What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

Classic 1980s Song Lyrics listed by Artist

Alphabetical list of Song Lyrics from the 80s. View 1980s Song lyrics. Learn the correct words from your favorite classic songs.
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A

a-ha: Take On Me
ABC: The Look of Love
ABC: Poison Arrow
Bryan Adams: Heaven
Bryan Adams: Straight From the Heart
Bryan Adams: Summer of ’69
After the Fire: Der Kommissar
Air Supply: Lost in Love
Air Supply: Making Love out of Nothing at All
Alphaville: Forever Young
Ambrosia: Biggest Part of Me
America: Right Before My Eyes
America: You Can Do Magic
Animotion: Obsession
Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes
Asia: Heat of the Moment
Asia: Only Time Will Tell
Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up
Atlantic Starr: Always


B

B-52s: Love Shack
B-52s: Rock Lobster
Bad English: When I See You Smile
Bananarama: Cruel Summer
Bananarama: Venus
Band-Aid: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Bangles: Manic Monday
Bangles: Walk Like an Egyptian
Basia: Cruising for Bruising
Basia: Time and Tide
Toni Basil: Mikey
Beach Boys: Kokomo
Pat Benatar: Heartbreaker
Pat Benatar: Love is a Battlefield
Berlin: Take My Breath Away
Big Country: In a Big Country
Blondie: Rapture
Blondie: The Tide is High
Bon Jovi: Livin’ On a Prayer
Bon Jovi: Never Say Goodbye
Boston: Amanda
Bourgeois Tagg: I Don’t Mind At All
David Bowie: China Girl
David Bowie: Let’s Dance
David Bowie: Modern Love
Boys Don’t Cry: I Wanna Be a Cowboy
Laura Branigan: Gloria
Breathe: Hands to Heaven
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Circle
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: What I Am
Martin Briley: Salt in My Tears
Jackson Browne: Boulevard
Jackson Browne: Somebody’s Baby
Lindsey Buckingham: Go Insane
Lindsey Buckingham: Holiday Road


C

Tim Cappello: I Still Believe
Belinda Carlisle: Circle in the Sand
Belinda Carlisle: Mad About You
Eric Carmen: Make Me Lose Control
Kim Carnes: Bette Davis Eyes
Paul Carrack: Don’t Shed a Tear
Jim Carroll Band: People Who Died
Cars: Drive
Cars: My Best Friend’s Girl
Cars: You Might Think
Tracy Chapman: Fast Car
Cheap Trick: The Flame
Chicago: Hard Habit to Break
Chicago: Will You Still Love Me
Church: Under the Milky Way
Clash: Rock the Casbah
Climax Blues Band: I Love You
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes: Up Where We Belong
Natalie Cole: Miss You Like Crazy
Phil Collins: Against All Odds
Phil Collins & Philip Bailey: Easy Lover
Phil Collins: In the Air Tonight
Commodores: Night Shift
Commodores: Sail On
Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers: If We Never Meet Again
Elvis Costello: Everyday I Write the Book
Elvis Costello: Veronica
John Cougar: Hurts So Good
John Cougar: Jack & Diane
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Southern Cross
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Wasted on the Way
Christopher Cross: Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) 
Christopher Cross: Sailing 
Christopher Cross: Think of Laura 
Crowded House: Don’t Dream It’s Over 
Culture Club: Do You Really Want To Hurt Me  
Culture Club: Karma Chameleon 
Culture Club: Time (Clock of the Heart) 
Cure: Love Cats 
Cutting Crew: (I Just) Died in Your Arms top of page


D

Danny Wilson: Mary’s Prayer 
Terence Trent D’Arby: Wishing Well 
Paul Davis: ’65 Love Affair 
Taylor Dayne: I’ll Always Love You
Dead Milkmen: Bitchin’ Camaro 
Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) 
Chris DeBurgh: Don’t Pay The Ferryman 
Chris DeBurgh: The Lady in Red
Def Leppard: Photograph
Del Fuegos: I Still Want You
Depeche Mode: Blasphemous Rumours
Depeche Mode: Somebody
Depeche Mode: The Sun and the Rainfall
Devo: Whip It 
Dexys Midnight Runners: Come on Eileen
Dennis DeYoung: Desert Moon
Dire Straits: Money for Nothing 
Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits: Walk of Life
Dire Straits: Why Worry
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: Parents Just Don’t Understand
Thomas Dolby: Airwaves
Thomas Dolby: She Blinded Me With Science
Double: Captain of Her Heart
Dream Academy: Life in a Northern Town
Robbie Dupree: Steal Away
Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran: Is There Something I Should Know
Duran Duran: Rio
Duran Duran: View to a Kill



