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My Favorite Male Singers of the 80s

Updated on December 15, 2014

I love music

I was born in the year 1970. Even at a young age, I love listening to different kinds of music. I may not have a beautiful voice but that does not stop me from singing too. I sing when I am happy, when I am sad, while doing the laundry, when I am cooking, when I am in the bathroom or taking a shower, or just anywhere. I sing when I feel the urge to sing or if I am feeling a bit shy, I just hum. I grew up listening to my parents, especially my Dad, singing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Matt Monroe, Andy Williams, The Letterman, The Platters and many more. As a young girl, I also fell in love with their music. But as I grew older, my favorite songs have changed over the years.

The 80s music

I believe that music from the 80’s is the best ever. Know why? Because there are lots of singers who are all great in their own field. It is also the decade when the so-called new wave and pop music has started and the time when I got so addicted to watching music videos in television over and over again. I have so many favorite songs and singers during that time. I think in time I will create a different lens about each of them. In this hub, I would like to tell you about my favorite male singers during the 80s. They are the ones whose songs I always sing, even now that I am older. Hearing their songs makes me feel young again. I know some of them were your favorites, too. Here are some of my favorite male singers during the 80s.

Barry Manilow

I simply adore Barry Manilow. I love almost all of his songs but my favorites are As Sure As I’m Standing Here, I Write the Song, Please Don’t Be Scared, I Made It Through the Rain, Mandy, Somewhere Down The Road, and many more. I fell so in love with his music and they have become a part of my growing up years. Actually as I am writing this, I am listening at the same time to his Greatest Songs of the Seventies Album in Youtube. I am so glad there are sites in the internet where you can watch his concerts, download his music, or just listen to his songs for free. Barry may be older now but his voice is still the same.

Lionel Richie

Hello, is it me you’re looking for? The song Hello is one of the many songs that made Lionel Richie one of my favorites. His songs All Night Long, Say You, Say Me, Stuck On You, Ballerina Girl, Penny Lover, Truly, and his duet with Diana Ross, Endless Love have all became hits. This balladeer is really good that even up to now, his music are always a favorite. Just recently, he had a spectacular concert in Manila which made his Filipino fans very happy.

Michael Jackson

I believe most of us, if not all, have become in one time or another, a Michael Jackson fan. The King of Pop has popularized so many songs that inspired so many people. I have many favorites among his songs. Some of which are One Day In Your Life, Ben, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Heal the World, and Will You Be There which was the theme song of the movie Free Willy. I also love to move my body to the beat of Bad, Billy Jean, Beat It, Thriller and Black or White. I love the video of Black or White, showing people of different colors but teaches equality and racial harmony. Michael Jackson is not only famous for his songs but also for his dance moves like the Moonwalk. Even now that he is gone, many of his fans still celebrate his life and his songs.

Kenny Rogers

Here is one great country singer who, up to now, is still a favorite even among the younger generation. Many of his songs like Lady, Through the Years, Lucille, Coward of the County, The Gambler, You Decorated My Life, You and I, She Believes In Me, and Reuben James have become such big hits in the music industry. He also did duets like Island in the Stream with Dolly Parton, We’ve Got tonight with Sheena Easton, and Every time Two Fools Collide with Dottie West.

John Denver

I became a John Denver fan because of the older brother of a friend. John Denver was one of his favorites and he had a compilation of his songs with guitar chords that he kept on playing whenever we were hanging around each other’s place. His songs were simple and honest, songs that would really hit you. His song Perhaps Love is one of my favorites among his many songs because of the lyrics, which were all true and meaningful. I personally think it’s a great song. Sunshine On My Shoulder, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Leaving On a Jet Plane, and Annie’s Song are some of his many hits.

Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed reading this hub. Now you know who are my favorite male singers during the 80s. Won't you tell me yours?

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @queenofduvetcover: Thank you for visiting. I am already 44 years old, born in 1970. I also love George Michael but I always associate him with Wham! So instead of just George Michael, I love Wham!

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      queenofduvetcover 3 years ago

      You were born in the 70's! No way! You look so young. Some of my favorite 80's male singers were George Michael, Prince, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie...the list goes on and on.m =)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @SheGetsCreative: They're my favorites, too. Both of them, really. In fact, I should have written my top 25 male singers. There's just too many of them. Thanks for the visit.

