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There's no question that it was a golden age for pop music, although some of the quintessential hits of the '80s have aged better than others. Many younger music fans in particular consider '80s music irredeemably cheesy, and in many cases they are correct. But like all musical decades, there is another layer of music that by and large didn't fit neatly into Top 40 playlists at least in the US.
My first question: What is alternative? As it pertains to '80s music, or any other decade for that matter, the answer is never really quite clear.
After all, there are plenty of artists who reside outside the limited universe of Top 40 radio who wouldn't be considered alternative: folk, metal, country, reggae, bluegrass, orchestral, jazz, blues, some hip-hop and others.
It's hard to put your finger on it exactly, but you know it when you hear it. The term "alternative" didn't really become prominent until the very end of the '80s, and into the early '90s. Before that we had punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, and other more specific labels like goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, indie rock, etc. All of these fit within the umbrella of what would be considered alternative.
Of course, it also depends on the artist, the album, the country, or even the listener.
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Most would agree that Blondie's earlier material, all of which was released in the '70s, would fit into the alternative realm, but what about their string of chart-topping pop hits? Can an artist with that level of commercial pop success still be considered alternative? It seems much more feasible if its an artist that breaks through with one surprise hit -- like Love and Rockets with "So Alive", for example, or Suzanne Vega's "Luka".
Sometimes it's simply a judgment call.
Many of these songs fit into multiple categories and many that were left out for not being alternative could very easily be considered by others to fit into that label quite nicely. There is necessarily and unavoidably a degree of subjectivity in not only selecting which songs to include and ranking them, but also determining which songs can be considered alternative in the first place.
The most important factor in compiling and ranking the list is artistic importance, with cultural significance also considered.
Only one song per artist is selected, and only songs that were released during the '80s are included. There are omissions that some might find surprising.
The Ramones, for example, released almost all of their most important work in the '70s, as did Wire and Television. The Clash's London Callingone of the genre's most important albums, came out in Decemberjust missing eligibility.
Likewise is Depeche Mode's Violatorwhich hit stores in March although the single "Personal Jesus" did come out inand was therefore eligible for consideration.
Although the term "singles" is used in the title, it's used lightly. As long as the song is a key album track or represents a major song in the artist's repertoire, it need not have had a physical single release. There were nearly songs on the initial list of potential candidates for inclusion, and narrowing that to involved cuts that were heartbreaking.
Many great songs are not included, but what we are left with is of the best and most important songs of the decade covering a vast expanse of stylistic territory. At the very least, even if you pay no consideration to the rankings, it's a great starting point for exploring some of the amazingly diverse and powerful music from the '80s that still holds up today.
Editor's Note: This list was researched and curated by Chris Gerard, and it is not a staff-wide list. The opening track and first single from Lovelythe Primitives' debut album, "Crash" is a fizzy, melodic power-pop confection.
Tracy Tracy's spritely vocals glide beautifully above the chugging guitars and locomotive drums. It's almost impossible to avoid getting it stuck in your head. This isn't quite the little red Corvette going much too fast in Prince's classic, but the Primitives certainly dip their toes in the same metaphoric territory, although "Crash" could have a broader variety of meanings.
Musically it's like a car barrelling down the highway, mimicking the motion suggested in the chorus, with the sudden snarl guitar at the beginning suggesting the crash itself.
Despite the sharply worded warning in the lyrics, "Crash" is a breezy nugget of glimmery perfection. Danish duo Laid Back had one of the decade's most unlikely crossover hits when their minimalist electronic oddity "White Horse" reached 26 on the US pop chart for two weeks in May It was initially the b-side to their European hit "Sunshine Reggae", but American DJs started spinning "White Horse" so it was reissued as a single in its own right.
It became a popular dance hit, and for a while it was a go-to tune for breakdancers showing off their Robot skills. The deep multi-tracked vocals sung in a deadpan baritone exude a sense of menace, repeating "If you wanna ride, don't ride the white horse" with the air of someone speaking from experience, and recommending instead to "ride the white pony", evidently suggesting cocaine is preferable to heroin.