E

Eagles: Heartache Tonight
Eagles: Hotel California
Sheena Easton: Morning Train
Electric Light Orchestra: All Over the World
Electric Light Orchestra: Don’t Bring Me Down
Enya: Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Escape Club: I’ll Be There
Escape Club: Wild, Wild West
Europe: Carrie
Eurythmics: Here Comes the Rain Again
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)



F

Donald Fagen: I.G.Y.
Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F (Instrumental)
Karel Fialka: Hey Matthew
Fine Young Cannibals: Good Thing
Fine Young Cannibals: She Drives Me Crazy
Fixx: One Thing Leads to Another
Fixx: Saved By Zero
Fleetwood Mac: Gypsy
Fleetwood Mac: Sara
Flock of Seagulls: I Ran
Dan Fogelberg: Longer
Dan Fogelberg: Same Old Lang Syne
John Fogerty: Centerfield
John Fogerty: Old Man Down the Road
Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
Foreigner: That Was Yesterday
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: The Power of Love
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes
Glenn Frey: The Heat is On
Glenn Frey: You Belong to the City
Frida: I Know There’s Something Going On


G

Peter Gabriel: In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer
Gap Band: You Dropped a Bomb on Me
Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing
J. Geils Band: Centerfold
J. Geils Band: Freeze-Frame
General Public: Tenderness
Genesis: Misunderstanding
Genesis: No Reply at All
Genesis: That’s All
Georgia Satellites: Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Glass Tiger: Someday
Go-Go’s: Vacation
Go-Go’s: We Got the Beat
Golden Earring: Twilight Zone
Lou Gramm: Just Between You and Me
Eddy Grant: Electric Avenue
Grateful Dead: Touch of Grey
Guns-n-Roses: Patience


H

Sammy Hagar: Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy
Daryl Hall & John Oates: Kiss is on My List
Daryl Hall & John Oates: Maneater
Daryl Hall & John Oates: Private Eyes
Paul Hardcastle: 19
Jimmy Harnen with Synch: Where Are You Now
George Harrison: All Those Years Ago
George Harrison: When We Was Fab
Corey Hart: Sunglasses at Night
Dan Hartman: I Can Dream About You
Murray Head: One Night in Bangkok
Jeff Healey Band: Angel Eyes
Heart: These Dreams
Don Henley: Boys of Summer
Don Henley: Dirty Laundry
Don Henley: End of the Innocence
Bertie Higgins: Key Largo
Rupert Holmes: Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Honeydrippers: Sea of Love
Hooters: And We Danced
Bruce Hornsby & the Range: Mandolin Rain
Bruce Hornsby & the Range: The Way It Is
Human League: Don’t You Want Me
Human League: Human


I

Icicle Works: Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)
Billy Idol: Eyes Without a Face
Billy Idol: Mony Mony “Live”
Billy Idol: White Wedding
Information Society: What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
INXS: Need You Tonight
Chris Isaak: You Owe Me Some Kind of Love


J

Janet Jackson: Let’s Wait Awhile
Jermaine Jackson: Do What You Do
Joe Jackson: Breaking Us in Two
Joe Jackson: Steppin’ Out
Joe Jackson: You Can’t Get What You Want
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney: The Girl is Mine
Jets: Make It Real
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: I Love Rock-n-Roll
Billy Joel: Allentown
Billy Joel: I Go to Extremes
Billy Joel: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
Billy Joel: Leave a Tender Moment Alone
Billy Joel: The Longest Time
Billy Joel: We Didn’t Start the Fire
Elton John: Blue Eyes
Elton John: Candle in the Wind
Elton John: I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
Elton John: Little Jeannie
Robert John: Sad Eyes
Johnny Hates Jazz: Turn Back the Clock
Howard Jones: Life in One Day
Howard Jones: No One is to Blame
Oran “Juice” Jones: The Rain
Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’
Journey: Faithfully
Journey: Send Her My Love

K

Kajagoogoo: Too Shy
Kansas: Play the Game Tonight
Nik Kershaw: Wouldn’t It Be Good
Kid Creole & the Coconuts: Annie I’m Not Your Daddy
Greg Kihn Band: Jeopardy
Kinks: Come Dancing
Knack: My Sharona
Kon-Kan: I Beg Your Pardon
Kool & the Gang: Celebration
Kool & the Gang: Cherish
Kool & the Gang: Joanna
Lenny Kravitz: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over


