From: San Francisco, California

Active: 1975-present

I first heard them: on the radio in the '80s

Sound: "Separate Ways" is probably the most frequently mocked song to appear on this list — its video is universally derided, but even the song itself gets a fair amount of stick for its overwrought vocals and so-very-'80s guitar shredding and synth licks. I don't care! This song is five and a half minutes of awesome.