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      You picked a few of my favorites from the decade as well -- I'd add Phil Collins and Christopher Cross too.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @AlanJC321: Glad you enjoyed my lens. Thanks for the like.

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      AlanJC321 3 years ago

      Thanks for the nice list of singers and videos. I've heard these songs before but didn't know anything about the singers. Now I do! Thanks.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Bellezza-Decor: Glad you saw your favorite among my list. Thanks for the visit

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      Bellezza-Decor 3 years ago from Canada

      Michael Jackson is my favorite singer of the group.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @lollyj lm: Glad you enjoyed this lens. Thanks for dropping by.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Thank you for stopping by. Glad you liked my lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice interesting lens. I'm like you, love listening and singing to songs I hear on the radio, used to sing anywhere also, not so much now I'm older. I enjoy all your choices of singers.

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      Laurel Johnson 3 years ago from Washington KS

      I enjoyed this lens. Manilow is one of my favorites. Well done!!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @BodyHairRemoval: Nice to know that you like them too. Thanks for visiting.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      You picked some great artists.

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      I loves some of these singers!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: I love listening to their songs everyday.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @takkhisa: Yes, he is. His music will continue to live on. Thanks again, Takkhis.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @DANCING COWGIRL: That was also a very beautiful song. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Michael Jackson is the best! :)

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 3 years ago from Texas

      These artist touched my life as well. For my senior year high school song , we had Barry Manilows song Looks like we made it.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @CoolFool83: Same here. Thanks for dropping by.

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      CoolFool83 3 years ago

      I'm proud to admit I love Barry Manilow.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @RinchenChodron: I really like his Annie's Song and Take Me Home, Country Road songs. Thanks for the likes and the comments.

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      Namsak 3 years ago

      Of the singers you have listed here Michael Jackson was my favourite. I watched him develop from a child into a mature performer and, regardless of his personal life, his music was magnificent. I remember watching the 'Thriller' video when it first came out and was completely enthralled!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      I'm from Colorado, so I do enjoy John Denver as well.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @shellys-space: Yes, they do bring back so many good memories. Thanks for the like.

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      Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I remember all these male artists and these songs bring back so many memories!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @esmonaco: Thanks for the appreciation.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      These guys also are among my favoritrs, but my all time favorite is Smokey Robinson. Thanks nice lens:)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Donna50: Thank you for dropping by. A lot of good memories from the 80s, right?

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      Donna50 3 years ago

      Thanks for the memories of these great singers and their music. They are among my favorites too!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Adventuretravels: Thanks for liking my lens.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @kayenta: 80s is the best for me. Thanks for liking my lens.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      I love the 80s too. Michale Jackson! I too love John Denver, he has a fantastic voice. Nice choice of singers here.

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      joann 3 years ago from utah

      Love the 80s music, especially the new wave 80s music like New Order, The Cure, Blondie etc...Thanks for dropping by to squid like my lens:)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Snakesmum: Thanks for dropping by and squidliking my lens. For the rock bands, my fave are Queen, Aerosmith among others.

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      Jean DAndrea 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Like your choice of music, but also like some Heavy Metal, especially Metallica.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Right. Great music + great singers = great era. Thanks for dropping by.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Dressage Husband: Thanks. I also love Queen, although I classify them as rock band. Planning to write about my favorite rock bands in the future.

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      The 80's did have some great music. :)

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I agree with some of your choices, but also like Queen, Led Zepplin and others as well. Barry Manilow and John Denver were great artists. I was so sad when John crashed his plane.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: So you're more into Queen, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses? Thanks for dropping by...

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      The music of the 80's is among my favorites. But I was more in rock scene ...

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @serendipity831: I also love Boy George and George Michael, although I always connect George Michael with Wham. Love their song Freedom and Edge of Heaven.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @christasquidoos: Thanks. Comments like yours makes me more inspired.

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      Drake McSherry 3 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      The 80's were the best. Really enjoyed reading about your favorite male singers from the 80's. Some of my favorites were and still are George Michael, Boy George and Michael Jackson too.

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      christasquidoos 3 years ago

      Keep up the good job!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Charito1962: Thanks again, Kabayan...

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @aaxiaa lm: Thank you. Hope you enjoyed reading it.

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      aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I like some songs of Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson.