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The 80’s were very important years in music history. The 80’s brought a more visual experience to music. From exploding fireworks at concerts, to the greatest music videos produced on MTV, the 80’s made sitting next to the radio a thing from the past. Musicians were totally more in tuned to the way they looked. Artists like Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses and David Bowie brought life to their audiences that entertained the world.


A-ha wrote and recorded the hit song “Take on Me” in 1982. This song was lively and a very common song to hear everywhere you went. Even now-a-days, it still rings around.


No matter when this song was made, it can never get old! Dexys Midnight Runner’s hit “come on Eileen” will forever be a classic. It’s truly an American hit that everyone knows. The beat to this song will make you jumpy and excited with a never ending repeat in your head. If you could guess, the song is about a girl named Eileen who just steals the show in the 1982 music video.


If you had never heard Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun hit, you’d be lying. This song came out in 1983 with intentions to teach girls to let go and be yourselves! What’s being a girl without having fun, am I right?


Who could forget Michael Jackson’s top hit, “Beat It” in 1982?! There is so much passion in the music video and you can defiantly tell how much Michael Jackson put into his work to entertain his audience. He was an icon to the 80’s and probably one of the greatest artists who ever lived.


Wow, how romantic this song is with its depiction of true beauty and love that one man has for another woman. The Police did a great job with having the audience connect to their music. They were truly great performers with such energy in their music for the 1983 hit song.

What a time to be alive. Every song that we listen to now has some sort of beat from the 80’s. The 80’s is what shaped our music world today.