L

Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper: True Colors
John Lennon: (Just Like) Starting Over
John Lennon: Woman
Julian Lennon: Too Late for Goodbyes
Julian Lennon: Valotte
Level 42: Something About You
Huey Lewis & the News: Do You Believe in Love
Huey Lewis & the News: The Heart of Rock & Roll
Huey Lewis & the News: If This Is It
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam: All Cried Out
Little River Band: Cool Change
Little River Band: Lonesome Loser
Little River Band: Take It Easy On Me
Little River Band: We Two
Living Colour: Cult of Personality
Kenny Loggins: I’m Alright
Nick Lowe: Cruel to be Kind



M

M: Pop Musik
Madness: Our House
Madonna: Borderline
Madonna: Crazy for You
Madonna: Into the Groove
Madonna: La Isla Bonita
Melissa Manchester: You Should Hear How She Talks About You
Manhattans: Shining Star
Barry Manilow: Copacabana
Barry Manilow: Read ’em and Weep
Benny Mardones: Into the Night
Martika: Toy Soldiers
Richard Marx: Endless Summer Nights
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson: Say, Say, Say
Paul McCartney: Take it Away
Bobby McFerrin: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes: (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
John Cougar Mellencamp: Cherry Bomb
John Cougar Mellencamp: Pink Houses
Men At Work: Down Under
Men At Work: Overkill
Men At Work: Who Can It Be Now?
Men Without Hats: Safety Dance
George Michael: Kissing a Fool
Bette Midler: The Rose
Midnight Oil: Beds Are Burning
Mike & the Mechanics: Living Years
Mike & the Mechanics: Silent Running
Mike & the Mechanics: Taken In
Steve Miller Band: Abracadabra
Mr. Mister: Broken Wings
Mr. Mister: Kyrie
Modern English: I Melt With You
Eddie Money: I Think I’m in Love
Monkees: That Was Then, This Is Now
Moody Blues: The Voice
Moody Blues: Your Wildest Dreams
Giorgio Morodor: Together in Electric Dreams
Motels: Only the Lonely
Motels: Suddenly Last Summer
Moving Pictures: What About Me



N

Nails: 88 Lines About 44 Women
Naked Eyes: Always Something There to Remind Me
Naked Eyes: Promises, Promises
Nena: 99 Luftballons
Juice Newton: Angel of the Morning
Olivia Newton-John: Physical
Olivia Newton-John: Xanadu
Stevie Nicks and Don Henley: Leather and Lace
Night Ranger: Goodbye
Night Ranger: Sister Christian
Night Ranger: When You Close Your Eyes
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: An American Dream
Nu Shooz: I Can’t Wait
Gary Numan: Cars



O

Oak Ridge Boys: Elvira
Sinéad O’Connor: Troy
Oingo Boingo: Dead Man’s Party
OMD: If You Leave
Roy Orbison: You Got It
Outfield: Your Love



P

Robert Palmer: Addicted To Love
Ray Parker, Jr.: Ghostbusters
Alan Parsons Project: Don’t Answer Me
Alan Parsons Project: Eye in the Sky
Alan Parsons Project: Time
Steve Perry: Oh Sherry
Pet Shop Boys: Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)
Pet Shop Boys: West End Girls
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Don’t Do Me Like That
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: You Got Lucky
Pink Floyd: Another Brick In The Wall, Part II
Robert Plant: Big Log
Robert Plant: Ship of Fools
Police: Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Police: Every Breath You Take
Police: Wrapped Around Your Finger
Police: Message In a Bottle
Power Station: Some Like It Hot
Pretenders: Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)
Pretenders: Chain Gang
Prince: 1999
Prince: Little Red Corvette
Prince: When Doves Cry
Psychedelic Furs: Pretty in Pink


Q

Quarterflash: Harden My Heart
Queen: Another One Bites the Dust
Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Quiet Riot: Cum on Feel the Noize



