80s Chart-Toppers: Every Chart-Topper Tells a Story by Sharon Davis

By Sharon Davis

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

The glamour of dress, greasepaint and cross-dressing used to be placed to stable use via New Romantic teams like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, smooth telephone, tradition membership and the Human League, whereas the area additionally seemed to Britain for the main interesting pop acts corresponding to the multi-million-selling Wham!, Frankie is going To Hollywood, Eurythmics and the puppy store Boys. Mainstream dance track used to be at its height, spearheaded by way of inventory, Aitken and Waterman, and their reliable 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 strength' of the '80s. the last decade additionally observed the philanthropic part of the track because the stars answered to famine in Ethiopia with the charity files 'Do They comprehend 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 complete year-by-year, month-by-month advisor to the most popular sounds of the decade.

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