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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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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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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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After two great shots…

Yazz – Stand up for your love rights

“Stand up for your love rights” came after two great successful hits for Yazz. And it could be just a third great success! So, after “Doctorin’ the house” and “The only way is up“,

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A real big thing

Duran Duran – I don’t want your love

“I dont want your love” marked a great day and a big thing for all Duran Duran fans in 1988. A great day because, two years after “Notorious“, the guys were releasing their fifth studio album.

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A stylish farewell

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé – Barcelona

“Barcelona” raised great expections even before being released, in October 1988. For many reasons, people talked a lot about it. Maybe it wasn’t really a wonderful song. They mixed world class elements, but the outcome in my opinion didn’t meet the expectations.

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Introspective on the Genius

Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing

“Domino Dancing” announced, in September 1988, the incoming of a new Pet Shop Boys’ album. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe came from two album of incredible success. They really stood among the icons of the 80s. They really stood at the same level of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet,

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Maybe a little too secret

T’Pau – Secret garden

“Secret garden” introduced the second album of T’Pau, “Rage”. I think it was a good album with beautiful songs, and it actually found a good success especially in England. Yet it did not reach the magic heights of the previous album, outside of the United Kingdom.

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All by himself

Rick Astley – She wants to dance with me

“She wants to dance with me” is a milestone in Rick Astley’s career. For many reasons. It is the first hit in Rick’s second album, “Hold me in your arms”. He released the hit in September 1988, ahd the album a couple of months later.

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