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by Justin Farrar

June 13, 2014

'80s Rock Icons

by Justin Farrar  |  June 13, 2014

It's shaping up to be a big year for the icons of '80s rock. In addition to new full-lengths from mighty Bruce Springsteen (High Hopes) and Pretenders legend Chrissie Hynde (the wonderfully daring Stockholm), Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will unleash Hypnotic Eye, a purported throwback to the Southern-fried Anglo-pop captured on their earliest titles, in July. Because of all this buzz and activity, we here at Rhapsody thought it would be cool to curate a sprawling playlist revisiting a lot of the awesome rock 'n' roll made during the decade of Ronald Reagan, big hair and Top Gun. In addition to monster hits like the Boss' rousing "Born in the U.S.A." and the Pretenders' incredibly sultry "Brass in Pocket," you're treated to era-defining classics from the likes of Phil Collins, U2, Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Journey and many others. Whether you grew up in the '80s, or you're a millennial harboring a powerful sense of nostalgia for leg warmers and New Wave, our playlist will have you bopping about your house while singing of pink houses and houses being burned down!

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