Hit songs from the 1980s include "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, "With or Without You" by U2, "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor and "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen. Other popular songs include "Jump" and "Sweet Child o' Mine."
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police was a song that explored obsession and heartbreak. This song became a hit in the 1980s as a result of its distinctive musical composition, high-quality vocal performance and impressive guitar riff. In 1983, this song spent eight weeks at number one, and has been played more than 9 million times on the radio.
"With or Without You" by U2 struck a balance between rock sensibilities and pop influences. This popular song was one of many popular songs from "The Joshua Tree" album. "With or Without You" was a catchy song that incorporated a memorable melody and simple bass lines, and it became one of the most successful U2 singles of all time.
"Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen was a slow acoustic ballad that spoke about the lost American dream. However, it was reincarnated for the "Born in the USA" album and became one of the most popular rock songs of the 1980s.