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Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam

When you hear the word Technotronic, even of you don’t know them, you think exactly of this: techno, electronic music and dance. It’s the perfect name, and they knew it. The made a minor mistake, one year before, when they produced a hit under the name “The Pro 24s”

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Just one dance

Kaoma – Lambada

Summer 1989 ran very quickly. I lived a very beautiful summer that year. I was just 20. I had understood that my beloved 80s were about to end, but being that age, I was also confident that I could enjoy the 90s as well! Summer music was great like every year,

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A love movie

U2 – All I want is you

It was about mid June 1989 when U2 released the last single from “Rattle and Hum”, one of their biggest works. “All I want is you” followed the success of “Desire“, “Angel in Harlem“,

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Hip hop, and plenty of class

Neneh Cherry – Manchild

We discovered Neneh Cherry in October 1988, when she found success with “Buffalo stance“. That hit was a pure hip hop, in its style and content. And we definitely got the feeling that this young girl really got plenty of talent!

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A dangerous song

Roxette – Dangerous

Roxette were at the top of their success in May 1989. Their second album, “Look sharp!” literally climbed every chart, and highlighted them as the last new group of the 80s, or maybe the first emerging group of the 90s. Since Summer 1988 their hits “Dressed for success”,

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When King comes to town

U2 with B.B. King – When love comes to town

I mean, B.B. King! Of course, because in 1987 the great blues man went in tour to Dublin. U2 were free that night, and absolutely wanted to see the concert and meet him. He was pleased to find that they admired him so much,

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The look of success

Roxette – The look

“The look” is probably Roxette’s most famous song across their whole career. They released it in mid January 1989, and things immediately started going great. It is true that many songs enter the charts, and may stay some weeks in high places. In this case, this hit reached the highest position,

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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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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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