1980s In Music
Presented by Angel Baby
Tagged as Dance, Electronic, Rock, Synth, Synth Pop
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 (as well as Wham!), Prince and The Police.
This 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.
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