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For music from a year in the 1980s, go to 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89This article includes an overview of the famous events and trends in popular music in the 1980s.
The 1980s saw the emergence of electronic dance music and new wave, also known as Modern Rock. As disco fell out of fashion in the decade's early years, genres such as post-disco, Italo disco, Euro disco, and dance-pop became more popular. Rock music continued to enjoy a wide audience. Soft rock, glam metal, thrash metal, shred guitar characterized by heavy distortion, pinch harmonics, and whammy bar abuse became very popular. Adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz gained popularity. In the late 1980s, glam metal became the largest, most commercially successful brand of music worldwide.The 1980s are commonly remembered for a great increase in the use of digital recording, associated with the usage of synthesizers, with synth-pop music and other electronic genres featuring non-traditional instruments increasing in popularity. Also during this decade, several major electronic genres were developed, including electro, techno, house, freestyle, and Eurodance, rising in prominence during the 1990s and beyond. Throughout the decade, R&B, hip hop, and urban genres were becoming commonplace, particularly in the inner-city areas of large, metropolitan cities; rap was especially successful in the latter part of the decade, with the advent of the golden age of hip hop. These urban genres—particularly rap and hip hop—would continue their rise in popularity through the 1990s and 2000s.
A 2010 survey conducted by the digital broadcaster Music Choice, which polled over 11,000 European participants, revealed that the 1980s was the most favoured tune decade of the last 40 years.Notable artists include Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, George Michael, Prince and The Police.

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    In Battle There Is No Law (1988)

    Title: In Battle There Is No Law Artist: Bolt Thrower Genre: Death Metal Released: 1988 Tracks: 1 - In Battle There Is No Law - 2 - Challenge for Power - 3 - Forgotten Existence - 4 - Denial of Destiny - 5 - Concession of Pain - 6 - Attack in the Aftermath - 7 - Psychological...
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    Released Today June 12, 1985: Megadeth's Debut Album “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!”

    On this day, June 12, 1985, Megadeth released their debut album, “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” The album reached number 169 on the Billboard charts.
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    Suicidal Tendencies (1983)

    Title: Suicidal Tendencies Artist: Suicidal Tendencies Genre: Thrash Metal Released: 1983 Tracks: 1 - Suicide's an Alternative / You'll Be Sorry - 2 - Two Sided Politics - 3 - I Shot the Devil - 4 - Subliminal - 5 - Won't Fall in Love Today - 6 - Institutionalized - 7 -...
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    80s Metal Saturdays 05/08/2024: Spotlight on "Blackout" by Scorpions

    Welcome to another electrifying edition of 80s Metal Saturdays! Today, we're diving into the iconic album "Blackout" by the legendary German rock band Scorpions. Released on March 29, 1982, "Blackout" is often hailed as one of the Scorpions' finest works and a quintessential album of the 80s...
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    Battle Hymns (1982)

    Title: Battle Hymns Artist: Manowar Genre: Heavy Metal Released: 1982 Tracks: 1 - Death Tone - 2 - Metal Daze - 3 - Fast Taker - 4 - Shell Shock - 5 - Manowar - 6 - Dark Avenger - 7 - William's Tale - 8 - Battle Hymn - Overview: Battle Hymns is the debut album of the...
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    Another Perfect Day (1983)

    Title: Another Perfect Day Artist: Motörhead Genre: Speed Metal Released: 1983 Tracks: 1 - Back at the Funny Farm - 2 - Shine - 3 - Dancing on Your Grave - 4 - Rock It - 5 - One Track Mind - 6 - Another Perfect Day - 7 - Marching Off to War - 8 - I Got Mine - 9 - Tales of...
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    80s Metal Saturday 06/01/24 : “Shout at the Devil” by Mötley Crüe

    Welcome to another edition of 80s Metal Saturday! This week, we're cranking up the volume and diving into the raw power of Mötley Crüe's legendary album, "Shout at the Devil." Released on September 26, 1983, "Shout at the Devil" is Mötley Crüe's second studio album and a defining record of the...
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    80s Metal Saturdays 5/25/2024: Spotlight on “Mob Rules” by Black Sabbath

    Welcome to another edition of 80s Metal Saturdays! Today, we're diving into Black Sabbath's iconic 1981 album, "Mob Rules." This masterpiece marked the second studio album featuring the legendary Ronnie James Dio on vocals, following the highly acclaimed "Heaven and Hell." "Mob Rules" is a...
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    Scream Bloody Gore (1987)

    Title: Scream Bloody Gore Artist: Death Genre: Death Metal Released: 1987 Tracks: 1 - Infernal Death - 2 - Zombie Ritual - 3 - Denial of Life - 4 - Sacrificial - 5 - Mutilation - 6 - Regurgitated Guts - 7 - Baptized in Blood - 8 - Torn to Pieces - 9 - Evil Dead - 10 -...
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    Debuted Today On May 25, 1983: Dio's Holy Diver

    On this day, May 25, 1983, Dio released their debut album, “Holy Diver.” The album reached number 56 on the Billboard charts.
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    Today On May 23, 1987: Release of Helloween's Album 'Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1'

    On this day May 23, 1987, Helloween's second album, "Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1," was unleashed to the world. Although it reached #104 on the Billboard Charts, it remains a significant milestone in the band's discography.
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    Ram it Down: Judas Priest's 11th Album was Released

    On this day May 17, 1988, Judas Priest unleashed their 11th album, "Ram it Down," reaching #31 on the Billboard Charts.
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    Debuted Today May 16, 1983: Iron Maiden Unleashes 'Piece of Mind'

    On this day May 16, 1983, Iron Maiden's fourth album, "Piece of Mind," was released. It reached #14 on the Billboard charts.
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    Today May 10, 1984 Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister Made its Debut

    On this day May 10 1984, Twisted Sister's third album, "Stay Hungry," was unleashed. While it peaked at #15 on the Billboard charts, the album boasted iconic tracks like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." Its popularity soared with over 3 million copies sold in the US.
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    Exodus' Debut Album ‘Bonded by Blood’ Released Today April 25 1985

    On this day April 25, 1985, Exodus released their debut album, "Bonded by Blood," marking the emergence of the Bay Area thrash band.
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    April 25, 1980: Black Sabbath Releases 'Heaven and Hell' with New Lead Singer Ronnie James Dio

    On this day April 25 1980, Black Sabbath launched their ninth album, "Heaven and Hell," marking their debut with new lead singer Ronnie James Dio. Fun Fact: Ozzy Osbourne served as the lead singer from 1968 to 1979, but the band dismissed him due to struggles with alcohol and drug abuse.
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    April 24, 1989: Black Sabbath's 'Headless Cross' Debuts

    On this day April 24 1989, Black Sabbath's 14th album, "Headless Cross," entered the Billboard Charts at position 115.
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    Iron Maiden’s ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Released Today April 23, 1988

    On this day April 23, 1988, Iron Maiden's seventh album, "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son," debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Charts. Additionally, it reached the number one spot in the UK and Finland.
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    On this day April 20 1981 Girl School's Hit and Run was released

    On this day April 20, 1981, Girlschool's second album, "Hit and Run," debuted on the Billboard charts at #182. Additionally, it achieved a notable position of #5 in the UK.
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    AC/DC's New Era: Brian Johnson Joins as Frontman On April 19, 1980

    On April 19 1980, Brian Johnson stepped into the role of AC/DC's new frontman, replacing the late Bon Scott, who tragically passed away from alcohol poisoning.