The Million Sellers — The Eighties

It was a decade of change.

The music indus­try of the decade of the eight­ies seen vast changes to the way it record­ed the artists, mas­sive changes to the tech­nol­o­gy which made music, and seen its sin­gle most prof­itable decade in its record­ed his­to­ry.

The years of 1980 to 1989 also seen the biggest shift in music tastes which became “main­stream”.  A slow and steady shift away from the band based instru­men­tal hits to the synth pop bands like The Pet Shop Boys, Orches­tral Maneu­vers in the Dark to Gary Numan.  The 1980’s would go on to shape the tastes of music for an entire gen­er­a­tion going into the 90’s and into the ear­ly part of the new mil­len­ni­um.

A lot of us, like myself, grew up with the music from the 80’s.  Join Vic Morn­ing­ton this after­noon on Radio Riel Main, Sep­tem­ber 6th from 5pm till 7pm PST as well all take a look back to music which is now more than two decades old…yeah, feel­ing old­er now?  I am 🙁

This Mil­lion Sell­ers show will be slight­ly dif­fer­ent to pre­vi­ous ones.  Even though the indus­try of the time seen mas­sive prof­its, there was very few clear cut mil­lion sell­ing hits in a sin­gle coun­try for the decade of the 80’s.  This months songs will have made over 1 mil­lion sales world­wide, instead of only in one coun­try.

Togeth­er with the broad­cast, res­i­dents with­in Sec­ond Life can lis­ten in live as well by going to Radio Riel’s “Claren­don” in the City State of New Bab­bage. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Babbage/203/89/103

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