Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, north London, who formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late-1970s and early-1980s two-tone ska revival
Madness have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten, which include "One Step Beyond", "Baggy Trousers" and "It Must Be Love", one UK number one single ("House of Fun") and two number ones in Ireland, "House of Fun" and "Wings of a Dove". "Our House" was their biggest US hit. In 2000 the band received the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for Outstanding Song Collection
Bad Manners are an English two-tone and ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel.
They were at their most popular during the early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands such as Madness, the Specials and the Selecter filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983, and they also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums with Gosh It's ... Bad Manners, Loonee Tunes! and Ska 'n' B being their biggest hits
Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry
Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude
The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits and loafers)"In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.In 1981, the recession-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit No. 1 in the UK.
The Beat (known in the United States and Canada as the English Beat and in Australia as the British Beat, are a band founded in Birmingham, England, in 1978.Its music fuses Latin, ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock
I Just Can't Stop It (1980), Wha'ppen? (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Save It for Later", "Too Nice to Talk To", "Can't Get Used to Losing You", "Hands Off, She's Mine", and "All Out to Get You
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