In general, music during the 80's wasn't very good, at least I didn't think so. It had little heart or soul to it. In 1986 Paul Simon put out an album called "Graceland". I loved loved loved every song on Graceland. Everyone loved it and everyone I knew had it. Simon included American 'roots' influences with tracks featuring Zydeco , Tex-Mex and South African musicians. The album was recorded in Cape Town, South Africa. I've included three songs from the album.
"The Boy In The Bubble"
"Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"