These songs are ranked based upon their initial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence and impact on the evolution of Rock and Roll and its sub-genres. Edited By: Jeff B. Last Updated: Don't You Want Me?
Top ’80s songs, ranked
Best Rock Songs of the ‘80s #11-20
I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry. Rock music gained new momentum, spreading its roots globally. Glam metal, a heavy metal subgenre, reached dizzying heights. Fiery high-pitched vocals became the focal point of hair bands and glam metal bands during this decade of "lipstick and leather. While mainstream rock bands did bag major record deals with recording companies, a number of indie rock bands also found cult followings. The AOR scene became magnanimous. Album-oriented rock, also referred to as arena rock and anthem rock, witnessed a rise in popularity with fans who were looking for softer, but more dramatic rock music. Rock songs became popular with youth around the globe. In the U.
The 80s was the decade in which modern metal was born. Sure, the titans of the 70s drew up the rules of engagement, but virtually every scene that exists today can trace its origins back to those 10 seismic years. The world beyond the gates of the metal scene was convulsing. The Cold War loomed large, pitting east against west and instilling paranoia, fear and delirium in the population until the Berlin Wall fell at the end of the decade. Yuppies with brick-sized mobile phones gave themselves a licence to print money. Technological leaps shrank vast computers and put them in the homes of people who could afford them. The advent of the CD changed the way we listened to music. Metal reacted by getting bigger, brasher, faster, harder, more colourful or just crazier. Genres were forged in the white heat of the tape-trading underground: black metal , death metal , industrial , grindcore. It felt like anything was possible.