The Most Famous 80s Popstars (Then and Now)
Anyone that lived through the 1980s likely has nothing but fond memories of the music from that era. The '80s represented a conglomerate of music that ranged from: bubblegum pop and synth-infused pop to post punk, new wave, and much more. Many people that grew up in that time (and even others that did not) have come to love the music of the 1980s with an undying passion.
This list brings you nostalgia buffs the opportunity to check in on some of your favorite '80s singers after all these years. It has 'before and after' photos of the pop stars you once thought (or maybe still do think) made the best music.If you have ever wondered what your favorite '80s pop stars are up to now, you are in the right place. This list is a fun look at '80s celebrities at the peak of their success versus what they look like now. Read on to see if your favorite '80s solo artist made the cut in this Most Famous 80s Popstars Then and Now piece.
Pat Benatar - ThenPhoto: user uploaded imagePop star Pat Benatar was big in the '80s with singles "Love Is a Battlefield" and "Hit Me with Your Best Shot." She was (and still is) an icon for female empowerment.
- Benatar still performs to this day. The singer now plays more intimate venues but is still active in the music world, even now that she is in her 60s. In 2010, Benatar published her memoir, Between a Rock and a Heart Place.
Tiffany - ThenPhoto: user uploaded imageTiffany was the original mall diva. She made it big with her cover of "I Think We're Alone Now." She also garnered headlines for dating Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block.
- Since her huge success in the 1980s, Tiffany has appeared in SyFy original films and reality shows like "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Celebrity Fit Club." She also appeared in Playboy.
Lita Ford - ThenPhoto: user uploaded imageLita Ford rose to fame as the lead guitar player of the all-girl group The Runaways and then enjoyed solo success with songs like "Kiss Me Deadly."
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / CC-BY-SALita Ford just released a new album in November 2013 and is following in fellow Runaway Cherie Currie's footsteps and releasing her memoir, which will be out September 9, 2014.