Developing wider listening: pop music of the 1980s, part two

Simon Rushby
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The pop scene in the 1980s was a hugely diverse, technology-driven hotbed of high fashion, music videos and ultra-fast stylistic changes. In part one of this resource (Music Teacher, February 2023) we explored these changing styles through activities based on the music of Madonna, Paul Simon, Falco and Bronski Beat. We also looked at the rise of the music video and its cable platform, MTV, and explored the huge genre of electronic synth pop that dominated the decade.

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