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Where Am I Right Now?

Where Am I Right Now?
Let Me Take You Back to the Eighties!


Today I am going to make a leap in time and go back to the 80s. Where am I right now? Let me take you back to the eighties! I close my eyes and the first thing I see before me is neon colours, fancy hairstyles, cool clothes. I think of big names, such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Wham. But also of the rap and hip-hop time when I was in high school and wrote my own rap lyrics, wore Nike shoes with chequered laces and a baseball jacket and a baseball cap with the name Rams on it. It was the time when Neneh Cherry had a number one hit with Buffalo Stance. You wanted to look the same. Beautiful gold chains, big earrings, lots of rings on your fingers. It was also the time when you wore Smiley t-shirts or sewed iron on your denim jacket or jeans. Or you wore jeans with wide legs and you put pieces of fabric in between at the sides to make them even wider and hipper. My favourite Stadium Rock hit at that time was Paradise City of Guns 'N Roses. And when I was fifteen years old, I heard The Cure for the first time. That was awesome! Their music is so unique and I listen to their music over and over again. It's never boring. My favourite movie at that time was Top Gun with one of the most beautiful lovesongs Take My Breath Away of Berlin. 

"Come back with me to the music of the 80s and let's reminisce about music."

This is what you all gonna read about Back To The 80s

  • 80s Music Styles ( New Wave,New Wave Music Artists, New Wave Music Songs , Popmusic )
  • What is Stadiumrock?
  • Most Famous Music Songs of the 80s
  • Most Famous Bands/ Groups of the 80s
  • Most Famous Music Hits of the 80s - Dance, Rap, House, Mix
  • Most Famous Music Artist of the 80s - Michael Jackson
  • Most Famous Movie Song of the 80s - Take My Breath Away - Berlin


80's Music Styles 

In the 80s, we see different musical styles succeeding each other. We see a shift from punk, to a new music style, namely new wave. New wave is characterised by different musical styles, like punk, synthpop, alternative rock, ska. Besides new wave, we still see disco hits, rock'n roll remains a basis that remains within the music, rock and then we see with bands like Guns 'N Roses a current of stadium rock. Next to stadium rock and electronic music, we also see rap and house. Neneh Cherry is one of the most important female rappers of the time, entering the charts with a number one hit, Buffalo Stance. De La Soul is also one of the most popular rap groups of the time, but we should definitely mention big names such as N.W.A., L.L. Cool. J., Run DMC, Tone-Loc, Tony Scott, SALT-N-PEPA.

New wave

When you think of newwave, you think of bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, but you also think of Alphaville, Talking Heads, Dead or Alive, Depeche Mode. New wave is a style of music that contains a mixture of styles and that you can't really name. It is similar to punk, but mixed with other musical styles. In new wave, you can hear influences of rock'n roll, punk, pop and also synthpop. Bands from the 80s bring the new wave each in their own style ranging from pop, synthpop, like the bands Duran Duran, Human League, Pet Shop Boys to darker tones in the music, like The Cure. Characteristically, new wave bands resembled punk bands in appearance. Their hair was often cropped and they also wore eye make-up and black eyeliner. Asymmetrical hairstyles were also characteristic of new wave. Some New Wave bands also played other musical styles, such as pop, rock, ska, reggae, funk, psychedelic. You can also see a shift in style in some new wave bands. Where they start with new wave, it later changes to pop or rock.

New wave bands

A-ha, ABC,Alphaville, Animotion, Aztec Camera,The Art of Noise ,Bananarama, The Bangles,The Beat, Berlin, Blondie,B- 52's, Bronski Beat,The Cars,The Church, Elvis Costello,The Cult, Culture Club, The Cure,Dead or Alive, Depeche Mode, Devo, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Eurythmics.

A Flock of Seagulls, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The GoGo's, The Human League, Icehouse, INXS, Level 42,Madness, Men at Work, Modern English, Nena, New Order, Nina Hagen Band, Pet Shop Boys, The Police,The Pretenders, Shakespears Sister, Simple Minds,The Sisters of Mercy, The Smiths,Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Tears for Fears, Ultravox, Visage.

New wave music songs

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What is pop music ? Pop music definition is deliberately flexible. It fits the fact that the specific music identified as pop is constantly changing. At some point, it can be very easy to identify pop music as the one that is successful on the charts. Over the last 50 years, the most successful music styles on the charts have been constantly changing and evolving. However, there are some consistent patterns in what we know as pop music.

