80s Music Groups
There are many groups who were successful in the 80s. These groups consist of all male or all female groups as well as groups with both male and female members. There was a lot of change in music style in the 1980's and there were a lot of new styles invented, with both male and female artists in all of the different styles. These new styles were New Wave, disco, post punk, gangsta rap, hair metal, New Wave of British heavy metal, thrash metal, synth pop, heartland rock, college rock, hip hop, and more. Rock and roll had taken a completely different turn. There seemed to be a style of music for every different personality.
Some of the new styles of 80's rock music was not appreciated by some. It seemed that the heavy metal, rap, and hard rock was loud, obnoxious, vulgar, and cult like. The lyrics in the songs was vulgar language and pertained to violence, killing, drugs, alcohol, sex, and devil worshiping. Many parents were very strongly opposed to the use of the music in their homes because they felt that the music was a bad influence on their kids. The parents felt that the songs were teaching their children exactly the opposite of what they were trying to teach them. The lyrics of the songs was indicating that it was ok to have sex with anyone, worship the devil, use drugs and alcohol, etc..
Some of the most popular music groups of the 1980's were, Lipps Inc., Eurythmics, Human League, Soft Cell, New order, The Romantics, Salt N Pepa, Kool and the Gang, The Weather Girls, The Pointer Sisters, The S.O.S. Band, Technotronic Feat. Felly, Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force, Earth Wind and Fire, Rob base and DJ EZ Rock, M/A/R/R/S, Dead Or Alive, After the Fire, The B-52s, Culture Club, A-Ha, Men At Work, Foreigner, J. Geils Band, U2, Guns Ní Roses, The Police, Survivor, and many more.
There are many websites which have a vast amount of information about different musical groups from the 80's. 80's music is still very much in demand so there is a lot of history to be found. With a quick search on one of the popular search engines, one can find the artists or just one favorite artist and learn all there is to know about them. Information about their music style, the members in the groups, when the group was formed and when it ended if it did. There are many of the 80's groups still performing and some of them have retired but are still releasing compilation albums in order to keep their music alive.
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