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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, with an American stepfather. Of course she grows up in England and in the UK 🙂 .

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Good life

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. He spoke to a friend, who put him in contact with this girl,

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Angels of the 80s

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. I did not remember this video, honestly. I thought it was different.

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Nice try, but try again!

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, “Hold me in your arms”. A couple of months before he had already released the first single out of this album,

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The clip of memories

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”. Really they wanted to exploit the wave of success,

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The saddest story

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. In fact he was the producer, in 1976, of the great Boney M!

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Genius in the dark

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” and after the first single “Domino Dancing“,

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What’s the title?

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. We all have heard it at least one time on the radio,

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A man everywhere

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”. The movie was about… Buster, one of the members of the band who organized “the Great Robbery”.

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