The best alternative songs of the eighties

The best alternative songs of the eighties

The editorial staff of the online magazine PopMatters she attempted the task of classification the 100 best alternative music songs of the eighties, a decade that is mostly remembered for the massive presence of pop music. It is explained that those indicated are the best alternative songs of the 80s and range from punk, to post-punk, to new wave, to college rock, to underground, to goth, to new romantic, to ska, to power pop, to hardcore and indie rock.

The selection criterion followed by the magazine is that of only one song per artist and only songs published in the 1980s are included. PopMatters reveals that almost 400 songs were taken into consideration to compile the ranking. Below we report the magnificent ten alternative songs of the Eighties chosen by PopMatters.

10. XTC – “Dear God” (1986)

9. Jesus and Mary Chain – “Just Like Honey” (1985)

8. Cure – “A Forest” (1980)

7. New Order – “Blue Monday” (1983)

6. Echo and the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon” (1984)

5. David Bowie – “Ashes to Ashes” (1980)

4. Talking Heads – “Once in a Lifetime” (1980)

3. Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill” (1985)

2. Smiths – “How Soon Is Now” (1984)

1. Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (1980)