There a plenty of interesting things that can be remembered about the 1980s one of the major ones being the 80s music. Some of us even today get quite thrilled by the 80s music, and it’s not a rare thing to find it playing in some of our living rooms as we dance along to it. It’s exciting to note that the popular MTV music video channel started in the 1980s giving a big boost to music and music videos. The half man half biscuit t shirt is a good way to represent your love for this type of music. It started with a bang with the first music video to be aired is “Video Killed by the Radio star” by the Buggles.
The 80s music
- Have you ever wondered why the Flock of Seagulls have a known reputation for their outstanding 1980s haircuts? The answer to your question is that the bands top leader was a hairdresser before they left the profession for good to join the group.
- This one exciting music video “It’s raining men” by the weather girls that gives crazy entertainment to their audience was produced in 1984. Why this music video is worth mentioning is because it was one of the most amusing videos that were ever produced in the 80s.
- It’s during the 1980s that the amazing trio between Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna took over the pop’s roost which effect is still felt till today.
- Most music lovers in the 80s used to spend their Saturday mornings listening to the songs in the chart shows.
- The parent’s music resource center was started back in the 80s by Tipper Gore. This association is the one that holds the responsibility of putting the parental advisory stickers on albums.
- The very awesome guitar in the Michael Jackson’s popular song “Beat it” was the one and only Eddie Van Halen.
- Jethro Tull was the first Grammy award winner for the best hard/metal rock performance in the year 1989. After a concern from the people about the awards losing touch with the genres, there was a separation between hard rock and metal rock awards.
- The popular 1980’s “The Safety Dance” song by Ivan Doroschuk was a form of protest for freedom of dancing. It was as result of the pogoing wave of dancing that was happening in the clubs. In turn, the bouncers in the clubs began denying people dancing because they termed it as dangerous. Ivan Doroschuk used his musical talent to prevent the death of the new pogoing wave.
· “Home Taping is Killing Music” was one of the famous slogans in the 1980s. It was brought up by a British music industry trade group due to the rising popularity of the cassette recorders in many homes. Their major concern was that the record sales were likely to go down remarkably with many of the private citizens being able to do the recording for themselves on the cassettes from their radios.
I thought it would be exciting too to know that the Michael Jackson’s Thriller Album produced in the year 1982, sold over 42 million copies making it the all-time greatest selling album.