Everything seemed bigger in the 80s, from hair to shoulder pads. Pop music was no different.
Boy George, Jon Moss, Roy Hay and Mikey Craig will always be viewed with affection as spearheads in the English New Wave that span off into the New Romantic movement of the...
Highly acclaimed New Zealand quartet Crowded House originally evolved out of another much-loved Kiwi outfit, Split Enz.
Cinderella emerged in the mid 1980s and immediately captured the heavy metal high ground through their innovative MTV videos that proved so popular.
While Roxy Music were enjoying both critical and popular musical acclaim, Brian Ferry was busy pursuing an equally fruitful solo career.
Bryan Adam’s albums mine a rich vein with their well-crafted, well-performed, songs that resonate with fans across the globe.
Bon Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired ’80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become one of the biggest American rock bands of their time.
Björk was destined to achieve a proper legacy, one where her peers fête her even as the artist herself seeks out new musical terrain with the burning desire of the iconoclast who...
Big Country came into view at the start of the 1980s with a tartan soul-stirring sound that reinvented the Celtic tradition in rock music.
As one half of the hit-song writing team behind ABBA and one of the ‘B’s in the band, Benny Andersson has written many of the most well-known pop songs of the last...
Belinda Carlisle is a rare breed: fortunate and talented enough to enjoy staggering commercial success twice, in both her first breakthrough band, The Go-Go’s, and later as a solo singer.
Officially signing on the Def Jam dotted line in 1985, the Beastie Boys became an instant hit, being the first successful white group in a culture dominated by those of African/American descent.
A bit of a guru is our Apache Indian. He has certainly been feted but we think he’s ripe for rediscovery now. Make way for the ragamuffin rapster.
A global traveller with worldwide successes to match his output, Rieu is known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra whose popularity matches or exceeds many a rock and pop phenomenon when...
Do you know your 1980s music? Know your Dexy's from your Duran's? Try the uDiscover 1980s Music Quiz and test your 80s music knowledge! Can you get 10/10? It’s hard but fun!
A host of 80s icons have assembled to record a unique soundtrack, Fly: Songs Inspired By The Film Eddie The Eagle, inspired by the Eddie The Eagle biopic.