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Velvet rocks!

Transvision Vamp – Baby I don’t care

Velvet was really popular in 1989! In fact, few months after the great success of Alannah Myles with “Black velvet“, we could find another great album, very successful especially in the English-speaking countries, called “Velveteen”.

Actually,

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Everybody’s land

Simple Minds – This is your land

Simple Minds released “This is your land” about in mid-April 1989. This was the second hit out of the great album “Street fighting years”, after the leading track “Belfast child“. From the very title, the song is an anthem to the planet care,

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A scary 80s lullaby

The Cure – Lullaby

The Cure released “Lullaby” in April 1989, about one month before the release of their new album “Disintegration”. This album is overall dark and upsetting. That was probably not a good period for the band. Members quarreled and fought with each other, some had alcohol problems,

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A song to remember

Duran Duran – Do you believe in shame

Duran Duran released “Do you believe in shame” as a single in mid April 1989. In fact, they were about to start a new tour. The song is clearly sad and introspective. In fact, it is dedicated to three missed friends who had a role in Simon,

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Destiny driving

Cyndi Lauper – I drove all night

“I drove all night” is a song about destiny. I don’t know if you are fatalist, I surely am. And sometimes there are stories in the song of our hearts, that it’s really difficult to think of destiny just as a human concept.

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Number 4

Bon Jovi – I’ll be there for you

“I’ll be there for you” reached the market on the fourth day of the fourth month in 1989, when Bon Jovi released the third (wrong!) single from “New Jersey”, their fourth album. This song came soon after “Bad medicine

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