en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_politics

The connection between music and politics, particularly political expression in song, has been .... In general, the significance of lyrics within folk music reduced as it became influenced by rock and roll. .... Since the 1980s, a number of artists have blended folk protest with influences from punk and elsewhere to produce topical ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional or "folk" music. ..... The subject matter and lyrics of popular music have also undergone major ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_wave_music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to ..... 1980 saw brief forays into new wave-styled music by non-new wave artists Billy Joel, ..... bit of weirdness with nonsensical lyrics about a vaguely sexy topic, the song's actual purpose – like much of Devo's work – was social satire.

www.tripletsandus.com/80s/lyrics.htm

1980s Song Lyrics. Words and Lyrics from your favorite 80s songs and albums. Growing Up in ... Lyrics listed by Song Title. •Classic 1980s Lyrics listed by Artist ...

pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9700-the-200-best-songs-of-the-1980s/?page=8

Artists from TLC to Wu-Tang have sampled other ESG songs, and Kathleen .... of the vague lyrics, which paint a picture of fatigue, death, and never-ending love.

www.slantmagazine.com/music/best-singles-of-the-1980s

Do you know why VH1 produced more installments of I Love the '80s than any other ... It's about as close to pop music as the band could get, flaunting a sweet ... in pop history,” a state-of-the-art example of sampling craft, still sums it up. “'I Feel ...

www.laweekly.com/music/10-freestyle-jams-for-people-who-know-shit-about-80s-freestyle-music-8840009

Nov 14, 2017 ... Yes, back in the '80s, dance music really was this awesome. ... and solo artists like Stevie B. It's music most commonly associated with a single ...

www.timeout.com/london/music/the-50-best-80s-songs

Mar 2, 2015 ... It wasn't just the music that became synthesized in the '80s: everything got ... works of art – which of course made them even greater works of art. .... The lyrics pour out in a nervy jumble of apocalyptic imagery, military danger ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/10974046/50-best-love-songs-of-the-1980s.html

Apr 15, 2015 ... A ballad that seemed to set the template for '80s love songs: gently throbbing bass, .... Pop's 20 greatest female artists .... Robert Smith's lyrics were enigmatic, to say the least, but this was the song where his wild-haired ...