Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Dave's Music Database book: Music of the 1980s

Dave’s Music Database book:

Music of the 1980s

AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Phil Collins, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Guns N’ Roses, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, George Michael, the Police, Prince, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Run-D.M.C., Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, U2, Van Halen.

All of them and more are in this handy guide to the decade which:

  • Explores pop, rap, new wave, country, R&B, and more.
  • Highlights songs, albums, and videos which won awards each year from 1980 to 1989.
  • Lists the decade’s biggest songs, albums, acts, and videos overall and in different genres.
  • Spotlights 40+ songs and 20+ albums.

This book was inspired by a countdown of the top 909 songs of the 1980s done by Kansas City radio station 90.9 The Bridge. That list and this book also became catalysts for the Dave’s Music Database podcast episode “Music of the 1980s.” That episode keys in on songs spotlighted in the book which also appear on the Bridge countdown and the Dave’s Music Database list of The Top 100 Songs of the 1980s.

Songs Featured in the Book:

Albums Featured in the Book:

Spotify Podcast:

Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast episode Music of the 1980s (debut: 12/14/2021)

Resources/Related Links:

First posted 12/14/2021; last updated 2/28/2024.

1 comment:

  1. The decade where both my parents were teenagers, and the decade they play the most music from (well, before grunge anyway)