As my second favorite art music especially retro music is something that i love very much. So i present you my top 10 retro pop songs.
1.“Thriller” by Michael Jackson
From that instantly recognizable intro note to the eerie Vincent Price interlude—and that’s not even considering the epic and groundbreaking accompanying mini-movie music video—“Thriller” was an instant classic and remains as popular today as it was in 1982. The moonwalk never goes out of style.
2.“Like a Prayer” by Madonna
Recorded amid the dissolution of her marriage to actor Sean Penn, “Like a Prayer” was Madonna’s most introspective and eclectic album to date. Unlike the three that came before, it blended classic psychedelic rock with then-current synth-pop sounds. And now, a quarter-century after its March 21, 1989 release, it doesn’t sound a bit dated. Lyrically, it’s about growing up, moving on from bad romance, and getting right with God and family. At least two of the songs center on the death of Madonna’s mother, a childhood trauma that had a strong part in making the singer who she is.
3.“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
The song received mixed reviews from critics, who compared the musical arrangement to her own "How Will I Know" and Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 30th Grammy Awards. The single was a commercial success, topping the charts in 13 countries including Australia, Italy, Germany and the UK. In the US, it became her fourth consecutive number one single and sold over one million copies, making it her first platinum single in the US; and her biggest hit in that country at the time. It was eventually surpassed by her version of "I Will Always Love You", five years later in 1992.
4.“Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
The 1998 song that launched a thousand teenage girls’ makeovers, “Baby One More Time” catapulted the 16-year-old former Mousketeer to stardom, and she hasn’t quit since. It remains one of the best-selling records of all time at over 10 million copies, and its accompanying music video continues to inspire everything from copycat artists to Halloween costumes to relevant cultural satire.
5.“It’s Gonna Be Me” by ‘N Sync
The lyric of their 2000 hit, “It’s Gonna Be Me” is commonly misheard as “It’s Gonna Be May.”
“Lance actually brought that to our attention, which I thought was really funny,” Fatone says. “He was like, ‘You know it’s going to be — and it was like, here we go. What we should do is capitalize on this and make shirts that say ‘It’s gonna be May,’” he cracked. “Why not?”
Bass added, “Originally, we were going to do this a month before to go along with our 20th anniversary of the first album, but because of Justin’s tour schedule we had to postpone it a month. But, it just perfectly happened to be on April 30, and that’s our day.”
6.“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by the Backstreet Boys
As if we could have lived without them! The Backstreet Boys returned with a second album and this lead-off single in 1997. The fan-favorite music video—paid for out of the singers’ pockets after a label dispute—parodied “Thriller,” and the song was an insta-hit. (Feel free to argue amongst yourselves whether BSB should be above ‘N Sync or not.)
7.“Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera
"Genie in a Bottle" received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics, most of whom praised the song's lyrics and Aguilera's vocals on the track. The single achieved commercial success, peaking atop the record charts of 21 countries. In the United States, the song peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA), having sold more than 1.4 million copies in the country. Globally the single sold over 10 million copies and is listed as one of the best-selling singles of all time.
8.Prince and the Revolution: 'When Doves Cry' (1984)
The image of Prince in a bathtub that opens the music video for "When Doves Cry" is one of the most memorable from the golden era of MTV. Turning into a No. 1 pop smash, "When Doves Cry" established Prince as a superstar. It served as an introduction to the film soundtrack "Purple Rain."
9.Celine Dion: 'My Heart Will Go On
My Heart Will Go On" had a somewhat rugged path on its way to becoming one of the biggest romantic pop hits of all time. It first was written as an instrumental motif for the film "Titanic," and film director James Cameron initially had no interest in it as a vocal song to be included at the end of the movie.
10. A-Ha: 'Take on Me'
At heart, "Take on Me" is just a simple synth-pop song. However, through its course, the singer ranges nearly two-and-a-half octaves, soaring to high notes that are exhilarating to hear. It became a No. 1 pop smash around the world and featured a highly memorable video using pencil sketch animation, which took home six awards at the MTV Video Music Awards.
So much more retro song that deserve to be in this list, i can make like top 100 retro pop song and still wont be enough. If you are looking for workout clothes check our fitness and yoga leggings page.
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