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 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.
Queen’s 12th album was released in 1986 during a renaissance for progressive rock, so the band were delighted to return to the top of the UK chart with a double platinum-coated bullet.
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.
Unashamedly sleazy, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ harnessed the new rules of the dancefloor to create “a soundtrack to a striptease clip joint”.
The first hip-hop album ever to top the ‘Billboard’ 200, ‘Licensed To Ill’ saw Beastie Boys lay the groundwork for the hip-hop world we now live in.
‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ solidified the New York rapper as one of hip-hop’s most dynamic personalities and the world’s greatest storyteller.
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.
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.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.