Some popular 80s songs include "Billie Jean," by Michael Jackson, "Like a Virgin," by Madonna, and "Shout" by Tears For Fears. Other popular 80s songs include "With Or Without You," by U2 and "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran.Continue Reading
The 1980s featured a wide variety of popular songs. The beginning of the 80s featured many popular Punk and New Wave hits, such as "Rock the Casbah," by The Clash, "Once in a Lifetime," by Talking Heads and "The Tide is High" by Blondie. Songs by Michael Jackson were incredibly popular in the early 1980s as well, with hits such as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and "Thriller." Jackson's success continued throughout the decade with popular songs such as "Bad" and "Man In the Mirror."
Many popular songs from the late 1980s are loud Rock songs, such as "You Give Love a Bad Name," by Bon Jovi, "Welcome to the Jungle," by Guns n' Roses, and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," by Poison. The late 1980s also saw the emergence of Rap music, which spawned many popular songs. Popular Rap songs from the late 1980s include "Fight the Power," by Public Enemy, "It's Tricky," by Run-DMC and "Shake Your Rump" by Beastie Boys.Learn more about Art & Literature