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See also: This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ... The table of years in music is a tabular display of all years in music, to provide an overview and quick navigation to any year. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... See also: 1970s in music. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: 1980s in music. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... The 2010s decade is a period of 10 years that begins on January 1, 2010 and later ends on December 31, 2019 inclusive. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... See also 1980 in art, Other events of 1981 1982 in art, List of years in art // Events Awards Archibald Prize - Eric Smith Works Exhibitions Births Deaths November 22 - Corrado Parducci, sculptor date unknown - Art Frahm, pin-up artist date unknown - Pinchus Kremegne, painter, sculptor and lithographer Categories: 1981 | Years... The year 1981 in archaeology included many events, some of which are listed below. ... See also: 1980 in architecture, other events of 1981, 1982 in architecture and the architecture timeline. ... See also: 1980 in literature, other events of 1981, 1982 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: Other events of 1981 List of years in science . ...

Contents

This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

Events

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). ... Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... Poster announcing the copyright performance at the Bijou Theatre, Paignton The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Image:RexSmith. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955 in Middlesex) is an English rock musician. ... Generation X were a pop-influenced punk rock band, formed on 21 November 1976 by Billy Idol, Tony James and John Towe. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the astronaut, see Michael J. Bloomfield Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American musician, guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, into a well-off Jewish family on Chicagos North Side. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Kit Lambert (May 11, 1935 – April 7, 1981) was a record producer and the manager for The Who. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 (though it was known as Mammoth until 1974). ... Edward Van Halen (born Edward Lodewijk van Halen on January 26, 1955[1] in Amsterdam, Netherlands), is a guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being leader and a co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen. ... Valerie Anne Bertinelli (born on April 23, 1960) is an American film and television actress best known for her role as Bonnie Franklins smart and lovable daughter, Barbara Cooper, on the long-running television series One Day at a Time. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mamas & the Papas were a leading vocal group of the 1960s, and one of the few American groups to maintain widespread success during the British Invasion, along with The Beach Boys. ... John Phillips in the sixties. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Wings was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney and formed in August 1971, shortly after the breakup of The Beatles. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The interior of Covent Garden Market in the West End The West End of London is an area of central London, containing many of the citys major tourist attractions, businesses, and administrative headquarters. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Cover of Greatest Stars on 45 Stars on 45 (known in some countries as Starsound) were a Dutch novelty pop act that was briefly very popular in the UK, Europe and the U.S. in the very early 1980s. ... Herd behaviour is the term used to describe situations in which the individuals of any particular group react coherently. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the band. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Suzanne Vega (born Suzanne Nadine Vega, 11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California) is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. ... The real Toms Restaurant also appeared in Seinfeld. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Synth pop is a style of popular music in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) was one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... Depeche Mode are a band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) are a synth pop group whose founder members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, UK. OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgins DinDisc subsidiary). ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... This article concerns the boy band Menudo. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Hal Willner (born 1957, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a music producer working in recording, Films, TV and live events. ... A tribute album is a recorded collection of cover versions of a specific artists songs. ...

Bands formed

Agitpop, A band from Upsate New York which formed in 1981 and released four records on the Comm3, Twintone [1] and Rough Trade labels. ... Depeche Mode are a band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Great White is an American blues-based rock and heavy metal band. ... Hunters & Collectors, often referred to as the Hunnas by their fans, were an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in 1980. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Sonic Youth is a seminal American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ...

Bands disbanded

Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1975, in London) is a British experimental music and industrial music group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. ... Buzzcocks were a punk rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1976. ... Josef K may refer to: The protagonist of The Trial, a novel by Franz Kafka. ... Generation X is a term used to describe generations in many countries around the world. ... Ian Dury (May 12, 1942 - March 27, 2000) was a rock and roll singer, songwriter, and bandleader. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Klaatu was a Canadian progressive rock band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Rockpile was a British rock group noted for strong rockabilly and power pop influences. ... The Slits are an all female punk rock band. ... Wings was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney and formed in August 1971, shortly after the breakup of The Beatles. ... MFSB (short for, officially, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, although some claimed that it actually stood for Mother Fuckin SonovaBitch, according to the book Last Night A DJ Saved My Life [Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, Grove Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8021-3688-5]) were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians... Ray Parker Jr. ... City Boy were a moderately successful British rock band in the late seventies, characterized by complex vocal arrangements and heavy guitars. ...

