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Classic Rock Bands Of The 80s

Classic Rock Music Of The 80s

Classic Rock Bands Of The 80s

The following is a classic rock list of Classic Rock Bands Of The 80s.

This isn’t a complete Classic Rock Bands Of The 80s list but a work in progress that will continually be added to.

The 80’s are often overlooked as a good decade for classic rock bands. As far as music goes, the 80’s were the decade for styles such as synth pop, new wave, and hair metal. Classic rock music, however, was sort of getting weak – probably because synth styles got popular and that sound doesn’t really work well with the TRUE Classic Rock sound. A lot of classic rock bands who were around and popular in the 60’s and 70’s seemed to have some difficulties transitioning into the 80’s since a lot of their albums didn’t do very well, and some even failed to score hit singles. There were however some classic rock bands that managed to keep themselves high on the charts.

Classic Rock Bands Of The 80s

  1. Guns N’ Roses
  2. Van Halen
  3. Bon Jovi
  4. Aerosmith
  5. Journey
  6. Motley Crue
  7. Rush
  8. Judas Priest
  9. The Scorpions
  10. Foreigner
  11. The Cars
  12. Def Leppard
  13. Talking Heads
  14. Styx
  15. Metallica
  16. The Police
  17. REO Speedwagon
  18. Dire Straits
  19. Genesis
  20. U2
  21. 38 Special
  22. AC/DC
  23. B-52’s
  24. Billy Squier
  25. Billy Joel
  26. Blondie
  27. Black Sabbath
  28. Ozzy Osbourne
  29. Bruce Springsteen
  30. Iron Maiden
  31. R.E.M.
  32. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  33. ZZ Top
  34. The Rolling Stones
  35. The Who
  36. The Kinks
  37. Kiss
  38. Heart
  39. David Bowie
  40. Elton John
  41. Rod Stewart
  42. Paul McCartney
  43. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  44. Toto
  45. Fleetwood Mac
  46. Pink Floyd
  47. Cheap Trick
  48. Pat Benatar
  49. The Pretenders
  50. Chicago
  51. Doobie Brothers
  52. Eddie Money
  53. The Eagles
  54. Elvis Costello
  55. Eric Clapton
  56. J. Geils Band
  57. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  58. Joe Jackson
  59. Night Ranger
  60. Quiet Riot
  61. Rainbow
  62. Sammy Hagar
  63. Supertramp

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