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By Sharon Davis

The '80s have been a decade of musical switch. because the '70s disco stranglehold was once damaged, rock, homosexual, dance and pa tune competed with funk and soul, romantic ballads and political protest, computerised song and controversy.

The glamour of gown, greasepaint and cross-dressing used to be positioned to strong use via New Romantic teams like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, gentle telephone, tradition membership and the Human League, whereas the realm additionally appeared to Britain for the main intriguing pop acts reminiscent of the multi-million-selling Wham!, Frankie is going To Hollywood, Eurythmics and the puppy store Boys. Mainstream dance song used to be at its top, spearheaded by means of inventory, Aitken and Waterman, and their sturdy of artists, together with Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley, have been all chart-topping names.

From the united states got here the artist of the last decade, Michael Jackson, whereas Madonna and Whitney Houston supplied the 'Girl energy' of the '80s. the last decade additionally observed the philanthropic aspect of the song because the stars answered to famine in Ethiopia with the charity documents 'Do They understand it truly is Christmas?' and 'We Are The World'.

The'80s catered for all musical tastes, irrespective of how weird and wonderful, and was once way more eclectic than the other decade. From bubble-gum pop with dollars Fizz to the stadium rock of easy Minds,'80s Chart-Toppers brings a finished year-by-year, month-by-month consultant to the most popular sounds of the decade.

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