Non Us Pop 80's

Now that's what I call music...

A raft of tantalising comebacks and a new radio show are testament to the fact that we're finally recognising the Eighties for what it was: a decade of peerless pop, says Pierre Perrone

Album: A-ha, Foot of the Mountain, (Universal)

A-ha were arguably the first veteran band to realise it was possible to express “grown-up” feelings without growing beards or going solo, and that the supposedly ephemeral genre with which they made their name, teen-aimed pop, could be an eternally valid vehicle.