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80’s Music

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…

Looking Back At “Down Under” By Men At Work

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

Down Under by Men At Work is one of those 80s music videos that we just can’t forget. The tune is catchy and the video is quirky, and it embodied a lot of what the music scene of that era was about. When it comes to the 1980s, nothing Australian was more iconic than the popularity of Crocodile Dundee and…

Remembering The Little Old “Love Shack” By The B-52’s

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

Although there were many excellent songs that came out in the 1980s, it was the end of the 80s that saw big hits like “Love Shack” from the B-52’s that really helped define the music of the decade. The band itself was originally from Athens, Georgia and had been in the music industry since the late 70s. However, it wasn’t…

We Still Get Pumped To “Eye Of The Tiger” By Survivor

80's Music Jun 03, 2022

One iconic and unforgettable song of the early 1980s was never written to be part of an album, rather it was created specifically as a theme song for a movie. The song itself starts off with an unforgettable guitar riff that motivates you to get off your feet and start moving. And over the years, it has become a fight…

Paying Homage To “Material Girl” By Madonna

80's Music Jun 01, 2022

The 1980s music scene would not be the same without Madonna. It was 1983 when her self-titled album began shaking up the music industry. A year later her second album entitled “Like a Virgin” was released and ended up spending 6 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. And the first song on that second album was none other…

We’re Still Chasing “I Ran” By A Flock Of Seagulls

80's Music May 31, 2022

“I Ran,” which is a single by the new wave band, A Flock of Seagulls, is one of the most memorable songs of the 1980s. It reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the charts for 22 weeks when the song was released in 1982. Considered to be the epitome of new wave music, “I Ran” became a…

Who Could Resist “Simply Irresistible” By Robert Palmer?

80's Music May 31, 2022

Simply Irresistible was one of those quirky 80s songs that really encapsulated the mood of the era. Robert Palmer burst on to the scene with this unforgettable tune and music video to boot, and you can’t help but smile every time you happen to hear it. In the late 80s, Robert Palmer made his way into the music industry with…