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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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  1. Pete

    "...Famous Last Words..." (1982)

    Title: "...Famous Last Words..." Artist: Supertramp Genre: Rock Released: 1982 Tracks: 1 - Crazy - 4:44 2 - Put on Your Old Brown Shoes - 4:23 3 - It's Raining Again - 4:25 4 - Bonnie - 5:38 5 - Know Who You Are - 5:00 6 - My Kind of Lady - 5:16 7 - C'est le bon - 5:32 8 - Waiting...
  2. Pete

    Don't Fight It (1980)

    Title: Don't Fight It Artist: Red Rider Genre: Rock Released: 1980 Tracks: 1 - Don't Fight It - 4:20 2 - How's My Little Girl Tonight - 4:08 3 - Iron in the Soul - 2:49 4 - Make Myself Complete - 3:36 5 - Good News - 3:29 6 - White Hot - 5:08 7 - Talkin' to Myself - 3:35 8 - Just...
  3. Pete

    May 7, 1986: Red Rider's Fifth Album Tom Cochrane & Red Rider was Released

    On this day May 7, 1986, Red Rider released their 5th album Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. It hit the Billboard Charts, debuting at the modest position of #116.
  4. Pete

    Today May 4 1982, Special Forces By 38 Special was Released

    On this day May 4, 1982, 38 Special's fifth album, "Special Forces," made its debut on the Billboard charts, entering at the impressive position of #10. The song Caught Up on You became a hit and is still enjoyed till this day.
  5. Pete

    Go to Heaven (1980)

    Title: Go to Heaven Artist: Grateful Dead Genre: Psychedelic Rock Released: 1980 Tracks: 1 - Alabama Getaway - 3:36 2 - Far From Me - 3:40 3 - Althea - 6:54 4 - Feel Like a Stranger - 5:09 5 - Lost Sailor - 5:54 6 - Saint of Circumstance - 5:39 7 - Antwerp's Placebo (The Plumber) -...
  6. Pete

    Just Supposin' (1980)

    Title: Just Supposin' Artist: Status Quo Genre: Rock & Roll Released: 1980 Tracks: 1 - What You're Proposing - 3:53 2 - Run to Mummy - 3:10 3 - Don't Drive My Car - 4:30 4 - Lies - 4:04 5 - Over the Edge - 4:35 6 - The Wild Ones - 3:57 7 - Name of the Game - 4:31 8 - Coming and...
  7. Pete

    Def Leppard’s ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me Released Today April 16, 1988

    On this day April 16 1988, Def Leppard released "Pour Some Sugar On Me," which climbed to #4 on the US Billboard Charts.
  8. Pete

    The Doctor (1986)

    Title: The Doctor Artist: Cheap Trick Genre: Rock Released: 1986 Tracks: 1 - It's Up to You - 3:50 2 - Rearview Mirror Romance - 4:33 3 - The Doctor - 4:03 4 - Are You Lonely Tonight - 3:47 5 - Name of the Game - 4:17 6 - Kiss Me Red - 3:37 7 - Take Me to the Top - 4:01 8 - Good...
  9. Pete

    On this day April 4, 1987 Bon Jovi's 'I'll Be There For You was Released

    On this day April 1987, Bon Jovi released "I'll Be There For You," which soared to the #1 position on America's music charts, holding the top spot from May 13 to 19.
  10. Pete

    Slippery When Wet (1986)

    Title: Slippery When Wet Artist: Bon Jovi Genre: Rock Released: 1986 Tracks: 1 - Let It Rock - 5:24 2 - You Give Love a Bad Name - 3:43 3 - Livin' on a Prayer - 4:10 4 - Social Disease - 4:18 5 - Wanted Dead or Alive - 5:08 6 - Raise Your Hands - 4:18 7 - Without Love - 3:40 8 -...
  11. Pete

    Out of the Silent Planet (1988)

    Title: Out of the Silent Planet Artist: King's X Genre: Alternative Rock Released: 1988 Tracks: 1 - In the New Age - 5:24 2 - Goldilox - 4:42 3 - Power of Love - 4:38 4 - Wonder - 4:12 5 - Sometimes - 3:42 6 - King - 3:03 7 - What Is This - 3:49 8 - Far, Far Away - 4:17 9 - Shot...
  12. Pete

    Bon Jovi's '7800° Fahrenheit' Climbs the Charts on March 27, 1985

    On this day March 27, 1984, Bon Jovi released their second album, "7800° Fahrenheit," which reached #37 on the Billboard Charts.
  13. Pete

    March 26, 1980: Van Halen's 'Women and Children First' Album Success

    On this day March 26, 1980, Van Halen released their third album, "Women and Children First," which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Charts. It sold over 3 million copies in the US.
  14. Pete

    Of Skins and Heart (1981)

    Title: Of Skins and Heart Artist: The Church Genre: Alternative Rock Released: 1981 Tracks: 1 - For a Moment We're Strangers - 3:57 2 - Chrome Injury - 4:01 3 - The Unguarded Moment - 4:12 4 - Memories in Future Tense - 4:46 5 - Bel-Air - 3:53 6 - Is This Where You Live - 7:40 7 -...
  15. Pete

    Wait for the Night (1982)

    Title: Wait for the Night Artist: Rick Springfield Genre: No Genre Specified Released: 1982 Tracks: 1 - Take a Hand - 2:16 2 - Goldfever - 2:58 3 - One Broken Heart - 2:54 4 - Where's All the Love - 3:24 5 - Archangel - 3:03 6 - Jessica - 3:00 7 - Million Dollar Face - 2:50 8 - Old...
  16. Pete

    Asia's Sensational Debut: Topping Charts with "Asia" Debuted Today On March 18 1982

    On this day March 18, 1982, the band Asia released their debut album titled "Asia," which topped the US Billboard 200 charts, reaching #1. Additionally, it achieved the same feat in Canada. The album featured the hit song "Heat of the Moment."
  17. Pete

    Released Today On March 16 1987 U2's 'With or Without You': A Global Chart-topper

    On this day March 16, 1987, U2 unveiled their iconic track "With or Without You," which dominated the American charts as the number one song from May 16 to June 5. Additionally, it achieved the top spot in Canada, Ireland, and Poland.
  18. Pete

    There Goes the Neighborhood (1981)

    Title: There Goes the Neighborhood Artist: Joe Walsh Genre: Classic Rock Released: 1981 Tracks: 1 - Things - 5:42 2 - Made Your Mind Up - 4:25 3 - Down on the Farm - 3:13 4 - Rivers (Of the Hidden Funk) - 5:08 5 - A Life of Illusion - 3:33 6 - Bones - 4:35 7 - Rockets - 3:55 8 -...
  19. Pete

    Monumental Release: U2's "The Joshua Tree" Dominates Charts and Hearts

    On this day, March 9, 1987, U2 unleashed their fifth album, The Joshua Tree, upon the world. It soared to #1 in multiple countries including the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and New Zealand. The album clinched a Grammy Award for Album of the Year and stands as one...
  20. Pete

    Filth (1983)

    Title: Filth Artist: Swans Genre: Experimental Released: 1983 Tracks: 1 - Stay Here - 0:00 2 - Big Strong Boss - 0:00 3 - Blackout - 0:00 4 - Power for Power - 0:00 5 - Freak - 0:00 6 - Right Wrong - 0:00 7 - Thank You - 0:00 8 - Weakling - 0:00 9 - Gang - 0:00 Overview:
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