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New Wave & Modern Rock 1981

"Proto" alternative like Soft Cell, Bauhaus, Elvis Costello, Minor Threat, and early U2 and Duran Duran

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1980s Alternative

The birth of modern rock

1980s Jazz

Fusion and neo-bop, with Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, and more

New Wave '80s

Pure Post-Punk and New Wave

Critics' Picks: Top Songs of the '80s

Derived from hundreds of critics' lists of the best music of the decade

Trip Hop

Melding electronic, hip hop, and more, with Massive Attack, Portishead, and '90s 'Ninja Tuners'

Radio-X

Programmed by Morris Knight. '80s-based alternative and new wave that goes beyond the pop and flu...

The Multiverse

Programmed by G Sammons. From Alternative to Zydeco and ABC to ZZ Top, it's genre-defying, decade...

The New Wave: 1983

Our prime collection of modern rock from a year of great releases from New Order, Aztec Camera, T...

Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, and Blues: 1983

A tasty mix of music styles!

Classic Alternative 1985

Before grunge, THIS was Alternative Rock: R.E.M., the Smiths, New Order, and Kate Bush

College Rock Radio: 1985

A sweet journey into those dorm driven turntables that were delivered to your headphones closed c...

This Is Music: 1984

Your favorites from the year of 'Born in the U.S.A.,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Like a Virgin,' and 'Footlo...

Album Rock 1986

A great year for Bon Jovi, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, plus both "Van Hagar" and solo DLR

Classic Rock 1984

The Orwellian year that belonged to Van Halen, The Cars, Henley, U2 and The Scorpions.

Rock and Alternative: 2005

Seether, Weezer, Shinedown, and Foo Fighters bring the best, the best, the best of 2005

Classic Alternative 1986

A year for classic albums like XTC's 'Skylarking,' Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead,' Depeche Mode's 'B...

This Is Music: 1981

Pop, rock, a little new wave, a little '9 to 5,' and all hit music of 1981

Top 40: April 23, 1985

Radio's top hits when you had your first (and maybe last) sip of "New Coke"

This Is Music: 1983

The Police, Bonnie Tyler, and Men at Work rocked a world of Cabbage Patch Kids, "Flashdance," and...

R&B Throwback: 1980

With Kool & the Gang, Chic, Pointers, Teena Marie, and the Whispers

'80s-'90s Hits: AccuRadio 500

Our listeners' top 500 '80s-'90s Hits by song ratings.

R&B Throwback: 1988

The stars of '88, like Keith Sweat, Freddie Jackson, Pebbles, and Al B. Sure!

This Is Music: 1980

Top hits by Blondie, Queen, Olivia Newton-John, and "that guy who sings 'Piña Colada'"

Alternative Rock 1999

It was the year of Everlast, Lit, Filter, Len, Hole, Moby, Korn, and Fatboy Slim

Country Yearbook 1980

The year of "Lookin' for Love," "9 to 5," "I Love a Rainy Night," "On the Road Again," and "Cowar...

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