1980s was not just the decade of bell bottoms and shimmery dresses, it was also the decade which saw some of the greatest global hits. When it comes to music, it is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable decades. Here are some songs from the 80s that you add to your playlist to give it s golden upgrade-
(Oh) Pretty Woman By Van Halen
Van Halen was adamant about not singing (Oh) Pretty Woman, but his producer insisted that the band release a single to keep its name in front of fans. The song was first released by Roy Orbinson in 1964, and after Van Halen's band released their version on February 6, 1982, it became an instant hit. MTV, which had only been around for a few months, insisted on having a video.
9 To 5 By Dolly Parton
When Dolly Parton first moved to Nashville in 1964, she worked as a secretary for Northern Outdoor Sign. She was cast as an actress in the film '9 to 5'. After the film's music was deemed unsuitable, Parton wrote the song on the set, drawing inspiration from her days as a secretary and her unique ability to make her nails sound like a typewriter. From 1982 to 1988, the song served as the opening and closing theme songs for the 9 to 5 television series.
Abracadabra By The Steve Miller Band
The music for Abracadabra was written by Steve Miller, but he was dissatisfied with the lyrics. When they both appeared on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, he met Diana Ross. Miller happened to run into Ross on the slopes while skiing in Sun Valley. It sparked Miller's imagination, and he dashed down the slopes to a nearby restaurant, where he spent about 15 minutes writing the lyrics to this song.
All Night Long (All Night) By Lionel Richie
According to Lionel Richie, he never set out to create a new musical style. Instead, he observed and imitated the primary type of entertainers around him. Richie got the idea for All Night Long (All Night) from the drummer for the Commodores, with whom he worked from 1968 to 1982. Richie contacted one of Africa's embassies to learn some African words.
Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) By Pink Floyd
The inclusion of children singing in Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) was controversial because the children's choir was not compensated for their efforts. Instead, the school received a pittance. The children's choir also received studio recording time and a platinum record. While it appears that many children are singing on the single, there were only 23. Overdubbing them 12 times gives the impression that there are many more children.
Bette Davis Eyes By Kim Carnes
Despite winning two Academy Awards and receiving ten nominations, Bette Davis was not a big star in the eyes of her 9-year-old grandchildren until Jackie DeShannon wrote a song about her eyes, which Kim Carnes turned into a hit. Bette wrote Carnes a note after hearing the music for the first time, thanking her and her band for making her a star in the eyes of her grandchildren, who thought it was so cool to have a grandmother who was the subject of a hit song.
Billie Jean By Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson wrote Billie Jean in response to a woman accusing him of fathering one of her twins. This song was Jackson's response to the woman's statement that he was the father of only one of the twins, which producer Quincy Jones found amusing. This song's movie video was the first to feature a person of colour and was widely broadcast on MTV. Millions of teenagers were enthralled by the video, all moonwalking in their yards.