The Best Prime Music ’80s Playlists: Pop, Rock, and Alternative

If you love listening to music and the ’80s is your vibe, here are 18 ’80s playlist from Amazon Prime Music that will keep you singing all day. Music in the ’80 saw the change from disco to something with more edge—definitely a lot more noise.

The ’80 brought us hair bands, synthesizers, alternative, soft rock, rock ballads, and some amazing one-hit wonders.

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If you were a teenager in the ’80s, you made your own playlists.

It takes a little patience to look through Amazon Prime Music. But you will find some amazing playlists to keep your Echo playing all day.

My favorite tip for playing music on an Echo is to ask Alexia to “play the top songs by _______” or “play the top ’80s rock ballads.”

She will either start playing what you requested or will say she found a playlist you may like.

If you are playing music to fall asleep to and want her to stop playing at a particular time, ask – ” Alexia, set a sleep timer for ______ minutes.”

’80s Rock Ballads – 100 great songs

When you want mellow ’80s rock music, here are the best rock ballads. Great for background music and a romantic evening.

  • 7 hours 45 minutes – Great songs like
  • Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
  • Oh Sherrie
  • Listen To Your Heart
  • Purple Rain
  • etc

Mellow ’80s Gold – 90 songs

This is a great playlist to have as background music while you are trying to concentrate on something. It’s great for dinner parties too.

  • 6 hours 34 minutes -Great songs like
  • Crazy For You
  • Maneater
  • Manic Monday
  • Red Red Wine
  • etc

Iconic ’80s Party – 69 songs

5 hours of ’80s music to keep a party going. This has a little bit of everything and is full of songs any ’80s music lover will appreciate.

  • 4 hours 59 minutes – Great songs like
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • Jack & Diane
  • Sledgehammer
  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • etc

Rediscover the ’80 Pop – 50 Songs

Classic ’80s songs you always hear on the radio and why you love ’80s music so much.

  • 3 Hours 23 minutes – Great songs like
  • Take On Me
  • Holiday
  • Eye Of The Tiger
  • 867-5309
  • etc

’80s Workout – 50 songs

All the great fast-paced workout music from the ’80s to get you doing a great workout or just cleaning the house.

  • 3 hours 26 minutes – Great songs like
  • Lets Hear It For The Boy
  • Push It
  • Pump Up The Jam
  • Conga
  • etc

’80s Easy Pop – 65 Songs

Easy pop for when you need some great background music to keep you going but not make you want to get up and dance.

  • 4 hours 40 minutes – Great songs like
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It
  • Bette Davis Eyes
  • Time After Time
  • Open Arms
  • etc

Classic Alternative BBQ – 30 great songs

This may have more than the ’80s, but this is an awesome alt-rock, mostly ’80s playlist.

  • 2 Hours and 12 minutes. – Great songs like
  • Whip It
  • Rock Lobster
  • Burning Down The House
  • Just Like Honey
  • etc

Rediscover the ’80s Rock – 50 great songs

’80s rock marked the beginning of great music for those who were not fans of disco.

  • 3 hours 34 minutes – Great songs like
  • Here I Go Again
  • Rebel Yell
  • You Shook Me All Night Long
  • Take Me Home Tonight
  • etc

Rediscover the ’80s New Wave – 50 great songs

New Wave peaked in the ’80s and left behind great iconic songs, pop with an attitude.

  • 3 hours 23 minutes – Great songs like
  • Who Can It Be Now
  • Shout
  • Alive and Kicking
  • Once In A Lifetime
  • etc

100 Greatest ’80s Love Songs – 100 great songs

I love a long playlist! 100 ’80s love songs to set the mood for a romantic evening—easy music to listen to all day.

  • 7 hours 14 minutes – Great songs like
  • Faithfully
  • Is This Love
  • The Power Of Love
  • I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
  • etc

Classic ’80s Flicks – 53 great songs

This playlist will bring back all those memories of all the great classic teen movies from the ’80s that you will want to see again.

  • 3 hours 46 minutes – Great songs like
  • Flashdance
  • Ghostbusters
  • If You Leave
  • Take My Breath Away
  • etc

’80s Heavy Metal – 30 songs

This is the music that started the explosion of heavy metal onto the public and radio.

  • 2 hours 8 minutes – Great songs like
  • Bark At The Moon
  • You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
  • Cherry Pie
  • One Bitten Twice Shy

Rediscover the ’80s: Hair Metal – 50 great songs

All the great songs by the hair metal bands when metal went mainstream definitely looked the part.

  • 3 hours 44 minutes – Great songs like
  • Motley Crew
  • Guns n Roses
  • Bon Jovi
  • White Snake
  • Poison
  • Ratt
  • etc

’80s Pop for Sleep – 26 great songs

A great collection of ’80s soft rock songs to lull you into sleep or for some great background music.

  • 1 hour 54 minutes great songs like
  • Lost In Love
  • Waiting For A Girl Like You
  • Careless Whisper
  • Ships
  • etc

Rediscover the ’80: College rock – 86 great songs

Here is a great mix of ’80s songs that were more a mix of alternative, rock, and slight pop.

  • 5 hours 37 minutes – great songs like
  • I Will Follow
  • Jane Says
  • Don’t Stand So Close To Me
  • High Ground
  • etc

Classic Rock Hits -100 great songs

You will know all the songs on this playlist. Here are the masters of the time, the rock legends. Not all are from the ’80s, but close.

  • 7 hours 25 minutes – great songs like
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Sultans Of Swing
  • Dream On
  • Roxanne
  • etc

Rediscover the ’80s: One Hit Wonders – 48 great songs

The songs you know and love which TV helped make them famous for a very short time.

  • 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Tainted love
  • Lady In Red
  • Walking On Sunshine
  • Relax
  • etc

Rediscover the ’80s: Synth pop – 50 great songs

Synths dominated in the ‘80s: icy riffs, bleak vibes, 808 beats, hooks that still stick in your head.

  • 3 hours 45 minutes -Great songs like
  • Sweet Dreams
  • West End Girls
  • She Blinded Me With Science
  • Der Kommissar
  • etc

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