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A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and his brother Alister "Ali" James Score (drums), with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).
"A Love Bizarre" is a song written by Prince and Sheila E..
A Quiet Storm is the 1975 third solo album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson.
A-ha (usually stylized as a-ha) is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982.
ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980.
"Abracadabra" is a song by American rock group Steve Miller Band, written by Steve Miller.
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.
The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy.
Adam and the Ants were an English rock band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
"Addicted to Love" is a song by English rock singer Robert Palmer released in 1986.
Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
Aerosmith is an American rock band.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Afrika Bambaataa (born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York.
Air Supply are an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock.
Alabama is an American country and Southern rock band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969.
Alan Tam Wing-lun MH (born 23 August 1950) is a Hong Kong singer and actor.
Alejandra Ávalos (born Alejandra Margarita Ávalos Rodríguez on October 17, 1968 in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico) is a Mexican recording artist, songwriter, actress, model and dancer; Ávalos began her career in 1980, when she took part in the musical contest La Voz del Heraldo; after receiving a scholarship to study in a two-year training program, she began working as a model; afterwards, she began appearing on television as a supporting actress in 1983; by the time she also provided backing vocals for some recording artists.
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years.
"All Night Long (All Night)" is a hit single by American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie from 1983.
"All Through the Night" is a song written and originally recorded in 1983 by American singer-songwriter Jules Shear, though it is best known for the hit single version recorded by Cyndi Lauper later that same year.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alphaville is a German synthpop/new wave band which gained popularity in the 1980s.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Anita Denise Baker (born January 26, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter.
Anita Mui Yim-fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honours.
Morna Anne Murray (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide.
Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Apollonia 6 was a 1980s American female singing trio created by Prince.
Arena rock (also known as album-oriented rock, anthem rock, corporate rock, dad rock, melodic rock, pomp rock, and stadium rock) is a style of rock music that originated in the mid-1970s.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.
Art of Noise (also The Art of Noise) were an English avant-garde synth-pop group formed in early 1983 by engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik, along with arranger Anne Dudley, producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley.
Associated Television (ATV), a former British television company, was awarded the franchise by the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide the Independent Television service at weekends for the London region.
Australasia, a region of Oceania, comprises Australia, New Zealand, neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean and, sometimes, the island of New Guinea (which is usually considered to be part of Melanesia).
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
Australians, colloquially known as Aussies, are people associated with Australia, sharing a common history, culture, and language (Australian English).
Aztec Camera were a Scottish pop/new wave band formed by Roddy Frame, the group's singer, songwriter, and only consistent member.
Bad is the seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released on August 31, 1987 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
Bananarama are a British female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.
Barão Vermelho is a Brazilian rock band.
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).
Beatboxing (also beat boxing or b-boxing) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines (typically a TR-808), using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.
The Bee Gees --> were a pop music group formed in 1958.
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a song by English post-punk band Bauhaus.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Bell Biv DeVoe, also known as BBD, is an American music group that branched off from New Edition.
Belleville High School is a public high school located in Belleville, Michigan and the only zoned high school in the Van Buren School District.
Beyond was a Hong Kong rock band formed in 1983.
Big Black was an American punk rock band from Evanston, Illinois, active from 1981 to 1987.
Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
"Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released in January 1983 as the second single from his sixth album Thriller (1982).
William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.
William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953), is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs.
Biquini Cavadão is a Brazilian rock band formed in Rio de Janeiro in 1985.
Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, actor, comedian, reality television personality and commercial spokesperson.
"Black Cat" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson, released as the sixth single from her fourth studio album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
"Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" is a 1989 song by the American hip hop group Public Enemy from their second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
Blitz is a Brazilian rock band.
The Blitz Kids were a group of young people who frequented the weekly Blitz club-night in Covent Garden, London in 1979-80, and are credited with launching the New Romantic subcultural movement.
Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer and songwriter, best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins; 8 June 1951) is a Welsh singer, known for her distinctive husky voice.
Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
Boredoms (later known as V∞redoms) is a rock band from Osaka, Japan.
Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, who had their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and fashion designer.
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies.
The Brazilian military government was the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from April 1, 1964 to March 15, 1985.
Brazilian rock refers to rock music produced in Brazil and usually sung in Portuguese.
Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking.
The BRIT Awards (often simply called The BRITs) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.
Buck-Tick (stylized as BUCK-TICK) is a Japanese rock band, formed in Fujioka, Gunma in 1983.
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.
Buenos Aires Hardcore was the name of the scene that gathered the Hardcore bands that started to play in Buenos Aires in the late 80's.
Camisa de Vênus (the old-fashioned Portuguese term for "condom") was a Brazilian rock group from Bahia whose peak of popularity was in the mid 1980s.
Camouflage is a German new wave trio consisting of lead singer Marcus Meyn (b. May 2, 1966), Heiko Maile and Oliver Kreyssig.
Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.
Can't Slow Down is the second solo studio album by American recording artist Lionel Richie.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
Capital Inicial is a Brazilian rock band that flourished in the 1980s, saw a resurgence in the late 1990s, and extended into the 2000s.
, also known as Falcon or C. Falcon, is a fictional character in the racing video game series F-Zero.
Celtic music is a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe.
Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus.
"Change of Heart" is the second single released by American singer Cyndi Lauper from her second album, True Colors in 1986.
Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and singer, known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass.
Charly García (born Carlos Alberto García Moreno, 23 October 1951) is an Argentine singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, actor and composer.
Cheryl Wheeler (born July 10, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter of contemporary folk music, based in New England.
Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr.
Cinderella was an American rock band formed in 1982 from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The City of Rock (Cidade do Rock), located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, is an events venue best known for hosting the music festival Rock in Rio.
