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U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ named Greatest Album of the ’80s

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 27: Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge of U2 perform at Optus Stadium on November 27, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Yesterday was National Album Day in the U.K., so the BBC conducted a survey to find the best albums of the ’80s.  Bare in mind, the list was chosen by people from across the pond, so there were some interesting inclusions to this list…

1.  U2, “The Joshua Tree”

2.  Dire Straits, “Brothers in Arms”

3.  The Stone Roses, “The Stone Roses”

4.  Michael Jackson, “Thriller”

5.  Guns N’ Roses, “Appetite for Destruction”

6.  The Human League, “Dare”

7.  The Smiths, “The Queen Is Dead”

8.  Paul Simon, “Graceland”

9.  ABC, “The Lexicon of Love”

10.  Prince, “Purple Rain”

11.  Kate Bush, “Hounds of Love”

12.  Duran Duran, “Rio”

13.  Tears for Fears, “Songs from the Big Chair”

14.  Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the USA”

15.  AC/DC, “Back in Black”

16.  Deacon Blue, “Raintown”

17.  Frankie Goes to Hollywood, “Welcome to the Pleasuredome”

18.  INXS, “Kick”

19.  George Michael, “Faith”

20.  Pet Shop Boys, “Actually”