By Jim Johnson

Detroit Free Press music critic, Brian McCollum has created another category of songs today, gleaned from a selection of more than 100,000 songs, made in Detroit, and voted on by Freep readers online and Motor City music professionals.

This time it’s the greatest Detroit songs of the 1980’s. Here’s a look at the top 10:

1. “What I Like About You,” the Romantics

2. “Like a Rock,” Bob Seger

3. “Atomic Dog,” George Clinton

4. “Sweet Love,” Anita Baker

5. “Good Life,” Inner City (Kevin Saunderson)

6. “Giving You the Best That I Got,” Anita Baker

7. “Against the Wind,” Bob Seger

8. “She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked),” Carl Carlton

9. “Caught Up in the Rapture,” Anita Baker

10. “Sharevari,” A Number of Names

Check out the Freep’s overall top 100 Detroit songs here.


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