"Proto" alternative like Soft Cell, Bauhaus, Elvis Costello, Minor Threat, and early U2 and Duran Duran
The birth of modern rock
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
Melding electronic, hip hop, and more, with Massive Attack, Portishead, and '90s 'Ninja Tuners'
Programmed by Morris Knight. '80s-based alternative and new wave that goes beyond the pop and flu...
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...