Relive 5 Of The Best-Selling Rock Artist Of The ’80s

Relive 5 Of The Best-Selling Rock Artist Of The ’80s | Society Of Rock Videos

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The music scene of the 1980s brought forth a wave of innovation, blending rock with advancements in technology and fashion. Alongside the rise of music videos and dedicated TV channels like MTV, iconic rock artists emerged, leaving an indelible mark on the era.

Here’s a glimpse into five of the best-selling rock acts of the time:

1. Prince
Renowned for his versatility, Prince’s album Purple Rain quickly became a sensation with its fusion of funk and R&B. His talent extended beyond singing to songwriting and dancing, ensuring his perpetual presence on the charts.

2. AC/DC
With their landmark album Back in Black, AC/DC solidified their status as hard rock icons. This record-breaking release epitomized the essence of heavy metal, influencing generations to come.

3. David Bowie
While the 80s weren’t David Bowie’s peak years, hits like “Modern Love” and “Let’s Dance” revitalized his career. Collaborating with Queen on “Under Pressure,” Bowie showcased his enduring appeal with catchy pop-infused tunes.

4. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen’s anthem “Born In the USA” propelled him to superstardom, despite not possessing the most technically perfect voice. His ability to connect with audiences through heartfelt lyrics cemented his legacy as one of rock’s greatest performers.

5. Metallica
Hailing from Los Angeles, Metallica redefined heavy metal with their seminal album “Master of Puppets.” Their impact transcended the 80s, shaping the landscape of metal and popular culture, making them an enduring symbol of the genre.

These rock titans continue to resonate with audiences, their influence evident in the music scene even today.

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