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Simple Minds – Belfast Child

“Belfast child” marked the return, between January and February 1989, of the great Simple Minds on international scene. More than three years had passed since their last studio album, “Once upon a time”. This song was a sort of bridge to the new album “Street fighting years”,

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An album with two sides

Rick Astley – Hold me in your arms

Rick Astley released “Hold me in your arms” at the end of January 1989. He launched it as the third single from his album with the same title.
Rick started a transition. He realized that the previous album was clearly an project of Stock Aitken and Waterman’s.

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Betting on Red

Simply Red – It’s only love

“Its only love” announced to the world the release of Simply Red’s new album, “A new flame”. It was January 1989.

Two years had passed since their previous album, “Men and women”, which featured great hits like “The right thing

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A very glamour cover

Samantha Fox – I only wanna be with you

“I only wanna be with you” is one of the first hits released in 1989. It makes us immediately think of Samantha Fox, of course. Actually, the generation before us could say that they think of Dusty Springfield, in the mid 60’s.

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Not a Christmas song

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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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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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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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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