It's a battle for the best song of the 1980s, as Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' takes on Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' in our March Music Madness tournament. They topped tunes from Madonna, Prince, U2, Paula Abdul, Bon Jovi and Janet Jackson to face off for the title of Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era.
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Here's what Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' and Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' have in common: Both still retain the magical ability to immediately transport listeners to the mid-'80s -- and both have moved on to the second round of our March Music Madness competition! Our search for the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era pits a pair of very different artists against each other with their (also very different) signature songs
Things are heating up in the second round of March Music Madness, as the most iconic tracks by the most iconic artists of the 1980s go head to head to win your votes for the title of Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era. Famous frenemies born just 13 days apart, the King of Pop and the Material Girl take on each other with the dance-pop singles that made them global sensations.
We're trying to find out what you think is the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era, PopCrushers. This bout of March Music Madness brings us two '80s ladies at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of music and style: Cyndi Lauper and Paula Abdul. Both made big splashes with their debut albums and both peaked with signature hits off of those albums -- but that's where the similarities end.
It can't be considered true March Music Madness until two of the biggest bands of the '80s duke it out! Your vote will determine which will continue to vie for Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era. Both still rocking and rolling today, Bon Jovi and U2 first made it big three decades ago, albeit with a pair of very different hits that have since become their signature songs.
With March Music Madness upon us, it is up to you, PopCrushers, to pick the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era. Now in contention: Two of the fiercest female rivals of the 1980s (and well beyond), Janet Jackson and Madonna!
March Music Madness is in full swing, with your votes determining which tune will be named the Greatest Pop Song of the Modern Era. For this round, it's truly a battle royal, with music royalty (the King of Pop) pitted against music royalty (Prince).