The Chicago Wedding DJ’s Top 100 Songs of the 1980s

Planning a Party? These Chicago DJ Pros KNOW the 1980’s!

RankSong TitleArtistYearGenre
1Don’t Stop Believin’Journey1981Rock
2You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC1980Rock
3Love ShackB-52’s1989Popular
4Livin’ On A PrayerBon Jovi1986Rock
5Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard1987Rock
6Billie JeanMichael Jackson1982Popular
7CelebrationKool & The Gang1980Disco
8FootlooseKenny Loggins1984Popular
9ThrillerMichael Jackson1982Popular
10I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)Whitney Houston1987Popular
11Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper1984Popular
12Summer Of 69Bryan Adams1984Rock
13The Way You Make Me FeelMichael Jackson1987Popular
14Jessie’s GirlRick Springfield1981Popular
15(I’ve Had) The Time Of My LifeBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes1987Ballad
16Pretty Young Thing (P.Y.T)Michael Jackson1982Popular
17Push ItSalt-N-Pepa1987Popular
19Bust A MoveYoung M.C.1989Popular
20Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen1980Popular
21Beat ItMichael Jackson1983Popular
22Sweet Child O’ MineGuns N’ Roses1987Rock
23Take Me Home TonightEddie Money1986Oldies
24Red Red WineUB401988Popular
25What I Like About YouRomantics1980Rock
26Like A PrayerMadonna1989Popular
28White WeddingBilly Idol1983Popular
29I Love Rock ‘N RollJoan Jett & Blackhearts1982Popular
30Another One Bites The DustQueen1981Popular
31Come on EileenDexy’s Midnight Runners1982Popular
32Super FreakRick James1981Popular
33Mony MonyBilly Idol1987Popular
34Wild ThingTone Loc1988Popular
35It’s TrickyRun-D.M.C.1986Popular
36Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top1983Rock
37Take On Mea-ha1985Popular
38(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)Beastie Boys1987Alternative
39Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat Benatar1980Alternative
40Fishin’ in the DarkThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band1987Country
41Smooth CriminalMichael Jackson1987Popular
42You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)Dead Or Alive1984Alternative
43Rock With YouMichael Jackson1980Popular
44Any Way You Want ItJourney1980Rock
45Copperhead RoadSteve Earle1988Popular
46Walking On SunshineKatrina & The Waves1985Oldies
47It Takes TwoRob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock1988Popular
48You Make My Dreams Come TrueDaryl Hall & John Oates1982Oldies
49Forever And Ever, AmenRandy Travis1987Country
50The Safety DanceMen Without Hats1983Oldies
51Open ArmsJourney1982Ballad
52All Night Long (All Night)Lionel Richie1983Popular
53Your LoveOutfield1985Popular
54Blister In The SunViolent Femmes1982Alternative
55Jack & DianeJohn Cougar1982Popular
56KokomoBeach Boys1988Popular
58Free Fallin’Tom Petty1989Rock
59Funky Cold MedinaTone Loc1989Popular
60Eye Of The TigerSurvivor1982Oldies
61Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’Michael Jackson1983Popular
62You Give Love A Bad NameBon Jovi1986Popular
63Let’s Go CrazyPrince & The Revolution1984Popular
64Could You Be LovedBob Marley & The Wailers1980Reggae
65Get Down On ItKool & The Gang1981Popular
66Never Gonna Give You UpRick Astley1987Popular
67Brass MonkeyBeastie Boys1986Alternative
69You Dropped A Bomb On MeGap Band1982Popular
70Wake Me Up Before You Go-GoWham!1984Popular
71It’s Raining MenWeather Girls1982Popular
72Back In BlackAC/DC1980Rock
73Man In The MirrorMichael Jackson1987Ballad
74Pump Up The JamTechnotronic Feat. Felly1989Popular
75In Your EyesPeter Gabriel1986Alternative
76Uptown GirlBilly Joel1983Popular
77Dead Man’s PartyOingo Boingo1985Popular
78Paradise CityGuns N’ Roses1989Rock
79Dancing In The DarkBruce Springsteen1984Alternative
80Let’s GrooveEarth, Wind & Fire1981Oldies
81CongaGloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine1985Popular
82Every Little Thing She Does Is MagicPolice1981Popular
83Could I Have This DanceAnne Murray1980Ballad
84Under PressureQueen & David Bowie1981Rock
85Glory DaysBruce Springsteen1985Popular
86She’s Got A WayBilly Joel1982Oldies
87Forever YoungRod Stewart1988Alternative
88Can’t Fight This FeelingREO Speedwagon1985Ballad
89Dancing With MyselfBilly Idol1981Rock
90Just Like HeavenCure1987Alternative
91FunkytownLipps Inc.1980Oldies
92Walk Like An EgyptianBangles1986Rock
93You’re The InspirationChicago1984Ballad
94JumpVan Halen1984Rock
95Tainted LoveSoft Cell1982Popular
96HeavenBryan Adams1985Oldies
97Here And NowLuther Vandross1989Ballad
98Nothin’ But A Good TimePoison1988Rock
99Its Raining MenWeather Girls1983Funk
100StrokinClarence Carter1986Rock

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