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David Letterman may have started the American craze of top 10 lists, but it turns out they're useful to evaluate and summarize the great variety, brilliance and absurdity of '80s music.
  1. Top Picks Lists - For the Fun of It
  2. Top Picks Lists - Historical & Cultural Context
  3. Top Songs Lists By Artist
  4. Reviews & Recommendations

Top Picks Lists - For the Fun of It

Sample these top picks lists that take a look at the lighter side of '80s music and the artists who created it.

Top Picks Lists - Historical & Cultural Context

David Letterman may have started the American craze of top 10 lists, but it turns out they're useful to evaluate and summarize the great variety, brilliance and absurdity of '80s music.

Top Songs Lists By Artist

Because the '80s is such a finite period, it's probably more informative to rank the decade's music by songs rather than albums. After all, few artists had time to record any more than a handful of albums, while their song output leaves room for selectivity. Here are some looks at the best songs from the most important artists active during the '80s.

Reviews & Recommendations

Though no '80s music has technically been released since 1989, the music category has continued to thrive and even evolve as it holds a very loyal group of fans. Therefore, there is always room to examine anew recordings that are more than 20 years old.

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