Acclaimed Music - The Top 100 Artists of the '80s

The Top 100 Artists of the '80s


1 Prince
2 The Smiths
3 U2
4 R.E.M.
5 Pixies
6 Michael Jackson
7 Bruce Springsteen
8 Madonna
9 New Order
10 Public Enemy
11 Talking Heads
12 The Cure
13 Joy Division
14 The Stone Roses
15 Run-D.M.C.
16 Beastie Boys
17 Guns N' Roses
18 Elvis Costello
19 The Jesus and Mary Chain
20 Sonic Youth
21 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
22 Tom Waits
23 The Replacements
24 Peter Gabriel
25 Kate Bush
26 The Jam
27 Hüsker Dü
28 David Bowie
29 The Clash
30 N.W.A
31 The Police
32 Metallica
33 Depeche Mode
34 AC/DC
35 Pet Shop Boys
36 Eric B. & Rakim
37 Echo and the Bunnymen
38 Dexys Midnight Runners
39 De La Soul
40 The Specials
41 Pretenders
42 The Human League
43 Nick Cave
44 The Pogues
45 Paul Simon
46 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
47 Motörhead
48 XTC
49 Violent Femmes
50 Cyndi Lauper
51 X
52 Dinosaur Jr.
53 Eurythmics
54 Morrissey
55 Leonard Cohen
56 Soul II Soul
57 ABC
58 The Fall
59 Billy Bragg
60 Soft Cell
61 Tears for Fears
62 Slayer
63 Janet Jackson
64 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
65 Duran Duran
66 Van Halen
67 Talk Talk
68 Marvin Gaye
69 Simple Minds
70 Black Flag
71 LL Cool J
72 Grace Jones
73 Kraftwerk
74 The Waterboys
75 Tracy Chapman
76 Iron Maiden
77 Dead Kennedys
78 George Michael
79 Def Leppard
80 Laurie Anderson
81 The Go-Betweens
82 My Bloody Valentine
83 Blondie
84 Go-Go's
85 Prefab Sprout
86 Queen
87 The The
88 Neneh Cherry
89 Minutemen
90 Boogie Down Productions
91 The La's
92 John Mellencamp
93 The Beat
94 Fugazi
95 Faith No More
96 Midnight Oil
97 Neil Young
98 Roxy Music
99 Nine Inch Nails
100 Dire Straits