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  1. It was a time of Ronald Reagan and Rubik's Cube Miami Vice and Molly Ringwald, Jordache jeans and Joe Montana. But most of all, the 1980s were ten years of totally bitchin' music. Join VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the Eighties as we count down the......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  1. It was a time of Ronald Reagan and Rubik's Cube Miami Vice and Molly Ringwald, Jordache jeans and Joe Montana. But most of all, the 1980s were ten years of totally bitchin' music. Join VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the Eighties as we count down the coolest, gnarliest, most un-bogus songs of the decade that gave us hip-hop, hair metal and a funky little purple man named Prince. The five-part program will feature classics from `80s luminaries like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Public Enemy, Journey, Guns N' Roses and Duran Duran. Each tune's back story will be told through interviews with the musicians who created them, as well as the legendary artists they inspired. The show features new, original interviews with an unprecedented number of the decades greatest stars including The Bangles, Daryl McDaniels (Run-DMC), Deborah Gibson, Styx, INXS, Jane Wiedlin (The Go Gos), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Katrina and the Waves, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Bananarama, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), ABC, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Toni Basil, Bonnie Tyler, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Devo, The B-52s and more. In the grand tradition of VH1's previous "100 Greatest" specials, like 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders and 100 Most Metal Moments, 100 Greatest Songs will also bring you up to date on what the decade's greatest stars are doing today, from U2 to the Eurythmics. 20 Rick Springfield / "Jessie's Girl"1981 19Cyndi Lauper / "Time after Time"1984 18Dexy's Midnight Runners / "Come On Eileen" 1982 17Whitesnake / "Here I Go Again" 1982 16INXS / "Need You Tonight" 1987 15Van Halen / "Jump" 1984 14The Bangles / "Walk Like an Egyptian" 1986 13U2 / "With Or Without You" 1984 12Whitney Houston / "How Will I Know" 1985 11Journey / Don't Stop Believin'1981 10AC/DC / "You Shook Me All Night Long"1980 09Run-D.M.C. / "Walk This Way" 1986 08Madonna / "Like a Virgin"1984 07Guns N' Roses / Sweet Child O' Mine 1987 06Hall & Oates / "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"1981 05Prince / "When Doves Cry"1984 04Michael Jackson / "Billie Jean"1982 03Duran Duran / "Hungry Like the Wolf"1982 02Def Leppard / "Pour Some Sugar On Me"1987 01Bon Jovi / "Livin' on a Prayer" 1986

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