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.
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.
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 Jonas Brothers have released another 80s-inspired music video for their single ‘Only Human’.
Stripped of its original synthesizers, Idol performed a bluesy rendition of his classic hit as part of the Citi Concert Series.
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.
YouTube Music and Universal Music Group have announced an initiative to remaster a 1,000 iconic music videos including titles by Janet Jackson and Nirvana.
Long before Madonna suggested to “Strike A Pose” in her 1990 hit ‘Vogue’, 'Pose' centres on the music that was the lifeblood of NYC ballroom culture.
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.
The untitled film centres around George’s early beginnings in an Irish a working-class family and his meteoric rise to fame as the frontman for the 80s pop force Culture Club.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
How well do you know your 80s music? See if you can successfully match these lyrics to the correct artist or album!
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