80s VideosThe 1980s was the decade spanning from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989.
This tag consists of music first released in this time frame.
The decade began with a backlash against disco music in the United States, and a movement away from the orchestral arrangements that had characterized much of the music of the 1970s. Music in the 1980s was characterized by unheard of electronic sounds accomplished through the use of synthesizers and keyboards, along with drum machines. This made a dramatic change in music.
In the United States, MTV was launched and music videos began to have a huge effect on the record industry. U.S. pop artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson mastered the format and turned it into big business.
'New wave' and 'synth-pop' were developed by many British and United States artists and became popular phenomena throughout the decade, especially in the early and mid eighties.
Hard rock, heavy metal, 'big hair' bands and glam metal, experienced extreme popularity in 1980s, becoming some of the most dominant music genres of the 1980s.
House and techno emerged both in Chicago and Detroit in early 80s and then become mainstream in 1990s.
--Live Aid concert in 1985 containing many artists promotes attention and action to send food aid to Ethiopia whose people were suffering from a major famine.
--The Hip hop scene evolved to become a powerful musical force.
Duran Duran, a-ha, Cyndi Lauper, Hall & Oates, Eurythmics, Erasure, Alphaville, Wham!, Men at Work, Bonnie Tyler, Modern Talking, Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Huey Lewis & The News, Kenny Loggins, Falco, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, Yazoo, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Kim Wilde, Air Supply, Robert Palmer, Richard Marx.
- Duran Duran
- Cyndi Lauper
- Hall & Oates
- Men at Work
- Bonnie Tyler
- Modern Talking
- Pat Benatar
- The Bangles
- Huey Lewis & The News
- Kenny Loggins
- Culture Club
- Spandau Ballet
- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
- Kim Wilde
- Air Supply
- Robert Palmer
- Richard Marx
Disintegration, Hatful of Hollow, The Smiths, Thriller, Hounds of Love, Violent Femmes, Black Celebration, Graceland, Greatest, Let's Dance, The World Won't Listen, Tango in the Night, Hunting High and Low, Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92), Forever Young, Stop Making Sense, Greatest Hits, The Best of Blondie, Let It Be, Like a Virgin, Kick, She's So Unusual, Synchronicity.
Hatful of Hollowhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Smiths/Hatful_of_Hollow https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/801e9320ef8d416ec178eea1c8d3af98.png
The Smithshttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Smiths/The_Smiths https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/f4bfc25b0e22404ac0109b7964414c70.png
Hounds of Lovehttps://sonichits.com/album/Kate_Bush/Hounds_of_Love https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/47fbcfb5c9e84a0fb59854dfd55439e6.png
Violent Femmeshttps://sonichits.com/album/Violent_Femmes/Violent_Femmes https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/87dedbbbd2d64a13cab2aab9821faccd.png
Black Celebrationhttps://sonichits.com/album/Depeche_Mode/Black_Celebration https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/2ddc59f3f46b87c2f02fec7ede93f664.png
Let's Dancehttps://sonichits.com/album/David_Bowie/Let%27s_Dance https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/316b43e984f547ecb8d95cabb9112990.png
The World Won't Listenhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Smiths/The_World_Won%27t_Listen https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/e7a482b4343f47c09bfc7ebb8b12796e.png
Tango in the Nighthttps://sonichits.com/album/Fleetwood_Mac/Tango_in_the_Night https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/4e60677084274c45aa98192202038a23.png
Hunting High and Lowhttps://sonichits.com/album/a-ha/Hunting_High_and_Low https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/b61c0246b523481a92428dc3310ce5fb.png
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)https://sonichits.com/album/Tears_for_Fears/Tears_Roll_Down_%28Greatest_Hits_82-92%29 https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/e6ad117b0f3641d1c13384f50c2ae9cf.png
Tears for Fears
Forever Younghttps://sonichits.com/album/Alphaville/Forever_Young https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/b0758b588021c2584d3a289455fc934f.png
Stop Making Sensehttps://sonichits.com/album/Talking_Heads/Stop_Making_Sense https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/ad206663df67421d824ce9153e15748b.png
Greatest Hitshttps://sonichits.com/album/Billy_Idol/Greatest_Hits https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/271806ab1c4b476db509db7438d97ffe.png
The Best of Blondiehttps://sonichits.com/album/Blondie/The_Best_of_Blondie https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c91247651db541f8a5995056c0142f5e.png
Let It Behttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Replacements/Let_It_Be https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/76f4f1809a504f49cf50c4b8e8627cf9.png
Like a Virginhttps://sonichits.com/album/Madonna/Like_a_Virgin https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c9f785fb78a942c2a46066ead1045881.png
Greatest Hitshttps://sonichits.com/album/Eurythmics/Greatest_Hits https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/43b997d2cd40425ba06deb878689a847.png
She's So Unusualhttps://sonichits.com/album/Cyndi_Lauper/She%27s_So_Unusual https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/2da15bdb15024618995867427fb91bed.png
Sweet Child o' Mine, Bohemian Rhapsody, Welcome To The Jungle, Where Is My Mind?, Billie Jean, Paradise City, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Back in Black, Don't Stop Me Now, Take on Me, We Will Rock You, Don't Stop Believin', Another One Bites the Dust, With or Without You, Thriller, Friday I'm in Love, Sultans of Swing, Beat It, November Rain, Boys Don't Cry, Just Like Heaven, Every Breath You Take, Ace Of Spades, London Calling, More Than a Feeling, Eye of the Tiger, Livin' on a Prayer, We Are the Champions, Enjoy the Silence, Master of Puppets.