What Were the Most Popular Songs of the 1980s?

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The 80s era provided us with some prominent personalities that stood the test of time. Hollywood stars giving their fair share of popularity during the 80s; Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Harrison Ford, to name a few that rose to stardom. But the entertainment industry didn’t simply blow up because of rising … Read more

Guide to ‘80s Music

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Music in the 1980s was all about image. When MTV became popular, the images that go together with the artists became more important than ever. When it came to music during the 1980s, nothing was modest, not the sound and not the fashion. The decade reflected the beginning of an era of … Read more

One-Hit-Wonders of 80s British Music

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The 80s was the golden age of British music that saw the most hits produced of the decade. There were many one-hit-wonders in the UK in the 1980s that you would probably remember if you are from that time or a fan. Many songs got popular at that time, and many people … Read more

Artist Profile: Cher

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CherilynSarkisian, better known for her stage name Cher, is a singer, model, actress, and television actress that is most famous for her glamorous stage outfits and her unique and distinctive voice that is often described to be hard to replicate. Because of her six decades of success in the music industry, Cher … Read more

Profile of Annie Lennox

Profile of Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox is a Scottish songwriter, singer, philanthropist, and political activist. She was born on December 25, 1954, and grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland. Lennox showed her passion for music quite early and learned how to play the flute and piano. Due to her exceptional talent in music, she was awarded a … Read more

Profile of Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

Born on August 17, 1958, Belinda Carlisle showed her inclination to music very early on. Initially, she was just another aspiring singer who lives in Hollywood, California. Before focusing on her singing career, Belinda first became a member of her school’s cheerleading squad. This was the start of Belinda’s topsy-turvy ride in … Read more

Profile of Debbie Gibson

Profile of Debbie Gibson

Deborah Ann ‘Debbie’ Gibson was born on August 31, 1970. She spent her childhood days in Merrick, New York. At an early age, Debbie had already exhibited her inclination towards music. This was the reason why Debbie’s parents decided to enroll her in music classes under the famous American pianist, Morton Estrin. … Read more

Artist Profile: Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, songwriter, singer, and TV personality who rose to fame in the early 80s. In 2002, Paula became a worldwide sensation once again, but this time, neither because of dancing nor releasing chart-topping hits, but through guiding aspiring singers in the popular American Idol singing competition. … Read more

Artist Profile: Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili peppers, also shortened to “The Chili Peppers” or abbreviated as “RHCP,” is an American rock band which emphasizes funk, as well as other elements from other genres such as alternative rock, psychedelic rock, rap rock, funk metal, and punk rock. Comprising of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Hillel Slovak, … Read more

Guide to the Top Country Music Artists of the 80s

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Just like rock and roll, country music stumbled upon crossroads during the 1980s. This is because it was the era where the pop-country genre became an even bigger economic force. Which is why it’s easy to see that the ’80s was a transitional decade for country music. This was a time when … Read more

Guide to the Top R&B and Hip Hop Music Artists of the 80s

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The 80s is often hailed as the ‘golden age of hip-hop,’ and it’s really not hard to see why. Several artists such as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash. Run DMC and the Furious Five are just some of the groups and artists that changed the face and history of rap and hip-hop forever. … Read more

What Was the Red Wave of Soviet Rock?

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Back in the 1980s, life in the Iron Curtain was slowly beginning to change. Pepsi products were the first Western product to ever hit the Soviet grocery store shelves, and they are starting to welcome tourists in. But along with this piece of freedom, the State could no longer control the underground … Read more

The Top Male Pop Stars of the 80s

The Top Male Pop Stars of the 80

The era when hair touched the skies and “shoulder pads” weren’t considered as cringe worthy, everything seemed cool in the 80s. So, to keep up with the times, we’ve complied a list of the biggest-selling male pop artists of that time. Each of the stellar names on the list below attained equally … Read more

Biography of Eddie Money, A Rock Legend

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Introduction Eddie Money was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician who attained fame during the 70s and the 80s oldies music era. He was in the same vein as his contemporary Bruce Springsteen – “everyday guy” persona, formidable vocals and catchy songs. Eddie Money’s songs have become the staples of classic rock … Read more

Artist Profile: Judas Priest

Formed in West Bromwich, England in 1969, Judas Priest is a heavy metal band that is often hailed as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Even if the band had some few line-up changes throughout their career, they still managed to be successful and sold over 50 million copies … Read more

