I loathed the 80s. Really. 80s pop music. Yuck.
These are the number 1 hits from the 80s-
Number 1 80s hits
I looked through it and I suddenly wanted to call my therapist.
Sure there were some great pop albums in the early 80s (Double Fantasy, Blondie, and I will even grant you Thriller -- even though I can't listen to it.. I'll admit that it was well crafted but when I sit and try to enjoy Billie Jean... well.... it just doesn't move me.)
I will repress my inner Jack Black at the moment and will share with you My favorite 80s moments,
I've left out some stuff... like the Eurythmics.. because as much as I loved Sweet Dreams-- it used to piss me off that the song never seemed complete.
I would include When Doves Cry but....You Tube has restrictions on it... go figure..
I realized something about these songs after I listed them... all the melodies...well.. resolve...
I don't really like intellectualizing this stuff... pop songs are powerful w/o intellectualizing...so just enjoy.