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The power of names

Richard Marx – Angelia

We all know, by now, that every song tells a story, and this is a story about names. First, the name of Richard Marx. Wow! what a family name! I wonder, when you hear it, does your mind go to Groucho Marx and his brothers,

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Video like a star

Michael Jackson – Liberian girl

In July 1989 we saw something uncommon in the world of pop and in the 80s. In fact, we saw one album with 9 tracks released as singels and videos! Of course we talk about “Bad” and Michael Jackson. The album was very famous because it was released two years before,

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The sake of being talked about

Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time

Maybe Cher was not really an 80’s icon; she was famous before, in the 70s with her former husband Sonny Bono and their tormented story, and after a decade of oblivion shecame back to celebrity in mid 1989. And she stayed on the crest of the wave ever since!

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The next door rockstar

Chris Isaak – Wicked game

“Wicked games” is the typical song that all of us heard at least one time. Or maybe many more times, maybe one thousand times. We heard in on the radio, in the tv ads, in the soundtracks of the seriel and movies we love,

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Memories of new wave

The B-52’s – Love shack

The B-52’s had a preiod of great success at the end of the 80s, but it actually was a sort of comeback! In fact they were on stage since the late 70s, and were quite famous at the beginning of the 80s as a new wave band.

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Hot hearted

Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted

In June 1989 Paula Abdul released “Cold hearted”, one of her career milestones. She was now worldwide famous: her album “Forever your girl” literally broke the ceiling in all the charts, and her last singles like “Straight up” and “Forever your girl

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The Bat Gemini

Prince – Batdance

It was early June 1989 when Prince released “Batdance”, soundtrack to Tim Burton’s movie “Batman”, of course. The hit had fantastic success. I think the world was really waiting for Prince, because his latest singles had less success than, for example “Purple rain

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The Queen expresses herself

Madonna – Express yourself

On May 9, 1989, Madonna released the second hit fron her new album. A couple of months after the big fame but also the controversies of “Like a prayer“, “Express yourself” was bound to replicate the success of all other Madonna’s hits.

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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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