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80's Best Song Bracket

Group A

RankSongWinner
1 "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (1982)
"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran (1982)
   
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi (1986)
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard (1987)

 

Group B

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Like a Virgin" by Madonna (1984)
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses (1987)
   
"Walk This Way" by Run DMC (1986)
"When Doves Cry" by Prince (1984)

Group C

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey (1981)
"How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston (1985)
   
"With Or Without You" by U2 (1987)
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC (1980)

Group D

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners (1982)
"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake (1982)
   
"Jump" by Van Halen (1984)
"Need You Tonight" by INXS (1987)

Group E

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson (1982)
"Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield (1981)
   
"Just Like Heaven" by The Cure (1987)
"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper (1984)

Group F

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper (1984)
"Take On Me" by A-Ha (1985)
   
"Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo (1984)
"Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses (1987)

Group G

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads (1983)
"Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar (1983)
   
"Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie (1981)
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! (1984)

Group H

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison(1988)
"In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins (1981)
   
"Sister Christian" by Night Ranger (1983)
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell (1981)

Group I

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Dr. Feelgood" by Mötley Crüe (1989)
"Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith (1989)
   
"Love Shack" by The B-52's (1989)
"Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2 (1984)

Group J

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (1984)
"Cruel Summer" by Bananarama (1984)
   
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police (1983)
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister (1984)

Group K

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Round and Round" by Ratt (1984)
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics (1983)
   
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler (1983)
"You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead or Alive (1985)

Group L

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club (1982)
"Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp (1982)
   
"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin (1986)
"Whip It" by Devo (1980)

Group M

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy (1988)
"I Love Rock N' Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1981)
   
"I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner (1984)
"Straight Up" by Paula Abdul (1988)

Group N

 
RankSongWinner
1 "99 Luftballons" by Nena (1983)
"Don't You Want Me?" by Human League (1981)
   
"Faith" by George Michael (1987)
"Little Red Corvette" by Prince (1983)

Group O

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer (1985)
"Cars" by Gary Numan (1980)
   
"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco (1986)
"Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones (1981)

Group P

 
RankSongWinner
1 "Down Under" by Men at Work (1982)
"Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung (1986)
   
"Only in My Dreams" by Debbie Gibson (1987)
"Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy (1981)