Gibson Picks The Greatest Songs Of The '80s

The fine folks who make the kickass Gibson guitars ran a poll of Gibson fans - what are the greatest songs of the '80s? They also made some picks of their own, and the picks were rather surprising.'s top pick? "London Calling" by The Clash.


Their top 5 rounds out with:
  1. Guns N' Roses, "Sweet Child o' Mine" (1988)
  2. Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean" (1983)
  3. Guns N' Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987)
  4. Public Enemy, "Fight the Power" (1989)
Top pick by the readers? "Back in Black" by AC/DC. Great pick for guitar loving rock fans

The fan top 5 rounds out with:
  1. Iron Maiden, "The Number of the Beast" (1982)
  2. AC/DC, "Shoot to Thrill" (1980)
  3. Dire Straits, "Money for Nothing" (1984)
  4. Simple Minds, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (1985)
Overall, two pretty solid lists of music. The fan list skews more pop and metal, which I thought was kind of interesting. You can see both sets of picks here at Gibson's site.

Anything surprise you? How do you feel about the Clash taking top honors?

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