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Music of the 80s Intro. I Love the 80s. Summary Introduction. Music in the 1980s continued the diversity that began in the late 60s-70s. Musical genres such as New Wave, Heavy Metal and Hip-Hop became commercially successful. Unique Characteristic.

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summary introduction
Summary Introduction
  • Music in the 1980s continued the diversity that began in the late 60s-70s.
  • Musical genres such as New Wave, Heavy Metal and Hip-Hop became commercially successful.
unique characteristic
Unique Characteristic
  • Much of the music of the 80s was characterized by unheard of electronic sounds accomplished through the use of synthesizers and keyboards, along with drum machines.
  • In the United States, MTV was launched and music videos began to have a huge effect on the record industry. U.S. Pop artists such as Duran Duran, Madonna and Michael Jackson mastered the format and turned it into big business.
mtv 2
  • MTV appears on August 1, 1981 at 12:01 a.m. and begins to influence and change the recording industry.
  • Criticism of MTV
    • Quality of music suffered
    • Racist/sexist
new wave and synthpop
New Wave and Synthpop
  • New Wave and Synthpop were developed by many British and American artists, and became popular phenomena throughout the decade, especially in the early and mid eighties.
big hair
Big Hair
  • Hard rock, heavy metal, Big Hair Bands and Glam metal, experienced extreme popularity in 1980s, becoming one of the most dominating music genres of the 1980s.
hip hop
Hip Hop
  • The Hip hop scene continued to evolve, gaining recognition and exhibiting a stronger influence on the music industry.
  • Hip hop music is a music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with backing beats.
hip hop cont
Hip Hop Cont.
  • Hip hop music is part of hip hop culture, which began in the Bronx, in New York City in the 1970s, predominantly among African Americans. The term rap music is often used synonymously with hip hop music.
more punk
More Punk
  • Punk rock continued to make strives in the musical community, it gave birth to many sub-genres like hardcore and emo.
working class rockers
Working Class Rockers
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Boss
  • Tom Petty
  • John Mellancamp
  • J. Giles Band
  • Bob Seger
new wave in a new phase
New Wave in a new phase
  • The Police
  • Elvis Costello
  • Talking Heads
  • The Human League
  • Men at Work
heavy thrash power metal
Heavy, Thrash, Power Metal
  • OzzyOsbourne
  • Iron Maiden
  • Metallica
  • Megadeth
glam metal hair bands
Glam-Metal Hair Bands
  • Van Halen
  • DefLeppard
  • Bon Jovi
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Motley Crue
teen idols
Teen Idols
  • Rick Springfield
  • George Michael and Wham
  • Duran Duran
women rockers in the 80s
Women Rockers in the 80s
  • Joan Jett
  • Pat Benatar
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Annie Lennox
  • The Go-Go’s
  • Heart
rap artists
Rap Artists
  • Rap
    • Run-D.M.C.
    • Grandmaster Flash
    • The Beastie Boys
    • Public Enemy
women rappers
Women Rappers
  • Salt-N-Pepa
  • Queen Latifah
r b soul in the 80s
R&B / Soul in the 80s
  • R&B/Soul in the 80s
    • Chaka Kahn
    • Earth, Wind and Fire
    • The Gap Band
    • Luther Vandross
    • Patti LaBelle
    • Whitney Houston