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!
There is no throughline to the best songs by David Sylvian. But it's that inability to be pinned down that has made his work so fascinating for so long.
Just when prog rock’s prospects looked bleakest, some savvy souls started to find a way forward in the 80s pop scene.
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.
Unashamedly sleazy, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ harnessed the new rules of the dancefloor to create “a soundtrack to a striptease clip joint”.
Hailed as “the first true masterpiece of the 80s”, ‘Architecture & Morality’ pushed pop new directions. “It’s my favourite OMD album,” says Paul Humphreys.
‘People say there are two Marc Almonds,’ says the singer, whose raging curiosity and fascination with the strange has fashioned an ever experimental career.
UMe kicks off the Halloween season with new seasonal playlists, remastered visuals, never-made music videos, and vinyl giveaways.