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Now to the 1980s Rock N Roll and American Society I want my MTV when m still stood for music Blondie “Call Me” # 1 80 Blondie were one of the first bands to signal the arrival of the 80s pop Gary Numan “Cars” Synthesizers became standard component of rock ensemble, and the 80s has been often called the decade of “synthpop” Musicians used the synthesizers to keep up w the technology and the changing sound “Synthesizer Medley” 85 LEAGUE : “ Don’t you want me” DOR dance oriented rock- sleek dance pop with accented backbeats, multiple, repetitious rhythmic layers with reliance on riffs. Sheena Easton: “Morning Train” The 80s slice of life lyrics were rarely socially, politically oriented. Digitalization of Music Media The CD available on the market since late 1982 remains the standard playback medium for commercial audio recordings. The Cd changed the way business was done BEE GEES first album produced on a CD Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn
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The music video was the first ever video aired on MTV on August 1, 1981. MTV Initially had little access for black artists, part time for music lovers. MTV has affected both consumers and creators and became a key tastemaker of the world youth culture. Michael Jackson The Jackson 5 I want you back # 1 69. MJ is the youngest artist to ever record a number one hit 10 years old. Abused by his father “Ben” #1, 1972. .his first album solo During his teen years, he was seen as a cute little kid than a potential music artist “Off the Wall” #1, 1979 Quincy Jones was the most important person to him “Don’t Stop ‘Til you get enough” # 1 79 “Rock with you” # 1 79 A star studded affair, with lyrics and songs written by Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, David Foster, and of course MJ “Thriller” 82 biggest selling album of all time worldwide Changed music The winner of Eight Grammys in 1984 “Beat it” with eddie van halen on guitar # 1 82 Thriller was not only a commercial success but a musical and critical phenomenon “Billie Jean” #1 82 Thriller cemented Jackson as the predominant pop star of the late 20 th century. With Billie Jean, came his significant moonwalk “Thriller” # 3 83
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Jackson transformed the music videos into an art and a promotional tool His videos has special effects, dramatization, dance moves The video cost 1 million dollars to produce His hair getting caught on fire during a Pepsi commercial shooting He took time off and worked on “We are the World” # 1 85 This is when he got addicted to pain killers With Lionel Ritche, he co-wrote “We are the World” USA for Africa, featured 45 premier artists, including ray Charles, Stevie wonder, As the best selling of 85 the considerable profits from the project were used for the relief of the famine and disease in Africa. “Bad” # 1 87
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course MMC 1702 taught by Professor Rickard during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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