The 80's Rocked

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

The 80's Rocked

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

168 artists, 3170 songs

Many rock bands that were popular in the late1970s such as Journey, Styx and Foreigner achieved new heights of success in the '80s by moving away from a hard-edged, guitar-dominated sound and embracing slick production and synthesizers. These bands, along with similar groups like REO Speedwagon and Chicago, dominated the pop airwaves and MTV and filled huge arenas with fans. Roots rockers like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Cougar Mellen-camp celebrated America's heartland and similarly reached the peaks of their popularity during this period cranking out back-to-basics rock and folk-inspired ballads.