The best 80s music videos not only defined the decade, they influenced fashions and elevated the music video to the status of high art.
A word-of-mouth scene generated on the streets of LA, hair metal might have cleaned up its act, but it retains a swagger that has timeless appeal.
The 80s was a decade defined by excess, with many forgotten 80s bands slipping through the cracks. Here are eight that deserve your attention.
Megadeth’s ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying’ remains a heavy metal milestone. Frontman Dave Mustaine talks to uDiscover Music about recording the album.
With ‘New Jersey’, Bon Jovi proved that whether they were writing stadium anthems or power ballads, they could create hits with ease.
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.
From murky origins, goth music made its first stirrings in the late 70s and early 80s, coming into the light with the likes of Siouxsie Sioux and The Cure.
By the time Frida released ‘Shine’, in September 1984, the landscape had changed for female pop stars, but it remains a thoroughly ambitious pop-rock album.
They’d already written ‘We Are The Champions’, but Queen in the 80s were a truly unstoppable force that helped define the decade.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.
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.
A career- and decade-defining album, ABC’s ‘Lexicon Of Love’ was a widescreen pop classic that gave the band their international breakthrough.
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.
Dark, sexy and enticing, ‘Juju’ found Siouxsie And The Banshees shaping the future of post-punk and laying the template for the emerging goth scene.