I'm just going to say it: generally, music has gone downhill. The music of the 80s is inarguably the best ever produced. Unfortunately, I was not around for this era of greatness. But lucky for me, my parents had played these songs throughout most of my childhood. Although there are so many more I could have chosen, here is a list of my favorite 80's songs (in no particular order).
1. You May Be Right - Billy Joel (1980)
2. Jump - Van Halen (1984)
3. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran (1982)
4. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (1981)
5. Beat It - Michael Jackson (1982)
6. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar (1980)
7. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (1982)
8. Believe It Or Not (Theme from "Greatest American Hero) - Joey Scarbury (1981)
9. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (1981)
10. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield (1981)
11. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (1980)
12. Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar (1979)
Ok it is was released in '79, but it's close enough.