Popular 80's songs that have been remade multiple times

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  • I've included artists that have taken the lyrics and/or music to these songs.
  • Songs need to have had at least two remakes/covers in order to be placed on the list.
  • Tally:57
  • Tainted Love by Soft Cell
  • Remade by: 808 Funk & Levanon, Advent Sleep, Ambra Red, Anandi, Berk & The Virtual Band, Boppin' B., The Captains Package, The Clutters, Coco Electric, Coil, Deathline Int'l, DJ Blow, East End, Frederico Conti, Finger, Funny, Grand Magneto, Head Like A Hole, The Hi-Fives, Himbo & Robbie S, The Hormonauts, Hot Buttered Elvis, Imogen Bailey, Janelle Sadler, John B feat. Marcy Meow, Johnny Clueless, Jon K, Jonathan M, Kristin Mainhart, Lemon Merchants, Les Sauvages, The Living End, Mahjong Connection feat. Keplero, Marylin Manson, Mojohands & Esben Just, My Ruin, O.S.3, P.J. Proby, The Peak Show, Phantom Rockers, Playkid, The Pussycat Dolls, The Rezidudes, Ribsy's Nickel, Rihanna, Sensorama, Shades Apart, Slick Pelt, Speedmaster Project, Stella Starlight Trio, The Swampies, The Tailgaters, Tycho Brahe, The Underground Rebels, Waterboy, Wexo, Wild Strawberries
  • Tally: 44
  • Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
  • Remade by: Anberlin, Bonehead, Covent Garden, Dan Daniel & Yvan, Dave Gold, David Monte Cristo, Deepish Mauve, Doktor Pressure, Evergreen Terrace, Failure & Locust, The Fork, Groucho Slim, Ikonoklast, The Ineffible Orchestra, It Dies Today, Janita, Jazzhole, Joint State, K&D vs. Vanity, Lacuna Coil, Malik, Matthew Good, Mike Koglin, Myke Smith & Kathleen Clark, No Iron, Noxious Emotion, Oberon, Orestus, Orleya, Par Lammers Trio, Pat MacDonald, Ryan Star, Son of Rust, Spiral, The Spirit That Guides, Star Industry, Susanna & the Magical Orchestra, Talla 2XLC, Third Try, Timewarp Inc., Tori Amos, Vernon Reid & Masque, Vitamin String Quartet, Yana
  • Tally:29
  • Kids in America by Kim Wilde
  • Remade by: Aje'H, American Juniors, Audia, The Bam Bams, The Bloodhound Gang, The Bouncing Souls, Cascada, The Donnas, Effcee, Happy Revolvers, Heart Attack & Lyana Leigh, The Hot Stewards, Jonas Brothers, Kizooks, Las Ketchup, Lawnmower Deth, Len, Morella's Forest, The Motorettes, The Muffs, Nicollette Knight, No Secrets, Rubbish, Sex Appeal, Shebang, Snake Eye, Sugar Beats, Tiffany, The Wynona Riders
  • Tally:15
  • Blue Monday by New Order
  • Remade by: 2 Touch, Aquarius, Benjamin Bates, Blowfly, Cary August, DJ Pebbles feat. Lick, DJ Space'C, Flipside & Liva Akselbo, Flunk, George Acosta, Klutae Klute & Leather Strip, Orgy, Punk Rock Baby, Tanghetto, Zook
  • How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
  • Remade by: Bobby Gold, Drain the Doves, Everclear, Harry Perry Band, Janet Holmes, Lasid, Love Spit Love, Morrissey, Paradise Lost, Polly Moller & Company, Popchor Berlin, Quicksand, Snake River Conspiracy, tATu, The Witching Hour
  • Tally:5
  • Turning Japanese by The Vapors
  • Remade by: The Hazies, Incubus, Liz Phair, No Use For A Name, Skanking Pickle
  • Tally:4
  • Against All Odds by Phil Collins
  • Remade by: Dejavu feat. Tasmin, Kira, Mariah Carey, Postal Service
  • 99 Red Balloons by Neneh Cherry
  • Remade by: 7 Seconds, Angry Salad, Goldfinger, Pleasure Delux
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police
  • Remade by: Millencolin, Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Rockapella, Strung Out
  • Lovesong by The Cure
  • Remade by: 311, Jack off Jill, Snake River Conspiracy, Tori Amos
  • Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
  • Remade by: DJ Scott feat. Lorna B., Marylin Manson, Nas, P!nk
  • Take On Me by A-Ha
  • Remade by: A1, DJ Maximus vs. Banks, MxPx, Reel Big Fish
  • Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper
  • Remade by: Blaque, Faith Hill, Inoj, Quietdrive
  • Tally:3
  • Cars by Gary Numan
  • Remade By: Armand Van Heldan, Fear Factory, Judybats
  • Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol
  • Remade by: Blink 182, Boomtang Boys, The Donnas
  • Destination Unknown by Missing Persons
  • Remade by: Gaudino feat. Crystal Waters, Replicants, Smashing Pumpkins
  • Faith by George Michael
  • Remade by: Blackstreet & Mya, Chixdiggit, Limp Bizkit
  • Hard to Say I'm Sorry by Chicago
