10. "Let the Music Play," Shannon
Disco/dance wasn't officially dead.
9. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper
This uber-hit of the '80s (it was on the Hot 100 chart for 25 weeks) was actually written by a man, Robert Hazard. Hazard recorded it in 1979 and it was written from a male point of view. The more you know.
8. "Owner of a Lonely Heart," Yes
Prog rock: Chapter 1.
7. "Thriller," Michael Jackson
You may have heard of this one.
6. "That's All," Genesis
Ah, the unending 1980s appeal of Phil Collins, even when the accompanying video for some reason features homelessness. Singing homelessness, but still.
5. "Talking In Your Sleep," the Romantics
4. "99 Luftbaloons," Nena
Anti-nuclear war protesting never sounded so good.
3. "Joanna," Kool and the Gang
From 1984-1987 every girl named Joanna probably had this played at her wedding.
2. "Jump," Van Halen
1. "Karma Chameleon," Culture Club
The catchiest song of all time? Discuss.