By Andrea Caccese
The 80s is not simply the decade that saw electronic music creeping in at the top of the charts for the very first time. This is also an age that will forever be remembered for extreme fashion and music.
The clothing, jewelry and haircuts boasted by some of the most influential stars of that decade matched the lavish and overly melodic nature of the music. Join us on a trip through memory lane as we go through some of the most excessive synths, looks and clips of the 80s.
Scritti Politti - Absolute
This video speaks for itself. Everything you ever wanted from the 80s and much more.
Aha - Take On Me
To many, this classic track embodies the spirit of the electro-pop of those years. The song features many synth embellishments and a steady beat, not to mention the catchy hooks.
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
This song is very close to being a generational anthem, and this boy-meets-girl video is a classic in its own right.
David Bowie - Dance Magic Dance
This is more than just a music video, as this song and sequence were featured in the film "Labyrinth".
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark - Enola Gay
This is what happens when rock bands updated their sound, giving up on their guitar amps and big acoustic drums in order to embrace drum samples and quirky synthetic melodies. This approach to electronica might not be as over-the-top as the pop hits of the time, but it's still a part of the decade.
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