Nothing beats a solid album that can be listened to from start to finish, but there is a lot to be said for the almighty “Best Of” collections. These are the greastest hits albums for the biggest bands, groups, and singers of the 1980s, from Adam Ant to ZZ Top.

These compilation albums pack a big punch, and for many, serve as the perfect collection of some amazing music. Perhaps these albums were a great retrospective to a favorite group, or maybe it was your first introduction to a band you would end up loving for life. Whatever the story is behind your favorite Greatest Hits album, I want to hear it. Simply choose an album below, hit “Review It,” and give me the low-down on the Best of the Best of the 80s!

Helpful Hints:

I’ve done my best to add a diverse group of albums here, but if I left your favorite off, feel free to review it (Go Here) and leave me the URL for your review in the comments.

Need inspiration? You can check out the review I did for my favorite 80s compilation: The Wedding Singer Soundtrack.

Need Help? I included all my best writing tips here: How to Write a Killer Movie or Music Review.

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  • asereht1970 Apr 04, 2014 @ 2:19 am
    I can see most of my favorites from the 80s in the list. But I think you should also include The Jets (You Got It all, Make It Real, Rocket 2 U, etc.) and Menudo. I believe both bands are also from the 80s.
  • shay_marie Apr 04, 2014 @ 5:08 pm
    I added The Jets, but I'm not familiar enough with Menudo's music to pick an appropriate "Best of" album. If you've got a recommendation, I'll add it!
  • DreyaB Feb 28, 2014 @ 5:19 am
    Is it me or Are Duran Duran missing off the list?! In my humble opinion they were the best band of the 80s. Have a look at this if you agree... :0)
  • shay_marie Feb 28, 2014 @ 5:23 am
    I'd never leave Duran Duran off :) (It was the first greatest hits album I ever bought!)
  • DreyaB Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:32 am
    Just seen it. Sorry! Glad to hear it was your first greatest hits purchase. :0)
  • Arachnea Feb 16, 2014 @ 1:35 pm
    Depeche Mode is one of my favorite groups. I'll have to come back and visit this lens more closely.
  • PaigSr Feb 04, 2014 @ 4:32 pm
    For those of you that like or remember Styx I hope that you will enjoy this...
  • tonyleather Feb 03, 2014 @ 10:15 am
  • grammieo Feb 02, 2014 @ 11:06 pm
    Wow, what a list is right, and I just got finished reviewing Elvis, now onto a little more modern and great stuff!
  • melaniekaren Feb 02, 2014 @ 5:36 pm
    nice list Shay! :)
  • luggnutz13 Feb 02, 2014 @ 4:22 pm
    ohh geez. Brought back a bunch of memories just from the titles along. I will have to come back and see if I can muster up some reviews. Great picks!!!
  • Brite-Ideas Feb 01, 2014 @ 7:02 pm
    oh a ton of great music listed here!
  • aesta1 Jan 31, 2014 @ 10:55 pm
    Am really challenged around music so can't contribute anything. I do enjoy it though.

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