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Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Stewart, synthesizer, Seagulls, Kinky, infectious, Madonna, Dolby, Jackson, Lennox, ambivalent, 1982, scream, Orzibal, Bangles, cows, attention, Unusual, videos, male, British, Bop, careers, Carlisle, woman, Hoffs, Birmingham
artists who had success in the early years of MTV
"Second                Invasion"
because of the shortage of videos at the beginning of MTV, many groups benefited who may not have otherwise gotten much                   
because they came from England and because it was part of their usual marketing to prepare a video, they had one available
Bow Wow Wow
Adam and the Ants
A Flock of                 
Howard Jones
Duran Duran
combined synthesizer with guitar-heavy New Wave
music driven by                      dance beats
         Hungry Like a Wolf
1984 The Reflex
Culture Club
was a guy dressed up like a           
but obviously so
1982 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
1983 Karma Chameleon
keyboard, synthesizer by Dave               
came out of London
synth-pop sound
dance music that is very much dominated by                        sounds and a drum machine
combined with
soulful vocals by Annie Lennox
like 60s and 70s soul
deep, expressive
wide ranging and interesting voice
1983 Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
had a video that juxtaposed a corporate board room with a farmer field with         
ambitious with the use of images and concepts
1984 Here Comes the Rain Again
Tears for Fears
name influenced by primal              therapy
Curt Smith
serious tracks that had serious lyrics, complicated music, longer tracks
1985 Songs from the Big Chair
#1 in the US, #2 in the UK
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
the American music business was gearing up and finding out that these              could actually sell records
girl groups
dance-beat oriented New Wave groups in which the personnel is entirely women
not just singing, playing drums and base
The Go-Gos
1981 Beauty and the Beat
"We Got the Beat"
were on tour opening for the Police
it was awkward to be the opening band with a hit that was higher on the charts than the main band
Susanna            on guitar and vocals
"Different Light" (1986)
"Manic Monday", #2 hit in UK and the United States
written by "Christopher", a pen name for Prince
"Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986)
Cyndi Lauper
out of Queens in New York City
with Janet Jackson, one person who challenged               
1983 She's So               
before the Like a Virgin album that Madonna brought out
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
"Time After Time"
"She       "
there had been a controversy around the Rolling Stones "I can't get no satisfaction"
"All Through the Night"
she was on MTV frequently
1986 True Colors
"True Colors"
"Change of Heart"
Broadway Musical that Cyndi Lauper wrote all the music for
was just as popular as Madonna in the early-80s
Janet                doesn't entered a little later
the Go-Go's and the Bangels
compared to past decades, many more all-women bands
argument: when music became visual with MTV, women became more popular since the male audience would rather see a woman sing than a man
but these women were taking control of their own music and               
aren't just the pawns or front-persons in         -dominated businesses

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Ideas and Concepts:

1980's flashback via tonight's History of Rock and Roll: "Because of the shortage of videos at the beginning of MTV in the early 1980s, many British groups benefited who may not have otherwise gotten much attention simply because they came from England and since it was part of their usual British marketing to prepare a video and so they had these videos available while American bands did not. Some British bands that benefited in this way included Bow Wow Wow, Adam and the Ants, A Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, and ABC. Rock and Roll historians refer to this as the Second British Invasion into the American Rock and Roll scene after the first wave which was the number of New Wave bands that had entered the American rock and roll scene as palatable non-punk bands for the American market."
Painful memories of mega-successful 1980s bands in which the drummer looks like a librarian, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "As British bands enjoyed early success on MTV in the early 80s because they generally had music videos ready to play, American bands were experimenting with other variants within the New Wave genre. For instance, girl groups were formed, i.e. dance-beat oriented New Wave groups in which the personnel was entirely women, not just the lead singer, but the drummer, the base player, everybody. The first such band of this kind to make it big were The Go-Gos out of Los Angeles led by Belinda Carlisle. They put out their debut album in 1981, "Beauty and the Beat" which ultimately sold 3 million copies, one of the most successful debut albums of all time. The hit song "We Got the Beat" spent three weeks at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 while they were on tour opening for the Police, Carlisle later noted that it was awkward to be the opening band with a hit that was higher on the charts than any of the songs from the band they were opening for."
1980s memories of beautiful women rocking out on stage, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "The Bangles, 'Walk Like an Egyptian', I don't remember them being this good."
Why Madonna became more popular than Cyndi Lauper via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class:

"Other than Janet Jackson, if there was one female singer in the 1980s who challenged Madonna as sex symbol and shock artist, it was Cyndi Lauper. But the reason Madonna is a household name today whereas Cyndi Lauper is remembered mostly for a few 1980s hits is that Madonna was simply more business savvy and was aware of the need to continually reinvent herself, willing to exploit her sexuality to gain attention in much the same way Miley Cyrus is doing today and looking for markets to get attention on the American market, e.g. by courting religious controversy with her Like A Prayer video.

Cyndi Lauper, on the other hand, was more of a musician and wanted to make the music she wanted to make. Lauper was less controversial than Madonna, perhaps the most controversial part of her career was her song She Bop about masturbation. But in the end, Lauper was an artist. She stubbornly wanted to make the music she loved and fought with her label for creative control. Madonna, on the other hand, was a businesswoman who would follow whatever musical trends would sell.

Cyndi changed over time. She left her crazy, colorful image behind and started making personal music. This kind of music was less appealing to her younger fans and due to her earlier crazy pop girl image, she likely wasn't taken seriously by the kinds of people who would buy more serious music. But in this later stage, it is her voice that comes to the forefront, as in this acoustic performance of Change of Heart which shows a later Cyndi Lauper performing in a context one would hardly find Madonna interested in, and one might find it easy to also conclude that Cyndi outperforms Madonna in range and quality of voice."
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music