Rock America 80s

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Rock America 80s

JOURNEY THROUGH 400 AMERICAN ROCK SONGS

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Rock AMERICA 80s

Rock USA 80s

Traditional rock and hard rock gained maturity and momentum in the 80s, delivering stunning rock anthems. New wave developed and reached its peak notably with Prince, The Motels and The Cars. New forms of alternative rock emerged over the decade under the leadership of R.E.M. and produced puzzling gems such as the now cult songs 'Where is my mind' (1988) by the Pixies and 'Barnaby, hardly working' (1989) by Yo La Tengo.

(RnB Rock 80s.. cf  RnB SOUL)

ROCK ANTHEMS  ∙  1981  ∙  I love rock'n'roll (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, orig. Arrows 1975 UK)  ∙  1982   ∙  Eye of the tiger (Survivor)  ∙  1983  ∙  Love is a battlefield (Pat Benatar)  ∙  1984  ∙  Born in the U.S.A (Bruce Springsteen)  ∙  Jump (Van Halen)  ∙  1985  ∙  The power of love (Huey Lewis & the News)  ∙  1986  ∙  Livin’ on a prayer (Bon Jovi)  ∙  Blue hotel (Chris Isaak)  ∙  1987  ∙  Sweet child o’mine  (Guns N' Roses) 

ROCK  ∙  1981  ∙  Don't stop believin' (Journey)  ∙  Harden my heart (Quarterflash)  ∙  1982  ∙  Ice cream for crow (Captain Beefheart) ∙  1983  ∙  Pride and joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan)  ∙  1984  ∙  Heaven (Bryan Adams )  ∙  Footloose (Kenny Loggins )  ∙  1985  ∙  Boys of summer (Don Henley)  ∙  Broken wings (Mr. Mister)  ∙  Josephine (Chris Rea )  ∙  1986  ∙  Guitar town (Steve Earle)  ∙  The way it is (Bruce Hornsby)  ∙  1987  ∙  Just around the corner (Cock Robin)  ∙  1988  ∙  Second chance (38 Special)  ∙  Red blue jeans (John Kilzer)  ∙

HARD ROCK  ∙  1984  ∙  Runaway (Bon Jovi)  ∙  1988  ∙  I hate myself for loving you  (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)    1989  ∙  Knock me down (Red Hot Chili Peppers)  ∙  God is a bullet (Concrete Blonde)  ∙

NEW WAVE  ∙  1980  ∙  Echo Beach (Martha and the Muffins)  ∙  Whip it! (Devo)  ∙  1982  ∙  O Superman (Laurie Anderson)  ∙  Only the lonely (The Motels)  ∙  1983  ∙  Where is this love (Payolas)  ∙  Mexican radio (Wall of Voodoo)  ∙  Each word's a beat of my heart (Mink DeVille)  ∙  Talking Heads  ∙  Barbarella (The Bongos)  ∙  1984  ∙  Innuendo (Parachute Club)  ∙  Heartbeat city (The Cars)  ∙  When doves cry (Prince)  ∙  1985  ∙  The big heat (Stan Ridgway)  ∙  Tokyo rose (Idle Eyes)  ∙  It hits you again (Dream Syndicate)  ∙  1986  ∙  Tyranny (Stabilizers)  ∙  1987  ∙  Sign o'the times (Prince)  ∙  1988  ∙  Sweet Jane (Cowboy Junkies, CAN)  ∙  Goodbye horses (Q Lazzarus)  ∙  1989  ∙  Saved (Swans)  ∙  People have the power (Patti Smith)  ∙  1989  ∙  A face in the crowd (Tom Petty)  ∙  Living on the edge of the night (Iggy Pop)   

ALTERNATIVE ROCK  ∙  1983  ∙  Radio Free Europe (R.E.M.)  ∙  1985  ∙  The day Lassie went to the moon (Camper Van Beethoven)  ∙  1987  ∙  Jane says (Jane's Addiction)  ∙  1988  ∙  World leader pretend (R.E.M.)  ∙  Only life (The Feelies)  ∙  Where is my mind (The Pixies)  ∙  1989  ∙  Barnaby, hardly working (Yo La Tengo) 

Rock America 80s

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