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Neneh Cherry Buffalo stance

The cherry on top of the cake

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Neneh Cherry – Buffalo stance

“Buffalo stance” introduces in December 1988 a new star in the world of hip-hop and pop. We can say she is really a citizen of the world! Daughter to a Sierra Leone drummer and a Swedish artist,


Inner City Good life

Good life

Posted in 1988, United States
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Inner City – Good life

“Good life” is really a title full of luck and passion for life! Inner City are an American electronic dance group born almost randomly. The producer and leader of the group needed a vocalist.


U2 Angel of Harlem

Angels of the 80s

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U2 – Angel of Harlem

“Angel of Harlem” is one of their songs, but I am not sure we can define U2 as “angels” 🙂 . And in fact they dedicated the song to the singer Billie Holiday.


Rick Astley take me to your heart

Nice try, but try again!

Posted in 1988, United Kingdom
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Rick Astley – Take me to your heart

“Take me to your heart” represents a sort of second try after a good first attempt. You know, you try again, and it gets better. In November 1988 Rick Astley released his second album,


Bon Jovi Born to be my baby

The clip of memories

Posted in 1988, United States
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Bon Jovi – Born to be my baby

“Born to be my baby” started his journey on November 24, 1988. Bon Jovi released the hit just two months after “Bad Medicine” and after the release of the album “New Jersey”.


Milli Vanilli Girl you know it's true

The saddest story

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Milli Vanilli – Girl you know it’s true

“Girl you know it’s true” tells probably the saddest page in the history of the 80s. The story begins with a producer, Frank Farian, who knew what success looked like.


Pet Shop Boys Left to my own devices

Genius in the dark

Posted in 1988, United Kingdom
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Pet Shop Boys – Left to my own devices

“Left to my own devices” marked another successful shot in Pet Shop Boys’ track of records. They released the song on November 14, 1988. A very short time after the album “Introspective”


Bangles Eternal flame

What’s the title?

Posted in 1988, United States
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The Bangles – Eternal flame

“Eternal flame” by the Bangles has a peculiarity. It’s absolutely a fantastic love ballad, but it suffers from a problem. Many songs have this problem. I explain. Everybody knows this song. Many of us love this song.


Phil Collins Two hearts

A man everywhere

Posted in 1988, United Kingdom
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Phil Collins – Two Hearts

“Two hearts” shows once again that Phil Collins is a total genius. We know it. We heard him playing drums, singing, even acting in movies. In 1988 he acted in the main role of the movie “Buster”.


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