127.

Eurythmics

Missionary Man

Revenge

1986

 

128.

R.E.M.

Orange Crush

Green

1988

 

129.

Prince

1999

1999

1982

 

130.

The Psychedelic Furs

Love My Way

Forever Now

1983

 

131.

Tom Petty

Don't Come Around Here No More

Southern Accents

1985

 

132.

Dexy's Midnight Runners

Come On Eileen

-

1982

 

133.

Peter Gabriel

Games Without Frontiers

Peter Gabriel

1980

 

134.

Howard Jones

What Is Love?

Human's Lib

1984

 

135.

The Cure

In Between Days

The Head on the Door

1985

 

136.

New Order

Round and Round

Technique

1989

 

137.

Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy

Kiss Me

-

1984

 

138.

Sting

We'll Be Together

Nothing Like The Sun

1987

 

139.

The Smithereens

Blood and Roses

Especially for You

1986

 

140.

Dead Or Alive

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

Youthquake

1985

 

141.

The B-52's

Whammy Kiss

Whammy!

1983

 

142.

Blondie

The Tide Is High

Autoamerican

1980

 

143.

Captain Sensible

Wot

-

1982

 

144.

INXS

Don't Change

Shabooh Shoobah

1983

 

145.

Duran Duran

Hungry Like The Wolf

Rio

1984

 

146.

The Cars

Shake It Up

Shake It Up

1981

 

147.

Sparks

Cool Places

In Outer Space

1983

 

148.

U2

Where The Streets Have No Name

The Joshua Tree

1987

 

149.

XTC

Generals and Majors

Black Sea

1980

 

150.

Thompson Twins

In The Name Of Love

In The Name Of Love

1982

 

151.

The B-52's

Channel Z

Cosmic Thing

1989

 

152.

Peter Gabriel

In Your Eyes

So

1986

 

153.

Culture Club

Karma Chameleon

Colour By Numbers

1983

 

154.

The Pretenders

Message Of Love

Pretenders II

1981

 

155.

The Art of Noise

Close To The Edit

-

1984

 

156.

Squeeze

Last Time Forever

Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti

1985

 

157.

The Jam

Town Called Malice

-

1982

 

158.

Midnight Oil

Power And The Passion

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

1983

 

159.

The Sugarcubes

Delicious Demon

Life's Too Good

1988

 

160.

Talking Heads

Stay Up Late

Little Creatures

1985

 

161.

The Go-Go's

Our Lips Are Sealed

Beauty and the Beat

1981

 

162.

ABC

Be Near Me

How to Be A...Zillionaire!

1985

 

163.

The Specials

Concrete Jungle

-

1980

 

164.

The English Beat

I Confess

Special Beat Service

1983

 

165.

UB40

I Got You Babe

Little Baggariddim

1985

 

166.

Dire Straits

Industrial Disease

-

1982

 

167.

The Bangles

Hazy Shade Of Winter

-

1987

 

168.

Depeche Mode

Master and Servant

Some Great Reward

1984

 

169.

Fine Young Cannibals

She Drives Me Crazy

The Raw & the Cooked

1989

 

170.

David Bowie

China Girl

Let's Dance

1983

 

171.

R.E.M.

Fall On Me

Lifes Rich Pageant

1986

 

172.

Power Station

Some Like It Hot

-

1985

 

173.

Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper

Elvis Is Everywhere

-

1987

 

174.

Alison Moyet

Love Resurrection

Alf

1984

 

175.

Midnight Oil

The Dead Heart

Diesel And Dust

1988

 

176.

Tom Tom Club

Genius Of Love

-

1981

 

177.

R.E.M.

Pretty Persuasion

Reckoning

1984

 

178.

Billy Idol

Hot In The City

Billy Idol

1982

 

179.

New Order

The Perfect Kiss

Low-Life

1985

 

180.

Soft Cell

Sex Dwarf

Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

1982

 

181.

10,000 Maniacs

Like The Weather

In My Tribe

1988

 

182.

Q-Feel

Dancing In Heaven

-

1983

 

183.

Steel Pulse

Steppin' Out

-

1984

 

184.

Simple Minds

Promised You A Miracle

New Gold Dream

1982

 

185.

Love and Rockets

So Alive

Love and Rockets

1989

 

186.

The Dead Milkmen

Bitchin' Camaro

-

1986

 

187.

The Smiths

Girlfriend In A Coma

Strangeways, Here We Come

1987

 

188.

Altered Images

Happy Birthday

-

1981

 

189.

Adam & The Ants

Ant Music

Kings of the Wild Frontier

1981

 

190.

The Jesus and Mary Chain

April Skies

Darklands

1987

 

191.

The Cure

Why Can't I Be You?

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

1987