A top 10 blast from the past: 80s records

Regan Gray, Staff Writer

The 80s were a great time for music and movies.  It was the time that many classics came into existence.  People like Prince, Michael Jackson, and Madonna became iconic figures in pop culture.

With the 80s dance rapidly approaching on May 5th, it seemed like an appropriate time to share the top 10 albums of an iconic time in music.

So, to honor a great decade of music, here is a list of the top 10 records of the 80s:

    1. “London Calling” by The Clash

    1. “The Queen is Dead” by The Smiths
    2. “Joshua Tree” by U2
    3. “Dirty Mind” by Prince
    4. “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen

    1. “Madonna” by Madonna
    2. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

    1. “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” by Public Enemy
    2. “Graceland” by Paul Simon

    1. “Back in Black” by AC/DC

These records were huge successes.  “Thriller” in particular gave Michael Jackson a record of seven Grammys.  Bruce Springsteen’s album allowed him to dominate the charts in 1984 and 1985 while getting in the top 10 seven times.  U2’s “Joshua Tree” is considered their best album of all time and sold 12 million copies worldwide.

The success these records had show that the 80s put out some of the best music that we have today.

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