• 80s Music History

    From Black Panther@316:36/17 to All on Sun Nov 25 01:21:19 2018
    1980's

    In the 1980's music was dramatically changed by the introduction of MTV
    (Music Television). This meant that music videos became more and more of a necessity in order for artists to gain popularity (especially with the youth) and sell records. A greater importance was placed on the appearance of musicians and gimmicks became commonplace. Michael Jackson emerged as one of the most dominant artists of the decade and was helped by his creative music videos and pure talent, with his Thriller album and video setting pop music standards. New Wave and Synth-Pop were popular genres and their electronic sounds fit perfectly with the beginnings of the computer age. Hair Metal
    bands also became popular during the decade with their theatrical and outrageous music videos and performances. Hip-Hop also came into the
    mainstream during the decade.

    Popular Genres: New Wave, Synth-Pop, Hair Metal, Hip-Hop, Gothic Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative Rock, Hardcore Punk, Contemporary R&B, Country

    Popular Artists: Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Olivia Newton John, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Duran Duran, The Police, U2, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Phil Collins, Cyndi Lauper, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Motley Crue, Prince, Paula Abdul, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Go-Gos, The Bangles, Randy Travis, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, MC Hammer, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, New Kids on the Block, Janet Jackson, Tom Petty, Journey, Tina Turner

    1980
    Call Me - Blondie
    Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

    1981
    Physical - Olivia Newton John
    Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
    Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

    1982
    Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    Down Under - Men At Work

    1983
    Let's Dance - David Bowie
    Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
    Every Breath You Take - The Police

    1984
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
    Wake Me Up Before You Go - Wham!
    I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder

    1985
    Take on Me - a-ha
    Into the Groove - Madonna
    Shout - Tears for Fears

    1986
    Take My Breath Away - Berlin
    Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
    West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

    1987
    Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
    With or Without You - U2
    Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley

    1988
    Faith - George Michael
    Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns & Roses
    I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany

    1989
    Like a Prayer - Madonna
    Love Shack - The B-52s
    Straight Up - Paula Abdul

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