Here at Bayan we often talk about different kinds of music from different decades. One decade that we were talking about a few days ago was the music from the 1980s. The 80s was when we were enjoying legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross and Whitney Houston. Who doesn’t remember “Like a Prayer” from Madonna? Or Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, the best-selling album of all time?
In this post, we would like to remember some of those songs that were part of our lives in the 1980s.
Michael Jackson – Thriller
One of the best-selling albums of all times is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. The album was released in 1982 and sold over a staggering 65 million copies worldwide.
Madonna – Like a prayer
Madonna was, on the other hand, the best female artist of the decade. Her album, “Like a Prayer”, received positive feedback and the title track, of the same name, achieved number one on the Billboard 200. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide.
Diana Ross – Endless Love
Diana Ross has influenced countless artists including Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and many more. Her song “Endless love”, recorded with Lionel Richie, was named the greatest song duet of all-time by Billboard.
Prince – Purple Rain
Purple Rain was released in 1984 and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. It is considered the sixth-best-selling soundtrack album of all time.
Witney Houston – Saving all my love for you
Witney Houston became one of the best-selling female artist of the 1980s, second only to Madonna. “Saving all my love for you” was her first number one single in the US and the UK, and with it she earned her first Grammy Award.
Which is your favourite artist or band of the 80s? Let us know, so we can add it to our 80s playlist!