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Yamaha DX7 was one of the most used synth during the mid 80's. Trying to make a complete list would be fastidious and nearly impossible. So, here are only a few examples. Keep in mind that thousands of others are ignored here...

ELECTRIC PIANOS
One of the certainly most known DX7 sound is the Rhodes electric piano simulation, with this so typical FM synthesis touch... You can find it in almost all of the pop/jazz ballad from the 80's:


Al Jarreau "High Crime" (WEA ©1984)
Al Jarreau "High Crime"

"After All" (Track 5)/Introduction + first verse:
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Chicago "17" (Warner Bros ©1984)
Chicago "17"
"Hard Habit To Break" (Track 3)/Introduction + first verse:
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Luther Vandross "The Best Of Love" (Epic ©1989)

Luther Vandross
"Here And Now" (Track 20)/Introduction + first verse:
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Billy Ocean "Love Zone" (Jive ©1986)

Billy Ocean "Love Zone"
"There'll Be Sad Songs" (Track 4)/Introduction + first verse:
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"It's Never Too Late " (Track 8)/Introduction (also contains other additional FM sounds and a Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer):
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Glenn Medeiros (Amherst Records ©1988)

Glenn Medeiros
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" (Track 1)/Introduction + first verse:
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Phil Collins "No Jacket Required" (WEA ©1985)

Phil Collins
"One More Night" (Track 5)/Introduction + first verse:
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Simply Red "Picture Book" (Elektra Records ©1985)

Simply Red
"Jericho" (Track 5)/Whole song chords comping:
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Alexander O'Neal "Hearsay" (Tabu ©1986)

Alexander O'Neal
"Never Knew Love Like This" (Track 8)/Introduction:
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FM BASSES
DX7 was also used a lot during the 80's for his digital metallic, punchy or slappy bass sounds. Here are a few examples:

A-Ha "Hunting High And Low" (Warner Bros ©1985)
A-Ha "Hunting High And Low"
Magne Furuholmen - who played keyboards in this norvegian pop group - largely used the DX7 (jointly with a Prophet 5 if I remember well) on this album.  One of the most known example is the factory patch 15 "BASS 1"  that appears during the introduction (bar #9/0:11) of "Take On Me" (Track 1) top hit. A slight chorus FX seems to have been added:
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Howard Jones "Human's Lib" (WEA/Elektra ©1984)

Howard Jones "Human's Lib"
Another use of the internal factory patch 15  "BASS 1"  is on the Howard Jones british top hit "What Is Love" (Track 2):
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Sandra "The Long Play" (Virgin ©1985)
Sandra "The Long Play"
Always about this internal factory patch 15  "BASS 1" , Sandra's composer and producer Michael Cretu used it on the european top hit "Maria Magdalena" (Track 5):
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Michael Jackson "Bad" (Epic ©1987)
Michael Jackson "Bad"
I already mentioned this Michael's album on Roland D-50 examples page. They also used a DX7. Here is an example with the groovy punchy digital bass used during the whole "Another Part Of Me" song (Track 6):
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Tears For Fears "Songs From The Big Chair" (Mercury ©1985)

Tears For Fears
Another great example of DX7 digital bass is in the TFF new wave/pop top hit "Shout" (Track 1):
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Depeche Mode "Some Great Reward" (Mute Records ©1984)

Depeche Mode
First DM international top hit "People Are People" (Track 3) contains a DX7 bass line. I may suppose that the metallic sound used for the melodic response during the introduction is an FM synthesis sound too:
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Jean-Jacques Goldman "Non Homologué" (Avrep ©1985)

Jean-Jacques Goldman
This very popular french singer/composer used a lot the DX7 in studio and on stage during the 80's. Here's a great punchy slappy bass sound on the "Je Marche Seul" (Track 10) song:
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Samantha Fox "Touch Me" (Jive ©1987)

Samantha Fox
Another example extracted from the "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" (Track 6) top dance hit from Samantha Fox and combining two different DX7 bass sounds:
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Philippe Cataldo "Les Divas du Dancing" (Flamophone ©1986)

Philippe Cataldo
This "one top hit only" french singer used the DX7 slappy bass sound as an interesting rythmic comping line:
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Madonna "True Blue" (Warner Bros ©1986)

Madonna
The famous "Live To Tell" (Track 4) ballad includes a DX7 bass patch during the whole song:
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S.O.S. Band "Sands Of Time" (Tabu ©1986)

SOS Band
The "Even When You Sleep" (Track 1) song from this american Urban Funk group includes a typical DX7 bass patch:
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Berlin "Count Three And Pray" (Columbia Records ©1986)

Berlin
The "Take My Breath Away" (Track 5 - from the "Top Gun" soundtrack) bass sound is a DX7 Fretless patch:
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 PERCUSSIVE KEYS
Here are a few examples using the famous DX7 percussive keys (clavinet, marimba, celesta,...):

