2017-03-12T11:01:12ZThe early '80s may have been best known for new wave, but fiercely independent punk rock and hardcore bands like these continued to make vitally significant music throughout the decade.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZFemale pop stars of the era generally got most of the press and media attention, but here's a list of the most influential women of '80s rock.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZMichael Jackson is probably best examined as a singles artist, so here's a chronological look at the very best Michael Jackson songs of the '80s.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZOne of pop music's best opportunities to explore its theatrical side reveals itself quite often in duets featuring aptly paired male and female performers. Here's a look, in no particular order, at some of the finest such duets of the '80s.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZMusical artists from Australia and New Zealand spun an intriguing web of offerings during the '80s, contributing a wide array of styles and demonstrating unique tinges of eclecticism, all of which rounded out the decade and filled it with richness and character.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZTo be among the greatest singles of the '80s, a song must become impossible to ignore in the context of the era's music. These songs fit that bill.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZWhen people consider the variety of music genres that peaked during the '80s, new wave often comes up as one of the first topics of discussion. Once a term used somewhat interchangeably with punk rock, new wave eventually expanded to include almost any quirky yet still mainstream pop/rock form of the first half of the decade.
2017-03-12T11:01:12ZAmong the instruments linked inextricably to '80s music, the saxophone stands out on any short list, though sometimes in dubious ways. Even so, its significance throughout the breadth of pop music history is undeniable and impressive. Here's a closer look at this unique instrument.