The cool kids appreciated the tracks without sarcasm. Here are the ones we consider to be the 50 best, lovingly presented with respect and awe for that amazing, strange, and often groundbreaking era. I pray Prince heard it at least once while he was still alive. Singer Nick Petricca wrote the song after a night out at a club with his girlfriend, later citing Pat Benatar, the Cars, and Rick Springfield as influences.
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Each passing decade is accompanied by changes in popular music. I n the craziness that has been , a fresh and alluring sound emerged. Emulated by some of the biggest names in music, this sound is — unofficially — recycled disco funk. First trending in the 70s and 80s, the sound is almost hardwired to make you get up and dance.
It heralded a new era of synthpop and New Romantic artists that ruled the music landscape on both sides of the Atlantic for the next decade. Before Spandau Ballet went down the ballad route with 'True', they were one of the leading moody New Romantic bands around. The lyrics are told from the man's point of view as a boy being drafted, and how he gets no answers as to why he must join the war. This was Duran Duran at their most almighty pomp, showing just how popular synthpop had become by One of the greatest one-hit-wonders of all time, you might not know the song by name, but you'll definitely have it in your head all day. M was the brainchild of British artist Robin Scott, who later said of the song: "I was looking to make a fusion of various styles which somehow would summarise the last 25 years of pop music. It was a deliberate point I was trying to make.