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 Bruce Springsteen
6 Pixies
7 Public Enemy
8 New Order
9 Madonna
10 Michael Jackson
11 Talking Heads
12 The Cure
13 Elvis Costello
14 Sonic Youth
15 Joy Division
16 Tom Waits
17 Hüsker Dü
18 Beastie Boys
19 Run-D.M.C.
20 Guns N' Roses
21 The Stone Roses
22 Metallica
23 The Replacements
24 The Jesus and Mary Chain
25 Peter Gabriel
26 The Police
27 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
28 N.W.A
29 AC/DC
30 Eric B. & Rakim
31 Kate Bush
32 Dexys Midnight Runners
33 De La Soul
34 Echo and the Bunnymen
35 Pretenders
36 Nick Cave
37 The Clash
38 The Pogues
39 The Jam
40 Motörhead
41 Paul Simon
42 David Bowie
43 X
44 The Human League
45 Pet Shop Boys
46 The Specials
47 XTC
48 Depeche Mode
49 Violent Femmes
50 Dinosaur Jr.
51 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
52 Talk Talk
53 Iron Maiden
54 ABC
55 Slayer
56 The Fall
57 Soul II Soul
58 Boogie Down Productions
59 Soft Cell
60 Prefab Sprout
61 Def Leppard
62 Black Flag
63 Eurythmics
64 Tracy Chapman
65 Big Black
66 Lou Reed
67 Dead Kennedys
68 Billy Bragg
69 Cyndi Lauper
70 The Waterboys
71 Van Halen
72 Minutemen
73 The Go-Betweens
74 Laurie Anderson
75 My Bloody Valentine
76 Jane's Addiction
77 The Gun Club
78 The The
79 Brian Eno
80 Marvin Gaye
81 Leonard Cohen
82 Bad Brains
83 LL Cool J
84 Donald Fagen
85 Janet Jackson
86 Dire Straits
87 Nine Inch Nails
88 Simple Minds
89 Richard and Linda Thompson
90 Roxy Music
91 Morrissey
92 Neil Young
93 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
94 George Michael
95 The Feelies
96 The Beat
97 Go-Go's
98 Tina Turner
99 King Sunny Adé
100 Bon Jovi