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Who are your favorite 80's Rock / Pop Groups

  1. zzron profile image60
    zzronposted 6 years ago

    I like Devo, Tone Loc, Escape Club, Rick James, The Cars and many others.

  2. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
    Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago

    JP, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Molly Hatchet, all the ones you mentioned and I love country too!!

  3. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    INXS were awesome too


    1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, they are awesome.... so sad for him...beautiful man

      1. blondepoet profile image78
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yes it was a tragedy that guy just oozed sex appeal on the stage as well as his awesome talent.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    AC/DC..but I can not really say they are an "80's" group..they span generations..

    so for a strictly 80's group..I will have to say Quiet Riot...they were 80's..not before and not after..even though I saw them for free at a Rib cook-off in 2005...

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with both those choices!
      George Thorogood kicks it as well!

    2. drej2522 profile image85
      drej2522posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      agreed B.C....I also liked/like Van Halen, Survivor, and Metalica...although, like you said, they span over to other generations. smile

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      A Texanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The newest incarnation of AC/DC debuted in 1980 with the release of Back in Black, so in away it can be considered an 80's band, thats when they were the most dominate.

      30 years later and they are still filling stadiums, thats longevity!

      RIP Bon Scott

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    hamstersmessiahposted 6 years ago

    Depeche Mode

  6. brimancandy profile image83
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    Posion, Def leppard, Bon Jovi, and Joan Jett and the blackhearts. But, I also liked Madonna, Rick Springfield and R.E.O speedwagon. I also liked a band called the Motels, but, they just disapeared.

  7. Megavitamin profile image87
    Megavitaminposted 6 years ago

    I agree with what everyone has already said.  I LOVE the Cars, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna.

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    StormRyderposted 6 years ago

    AC/DC, INXS,..No hairbands!


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      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have yet learned much HTML or how to post pics in the forums..

      I LOVE your ROCKIN' LEOPARD...VERY COOL  smile

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      A Texanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hated all of those bubble gum groups, hair bands suck, I was glad when Nirvana came along.

  9. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 6 years ago


  10. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    Depeche mode

  11. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    Anyone remember "The Psychedelic Furs"? I liked just about all '8o's stuff...especially from all the groups mentioned thus far and:

    The Fixx
    Tears for Fears
    The Police
    The Talking Heads

    1. Megavitamin profile image87
      Megavitaminposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just saw The Psychedelic Furs when they opened for The Killers this past fall.  The two bands joined forces for "Pretty in Pink"--it was badass.

      PS:  I forgot to say earlier that I love, love, love The Talking Heads and David Bowie (who also spans decades).

  12. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Culture Club, the Eurythmics, Human League.

  13. Mamelody profile image60
    Mamelodyposted 6 years ago

    Bon Jovi
    The Police
    Van Halen
    Duran Duran

  14. camlo profile image81
    camloposted 6 years ago

    The Eurythmics were my absolute favourite, just above The Pet Shop Boys.

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    royalarborposted 6 years ago

    Great topic. I love the 80s!

    I'm quite synth-pop mad. Favourites are Alphaville, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, a-ha, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music, Human League, Soft Cell, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Also quite a Paul Young fan as well.

    Great that so many are still going.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    All the Big rock bands in the 80's were excellent! I also liked some of the more influential edgy artists like Gary Neuman and Elvis Costello.

  17. Rafini profile image83
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Did I hear 80's country?


  18. zzron profile image60
    zzronposted 6 years ago

    Def Leppard Rocks.

    1. europewalker profile image80
      europewalkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I totally agree!

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    vickonposted 6 years ago

    Peter Gabriel
    Jimmy Page

  20. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    The 80's  How about the J. Geils Band

  21. thekidandblue profile image60
    thekidandblueposted 6 years ago

    The Smith's no doubt.  Morrissey is a real jerk, but there's no denying the Smith's made great music.  This charming man?  Brilliant.  Every time I hear it I just want to grab a drink and idly move around the room, swaying to the music.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago

    Quiet Riot, most definitely. Saw them at a park concert a few years ago. Great music and the lead singer still looks sexy in tight leather pants lol

  23. caravalhophoto profile image60
    caravalhophotoposted 6 years ago

    OMG...Eagles, Aerosmith,Robert Plant, Lynard Skynard, Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, Journey, Led Zepplin, Van halen, Boston, Forgeiner, Prince, Earth Wind n Fire, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, INXS, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison...this list can go on forever...a lot of good music in our World...these bands are some of my fav's wink

  24. Mentalist acer profile image60
    Mentalist acerposted 6 years ago

    When Til'Tuesday sang "voices carry".I thoght mental were the voices...

  25. cosmicjellybaby profile image59
    cosmicjellybabyposted 6 years ago

    I am firmly of the opinion that the musical legacy of the 1980's is at least equal to, if not more important than the sixties.  Don't get me wrong, I love the Beatles and the Stones and they do have a major influence on what has come since.  You can throw in others such as Dylan, the Kinks and others but the output of the eighties does make things very close.  For my money, I loved Madness and Adam & The Ants.  The Eurythmics and Depeche Mode produced some stunning stuff.  Ultravox are a most underrated band, as are XTC.  From the US of course we had Madonna, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys.