Our list of the best 80s music is a collection of songs from rock, hip-hop, electronic, and more, reflecting the wide variety of sounds from the decade.
The idea of yacht rock conjures up a particular lifestyle, but beneath the surface lies a treasure trove of sophisticated hits that continue to resonate.
The best albums of 1987 range from Guns N' Roses to Eric B. & Rakim. In short, it has something for everyone.
Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
The melody for 'You Win Again' came to Barry Gibb in a dream, and went on to become an essential anthem of the 80s.
The best albums of 1982 range from Michael Jackson to King Sunny Ade and Siouxsie and The Banshees to Gregory Isaacs. In short, it has something from everyone.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
Katrina and the Waves solidified their international legacy with this inescapable tune.
After a decade of hard work, the Los Angeles native was on her way, as the ‘Mistaken Identity’ album followed ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ to the US chart summit.
The Go-Go’s channelled their LA punk roots into an impeccable new wave pop classic with their 1981 debut album, ‘Beauty and the Beat.’
From Janet Jackson's R&B masterpiece to Slayer's metal opus, there's something for everyone in this list.
It’s an era that has been unfairly maligned in the past, but these days it’s clear: during a flamboyant decade, 80s pop ruled the world.
‘I don’t think there’s any need to fabricate. It’s just whether whoever plays me gets me, and doesn’t think they have to play a caricature.’
Home taping in the 80s didn’t kill the record industry, but the lo-fi format gave a voice to those that the mainstream didn’t always have an ear for.
The Rolling Stones shaped rock 'n' roll in the 80s, but how well do you know the band's story throughout this crucial decade? Take our quiz to find out!