Evolution of Music: Billboard #1 Hits 1980 – 2011

Music has and continues to transcend time and provide us with the soundtrack of our lives. It is the background to all of the major and minor milestones we achieve as we evolve from youth the adulthood.

As cultures and trends change, so to do the sounds we hear on 8 Track, tape, radio, CD, MP3 and IPod. As we reflect on our memories and look to the future, one thing is secure, music will continue to be a vital part of our lives.

Take a step back with me for a moment and look at the annual #1 Billboard hits from 1980 to 2011 and look have music has changes as each of us have grown.

CALL ME – BLONDIE (1980)

BETTIE DAVIS EYES – KIM CARNES (1981)

PHYSICAL – OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (1982)

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE – THE POLICE (1983)

WHEN DOVES CRY – PRINCE (1984)

CARELESS WHISPER – WHAM (1985)

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR – DIONNE AND FRIENDS (1986)

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN – THE BANGLES (1987)

FAITH – GEORGE MICHAEL (1988)

LOOK AWAY – CHICAGO (1989)

HOLD ON – WILSON PHILLIPS (1990)

EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) – BRYAN ADAMS (1991)

END OF THE ROAD – BOYZ II MEN (1992)

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – WHITNEY HOUSTON (1993)

THE SIGN – ACE OF BASE (1994)

GANGSTA’S PARADISE – COOLIO (1995)

MACARENA (BAYSIDE BOYS MIX) – LOS DEL RIO (1996)

CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997 (PRINCESS DIANA TRIBUTE) – ELTON JOHN (1997)

TOO CLOSE – NEXT (1998)

BELIEVE – CHER (1999)

BREATHE – FAITH HILL (2000)

HANGING BY A MOMENT – LIFEHOUSE (2001)

HOW YOU REMIND ME – NICKELBACK (2002)

IN DA CLUB – 50 CENT (2003)

YEAH! – USHER (2004)

WE BELONG TOGETHER – MARIAH CAREY (2005)

BAD DAY – DANIEL POWTER (2006)

IRREPLACEABLE – BEYONCE (2007)

LOW – FLO RIDA (2008)

BOOM BOOM POW – BLACK EYED PEAS (2009)

TIK TOK – KE$SHA (2010)

ROLLING IN THE DEEP – ADELE (2011)

Quite a list!
We hope you enjoyed this wild ride down memory lane…

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