Classic country is a music radio format that specializes in playing mainstream country and western music hits from past decades.
Classix Nouveaux is an English new wave band.
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Club Nouveau is an American R&B group formed by record producer/performer Jay King in 1986 in Sacramento, California subsequent to the breakup of the Timex Social Club.
Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 American biographical musical film directed by Michael Apted in a screenplay written by Tom Rickman.
Coconut Rough were a short-lived New Zealand pop/new wave band formed in 1982.
"Come Dancing" is a 1982 song written by Ray Davies and performed by British rock group the Kinks on their 1983 album State of Confusion.
"Computer Games" is a song by New Zealand group Mi-Sex, released in September 1979 in Australia and New Zealand as the second single from their debut studio album, Graffiti Crimes (1979).
"Conga" is the first hit single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their second English-language album, and ninth overall, Primitive Love.
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
Control is the third studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on February 4, 1986, by A&M Records.
Harold Lloyd Jenkins (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993), better known by his stage name Conway Twitty, was an American country music singer.
"Could I Have This Dance" is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray.
Country pop is a fusion genre of country music and pop music that was developed by members of the country genre out of a desire to reach a larger, mainstream audience.
Country rock is a subgenre of popular music, formed from the fusion of rock and country.
Crowded House are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985.
Brenda Gail Gatzimos (née Webb; January 9, 1951), known professionally as Crystal Gayle, is an American singer.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
Culture Club are an English new wave band that formed in London in 1981.
Cumbia folkloric rhythm and dance from Colombia.
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist.
D'erlanger (stylized as D'ERLANGER, believed by the band to mean "indecent temptation" in French) is a Japanese rock band from Kyoto, formed in 1983 by guitarist Cipher and bassist Seela.
D.O.A. is a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
Dancing on the Ceiling is the third solo studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on August 5, 1986.
Danny Chan Pak-keung (7 September 1958 – 25 October 1993) was a Hong Kong singer.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.
Dead End (stylized as DEAD END) is a Japanese heavy metal/hard rock band formed in Tokyo in 1984.
Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band that formed in San Francisco, California, in 1978.
Dead or Alive was an English pop band, formed in 1980 in Liverpool.
Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family, a family of musical talent often compared to the Jackson family.
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress.
Debra Lynn Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress.
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980.
Derrick May (born April 6, 1963), also known as Mayday and Rhythim Is Rhythim, is an electronic musician from Belleville, Michigan, United States.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
"Devil Inside" is a song by Australian band INXS.
Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
In digital recording, audio signals picked up by a microphone or other transducer or video signals picked up by a camera or similar device are converted into a stream of discrete numbers, representing the changes over time in air pressure for audio, and chroma and luminance values for video, then recorded to a storage device.
Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member Vinny Appice, the band's drummer.
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).
Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in punk rock.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican–American DJ who is credited with helping originate hip hop music in the early–1970s in The Bronx, New York City.
"Do Me, Baby" is a 1981 ballad performed by Prince, from his fourth album, Controversy.
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is a song written and recorded by the British new wave band Culture Club.
Dokken is an American metal band formed in 1979.
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music.
"Don't Dream It's Over" is a song by the Australian rock band Crowded House, recorded for their 1986 self-titled debut studio album.
"Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
Doom metal is an extreme style of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres.
Doug E. Fresh (born September 17, 1966) is a Barbadian-American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer, also known as the Human Beat Box And the pioneer of 20th-century American beatboxing, Fresh is able to accurately imitate drum machines and various special effects using only his mouth, lips, gums, throat, tongue and a microphone.
"Down Under" is a song recorded by Australian rock band Men at Work.
The Dunedin sound was a style of indie pop music created in the southern New Zealand university city of Dunedin in the early 1980s.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, known for his pioneering-style of country music.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971.
Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and Afro pop.
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
Eddie Fowlkes is a techno DJ from Detroit, Michigan, influential to the early Detroit techno scene.
Edward Thomas Rabbitt (November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998) was an American singer and songwriter.
Eddie Santiago (birth name: Eduardo Santiago Rodríguez) (born August 18, 1955) is a salsa singer from Puerto Rico.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was an American country music singer who performed for six decades.
Eduardo José Herrera de los Ríos (born 30 April 1964 in Santiago de los Caballeros), also known as Eddy Herrera, is a Dominican merengue singer and winner of more than seven Casandra Awards.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronic circuitry.
Electronic rock is a broad music genre that involves a combination of rock music and electronic music, featuring instruments typically found within both genres.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.
"Eminence Front" is a song written and sung by Pete Townshend of The Who.
Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter and musician.
"Endless Love" is a song written by Lionel Richie and originally recorded as a duet between Richie and fellow soul singer Diana Ross.
Engenheiros do Hawaii ("Engineers from/of Hawaii" in English) was a Brazilian rock band formed in Porto Alegre in 1985 that achieved great popularity with their ironic, critically charged songs with heavily semantic lyrics often relying on wordplays.
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin (anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan; born 17 May 1961), known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
EPMD is an American Hip Hop group from Brentwood, New York.
Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.
Eric B. & Rakim are a hip hop duo formed in Long Island, New York, in 1986, composed of Eric B. (born Eric Barrier) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr.). AllMusic wrote that "during rap's so-called golden age in the late '80s, Eric B. & Rakim were almost universally recognized as the premier DJ/MC team in all of hip-hop." Tom Terrell of NPR called them "the most influential DJ/MC combo in contemporary pop music period," while the editors of About.com ranked them as No.
Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music.
"Escapade" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her fourth album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
Euro disco (or Eurodisco) is the variety of European forms of electronic dance music that evolved from disco in the later 1970s; incorporating elements of pop, new wave and rock into a disco-like continuous dance atmosphere.