Albums released

This article is about the 1981 album by Foreigner. ... Foreigner is a pop/rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... 7 is the third album from the British ska group Madness. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs was an album released by Dolly Parton in December 1980. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released against the will of Roger Waters on November 23, 1981 (see 1981 in music) on Harvest/EMI in the UK and Columbia Records in the US originally. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... Title: Amy Grant In Concert Artist: Amy Grant Genre: Gospel/Christian Styles: CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop Recorded: (live album) Released: 1981 Producer: Brown Bannister Executive Producers: Michael Blanton and Dan Harrell Record Label: Myrrh/Word Professional Reviews: [1] Track Listing Beautiful Music/Giggle/Old Mans Rubble/Never Give You... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) are a synth pop group whose founder members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, UK. OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgins DinDisc subsidiary). ... As Far as Siam is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Red Rider, which was released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Red Rider was a Canadian rock band popular in the 1980s. ... Glenn Branca (born October 6, 1948 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an avant-garde composer and guitarist. ... 1. ... Hanoi Rocks is a Finnish rock band formed in 1979, their most successful period came in the early 1980s. ... Bella Donna is the debut solo album by American singer/songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 40 hits. ... The Best Of Blondie was released in 1981, and was the first Best Of album by the band, though its hardly suprising that one was released. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. Possessing a rare five-octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate instrumentation and even birds. ... Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from Californian pop punk all-women band The Go-Gos. ... For the 1960s band, see The Go-Gos (1960s). ... Caetano Veloso (born 7 August 1942) is one of the most popular and influential Brazilian composers and singers. ... Breaker is the third album released by the Speed Metal band Accept. ... Accept was a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled in the early 1970s by Udo Dirkschneider. ... Redgum were an Australian folk and political music group. ... Buchenwald is the fifth album by Whitehouse released in 1981 by Come Organisation (later reissued by Susan Lawly). ... Whitehouse is an English industrial noise band formed in 1980. ... Burning Blue Soul (1981) is an album released under the artist name of Matt Johnson (and not The The). ... The The is an English musical and multimedia group that has been around since 1979 in various forms, with Matt Johnson being the only constant band member. ... Journeys first live album, Captured, was released in February of 1981 on the Columbia Records label. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, songwriter and Rastafarian from the ghettos of Jamaica. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... Computer World (German version: Computerwelt) is a concept album created by Kraftwerk and released in 1981. ... Kraftwerk (pronounced [], German for power station) is a German musical group from Düsseldorf that has made key contributions to the development of improvisational rock and electronic music, most notably within the latter categorys sub-genres which later became known as synthpop, electro, techno, house and IDM. Early musical... Controversy is Princes 4th album, released in 1981. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an iconic artist, having released several hundred songs, both under his own name and through other artists. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cool Night is a song by Paul Davis that was a top-ten single in January 1982. ... Paul L. Davis (born April 21, 1948 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American singer, best known for his radio hits which spanned from his first single in 1970 into the early 1980s. ... Cowboy Jubilee is a studio recording by the Western band Riders in the Sky on January 1, 1981. ... Riders in the Sky are Joey the Cowpolka King, Woody Paul, Ranger Doug and Too Slim (January 2007) Riders in the Sky is a Western music and comedy group which began performing 1977. ... Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty is the first album by British alternative rock band Felt, released in 1981. ... Felt were a 1980s UK indie band, led by Lawrence Hayward (known simply as Lawrence, his full name was never listed in any record credits), and included guitarist Maurice Deebank for the first half of the bands existence, keyboard player Martin Duffy who essentially replaced Deebank, and drummer Gary... This page is about the Black Flag album. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... Dare! was the third album released by The Human League, and the first to feature singers Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catheral. ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... Foetus is the main entity of industrial music pioneer J. G. Thirlwell. ... Deceit is the second album by This Heat. ... This Heat were a British progressive rock band widely considered a missing link between progressive rock (especially krautrock) and such later experimental genres as post-punk, post-rock, and noise rock. ... Dedicated to Peter Kürten is the fourth album by Whitehouse released in 1981 by Come Organisation (later reissued by Susan Lawly). ... Whitehouse is an English industrial noise band formed in 1980. ... Saxon are a British heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. ... Diary of a Madman is an album by Ozzy Osbourne. ... Difficult to Cure is the fifth LP released by Rainbow, in 1981. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the second international studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released in December 1976 in Europe and delayed for release in the U.S. until April 1981. ... AC/DC are a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. ... Discipline is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley, Massachusetts) is a rock musician. ... For the prequel to Ico, see Shadow of the Colossus. ... Duran Duran is an album by Duran Duran, originally released worldwide in 1981, and reissued to greater success in 1983. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Y&T (Yesterday & Today) is a rock band who formed in 1974. ... East Side Story is the fourth studio album by New Wave group Squeeze. ... Squeeze are an English rock music band that came to prominence in the New Wave period of the late 1970s. ... Journeys seventh album, Escape, was released in August of 1981. ... Title of album: The Electric Spanking of War Babies Artist: Funkadelic Release date: 1981 Record label: Warner Brothers This album is the final LP of Funkadelics Golden Era. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Parliament-Funkadelic. ... Exit. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Face Dances is an album by British rock band The Who originally released in 1981 in the US on Warner Bros. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Face Value is the title of Phil Collins debut solo album, released in February of 1981. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... Fair Warning is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1981. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 (though it was known as Mammoth until 1974). ... Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Press photo of The Oak Ridge Boys. ... Fire of Unknown Origin is an album by Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1981. ... The Neville Brothers, an R&B, Soul and Jazz group, was formed in 1976 in New Orleans, LA. // Aaron Neville Art Neville Charles Neville Cyril Neville Ivan Neville The Neville Brothers (March 1978) Fiyo on the Bayou (April 1981) Nevillization I (September 1982) Nevillization II (February 1983) Neville-ization (June... Flowers of Romance is an album by Public Image Ltd, their third collection of original music. ... Public Image Ltd. ... This article is about the album by AC/DC. For the title track, see For Those About to Rock (We Salute You). ... AC/DC are a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. ... For Those Who Think Young is an album by Canadian new wave band Rough Trade, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Rough Trade was a Canadian new wave rock band in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The Fox is a 1981 album by Elton John. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment by a single employer is also common. ... James Blood Ulmer (born 2 February 1942 in St Matthews, South Carolina) is an American jazz and blues guitarist and singer. ... Freeze Frame is the twelfth album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... The J. Geils Band was an American music group formed 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts that had a successful blues-rock/R&B-influenced sound in the 1970s, before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s, which brought them MTV airplay and their 1982 international hit single Centerfold... Get Lucky was the second album released by the hit rock band Loverboy in 1981. ... Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1980 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... For other uses, please see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... During the 1980’s, New York City-based singer-songwriter Willie Nile released two albums on Arista, Willie Nile and Golden Down, and toured with The Who during one of their reunion tours across the U.S. The New York Times rock critic Robert Palmer said he is one of... Dick Gaughan is a Scottish singer-songwriter. ... A blacksmith working iron with a hammer and anvil An anvil is a manufacturing tool, made of a hard and massive block of stone or metal used as a support for chiseling and hammering other objects, such as in forging iron and steel items. ... Hardware is the fifth album from the heavy metal band Krokus. ... Krokus is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland. ... Healing is Todd Rundgrens ninth studio album, released in 1981. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... High n Dry is the second album by British hard rock band Def Leppard, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 (or 1960 according to some sources) is an American rock and roll guitarist and singer. ... In Concert Volume Two was a 1981 (see 1981 in music) album by Amy Grant. ... This page is about the album by the Eurythmics. ... For the approach to music education, see Eurhythmics. ... Insect and Individual Silenced was the fourth album by Nurse With Wound. ... Nurse With Wound (NWW) is a British music band, formed in 1978 by Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill and Heeman Pathak. ... Tracklisting Put up or Shut Up Spontaneous Combustion My Love Is Like a Tire Iron Jailbait I Am a Predator Heads Will Roll The Flying Lip Lock Land of a Thousand Dances The TNT Overture I Take No Prisoners Credits Al Hurschman - Engineer Charlie Huhn - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals Cliff... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... Juice is the multi-platinum 1981 album by American pop-country singer Juice Newton. ... Juice Newton was born Judy Kay Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... For the Kiss album, see Killers (Kiss album). ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... King Cool is the second solo album by American rock singer Donnie Iris, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Donnie Iris (born February 28, 1943) is an American rock musician known for his work with The Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, and for his solo albums during the 1980s. ... Kix are an American hard rock and glam metal band who acheived popularity in the 1980s. ... Debbie Harry released her first solo album, Koo Koo, in August 1981 while still a member of the group Blondie. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... Love Is Only Feeling is the sixteenth studio album and eighteenth album from Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. ... Donovan (Donovan Philips Leitch, born May 10, 1946, in Maryhill, Glasgow) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Made in America may mean: Made in America, an album on vinyl by the American performer and recording artist Terry Teene, (Terence B. Knutsen). ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Maiden Japan, also known as Heavy Metal Army, is a live EP by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Minor Threat was a combination of punk group Minor Threats first two EPs, Minor Threat and In My Eyes. ... Minor Threat was a combination of punk group Minor Threats first two EPs, Minor Threat and In My Eyes. ... Minor Threat was a hardcore punk band from Washington DC from the 1980s. ... Mistaken Identity, released in 1981, was the ninth studio album by Kim Carnes. ... Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... Mob Rules is Black Sabbaths 11th album. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Miyuki Nakajima ) (born February 23, 1952 - ) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. ... Movement was New Orders debut album, released in November 1981 on Factory Records. ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955 in Sarstedt, Germany) is a hard rock and heavy metal guitarist of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions. ... Music from The Elder is a 1981 concept album released by the American hard rock band Kiss. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a 1981 album by Brian Eno and David Byrne, titled after Amos Tutuolas 1954 novel of the same name. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Brian Eno (pronounced ) (born Brian Peter George St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gino Vannelli (born June 16, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian singer/songwriter. ... No Sleep til Hammersmith was Motörheads first live album. ... Motörhead are a Grammy Award-winning British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy (real name Ian Kilmister), who has remained the sole constant member. ... Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret is the first album released by the groundbreaking synthpop/New Wave duo Soft Cell, released in 1981 by Some Bizarre Records. ... Soft Cell was an English synthesizer duo during the early 1980s (currently re-formed). ... October is the second album by Irish rock band U2, released in 1981. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Oingo Boingo was a critically acclaimed American New Wave rock band better known for their influence, soundtrack contributions, and high energy Halloween concerts rather than their chart successes. ... Dion DiMucci (born Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939), better known as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter, now widely recognized as one of the top singers of his era, blending the best elements of doo-wop, pop, and R&B styles. ... Penis Envy, released in 1981, was the third LP by anarchist punk band Crass. ... For information about the anarchist writer, see Chris Crass Crass was an English anarchist punk rock band, formed in 1977[1][2] and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex. ... Physical was an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1981. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Place without a Postcard is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1981 under the Columbia Records label. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Play Me Out is the first solo record by former Deep Purple and Trapeze bassist/ vocalist Glenn Hughes. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... Point of Entry is a heavy metal album from the band Judas Priest. ... Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham. ... Prayers On Fire, by The Birthday Party, was released in 1981 by 4AD. This was the bands first full length release on an international record label, after leaving Australia to broaden horizons in England. ... The Birthday Party was an Australian post punk rock group, active from 1977 to 1983. ... Precious Time is the third album of Pat Benatar, released in 1981. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Prince Charming meets Cinderella in a 1912 book of fairy tales. ... Adam & the Ants were a rock and roll group during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... A detective is an officer of the police who performs criminal or administrative investigations, in some police departments, the lowest rank among such investigators (above the lowest rank of officers and below sergeants), a civilian licensed to investigate information not readily available in public records (a private investigator, also called... Daryl Hall (born Daryl Franklin Hohl on October 11, 1946, Pottstown, Pennsylvania) is an American singer and songwriter best known as half of the music duo Hall & Oates (with music partner John Oates). ... -1... Punks Not Dead is the debut album by the punk band The Exploited, which was released in 1981 through Secret Records. ... The Exploited ( ) are a punk rock band from the second wave of UK punk, formed in late 1979 or early 1980. ... Quiero Ser is Menudos 8th album in Spanish and it was the second one released in 1981. ... This article concerns the boy band Menudo. ... The final King Crimson studio album released in the 1970s, Red (1974) serves as a conclusion of one era in the groups musical development and exploration through its fusion of the heavy metal sound from the previous two albums, whilst blending the jazz rock moods of the Lizard era... Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae band probably best known for their hits Shine Eye Gal, Guess Whos Coming to Dinner, Sinsemilla, Solidarity, and What Is Life?. They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. ... Species See text. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... She Shot Me Down is a 1981 album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ... 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Street songs is also a seminal 1981 Rick James album. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... Tattoo You is an album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981. ... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... Lifes like that sometimes, isnt it? — Stanshall prepares to sing The Sound of Music with the Bonzo Dog Band on Do Not Adjust Your Set. ... Time is a concept album by Electric Light Orchestra released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... “ELO” redirects here. ... Tin Drum is the last studio album produced by Japan. ... Tom Tom Club was Tom Tom Clubs 1981 first album and contained the UK hit singles: Wordy Rappinghood, which reached No. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... Too Fast for Love is the debut record of American glam metal band Mötley Crüe. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... Torch is an album by Carly Simon. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Album released in 1981 by Elvis Costello Personnel Elvis Costello: Vocals, guitars, all instruments on Big Sisters Clothes Steve Nieve: Piano, organ Bruce Thomas: Bass Pete Thomas: Drums Glenn Tilbrook: Vocal on From a Whisper to a Scream Martin Belmont: Guitar on From a Whisper to a Scream Produced... Elvis Costello Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish descent. ... The Visitors is the eighth and final album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Helix is a heavy metal band from Canada. ... Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, jazz, and pop. ... Wild-Eyed Southern Boys is the fourth studio album by southern rock band . ... . ... Wünsche fliegen übers Meer (Wishes Are Flying Over the Sea) is the eleventh studio album released by German Schlager group Die Flippers. ... Die Flippers (The Flippers) are a German Schlager group formed in 1964. ... Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a songwriter, musician and actor. ...

