The 1000 Greatest Songs Of The 80s

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 930 to 921

By Steve Crawford | January 6, 2021

Starr received the writing credit

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – Complete List

By Steve Crawford | October 26, 2019

The entire list in one place

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s Ends At The Top

By Steve Crawford | October 25, 2019

If you can listen to it without a chilling burst of immortality, there is a layer between you and the world

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 10 to 2

By Steve Crawford | October 24, 2019

the energy and attitude of rock ‘n’ roll to rap music

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 20 to 11

By Steve Crawford | October 23, 2019

Jones was staring at Tammy Wynette, his former wife, throughout the entire vocal performance.

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 30 to 21

By Steve Crawford | October 22, 2019

Written after his cancer diagnosis, Marley reflects upon his impending death, spirituality, and slavery

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 40 to 31

By Steve Crawford | October 21, 2019

Crenshaw’s maturity as a songwriter came early and never wavered

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 50 to 41

By Steve Crawford | October 20, 2019

Just trying to live Rick James almost killed me.

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 60 to 51

By Steve Crawford | October 19, 2019

glorious waves of cacophony

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 70 to 61

By Steve Crawford | October 16, 2019

much to be proud of

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 80 to 71

By Steve Crawford | October 12, 2019

a two-and-a-half minute movie

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 90 to 81

By Steve Crawford | October 9, 2019

from hardened and pained to soft and silky almost in the same breath

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 100 to 90

By Steve Crawford | October 5, 2019

I’m a black artist with white skin.

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 110 to 101

By Steve Crawford | October 2, 2019

didn’t chase after hit singles

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 120 to 111

By Steve Crawford | September 28, 2019

something familiar with something new

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 130 to 121

By Steve Crawford | September 25, 2019

We didn’t have jobs and we didn’t have money so, we started a band

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 140 to 131

By Steve Crawford | September 21, 2019

rooted in morbid fantasy worlds

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 150 to 141

By Steve Crawford | September 18, 2019

speak things that have social significance and truth

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 160 to 151

By Steve Crawford | September 14, 2019

fully celebrate the roots of hair metal here

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 170 to 161

By Steve Crawford | September 11, 2019

it didn’t work out that way

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 180 to 171

By Steve Crawford | September 7, 2019

mandate, my ass

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 190 to 181

By Steve Crawford | September 4, 2019

one idea that’s so good it can be retooled and recycled and still sound fresh

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 200 to 191

By Steve Crawford | August 31, 2019

the greatest New Wave song ever written about a bisexual love triangle

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 210 to 201

By Steve Crawford | August 28, 2019

Man, I wish we’d jumped on it sooner

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 220 to 211

By Steve Crawford | August 24, 2019

hopeful and optimistic against the often darker, more melancholy impulses

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 230 to 221

By Steve Crawford | August 21, 2019

one of the strangest pieces of music he ever released

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 240 to 231

By Steve Crawford | August 17, 2019

she was a teenager at the time

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 250 to 241

By Steve Crawford | August 14, 2019

I knew it was a Prince song, and I wanted to do a great job on it

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 260 to 251

By Steve Crawford | August 14, 2019

Bragg always had a knack for exposing the often-unseen trials and burdens that come with being a woman in modern society

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 270 to 261

By Steve Crawford | August 14, 2019

a drunken hymn for those with broken dreams and abandoned hopes

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 280 to 271

By Steve Crawford | July 24, 2019

three minutes of infectious power pop

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 290 to 281

By Steve Crawford | July 22, 2019

I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 300 to 291

By Steve Crawford | July 20, 2019

A mixture of warm nostalgia, affectionate wit and subtle pathos

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 310 to 301

By Steve Crawford | July 17, 2019

“They were plastered and kept talking to me about trying to get famous— they didn’t say it in those words exactly. I never thought they cared.”

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 320 to 311

By Steve Crawford | July 15, 2019

a plea from a wounded man

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 340 to 331

By Steve Crawford | July 10, 2019

an electronic band with a heavy rock guitarist

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 360 to 351

By Steve Crawford | July 6, 2019

Bowie at his catchiest and most nihilistic

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 370 to 361

By Steve Crawford | July 3, 2019

“Most peculiar, mama…ROLL!”

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 380 to 371

By Steve Crawford | July 1, 2019

she gave me a nice hug once.

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 390 to 381

By Steve Crawford | June 29, 2019

It’s a song that says don’t be crushed

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 400 to 391

By Steve Crawford | June 26, 2019

obnoxiously, almost gleefully irritating

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 410 to 401

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2019

Soulful and organic singing this was a song and a vibe you could feel

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 420 to 411

By Steve Crawford | June 22, 2019

“If I was in your blood, then you wouldn’t be so ugly.”

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 430 to 421

By Steve Crawford | June 19, 2019

one doesn’t have to be versed or even interested in political history to recognize that it’s an absolute gem of a tune

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 440 to 431

By Steve Crawford | June 17, 2019

as tough and hard a song as you will ever heaR

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 450 to 441

By Steve Crawford | June 15, 2019

takes the head off of Elvis and fills Fred Flintstone up to his pelvis

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 460 to 451

By Steve Crawford | June 12, 2019

It defined his career and established his brand

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 470 to 461

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2019

He’d sing his line, then he’d disappear into the darkness

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 480 to 471

By Steve Crawford | June 8, 2019

“When I was just seventeen, sex no longer held a mystery/I saw it as a commodity to be bought and sold, like rock ‘n’ roll.”

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 490 to 481

By Steve Crawford | June 5, 2019

the quintessential new wave song