Eurodance (sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro) is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe.
Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979,http://www.dn.se/arkiv/teater/hardrock-tog-priset-enkopingsband-vann-rock-sm/ by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bass guitarist Peter Olsson, and drummer Tony Reno.
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.
Evelyn "Champagne" King (born July 1, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
"Everything I Own" is a song written by David Gates.
Exile, originally known as The Exiles, is an American band founded in Richmond, Kentucky, by J.P. Pennington.
Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California.
Exposé is an American Latin freestyle vocal group.
Faith is the debut album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records.
The Fania All-Stars is a musical group formed in 1968 as a showcase for the musicians on Fania Records, the leading salsa music record label of the time.
A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.
Fernando Villalona, the first artist named "El Mayimbe" (born in Loma de Cabrera, Dajabón Province on May 7, 1955, Ramón Fernando Villalona Évora), is a Dominican merengue singer who began singing in the early 1970s, his popularity started to grow by the late 1970s and has not declined ever since.
Fields of the Nephilim are an English gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England in 1984.
Fine Young Cannibals were a British rock music band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox (both formerly of The Beat),Fine Young Cannibals and Cherry are success stories; Chris Heim..
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
Rodolfo Páez Ávalos, popularly known as Fito Páez (born 13 March 1963), is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter and film director.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Fop became a pejorative term for a foolish man excessively concerned with his appearance and clothes in 17th-century England.
Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
Forever Your Girl is the debut studio album by American singer Paula Abdul.
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) were a British band formed in Liverpool, England, in 1980.
Frankie Ruiz (March 10, 1958 – August 9, 1998) was an American salsa singer and songwriter.
Frederick Anthony "Freddie" Jackson (born October 2, 1956) is an American Grammy-nominated singer.
Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.
Freestyle is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the United States in the 1980s.
Fruko y sus Tesos is a salsa group from Colombia that is popular in both Latin America and the United States.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter.
Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.
Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967.
George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter.
George Lynch (born September 28, 1954) is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).
George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer.
George Lawrence Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware.
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard.
is a Japanese hardcore punk band formed in Tokyo in 1981.
Glam metal (also known as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock.
Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.
Gloria Estefan (née Fajardo; born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Golden age hip hop is a name given to mainstream hip hop music created in the mid/late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly by artists and musicians originating from the New York metropolitan area.
The goth subculture is a music subculture that began in England during the early 1980s, where it developed from the audience of gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk genre.
Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogeneous features.
Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1976.
"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" is a song written by Jamie O'Hara, and recorded by American country music duo The Judds.
The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Guitar Wolf (Japanese: ギターウルフ) is a Japanese garage rock power trio founded in Nagasaki in 1987.
Guns N' Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985.
Guy is an American hip hop, R&B and soul band, and were the creators of the new jack swing style of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Daryl Hall and John Oates, often referred to as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo.
Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr., is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
Hüsker Dü were an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979.
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" is a song recorded by American country music artist George Jones.
Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
Heaven 17 are an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language.
"Here I Go Again" is a song by British rock band Whitesnake.
"Hey Nineteen" is a song by American jazz rock band Steely Dan, written by members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, and released on their 1980 album Gaucho.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
"Holding Out for a Hero" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for the soundtrack to the 1984 film Footloose, and later included on her 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire.
Holly Suzette Dunn (August 22, 1957 – November 14, 2016) was an American country music singer and songwriter.
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by ''Billboard'' magazine in the United States.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
"I Feel for You" is a song written by Prince that originally appeared on his 1979 self-titled album.
"I Got You" is a 1979 song by New Zealand rock group Split Enz from their studio album True Colours.
"I Ran (So Far Away)", also released as "I Ran", is a song by English new wave band A Flock of Seagulls.
"I'm No Stranger to the Rain" is a song recorded by American country music artist Keith Whitley.
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
Indie pop (also typeset as indie-pop or indiepop) is a music genre and subculture that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic in opposition to the style and tone of mainstream pop music.
Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.
INXS (a phonetic play on "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.
Ira! (Portuguese for Anger or Rage, although the name was inspired by the Irish Republican Army) is a Brazilian rock band that was founded in São Paulo in the early 1980s.
Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.
Irene Cara Escalera (born March 18, 1959),Bob McCann, Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Actresses in Film and Television, McFarland & Company, 2010,, p. 67.
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.
"Is This Love" is a song by English rock band Whitesnake.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
"It's Like That" is the debut single by American hip hop group Run-DMC.
Italo disco (sometimes hyphenated, such as Italo-disco, subjected to varying capitalization, or abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.
James Edward Ingram (born February 16, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist.
Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (commonly referred to as Rhythm Nation) is the fourth studio album by American singer Janet Jackson, released on September 19, 1989, by A&M Records.
Jangle pop is a subgenre of pop rock that emphasizes trebly, ringing guitars (usually 12-string electrics) and 1960s-style pop melodies.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Japan were an English band formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Mick Karn (bass guitar).
Japanese hardcore is the hardcore punk scene in Japan, which originated to protest the social and economic changes sweeping the country in the 1980s.
In Japanese pop culture is a term typically used to refer to young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired for their cuteness.
Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American heavy metal guitarist and composer.
Jean-Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer.
Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, and lead singer of the band LTD.
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist, and member of the Jackson family.
James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III (born June 6, 1959) and Terry Steven Lewis (born November 24, 1956) are an American R&B songwriting and record production team.
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress.
Jodeci is an American R&B quartet with members DeVante Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo.
Jody Vanessa Watley (born January 30, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and trendsetting artist in music, video, and styleUSA Today (February 16, 1996), Best Bets: Albums Jody Watley Greatest Hits, "Few singers fired up the disco like Jody Watley who set trends and standards for fashion and music in the late 80s.." USA Today Life Section whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance, and electronic soul.