R

Eddie Rabbitt: I Love a Rainy Night
Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle: You and I
Gerry Rafferty: Right Down the Line
Real Life: Send Me an Angel
R.E.M.: It’s the End of the World as We Know It
REO Speedwagon: Can’t Fight This Feeling
REO Speedwagon: Take It on the Run
REO Speedwagon: Time for Me to Fly
Restless Heart: I’ll Still Be Loving You
Lionel Richie: Hello
Smokey Robinson: Being With You
Rockwell: Somebody’s Watching Me
Kenny Rogers: Coward of the County
Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue
Romantics: Talking in Your Sleep
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie: Endless Love
David Lee Roth: Just a Gigolo: I Ain’t Got Nobody
Roxette: It Must Have Been Love
Roxette: The Look



S

Sade: Smooth Operator
Scandal: Goodbye to You
Joey Scarbury: Theme from “The Greatest American Hero” (Believe It or Not)
Peter Schilling: Major Tom (Coming Home)
Timothy B. Schmit: So In Love
Scorpions: Still Loving You
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Against the Wind
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Old Time Rock & Roll
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Shame on the Moon
Charlie Sexton: Hold Me
Sheriff: When I’m With You
Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al
Simple Minds: Don’t You Forget About Me
Simply Red: Holding Back the Years
Simply Red: If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Slade: My Oh My
Slade: Run Runaway
Smiths: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Soft Cell: Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet: True
Spin Doctors: Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
Spinners: Working My Way Back to You: Forgive Me, Girl
Rick Springfield: Don’t Talk To Strangers
Rick Springfield: Jessie’s Girl
Bruce Springsteen: Brilliant Disguise
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen: Hungry Heart
Bruce Springsteen: I’m On Fire
Billy Squier: Everybody Wants You
Billy Squier: The Stroke
Starship: Sara
Starship: We Built This City
Steely Dan: Hey 19
Rod Stewart: Some Guys Have All the Luck
Rod Stewart: Young Turks
Sting: Fortress Around Your Heart
Sting: Russians
Stray Cats: Rock This Town
Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut
Styx: Babe
Styx: Don’t Let It End
Styx: Mr. Roboto
Donna Summer: This Time I Know It’s For Real
Supertramp: It’s Raining Again
Supertramp: The Logical Song
Supertramp: Long Way Home
Survivor: Eye of the Tiger
Survivor: The Search Is Over
Sylvia: Nobody



T

Taco: Puttin’ on the Ritz
Talking Heads: And She Was
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House
Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears: Shout
38 Special: Second Chance
Thompson Twins: Hold Me Now
Thompson Twins: Lies
’til Tuesday: Voices Carry
Timbuk3: The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Tommy Tutone: Jenny (867-5309)
Tones on Tail: Slender Fungus
Toto: Africa
Toto: Rosanna
Toto: Stranger in Town
Toto Coelo: I Eat Cannibals
T’Pau: Heart and Soul
Traveling Wilburys: Handle with Care
Randy Travis: Forever and Ever, Amen
Trio: Da Da Da
Tubes: She’s A Beauty
Tina Turner: Private Dancer
Tina Turner: What’s Love Got to Do With It
Twisted Sister: We’re Not Gonna Take It
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart



U

UB40: Red Red Wine
Tracey Ullman: They Don’t Know
U2: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
U2: Where the Streets Have No Name
U2: With or Without You



V

Van Halen: Dreams
Van Halen: Hot for Teacher
Van Halen: Jump
Van Halen: Love Walks In
Randy Vanwarmer: Just When I Needed You Most
Vapors: Turning Japanese
Suzanne Vega: Luka
Billy Vera & the Beaters: At This Moment
Violent Femmes: Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes: Prove My Love



W

Jack Wagner: All I Need
John Waite: Missing You
Wall of Voodoo: Mexican Radio
Joe Walsh: Life’s Been Good
Wang Chung: Dance Hall Days
Wang Chung: Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Warrant: Heaven
Dionne Warwick: Heartbreaker
Grover Washington, Jr.: Just the Two of Us
Weather Girls: It’s Raining Men
Wham!: Careless Whisper
Wham!: Freedom
When in Rome: The Promise
Whitesnake: Here I Go Again
Kim Wilde: Kids in America
Will to Power: Baby I Love Your Way: Freebird Medley
Steve Winwood: Back in the High Life Again
Steve Winwood: Valerie
Stevie Wonder: I Just Called to Say I Love You



X

XTC: Dear God



Y

“Weird” Al Yankovic: Eat It
Yes: Leave It
Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart
Neil Young: Wonderin’
Paul Young: Come Back And Stay
Paul Young: Everytime You Go Away



Z

ZZ Top: Gimme All Your Lovin’
ZZ Top: Legs