80s Music

Mötley Crüe adds more US dates to their Final Tour

Mötley Crüe has added more dates to their Final Tour in 2015.   The group has previously announced that they will retire as a band at the conclusion of this tour.  Their final show will be in their home city of Los Angeles on New Years Eve at the Staple Center.  Below are the other announced dates: THE FINAL TOUR 2015 Japan 2/11/15 – Kobe, JP – Kobe World 2/12/15 – Nagoya, JP – Nagoya Gaishi Hall

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 her expressive, denim-and-suede vocals in a nostalgic throwback to L.A.’s soft rock scene of the 1970s and early ’80s, seen from a point of grown-up serenity and knowing humor. Each

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 1986 MTV music awards, including “Viewers Choice”.  The video was also a major impetus in propelling the song to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Get More: a-ha,  

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 forces to new and invigorating levels that year. Or maybe MTV, which celebrated its third birthday in summer ‘84, had a little something to do with it — or at

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, our lists are based on the US Billboard Charts and not based on our personal preferences.  Also, since this is based on US charts, it might not translate well to

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 great album and including some extras to boot.   From their announcement: Responding to the feedback from loyal fans around the world, Legacy Recordings presents DIRTY DANCING: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY

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 the US Billboard Charts and is based on actual performance of the songs on the weekly Adult Contemporary chart. Feel free to embed this list on your site. Just click

‘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 won’t want to miss the chance to see the great Deborah Harry and the eccentric Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh in the same show! September 7 Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste.