Today we go on a time journey back to the 80s. Numerous music trends and musicians shaped this decade. We have collected for you the 10 best singles of the 80s.
10. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
The musician from Austria not only was popular in the neighboring countries of his home country, but also in the UK and the US that are hard to capture.
9. Visage – Fade to Grey
The song “Fade To Grey” is a synth-pop hymn and still is loved by millions of people.
8. New Order – Blue Monday
“Blue Monday” is a classic of the New Wave band New Order. In 1980 this band was formed by the former members of Joy Division, after the Joy Division singer ian Curtis committed suicide.
7. ABC – The Look of Love
It is impossible to imagine the 80s without the song “The Look of Love”. The British New Wave band was very successful with this song especially in Germany, Great Britain and in the US.
6. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Everybody knows the song “Tainted Love”. It is one of the songs with the most cover versions. Soft Cells version of 1981 became a worldwide hit.
5. F.R. David – Words
The song “Words” was composed by F.R. David and, due to its number of sales, it is one of the most successful singles of the 80s.
4. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
Kim Carne’s cover version “Bette Davis Eyes” charted and became no.1 in more than 30 countries.
3. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
The song “Sweet Dreams” of Eurythmics is a true 80s anthem. Many different bands from shock rocker Marilyn Manson to Pink and Dr. Alban have covered the song.
2. a-ha – Take on me
The Norwegian band a-ha became world stars after the release of their debut single “Take on Me”. The song became no.1 in the USA as well as in Europe.
1. Nena – 99 Luftballons
Everybody knows and loves this song, regardless of the generation. Nena’s “99 Luftballons” is not only a classic of the Neue Deutsche Welle, but also a true 80s anthem.