Music of the 1980's By 10671 Period: Jan 1, 1980 to Dec 31, 1989 Music of the 1980's Jul 25, 1980 "Back in Black" By AC/DC Read about this song. Bon Scott, who died on febuary 19, 1980 at the age of 33, had the song dedicated to him. Jan 1, 1981 "Don't Stop Believing" By Journey Check out the album cover.The song became a top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Jan 1, 1982 "White Wedding" by Billy Idol Check out the album cover.This is often considered one of his most succesful songs. Dec 9, 1982 "Beat It" by Micheal Jackson Beat it is one of Micheal Jackson's most famous songs. Jan 1, 1983 "Mr. Roboto" by Styx Mr. Roboto is one of Styx most famous songs. Read about this song. Jan 23, 1984 "Thriller" by Micheal Jackson Thriller is the world's biggest selling album of all time. Dec 31, 1986 "Livin on a Prayer" By Bon Jovi Check out there album cover! This is the band's signiture song. Aug 18, 1988 "Sweet Child O' Mine" By Guns N' Roses Check out the album cover This was the bands first song to ever reach the number one single in the U.S!!!!!