Best '80s Music for Your Party

You can't have an '80s theme party without '80s music! We've compiled a list of our top 20 best '80s songs that are perfect for a party.

It was a tough roundup to create. So if you're favorite '80s song isn't on our list, share it with us in the comments section! We can always do with a little more '80s sound.


  • Like a Virgin, Madonna (1984)

    The ever so fabulous Madonna hits the top of the charts with her hit song "Like A Virgin." This song will forever be a favorite dance-pop single.

  • Billie Jean, Michael Jackson (1982)

    Topping every chart worldwide is Michael Jackson's famous hit, "Billie Jean." Party it up with the Prince of Pop!!

  • Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran (1982)

    This hit song always left their fans hungry for more Duran Duran! 

  • How Will I Know, Whitney Houston (1985)

    The infamous Whitney Houston can always rock the house with her powerful voice. Pump up your '80s themed party with this classic hit!

  • Livin' on a Prayer , Bon Jovi (1986)

    There can't be an '80s party with out Bon Jovi. Blast this at your party and you will be sure to have everybody on their feet singing "Ohhh we're halfway thereee!"

  • When Doves Cry, Prince (1984)

    Prince up your '80s party with his hit single "When Doves Cry."

  • Straight Up, Paula Abdul (1988)

    Straight Up and tell us how awesome this song is. Kick off your '80s party with Paula Abdul!

  • Don't Stop Believing, Journey (1981)

    This song will never stop playing on the radio. It's known as "an anthem for the young who wanted to feel free and unrestricted." No '80s party would ever be complete without it.

     

  • Here I Go Again , Whitesnake (1982)

    Re-do the '80s and rock out to this classic at your next '80s party...again!

  • Love is a Battlefield, Pat Benatar (1983)

    Stand back boys and let the girls rock out to their anthem!! Love is a battlefield!!

  • Take on Me, A-Ha (1985)

    Turn it up and take on A-Ha's hit single "Take on Me." This song is still a huge hit today!

  • Cruel Summer, Bananarama (1984)

    A summer classic, "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama is a great song to jam out to!

  • 99 Luftballons , Nena (1983)

    "99 Luftballoons" a German classic by Nena is a fun, angsty, and rebellious song to play at your '80s party.

  • All Night Long (All Night), Lionel Richie (1983)

    You can literally keep this song on repeat on listen to it "All Night Long."

  • Love Shack, B52's (1989)

    Bring in the love with this fun upbeat cosmic hit by the B52's called the "Love Shack."

  • Our Lips are Sealed, Go-Go's (1981)

    Your lips should be everything but sealed when listening to this song! Jam out with the Go-Go's famous '80s classic!

  • 867-5309/Jenny, Jimmy Tutone (1981)

    Be sure to call on Jenny with this hit song "367-5309/Jenny" by Jimmy Tutone.

  • Walk This Way , Run-D.M.C featuring Aerosmith (1986)

    Have your own little '80s runway and strut down that carpet with Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." Kick off your '80s party with this American hard rock group.

  • Fight for Your Right, Beastie Boys (1986)

    Blast this single and have your party ready to Fight For Your Right...To Par-tayyy!!!

  • My Perogative , Bobby Brown (1988)

    It's our "Perogative" to put this song on our '80s hit list. Get gnarly!!

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