80s Thursday continues! 1980 was a crazy good year for heavy metal, many classic metal albums and songs were released. This post is not exhaustive, as it's impossible to include everything from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Hopefully I've found the best stuff. AC/DC is for another day, when I do rock. Enjoy the music!
Album: British Steel by Judas Priest
Breaking the Law (my favorite song by the band, very catchy)
United (a stadium anthem, I can imagne the crowd singing along to the chorus)
Living After Midnight
Album: Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
Phantom Of The Opera
Ace of Spades
Album: Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
I Don't Know
Mr. Crowley (the intro and guitar solo are top notch)
Album: Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath
Album: Animal Magnetism by Scorpions
Make It Real
Album: Wheels of Steel by Saxon
Wheels Of Steel
Suzie Hold On
Album: Scream Dream by Ted Nugent
Nugent's highest charting studio album in the US. I'm unsure if this is metal per se, but I think the sound fits with that tag.
Album: Lightning to the Nations by Diamond Head
Am I Evil
Album: On Through The Night by Def Leppard
Album: Women and Children First by Van Halen
And the Cradle Will Rock
Everybody Wants Some!!
Album: Metal for Muthas (compilation of NWOBHM tracks)
Sanctuary by Iron Maiden (non-album single)
Captured City by Praying Mantis
Album: Angel Witch by Angel Witch
Best songs of 1980 (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) (part 5) (part 6) (part 7) (part 8) (part 9) (part 10)
(part 11) (part 12) (part 13)
What do you think about this music, any favorites? Did I miss any heavy metal songs from 1980 that you think deserve praise?