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician.
Joseph Satriani (born July 15, 1956)Prato, Greg.
John Henry Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin.
John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor.
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer and singer.
John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author.
John Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946), known professionally as Johnny Lee, is an American country music singer.
Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano (born March 8, 1940 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), better known as Johnny Ventura or "El Caballo Johnny Ventura", is a Dominican singer and band leader of merengue and salsa.
José Alberto Justiniano born December 22, 1958 in Villa Consuelo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, better known by his stage name José Alberto "El Canario" is a Dominican salsa singer.
José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz (born 17 February 1948), known by his stage name José José, is a Mexican singer and occasional actor.
José Luis Rodríguez González, nicknamed El Puma (Cougar) (14 January 1943), is a Venezuelan singer and actor who is known for having recorded many international super hits and participated in a handful of telenovelas.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Jovem GuardaJovem Guarda translates literally as "young guard".
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Juan Atkins (born December 9, 1962) is an American musician.
Alberto Aguilera Valadez (January 7, 1950 – August 28, 2016), better known by his stage name Juan Gabriel, was a Mexican singer, songwriter and actor.
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas (born June 7, 1957), known professionally as Juan Luis Guerra, is a Dominican singer, songwriter, composer, and producer.
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969.
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born 23 September 1943) is a Spanish singer and songwriter.
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
Kajagoogoo are a British new wave band, best known for their hit single "Too Shy", which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart, and the Top 10 in numerous other countries.
"Karma Chameleon" is a song by English band Culture Club, featured on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers.
Catherine "Kate" Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer.
Kathleen Alice Mattea (born June 21, 1959) is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer for the rock band the Who.
Keith Douglas Sweat (born July 22, 1961) is an American R&B and soul, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement.
Jackie Keith WhitleyWhitburn, Joel (2006).
Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to 1988.
Kevin Maurice Saunderson (born September 5, 1964) is an American electronic music producer.
Kick is the sixth studio album by the Australian rock band INXS, released in 1987 by WEA in Australia, Atlantic Records in the United States and Mercury Records in Europe.
Kid 'n Play is an American hip-hop duo from New York City that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Kid Abelha was a rock band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, formed by Paula Toller (lead vocals), George Israel (sax, guitar and vocals) and Bruno Fortunato (acoustic and electric guitar).
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
"Kiss" is a song composed, written and produced by American singer, songwriter and musician Prince, released as the lead single from Prince and The Revolution's eighth studio album, Parade (1986), in February 5, 1986, by the Paisley Park label.
"Kiss You All Over" is a 1978 song performed by the group Exile.
"Kokomo" is a song written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher and recorded by American rock band the Beach Boys.
Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West.
Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known by his stage name Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s.
Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
Kurtis Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, Bboy, DJ, public speaker and minister.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Linda Viera Caballero (born March 9, 1969), better known as India (or La India in Latin America and some Spanish speakers), is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter of salsa, House music and Latin pop.
"La Isla Bonita" (The Beautiful Island) is a song by American singer Madonna from her third studio album True Blue (1986).
La Ley (Spanish for "The Law") were a Chilean rock band formed by Andrés Bobe, Rodrigo Aboitiz, Luciano Rojas and Mauricio Claveria with Beto Cuevas.
Landscape was an English synthpop band, best known for the 1981 hits "Einstein a Go-Go" and "Norman Bates".
Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Leonardo "Léo" Jaime (born April 23, 1960) is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and writer, famous for being one of the founding members of the rockabilly band João Penca e Seus Miquinhos Amestrados.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
Legião Urbana (Portuguese for Urban Legion) was a Brazilian rock band formed in 1982 in Brasília, Distrito Federal.
Leslie Edward Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.
Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer, actor as well as composer.
"Let's Dance" is the title-track from English singer David Bowie's 1983 album of the same name.
Like a Prayer is the fourth studio album by American singer Madonna.
"Like a Prayer" is a song by American singer Madonna, recorded for her fourth studio album of the same name.
Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1984, by Sire Records.
"Like a Virgin" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984).
Lil Louis is the stage name used by Chicago-born house-music producer and DJ Marvin Burns.
Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American retired popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin.
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
Lionel Richie is the eponymous debut solo studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on October 6, 1982, on Motown Records.
This is a list of the world's best-selling albums of recorded music.
Listen Like Thieves is the fifth studio album by the Australian rock band INXS.
Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American rock guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
João Luiz Woerdenbag Filho (born October 11, 1957), popularly known as Lobão ("Big Wolf"), is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, publisher, television host and media personality.
London Boys were a German-based English dance-pop duo composed of Edem Ephraim (born 1 July 1959 in London, England – 21 January 1996) and Dennis Fuller (born 19 June 1959 in Jamaica – 21 January 1996).
"Lookin' for Love" is a song written by Wanda Mallette, Bob Morrison and Patti Ryan, and recorded by American country music singer Johnny Lee.
Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years.
Loretta Lynn Morgan (born June 27, 1959) is an American country music singer.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Los Chicos (also known as Los Chicos de Puerto Rico) were a popular boy band in Puerto Rico, South America and in Central America, created to rival Menudo's success.
Los Jaivas is a Chilean musical group who perform in folk, rock, and progressive rock styles.
Los Prisioneros ("The Prisoners") were a Chilean rock / pop band formed in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile in 1979.
Los Tres ("The Three (men)") is a Chilean rock band.
Los Violadores is a punk band from Argentina and the pioneers of the genre in Latin America.
Love and Rockets were an English alternative rock band formed in 1985 by former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash (vocals, guitar and saxophone), David J (bass guitar and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums and synthesisers) after that group split in 1983.
