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100 Greatest Alternative 80s

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

97 songs (7 hours and 0 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
How Soon Is Now? (2008 Remaster)
The Smiths - The Sound of the Smiths (2008 Remaster)
6:47
2
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2010 Remaster)
Joy Division - Substance
3:24
3
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Pixies - Doolittle
2:57
4
Blue Monday
New Order - Just Spin [Explicit]
7:24
5
Fools Gold (Remastered)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
9:54
6
Once in a Lifetime (2005 Remaster)
Talking Heads - Remain In Light (Deluxe Version)
4:19
7
Lullaby (Remastered)
The Cure - Disintegration (Remastered)
4:08
8
Just Like Honey
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy [Explicit]
3:02
9
Rock the Casbah (Remastered)
The Clash - Combat Rock
3:42
10
Ghost Town (Extended Version)
The Specials - The Best of the Specials
5:59
11
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Remastered)
R.E.M. - Document - 25th Anniversary Edition
4:07
12
Teen Age Riot (Album Version)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (Remastered Original Album)
6:59
13
Birthday
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
3:58
14
Carolyn's Fingers
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
3:07
15
Behind the Wheel
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses (Deluxe)
5:19
16
24 Hour Party People
Happy Mondays - Greatest Hits [Explicit]
4:41
17
There She Goes
The La's - The La's
2:39
18
Can't Be Sure
The Sundays - Reading Writing And Arithmetic
3:24
19
Song To The Siren (Remastered)
This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears (Remastered)
3:31
20
Ashes to Ashes (2017 Remaster)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) [2017 Remastered Version]
4:26
21
O Superman
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (UK 12" sgl)
8:25
22
The Cutter
Echo And The Bunnymen - Original Album Series
3:52
23
Freak Scene [Explicit]
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug (Remastered)
3:36
24
E=MC2
Big Audio Dynamite - The Best Of
5:55
25
Town Called Malice
The Jam - The Very Best Of The Jam
2:53
26
Reward
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro (Deluxe Edition)
2:43
27
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Gary Numan / Tubeway Army - Replicas Redux
5:25
28
Everyday Is Like Sunday (2010 Remaster)
Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
3:35
29
Rip It Up
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
5:20
30
Genius Of Love
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club - Deluxe Edition
5:39
31
Shake Your Rump (1999 - Remaster)
Beastie Boys - Anthology: The Sounds Of Science [Explicit]
3:19
32
Blister In The Sun
Violent Femmes - Permanent Record: The Very Best Of The Violent Femmes [Explicit]
2:25
33
Pretty in Pink
The Psychedelic Furs - The Best Of
3:59
34
Another Girl, Another Planet (2008 re-mastered version)
The Only Ones - The Only Ones
3:01
35
Christine
The House Of Love - The House Of Love
3:26
36
She Sells Sanctuary
The Cult - Love
4:23
37
This Corrosion (New Version for Digital)
The Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland [Explicit]
9:30
38
Head Like A Hole
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine [Explicit] (Remastered)
5:00
39
Peek-A-Boo
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peepshow (Remastered And Expanded)
3:12
40
Situation (12" Remix)
Yazoo - Massive Hits! - 80s Remix
5:45
41
Computer World 2 (2009 Remaster)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (2009 Remastered Version)
3:24
42
Quiet Life (7" Version)
Japan - The Collection
3:34
43
Cavern
Liquid Liquid - Liquid Liquid
5:19
44
Pacific State
808 State - Blueprint (The Best of)
5:50
45
The “Sweetest Girl"
Scritti Politti - Early
5:07
46
Rise (Remastered 2011)
Public Image Limited - Album (Remastered)
6:05
47
Crash
The Primitives - Lovely
2:33
48
Son of a Gun
Various artists - Kurt Cobain About A Son: Music From The Motion Picture
3:42
49
TV Party
Black Flag - Damaged
3:31
50
Erase You
ESG - Dance to the Best of ESG
4:10
51
Whip It
Devo - Social Fools: The Virgin Singles 1978 - 1982
2:39
52
Pull Up To The Bumper
Grace Jones - Island Life [Explicit]
3:39
53
Echo Beach
Martha And The Muffins - Faraway In Time
3:38
54
Final Day (Taken From The Final Day Single)
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
1:43
55
The Downtown Lights
The Blue Nile - Hats (Deluxe Version)
6:31
56
I Believe in You (1997 Remaster)
Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden
6:10
57
Legal Tender
The B-52's - Whammy!
3:39
58
Senses Working Overtime
XTC - Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992
4:34
59
I Want Your (Hands on Me)
Sinead O'Connor - Lion and the Cobra
4:38
60
Rattlesnakes
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 1984-1989
3:25
61
World Shut Your Mouth
Julian Cope - Saint Julian (Expanded Edition)
3:35
62
Uncertain Smile
The The - Soul Mining
6:52
63
Our Lips Are Sealed
Fun Boy Three - Waiting
2:51
64
We Care a Lot
Faith No More - The Faith No More Collection [Explicit]
4:03
65
I Could Be Happy
Altered Images - Reflected Images - The Best Of Altered Images
3:30
66
Sit Down
James - James: The Best Of
4:04
67
Hit the North Part 1
The Fall - 45 84 89 : A Sides
4:02
68
Turning Japanese
The Vapors - Turning Japanese - Best Of The Vapors
3:45
69
My Perfect Cousin
The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
2:36
70
Sex Beat
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
2:47
71
Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
3:30
72
Holiday In Cambodia (Single Version)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
3:47
73
Bad Penny [Explicit]
Big Black - Songs About Fucking [Explicit]
2:33
74
Bela Lugosi's Dead (Tomb Raider Mix)
Bauhaus - Singles (Remastered)
9:30
75
The Mercy Seat (2010 Remastered Version)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey (2010 Remastered Version) [Explicit]
7:18
76
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
2:46
77
Talking Loud And Clear
OMD - The OMD Singles
3:56
78
Waiting Room
Fugazi - 13 Songs
2:53
79
Pink Frost
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World
4:01
80
My Favourite Dress
The Wedding Present - George Best 30
3:18
81
Bastards of Young (2008 Remaster) [Explicit]
The Replacements - Tim [Expanded Edition]
3:38
82
Take The Skinheads Bowling
Camper Van Beethoven - Connections 2
2:34
83
Baby Honey [Explicit]
The Pastels - Truckload Of Trouble [Explicit]
6:21
84
Ana Ng
They Might Be Giants - Then: The Earlier Years
3:23
85
She Blinded Me With Science
Thomas Dolby - Retrospectacle - The Best Of Thomas Dolby
3:41
86
White Horse (U.S. Edit) [Explicit]
Laid Back - Good Vibes - The Very Best Of Laid Back
5:47
87
Oh Yeah
Yello - Essential Yello
3:07
88
Corona
Minutemen - Introducing The Minutemen
2:26
89
Hope [Explicit]
Descendents - Milo Goes To College
2:00
90
Minor Threat [Explicit]
Minor Threat - First Two Seven Inches
1:29
91
Coward
Swans - Holy Money / A Screw
5:06
92
Tower Of Strength (Radio Edit)
The Mission - Singles
4:27
93
Knock Me Down
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Festival Anthems
3:43
94
Bonny
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
3:46
95
Doot Doot
Freur - Doot Doot
4:03
96
Indian Summer
Beat Happening - Jamboree
3:05
97
Between the Wars
Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg, Vol. 1
2:30