The Great 80s Project: 1980

Back in May 2017, Real Gone launched “The Great 70s Project”, a ten week exploration of a classic decade’s worth of music.  By side-stepping a couple of the obvious hits and digging deeper into back-catalogue albums, we were able to present a very broad look at the albums of the era and it became one of the site’s most popular features.

A long time in the planning, we’re pleased to present The Great 80s Project, a similar exploration of the decade that brought us a multitude of synth-pop, shiny tunes, bright colours, Live Aid and a handful of stadium giants.

As before, you’ll find various favourite hits and familiar material, but we hope that our trawl through the archives will introduce you to a few new discoveries along the way.

1980 features tracks from some of the years biggest hit-makers: The Jam, The Specials, David Bowie, Queen and UB40 – but in true Real Gone tradition, not necessarily the songs you’d expect.  You’ll also find deep cuts by some of the era’s more overlooked talents, including Pearl Harbour & The Explosions and The Sherbs.

…And obviously, this is just the beginning.  Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be bringing you several hours’ worth of musical treats.

You can also re-visit our Great 70s Project here.