I'm quite synth-pop mad. Favourites are Alphaville, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, a-ha, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music, Human League, Soft Cell, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Also quite a Paul Young fan as well.
The Smith's no doubt. Morrissey is a real jerk, but there's no denying the Smith's made great music. This charming man? Brilliant. Every time I hear it I just want to grab a drink and idly move around the room, swaying to the music.
OMG...Eagles, Aerosmith,Robert Plant, Lynard Skynard, Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, Journey, Led Zepplin, Van halen, Boston, Forgeiner, Prince, Earth Wind n Fire, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, INXS, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison...this list can go on forever...a lot of good music in our World...these bands are some of my fav's
I am firmly of the opinion that the musical legacy of the 1980's is at least equal to, if not more important than the sixties. Don't get me wrong, I love the Beatles and the Stones and they do have a major influence on what has come since. You can throw in others such as Dylan, the Kinks and others but the output of the eighties does make things very close. For my money, I loved Madness and Adam & The Ants. The Eurythmics and Depeche Mode produced some stunning stuff. Ultravox are a most underrated band, as are XTC. From the US of course we had Madonna, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys.