80s Artist Music









The 80s music artist list was a long one. There were many music artists in the 80's and there were also many new styles of music and dancing. Some of the many artists of the 80's were, The Police, Survivor, Foreigner, Van Halen, U2, Guns N’ Roses, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Tyler, Lionel Richie, J. Geils, Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Bon Jovi, George Michael. Belinda Carlisle, Sting, Kenny Loggins, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, and many more.

There were many songs which hit the charts in the 1980's and the many new styles of music consisted of disco, post punk , heavy metal, hard rock, hair metal, gangsta rap, New wave of British heavy metal, college rock, synth pop, hip hop, heartland rock, New wave, thrash metal, and more. Some of the many new dances which went along with the new styles of music were, disco, robo cop, cabbage patch, break dancing, running man, roger rabbit, moonwalk, funky twist, new kids move, pac man, poppin’, wavin’, lockin’, tickin’, and more. People learned the new dance styles sometimes by watching videos of Christie Lane and others.

The top 8 artists of the 80's were, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Police, U2, R.E.M., and John Mellencamp. This standing was determined by the sales of their albums and singles, as well as music videos, etc.. Many other popular artists of the same era were, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, The manhattans, John Lennon, Irene Cara, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Air Supply, Pat Benatar, Christopher Cross, Bonnie Tyler, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Doobie Brothers, The Pet Shop Boys, and many more. There were hundreds of artists who were successful in the 1980's and there were many who were not successful.

MTV and VH-1, as well as many small television shown were a big help to many of the 80's artists. Many of them were not known at all until their music videos were aired on television. Also many artists received a lot of airplay on radio stations. Many artists could not have made it without the help of the radio stations playing their music and the shows like MTV, playing their music videos.

There are many websites online which contain a lot of information and history about the artists of the 80's. There are also sites which have their music available for your favorite artist. Some sites have the music free to download and others charge a fee. Or if you prefer, you can just listen to the music online as you surf the internet or work online. Some of the website with information about the 80's artists and their songs are www.80s.com, www.80sretromusic.com, and www.80smusiccentral.com. You can find many more by doing a quick search on one of the many search engines.

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