Category Archives: 80s Music

80s Hit 99 Red Balloons played with.. Red Balloons!

Normally we don’t like remakes of the great songs from the 80s, but you have to love this take on Nena’s “99 Red Balloons”.  The video maker takes the song literally and uses red balloons to put out a great … Continue reading

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Jackson Browne and Richard Marx are joining Rita Wilson for a night of entertainment in LA

  Rita Wilson and Friends, featuring Jackson Browne, Richard Marx, Kara DioGuardi, Mickey Dolenz and The Tenors November 5 at 8:00PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Along with her famous friends, including 80s Artists Richard Marx and Jackson Brown,  Rita Wilson reveals … Continue reading

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The Pop-Up Video Version of a-ha’s Classic 80s Song Take on Me

The video for Take on Me by a-ha was one of the most innovative videos of the 1980s.  The video was filmed using a technology called Rotoscoping and combined live action with pencil sketch animation.  It won 6 awards at the … Continue reading

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The 50 Best Songs of 1984

George Orwell’s predictions included nothing to indicate that 1984 would be one of the hands-down finest years for pop music. Maybe it was, in fact, the terrifying concepts of his dystopian novel floating in our collective consciousness that pushed creative … Continue reading

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Top Ten 80s Hits with an Animal in the Song Name

We love top ten lists here at The Great 80s, and it is time for a new one!  Today we will be counting down the top ten 80s songs that have an animal in the name of the song.  As always, … Continue reading

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Duran Duran – The Clothes, The Hair, and The Drugs.

The Daily Beast has a nice article on John Taylor’s new autobiography.  Information comes out from the Duran Duran bassist’s on the hair, the clothes, the drugs, and the group’s time as the house band for the Birmingham nightclub called the … Continue reading

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Legacy Recordings releases a 25th Anniversary edition of the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

The movie “Dirty Dancing” had some great music on it’s soundtrack.  It ranks up there with movies like Top Gun, Footloose, and The Breakfast Club for the top movie soundtracks of the 80s.  Sony’s Legacy Recordings is now re-releasing this … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s

We were in a bit of a mellow mood today, so we decided to take a look at the soft side of the 80s.  Below are the top ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s.  This list is based on … Continue reading

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‘Whip It To Shreds’ Tour – Starring Blondie and Devo

Two seriously iconic 80s bands – Blondie and Devo – have announced they will be co-headlining a 13-date tour this September. They’ll play in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco. If you’re an 80s-music lover you … Continue reading

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Remembering Donna Summer in the 1980s

With the news of the tragic passing of Donna Summer, we thought we would take a look back at the great music she put out in the 80s.  The Disco Queen was one of the few performers who made the successful … Continue reading

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