1980s Listening Questions



Big hair, leg warmers, lets go…

Here is Rio by Duran Duran, released in 1982.
You must aim to complete the questions in 11 minutes.


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Pop Music History – the 1980s

Take a careful read through the document below for an introduction to the musical styles which underpinned developments in the 1980s..Below the document are some associated youtube clips. These are just a starting point. Do make sure that you have listened to all the tracks mentioned in the document and are able to identify the musical characteristics of the styles outlined.

For all Pop Music decade documents, click HERE.

Check out the very fine Stuart Copeland on drums..superb. Amongst other treasure hidden in the 1980s playlist below..enjoy!