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Hottest Singer of the 80s



  • theknowledgetheknowledge Posts: 836
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    mobey said:

    DDY's list isn't complete without these hotties. The top two were taken from posters in my basement bedroom.


    One and the same my friend.
  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Posts: 20,049
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    Like a Virgin live on the MTV Music Awards was as hot of non porn as you could get

    In today's world the 80's sexy is lost in the easy availability of real porn

    I remember that night she performed. There was a sense of taboo and of lines being crossed. But even then I found Madonna to be repulsive.
  • dncdnc Posts: 36,688
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    pawz said:


    She's in the 90's holy trinity with Brittney and skinny Christina
  • pawzpawz Posts: 5,410
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    pawz said:


    Mariah's first album dropped in 1990.

    1988–1992: Mariah Carey andEmotions

    Carey exiting Shepherd's Bush Empire after promoting her single "Vision of Love" onWogan, in 1990

    As Starr's friendship with Carey grew, so did her interest in helping Carey succeed in the industry. In December 1988, Carey accompanied Starr to a record executives' gala, where she handed her demo tape to the head of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola, who listened to it on his way back home.[24][25]After the first two songs, he was interested in her; later, after searching for Carey for two weeks, he immediately signed her and began mapping out her commercial debut.[24] While she maintained that she wanted to continue working with Margulies, Mottola enlisted top producers of the time, including Ric Wake,Narada Michael Walden and Rhett Lawrence.[24] Mottola and the staff at Columbia had planned to market Carey as their main female pop artist, competing withWhitney Houston and Madonna (signed toArista and Sire Records respectively).[26] After the completion of her debut album, Mariah Carey, Columbia spent more than $1 million promoting it.[27] Despite a weak start, the album eventually reached the top of theBillboard 200, after Carey's exposure at the33rd Annual Grammy Awards.[28] Mariah Careystayed atop the charts for eleven consecutive weeks,[29] and she won the Best New Artist, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performanceawards for her single "Vision of Love."[30] In addition to "Vision of Love," the album yielded the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles "Love Takes Time," "Someday," and "I Don't Wanna Cry."[31] Carey became the first musical act since The Jackson 5 to have their first four singles reach number one.[32] Mariah Carey finished as the best-selling album in the United States in 1991,[33] while totaling sales of over 15 million copies.[34]

    Carey began recording her second studio album, Emotions, in 1991.[35][36] She described it as an homage to Motown soul music, as she felt the need to pay tribute to the type of music that had influenced her as a child.[36]For the project, Carey worked with Walter Afanasieff, who only had a small role on her debut, as well as Robert Clivillés and David Cole, from the dance group C+C Music Factory.[37] Carey's relationship with Margulies deteriorated over a personal contract Carey had signed with him before signing the record deal with Columbia, agreeing to split not only the songwriting royalties from the songs, but half of her earnings as well. However, when the time came to write music for Emotions,Sony officials made it clear he would only be paid the fair amount given to co-writers on an album. Margulies later filed a lawsuit against Sony which ultimately led to their parting of ways.[36] Emotions was released on September 17, 1991, and was accepted by critics as a more mature album than its predecessor.[38] While praised for Carey's improved songwriting, production, and new sound, the album was criticized for its material, thought weaker than that of her debut.[39] Though the album managed sales of over eight million copies globally, Emotionsfailed to reach the commercial and critical heights of its predecessor.[40]

    As after the release of her debut, critics again questioned whether Carey would embark on a world tour to promote her material.[41]Although Carey explained that stage frightand the style of her songs made a tour very daunting, speculation grew that Carey was a "studio worm," and that she was incapable of producing the perfect pitch and 5-octavevocal range for which she was known.[42][43] In hopes of putting to rest any claims of her being a manufactured artist, Carey and Walter Afanasieff decided to book an appearance onMTV Unplugged, a television program aired byMTV.[44] The show presented name artists "unplugged" or stripped of studio equipment.[44] While Carey favored her more soulful and powerful songs, it was decided that her most popular content would be included. Days before the show's taping, Carey and Afanasieff thought of adding a cover version of an older song, in order to provide something different and unexpected.[45] They chose "I'll Be There," a song made popular by The Jackson 5 in 1970. On March 16, 1992, Carey recorded a seven-piece set-list at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York.[46] The revue was met with critical acclaim, leading to it being aired more than three times as often as an average episode would.[47] The success tempted Sonyofficials to market it.[48] Sony decided to release it as an EP, priced low because it was short. The EP proved to be a success, contrary to critics and speculations that Carey was just a studio artist,[49] and was given a triple-Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[50]and managed Gold and Platinum certifications in several European markets.[48]

  • salemcoogsalemcoog Posts: 8,708
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    edited April 5


    Write in for not-fat/coke snorting Belinda Carlisle.

    Write in for not-fat/coke snorting Belinda Carlisle.
  • TequillaTequilla Posts: 14,273
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    Totally invalid pole without Olivia Newton John
  • AIRWOLFAIRWOLF Posts: 1,852
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    Sheena Easton
    I liked Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons in the early 80s. Time has not been kind to her at all.
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