Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, Gloria Jones’ legacy extends far beyond ‘Tainted Love.’
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.
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.
Soft Cell put synthesizers into northern soul on September 5, 1981, when they took ‘Tainted Love’ to the top of the UK charts.
Modern and strictly electronic, Tangerine Dream’s September 1981 album, ‘Exit,’ was a tightly structured effort with a dancefloor-friendly pop sensibility.
Marc Almond’s second studio album, ‘Stories Of Johnny’ was the sound of the singer coming out of his shell and ushering a wider audience back to him.
As technology has advanced throughout the decades, artists have pushed music into the future.
To celebrate Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact.
The tour kicks off November 10.
A true artist and a great pop star, Marc Almond takes uDiscover through his hits, from Soft Cell to collaborations with Gene Pitney and Trevor Horn.
Fusing 70s pop songcraft with NYC’s underground club scene, Scissor Sisters helped usher in a new era of queer pop that lit up charts in the 00s.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
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.
Dave Ball says, "In the years between, we’ve started to sound mature. The new songs are still catchy, but a lot more worldly-wise.”