"Love the World Away" is a song written by Bob Morrison and Johnny Wilson, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers.
"Love Will Never Do (Without You)" is a song recorded by American singer Janet Jackson, recorded for her fourth studio album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953).
Luis Alberto Spinetta (23 January 1950 – 8 February 2012), nicknamed "El flaco" (Spanish for "the skinny "), was an Argentine singer, guitarist, composer and poet.
Luis Enrique Mejía López (born September 28, 1962) is a Nicaraguan singer and composer.
Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born April 19, 1970) is a Mexican singer and icon in Latin America, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico).
Lulu Santos, stage name of Luiz Maurício Pragana dos Santos (May 4, 1953), is a Brazilian singer and guitarist.
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, or informally shortened to Skynyrd, is an American rock band best known for having popularized the Southern rock genre during the 1970s.
Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, north London, who formed in 1976.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Mainstream is current thought that is widespread.
"Manic Monday" is a song by the American pop rock band The Bangles, and the first single released from their second studio album, Different Light (1986).
The Maracanã (Estádio do Maracanã, standard Brazilian Portuguese:, local pronunciation), officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is a football stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marina Correia Lima (born September 17, 1955) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.
John Mark Heard (December 16, 1951 – August 16, 1992) was an American record producer, folk rock singer, and songwriter originally from Macon, Georgia, United States.
Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter.
Mazz is a Tejano band originally from Brownsville, Texas.
Mötley Crüe was an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1981.
Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur.
MC Lyte (born Lana Michelle Moorer; October 11, 1970) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock.
Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California.
Melissa Morgan (born 1980) is an American jazz singer.
Melvin Glover (born May 15, 1961), better known as Melle Mel and Grandmaster Melle Mel, is an American hip-hop musician – one of the pioneers of rap as lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock band that is known for playing extremely fast grindcore and noise music mixed with experimental, electronica and pop-based song structures.
Men at Work was an Australian rock band formed in 1979 and best known for their 1981 hit "Down Under".
Menudo (Spanish Synonym for Little) was a Latino boy band that was formed in the 1970s by producer Edgardo Díaz.
Merengue is a type of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic, which has become a very popular genre throughout Latin America, and also in several major cities in the United States which have Hispanic communities.
Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.
Merle Robert Travis (November 17, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band.
Mi-Sex (also styled as MiSex) is a New Zealand new wave rock band that was originally active from 1977 to 1986.
Miami Sound Machine are an American band of Latin-influenced music featuring the vocals of Cuban-born recording artist Gloria Fajardo García (later Gloria Estefan).
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.
Midnight Star is an American group that had a string of hits in the 1980s.
Mike + the Mechanics (sometimes stylized as M1ke + The Mechan1c5) are an English pop/rock supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, the bassist and one of the founding members of the band Genesis.
Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950) is an English songwriter and musician.
A military dictatorship (also known as a military junta) is a form of government where in a military force exerts complete or substantial control over political authority.
Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois.
Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1980 in Washington, D.C. by vocalist Ian MacKaye and drummer Jeff Nelson.
Minutemen were an American punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California in 1980.
"Miss You Much" is a song recorded by American singer Janet Jackson, released as the lead single from her fourth album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen.
"Money for Nothing" is a single by British rock band Dire Straits, taken from their 1985 studio album Brothers in Arms.
A moral panic is a feeling of fear spread among a large number of people that some evil threatens the well-being of society.
Morris E. Day (born December 13, 1957) is an American musician, composer, and actor.
Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Mudhoney is an American alternative rock band.
Murmur is the debut studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on April 12, 1983 by I.R.S. Records.
Music Choice (abbreviated as MC) is an American company which produces music programming and music-related content for digital cable television, mobile phone and cable modem users.
The music of Minnesota began with the native rhythms and songs of Indigenous peoples, the first inhabitants of the lands which later became the U.S. state of Minnesota.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
Nanci Caroline Griffith (born July 6, 1953) is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, reared in Austin, Texas, who currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
A narrative hook (or just hook) is a literary technique in the opening of a story that "hooks" the reader's attention so that he or she will keep on reading.
"Need You Tonight" is the fourth song on INXS's 1987 album Kick as well as the first single from the album released worldwide.
Neil Mullane Finn (born 27 May 1958) is a New Zealand singer/songwriter and musician.
Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
Nenhum de Nós (Portuguese for None of Us) is a Brazilian pop rock band formed in 1986 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
New Edition is an American R&B group from the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1978.
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New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) is an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts.
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
"New Sensation" is a song by the Australian rock group INXS.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
The new wave of British heavy metal (commonly abbreviated as NWOBHM) was a nationwide musical movement that started in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and achieved international attention by the early 1980s.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
New York hardcore (NYHC) is hardcore punk music created in New York City, and the subculture and lifestyle associated with that music.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism.
Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN (stylized as NIИ), is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith is the first live album by the band Motörhead, released on 27 June 1981, on Bronze Records.
Noise rock (sometimes called noise punk) is a diverse style of experimental rock employing noise music elements, which spun off from punk rock in the 1980s.
"Nothing Compares 2 U" is a song written and composed by Prince for one of his side projects, The Family, for the eponymous album The Family.
Nueva canción ((standard European) or (American) 'new song') is a social movement and musical genre in Iberian America and the Iberian peninsula, characterized by folk-inspired styles and socially committed lyrics.
The Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, often referred to as the Oakland Coliseum, is a multi-purpose stadium in Oakland, California, United States, which is home to both the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).
Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist.
Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," (op Iv) was an American punk rock band from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987.
Orange Juice was a Scottish post-punk band founded in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden as the Nu-Sonics in 1976.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978.
