Eighties pop has long become a neutral ground for social functions _ from weddings to office parties. The music of the era has become something so familiar, so acceptable and child-friendly, despite its loud fashion statements, to most that it's always safe to lean on '80s mega hits to get the party going.
Thirty years later, we're still banging on about that decade like it had never gone. To be fair, not everything about the '80s was giddy, neon coloured or bubblegum synth ridden; there was darker, more adventurous music, too, if you care enough to look for it.
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