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Dance Hits of the 1980s

The following list contains the top 100 requested songs of the 1980s decade. It represents song requests from thousands of events ranging from Weddings to Birthday parties and is dynamically created by Gigbuilder, the most popular web-based event management system in the world.

The 80's saw a brand new flavor of music propelled by advances in musical technology. Superstars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Billy Idol, and Paula Abdul shared the spotlight with great bands such as Journey, Guns and Roses, Def Leppard, and more.

Click or Touch a song from the list below to get more information on your favorite 80's tunes - EVEN watch a music video where available!

Popular Songs of the 1980s

RankSong TitleSong ArtistReleasedGenre
1I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1987R&B
2You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC1980Rock
3Love ShackThe B-52s1989Popular
4FootlooseKenny Loggins1984Popular
5Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard1987Rock
6Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi1986Rock
7Billie JeanMichael Jackson1982Popular
8CelebrationKool & The Gang1980Disco
9ThrillerMichael Jackson1982Popular
10Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper1984Popular
11Jessie's GirlRick Springfield1981Popular
12Push ItSalt-N-Pepa1987Popular
13Come on EileenDexy's Midnight Runners1982Popular
14Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T)Michael Jackson1982Popular
15Summer Of 69Bryan Adams1984Rock
16The Way You Make Me FeelMichael Jackson1987Popular
17Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen1980Rock
18FaithfullyJourney1983Ballad
19Copperhead RoadSteve Earle1988Country
20Take Me Home TonightEddie Money1986Rock
21It's TrickyRun-D.M.C.1986Popular
22AfricaToto1983Rock
23Bust A MoveYoung M.C.1989Popular
24Beat ItMichael Jackson1983Popular
25Sweet Child O' MineGuns N' Roses1987Rock
26What I Like About YouRomantics1980Rock
27I Love Rock 'N RollJoan Jett & Blackhearts1982Popular
28(I've Had) The Time Of My LifeBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes1987Popular
29Another One Bites The DustQueen1981Popular
30White WeddingBilly Idol1983Popular
31Mony MonyBilly Idol1987Popular
32Super FreakRick James1981Disco
33Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top1983Rock
34KissPrince And The Revolution1986Popular
35Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley1987Popular
36Fishin' in the DarkThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band1987Country
37Rock With YouMichael Jackson1980Popular
38Red Red WineUB401988Popular
39Like A PrayerMadonna1989Popular
40Any Way You Want ItJourney1980Rock
41Forever And Ever, AmenRandy Travis1987Country
42Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat Benatar1980Rock
43Uptown GirlBilly Joel1983Popular
44It Takes TwoRob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock1988Popular
45Walking On SunshineKatrina & The Waves1985Popular
46Get Down On ItKool & The Gang1981Popular
47Wild ThingTone Loc1988Popular
48All Night Long (All Night)Lionel Richie1983Popular
491999Prince1983Popular
50Wake Me Up Before You Go-GoWham!1984Popular
51Let's Go CrazyPrince1984Popular
52Smooth CriminalMichael Jackson1987Popular
53The Safety DanceMen Without Hats1983Alternative
54Free Fallin'Tom Petty1989Rock
55Dancing In The DarkBruce Springsteen1984Rock
56Let's GrooveEarth, Wind & Fire 1981R&B
57You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)Dead Or Alive1984Alternative
58You Dropped A Bomb On MeGap Band1982Disco
59Let's DanceDavid Bowie1983Dance
60Pump Up The JamTechnotronic1989Popular
61Eye Of The TigerSurvivor1982Oldies
62KokomoBeach Boys1988Popular
63Under PressureQueen & David Bowie1981Rock
64Could You Be LovedBob Marley & The Wailers1980Reggae
65Open ArmsJourney1982Ballad
66Paradise CityGuns N' Roses1989Rock
67Brass MonkeyBeastie Boys1986Alternative
68CongaGloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine1985Popular
69Jack & DianeJohn Cougar1982Popular
70Dixieland DelightAlabama1983Country
71You Can Call Me AlPaul Simon1986Rock
72You Give Love A Bad NameBon Jovi1986Rock
73Forever YoungRod Stewart1988Ballad
74Back In BlackAC/DC1980Rock
75Man In The MirrorMichael Jackson1987Ballad
76Give It To Me BabyRick James1981Popular
77Dancing With MyselfBilly Idol1981Rock
78Blister In The SunViolent Femmes1982Alternative
79Funky Cold MedinaTone Loc1989Popular
80JumpVan Halen1984Rock
81Every Little Thing She Does Is MagicPolice1981Popular
82You're The InspirationChicago1984Ballad
83Could I Have This DanceAnne Murray1980Ballad
84Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'Michael Jackson1983Popular
85I Melt With YouModern English1983Popular
86Just Like HeavenCure1987Alternative
87Can't Fight This FeelingREO Speedwagon1985Ballad
88Danger ZoneKenny Loggins1986Rock
89Total Eclipse Of The HeartBonnie Tyler1983Ballad
90Tainted LoveSoft Cell1982Popular
91In Your EyesPeter Gabriel1986Ballad
92Don't You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds1985Popular
93Time After TimeCyndi Lauper1983Ballad
94Walk Like An EgyptianThe Bangles1986Rock
95Nothin' But A Good TimePoison1988Rock
96Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Eurythmics1983Popular
97Start Me UpRolling Stones1981Rock
98867-5309/JennyTommy Tutone1982Popular
99Keep On Loving YouREO Speedwagon1981Ballad
100The Power Of LoveHuey Lewis & The News1985Rock

Top 100 1980s Songs

The above list represents the most popular dance songs from the 1980s. Click on any title for a video and lyrics.

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