Hits of the 80s Playlist

From bright colours to big hair, the 80s were a decade where British artists pushed the boundaries and ruled music and popular culture.

While it might seem like just yesterday, most of the hits on our list are more than 30 years old – today we’re looking back at some of the biggest chart toppers and number 1 hit singles from that decade, many of which still endure today.

Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

Lionel Richie – Hello

Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You

Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

John Lennon – Imagine

The Police – Every Breath You Take

Madonna – Into the Groove

Queen and David Bowie – Under Pressure

Rod Stewart – Baby Jane

Chris de Burgh – The Lady in Red

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

A-HA – Take On Me

U2 – With or Without You

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes

Do you use Spotify? Listen to the whole playlist here.

What were your favourite songs from the 80s?

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