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Rock Music of the 80’s

Music in the 1980s was all about image and with the advent and popularity of MTV, the images that accompanied artists became more important than ever. When it came to music during the decade, nothing was understated, not the sound, not the fashion, not even the charity.

The 1980s reflected the beginning of a period of great income disparity and a focus on affluence was reflected in the music. There were also several new genres that popped up including, Hip Hop, New Wave and Hair Metal, all of which have influenced music today. –The People History

By the 1980 the glam metal genre made waves in the rock music world. Bon Jovi, New York Dolls, Sweet, Guns and Roses, Twisted Sister and Kiss were the several most popular artistes of the 1980’s. 

Rock Music of the 80’s

An effort to count down the best and most memorable songs of the ’80s can certainly begin with a short list of tunes covering the entire decade, but in order even to approach doing this chore justice it’s necessary – at the very least – to break down the decade’s songs by year. Here’s an attempt to suss out the best the ’80s had to offer musically, but of course it’s just a start.

Top 10 Songs of the ’80s
The greatest singles of any era possess the power to change the world in three minutes, or failing that, they at least share the ability to leave their stamp on a musical landscape already filled nearly to capacity. These are the essentials, the ’80s tunes that almost always come to mind when thinking about the decade’s music and culture. Both popular and sound in terms of quality, these pop songs include immediately recognizable favorites from Every Breath You Take” to “With or Without You” to “Sweet Child O’Mine.” Please check out the full list for the other titles that are practically impossible to exclude from the cream of the crop.  By Steve Peake -80s Music Expert