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1981.

# Artist Title Year Chart Entries
1 Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes 1981 UK 10 - May 1981, US BB 1 - Apr 1981, US CashBox 2 of 1981, Canada 1 - Apr 1981, Holland 16 - May 1981, Australia 06 of 1981, Germany 18 of the 1980s, Germany 01 - Jun 1981, France 46 of all time, South Africa 2 of 1981, Grammy in 1981, RYM 16 of 1981, RIAA 268, Scrobulate 66 of 80s, Acclaimed 738
2 Phil Collins In the Air Tonight 1981 UK 2 - Jan 1981, US BB 19 - Jul 1981, US BB 27 of 1981, Canada 3 - Jun 1981, Holland 1 - Feb 1981, Australia 23 of 1981, Germany 44 of the 1980s, Germany 02 - Mar 1981, Europe 13 of the 1980s, Belgium 230 of all time, RYM 15 of 1981, POP 16 of 1981, Scrobulate 60 of pop, Acclaimed 1238
3 John Lennon Woman 1981 UK 1 - Jan 1981, US BB 2 - Jan 1981, US BB 30 of 1981, US CashBox 16 of 1981, Canada 1 - Jan 1981, Holland 21 - Mar 1981, Germany 213 of the 1980s, Germany 07 - Feb 1981, Éire 1 - Feb 1981, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks Feb 1981, Virgin 59, RYM 22 of 1981, POP 34 of 1981
4 The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 1981 UK 1 - Oct 1981, US BB 3 - Oct 1981, US BB 25 of 1981, US CashBox 35 of 1981, Canada 1 - Sep 1981, Holland 1 - Sep 1981, Éire 1 - Nov 1981, RYM 29 of 1981, POP 51 of 1981, Scrobulate 59 of new wave, Acclaimed 2178
5 Kool & The Gang Celebration 1981 UK 7 - Nov 1980, US BB 1 - Nov 1980, US BB 15 of 1981, US CashBox 10 of 1981, Holland 2 - Dec 1980, Germany 26 - Jan 1981, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks Aug 1981, South Africa 16 of 1981, RYM 200 of 1980, POP 9 of 1981, RIAA 214, Scrobulate 17 of disco, Acclaimed 1668, Party 9 of 2007

Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... Bette Davis Eyes is the name of a song, best known for being performed by Kim Carnes. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... In the Air Tonight is a song by Phil Collins which first appeared on his 1981 album, Face Value. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... For the song Woman by Wolfmother, click here Woman is a song by John Lennon: it is an ode to his wife Yoko Ono, which is introduced by Lennon whispering, For the other half of the sky . ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hit single by rock group The Police. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ... Celebration is a song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!. The song dominated the radio for nearly the entire year, and is still heard today at weddings and parties. ...

Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)


"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon (3 weeks in 1980+ 2 weeks in 1981)
"The Tide Is High" - Blondie (1)
"Celebration" - Kool & The Gang (2)
"9 To 5" - Dolly Parton (2)
"I Love A Rainy Night" - Eddie Rabbitt (2)
"Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon (1)
"Rapture" - Blondie (2)
"Kiss On My List" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (3)
"Morning Train (9 To 5)" - Sheena Easton (2)
"Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes (9, best selling single of the year)
"Stars on 45 Medley" - Stars On 45 (1)
"The One That You Love" - Air Supply (1)
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield (2)
"Endless Love" - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (9)
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" - Christopher Cross (3)
"Private Eyes" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (2)
"Physical" - Olivia Newton-John (6 weeks in 1981 + 4 weeks in 1982) John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s and peaked in the early 1980s. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Hall & Oates is a popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall & John Oates. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... Bette Davis Eyes is the name of a song, best known for being performed by Kim Carnes. ... Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... The Stars on 45 Medley was a song issued in 1981 by the studio group Stars on 45. ... Cover of Greatest Stars on 45 Stars on 45 (known in some countries as Starsound) were a Dutch novelty pop act that was briefly very popular in the UK, Europe and the U.S. in the very early 1980s. ... Air Supply is a duo of soft rock musicians who had a succession of hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a songwriter, musician and actor. ... Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, jazz, and pop. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Arthur is a 1981 film which tells the story of drunken playboy millionaire Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore), who was on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). ... Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter. ... Hall & Oates is a popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall & John Oates. ... Physical is an Olivia Newton-John song that was a #1 hit. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ...


"There's No One Quite Like Grandma" - St Winifred's School Choir (1 week in 1980 + 1 week in 1981)
"Imagine" - John Lennon (4)
"Woman" - John Lennon (2)
"Shaddup You Face" - Joe Dolce Music Theatre (3)
"Jealous Guy"- Roxy Music (2)
"This Ole House" - Shakin' Stevens (3)
"Making Your Mind Up" - Bucks Fizz (3)
"Stand And Deliver" - Adam & The Ants (5)
"Being With You" - Smokey Robinson (2)
"One Day In Your Life" - Michael Jackson (2)
"Ghost Town" - Specials (3)
"Green Door"- Shakin' Stevens (4)
"Japanese Boy" - Aneka (1)
"Tainted Love" - Soft Cell (2 - best selling single of 1981)
"Prince Charming" - Adam & The Ants (4)
"It's My Party" - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin (4)
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" - The Police (1)
"Under Pressure" - Queen & David Bowie (2)
"Begin the Beguine" - Julio Iglesias (1)
"Don't You Want Me" - Human League (3 weeks in 1981 + 2 weeks in 1982) St Winifreds School Choir, from St Winifreds Roman Catholic Primary School in Stockport, United Kingdom, was a choir of children trained by choir mistress, Terri Foley, who released a song in 1980 that became the British Christmas number one single of that year. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Joe Dolce Joe Dolce (, originally pronounced ; born 1947 in Painesville, Ohio) is an American-born, Australian-resident singer/songwriter who achieved fame with the song Shaddap You Face, recorded under his vehicle, the group named Joe Dolce Music Theatre. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Shakin Stevens (born Michael Barrett, 4 March 1948) is a Welsh rock and roll singer born in Cardiff, who has the distinction of being the top selling UK singles artist of the 1980s. ... Bucks Fizz: Cheryl Baker, Bobby G, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston Bucks Fizz is an English pop group, formed in 1981 to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest that year. ... For similar terms like Adam Adamant, Atom Ant, adamant, adamantium, etc, see Adamant (disambiguation). ... William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Specials album cover The Specials were a British band formed in 1977 in Coventry (see 1977 in music). ... Shakin Stevens (born Michael Barrett, 4 March 1948) is a Welsh rock and roll singer born in Cardiff, who has the distinction of being the top selling UK singles artist of the 1980s. ... Aneka (born Mary Sandeman) is a Scottish singer, who hit number one in the UK singles chart in August 1981 with her one hit wonder song, Japanese Boy. // The song only lasted a week at the top spot, but stayed in the chart for 12 weeks. ... Soft Cell was an English synthesizer duo during the early 1980s (currently re-formed). ... For similar terms like Adam Adamant, Atom Ant, adamant, adamantium, etc, see Adamant (disambiguation). ... Its My Party is a song popularized by singer Lesley Gore in 1963. ... Dave Stewart is a musician who is best known for recording with singer Barbara Gaskin. ... Barbara Gaskin is a British musician who, with her partner Germany with a cover of the song Its my party. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Begin the Beguine is a song written by Cole Porter and introduced by June Knight in the Broadway musical Jubilee (1934). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ...

