Vibe Like It’s 1984
Includes: Bryan Adams, Chaka Khan, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, Elton John, Huey Lewis & The News, John Mellencamp, Kool & The Gang, Madonna, and more!
This Eclectic Playlist Features Some of the Best Songs from 1984
Partly because of Orwell’s famously bleak vision of 1984, this year has often been surrounded by a somewhat dark energy around it. However, when you separate the myth from the truth, you’ll see that 1984 was a truly colorful year and one of the most eclectic, fruitful and prolific times for pop music! With artists such as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson reaching their apex with some of their most enduring hits to this day, 1984 is when pop music was becoming a massive and broad phenomenon. The interesting thing was, pop was no longer a genre, but a multitude of different influences. Rock could be pop, as shown by artists such as Van Halen. Soul and R&B could also reach the big audience, as demonstrated by talents such as Prince or Kool and The Gang. This eclectic playlist features some of the best songs from 1984, celebrating the year’s blossoming pop diversity. While some of the songs featured within this mix will bring nostalgia to your soul, others still feel as fresh as they were when they first came out and conquered the hearts and ears of many generations of listeners!