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VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

I’m a child of the 1980s. I went to high school in the 1980s. I discovered new wave music and punk rock in the early 1980s thanks to early alternative radio stations and MTV. I love ’80s music. Always have, always will. The big hair. The neon outfits and new romantics. The synthpop songs and the hair-band ballads. The disposable pop song mixed with the lasting anthem. Some of it so bad it’s good. Some of it … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists, Pop

Autobahn – Kraftwerk

Autobahn – Kraftwerk

Synth-rock became huge in the 1980s as artists like Gary Numan (“Cars”), Devo (“Whip It”) and Harold Faltermeyer with “Axel F” placed songs in the Billboard Hot 100. And for many of these bands you can trace the sound (or at least the influence) directly to German band Kraftwerk. “Autobahn” is the first real mechanized synthesized song to hit the American Top 40. And, not surprisingly, it took a German band to break through. In 1974, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s