The iconic 80s bands

Guide to iconic bands from the 80s

A nostalgic journey back in time

The 80s was a time of unique music and colourful fashion with unforgettable bands making their mark on the decade. 

In this article, we go back in time and take a look at the most iconic bands from this decade. Finally, we'll end with a recommendation on how you can experience the music of the 80s live by contacting Limunt.

The iconic 80s bands

  • 1. Queen: Queen, with lead singer Freddie Mercury, was one of the legendary bands of the 80s. Songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You" and "Radio Ga Ga Ga" are still classics that are sung along to all over the world.
  • 2. U2: U2 fame began in the 80s and continued to dominate the music scene for a long time. Songs like "With or Without You" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" are iconic and continue to be loved by fans around the world.
  • 3. Guns N' Roses: An American rock band that broke through with their debut album "Appetite for Destruction" in 1987. Songs like "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle" are mandatory on any rock playlist.
  • 4. Michael Jackson: The "King of Pop" himself Michael Jackson defined the 80s with his album "Thriller". "Billie Jean" and "Beat it" set the standard for pop music.
  • 5. Depeche Mode: Depeche Mode was an electronic band that influenced synthpop in the 80s. "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Enjoy the Silence" are still loved by fans of electronic music.
  • 6. Bon Jovi: This rock band released some of the most iconic songs of the 80s like "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name". 
  • 7. The Police: Sting and his band The Police created some hits that no one will forget, including "Every Breath You Take" and "Roxanne". 
  • 8. Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston's music hits like "I Will Always Love You" have secured her place as one of the greatest musicians of the 80s.
  • 9. Tears for Fears: British band that created some unforgettable songs like "Shout" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World".
  • 10. Duran Duran: Duran Duran combined music genres like synthpop and new wave, which yielded hits like "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio".

Limunt: Experience 80s music live with us!

If you want to experience the music of the 80s live and feel that nostalgic time again, Limunt can help you organise the perfect event. With our large network of talented musicians and bands, together we can customise a music experience that suits your needs. Whether you want to dance to pop hits, rock out to guitar or sing along to classic ballads, Limunt can help you choose the right band for the job at your event.

Limunt: Bringing the 80s to life!

If you want to experience the music of the 80s live again and create nostalgic memories, contact Limunt where we are ready to help you organise the best music experience. Give you and your guests the gift of live music from the 80s at your event and we will find the perfect band to fulfil your wishes.

We can help you book a great 80s band for your party! At Limunt, you can book unique musical experiences of the highest quality! We have handpicked Denmark's greatest musical talents. See a selection of our bands here!

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