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1980s Music Videos by Year – Long Live MTV

1980s Music Videos by Year – Long Live MTV

The 1980s was a great era for one-hit wonders. And though we cherish and honor these slices of pure goodness (and badness), sometimes it’s nearly as much fun to soak in the overall 1980s vibe with bands that are the furthest thing from one-hit wonders. So today, ease your way back with us to the entire decade that featured big drums, big hair, big colors and big songs. It all makes you wonder where music would … Read entire article »

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80s Movies Songs – 80s Greatest Hits

80s Movies Songs – 80s Greatest Hits

The 1980s were a great breeding ground for one-hit wonders (and also bands who became two- and three-hit wonders). Today we’re looking back with some classic tunes from the decade that keeps giving and giving and giving and never seems to grow old. “I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins (a multi-hit wonder) “Soul Man” by The Blues Brothers (a two-hit wonder with “Soul Man” and “Rubber Biscuit”) “Arthur’s Theme” by Christopher Cross (a multi-hit wonder) “For … Read entire article »

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Guitar Heroes – Guitar Solos from the 1980s

Guitar Heroes – Guitar Solos from the 1980s

No one-hit wonders here. But how about a diversion into 1980s guitar hero silliness (or awesomeness). Hair bands ruled the 1980s and their big, loud, proud guitar solos got big love and cheers from adoring air guitarists. Admit it: you spent some time in front of a mirror rocking out to your favorite solo. You had visions of taking the stage while an adoring audience watched your fingers tear up and down the fretboard. It’s hard … Read entire article »

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80s Music Hits That Are Remakes and Cover Versions

80s Music Hits That Are Remakes and Cover Versions

The 1980s were packed with cover versions of earlier hits. Sometimes these remakes were from one-hit wonder bands. Sometimes they’re not. For instance, “Venus” was originally recorded by Dutch band Shocking Blue. It was their only brush with the Top 40. Bananarama later covered Venus and turned it into a massive hit in the late 1980s. Here’s another example: Brownsville Station recorded “Smoking in the Boy’s Room” for their 1973 album Yeah. That version hit … Read entire article »

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80s New Wave Music Hits – New Wave Video Clips from the Early 1980s

80s New Wave Music Hits – New Wave Video Clips from the Early 1980s

We do love our 1980s new wave music. Here is a video compilation of silly, awesomely fashionable 1980s videos from new wave bands. No, they’re not all one-hit wonders. Some even had multiple hits. But their impact on other new wave bands that became one-hit wonders is huge. So we’re showing these bands some love. The B-52s first album alone must have launched the formation of thousands of bands. People looked at Fred Schneider and … Read entire article »

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80s One Hit Wonders – An 80′s Music Video Compilation

80s One Hit Wonders – An 80′s Music Video Compilation

MTV had a massive impact on music in the 1980s. It was a huge factor in many obscure bands hitting the Billboard Hot 100 charts and scoring their only top 40 hit. New wave. New romantic. Silly ballads. Rockin’ anthems. It’s all here in this compilation of video hits from singers and bands from the 80s that only had one major hit in the United States (of course, they might have been more popular in … Read entire article »

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