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100 Most Iconic Artists of the 80s

This is a list IN ORDER of the 100 most iconic musical artists in the decade of the 1980's. The rankings on this list are judged and based exclusively on the level of how iconic the music they made during the decade was, not how good it was, not necessarily how popular, and does not include iconic-ness from other decades (90's, 70's, etc.).
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Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
2
Madonna
Madonna
3
Prince
Prince
4
U2
U2
5
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
6
Van Halen
Van Halen
7
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
8
Public Enemy
Public Enemy
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9
The Police
The Police
10
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses
11
AC/DC
AC/DC
12
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
13
Run-DMC
Run-DMC
14
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
15
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
16
Def Leppard
Def Leppard
17
George Michael / Wham!
George Michael / Wham!
18
N.W.A.
N.W.A.
19
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
20
Metallica
Metallica
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21
Duran Duran
Duran Duran
22
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
23
Talking Heads
Talking Heads
24
Hall & Oates
Hall & Oates
25
Journey
Journey
26
Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang
27
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
28
Genesis
Genesis
29
Tina Turner
Tina Turner
30
Queen
Queen
31
Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
32
Judas Priest
Judas Priest
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33
Elton John
Elton John
34
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
35
Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News
36
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
37
LL Cool J
LL Cool J
38
The Cure
The Cure
39
INXS
INXS
40
R.E.M.
R.E.M.
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