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80’s Music

Looking Back At “Under Pressure” By Queen And David Bowie

80's Music Jun 06, 2022

Even though David Bowie and Freddie Mercury are no longer with us, their legendary hit song “Under Pressure” still is and will continue to be a song on millions of people’s playlists. Besides it’s catchy tune, what’s unique about “Under Pressure” was that it was created in a way that was revolutionary for music at the time. In the current…

We’re Still Obsessed With “Jessie’s Girl” By Rick Springfield

80's Music Jun 06, 2022

One of the most quirky memorable tunes of the 1980s was “Jessie’s Girl” by Ring Springfield. The tune was catchy, and the lyrics kind of goofy, and it really embodied the music of the era. The early 1980s saw an influx of Australian singers into the American music industry. Bands like INXS, Men at Work, and even Rick Springfield were…

The Creepy Story Behind “Billie Jean” By Michael Jackson

80's Music Jun 05, 2022

When it comes to Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, many consider “Billy Jean” to be near the top. It is a universally recognizable song, and one of the many hits that came off the legendary “Thriller” album. Michael Jackson was without a question one of the most iconic names in the 1980s music industry. With his unique singing and dancing style,…

“Call Me” By Blondie Kicks Of 80s Music In A Big Way

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

“Call Me” is one of those 1980s songs that kicked off the unique sound of the decade. Towards the end of the 70s music was going under a transformation, and Blondie dropped a hit in January of 1980 that would bring a new type of sound to the scene. Blondie was a group that had been around since the mid-70s,…

Remembering “What’s Love Got To Do With It” By Tina Turner

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

In 1984, Tina Turner released the song “What’s Love Got to Do with It” which became an instant success. For nearly two decades Tina and Ike Turner had been well-known names in the music industry. But their relationship went sour as a result of domestic abuse, and the duo eventually separated in 1978. Armed with a newfound passion for life,…

The Odd Start To “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” By Joan Jett

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

When we think of 80s rock anthems, you’d be hard pressed to not mention “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Amazingly enough though being one of the most popular rock songs during the early 1980s, it was actually a cover of a song written and recorded almost a decade earlier. It was in 1981 when…

The Empowering “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” By Cyndi Lauper

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

Although Cyndi Lauper had been in the music industry since the early 1980s, it wasn’t until 1984 with the release of her single “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” that she made a name for herself. The song quickly rose to the top of the charts and was very popular with younger females at the time. She was known for…

Remembering “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” By Wham!

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is one of those lines drilled into your head if you grew up in the 80s, and Wham! was a band that everyone fondly remembers jamming to. No band is more uniquely 1980s than Wham!. It was 1984 when Wham! released its second album, aptly named “Make It Big” which undoubtedly made the band…

Come On Eileen: The 80s Hit That Almost Never Was

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

The hit that almost never was, was the chart-topping song “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. For band front-runner Kevin Rowland, it was make-or-break-time, and he had one more opportunity to make something spectacular. Come On Eileen is one of those songs that everyone has heard, and it easily has one of the most recognizable choruses and beats of…

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