80’s radio

so we’re listening to 80’s retro radio courtesy of live365.com at work right now. Its such a sin. There’s just virtually nothing redeeming about the 80’s. Oddly, though I was but a pup in the 80’s, I know some of the word to almost every song I hear. Maybe the 80’s was where lyrics held pre-eminence in music, as the singing itself is generally much clearer than anything that preceded or followed it. Compare even artists such as Madonna now vs. Madonna then – you can *always* clearly hear the words in her 80’s tunes. Not so much anymore. The melodies seems very secondary then, whereas now the ‘atmosphere’ created by the song as a whole seems to be more important. Any thoughts?