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The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

By Pitchfork

Kate Bush, N.W.A., Brian Eno, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Sade, Sonic Youth, Janet Jackson, and the other icons who defined a decade

575 songs

  1. 1.
    Let's Go CrazyPrincePurple Rain
    4:400:30
  2. 2.
    When Doves CryPrincePurple Rain
    5:520:30
  3. 3.
    I Would Die 4 UPrincePurple Rain
    2:580:30
  4. 4.
    Purple RainPrincePurple Rain
    8:400:30
  5. 5.
    Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'Michael JacksonThriller
    6:030:30
  6. 6.
    Baby Be MineMichael JacksonThriller
    4:200:30
  7. 7.
    Billie JeanMichael JacksonThriller
    4:540:30
  8. 8.
    P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)Michael JacksonThriller
    3:590:30
  9. 9.
    Straight Outta ComptonN.W.A.Straight Outta Compton
    4:180:30
  10. 10.
    Fuck Tha PoliceN.W.A.Straight Outta Compton
    5:450:30
  11. 11.
    Gangsta GangstaN.W.A.Straight Outta Compton
    5:360:30
  12. 12.
    Express YourselfN.W.A.Straight Outta Compton
    4:250:30
  13. 13.
    Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)Kate BushHounds Of Love
    4:580:30
  14. 14.
    Hounds Of LoveKate BushHounds Of Love
    3:030:30
  15. 15.
    The Big Sky - Special Single MixKate BushHounds Of Love
    4:380:30
  16. 16.
    CloudbustingKate BushHounds Of Love
    5:100:30
  17. 17.
    Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) - 2005 Remastered VersionTalking HeadsRemain In Light (Deluxe Version)
    5:490:30
  18. 18.
    Crosseyed And Painless - 2005 Remastered VersionTalking HeadsRemain In Light (Deluxe Version)
    4:450:30
  19. 19.
    The Great Curve - 2005 Remastered VersionTalking HeadsRemain In Light (Deluxe Version)
    6:270:30
  20. 20.
    Once In A Lifetime - 2005 Remastered VersionTalking HeadsRemain In Light (Deluxe Version)
    4:190:30
  21. 21.
    3:460:30
  22. 22.
    5:190:30
  23. 23.
    6:230:30
  24. 24.
    5:020:30
  25. 25.
    Teen Age Riot (Album Version)Sonic YouthDaydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
    6:570:30
  26. 26.
    Silver Rocket (Album Version)Sonic YouthDaydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
    3:470:30
  27. 27.
    'Cross the Breeze (Album Version)Sonic YouthDaydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
    7:000:30
  28. 28.
    A) the Wonder (Album Version)Sonic YouthDaydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)
    4:150:30
  29. 29.
    5:530:30
  30. 30.
    What Have You Done For Me LatelyJanet JacksonControl
    4:590:30

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