80s

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Musical identity is more important than actual date of release. Try to keep bands that are more iconic/representative of the genre closer to the beginning of the list. If you violently disagree with an existing categorization, talk about it in chat before you edit.

Be friendly with your merges.

Subgenres:

Synthpop ("look, everyone, we've invented the synthesizer!"):

 Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Tiffany 


New Wave (possibly including New Romantic, kinda gothy, especially in England):

 The Cure, Duran Duran, Thompson Twins


Hair metal, aka butt-rock (ha ha, I fucked Amp's mom):

 Skid Row, Def Leppard, Van Halen


Also relevant, but less so to this show:

Alternative rock (which was seeded in the 80s, but did not really achieve musical identity on a large scale until the 90s):

 R.E.M, They Might Be Giants, Talking Heads

Hardcore punk:

 Black Flag, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys


House music (not a lot of multi-hit artists here):

 C&C Music Factory, Technotronic, Kylie Minogue

Early Rap:

 Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang, Ice Cube

Requests (aka "to be sorted"):

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