Best Sellers From The ’80s
Despite their busy solo schedules, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Genesis[/lastfm] members Banks, Rutherford and Collins found time to record and release Invisible Touch in 1986. It spawned five Top 5 singles, the first band to do so, and sold […]
Though Nylon Curtain was an interesting album, it didn’t generate the kind of sales figures to which Mr. William Joel had become accustomed. With An Innocent Man, he returned to his roots and moved millions.
…But Seriously was an album of ‘fours’ for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Phil Collins[/lastfm]: it marked a return to solo work after a four-year absence and spawned four hit singles.
Already a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and former member of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Genesis[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm] became an international superstar with the release of his fifth album, So, in May 1986.
Having discovered a formula that sold them nearly ten million copies of their Eliminator album, Texas trio Z.Z. Top and their producer, Bill Ham, saw no reason to mess with success.
A set that took Springsteen nearly a year and a half to complete, The River is considered one of his finest recordings and is one of his best sellers.
The one who prompted the media to reinvent the term “gender bender,” Boy George, and his band, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Culture Club[/lastfm], were pegged to be a “flash-in-the-pan” by every serious music critic to write a sentence […]
Odds-makers would have not likely bet a third [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Boston[/lastfm] album would have amounted to much on the charts. But they would’ve been wrong. There were enough of the 17 million fans who bought the first […]
When [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]David Lee Roth[/lastfm] first left [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Van Halen[/lastfm] in 1985, the band considered tabbing a different guest vocalist for each song on their next album. Instead, they signed up [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sammy Hagar[/lastfm] as […]