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Truthfully, I wasn't able to get The Decade of One-hit-wonders and of Great Soundtracks, down to just a top 10.
So here's my top 100.
It's not in any particular order, other than what I remembered first and what I saw gazing at my collection.
I also excluded anything by Michael Jackson and by Queen. If I hadn't done that, it would easily be a top 200.
And... there should be more. It would probably not take me long to have another list ready. For example; there's no music from Norway there, as it should be (there's just one, can you pick it out? [Wink] ).
You may disagree. They are not all masterpieces.
But they are (some of) the songs that give me that 80's feeling.

Timbuk 3 - My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades
Yazz & the Plastic Population - The only way is up
Yazoo - Don't go
John Farnham - You're the voice
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it be good
Hazel O'Connor - Eighth day
Alphaville - Forever young
Alphaville - Big in Japan
Mr. Mister - Broken wings
Toni Basil - Hey Mickey
Europe - The final countdown
Damn Yankees - High enough
Whitesnake - Is this love
Def Leppard - Animal
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Nena - 99 luftballons
Opus - Live is life
Status Quo - In the army now
Huey Lewis & the News - The power of love
Peter Cetera - Glory of love
T'Pau - China in your hand
Ray Parker jr. - Ghostbusters
Bobby Brown - My prerogative
Cindy Lauper - Time after time
Survivor - Eye of the tiger
Billy Idol - Mony mony
Billy Idol - Hot in the city
Pet Shop Boys - It's a sin
Martika - Toy soldiers
Roxette - The look
Robert Palmer - Addicted to love
Chris deBurgh - Lady in red
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Bangles - Eternal flame
Bangles - Walk like an egyptian
Bangles - Manic Monday
Bob Geldof - This is the world calling
Leonard Cohen - Everybody knows
The Police - Every breath you take
Murray Head - One night in Bangkok
Prince - Purple Rain
Bryan Adams - Summer of -69
Pink Flyd - Another brick in the wall
Blondie - The tide is high
Caramba - Hubba hubba zoot zoot
F.R. David - Words
Madness - Our house
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Matthew Wilder - Brake my stride
Limahl - Neverending story
Band Aid - Do they know it's christmas
Sandra - Maria Magdalena
USA for Africa - We are the world
Jennifer Rush - Power of love
Glen Frey - The heat is on
Modern Talking - Your my heart, you're my soul
Bee Gees - You win again
Tanita Tikaram - Twist in my sobriety
Art Garfunkel - Bright eyes
Katrina & the Waves - Walking on sunshine
Irene Cara - What a feeling
Rockwell - Somebody's watching me
Bobbie Brown - On our own
Tina Turner - We don't need another hero
Heart - Alone
Mel & Kim - Respectable
Foreigner - Say you will
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is a place on earth
Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my hart
Ofra Haza - Im nin alu
Koreana - Hand in hand
Alice Cooper - Poison
Franklin - Bombadilla Life
Kate Bush - Babooshka
Men at work - Down under
Bonnie Tyler - Total eclipse of the heart
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Toto - Africa
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis' eyes
Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
George Harrison - Got my mind set on you
Belle Stars - Iko iko
Los Lobos - La Bamba
Dire Straits - Walk of life
Falco - Rock me Amadeus
The Buggles - Video killed the radio star
Bobby McFerrin - Don't worry, be happy
Run DMC/Aerosmith - Walk this way
Billy Joel - We didn't start the fire
Terrence Trent D'arby - Wishing well
Tracy Chapman - Fast car
Vangelis - Chariots of fire
Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz
John Parr - St. Elmo's fire
Simple Minds - Don't you forget about me
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F.
Fra Lippo Lippi - Shouldn't have to be like that
Cutting Crew - Died in your arms
Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my heart

And oh yeah, if I've made any mistakes, if some don't belong on a list from the 80's, let me know.

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Excellent list Tobey. Clearly a lot of thought went into this, and I agree with most of your choices; might have to compile one of my own sometime (posting a Top 10, though I did it, was just TOO difficult).

Respect for mentioning:

Billy Idol - Mony mony
Enya - Orinoco Flow
George Harrison - Got my mind set on you
Tracy Chapman - Fast car
Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my heart

Great tunes very underrated.

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