The “Fire” Still Burns: A “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 30th-Anniversary Quiz
Oct07

The “Fire” Still Burns: A “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 30th-Anniversary Quiz

By Mark Dursin Thirty years ago, in late September 1989, Billy Joel released “We Didn’t Start the Fire”— to the delight of high school social studies teachers and the disgust (eventually) of Billy Joel himself. The song— Billy Joel’s rapid-fire recollection of world events from 1949 (the year he was born) to 1989– set the Billboard charts ablaze, finally reaching the No 1 spot in December; in fact, it ended up being Joel’s final No. 1...

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Janet Jackson Makes Her Way To Vegas
Aug10

Janet Jackson Makes Her Way To Vegas

Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday, May 17 at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global icon. The centerpiece of the show, will be Janet herself,  electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers,...

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Soundgarden Celebrates 35 Years
Aug10

Soundgarden Celebrates 35 Years

Recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock music the world over, Grammy-winning Soundgarden will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2019 in grand style. A&M/UMe kicks off a year-long commemoration of the storied career of the Seattle hometown icons with the unveiling of an Album of the Month series done in conjunction with The Sound of Vinyl. Each month The Sound of Vinyl will release a different Soundgarden...

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All ATX Covers Pay Homage To The 80s
Nov29

All ATX Covers Pay Homage To The 80s

The All ATX folks have put together a new compilation featuring a number of 80s covers titled, I Want My All ATX: Austin Artists Revisit the 80s. The album features a number of covers that really pays homage to the 80s and some of its biggest hits. All ATX Covers Pay Homage To The 80s “Beginning with its eponymous first volume in 2013, the All ATX endeavor today maintains the local measure for showcasing Austin artists old and...

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‘GLOW’ Season 2 Soundtrack Features 80s Hits Galore
Jul03

‘GLOW’ Season 2 Soundtrack Features 80s Hits Galore

When Netflix announced the revival of GLOW, a series set in the 80s and based on glamorous women’s wrestling, fans were more than happy. Now, with season two, fans are bound to appreciate the series for its awesome soundtrack that features 80s hits galore. ‘GLOW’ Season 2 Soundtrack Features 80s Hits Galore In a new piece from IndieWire, the publication discusses the soundtrack for season two of GLOW and even...

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This Week in 1981: ‘Angel of the Morning’ By Juice Newton
Apr17

This Week in 1981: ‘Angel of the Morning’ By Juice Newton

This week in 1981, the Billboard Chart was dominated by “Angel of the Morning” by Juice Newton. The song is an 80s classic that can still be heard in plenty of films today. So, we decided to give it a special place on LT80s this week. The track spent 3 big weeks on the Billboard chart and is still one of Newton’s most popular tracks. So popular in fact, that filmmakers always find a way to sprinkle it into films to...

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The Top 40 of 1988- This List Turns 30 This Year
Mar12

The Top 40 of 1988- This List Turns 30 This Year

Who doesn’t love 80s music? It was the late 80s when this list came out for the Top 40 Chart list in 1988. These songs are awesome and will forever be thought of as favorites. Top 40 Chart List (1988) 1. Faith – George Michael 2. Need You Tonight – INXS 3. Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison 4. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley 5. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses 6. So Emotional...

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Essential 80s Listening: The Top 5 New Wave Albums of the Decade

Ah, the 80’s… The era of big hair, primitive video games, and New Wave music. As lovers of anything 80’s, we’re very proud of the fact that the decade yielded such an influential genre of music. So as a tribute to New Wave artists (and the scores of current Indie artists who were inspired by them), let’s explore the top 5 New Wave Albums of the decade. 5. Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses Depeche...

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Just Can’t Get Enough: 5 Best 80s Karaoke Songs That Will Wow Your Audience

Are you a professional singer in the shower or your car? Okay, maybe you’re not a professional. But you likely love to sing and want to find every opportunity to sing in front of an audience. This is where karaoke comes in. The karaoke market is worth over $780 million. And that’s because everyone is a sucker for karaoke. Whether you can belt out Whitney Houston notes or just like to put a funny spin on a classic song, karaoke is fun...

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Do Pop Songs of Today Sound Better with an 80s Twist ?
Feb20

Do Pop Songs of Today Sound Better with an 80s Twist ?

Putting and 80s twist on popular tracks from the modern times is becoming pretty popular on YouTube. It is leading plenty of people to question whether they just sound better that way. A recent article explored the satisfaction that one gets when they are listening to a 80s remix of a present day song. Let’s see if you agree. Do Pop Songs of Today Sound Better with an 80s Twist ? “When used cleverly, nostalgia can result...

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Do You Agree With This Top 5 80s Power Ballads List?
Oct05

Do You Agree With This Top 5 80s Power Ballads List?

When it comes to power ballads, the decade filled with them happens to be the 1980s. 80s power ballads were almost a staple on the radio and for the most part held enough steam as some of the biggest pop songs to date. The Fayetteville Observer created a list of their Top 5 80s Rock Power Ballads and it has some pretty heavy tracks. Do You Agree With This Top 5 80s Power Ballads List? “The 1980s brought us a lot: Reaganomics,...

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Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 30 years Ago
Aug31

Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 30 years Ago

On July 24, 1987 the film La Bamba was released and with it came the film’s titled song, performed by Los Lobos. It didn’t take the song long to become a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 just a little over a month later. That’s right, 30 years ago, “La Bamba” was at the top of the Hot 100. Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 30 years Ago The film La Bamba was based on the...

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‘Grey’ Matter: 30 Facts about Grateful Dead’s ‘Touch of Grey’
Aug28

‘Grey’ Matter: 30 Facts about Grateful Dead’s ‘Touch of Grey’

Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1987, the Grateful Dead released “Touch of Grey,” from the album In the Dark. Peaking at #9, the song was– and remains to this day– the only Grateful Dead song to reach the Billboard Top Ten. Or even the Top 40. Or even the Top 50. (“Truckin’”— the Dead’s highest charting song prior to “Touch of Grey”— peaked at #64.) “Touch of Grey” introduced the band to a whole new...

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Like Totally 80s: The Decade of Hip-Hop
Jul20

Like Totally 80s: The Decade of Hip-Hop

It was known as the golden age of hip-hop. Yup, you guessed it, the 1980s. It’s proof you need? Here’s something to think on. Timeline of Hip-Hop Into the 1980s The 1980s are known as the first real decade for Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop started in the 1970s in New York City but it took a while to gain popularity. The first Hip-Hop song was recorded and released in 1979. From there, singles became more and more popular. Singles were...

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Remember 80s Star Hazel O’Connor?
Jul13

Remember 80s Star Hazel O’Connor?

There’s no doubt that the UK had a huge influence on the tunes from the 80s. Hazel O’Connor was one of those electrifying 80s artists from the UK and now she is back that is, if you can make it to Sheffield, England. “Hazel O’Connor has announced the show, performing songs from Breaking Glass, Sons & Lovers and Cover Plus, at Sheffield University’s The Foundry on Sunday, November 19,” according to TheStar....

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