There have been cooler decades, we’ll give you that – but when it comes to pop music the 1980s delivered an embarrassment of riches. This was an age of pristine pop that gave us the holy trinity: Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince. It was an age of excess that provided us with more brilliantly ridiculous karaoke anthems than any other. And it was also an age of individuality, when even an eccentric indie band could take over your radio. So bouff up your hair, prep your dance routine, and get ready to wear your heart on your shoulder pads – here are the 50 greatest songs the ’80s ever produced.
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