89 Best '80s Songs

FUSE TV - 89 Best '80s Songs

When Taylor Swift announced that her next record would be titled 1989—the year she was born—images of a crucifix-hugging Madonna and a Rhythm Nation-pledging Janet Jackson immediately came to mind. The music of the '80s has long been celebrated for its penchant for experimentation and unabashed adoration of all things pop, from the synthed-out bliss of New Wave to the sky-high hair-dos of the Sunset Strip's most notorious metalheads to rappers pushing the boundaries of an ever-changing genre. Approximately nine kajillion compilations of top '80s songs exist, and a visit to your local dive is incomplete unless you spend some quality time with the decade's greatest hits courtesy of an ancient jukebox. People keep hitting replay on these tracks for a reason, and it's because these songs, though they're rooted in the days of DayGlo and The Breakfast Club, are ultimately timeless.

To honor one of the best decades in music and culture, here's a collection of the 89 best '80s songs. Click to the next slide to begin your journey through the decade that gave us Taylor Swift...and so much more. 

By Jeff Benjamin, Hilary Hughes, Maria Sherman, and Samantha Vincenty

Asian Song Festival

21m

Asian Song Festival

The Best of The Best Clash

2m

The Best of The Best Clash

The Dirtiest Song Ever Recorded

21m

The Dirtiest Song Ever Recorded

Best Of

23m

Best Of

Best of 2018

20m

Best of 2018

Best of Part 1

22m

Best of Part 1

Best of Part 2

21m

Best of Part 2

Best of Part 3

45m

Best of Part 3

Don't Swear In Front of The Song

21m

Don't Swear In Front of The Song

Tina Turner: Simply the Best

41m

Tina Turner: Simply the Best

Best Performing Women of 2023

41m

Best Performing Women of 2023

Father's Rights: Does Father Know Best?

23m

Father's Rights: Does Father Know Best?

LIVE on FUSE: Best Performing Women of 2023

15s

LIVE on FUSE: Best Performing Women of 2023

All the Best Moments From Saturday Morning Fever

2m

All the Best Moments From Saturday Morning Fever

It Just Got Real

41m

It Just Got Real

I Need A Plane

21m

I Need A Plane

Putting It On Wax

23m

Putting It On Wax

Pink: The Truth

57m

Pink: The Truth

I've Got This Foot Thing

21m

I've Got This Foot Thing

Goomahs

21m

Goomahs

Match Point

21m

Match Point

Get A Peek Inside Producer Nobody's Work Space

1m

Get A Peek Inside Producer Nobody's Work Space

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

1m

New York Rapper G Fella Pens Anthem for Playoff Knicks: G-Thing

Dream Team of Bounce

21m

Dream Team of Bounce

Shenseea Shares Her Rags to Riches Story & Cooks A Native Jamaican Dish

8m

Shenseea Shares Her Rags to Riches Story & Cooks A Native Jamaican Dish

Get A Taste of G Fella's Style with His Gangster Music Video

4m

Get A Taste of G Fella's Style with His Gangster Music Video

Meet DeAnna

1m

Meet DeAnna