The '80s was one of the best decades for music. In fact, most people would argue that it was the best ever decade for music. I mean, we’re talking about big hits like Madonna’s "Into The Groove", Michael Jackson’s "Thriller", Lionel Richie’s "All Night Long", and my personal favorite of the generation "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston. The list goes on and on. And the majority of these timeless hits dominate the airwaves to date.
Thanks to modern technology, most of these songs are also available online from platforms like YouTube. Sadly, downloading the songs is a huge challenge since YouTube does not provide a download feature. Luckily, there are great third-party tools that can help you out with this.
Below is a list of the top four tools that allows you to download '80s music directly to your computer.
Viddly tops our list due to the impressive functionality it offers. Not only does it allow you to download videos from YouTube in a single click, but it also lets you convert YouTube videos to MP3 and MP4 formats.
Getting started with Viddly is also pretty straightforward. Start by downloading the application from the official website. You will also notice that this tool is available on both Windows and macOS. Once it’s done downloading, installation takes a few seconds, and that’s it. You’re now ready to download your favorite songs and even playlists to your computer.
Viddly also allows you to download videos in different formats. It will download Full HD (1080p) videos by default. However, you can choose to download your videos in MP3 and you will have two audio quality options to choose from; 192kbps and 128kbps.
Moreover, it supports Vorbis, AAC, and AVI formats.
Will the application slow down my computer? No, it won’t. This is another reason so many people love the tool. It’s super lightweight, so it functions optimally without burdening your RAM.
Buying Music And Downloading
If you have some room in your budget to spare, you should consider buying the music. There are several places you can get your favorite '80s songs.
For instance, Amazon Music has an extensive library containing almost all the hits. And guess what? If you already have a Prime membership, then you won’t have to buy most of the music at all. You’ll get access to a great selection of the '80s song you want for free.
Downloading the music is also very simple. All you need to do is click the download icon appearing next to your song. That’s it. The same applies to albums. Choose the album you want and click the download icon. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the songs and albums you want to the download section in the right sidebar.
All the music you download will go to the Amazon Music folder on your PC. It’s all very neat and simple.
You may also want to consider Amazon Music for several other reasons. For instance, if you don’t have a Prime membership, you’ll still find the monthly fee of Amazon Music cheaper than something like Apple Music.
It also comes with a 30-day free trial and works incredibly well with Fire TV and Amazon Echo.
Torrents is another great option. All you need is to download a torrent client such as uTorrent, and you’ll be able to download individual songs and entire albums from dozens of torrent websites online.
Torrenting is also reasonably easy to use. It’s not as intuitive as Viddly, but you’ll find the method easy enough once you get the hang of it. The only drawback with this option is you’ll have to deal with quite a few ads when using the client tool. You must also be cautious when accessing torrenting websites because they can be dangerous.
This is a decent option if you are looking for a seamless way of downloading videos from virtually any platform.
The extension operates from your Chrome browser, allowing you to extract and download videos from YouTube to Vimeo or any other video-sharing platform available online. The best extensions support different formats, including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, ASF, etc.
Using these tools is also pretty easy. Most of them will let you download your favorite Rick Springfield rocks with just one click.
That’s how to get your favorite 80s songs to your computer. All the options we’ve discussed are simple to use, plus they’ll help you access virtually all songs from that decade.
So, what’s the first song you’re adding to the downloader?
While there are plenty of video downloader extensions out there, it’s good to find one that’s safe and lightweight. The last thing you want is ruining your entire web browsing experience due to an extension, right?