The ’80s were a transformative time for music from the launch of MTV to seeing the rise of pop and rock icons like Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and many more.
With the 80 Essential Hits from the ’80s, we explore some of the biggest songs from the aforementioned artists and take a look at the decade’s biggest one-hit wonders, greatest duets and collaborations and see just how much film and film soundtracks had an impact on the culture. (Spoiler: It’s a lot!)
Of course, if you missed the countdown of the “80 Essential Hits From The 80’s” on Friday, checkout the list below to find out where your Top 5 song ended up on the official list counting them back from #80 and the way to the #1 song!
Once you scroll to see which 80 songs have made our list, we would love it if YOU — our dedicated KKLZers — vote for your favorite songs to help us rank the 80 Essential Hits from the ’80s from 80 to 1.
(EB)= Written by Erica Banas
(BI)= Written by Brian Ives