New appointment with “What music was listened to in…. “. For this episode we returned to the top of 1981 also drawn up by the prestigious English magazine Nme.
The wave of new wave and the British Invasion is increasingly felt in the ranking but the funky and rap of Grandmaster Flash also appears forcefully.
At the top of the singles chart is the ska tending towards dub by The Specials while the albums include Grace Jones.
The debuts of Depeche Mode, Heaven 17, Human League, ABC, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell and New Order appear
Among the sound gems: Daf, Japan, Tom Tom Club and Kraftwerk.
To celebrate those years we have compiled a playlist with the fifty singles.
Happy travels in 1981!!!