1986: A little social conscience began to creep into our collective MTV-fueled soundtrack. Sure, there were tons of songs about love, lust and all of that fun stuff, but pop was also sending messages again.
Nineteen eighty-seven is one of those subtlely fabulous musical years. No matter your taste, there was a song for you, but it was the duet that ruled the airwaves with no less than six powerhouse duets cracking the Top 25.
Led Zep fan you say? See how many lyrics you can identify.
Although there were some tremendous hits by female artists, it was the guys' turn in 1988.
Some really geat music was released in 1989, but the year really boils down to Spandex, Aquanet and lip-synching. Imagine that, a musical act losing all credibility and success because they didn't actually sing their songs. My, my, my how times have changed.