It's tempting to confuse pop music with popular music. The New Grove Dictionary Of Music and Musicians, the musicologist's ultimate reference source, identifies popular music as the music since its industrialization in the 19th century that most closely matches the tastes and interests of the urban middle class. This includes a wide range of music from vaudeville and minstrel shows to heavy metal. Pop music, as a phrase with the abbreviated first word, has come into use primarily to describe the music that emerged from the rock-and-roll revolution of the mid-1950s and is still going on a definable path today.

Music accessible to the broadest audience

Since the mid-1950s, pop music has usually been identified as the music and styles of music accessible to the broadest audience. This means that the music that sells the most copies attracts the largest concert audience and is most often played on the radio. Most recently, it also includes the music that is mostly digitally streamed and provides the soundtrack for the most popular music videos. After Bill Haley's “Rock Around the Clock” became number 1 in 1955, the most popular music the records were influenced by rock 'n roll instead of the songs that had nominated the TV Hit Parade with the weekly countdown show. Since 1955, the music that appeals to the broadest audience, or pop music, has been dominated by sounds that are still rooted in the fundamental elements of rock 'n roll.

Pop music and song structure

One of the most consistent elements of pop music since the 1950s is the pop song. Pop music is usually not written, performed and recorded as a symphony, suite or concert. The basic form of pop music is the song and usually a song that consists of verses and a repeated chorus. Usually the numbers are between 2 1/2 minutes and 5 1/2 minutes long. There are notable exceptions. The Beatles "Hey Jude” was an epic seven-minute length, but in many cases, if the song is abnormally long an edited version is released for radio airplay. On the other end of the spectrum, in the late fifties and early sixties, some hit songs with a length of less than two minutes were clocked.

Music Styles

Like other art forms aimed at attracting a large audience (movies, television, Broadway shows), pop music is a melting pot that lends and assimilates elements and ideas from a wide range of musical styles. With the advent of electronics such as the sampler and the drum computer, a musical development in electronic music is also taking place. Also Rock, Stadiumrock, R&B, country, disco, punk and hip hop, electric boogie, rap, acid and house are all specific genres of music that have been influenced in different ways over the past six decades and integrated into pop music. Over the past decade, Latin music and other international forms, including reggae, have played a more prominent role in pop music than in the past. 

Video clips

Short films about recording artists performing hit songs have been around as a promotional tool since the 1950s. Tony Bennett claims to make the first music video with a clip showing him in Hyde Park, London while his song “Stranger in Paradise” plays on the soundtrack. Major artists such as The Beatles and Bob Dylan created film clips to accompany their songs in the 1960s. The music video industry got a huge boost in 1981 with the launch of the cable TV channel MTV. It was dedicated 24 hours a day to show and build programs around music videos. The channel eventually delayed their broadcast of music videos, but the creation of the short movie clips became a permanent part of the pop music industry. Nowadays, it's rare for a hit to climb charts without an accompanying music video. The number of times a music video is watched is even counted as another indicator of the popularity of a song when the national rankings are determined. Many artists also release what is known as lyrical videos for their songs. These are movie clips that focus on and show the lyrics as the song plays on the video's soundtrack.


Most Famous Music Songs Of The 80s - Pop, SynthPop, Disco,Reggae, Soft Rock, Blues, Soul, R & B

Where Am I Right Now? Back to the '80s hits. Their were many songs in different styles. Some sound directly familiar to you, others you have to hear and then you say: "Aha!" Have fun listen to it! 

Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Donna Allen - Joy & Pain
Marc Almond - Tears Run Rings
Jon Anderson - Surrender
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Patti Austin & James Ingram - Baby Come To Me
Philip Bailey - Walkin On The Chinese Wall
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Robin Beck - First Time
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield 
George Benson - Give Me The Night
Michael Bolton - How I Am I Supposed To Live Without You
Hans De Booij - Annabel
David Bowie - Modern Love
David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street
James Brown - Living In America
Miquel Brown - So Many Men So Little Time
Peter Brown - Love In Our Hearts
Sam Brown - Stop
Chris de Burgh - Lady In Red
Solomon Burke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Irene Cara - Fame
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
Paul Carrack - Don't Shed A Tear
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
Toni Childs - Don't Walk Away
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Julien Clerc - Hélene
Jimmy Cliff - Reggae Night
Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart
Natalie Cole - Miss You Like Crazy
Phil Collins - Against All Odds
Sam Cooke - What A Wonderful World
Alice Cooper - Poison
John Cougar Mellencamp - Paper In Fire
Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody
Robert Cray - Right Next Door
Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
Roger Daltrey - Without Your Love
Georgie Davies - Blackstar
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
Desireless - Voyage Voyage
Jim Diamond - I Should Have Known Better
Neil Diamond - Hello Again
Jason Donovan - Sealed With A Kiss
Will Downing - A Love Supreme
Sheena Easton - A Little Tenderness
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Toni Esposito - Papa Chico
Melissa Etheridge - Like The Way I Do
F.R. David - Words ( Don't come easy )
Falco - Jeanny

