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Really for the masses

Depeche Mode – Never let me down again

“Never let me down again” marks some kind of milestone for Depeche Mode. At the end of September, 1987, they released one of their most representative albums, “Music for the masses”. Actually they had released the first single, “Strangelove“,

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All his girlfriends

Wendy & Lisa – Waterfall

“Waterfall” basically summarizes the legend of all Prince’s girlfriends. Really, because 30 years ago, in September 87, this was the situation.
Not only Prince stood steady on top the charts with all the gang we talked about, and songs like “U got the look“.

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The look…

Prince – U got the look

“U got the look” climbed the charts once again in September 87. And Prince was right: really the look was everything, in the 80s! And he knew it! The Minneapolis guy knew it, and he played around always dressed in a sober way,

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Who murders love

ABC – The night you murdered love

“The night you murdered love” aired on all radios and clubs in September 1987. Actually ABC have always been kind of a mystery. I think they were one of the more underestimated groups of the 80s: despite having a long career all through the decade,

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Who needs love…

LL Cool J – I need love

“I need love” is the flagship of an original artist, LL Cool J. Another symbol of the transition between 80s and 90s. Not only for the song, where rap overcomes music, almost non-existing, but also for his look, kind of prototype of Pharrell Williams!

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Too much tv…

Karel Fialka – Hey Matthew

I think that “Hey Matthew” is a pearl of the 80s. Karel Fialka, a pioneering musician who reached success with this song after traveling across the world, was born in India from czech father and scottish mother, and finally he settled in Britain.

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Experimenting woman

Madonna – Causing a commotion

“Causing a commotion” became famous in Italy because of a tv concert. Who, but Madonna? She was great, the concert was great, but the broadcasting was awful. With this video we also remember all concerts broadcasted in tv and ruined by nasty uncapable commenters.

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The perfect day

U2 – Where the streets have no name

“Where the streets have no name” marks a very peculiar, unique day. A lot of things happened on Aug 31, 1987. We saw that in the US Michael Jackson was releasing “Bad”; on this side of the ocean another worldwide famous group,

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A song for an ad

T’Pau – Heart and soul

The story of “Heart and soul” really makes you think about. Sometimes it happens that you write a very beautiful song, it’s not so successful, but then someone chooses it for a spot, maybe a denim spot. Then people starts to see the ad,

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