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80s Musical Styles. View, listen and describe. Pop Music and Artists. A combination of eclectic styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country. Pop Music Description.

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80s musical styles

80s Musical Styles

View, listen and describe


Pop music and artists

Pop Music and Artists

  • A combination of eclectic styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country.


Pop music description

Pop Music Description

  • Short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.


Pop music artists of the 80s

Pop music artists of the 80s.

  • Michael Jackson and Madonna are arguably the 2 largest/famous pop musicians/artists of the 80s.

  • Michael Jackson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ODuLpfb-CA

  • Madonna – Listen to “Material Girl”

  • Cyndi Lauper - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A&feature=artistob&playnext=1&list=TLT4CVXxaLNpY


Other pop artists from the 80s

Other pop artists from the 80s

  • Prominent American Urban pop acts of the 1980s include:

  • Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Deniece Williams.


Synth pop artists

Synth pop artists

  • Bands and artists include New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, New Edition, Stacey Q, The Bangles.

  • New Kids On the Block - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay6GjmiJTPM


Arena rock continued from the 70s

Arena Rock – continued from the 70s

Arena rock - rock music that utilized large arena venues, particularly sports venues, for concerts or series of concerts linked in tours.

  • Musically, arena rock bands often came from the hard rock, heavy metal and progressive rock genres

  • Highly-produced music that included both hard rock numbers and power ballads, both often employing anthemic choruses


Arena rock examples

Arena Rock Examples

  • Journey

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjzHMhBtf0


Hard rock

Hard Rock

  • The 80s saw the resurgence of hard rock music and the emergence of its pop metal subgenre.

  • Bands such as Queen, DefLeppard, MötleyCrüe, Bon Jovi, Quiet Riot, Europe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and Cinderella were among the most popular acts of the decade.


Hard rock examples

Hard Rock Examples

  • Bon Jovi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk

  • Van Halen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlq0lYB3iSM&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Cw37KuupIPITEwegulJWbK


College rock alternative

College Rock/Alternative

  • combined the experimentation of post-punk and New Wave with a more melodic pop style and an underground sensibility

  • R.E.M.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2UhvN0k74w


Hair metal

Hair Metal

  • flamboyant look of glam rock and playing a power-chord-based heavy metal musical style


Hair metal examples

Hair Metal examples

  • Listen to

  • Guns and Roses

  • Motley Crew


New wave

New Wave

  • incorporated aspects of electronic and experimental music, mod subculture, disco and 1960s pop music

  • B-52s – Rock Lobster - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofkzvM7Skxg


80s musical styles

Rap

  • Spoken or chanted lyrics to a beat

  • 3 main parts

    • Content

    • Flow (rhythm and rhyme)

    • Delivery

      Listen to the following:

      “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash


Rap from the 80s examples

Rap from the 80s examples

  • Run D.M.C -

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXzWlPL_TKw

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk


Contemporary r b

Contemporary R&B

  • combines elements of hip hop, soul, R&B and funk

  • Whitney Houston

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA

  • Michael Jackson

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXhy7ZsiR50


80s musical styles summary and review

80s Musical Styles Summary and Review

  • This decade saw the emergence of pop and dance music

  • Rock music was also very popular throughout the decade, especially New Wave, soft rock, and glam metal


80s musical styles summary and review1

80s Musical Styles Summary and Review

  • 1980s are commonly associated with the usage of synthesizers, thus, synthpop music and other electronic genres became popular

  • Electronic genres started during the 1980s, such as electro, techno, house, freestyle and Eurodance


80s musical styles summary and review2

80s Musical Styles Summary and Review

  • R&B, hip hop and urban music in general were also popular; rap music was more successful in the latter part of the decade


80s musical styles summary and review3

80s Musical Styles Summary and Review

  • August 1st, 1981

  • MTV Began

  • The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 1. Michael Jackson  2. Prince  3. Madonna  4. U2  5. Bruce Springsteen  6. Run-D.M.C.  7. Van Halen  8. Public Enemy  9. Billy Joel10. The Police11. Phil Collins12. Guns N' Roses


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know1

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 13. Def Leppard14. Janet Jackson15. George Michael/Wham16. Whitney Houston17. Metallica18. N.W.A19. Dire Straits20. AC/DC21. Rush22. Iron Maiden


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know2

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 23. Judas Priest24. Lionel Richie25. Bon Jovi26. Talking Heads27. Genesis28. R.E.M.29. Duran Duran30. Motley Crue31. The Cure


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know3

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 32. Journey33. John Mellencamp34. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five35. REO Speedwagon36. Kool and the Gang37. L.L. Cool J38. Tina Turner39. Queen40. Beastie Boys41. Ozzy Osbourne42. The Smiths43. Huey Lewis and the News44. Bryan Adams45. Hall & Oates46. Pat Benatar47. Eric B. & Rakim


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know4

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 48. Billy Idol49. Peter Gabriel50. INXS51. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers52. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble53. Eurythmics54. The Cars55. Aerosmith56. ZZ Top57. The Rolling Stones58. Heart59. David Bowie60. Elton John61. Rod Stewart62. Foreigner63. Stevie Wonder


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know5

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 64. Toto65. Bob Seger66. The Pointer Sisters67. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince68. Salt-N-Pepa69. Fleetwood Mac70. The Go-Go's71. Paul McCartney72. Pet Shop Boys73. Don Henley74. Paul Simon75. Tracy Chapman76. Cyndi Lauper77. Depeche Mode78. Sonic Youth


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know6

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 79. Pete Townshend80. Culture Club81. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine82. De La Soul83. Luther Vandross84. Chicago85. The Bangles86. Thompson Twins87. Yes88. Men at Work89. Pixies90. Pink Floyd


How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with list the ones you know7

How many of these 80s artists are you familiar with? List the ones you know.

  • 91. Robert Palmer92. Kenny Loggins93. Whitesnake94. Sade95. Steve Winwood96. Billy Ocean97. Tears for Fears98. Bobby Brown99. Scorpions100. The B-52s : )


Compare and contrast

Compare and Contrast

  • Listen to the following 6 songs from the 80s and compare and contrast the elements of music that you hear within each piece:

  • Group 1 – Song “a” and song “b”

  • Group 2 – Song “a” and song “b”

  • Group 3 – Song “a” and song “b”


Documents for the 80s

Documents for the 80s

  • Doc. #1 – Listening introduction

  • Doc. #2 – Compare/Contrast Listening

  • Doc. #3 – Documentary Part I/Research Questions

  • Doc. #4 – Documentary Part II

  • Doc. #5 – Summary assessment on the 80s


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