His other album of the decade, 1987's Bad, sold 6 million, and became the first album to have 5 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Jackson scored 9 singles and 16 top 10 singles on the Billboard charts By 1980, the disco production of the 1970s, largely dependent on orchestras, is replaced by a lighter synthpop production. In the second half of the 1980s teen pop has its first wave. Michael Jackson remained a prominent figure in the genre in the late 1980s, following the release of his album Bad (1987) which sold more than 6 million copies in the US in the 80s, and went on the sell 30 million worldwide. Janet Jackson's 1989 album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 continued the development of contemporary R&B.
Best album and album cover of the 80s! Madonna was at her pinnacle with true blue. What Purple Rain ain't here!?! 8 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden. Maiden's best album is inarguably one of the decade's finest . Not the best, but one of the best albums ever, that's for sure. 27 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses. 28 Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson. Classic album from 1989.
History got all fucked up when everyone thought that the Baby Boomers had the most important story to tell. And of course the white male baby boomers had the loudest voices. So here we are, in 2017, still feeling the cultural and artistic reverberations from events that happened long after the '60s became American culture's supposed pivotal moment. But the fact is that it wasn't the late '60s when everything changed-at least not in popular music. White people were listening to white people performing older black music at Woodstock (not to slight Jimi). And we grew up being. The art of the hip-hop album was perfected by the close of this remarkable decade. All these years later some discs sound dated while others feel fresher than ever. These are our picks for the Best Rap Albums of the 80s.
Rather than performing the song himself, however, he considered using artists from various genres to sing one verse each, hoping to break down musical separatism in the United States as well as apartheid in South Africa. The idea took on a life of its own, and more than fifty musicians eventually wound up contributing their talents, including Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Gil Scott-Heron, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, David Ruffin, Run-D. Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend and Bobby Womack. The embarrassment of riches evolved into different versions of "Sun City".
|1||–Billy Ocean||When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going||4:04|
|2||–The Belle Stars||Sign Of The Times||2:49|
|3||–Cool Notes*||Spend The Night||3:02|
|6||–Renee & Renato*||Save Your Love||3:05|
|7||–Stars On 45||Stars On 45||4:35|
|8||–Samantha Fox||Touch Me||3:39|
|11||–Kitty Grant||Glad To Know You||3:31|
|12||–Marcia Hines||Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees||3:30|
|13||–Gary Low||La Colegiala||3:57|
|14||–Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich||Stayin' With It||2:56|
|15||–MC Miker 'G' & DJ Sven*||Holiday Rap||4:26|
|BRCD 75||Various||History Of The 80's (CD, Comp)||BR Music||BRCD 75||Europe||1988|
|BRLP75||Various||History Of The 80's (LP, Comp, Com)||BR Music||BRLP75||Europe||1988|
|BRMC 75||Various||History Of The 80s (Cass, Comp)||BR Music||BRMC 75||Netherlands||1988|