Honestly, the Golden Age of Pop Music was the 80's. How could it not be? I'm talking about mainstream charting pop songs, not those wonderful obscure independent nuggets that every era of music releases. I do love to venture off the beaten path, but the last time the path was filled with such goodness and fun and quality and talent was the 80's.
I mean, you had this:
Don't forget this:
You even had this one, before she discovered lip-synching and auto-tune.
Hell, even these guys were big, goofy fun:
And, of course, you cannot forget:
And it wasn't all frothy, poppy fun either:
It was never better. And it's never been as good since. Seriously.