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Fine Young Cannibals – She drives me crazy

Actually, “She drives me crazy” reaches the market on Boxing Day, 1988! In few days this song brought Fine Young Cannibals again in the charts and most of all, in people’s hearts. Three years had passed since the enormous success of their first album called of course “Fine Young Cannibals”.

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Play your chances!

Roxette – Chances

“Chances” saw the light at the end of 1988. A period of beautiful songs, even if it was clear thar the 80s were opening the door to the 90s. Yet, a lot of artists and groups really could have found a great place even 5 or 6 years before!

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Kissing goodbye

George Michael – Kissing a fool

“Kissing a fool” entered the charts in the final months of 1988. George Michael released it as the sixth single from the album “Faith”. Prior to this, he released “I want your sex“, “Faith“,

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What did she want?

Duran Duran – All she wants is

“All she wants is” represents, from a sales perspective, the last Duran Duran’s great hit of the 80s- They released the album “Big Thing” two months earlier, with the single “I don’t want your love“. It had good success,

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One year later

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine – Rhythm is gonna get you

“Rhythm is gonna get you” shows an example of when things require their time.Gloria Estefan is the real latin queen of the 80s. In some sense, she is an opener for all careers like Jennifer Lopez or Shakira.

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The cherry on top of the cake

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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