Other significant singles of the year

Aie a Mwana is the first single released by English girl group Bananarama. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... One Of Us is the first single from ABBAs final studio album The Visitors, their eighth album for Polar, and their seventh album for Epic and Atlantic. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Adam & the Ants were a rock and roll group during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Altered Images were a popular band who formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980. ... Altered Images were a popular band who formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980. ... Gary U.S. Bonds (born Gary Anderson, June 6, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and rock n roll singer. ... Graham Bonnet (born 23 December 1947, in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England) went on to sing for many different rock bands, including Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Impellitteri and Alcatrazz. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Bucks Fizz: Cheryl Baker, Bobby G, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston Bucks Fizz is an English pop group, formed in 1981 to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest that year. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... The Cars were an American rock band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged from the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Terry Cashman is a New York City born singer-songwriter best known for his 1981 hit Talkin Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... Elvis Costello Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish descent. ... Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Paul L. Davis (born April 21, 1948 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American singer, best known for his radio hits which spanned from his first single in 1970 into the early 1980s. ... Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews on 6 March 1947, in Little Horton near Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 40 years. ... A song by Depeche Mode Reached number 8 in the UK Singles Charts in 1981 - Avalible on Speak & Spell and The Singles 1981-1985 A remix by Daniel Miller is avalible on the album Remixes 81-04. ... Depeche Mode are a band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Too-Rye-Ay (1983) Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] - were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... Too-Rye-Ay (1983) Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] - were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician, producer, and inventor. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Foreigner is a pop/rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... Urgent is the title of a 1981 song by prominent American Rock band Foreigner, from their album 4. ... Foreigner is a pop/rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ... Freeez is a dance music group from London England who had two Top 10 hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1983. ... Fun Boy Three The Fun Boy Three were a short-lived but successful multi-racial English band which ran from 1981 to 1983 and was headed by singer Terry Hall after he left The Specials. ... Renée Geyer. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Godley & Creme is a duo of musicians and music video directors. ... Godley & Creme is a duo of musicians and music video directors. ... Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948), is a Plaisance, Guyana born musician. ... Haircut One Hundred (also known as Haircut 100) was a pop-New Wave band formed in 1980. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... Heaven 17 are an English synthpop band originating in Sheffield in the early 1980s. ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ... Imagination were a three piece soul music band from the United Kingdom in the early 1980s, sometimes described as Britains first black supergroup. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Quincy Delightt Jones Jr. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Linx were a British soul/funk duo consisting of David Grant and Peter Martin. ... Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... It Must Be Love is a song originally written and recorded in 1971 by Labi Siffre. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... Sugar Minnott (born May 25, 1956) is a Jamaican singer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Modern Romance was a pop music band with a distinctive trumpet-driven sound, formed in 1981 by previous members of punk band Leyton Buzzards. ... Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928; sometimes also credited as Dan Savio or Leo Nichols) is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. ... The Motels were a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for Only the Lonely and Suddenly, Last Summer, both of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. ... Motorhead (live) is a single by Motörhead, performing their eponymous song live. ... Motörhead are a Grammy Award-winning British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy (real name Ian Kilmister), who has remained the sole constant member. ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... Juice Newton was born Judy Kay Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... Capitol USA 7 single Queen of Hearts is a pop song written by Hank DeVito. ... Juice Newton was born Judy Kay Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 40 hits. ... Tom Petty Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Hazel OConnor (born 16 May 1955 in Coventry, England) is a British singer and actress. ... Beginning of the Odyssey The Odyssey (Greek Οδύσσεια (Odússeia) ) is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the Ionian poet Homer. ... Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD) are a synth pop group whose founder members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, UK. OMD record for Virgin Records (originally for Virgins DinDisc subsidiary). ... Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ... Pigbag were a Jazz Revival band who came to prominence in the early 1980s on the back of the post-punk movement. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of singer/bassist Sting (Gordon Sumner), guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an iconic artist, having released several hundred songs, both under his own name and through other artists. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential English post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... The Quick was a dance pop duo from England that consisted of vocalist Colin Col Campsie and bassist/keyboardist George McFarlane. ... Richard Gowers Racey in Denmark in 2006 Racey was a British pop group, formed in 1976 in Weston-super-Mare, by singer Phil Fursdon and Clive Wilson. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, disco, jazz, and pop. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Saxon are a British heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. ... The Greatest American Hero is an American television series which aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. It premiered as a two hour movie pilot on March 18, 1981. ... Joey Scarbury Joey Scarbury (born June 7, 1955) is an adult contemporary singer who had a hit song, Theme from Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not), in 1981. ... Pete Shelley Pete Shelley (born Peter McNeish, April 17, 1955 in Leigh, Lancashire) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best-known as the leader of Buzzcocks, one of the first generation punk rock groups from England. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Is That Love was the first single released from Squeezes fourth album, East Side Story. ... Squeeze are an English rock music band that came to prominence in the New Wave period of the late 1970s. ... Labelled With Love was the third single released from Squeezes fourth album, East Side Story. ... Squeeze are an English rock music band that came to prominence in the New Wave period of the late 1970s. ... Tempted was the second single released from Squeezes fourth album, East Side Story. ... Squeeze are an English rock music band that came to prominence in the New Wave period of the late 1970s. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer born and raised in London. ... The Stranglers are an English rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. ... Stray Cats was formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... The Teardrop Explodes (L to R) Alan Gill, Julian Cope, Gary Dwyer and David Balfe The Teardrop Explodes was a British New Wave/Neo-Psychedelic band formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Tenpole Tudor were a British punk band led by Edward Tudor-Pole (born December 6, 1954). ... Toyah Ann Willcox (born 18 May 1958 in Kings Heath, Birmingham) is an English actress and singer. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... UB40 are a British dub/reggae band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. ... Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) was one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) was one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... The picture cover of The Undertones 1979 Youve Got My Number (Why Dont You Use It!) single The Undertones are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Gino Vannelli (born June 16, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian singer/songwriter. ... Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου IPA: ) is a world-renowned Greek composer of electronic, new age and classical music and musical performer, under the artist name Vangelis Papathanassiou (Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου) or just Vangelis (a diminutive of Evangelos) [IPA: or ]. He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots... The Vapors were a New Wave band from England that existed between 1979 and 1981. ... Visage was a New Romantic band that began life in 1978, mainly to provide some danceable music to be played on Steve Stranges and Rusty Egans Billys London nightclub. ... Grover Washington, Jr. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936) was the bassist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from its founding in 1962 until 1993. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ...

