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

By Sharon Davis

The '80s have been a decade of musical swap. 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 tune and controversy.

The glamour of dress, greasepaint and cross-dressing used to be positioned to reliable use by means of New Romantic teams like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, delicate mobilephone, tradition membership and the Human League, whereas the area additionally appeared to Britain for the main fascinating pop acts comparable to 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 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 america 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 answered to famine in Ethiopia with the charity documents 'Do They be aware of it truly is Christmas?' and 'We Are The World'.

The'80s catered for all musical tastes, regardless of how strange, and used to be way more eclectic than the other decade. From bubble-gum pop with dollars Fizz to the stadium rock of straightforward 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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