Artist Profile: Chicago

Formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago was a rock band that was originally named Chicago Transit Authority. They began performing jazz fusion music with politically charged lyrics but later changed to a softer sound and produced several hit ballads. During the ‘70s and the ‘80s, Chicago enjoyed great success and was … Read more

Artist Profile: Toto

Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, Toto is a rock band that is currently composed of David Paich on keyboards and vocals, Steve Lukather on guitars and vocals, Joseph Williams on lead vocals, and Steve Porcaro on keyboards. Aside from being a rock band, Toto is also known for their different … Read more

Artist Profile: Sonic Youth

Formed in New York, City in 1981, Sonic Youth was a rock band that was composed of Kim Gordon on bass, Thurston Moore on guitars, Lee Ranaldo on guitars and vocals, and Steve Shelley on drums. Sonic Youth emerged from the American underground music scene and they are known for their use … Read more

Artist Profile: Ozzy Osbourne

Born as John Michael Osbourne in 1948, Ozzy Osbourne is an English songwriter, actor, and singer who rose to fame during the ‘70s. He was originally known as the frontman of the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath and it is also during that time when he earned the title “The Prince of … Read more

Artist Profile: Tina Turner

Born Anna Mae Bullock, Tina Turner is the iconic singer, songwriter, and actress who was responsible for the hit songs such as Proud Mary, River Deep – Mountain High, A Fool in Love, and What’s Love Got To Do With It. Throughout her career, Tina Turner sold over 200 million records all across the … Read more

Artist Profile: Janet Jackson

Born on May 16, 1966, Janet Damita Jo Jackson or more popularly known as Janet Jackson is a songwriter, singer, dancer, actress, and an icon in the pop culture. Aside from her hit songs, she is also known for her elaborate stage shows and sexually provocative songs. Throughout her career, Janet Jackson … Read more

Top 80s Boy Bands

It seems like ever since the Beatles became famous, almost every decade started to produce a special group of boys that perform pop music with perfectly blended voices and catchy tunes. Over the years, the concept of boy bands has evolved and it seems like every generation has its classics. Some of … Read more

Artist Profile: Stevie Ray Vaughan

A musician, record producer, singer, and songwriter, Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the most influential musician that revived blues music in the 1980s. That’s why he is hailed as one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Throughout his career, he was able to win ten American Music Awards, six … Read more

Artist Profile: Public Enemy

Formed in 1986 in Long Island, New York, Public Enemy is a hip hop group that consists of Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, Keith Schocklee, and Chuck D. Keith. They are popularly known for their politically charged music, their active interest in the concerns of the African American community, and their criticism of … Read more

Artist Profile: Iron Maiden

Formed in Leyton, East London in 1975, Iron Maiden is a heavy metal band that released over thirty-nine albums throughout their career, including twelve live albums, sixteen studio albums, seven compilation albums, and twelve live albums. Even if the band experienced several line-up changes, they still managed to achieved success during the … Read more

Artist Profile: Beastie Boys

Formed in New York City in 1981, the Beastie Boys was a hip hop group that is composed of Adam Yauch on vocals and bass, Michael Diamond on vocals and drums, and Adam Horovitz on vocals and guitar. Beastie Boys started as a hardcore punk band but they eventually made a full … Read more

5 Places You Must See When Visiting Asia

As the largest and most populous continent on earth, Asia offers things to see and do for all types of travelers. Whether you love big cities, serene countrysides, or want to see a little bit of both, you are sure to enjoy your Asian vacation. Check out these ideas to help you … Read more

Artist Profile: Motley Crue

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981, Motley Crue is a rock band that is composed of Tommy Lee on drums, Mick Mars on lead guitars, Nikki six on bass, and Vince Neil on lead vocals. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide throughout their career that’s why they are … Read more

Artist Profile: Scorpions

Formed on 1965, Scorpion is a German rock band that is composed of Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Herman Rarebell on drums, Matthias Jabs on lead guitar, Klaus Meine on vocals, and Francis Buchholz on bass. Throughout the ‘80s, Scorpions received several critical and positive reviews from music critics. They also experienced … Read more

Artist Profile: Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper or popularly known as Cyndi Lauper is a singer, songwriter, and actress who has been in the entertainment business for over 40 years. She popularized the hit songs Time After Time, True Colors, All Through the Night, and Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Throughout her career, Cyndi … Read more