Published popular music

9 to 5 is the title of a hit song for the 1980 film comedy Nine to Five starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and, in her film debut, Dolly Parton. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Nine to Five, also known as 9 to 5, is a 1980 comedy movie starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman and a television series of the same name starring Rachel Dennison, Rita Moreno, and Valerie Curtin. ... George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943[1][2] – 29 November 2001[3]) was an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author and sitarist best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... The Jazz Singer was a 1980 musical remake of the 1927 classic, The Jazz Singer. ... Tom Eyen Tom Eyen (August 14, 1940 - May 26, 1991) was a Tony Award-winning, Grammy Award-winning, and Emmy Award-nominated playwright, lyricist, television writer, and theatre director. ... Henry Krieger is an American composer who wrote the music for Dreamgirls, Side Show, and other works of musical theatre. ... Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, which opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Arthur is a 1981 film which tells the story of drunken playboy millionaire Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore), who was on the brink of an arranged marriage to a wealthy heiress, Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). ... Billy Vera (born May 28, 1944) is an American singer and actor. ... Rod Temperton is a British musician and songwriter. ... William Smokey Robinson, Sr. ... The Greatest American Hero is an American television series which aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. It premiered as a two hour movie pilot on March 18, 1981. ... Mike Post (born Leland Michael Postil on September 29, 1944) is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer of music and theme songs for many of the most popular TV dramas first shown in the United States. ... — Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx, a tenure which lasted from 1962 to 1999. ... Jackie DeShannon, real name Sharon Lee Myers, (born August 21, 1944) is an American singer/songwriter with a string of hit song credits from the 1960s onwards. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a songwriter, musician and actor. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Joseph Raposo Jr. ... The Great Muppet Caper is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Mike Post (born Leland Michael Postil on September 29, 1944) is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer of music and theme songs for many of the most popular TV dramas first shown in the United States. ... Betty Joan Perske (born on September 16, 1924), better known as Lauren Bacall, is a Golden Globe– and Tony Award–winning, as well as Academy Award–nominated, American film and stage actress. ... Woman of the Year is a 1942 romantic comedy film in which a feminist, chosen Woman of the Year, tries to keep the spark in her personal relationship. ...

Classical music

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Milton Byron Babbitt (born May 10, 1916) is an American composer. ... George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of modern and avant garde music. ... Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE (b. ... Joël-François Durand (born 17th September, 1954) is a French composer born in Orléans. ... George Lloyd (28 June 1913 - 3 July 1998) was an English composer of late-Romantic classical music. ... Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. ... Tehillim is a piece of music by American composer Steve Reich, written in 1981. ... Roger Huntington Sessions (28 December 1896 – 16 March 1985) was an American composer, critic and teacher of music. ... Seiji Ozawa , born September 1, 1935) is a Japanese conductor. ... The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the worlds premiere orchestras. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Music was first awarded in 1943. ... Robert (Wilfred Levick) Simpson (March 2, 1921 - December 21, 1997) was an English musicologist and composer best known for his symphonies and string quartets. ... The conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski (born October 3, 1923) was born in Lwow, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine) and became best known for his work with the Minnesota Orchestra. ...

Opera

The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Conrad Stephen Susa, born on 26 April 1935 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, is an American composer. ... Richard Street (top right corner) on the cover of the 1984 Temptations LP Truly for You. ...

Musical theater

Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Original cast recording Barnum is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical with book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bring Back Birdie is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... The New London Theatre is a theatre located on the corners of Drury Lane and Parker Street in the Covent Garden area of London. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, which opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Imperial Theater can also refer to the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan The Imperial Theater was the Schubert brothers fiftieth theater in New York City. ... Merrily We Roll Along is a musical with a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. ... The Neil Simon Theater, formerly known as the Alvin Theater, is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in Manhattan, New York City which has produced many notable musicals and plays. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Poster announcing the copyright performance at the Bijou Theatre, Paignton The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Woman of the Year is a 1942 romantic comedy film in which a feminist, chosen Woman of the Year, tries to keep the spark in her personal relationship. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Musical films

The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... The Great Muppet Caper is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Jazz Singer was a 1980 musical remake of the 1927 classic, The Jazz Singer. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ...

