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Posts tagged with 80s

Let’s Dance: How David Bowie Came Out Fighting For The Pop Crown
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Let’s Dance: How David Bowie Came Out Fighting For The Pop Crown

Looking to the mainstream with ‘Let’s Dance’, David Bowie scored his biggest-selling album while unleashing some of his most-loved songs.

Tango In The Night: Last Dance For Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Line-Up
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Tango In The Night: Last Dance For Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Line-Up

Recorded in fraught circumstances, ‘Tango In The Night’ provided a swansong for Fleetwood Mac’s most commercially successful era.

Come An’ Get It: Behind Whitesnake’s Enticing Breakthrough Album
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Come An’ Get It: Behind Whitesnake’s Enticing Breakthrough Album

Building on the success of ‘Ready An’ Willing’, ‘Come An’ Get It’ took Whitesnake to the next level as hard-rock heroes.

West End Girls: Behind Pet Shop Boys’ Cinematic Signature Song

West End Girls: Behind Pet Shop Boys’ Cinematic Signature Song

Inspired by hip-hop and ‘the pressure of living in a modern city’, West End Girls kick-started one of the most successful careers in pop.

Pet Shop Boys Album Covers: All 14 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed
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Pet Shop Boys Album Covers: All 14 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed

Developing a carefully crafted aesthetic, all Pet Shop Boys albums covers bear Neil Tennant and Chris Lowes’ unmistakable fingerprints.

Fast Car: Behind The Song That Drove Tracy Chapman To Fame
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Fast Car: Behind The Song That Drove Tracy Chapman To Fame

With her debut single, Fast Car, Tracy Chapman emerged as a new kind of voice for socially-conscious songwriting.

Best Kate Bush Songs: 20 Must-Hear Examples Of This Woman’s Work
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Best Kate Bush Songs: 20 Must-Hear Examples Of This Woman’s Work

From her attention-grabbing debut through to some of the most forward-thinking pop, the best Kate Bush songs are the work of a unique mind.

The Smiths Artworks: All 27 Album And Single Covers, Ranked And Reviewed
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The Smiths Artworks: All 27 Album And Single Covers, Ranked And Reviewed

The very epitome of retro cool, The Smiths’ artworks stood apart in the 80s, and they’ve retained their timeless allure ever since.

Parade: Flaunting Prince’s Genius On The Final Revolution Album
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Parade: Flaunting Prince’s Genius On The Final Revolution Album

Pushing his music into uncharted territory, ‘Parade’ drew upon jazz, funk and pop to deliver ‘a celebration of his creativity’.

Tracy Chapman: Driving The Fast Car To Success
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Tracy Chapman: Driving The Fast Car To Success

Following the unanticipated success of her debut album, Tracy Chapman has led an inspiring career for over 30 years.