The 80$ ruled with MTV pioneering the mixture of music with avant-garde visions & distinct style.
Many artists had a distinct look that matched their sound. It was a time when we were carefree, we didn't see color, women were strong, could be independent yet never losing sight of the importance of femininity & homosexuality was beginning to be seen as acceptable but sadly was cloaked of the darkness of the AIDS epidemic.
So much uplifting and fun music was created in that decade. This is a list of 15 favorite pop/dance ALBUMS that ruled my teen years and still love listening to today.
George Michael --Faith
Madonna--Like A Prayer
Janet Jackson --Rhythm Nation
Paula Abdul--Forever Your Girl
Bobby Brown--Don't Be Cruel
Olivia Newton-John: Physical
Prince --Purple Rain
Tina Turner --Private Dancer
Sheena Easton--Private Heaven
Taylor Dayne--Tell it to my Heart
Dead or Alive --Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know
Culture Club--Kissing to be Clever
Michael Jackson --Bad
There also were some great singles, too:
The Jets--Cross My Broken Heart
Debbie Gibson--Foolish Best
New Kids on the Block --The Right Stuff
Information Society--What's on your Mind? (Pure Energy)
Breathe --Hands to Heaven
Escape Club--Wild Wild West
8. Al B. Sure--Night & Day
9. Whitney Houston --So Emotional
10. Martika--More than you Know
11. Gloria Estefan --1,2,3
12. Duran Duran--the Reflex
13. Scandal --the Warrior
14. Vanity--Under the Influence
15. Klymax --Meeting in the Ladies Room
16. Belinda Carlisle --I Get Weak
17. Cool & the Gang--Emergency
18. The Pointer Sisters--Automatic
19. JJ Fab--Super Sonic
20. Rob Base--It Takes Two
21. Samantha Fox--Naughty Girls
22. New Edition--If it isn't Love
23. Terence Trent D'arby--Wishing Well
24. Milli Vanilli --Baby Don't Forget My Number (Yeah, the guys in the
Music video were frauds, but the songs were great)
25. Mary Jane Girls--In My House.
26. Rick Springfield --Jessie's Girl
27. Mel & Kim--Respectable
28. Rick Ashley - Never Gonna Give You Up
29. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam--Take You Home
30. Soft Cell--Tainted Love
I could go on forever listing great songs from this decade!
What are some of your 80$ pop/dance favorites?