80s music

The 80s were chockful of New Wave power ballads, synthesizers, drum machines, and no shortage of Madonna and Michael Jackson.

  • Andrew Watt
    Published 2 months ago
    James Reyne -  Interview

    James Reyne - Interview

    This interview was done when James Reyne seemed to be on the verge of international success. At the time of the interview I had worked with James Reyne in a music publishing capacity and I also knew him socially so it was a casual and yet frank interview. It appeared as the cover story of InPress on 27 July 1988.
  • Sean Callaghan
    Published 2 months ago
    'Jump Up!'

    'Jump Up!'

    Elton John's sixteenth studio album, Jump Up!, was released on April 9, 1982. It was the first Elton John album to be fully produced by Chris Thomas, the Abbey Road technician who worked on the Beatles' White Album and was responsible for supervising the mixing of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Thomas produce most of Elton's work through the better part of the next two decades, all the while working as well with acts including Roxy Music, Pete Townsend, and the Pretenders—not to mention David Gilmour and Paul McCartney of the aforementioned Floyd and Beatles respectively. The album also saw five tracks that featured lyrics by Bernie Taupin, the most he had contributed since Blue Moves in 1976 (The next Elton John album, Too Low for Zero, would feature only songs with Taupin lyrics.).
  • Tom Baker
    Published 4 months ago
    Legendary Lost

    Legendary Lost

    Round about, oh, say twenty-five years ago, there was a hole-in-the-wall record shop in Fairmount, Indiana called "Most Music." I'm going to assume it's long gone, although I couldn't say for certain.
  • Eric Allen
    Published 5 months ago
    Bananarama: 'In Stereo'

    Bananarama: 'In Stereo'

    “Been a long time, been a, been a long time…”
  • Sean Callaghan
    Published 5 months ago
    '21 at 33'

    '21 at 33'

    21 at 33, Elton John's first album of the 1980s, was released on May 13, 1980. The album title refers to the fact that this was Elton's 21st release at the age of 33—a pretty good pace for a 12-year period. (Had he kept up that pace, there'd be over 70 albums by now.) 21 was recorded at Super Bear Studios in Nice, France, which was home base for the currently hot album The Wall by Pink Floyd, with additional work done at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California. It was produced by Elton with Clive Franks.
  • Sarah Loyd
    Published 6 months ago
    The Top Ten Best One-Hit Wonders from the 1980s

    The Top Ten Best One-Hit Wonders from the 1980s

    The 80s probably had the most one-hit wonders in music history. It also had the most iconic novelty acts and singles. In honor of the big and crazy 80s, I made a top 10 list of the decade's best one-hit wonders. Time for the giant hair and neon colors.
  • Suzanne Rothberg
    Published 7 months ago
    Concert Review: Cheap Trick Still Amazes Fans at The Capitol Theatre
  • WatchMojo
    Published 7 months ago
    Top 10 Queen Songs

    Top 10 Queen Songs

    They will rock you. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Queen songs.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 8 months ago
    Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

    Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

    Who says cheesy has to be bad? Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 cheesiest one-hit wonders of the 1980s.
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published 8 months ago
    Music Video Review: 'Women' by Def Leppard (1987)

    Music Video Review: 'Women' by Def Leppard (1987)

    I absolutely adore Def Leppard, and I hope that I'll finally get to rock out at one of their concerts someday. From "Pour Some Sugar On Me" to "Hysteria" and other massive hits in between, it's hard to pick a favourite track recorded by this superstar British heavy metal band.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 9 months ago
    Rock and Roll with Bryan Adams

    Rock and Roll with Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams is a Canadian musician, singer, actor, and producer. He came into this world as Bryan Guy Adams on November 5, 1959. Both of his parents were Britishand relocated from Englandto Canada. It was there that his father became a Canadian diplomat to the United Nations.
  • Chris Jones
    Published 11 months ago
    A Musical History: 1982