My favorite band from the 80's is Queensryche, but Iron Maiden is a close second.
Helloween, I think formed in the 80s.
X, the Stray Cats and the Dead Kennedys along with Maiden and Anthrax on the metal side.
I realize that most of those bands actually formed in the 70s but I am focusing on their 80s body of work. If you go with the US release for London Calling I'd have to put the Clash on this list as well.
haha this is my nack of the woods :-)
favs are motley crue, poison, ratt, warrant, qiet riot, dokken, white lion, whitesnake, bon jovi, skid row, def leppard, ac/dc, metallica, ozzy, manowar, wasp, y&t, black n blue, tnt, kix, VAN HALEN just to name a few haha