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By Sharon Davis

ISBN-10: 1851588388

ISBN-13: 9781851588381

The '80s have been a decade of musical swap. because the '70s disco stranglehold used to be 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 sturdy use by way of New Romantic teams like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, gentle cellphone, tradition membership and the Human League, whereas the realm additionally regarded to Britain for the main fascinating pop acts resembling the multi-million-selling Wham!, Frankie is going To Hollywood, Eurythmics and the puppy store Boys. Mainstream dance tune used to be at its height, spearheaded through inventory, Aitken and Waterman, and their solid 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 aspect of the tune because the stars answered to famine in Ethiopia with the charity files 'Do They recognize it is Christmas?' and 'We Are The World'.

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

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