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Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

Sledgehammer definitely represents one of the highest peaks of the 80s. At the end of April, 1986, this song was really making history. Not only because it was a great song, but also because its author had been a genius also in creating the video.

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A black day

Sting – We work the black seam

30 years ago, for our generation, was one of those days you can never forget. On April 26, 1986, Italy was celebrating a long holiday weekend, in a warm sunny spring. During the morning some weird speakers appeared on tv, the ones that nobody has ever seen,

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The Genius left.

We know everything about Prince, brilliant genius who really made history. In NY it was all a great R.I.P., and youtube is full of amateur tribute videos. But I think we need an extra effort to see one last time his greatest video. Rest in peace, you’ll be missed.

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I want to be your fantasy
Maybe you could be mine
You just leave it all up to me
We could have a good time

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#kiss

 

 

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The key is being on time

Belouis Some – Some people

“Some people”, Belouis Some’s second hit, became famous about one year after the incredible success of “Imagination“. It aired on radios in Spring 1986, and the videoclip became quite popular too. If I’m not wrong, the Swiss factory Swatch adopted the song,

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The ultimate answer

Do you remember that book saying that 42 was the ultimate answer to the questions on life and universe, but the question was not so clear, yet the answer was? This fantastic band named themselves really after that answer, and thirty years ago they were living their greatest period with a lot of fantastic songs!

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Absolute beginners

30 years ago a movie and its soundtrack were released with great expectations. Probably neither of them had worldwide success, but they somehow succeeded in making history due to the guest stars: she was Eighth Wonder’s fantastic Patsy Kensit, future wife to a lot of musicians including Big Audio Dynamite’s Dan Donovan,

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A repeating video

Simple Minds – All the things she said

“All the things she said” might probably seem some sort of self-repeating video, today. I mean from a graphic perspective, but this was science fiction in the 80s! Simple Minds really looked like being always far beyond. But how many of them are in this video?

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A piano in the dark

You surely remember Bruce Hornsby’s great song. He played and wrote songs for everybody, but reached own fame with this one great song. But I always wondered… why didn’t they turn on the lights? It must be quite difficult, to play instruments in the dark!!

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Said,

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