John Farnham - You're the Voice
Ferry Aid - Let It Be
Bryan Ferry - Don't Stop The Dance
Roberta Flack - Oasis
John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road
Samantha Fox - Touch Me ( I Want Your Body )
Aretha Franklin ft. Eurythmics - Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel ft. Kate Bush - Don't Give Up
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Sophia George - Girlie Girlie
Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat
Jaki Graham - Set Me Free
David Grant - Watching You, Watching Me
Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo'anna
John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me
Julius Green - Rock Your Baby
Daryl Hall - Dreamtime
Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
Paul Hardcastle - Don't Waste My Time
Tim Hardin - How Can We Hang Unto A Dream
Emmylou Harris - Mister Sandman
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer
John Hiatt - Have A Little Faith In Me
John Lee Hooker - The Healer
Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
J Blackfoot - Taxi
Janet Jackson - Control
Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora - When the Rain Begins to Fall
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Mick Jagger - Let's Work
Rick James - Superfreak
Al Jarreau - Roof Garden
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Elton John - Nikita
Don Johnson - Heartbeat
Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before
Howard Jones - What Is Love
Nick Kamen - Each Time You Break My Heart
Mory Kante - Yeke Yeke
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
King - Love and Pride
Gladys Knight - License to Kill
Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
Patti LaBelle ft. Michael McDonald - On My Own
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
John Lennon - Imagine
Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now

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What is Stadiumrock?

Stadium rock, also known as Arena Rock, dates back to the 1960s when The Beatles held their first major concert in the New York Shea Stadium. Afterwards, more bands went on stadium tours, such as The Rolling Stones in 1969. In the 1970s, other rock bands and heavy metal bands also started doing stadium tours.

Such concerts attracted a large group of thousands of fans and visitors, and with light shows and the solidarity as an artist with your audience was a unique experience for both and an added value. In the 80s, bands like Guns 'N Roses, Def Leppard, Queen,U2, also give stadium concerts. The song We Will Rock You by Queen was even written especially for stadium concerts.

Most Famous Bands / Groups of the 80s

Where I Am Right Now? Well let me present you the list of most famous bands and groups of the 80s. You can listen to a lot of musicsongs of bands like Guns 'N Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Toto, and more!

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Most Famous Music Hits Of The 80S  - Dance, Rap, House, Mix

Where Am I Right Now?  We have arrived at the rap and house songs of the 80s.
In the list below you can listen to several music hits of the 80s like Salt-N-Pepa, N.W.A., De La Soul and more! N.W.A  is the absolute founder of rap and was a great influence on the many rap artists that came along.
It was also definitely about love and intimacy in the rap and house songs. Just listen to these three top tracks below! SALT-N-PEPA became popular with the song Push it, which became a number 1, they broke through worldwide and also received a Grammy Award for it. 

Most Famous Music Artist Of The 80s

Who was the most famous music artist of the 80s? 

It was Michael Jackson. He was not nicknamed King of Pop for nothing. Michael Jackson was a very talented music artist at a very young age. Not only did he possess his musical singing skills, but he was also the best dancer of all time. The song Billie Jean of the album Thriller was the most famous song. With this song he won two Grammy Awards. The Album Thriller is the best selling album all the time.

These songs became number 1 hits:

  • Rock With You
  • Billy Jean
  • Beat It
  • Wanna Be Startin Something ( in The Netherlands at 1983 )
  • Say Say Say ft. Paul McCartney
  • I Just Can't Stop Loving You
  • Bad
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Man In The Mirror
  • Dirty Diana
  • Smooth Criminal ( in The Netherlands at 1988 )

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Most Famous Movie Song Of The 80s

Where Am I Right Know? Let's take a look at the most famous movie song of the 80s. The 1986 song Take My Breath Away by the American new wave band Berlin became the most famous film song of the 1980s worldwide. It was also listed as number 1 in the Billboard Top 100. The song was used for the film Top Gun.

This song also won an Oscar for best original song. The song was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Giorgio is an Italian composer and music producer from the disco era. He composed, among other things, the song I Feel Love by Donna Summer, which to this day is still one of the sexiest love songs. 

What is unique is that the song has also been released in a house version lasting no less than 12 minutes. The song Take My Breath Away also belongs to one of the most romantic love songs of all time. Giorgio has worked with many great artists, such as Freddie Mercury, Nina Hagen, The Three Degrees and others. He also wrote soundtracks for several films, such as Flashdance, Superman III and Scarface.

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