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The Mid 1980s
The Mid 1980s, with Michael Jackson's success of "Thriller", Disco was becoming absorbed into a pre Hip-Hop genre transforming itself into "Dance". The conservative movement was on the rise along with high technology in the new digital age. The Yuppie was born, polyester was out and the "Members Only" look was in.
1983 was the year Disco died and Punk went Pop, sounding even more homogenized with the “Post Punk” sounds such as The Safety Dance which was a smash by Men Without Hats, Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me With Science, and The Police hit #1 with Every Breath You Take. Glam Metal was making a comeback with Mötley Crüe’s Shout at the Devil and Michael Jackson was dubbed the King of Pop.
By 1984, Cyndi Lauper made it clear that Girls Just Want To Have Fun and the Material Girl herself, Madonna signals a whole new genre of Dance. Huey Lewis’s Sports LP topped the charts and The Miami Vice fad was moving in. Loud sneakers and “boom boxes” fill the city streets and Dance was the main sound. Bernhard Goetz became a household name after being held up by four African-American youths aboard an express train in the Bronx. Goetz was hailed a hero for shooting them. The event started a national debate about urban crime. In November, Ronald Regan was re-elected for a second term as president.
In 1985, President Regan was inaugurated to a second term as president. A trend of Metro-Wave style of Rock was transforming the New Wave genre to a more urban sound in big city groups such as Pet Shop Boys, Till Tuesday and Tears For Fears. Movie hits were big in this year with St. Elmo’s Fire and Bryan Adams hits #1 with Summer Of ’69.
1986 was a year of a tragedies. On January 28th, The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in the sky in front of a classroom in N. H. to witness the disaster with their teacher on board Christa McAuliffe and on April 26th, a disaster occurred at a Russian nuclear power pant at Chernobyl. On November 3rd, the Iran–Contra hearings began in Washington. Top Gun was the blockbuster of the year featuring the hit Take My Breath Away by Berlin and Bon Jovi debuts his album Slippery When Wet kicking of a new trend of Heavy Metal know as Hair Bands.

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