Top 100 Artists of the 80’s

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Michael Jackson
1980 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Prince
1980 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Madonna
19831984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989

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U2
1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Bruce Springsteen
1980 | 1981 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Run-D.M.C.
1986

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Van Halen
1982 | 1984 | 1986 | 1988 | 1989

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Public Enemy

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Billy Joel
1980 | 1981 | 19821983 | 1984 | 1985 | 19861987 | 1989

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The Police
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1986

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Phil Collins
1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1988 | 1989

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Guns N’ Roses
1989

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Def Leppard
1983 | 1984 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Janet Jackson
1986 | 1987 | 1989

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George Michael/Wham
1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Whitney Houston
1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Metallica
1989

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N.W.A

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Dire Straits
1980 | 1983 | 1985 | 1986

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AC/DC
1981 | 1982

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Rush
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1985 | 1986

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Iron Maiden

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Judas Priest
1982

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Lionel Richie
1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

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Bon Jovi
1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Talking Heads
1983 | 1985 | 1986

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Genesis
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1986 | 1987

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R.E.M.
1983 | 1984 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Duran Duran
1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Motley Crue
1984 | 1985 | 1987 | 1989

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The Cure
1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Journey
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

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John Mellencamp

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

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REO Speedwagon
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1984 | 1985 | 1987 | 1988

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Kool and the Gang
1980 | 1981 | 1982

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L.L. Cool J
1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Tina Turner
1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989

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Queen
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1989

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Beastie Boys
1986 | 1987 | 1989

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Ozzy Osbourne

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The Smiths

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Huey Lewis and the News
1982

44
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Bryan Adams
1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

45
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Hall & Oates
1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1988

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Pat Benatar
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1988

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Eric B. & Rakim
1989

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Billy Idol
1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Peter Gabriel
1980 | 1982 | 1983 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989

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INXS
1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
1983 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

52
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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Eurythmics
1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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The Cars
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Aerosmith
1980 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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ZZ Top
1980 | 1981 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986

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The Rolling Stones
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984

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Heart
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

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David Bowie
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

60
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Elton John
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Rod Stewart
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Foreigner
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1984 | 1985 | 1987 | 1988

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Stevie Wonder
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1984 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Toto
1980 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Bob Seger
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

66
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The Pointer Sisters
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
1988 | 1989

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Salt-N-Pepa
1987 | 1988

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Fleetwood Mac
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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The Go-Go’s
1981 | 1982 | 1984

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Paul McCartney
1980 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1989

72
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Pet Shop Boys
1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Don Henley
1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1989

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Paul Simon
1980 | 1983 | 1986 | 1987

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Tracy Chapman
1988 | 1989

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Cyndi Lauper
1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989

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Depeche Mode
1985 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Sonic Youth

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Pete Townshend
1980 | 1985 | 1986

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Culture Club
1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986

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Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
1987 | 1988

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De La Soul
1989

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Luther Vandross
1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Chicago
1980 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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The Bangles
1986 | 1988 | 1989

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Thompson Twins
1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989

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Yes
1983 | 1984 | 1987

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Men at Work
1982 | 1983 | 1985

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Pixies

90
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Pink Floyd
1980 | 1987

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Robert Palmer
1983 | 1985 | 1986 | 1988 | 1989

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Kenny Loggins
1980 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Whitesnake
1980 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Sade
1985 | 1986 | 1988

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Steve Winwood
1981 | 1982 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Billy Ocean
1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

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Tears for Fears
1983 | 1985 | 1986 | 1989

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Bobby Brown
1986 | 1988 | 1989

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Scorpions
1982 | 1984 | 1988

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Simply Red
1986 | 1987 | 1989