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25 Huge Bands from the '80s You Totally Forgot Existed

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 1 of 26: Oh, the '80s. Depending on who you ask, the fashion, music, and other pop culture trends that defined the decade are remembered today either with genuine fondness or deep-rooted disdain. After all, teased hair, neon leg warmers, and quirky synth-pop aren't everyone's cup of tea. But no matter where you stand, you have to admit that the decadent '80s had a look, feel, and, most importantly, sound all their own.Whether you were a budding musician or a veteran recording artist in the '80s, it seemed that there was a collective decision to head to the local pawn shop to trade in your guitar for a synthesizer, keyboard, or something else without strings. This resulted in a frenetic style of popular music in the '80s that was varying degrees of groundbreaking, embarrassing, and just plain confusing. You probably have a few artists in mind that fit one or maybe even all of those criteria, but we're betting you don't know all of the '80s bands, duos, and groups who had massive mainstream success in the decade. Here are 25 huge bands from the '80s you probably forgot about. And for more memorable '80s music, check out 25 Songs Every '80s Kid Knows By Heart.

25 Huge Bands from the '80s You Totally Forgot Existed

Oh, the '80s. Depending on who you ask, the fashion, music, and other pop culture trends that defined the decade are remembered today either with genuine fondness or deep-rooted disdain. After all, teased hair, neon leg warmers, and quirky synth-pop aren't everyone's cup of tea. But no matter where you stand, you have to admit that the decadent '80s had a look, feel, and, most importantly, sound all their own.

Whether you were a budding musician or a veteran recording artist in the '80s, it seemed that there was a collective decision to head to the local pawn shop to trade in your guitar for a synthesizer, keyboard, or something else without strings. This resulted in a frenetic style of popular music in the '80s that was varying degrees of groundbreaking, embarrassing, and just plain confusing. You probably have a few artists in mind that fit one or maybe even all of those criteria, but we're betting you don't know all of the '80s bands, duos, and groups who had massive mainstream success in the decade. Here are 25 huge bands from the '80s you probably forgot about. And for more memorable '80s music, check out 25 Songs Every '80s Kid Knows By Heart.

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