80s Most Popular Music









The 80s most popular music came in many different styles. There were many changes in the rock and roll music in the in the 80's because of the new instruments used to gain the distinct sounds the artists wanted to achieve. They used electric keyboards, synthesizers, and drum machines. A single artist could be a one man band if they so desired, and a few did.

The top eight artists of the 80's are, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, The Police, U2, R. E. M., and John Mellencamp. These artists had many top hits and sold millions of copies of their greatest hits. You can do a search on the internet and find a lot of information about all of them. You can even hear their music online if you want to.

The top eight albums for the 80's were, Thriller (by Michael Jackson), Like A Virgin (by Madonna), Born In the USA (by Bruce Springsteen), Purple Rain (by Prince), Appetite For Destruction (by Guns N Roses), The Joshua Tree (by U2), Faith (by George Michael), and 1984 (by Van Halen). There were millions of these albums sold and the rating was based on this fact.

The top 10 singles of the 1980's were, Every Breath You Take (by The Police), Eye of the Tiger (by Survivor), I Want To Know What Love Is (by Foreigner), Jump (by Van Halen), With or Without You (by U2), Sweet Child Oí Mine (by Guns N Roses), So Emotional (by Whitney Houston), Total Eclipse of the Heart (by Bonnie Tyler ), Endless Love (by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross), and Centerfold (by J. Geils Band).

Some of the top music videos of the 80's were, Madonna, U2, Bon Jovi, Prince, Poison, Jewel, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, and a collection of 100 greatest songs of the 80's video. There were many more music videos of the eighties because this was the beginning era of MTV, VH-1, and some small television channels airing the music videos for the artists. The music videos were one of the best methods of exposure for the artistís music and many of them became successful because of the exposure. Others who were already successful became even more successful because of the music videos. For that decade music videos was the in thing and teens rushed home from school just to watch MTV.

Sone of the top dance tunes from the 80's was, Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Into the Groove (Madonna), Super freak Part I (Rick James), Beat It (Michael Jackson), Funkytown (Lipps Inc.), Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)(Eurythmics), Donít You Want Me? (Human League), Tainted Love (Soft Cell), Like A Virgin (Madonna), and Blue Monday (New Order), plus many more.

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