"Original Sin" is a song by Australian rock group INXS, released as the first single from the band's fourth album, The Swing.
("Orchestra of the Light") is a Japanese salsa band that was formed in 1984 and began performing and recording in 1990.
Os Mutantes ("The Mutants") are an influential Brazilian psychedelic rock band that were linked with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s.
Os Paralamas do Sucesso (also known simply as Paralamas) is a Brazilian rock band, formed in Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, in the late 1970s.
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (also known as The Prince of Darkness) (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.
Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), better known by his pen name and, later, legal name Pablo Neruda, was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician.
Pagan Altar is a doom metal band from England.
Paisley Underground is a subgenre of jangle pop that originated from California.
"Papa Don't Preach" is a song by American singer Madonna from her third studio album True Blue (1986).
Patricia Mae Benatar (née Andrzejewski; January 10, 1953) is a U.S. singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner.
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Paul Harold Westerberg (born December 31, 1959) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter in The Replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s.
Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peapo Bryson; April 13, 1951, given name changed from "Peapo" to Peabo c. 1965) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina.
Peru (Perú; Piruw Republika; Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
Peter Jozzeppi Burns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English singer, songwriter and television personality.
Peter Case (born April 5, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
"Physical" is a song by the British-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for her twelfth studio album Physical.
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Poison is an American rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.
Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and is the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name.
"Purple Rain" is a song by Prince and The Revolution.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band.
Quiet storm is a radio format and a "super genre" of contemporary R&B, jazz fusion and pop music that is characterized by understated, mellow dynamics, slow tempos, and relaxed rhythms.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.
The Rain Parade is a band that was originally active in the Paisley Underground scene in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and that reunited and resumed touring in 2012.
Randall William Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.
Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American country music and Christian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Raul Santos Seixas (28 June 1945 – 21 August 1989) was a Brazilian rock composer, singer, songwriter and producer.
A rave (from the verb: to rave) is an organized dance party at a nightclub, outdoor festival, warehouse, or other private property typically featuring performances by DJs, playing a seamless flow of electronic dance music.
Noble Ray Price (January 12, 1926December 16, 2013) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Rádio Táxi is a Pop/Rock band from São Paulo, Brazil, who had a string of hit singles in the early/mid 80s.
Real Life are a Melbourne-based Australian new wave/synthpop band that achieved international chart success with their 1983 singles "Send Me an Angel" and "Catch Me I'm Falling".
Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine (July 7, 1917 – April 4, 1980) was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives, but set to music.
René & Angela were an American R&B duo consisting of musical artists and producers René Moore and Angela Winbush.
REO Speedwagon (originally styled as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois.
Restless Heart is an American country music band established in 1984.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
"Rhythm Nation" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson, released as the second single from her fourth studio album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
Héctor Eduardo Reglero Montaner (born September 8, 1957), better known as Ricardo Montaner, is an Venezuelan singer-songwriter.
Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality.
Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948August 6, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is an American vocalist, musician, songwriter, producer, actress and narrator.
Rickie Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954), known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer.
Ricky Van Shelton (born January 12, 1952) is an American former country music artist.
Rio de Janeiro (River of January), or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.
Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer.
Rock en español (Spanish-language rock) is a term used widely in the English-speaking world to refer any kind of rock music featuring Spanish vocals.
Rock in Rio is a recurring music festival originating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Kennedy William Gordy (born March 15, 1964), better known by his stage name Rockwell, is a former American musician and singer-songwriter who was signed to the Motown label.
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
Ron Hardy (8 May 1958 - 2 March 1992) was a Chicago DJ and producer of early house music.
Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist.
Rosario is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, in central Argentina.
"Roxanne" is a song by English rock band The Police.
Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson.
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads.
RPM ("Revoluções por Minuto", Revolutions per minute, in Brazilian Portuguese) is a Brazilian pop rock band.
Roberto Antonio Pérez Herrera (born in March 8, 1956), known professionally as Rubby Perez is a Dominican merengue singer.
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Rush was a Canadian rock band comprising Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics).
Sade are an English band, formed in London in 1982, and named after their lead singer, Sade Adu.
Helen Folasade Adu CBE (Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is a British Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Salsa music is a popular dance music that initially arose in New York City during the 1960s.
Salsa Romántica is a soft form of salsa music that emerged between the mid-1980s and early 1990s in New York City and Puerto Rico.
Salt-N-Pepa (also stylized as Salt 'N' Pepa, Salt 'N Pepa) are an American hip-hop/rap trio from New York City, New York.
Sammy Hagar (born October 13, 1947),Monterey County, Records Department at the Mingo County Courthouse, Birth certificate also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician, and entrepreneur.
Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1977, in Barnsley.
Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker.
The Second British Invasion refers to music acts from the United Kingdom that became popular in the United States from the middle of 1982 into late 1986, primarily due to the cable music channel MTV.
Sergio George (born May 23, 1961) is an American pianist, arranger, and record producer, known for working with many famous performers of salsa music, although he has worked in other genres of the music industry as well.
"She Bop" is a song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, released as the third single from her debut studio album She's So Unusual.
"She Works Hard for the Money" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her 1983 eleventh studio album of the same name.
She's So Unusual is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper, released on October 14, 1983 by Portrait Records.
Sheena Shirley Easton (née Orr; born 27 April 1959) is a Scottish-American singer, recording artist and stage and screen actress with dual British-American nationality.
Sheila Cecelia Escovedo (born December 12, 1957) better known under the stage name Sheila E., is an American percussionist, singer, author, and actress.
is a Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981.
Shred guitar or shredding is a virtuoso lead guitar solo playing style for the guitar, based on various advanced and complex playing techniques, particularly rapid passages and advanced performance effects.
