The 1980s decade was the fun decade! The motto was "The bigger, the better!" And, this included the songs of the 80s.
This decade also indulged us with neon colors, leg warmers, shoulder pads, acid-washed denim, parachute pants, big hair, mullets, video games, Atari, Pac-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rubik’s Cube, Cabbage Patch dolls, aerobics, Band Aid, USA for Africa, Live Aid, breakdancing, music videos, synthesizers, new wave, hair metal, rap and hip hop.
Music videos became common with the debut of MTV. The very first music video played on MTV was Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles. Music of the 80s was considered silly, but it was so much fun!
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Popular artists of the 80s included Paula Abdul, AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Air Supply, Alabama, the Bangles, the Beastie Boys, Pat Benatar, Blondie, Bon Jovi, the Cars, the Clash, Phil Collins, John Cougar Mellencamp, Culture Club, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Debbie Gibson, the Go-Go’s, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Hall And Oates, Heart, Whitney Houston, Billy Idol, Julio Iglesias, Iron Maiden, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Journey.
And don't forget music of the 1980s from Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis And The News, Madonna, Men At Work, Metallica, Milli Vanilli, Ronnie Milsap, Motley Crue, Willie Nelson, New Kids On The Block, Olivia Newton-John, Oak Ridge Boys, Poison, the Police, the Pretenders, Prince, Queen, Quiet Riot, Ratt, REO Speedwagon, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, George Strait, Tears For Fears, Thompson Twins, Tiffany, Twisted Sister, U2, Van Halen, Wham, White Snake, Weird Al Yankovic and ZZ Top.
Popular songs from the 80s include Africa, At This Moment, Baby Come To Me, Can't Fight This Feeling, Careless Whisper, Celebration, Centerfold, Do That To Me One More Time, Down Under, Got My Mind Set On You, How Will I Know, I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), I Love Rock 'N Roll, I Want To Know What Love Is, Jump, Karma Chameleon, Kyrie, My Prerogative, 9 To 5, Open Your Heart, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Please Don't Go, Rock With You, Shake You Down, So Emotional, That's What Friends Are For, The Tide Is High, Two Hearts, The Way You Make Me Feel, When I'm With You and much more!
So, let’s get moving to the fun and fantastic 1980s Songs!
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