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5 Reasons 1980 Wasn't the Best Year for Movie Musicals

Ben Smith
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While movie musicals had their heyday in the 1940s through the 60s, by the 70s they were beginning to wane, and by 1980, they weren't doing well at all. With the selection present at the time, however, it's no big shock that they didn't. Here are some of 1980's notoriously cheesy musicals which haven't gotten any better with age.

1. The Apple

Apple Soundtrack Cover
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2. Can't Stop the Music

Can't Stop the Music Soundtrack Cover
Can't Stop the Music Soundtrack Cover /

3. Xanadu

Xanadu Soundtrack Cover
Xanadu Soundtrack Cover /

4. Popeye

Popeye Soundtrack Cover
Popeye Soundtrack Cover /

5. The Jazz Singer

Jazz Singer Soundtrack Cover
Jazz Singer Soundtrack Cover /

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