The 1980s was a super decade for "Big Bands." It was also a superb decade for not just listening to music, but also for watching your favorite musical artists on broadcasts from MTV and VH1. MTV started in 1981 and VH1 in 1985.
The 1980s saw the emergence of dance music and new wave. 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 in the United States and worldwide.
The 1980s are commonly remembered for an 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.
Who doesn't love the 80s!
AlyssaPandora wow.. you really made sure you added some of your favorites. Great choices, great songs. Have a great Memorial day weekend and stay safe.
TannerPandora I love rock n' roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts was a great song and one of my favorites in the 80's. Have a great Memorial day weekend and stay safe.
bp4437 great songs and some great artists. Safety Dance and, Sweet Child O' Mine were songs that I also liked. Take care and stay safe.
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