  • Remade by: Aquagen, Az Yet, Mad'House
  • Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
  • Remade by: Hole, Less than Jake, Reel Big Fish
  • I Know What Boys Like by The Waitresses
  • Remade by: Amanda Lepore, Bouncing Souls, Jay-Z feat. Puff Daddy & Li'l Kim
  • Jenny/867-5309 by Tommy Tutone
  • Remade by: Bracket, Less Than Jake, The Refreshments
  • Just Like Heaven by The Cure
  • Remade by: The Ataris, Dinosaur Jr., Goldfinger
  • Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
  • Remade by: Dixie Chicks, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos
  • Message in a Bottle by The Police
  • Remade by: Filterfunk, Machine Head, Rolf Munkes
  • Missing You by John Waite
  • Remade by: Brooks & Dunn, Mobb Deep, Tina Turner
  • New Years Day by U2
  • Remade by: Bacon Popper, Carbon Addict, Free
  • Open Arms by Journey
  • Remade by: Collin Raye, Mariah Carey, Nick Carter
  • Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart
  • Remade by: Amanda Lepore, Sean Finn & Gino Montesano, Tiga & Zyntherius
  • Train in Vain by The Clash
  • Remade by: Annie Lennox, Maniac Street Preachers, Third Eye Blind
  • Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles
  • Remade by: Ben Folds Five, The Bouncing Souls, The Presidents of the United States of America
  • You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive
  • Remade by: Dope, Orgy, Second Skin
  • Tally:2
  • Are Friends Electric by Gary Numan
  • Remade by: Moloko, Republica
  • Burning Down the House by Talking Heads
  • Remade by: Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones and the Cardigans
  • Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Remade by: Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris
  • Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot/Slade
  • Remade by: Bran Van 3000, Oasis
  • Do Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart
  • Remade by: *Ntrance, Paris Hilton
  • Don't Change by INXS
  • Remade by: Everclear, Goo Goo Dolls
  • Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
  • Remade by: Bouncng Souls, Life in Agony
  • Don't You Want Me Baby by Human League
  • Remade by: Smashing Pumpkins, Tatjana
  • Down in the Park by Gary Numan
  • Remade by: Foo Fighters, Marylin Manson
  • Eternal Flame by The Bangles
  • Remade by: Atomic Kitten, Human Nature
  • Everything I Do, I Do For You by Bryan Adams
  • Remade by: Brandy, New Found Glory
  • Forever Young by Alphaville
  • Remade by: Axel Rudi Pell, Temperance
  • Here Comes the Rain Again by Eurythmics
  • Remade by: Akyra, The Cruxshadows
  • I Ran by Flock of Seagulls
  • Remade by: Assemblage 23, Sunshine Blind
  • I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
  • Remade By: Aaron Carter, Bouncing Souls
  • I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick
  • Remade By: Letters to Cleo, Propaghandi
  • Into the Groove by Madonna
  • Remade by: Hole, Mad'House
  • Kiss by Prince
  • Remade by: Age of Chance, Tom Jones & Art of Noise
  • Like A Prayer by Madonna
  • Remade by: BiGod 20, Mad'House
  • Like A Virgin by Madonna
  • Remade by: Mad'House, Marylin Manson
  • Love My Way by The Psychadelic Furs
  • Remade by: Assemblage 23, William Orbit
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Bruce Cockburn
  • Remade by: The Barenaked Ladies, Dan Fogelberg
  • Material Girl by Madonna
  • Remade by: KMFDM, The Tamperer
  • Melt With You by Modern English
  • Remade by: Good Riddance, Saves the Day
  • Obsession by Animotion
  • Remade by: Blue Eyed Christ, More Machine than Man
  • Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
  • Remade by: Quick Fix, Scooter
  • Rio by Duran Duran
  • Remade by: Goldfinger, Nirvana
  • Send Me An Angel by Real Life
  • Remade by: DJ Mythos & Cosmo, Thrice
  • Stripped by Depeche Mode
  • Remade by: Rammstein, Shiny Toy Guns
  • Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'n' Roses
  • Remade by: Luna, Sheryl Crow
  • True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
  • Remade by: Fredro Starr feat. Jill Scott, Phil Collins
  • We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister
  • Remade by: Biff Naked, Less Than Jake
  • Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
  • Remade by: Crowded House, Pet Shop Boys