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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 dad tune competed with funk and soul, romantic ballads and political protest, computerised track and controversy.

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

From america 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 facet of the song because the stars spoke back to famine in Ethiopia with the charity files 'Do They be aware of it really is Christmas?' and 'We Are The World'.

The'80s catered for all musical tastes, irrespective of how weird and wonderful, and used to be way more eclectic than the other decade. From bubble-gum pop with greenbacks Fizz to the stadium rock of straightforward Minds,'80s Chart-Toppers brings a accomplished year-by-year, month-by-month advisor to the most popular sounds of the decade.

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