The 1980s were a decade full of great rock music. There were quite a few established bands and artists that experimented with different styles and found new fans.
The 1980s were also significant with the emergence of new sub-genres and the continued popularity of established styles. Hair metal became popular in the early part of the decade, with bands like Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, and Van Halen. Alternative rock began to gain traction, with bands such as R.E.M, The Smiths, and The Cure gaining popularity. This is our list of what we think were the best songs of the 1980s