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Access To Rock

Access To Rock

February is here and with it comes another MGK Top 20! This year’s edition: Classic Rock Artists of the 80s.

You, our MGK listeners, voted for the best from the era of big hair, big interest rates, and neon colors!

We tallied them up and started counting them down on February 1, 2024. We have blocks each weekday at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm of your favorite Classic Rock Artists of the 80s.

You know 80’s rock. All of the hairspray, guy-liner, and spandex. The decade of hair bands, metal, hard rock, and headbangers. Long hair was flying and men had bangs. Band-aid, Back to the Future, and an Olympic hockey victory over the Soviet Union.

It’s one of the best eras of music. And so many great artists came out of it all. We know you have these acts on your playlists and listen to them on MGK daily. You probably still have their records, er- cassettes.

So queue up the tape in that boombox and get to scrolling. Check out how YOU, our listeners, voted for your favorite classic rock artists of the 80’s. It’s been a tubular MGK’s Top 20 so far!

Here are MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Artists of the 80s (so far):

  • 20-17

    Here we start our journey! We started with a super interesting mix. Yes, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac released music in the 80s! Good music at that.

    20. Fleetwood Mac
    19. Pat Benatar
    18. Rolling Stones
    17. U2

  • 16-13

    In this bracket, we get very 80s. Huey Lewis was an amazing choice, all. So thanks for voting that in!

    16. The Cars
    15. Pink Floyd
    14. Huey Lewis and The News
    13. Bob Seger

  • 12-9

    Getting closer! In this section, we break into the top 10. These four artists are icons of this decade.

    12. Tom Petty
    11. Guns N Roses
    10. Genesis
    9. David Bowie

  • 8-4

    Even closer! This section is a stellar one. We started it off strong with Journey. We’re getting closer to finding out who our CHAMP is!

    8. Journey
    7. Bon Jovi
    6. Aerosmith
    5. Def Leppard

  • TOP 4

    We have arrived! Thank you for listening every day to hear our MGK Top 20 Classic Rock Artist of the 80s of the day. Our winner has been crowned. Thanks for your votes!

    4. The Eagles
    3. Van Halen
    2. Billy Joel
    1. Bruce Springsteen

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