Perhaps no fan base in music history is more loyal than that of the 1980s. Today’s middle-aged men and women still can’t seem to get enough of reliving the days of tight-rolled jeans, overused hair spray and music television.
While there are plenty of bands or artists from that decade re-forming to make a little money off this retro obsession, other prominent groups from the ’80s are still going strong. Not all that we’ll showcase have enjoyed consistent success throughout the years but enough to keep packing stadiums, clubs or festival grounds.
Here’s a look at 20 of the better bands and artists of the 1980s who are still successfully doing their thing.
Though the new-wave, pop rockers have not released a studio album in more than a decade, The B-52s (no longer using the apostrophe) have remained visible. Seeing the band that commercially broke out with 1989’s “Cosmic Thing,” is still quite the experience and the band is still out on the road in 2019. Though they may be getting up in age, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider and Co. are still as animated as ever.