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

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

The glamour of dress, greasepaint and cross-dressing used to be placed to sturdy use by way of New Romantic teams like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, gentle mobilephone, tradition membership and the Human League, whereas the realm additionally regarded to Britain for the main interesting pop acts resembling the multi-million-selling Wham!, Frankie is going To Hollywood, Eurythmics and the puppy store Boys. Mainstream dance song was once at its top, spearheaded through 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 us 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 facet of the track because the stars spoke back to famine in Ethiopia with the charity documents 'Do They understand it is Christmas?' and 'We Are The World'.

The'80s catered for all musical tastes, regardless of how strange, 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 advisor to the most popular sounds of the decade.

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