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100 Greatest Alternative 80s

The game-changers, innovators and tracks that defined alternative music in the 80s.

100 songs (6 hours and 58 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
How Soon Is Now?
The Smiths - The Sound Of The Smiths
6:47
2
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2010 Remastered Version)
Joy Division - Substance
3:24
3
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Pixies - Doolittle
2:57
4
Blue Monday
New Order - Substance
7:29
5
Fools Gold (Remastered)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
9:54
6
Once In A Lifetime (2005 Remastered Version )
Talking Heads - Remain In Light (Deluxe Version)
4:19
7
Bring The Noise
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back [Explicit]
3:45
8
Rock the Casbah (Remastered)
The Clash - Combat Rock
3:42
9
Ashes to Ashes (2017 Remastered Version)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) [2017 Remastered Version]
4:26
10
Just Like Honey
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy [Explicit]
3:02
11
Ghost Town (Extended Version)
The Specials - The Best of the Specials
5:59
12
Just Like Heaven
The Cure - Greatest Hits
3:31
13
It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
R.E.M. - Document - 25th Anniversary Edition
4:07
14
Teen Age Riot (Album Version)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (Remastered Original Album)
6:59
15
Birthday
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
3:58
16
Carolyn's Fingers
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
3:07
17
Everything Counts
Depeche Mode - The Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1
3:59
18
24 Hour Party People
Happy Mondays - Greatest Hits [Explicit]
4:41
19
There She Goes
The La's - The La's
2:39
20
Can't Be Sure
The Sundays - Reading Writing And Arithmetic
3:24
21
Song To The Siren (Remastered)
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears (Remastered)
3:31
22
O Superman
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (UK 12" sgl)
8:25
23
The Cutter
Echo And The Bunnymen - Original Album Series
3:52
24
Feed Me With Your Kiss (Remastered Version)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
3:54
25
Freak Scene [Explicit]
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug (Remastered)
3:36
26
E=MC2
Big Audio Dynamite - The Best Of
5:55
27
Town Called Malice
The Jam - The Very Best Of The Jam
2:53
28
Reward
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro (Deluxe Edition)
2:43
29
Sit Down
James - James: The Best Of
4:04
30
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Gary Numan / Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux
5:25
31
Everyday Is Like Sunday (2010 Remastered Version)
Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
3:35
32
Rip It Up
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
5:20
33
Genius Of Love
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club - Deluxe Edition
5:39
34
Shake Your Rump (1999 - Remaster)
Beastie Boys - Anthology: The Sounds Of Science [Explicit]
3:19
35
Blister in the Sun (2002 Remastered Version)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes [Explicit]
2:24
36
Pretty in Pink
The Psychedelic Furs - The Best Of
3:59
37
Another Girl, Another Planet (2008 re-mastered version)
The Only Ones - The Only Ones
3:01
38
Christine
The House Of Love - The House Of Love
3:26
39
She Sells Sanctuary
The Cult - Love
4:23
40
This Corrosion
The Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland [Explicit]
9:30
41
Head Like A Hole
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine [Explicit] (Remastered)
5:00
42
Peek-A-Boo
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peepshow (Remastered And Expanded)
3:12
43
Situation (12" Remix)
Yazoo - Massive Hits! - 80s Remix
5:45
44
Computer World 2 (2009 Remastered Version)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (2009 Remastered Version)
3:24
45
Quiet Life (7" Version)
Japan - The Collection
3:34
46
Cavern
Liquid Liquid - Liquid Liquid
5:19
47
Pacific State
808 State - Blueprint (The Best of)
5:50
48
The “Sweetest Girl"
Scritti Politti - Early
5:07
49
Rise (Remastered 2011)
Public Image Limited - Album (Remastered)
6:05
50
Crash
The Primitives - Lovely
2:33
51
Son of a Gun
Various artists - Kurt Cobain About A Son: Music From The Motion Picture
3:42
52
About A Girl
Nirvana - Bleach: Deluxe Edition [Explicit]
2:48
53
TV Party
Black Flag - Damaged
3:31
54
Erase You
ESG - Dance to the Best of ESG
4:10
55
Whip It
Devo - Social Fools: The Virgin Singles 1978 - 1982
2:39
56
Echo Beach
Martha And The Muffins - Faraway In Time
3:38
57
Final Day (Taken From The Final Day Single)
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
1:43
58
The Downtown Lights
The Blue Nile - Hats (Deluxe Version)
6:31
59
I Could Be Happy
Altered Images - Reflected Images - The Best Of Altered Images
3:30
60
Legal Tender
The B-52's - Whammy!
3:39
61
Senses Working Overtime
XTC - Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992
4:34
62
Rattlesnakes
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 1984-1989
3:25
63
World Shut Your Mouth
Julian Cope - Saint Julian (Expanded Edition)
3:35
64
Uncertain Smile
The The - Soul Mining
6:52
65
Our Lips Are Sealed
Fun Boy Three - Waiting
2:51
66
Life's What You Make It
Talk Talk - Natural History - The Very Best Of Talk Talk
3:40
67
We Care A Lot
Faith No More - The Faith No More Collection
4:03
68
Hit the North Part 1
The Fall - 45 84 89 : A Sides
4:02
69
Turning Japanese
The Vapors - Turning Japanese - Best Of The Vapors
3:45
70
My Perfect Cousin
The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
2:36
71
Sex Beat
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
2:47
72
Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
3:30
73
Holiday In Cambodia (Single Version)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
3:47
74
Touch Me I'm Sick
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
2:32
75
Bad Penny [Explicit]
Big Black - Songs About Fucking [Explicit]
2:33
76
That's When I Reach for My Revolver [Explicit]
Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches [Explicit]
3:53
77
Suggestion
Fugazi - 13 Songs
4:44
78
Bela Lugosi's Dead (Tomb Raider Mix)
Bauhaus - Singles (Remastered)
9:30
79
The Mercy Seat (2010 Remastered Version)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey (2010 Remastered Version) [Explicit]
7:18
80
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
2:46
81
Talking Loud And Clear
OMD - The OMD Singles
3:56
82
Pink Frost
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World
4:01
83
Bastards of Young (2008 Remastered Version) [Explicit]
The Replacements - Tim [Expanded Edition]
3:38
84
Take The Skinheads Bowling
Camper Van Beethoven - Connections 2
2:34
85
Baby Honey [Explicit]
The Pastels - Truckload Of Trouble [Explicit]
6:21
86
Ana Ng
They Might Be Giants - Then: The Earlier Years
3:23
87
She Blinded Me With Science
Thomas Dolby - Retrospectacle - The Best Of Thomas Dolby
3:41
88
White Horse (U.S. Edit) [Explicit]
Laid Back - Good Vibes - The Very Best Of Laid Back
5:47
89
Oh Yeah
Yello - Essential Yello
3:07
90
Corona
Minutemen - Introducing The Minutemen
2:26
91
Hope [Explicit]
Descendents - Milo Goes To College
2:00
92
Minor Threat [Explicit]
Minor Threat - First Two Seven Inches
1:29
93
My Favourite Dress
The Wedding Present - George Best Plus
4:14
94
Coward
Swans - Holy Money / A Screw
5:06
95
Tower Of Strength (Radio Edit)
The Mission - Singles
4:27
96
Knock Me Down
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Festival Anthems
3:43
97
Bonny
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
3:46
98
Doot Doot
Freur - Doot Doot
4:03
99
Indian Summer
Beat Happening - Jamboree
3:05
100
Between the Wars
Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg, Vol. 1
2:30