Births

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Carmen Monarcha (born January 5, 1981 in Belém, Pará, Brazil) is an opera singer. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, sometimes referred to as a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kelly Rowland (born Kelendria Trene Rowland on February 11, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful R&B girl group Destinys Child, the worlds best-selling female group of all... Destinys Child was a three-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter known for his mature and lyrical baritone voice. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with New Found Glory. ... New Found Glory (formerly A New Found Glory) is an American pop punk band, that formed in 1997 in Coral Springs, Florida and is currently based in California. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Russell Lissack (born March 11, 1981) is the lead guitarist of London-based indie rock band Bloc Party. ... Bloc Party are an British indie rock band. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Theresa Sokyrka (born April 1, 1981 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alex Band (born Alexander Max Band, June 8, 1981, Los Angeles, California) is the singer in the Los Angeles based band, The Calling. ... The Calling is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brandon Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is the vocalist and keyboardist in the American synth rock band The Killers. ... The Killers are a Grammy Award-nominated American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Blake Colin Lewis (born July 21, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up to Jordin Sparks on the sixth season of American Idol. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Iracema Trevisan (Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, September 28, 1981), also known as Ira, is the bassist for Brazilian indie-electro band CSS. Was one of the people in charge of calling friends to start the group — as a joke, because she was tired of playing in a serious... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... Destinys Child was a three-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ashley Roberts (born 14 September 1981) is an American pop singer and dancer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Christina Milian (born Christine Flores on September 26, 1981) is an American actress and Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and former MTV host. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981), known professionally as Jamelia, is an English R&B singer, songwriter and sometime model and actress. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kele Okereke (born Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke October 13, 1981 in Liverpool), is the vocalist and guitarist for English art rock band Bloc Party. ... Bloc Party are an British indie rock band. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nick White Nick White (born October 15, 1981) is a musician who plays keyboards in the indie-pop group Tilly and the Wall from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Tilly and the Wall is an indie pop group from Omaha, Nebraska. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Sarah Nicole Harding (born 17 November 1981, in Ascot) is an English singer in the girl group Girls Aloud and has recently gone into modelling, who grew up as a Catholic in Heald Green, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. ... Girls Aloud (often known simply as GA) are a Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF award-winning and BRIT Award-nominated British girl group created on ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kimberley Jane Walsh (born November 20, 1981) is an English singer and member of pop group Girls Aloud. ... Girls Aloud (often known simply as GA) are a Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF award-winning and BRIT Award-nominated British girl group created on ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is an English singer-songwriter. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Amy Hartzler (born Amy Lynn Lee and best known as Amy Lee, December 13, 1981 in Riverside, California) is an American singer-songwriter and classically-trained pianist. ... Evanescence is a Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 by singer Amy Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody. ...

Deaths

is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music ranging from orchestral, to opera, choral, and piano music. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adele Astaire, 1927 Lady Charles Cavendish (September 10, 1896 -January 25, 1981) [1], better known as Adele Astaire was an American dancer and entertainer. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Geirr (Nils) Tveitt (October 19, 1908–February 1, 1981) was one of Norways most distinguished composers in the 20th century. ... Ernst Pepping (September 12, 1901 – February 1, 1981) was a German composer of classical music born in Duisburg. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Haley, with his band, the Comets, was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour the United Kingdom. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the astronaut, see Michael J. Bloomfield Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American musician, guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, into a well-off Jewish family on Chicagos North Side. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. ... Maurice Zbriger (born July 10, 1896, Kamenets-Podolskiy, Ukraine; died April 5, 1981, Montreal, Canada) was a Jewish violinist, composer and conductor. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Kit Lambert (May 11, 1935 – April 7, 1981) was a record producer and the manager for The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Burt Shevelove (1915 - 8 April 1981) was an American musical theater writer, lyricist, librettist, and director. ... Libretto can also refer to a sub-notebook PC manufactured by Toshiba. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Ivan Alexander Galamian (January 23, 1903–April 14, 1981) was one of the most influential violin teachers of the Twentieth Century. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Currie was the bassist for the British rock band T. Rex from 1970 to 1976. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Bob Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other men named Robert Bennett, see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Marius Casadesus (born October 24, 1892, died October 13, 1981) was a French violinist and composer. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Georges Brassens (French IPA: ) (October 22, 1921 - October 29, 1981) was a French acoustic singer and songwriter. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lotte Lenya (October 18, 1898 – November 27, 1981), singer and actor, born Karoline Wilhelmine Blamauer, in Vienna, Austria. ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cornelius Cardew (May 7, 1936 – London, December 13, 1981) was an English avant-garde composer, and founder (with Howard Skempton and Michael Parsons) of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental performing ensemble. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. ...

Awards

Grammy Awards

Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ...

Country Music Association Awards

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

Eurovision Song Contest

The modern logo was introduced for the 2004 Contest (in Istanbul) to create a consistent visual identity. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1981 was the 26th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on April 4, 1981 in Dublin. ...

Charts

List of No. 1 Hits

This is a list of #1 Hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1981: See also: 1981 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States | 1981 in music ...

KROQ

  • KROQ Top 106.7 Countdown of 1981

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Philip Tagg | Music Teacher Training Problemsand Popular Music Research (1981) (3402 words)
Music teaching is still in a critical state in many industrialised countries and Sweden is no exception to the rule.
I feel that this aspect of popular music is in sore need of public research, not least because the individual living his/her life in the everyday mainstream of popular music deserves as much of our research time and energy as the rock or jazz fan.
The study of this music, it is clear in both practice and theory, requires a radically different type of systematisation to that offered at present in the higher education of music.
Starr Music Home (371 words)
To share as much of my knowledge, experience, and love of music as possible with every student, with an eye to guiding each one toward becoming his or her own teacher in a lifelong pursuit of musical activity of any form or in any style.
I have extensive experience in a variety of musical settings and styles, both solo and group: classical, jazz, commercial (including pop/rock, R and B, blues, and others), and on all the instruments I teach.
Having earned my Master of Music degree from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, I was also elected to the Pi Kappa Lambda Society, an honorary organization recognizing outstanding achievement in music, in 1981.
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