It’s hard to believe the 1980s were twenty-plus years ago. With phrases like totally and awesome, we will never forget them. We already have a list of the best hair band power ballads. However, we wanted to encompass all of the best 1980s love songs. Many songs on our list are tried and true to this day. Many brides and grooms danced to the songs below as their first dance as a married couple.
We tried our best to give a cross-genre sampling of many styles including fold, r&b, and rock. If you have a favorite that you think we missed, don’t hesitate to comment on your favorite removed from the list. You can also comment on why you think a song on the list should be there.
Are you interested in more 1980s music? Be sure to check out our list of 100 of the best songs of the 80s. However, below you will find our list of the best 1980s love songs.
1980s Love Songs
14. Crazy For You – Madonna
Released in 1985, Pop
13. Lady – Kenny Rogers
Released in 1980, Country
11. You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
Released in 1984, Rock
9. Faithfully – Journey
Released in 1983, Rock
4. Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston
Released in 1985, R&B
1. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
Released in 1981, R&B
Honorable Mention 80s Love Songs:
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