- Performer:Various Artists
- Title:Belgian Wave & Pop Songs From the 1980's
- Style:Alternative Pop/Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock
- Date of release:2011
- Size FLAC version1122 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1446 megabytes
- Size WMA version1569 megabytes
- Formats:APE AHX XM MP2 AC3 MPC
When a title as broad as Big Hits 1980-2000: Pop appears on an album, that is usually a sign that the compilation was thrown together with whatever songs they could get the rights to without any thought. But whether it was on purpose or not, the 30 songs found on this album fit together very nicely. Such guilty pleasures as Irene Cara's "Flashdance (What A Feeling)" and Joshua Kadison's "Jessie" sit side by side with underrated (and sadly forgotten) pop hits, like Tasmin Archer's brooding "Sleeping Satellite
New Wave music meant a lot of things in the late 1970s. It encompassed pretty much everything that followed the punk movement that still served as an alternative to mainstream pop and rock. There was power-pop, neo-psychedelia, acid-punk, art rock and lots and lots of keyboards. Like many New Wave artists of the time, Numan often gets unfairly lumped into one-hit wonder status, as his single Cars became a Top 10 hit in the . But there’s nary a bad cut on here. The band’s proggier elements were replaced by more streamlined pop songs that were heavily influenced by early-Beatles and the burgeoning New Wave scene, most notably in songs like Shark Attack and the psychedelic synth instrumental Double Happy.
Note- These songs are not necessarily the artists all-time greatest, but their best of the 'New Wave' sound
Grab your Walkman, turn up the treble and get ready to celebrate pop’s golden era with these best ’80s songs.
This list is based solely on the artists' work in the 1980s . Just make sure they're were making some of the top 80s music we know and love.
This is a list of the top 100 songs of the 1980s in the United States, based exclusively on chart performance on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1980-1989. 109,367 users · 1,216,157 views. avg. score: 83 of 100 (83%).
Sometimes it feels like the neon thumbprint of the 1980s never went away. It’s arguably the defining throwback aesthetic of American culture today, from the TV series we reboot to the prints we wear. And when it comes to its music, well, that’s even more ubiquitous: The decade was one of great upheaval and innovation, and the seeds it planted continue to flourish. It was a time when disco and punk were in tatters, its artists rebuilding from the rubble with new innovations to birth hardcore and new wave. While many artists of the British synth-pop movement were gay, from Soft Cell’s Marc Almond to Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Holly Johnson, none were nearly as political or outspoken as Bronski Beat. Amazingly, that didn’t stop their tentpole single, Smalltown Boy -which dealt with the violence of gay bashing-from hitting No. 3 in their home and cracking the .
Also full of hooks, these two Belgian synth-pop songs are masterpieces. Loading Vide. 7. IKO ’83 (Manhattan-Formula LP, 1982). This entire album is a treasure that exemplifies Minimal Wave. Since the artists are only listed by their nicknames on the back of the album (Zao, Dax, and U-Gen), ‘83 has remained one of the mysteries of the Minimal Wave world. The simple heartfelt lyrics, combined with groundbreaking techniques in TR606 drum programming, and experimental sounds used as accents throughout the tracks, make this a unique and important record, as well as a wonderful archive of early synth music. This is a cult Minimal Wave 7 record from the US, pressed in Wyandanch, New York, in 1982. The A-side ‘Step In Time’ is built around the KR55 drum machine, starting off on a quick tempo with bouncy synths.
CreditsBene Gesserit - Primary Artist
Vitor Hublot - Primary Artist
Kaa Antilope - Primary Artist
Pas de Deux - Primary Artist
Subject - Primary Artist
|1||I See You||Subject|
|2||Aller Simple||Vitor Hublot|
|3||Histoire De P'tite Annick||Vitor Hublot|
|4||Island Girl Games||Kaa Antilope|
|5||Rise Up Helicopter: Like a Bird||Kaa Antilope|
|6||American Orphan Girl||Bene Gesserit|
|7||Kull Wahad !!!||Bene Gesserit|
|8||Cardiocleptomaine||Pas de Deux|