Sign o' the Times (stylized as Sign "☮" the Times) is the ninth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released on March 30, 1987, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records.
Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.
Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band.
"Simply Irresistible" is the first single released by English rock singer Robert Palmer from the 1988 studio album ''Heavy Nova'' and is presented in one of the most distinctive and memorable music videos of the 1980s.
Magda Davitt (born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor, 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.
Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band, formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin.
Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California.
Richard Martin Lloyd Walters (born January 14, 1965); better known as Slick Rick, Rick The Ruler and MC Ricky D, is a British-born American rapper.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation.
Soda Stereo was an Argentine rock band created in Buenos Aires in 1982 by the power trio made up of Gustavo Cerati (lead vocals, guitars), Héctor "Zeta" Bosio (bass), and Charly Alberti (drums).
Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.
Soft rock (or lite rock) is a subgenre of pop rock that largely features acoustic guitars and slow-to-mid tempos.
Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
Southern rock is a subgenre of rock music and a genre of Americana.
Spandau Ballet are an English band formed in Islington, London in 1979.
Speed metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) roots.
Split Enz was a rock band from New Zealand that was popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
SST Records is an American independent record label formed in 1978 in Long Beach, California by musician Greg Ginn.
St Ives is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 18 kilometres north of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council.
Stacey Lynn Swain (born November 30, 1958), known by her stage name Stacey Q, is an American pop singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972.
Stephanie Dorthea Mills (born March 22, 1957) is an American Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and Broadway stage actress.
Stephen Percy Harris (born 12 March 1956) is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California.
Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer.
Steven Noel Wariner (born December 25, 1954) is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Stephanie Lynn Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter.
Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician and composer.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.
"Sugar Walls" is the second single from Sheena Easton's 1984 album A Private Heaven.
Suicidal Tendencies (also referred to as S.T. or simply Suicidal) are an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band.
Superinteressante (Portuguese for "super interesting"), or Super, is a Brazilian science and culture magazine.
Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, best known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.
Swans are an American experimental rock band formed in 1982 by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira.
The Synchronicity Tour was a 1983–1984 concert tour by The Police.
Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
William Neal Browder (born July 20, 1944, Humboldt, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter, known professionally as T. G. Sheppard.
Talk Talk were an English rock band formed in 1981, led by Mark Hollis (vocals, guitar, piano), Lee Harris (drums), and Paul Webb (bass).
Tambourine was a short-lived, 1960s revival, Dutch pop band formed in 1987.
Tammy Wynette (born Virginia Wynette Pugh; May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998), was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers.
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.
Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American singer.
Edward Theodore Riley (born October 8, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist, and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre.
Teen pop is a subgenre of pop music that is created, marketed and oriented towards preteens and teenagers.
Tejano music or Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music) is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas.
Telex was a Belgian synthpop group formed in 1978 by Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, with the intention of "making something really European, different from rock, without guitar — and the idea was electronic music".
Temple of Low Men is the second studio album by the band Crowded House, which was released in July 1988.
Sananda Francesco Maitreya (born Terence Trent Howard, March 15, 1962), better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D'Arby, is an American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles "If You Let Me Stay", "Wishing Well", "Dance Little Sister" and "Sign Your Name".
Sollie Paul "Tex" Williams (August 23, 1917October 11, 1985) was an American Western swing musician from Ramsey, Illinois.
The Bangles are an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1981.
The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.
The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy (born September 16, 1950) and Homer Howard Bellamy (born February 2, 1946), from Darby, Florida, United States.
The Chills are a New Zealand rock band formed in Dunedin in 1980.
The Church are an Australian psychedelic rock band formed in Sydney in 1980.
The Clean are an indie rock band that formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978, and have been described as the most influential band to come from the Flying Nun label, whose repertoire included many major components of the "Dunedin sound".
The Crocodiles was a New Zealand pop/new wave band formed in 1979 with lead singer Jenny Morris, who went on to commercial success as a solo artist in Australia; and later included drummer Barton Price, who subsequently joined Sardine v and then Models.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is a song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections.
The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.
The Fat Boys are an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, who emerged in the early 1980s.
The Feelies are an American rock band from Haledon, New Jersey.
The Fixx are a British rock and new wave band formed in London in 1979.
"The Glamorous Life" is a song written by Prince, recorded by singer/percussionist Sheila E. and produced by both.
"The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" is a 1985 song by American singer Cyndi Lauper.
The Hits was a music video channel broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland, owned by Box Television.
The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977.
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as the Jacksons, are an American family music group.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983.
The Jets are a Polynesian American family band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, composed of brothers and sisters who perform pop, R&B, and dance music.
The Judds were an American country music duo composed of Naomi Judd (born 1946) and her daughter Wynonna Judd (born in 1964).
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
"The Loco-Motion" is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
"The Look" is a song by the Swedish pop duo Roxette.
The Mekons are a British-American rock band.
"The Message" is a song by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
The Miracle is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 22 May 1989 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and by Capitol Records in the United States.
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet.
The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977.
The Pop Group are an English band formed in Bristol in 1977 by vocalist Mark Stewart, guitarist John Waddington, bassist Simon Underwood, guitarist/saxophonist Gareth Sager, and drummer Bruce Smith.
The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in London in February 1977.
"The Reflex" is the eleventh single by Duran Duran, released worldwide on 16 April 1984.
The Replacements were an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Runaways were an all-female teenage American rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s.
The S.O.S. Band (sometimes written SOS Band; abbreviation for Sounds Of Success) is an American R&B and electro-funk group who gained fame in the 1980s.
The Sisters of Mercy are an English gothic rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds.
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982.
were an influential Japanese punk rock band formed in June 1980, by leader and vocalist Michiro Endo.
is an influential Japanese punk rock band that was formed in Nagoya in 1977 and has been based in Tokyo since 1987.
