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Everybody still ‘Wang Chung’s – Sales of 80s music jumped in 2012

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If you love great 80s music, you’re not alone. Music sales for the decade of leg warmers and hair bands saw a more than 30% jump last year.

The New York Post recently reported the Nielsen findings and noted that Whitney Houston sold over 100,000 albums the week of her death last year. Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 has continued to spur sales of his songs online as well. Vinyl albums are still growing in popularity as well — sales were up 36% in 2012.

If you can’t get enough of retro hits like “Another One Bites the Dust” or “Walk Like an Egyptian”, come join the retro fun at The Flashback Ball on February 16, right here in Victoria at Two Step Dance Hall. The Molly Ringwalds, the ultimate 80s tribute band, will be providing the soundtrack to an unforgettable evening, so treat your Valentine or make it a girls night.

And don’t forget about the 80s Hair Contest, sponsored by Hair Dimensions – the prize is an awesome CHI prize pack worth $200!

Get your tickets for the event for just $15 on Ticketfly and some inspiration for your outfit, hair and dance moves from this classic 80s movie tune. Are you ready to cut footloose?

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