80's was the baddest decade of all time. it gave all it had & nothin' kept with it. oh those good ole days will never ever come back. 2 months ago. where's its my life and wanted dead or alive by Bon Jovi? still I agree with most of your choices. What fantastic songs. 19 months ago. Totally agree Mary!! The best!!!! mary.
Best album and album cover of the 80s! Madonna was at her pinnacle with true blue. What Purple Rain ain't here!?! 8 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden. Maiden's best album is inarguably one of the decade's finest. While early Maiden had been fantastic, this is where they hit their peak, and continues to represent the best that metal had to offer, both in the 80's and of all time. An utterly timeless album (not very many popular 80's albums you can say that about) which represents heavy metal at its finest hour. Nothing is bad about this album, all the tracks are great all the way through to the end.
The album marked a turning point in the band's career, but also a dark point, as what Nancy Wilson calls "the whole drug haze of the eighties" began to take hold. 47) Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA (1984). Springsteen’s seventh studio album generated as many singles, Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me and I’m On Fire among them. The band upped the keyboard and power ballad quota on this record – and immediately hit the jackpot. With 5150 they laid down a blueprint that would serve them better in commercial terms than ever before. With trusted producer Ted Templeman defecting to the Roth camp, VH enlisted Foreigner’s Mick Jones to put a fine gloss on the album’s three keyboard-driven hit singles, Why Can’t This Be Love, Dreams and Love Walks In.
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Harken back to the days where neon purple and forest green made for a fashion-forward color pallette, Betamax technology signaled the way of the future and Aliens was the cinematic voice of a generation rather than a meager disappointment at the box office. The best '80s songs embody that sense of flashy pomp and extravagance-from "Living on a Prayer" to "Don't Stop Believin," the decade's penchant for everything over-the-top yielded tunes that make for the best pop songs and karaoke songs imaginable. So break out that Walkman, hit up the best vintage stores.
One of the most fervent and forceful political statements to emerge from Eighties pop music, Sun City didn't achieve the sales or wide radio airplay of other "cause" records like We Are the World. Nevertheless, the single and the accompanying album managed to achieve their primary goals: to draw attention to South Africa's racist policy of apartheid and to support a cultural boycott of the country. The embarrassment of riches evolved into different versions of "Sun City" for single release and an entire album of outtakes. Peter Gabriel had a basic log-drum part he did with a chant for about seven minutes, and I didn't have a place for it on the single, so it became an album track," says Van Zandt.
Take a look back at the greatest one-hit wonders of the '80s. VH1 counted down the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s – everything from new wave to hip-hop, novelty hits by Yello and Bruce Willis, and pop classics by Rockwell and Toni Basil.
This article is about the American Billboard Hot 100 chart held during the 1980s. The Billboard Hot 100 chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During the 1980s the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio stations. Key. – Number-one single of the year. The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during the 1980s.
In the '80s, disco's insistent pulse cooled, and the top 20 presents a more complicated picture than it did a decade before. Rock made a comeback after being close to a non-presence in the top 20 from the '70s. Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and the Police's "Every Breath You Take" both made it into the top five. Blondie's pumping new-wave sound appears in the top 10, while Joan Jett and the J. Geils Band also found success with guitar crunch. Joan Jett Rocks Out With Billie Joe Armstrong, Alice Cooper & More at Charity Show.