Playlist: The Empresses of 80s Pop

A throwback playlist to commemorate the iconic women of 80s pop

The 1980s was one of the most interesting and sonically recognizable decades of pop music.

Particularly, the iconic voices, bold personalities, and daring fashion choices of female pop singers were my favourite aspects of this time period, and something that continues to inspire many artists today. Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, Dedicated, has the sparkling, layered synths of the 80s music my parents played in the car when I was a child. Inspired by this, I rediscovered some of my favourite female artists from the decade, whom I have dubbed the ‘Empresses of 80s Pop’.

The Empresses of 80s Pop are some of the most inspiring and influential women of not only that decade, but of all time. Their unique ideas and vibrant costumes were revolutionary and changed the face of pop music. These women have definitely inspired me to be more bold and outspoken in my own day to day life, and I believe that they will continue to inspire young women to live wildly and unapologetically for many years to come.