Level 42 "Running In The Family" (Polydor ©1987)
Level 42
Mike Lindup (Level 42's synth player) used a lot the DX7 (jointly with a Prophet 5 and E-MU Emulators) during the mid 80's. Here is the "To Be With You Again" (Track 5) introduction where you can recognize a typical chorused rich FM metallic synclav :
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Ja
net Jackson "Control" (A&M ©1986)
Janet Jackson "Control"
Here is a use of the famous "vibe/marimba" DX7 sound as rythmic background during the "When I Think Of You" (Track 6) introduction (bass line was also played by a DX7):
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Jermaine Stewart "Frantic Romantic" (Arista ©1986)
Jermaine Stewart
Here is a use of a belly piano DX7 sound as melodic background during the "Whe Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" (Track 1) introduction:
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Niagara "Encore Un Dernier Baiser" (Polydor ©1986)

Niagara
Here is another DX7 "marimba/xylo" use during the "Tchiki Boum" (Track 5) introduction from pop french group Niagara. I also think that short brass hits you can hear are FM sounds:
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Sting "The Dream Of The Blue Turtles" (A&M ©1985)

Sting
Here is another DX7 "marimba/xylo" use during the "Love Is The Seventh Wave" (Track 2) song:
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Michel Polnareff "Kâmâ Sutrâ" (Epic ©1990)

Michel Polnareff
One of the most terrific DX7 synth sound is a sort of hybrid clavinet/electric guitar with bright metallic character and punchy attack (it seems to me that it was originally named "PLUCK 13" or something like that). You can hear a good demonstration of this groovy sound during the introduction (bar #9/0:10) of french singer Michel Polnareff "Toi Et Moi"(Track 3) song:
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Harold Faltermeyer "Axel F" (MCA Records ©1984)

Axel F
DX7 marimbas appear in this "Beverly Hills Cop" famous theme. You can also hear a LinnDrum rythmic programmation and a Moog Modular synth bass:
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Tangerine Dream "Underwater Sunlight" (Jive Records ©1986)

Tangerine_Dream
A variation of the sound I mentioned in the Michel Polnareff example has been largely used in this TD album (with a longer release and sometimes doubled with an analog pad). Here is an example with the "Ride On The Ray" (Track 4) song. At the end, you can also recognize a sequenced line played with a DX7 slap bass:
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Michel Jonasz "En Concert Au Palais des Sports de Paris" (EMI France ©1985)

Michel Jonasz
This Michel Jonasz live album contains a variation of the famous punchy digital synclav I mentioned just above. Jean-Yves d'Angelo (Michel's keyboard player on stage) used it for the "Y'A Rien Qui Dure Toujours" (Track 1) introduction:
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DIVERSE

Here are a several examples using diverse DX7 sounds:

Serge Gainsbourg "You're Under Arrest" (Phonogram ©1987)
Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg used a lot the DX7 on this electro-funk album dedicated to a young lady named Samantha. The best example is during the "Mon Légionnaire" beginning (Track 10) where you can hear a bass sound (introduction) and an electric piano (verse - listen well to the subtle harmonic progression!):
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Mory Kante "Akwaba Beach" (Barclay ©1987)

Mory Kanté
The "Ye Ke Ye Ke" (Track 1) top hit includes DX7 african mallets, electric slap bass and electric pianos (with an interesting unusual pitch bend variation!) sounds:
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Tina Turner "Private Dancer" (Capitol ©1984)

Tina Turner
The "What's Love Got To Do With It" (Track 2) song is a veritable DX7 sounds demonstration. You can for example recognize the flute sounds just before the chorus, the harmonica solo sound and the subtle electric piano background:
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"Running Scared" soundtrack by Rudi Harpaz & Rod Temperton (RCA Records ©1986)

Running Scared
This Peter Hyams film included a song sang by Michael McDonald and named "Sweet Freedom". In this song, you can clearly recognize the typical DX7 marimbas during the introduction/verse and the internal factory 14 "HARMONICA1" patch during the solo part:
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Queen "A Kind Of Magic" (EMI ©1986)

Queen
Queen uses the DX7 on nearly all the songs from this album. For example, you can hear a DX7 staccato strings patch during the introduction from "One Vision" (Track 1) :
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George Michael "Faith" (Sony Music ©1987)

George Michael
"Hard Day" song (Track 5) from this George's album contains a DX7 bassline and soft rythmic clavinet sounds:
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The Cure "Head On The Door" (Fiction Records ©1985)
The Cure
The Cure uses a lot the DX7 on this album. "Kyoto Song" (Track 2) includes a FM japanese koto patch:
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Enya "Enya" (BBC ©1987)

Enya
This is the first album from this irish artist. DX7 was largely used on it. For example, you can hear the "Tubular Bells" patch during "The Celts" (Track 1) introduction:
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Men At Work "Two Hearts" (Columbia ©1985)

Men At Work
This autralian band used a DX7 on its third album. The brass melodic sound which appears in the verses and the harmonica sound you can hear at the end from "Still Life" (Track 10) are FM synthesis sounds:
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AND THERE ARE STILL THOUSANDS OF OTHER EXAMPLES...!

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