From "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison to "Separate Ways" by Journey, there are many good '80s breakup songs that are perfect to listen to when you're going through a split of your own. Let's rank the best breakup songs from the '80s with the help of votes, and determine which lovesick tracks deserve to be called the greatest.
"Missing You" by John Waite is a fantastic '80s breakup songs that describes what it's like to be in denial about missing someone after being dumped. "Love Is a Battlefield" is a Pat Benatar classic that describes the hardships of love, while Scandal's "Goodbye To You" is an '80s song about breaking up from the perspective of the initiating the breakup. Other great '80s breakup songs are "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" by Naked Eyes, and "Careless Whisper" by George Michael.
Add your favorite tracks to the list if they're not already here, so other people can vote them up along with the existing entries. The song must be a song released in the 1980s that's about breaking up with someone.
Albums:?Faster Than the Speed of Night
Albums:?Crack a Smile... and More!, Open Up and Say... Ahh!
Composer:?Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall
Don't You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds
Missing YouJohn Waite
41Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett
Albums:?Up Your Alley
Composer:?Joan Jett, Desmond Child
Composer:?Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
Albums:?The Joshua Tree
Composer:?Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr., Adam Clayton
Producer:?The Police, Hugh Padgham
Albums:?Naked Eyes, Burning Bridges
Composer:?Holly Knight, Mike Chapman
Producer:?Neil Giraldo, Pete Coleman
Albums:?Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
54George Michael, WHAM!
Albums:?Make It Big
Composer:?George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley
Composer:?Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock
Albums:?Heart of Stone
Albums:?Chicago 17, The Ultimate Chicago: Australian Tour Edition
Don’t You Want MeHuman League
If You LeaveOrchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark
Broken WingsMr. Mister
Albums:?Welcome to the Real World
Composer:?Richard Page, Steve George
43Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford
Composer:?Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford
Should I Stay or Should I GoThe Clash
The Breakup SongGreg Kihn Band
Composer:?Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, Tony Swain, Steve Jolley
Producer:?Tony Swain, Steve Jolley