Friday, March 10, 2017

Your Turn

Favorite 80's singer/group?


C-Dog said...

Tears for Fears

RoxyRue11 said...

Bon Jovi!!!!

MontanaMarriott said...

In no particular order
Boy George
Pete Burns
George Michael

sandybrook said...

I guess U2 for the group.
I liked Debbie Gibson and Paula Adbul for female singers because they were cuties.
Prince for male singer although technically he performed in a group.

JustReading said...

It seems trite in retrospect to some, but in the context of the 1980s, Madonna was a pop culture icon. Everyone emulated her clothes, hair, makeup. As was Michael Jackson.
Phil Collins
Duran Duran
Guns N Roses
Bon Jovi
The 80s were so. much. fun.

sandybrook said...

I guess Michael Jackson too, even if he was famous way before the 80s, he hit his peak that decade

Sarah said...

Paula Abdul
The Cure

Marianne said...

Def Leppard
Guns and Roses
Bon Jovi
I'm more of a 60's and 70's rock and roll type of gal..

Alistdiva said...

I know Prince fans will disagree, but Michael Jackson was the king of the 80's! Thriller was the biggest album of the 80's, and is still the #1 selling album of all time! I love the Bangles, U2 and Journey for bands! Whitney, Sade and Madonna were the best female acts.

david said...

After reviewing the above posts, i liked a lot of 80's bands/music.

So ditto to all the above.

AMartel said...

(Michael Jackson's fame pre-dated the 80s.)
Too many groups to choose just one. Depends on mood.

Gerard said...

The Cure

Talking Heads

Hothotheat said...

Early 80's: the Cars, Journey
Mid 80's: Culture Club, Wham/Georeg Michael, INXS
Late 80's: BonJovi
All time favorite throughout the 80's: Def Leppard

just sayin' said...

depeche mode, new order, tears for fears, duran duran, soft cell, devo, u2, the human league, madonna, suzanne vega, prince, steve winwood, tom petty, kitaro, raffi (ok, that was my kids)

BadgeBunny said...

Depeche Mode
Oingo Boingo
The Cure
Talking Heads

BadgeBunny said...

How can I forget-
The B-52's
The Pretenders

MysticChic said...

Depeche Mode
Duran Duran
Thompson Twins
Howard Jones

Dana said...


James said...

Too many to mention but here's the short list

1. Big Country

2. Def Leppard

3. New Order

4. The Smiths

Lillian said...

There's so many but New Order and The Cure for sure

RenShaw said...

KC and the Sunshine Band. Yeah. Best music for crazy weddings.

Maidstone said...

THE POLICE! and Bruce Springsteen

just sayin' said...

there are an awful lot of olds on this website! (like me)

Mooshki said...

Duranie for life.

8====D KermitGosnellKnobjob said...

In the time, when I was too young: Falco as singer and the bangles as a group (I would say mecano, but I do not think anyone outside spain knows them except for the reason that one dude in the group was the guy who, boning penélope cruz since she was 16, brought that scourge to light), mainly because bangles are the only international group I remember having heard at the time.

In the 90s I was a bit older (obviously) and started appreciating Michael Jackson (I saw the videoclip thriller when first aired, but due to my very young age I did not even remember the name of the guy until years later) as a singer, and Metallica and queen as groups.

Emmaf said...

Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Rick Astley, Belinda Carlisle, Howard Jones, Prince, Then Jericho, U2, Simple Minds...

The 80's, my teenage years!

Jennifer said...

The Go-Gos. And Echo and the Bunnymen.

Bon Jovi sucked. That is all.

The Troublemaker said...

Prince and George Michael

JustReading said...

I heard Boogie Shoes on the way into work this morning.
I'd never have guessed it was recorded in 1975 and I was alive then - and voting.

Cookies said...

As a young teen in the 80's it was a-ha in a big way. Morten Harket's voice ?? (the rest of him was pretty amazing too).

Other posters on my wall were Pseudo Echo, Nik Kershaw, Mental as Anything, Bros.

We had singalongs in the car with my dad to KC & the Sunshine Band and Little River Band.

information desk said...

New kids on the block
Bon jovi
Guns and roses
Def lepperd

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Wham! and George Michael.

NoseyNeighbor said...

Culture Club
New Edition
Duran Duran
Rick Astley

Shannon said...

Loved so so much of the 80s music. But hands down faves: Wham!/George Michael

Missy said...

Prince/Van Halen.

Shortie said...

The Police
Chaka Khan (80's?)
Michael Jackson
Prince, kinda
Weather Report
Jaco Pastorius

yayme said...

Ohhh the 80' were the best. I'm Canadian and we had some pretty awesome bands back then who didn't make much of a splash anywhere else.

April Wine
Kim Mitchell
Platinum Blonde
Glass Tiger
David Wilcox

Just to name a few. Man, those were great times.

parkdove said...

Stevie Ray Vaughn and Bonnie Raitt.

Erin said...

Love all of your choices! B-52s are STILL terrific as a live act. So much fun.

Tricked Comments said...

Billy Bragg, Sparks, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Billy Joel, or George Thorogood.

jklund said...


parissucksliterally said...

Pat Benatar!!
Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie
Elvis Costello
George Michael
The Police
Whitney Houston
Janet Jackson
Living Colour (very late 80's)

dsirk said...


Sd auntie said...

I Loved Living Colour too!! Prince, The Smiths, Echo , The Cars , Morris Day and the Time, Rick James and Cheap Trick. Weird but fun times that i barely remember. Glad i survived.

rtsew said...

I like a lot of the artists that have already been mentioned. I'd like to add Falco, Bonnie Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Human League, Robbie Nevil, Tina Turner, Huey Lewis and the News, Souxie and the Banshees, B52's, Devo, Duran Duran, a-ha, and all of the one-hit wonders of the 80s.

rtsew said...

And Madness.

TheCousinEddy said...

My teen to adult years played out in the 80s so pretty much all of the artists listed above (minus a few) were on heavy rotation on cassette, cd, or radio for me. My first actual concert (outside of Kenny Rogers at the Houston Rodeo) was by a group called The Smithereens. After I got my first job at 16 and started driving, going to concerts became a right of passage. Some I remember off the top of my head: REM, The Cult, Poison, Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, Def Leppard, and Rush. I was lucky to grow up in a city (Houston) which was a stop for most major tours. Our major concert venue/arena (and home to the Houston Rockets) was once called The Summit and then Compaq Center and is now home to Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.

The 80s is also when this white kid from the suburbs became a fan of rap and hip-hop. So I'd be remiss if I didn't also include the Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., N.W.A., Eazy-E, Too Short, 2 Live Crew, L.L. Cool J, Sir Mix-A-Lot, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Salt-N-Peppa, and many others among some of my favorites, too. Admittedly, it was harder to get parental approval of certain rap/hip-hop albums and concert attendance because of the language, but friends would often "make a tape" of what they had and share with other friends. Boy how times have changed over the past 30 years...

Ldybozz said...

Duran Duran.


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