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An unstoppable dream

Samantha Fox – Nothing’s gonna stop me now

“Nothings gonna stop me now” is a sort of declaration of intent by Samantha Fox! 30 years ago, in this period, Samantha Fox was absolutely in our teenage dreams. The memories of her first and greatest success had almost faded out,

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To look is to find

U2 – I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

“I still havent found what I’m looking for” is without any doubt one of the most iconic songs of U2.

Of course, knowing what you are looking for, helps you in finding. Or in understanding that you still haven’t found what you are looking for.

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Ghostwriting

William Pitt – City Lights

“City lights” represents the typical case when the song is more famous than the author. We said so many times, the 80s were years of great artists, but also years of meteors. The point is, meteors did some great songs as well, maybe just one great song,

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From the world to the exile

Richenel – Dance around the world

“Dance around the world” mantains promises from the title onwards. I mean, it was clear, that he was a citizen of the world. Born as a Dutchman, and we know that the Netherlands have great culture and look into the future. Dutch are always years in advance of everyone else,

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Additional brother

Richard Marx – Don’t mean nothing

Dont mean nothing, if we have an additional brother. Yes, besides Marx Brothers in the movies, with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo, and after Karl Marx, of course. In the 80s we also had Richard Marx, who had an interesting success in Europe.

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A victim of technology

Tina Charles – I love to love

“I love to love” really went hand in hand with Tina Charles for decades! When we say that everything can turn against us… Just like it happened to Tina Charles, who in mid 70’s, girl full of hopes, recorded a pleasant happy song and had a discreet success for some periods,

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Hidden feelings

Floy Joy – Weak in the presence of beauty

“Weak in the presence of beauty” has a strange story, for a song. This is the story of a song that someone loved, someone not, and the story of a cheat with time. Generally when we talk about covers, there are many years between a version and another.

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Anybody wanna dance?

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody

“I wanna dance with somebody” is a sort of sequel to “How will I know”. In fact, among all her changes, in her long and glittering career, maybe this was the Whitney I liked most. She was so light, funny,

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Cool life

Simply Red – Infidelity

“Infidelity” stands for, a cool song talking about a cool guy. Cool suites, cool women, cool look, cool voice, cool great talent for music and creativity. After all, in May 1987 when Mick Hucknall reached the top of the charts with this song, he was already more famous than his Simply Red (but after all,

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