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80s Rock And Roll Bands
On The Acoustic

Welcome to this 80s rock and roll bands page hosting bands that had some great classic rock songs you can learn on the acoustic guitar.

Help yourself to the free demos and chord sheets. If you need a full tutorial lesson, they are available for a very small fee. See the prices above.

80s rock and roll bands
Artists on this page:
Cutting Crew - Gin Blossoms
Haircut 100 - Jethro Tull
Survivor - The Cult
The Church - The Clash
The Proclaimers

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80s Rock And Roll Bands
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

1. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor

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Eye Of The Tiger is a song by the American rock band Survivor, released in 1982. The song was written specifically for the movie "Rocky III," in which it was prominently featured.

The song was composed by Survivor members Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan, and features heavy use of power chords, catchy hooks, and driving rhythms. The lyrics are motivational in nature, urging the listener to fight through adversity and stay strong in the face of challenges.

"Eye of the Tiger" was an immediate commercial success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and staying there for six consecutive weeks. It also topped charts in other countries, including Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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2. Fallen On Hard Times - Jethro Tull

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Fallen On Hard Times was single by Jethro Tull back in 1982 from the album The Broadsword And The Beast.

The single reached #20 on the US Main chart.

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3. Fire Woman - The Cult

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Fire Woman is off of the 1989 album by The Cult entitled Sonic Temple.

The song reached #1 in new Zealand, 32 in the US and #15 in the UK.

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4. Follow You Down - Gin Blossoms

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Follow You Down is a song by the American rock band Gin Blossoms, released in 1996 as the lead single from their album "Congratulations I'm Sorry." The song was written by lead guitarist Jesse Valenzuela and features a catchy guitar riff, upbeat rhythms, and bittersweet lyrics about longing for a past love.

"Follow You Down" became a major hit for the Gin Blossoms, reaching the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and topping the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song's success helped propel the album "Congratulations I'm Sorry" to platinum status in the United States.

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5. Found Out About You - Gin Blossoms

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Found Out About You is a song by the American rock band Gin Blossoms, released in 1993 as the second single from their debut album "New Miserable Experience." The song, which was written by guitarist Doug Hopkins, features a memorable guitar riff, catchy melodies, and introspective lyrics about the end of a relationship.

"Found Out About You" was a breakthrough hit for the Gin Blossoms, reaching the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and topping the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song's success helped propel the album "New Miserable Experience" to multi-platinum status in the United States.

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6. Hey Jealously - Gin Blossoms

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Hey Jealousy was released by Gin Blossoms in 1992 as the lead single from their breakthrough album, "New Miserable Experience." The song was written by guitarist Doug Hopkins, and features a catchy melody, jangly guitars, and introspective lyrics about unrequited love and jealousy.

The song was a commercial success for the Gin Blossoms, reaching the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and helping to propel "New Miserable Experience" to platinum status in the United States. The album would go on to achieve multi-platinum status and become one of the defining albums of the 1990s alternative rock scene.

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7. I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew

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I Just Died In Your Arms was the debut single for the group Cutting Crew back in 1986 and hails from their album "Broadcast".

The song was a monster hit reaching #1 in Canada, US, Norway and Finland and hitting the top 10 in several other countries.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: downstrokes .. then a down up down up down down up in the middle of the song
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Bm, Em, A, Gbm, G, Gb
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8. I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles - The Proclaimers

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) ... info soon.

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9. Laurel Canyon - The Church

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Laurel Canyon is a track off of a 2014 album from The Church called Further/Deeper. 

This track was never released as a single.

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10. Love Plus One - Haircut 100

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Love Plus One is a track from the British band Haircut 100 off of their Pelican West album from 1981.

This single was released in 1982 and reached #3 in the UK and #37 in the US, making it their only hit in the United States.


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11. Skating Away - Jethro Tull

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Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of A New Day) is from the 1975 album War Child from Jethro Tull.

The song failed to chart.

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12. Under The Milky Way - The Church

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Under The Milky Way was released back in 1988 as a single from their album Starfish.

The band managed a top 30 in the US, Australia and New Zealand with this song. It did reach #2 in the US on their Mainstream Rock Chart.

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