The 80s were indisputably the greatest decade in general for music. Pop music got bigger than it ever would be before or after, we had the advent of hair metal, R&B and hip-hop became more and more of a dominating force. Everything just seemed so massive.
A lot of classic 80s albums have held up today, and in particular, these 10 are ones that we're pretty sure everybody had.
Let's get the obvious out of the way: everybody had Thriller. It's literally the highest-selling album of all time.
Most bands would give up after the death of their lead singer, but instead, AC/DC released Back In Black. 'Nuff said.
Bruce Springsteen earned his nickname of "The Boss" with Born In The USA.
Guns N' Roses welcomed us to the jungle when Appetite For Destruction first released in 1989.
Even more classic albums came out in the 80s, keep reading to see which ones we all had!
Whitney's self-titled album is an absolute classic to this day.
You just know you listened to Phil Collins's No Jacket Required a ton.
Purple Rain the movie is just kinda okay. Purple Rain the ALBUM is a f***ing masterpiece.
Who doesn't love Dire Straits? Nobody, that's who, because Brothers In Arms sold amazingly well.
It truly was the decade of hair metal, because Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet got played at every single party.
Not to mention the fact that you couldn't go to any bar without hearing "Pour Some Sugar On Me."
Follow me and everything is alright, he'll be the one to tuck you in at night. And if you don't believe he can guarantee, you won't find nobody else like him. At least that's what he said 16 years ago when Uncle Kracker's hit song "Follow Me" debuted and became a huge hit. His follow up album ended up getting him another pretty huge hit called "Drift Away", but since then he has kind of fallen off the map. But where did he go? LavaHe got his start in music with Kid Rock as the turntablist for the backing group
Remember 98 Degrees? They were a mildly successful boy band in the 90s that were a little bit over shadowed by some of the heavy-hitters like Backstreet Boys and *Nsync, but still had many fans. 98 DegreesA lot of their success probably had to do with Nick Lachey's very public marriage to Jessica Simpson. It helped bring attention to their music and keep people interested in them even though they were competing against so many other boy bands. There are obviously a lot of forgotten boy bands, but 98 Degrees was probably one of the best. They had a bunch