The Statler Brothers (sometimes referred to in country music circles as simply The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group.
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group.
The Swingers were a New Zealand rock band.
The Teardrop Explodes were an English post-punk/neo-psychedelic band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
The Triffids were an Australian alternative rock and pop band, formed in Perth in Western Australia in May 1978 with David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
They Might Be Giants (often abbreviated as TMBG) is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
Thomas Morgan Robertson (born 14 October 1958), known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, singer and producer.
Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977.
Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.
Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), simply known by her mononym Tiffany, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and former teen icon.
Brian Timothy "Tim" Finn (born 25 June 1952) is a New Zealand singer and musician.
Timbiriche (also known for a brief time as La Banda Timbiriche) was a Mexican pop music group.
"Time (Clock of the Heart)" is a song by the British new wave band Culture Club, released as a stand-alone single in most of the world and as the second single from their debut album Kissing to Be Clever in North America.
"Time After Time" is the second single by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper from her debut studio album, She's So Unusual (1983), with Rob Hyman (co-writer and founding member of the rock band The Hooters) contributing backing vocals.
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and author.
Titãs are a rock band from São Paulo, Brazil.
Humberto "Tito" Nieves (born June 4, 1958; also known "El Pavarotti de la Salsa") is a Puerto Rican musician who became one of the leading salsa singers of the 1980s and the early 1990s.
Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer.
Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer.
Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler.
Touch and Go Records is an American independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois.
"Touch of Grey" is a 1987 single by the Grateful Dead, and is from the album In the Dark.
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".
James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor.
Trio is a collaboration album by three American performers, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.
True Blue is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on June 30, 1986, by Sire Records.
True Colors is the second album by American pop singer Cyndi Lauper, released on September 15, 1986.
"True Colors" is a song written by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly.
True Colours, the fifth album released by New Zealand band Split Enz, was their first major commercial success.
Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats, typically by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer.
Twin/Tone Records was a independent record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which operated from 1977 until 1994.
Twisted Sister was an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based on Long Island, New York.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England.
Ultraje a Rigor is a Brazilian rock band, which formed in 1980 and experienced great success along with other famous Brazilian rock bands from that time, like Titãs, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, Legião Urbana, and many others, mostly during the 1980s.
Ultravox (earlier stylized as Ultravox!) were a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973 as Tiger Lily.
"Unconditional Love" is the second single from the Donna Summer album, She Works Hard for the Money, released in the autumn of 1983.
Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The UNESCO Courier is the main magazine published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
"Upside Down" is a song written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.
Urban contemporary is a music radio format.
Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan "Bud" Davis (John Travolta) and Sissy (Debra Winger).
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
Vanity 6 was an American female vocal trio assembled by American musician Prince in mid–1981.
Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Violent Femmes is an American folk punk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, initially active from 1980 to 2009.
Visage were a British synthpop band, formed in London in 1978.
is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics, similar to Western glam rock.
Vocal percussion is the art of creating sounds with one's mouth that approximate, imitate, or otherwise serve the same purpose as a percussion instrument, whether in a group of singers, an instrumental ensemble, or solo.
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" is a song by the British duo Wham!, first released as a single in the UK on 14 May 1984.
Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.
Watermark is the second studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Enya, released on 19 September 1988 by Warner Music.
Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002–2003.
Wendy & Lisa (briefly known as Girl Bros.) are a music duo consisting of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman.
Wham! were an English musical duo formed by members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1981.
Whitesnake are an English hard rock band formed in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
Whitesnake is the self-titled seventh studio album by British rock band of the same name, released in 1987.
Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford (born October 21, 1928), nicknamed "The Chairman of the Board" is an American former professional baseball pitcher who spent his entire 16-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees.
Whitney is the second studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records as the follow-up to her best selling debut album, Whitney Houston.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
Whitney Houston is the debut studio album by American contemporary R&B and pop singer Whitney Houston.
Whodini is a hip hop group that was formed in 1981.
Wilfrido Radamés Vargas Martínez (born April 24, 1949 in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is a bandleader, trumpeter, vocalist, arranger, composer and producer who was instrumental in making the merengue style a worldwide phenomenon.
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist.
Witchfinder General was a heavy metal band from Stourbridge, England.
World music (also called global music or international music) is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the globe, which includes many genres including some forms of Western music represented by folk music, as well as selected forms of ethnic music, indigenous music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as ethnic music and Western popular music, intermingle.
WVAZ (102.7 MHz, "V103") is an urban adult contemporary radio station serving the Chicago region.
Winford Lindsey Stewart (June 7, 1934 – July 17, 1985), better known as Wynn Stewart, was an American country music performer.
is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
Yazoo (known as Yaz in North America for legal reasons involving Yazoo Records) were a British synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex, England, consisting of former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke (keyboards) and Alison Moyet (vocals).
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck; 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist and bandleader.
"You Better You Bet" is a song by the British rock band The Who, appearing as the first track on their 1981 album Face Dances.
"You Win Again" is a 1987 song written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and performed by the Bee Gees.
Zeni Geva is a Japanese noise rock band featuring singer and guitarist KK. Null and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida.
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas.
This article includes an overview of the events and trends in popular music in the 1960s.
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1970s.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1980.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1981.
This is a list of notable events in music from 1982, a year in which Madonna made her debut and Michael Jackson released Thriller, which still holds the title for the world's best selling album.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1983.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1984.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1985.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1986.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1987.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1988.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989.
Popular music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance-pop trends which had emerged in the 1970s and 1980s.
1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince.
This article includes a brief summary of a few notable trends in radio-based, popular music between the years 2000 and 2009.
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television.
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