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Cyndi Lauper – I drove all night

“I drove all night” is a song about destiny. I don’t know if you are fatalist, I surely am. And sometimes there are stories in the song of our hearts, that it’s really difficult to think of destiny just as a human concept.

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Number 4

Bon Jovi – I’ll be there for you

“I’ll be there for you” reached the market on the fourth day of the fourth month in 1989, when Bon Jovi released the third (wrong!) single from “New Jersey”, their fourth album. This song came soon after “Bad medicine

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The religion of music

Madonna – Like a prayer

“Like a prayer” marked, on March 3, 1989, one of those days when nothing is like before. On that day, Madonna released her new single. The world of music had great expectations, more than three years after her latest studio album, “True blue”,

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Talent made woman

Paula Abdul – Forever your girl

“Forever your girl” climbed quickly the charts in late February 1989. Actually the woman who sang this song was famous as a choreographer, rather than as a singer, in those days. But in late 1988 she released an album with the same title as this song.

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Video gossip

Michael Jackson – Leave me alone

When Michael Jackson released “Leave me alone” in February 1989, nobody really had the feeling of a new song. In fact, he had released the album “Bad” eighteen months before. The King had also released seven singles out of this album: I just can’t stop loving you,

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Names are important

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – What I am

“What I am” reminds us of the importance of choosing the right names and titles. Especially when they are very long! In the early months of 1989 Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians reached the top of the charts with this excellent song.

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The strongest soldier

Martika – Toy soldiers

“Toy soldiers” shows what could happen in the late 80s. In fact, many young ladies, extremely talented, reached success with unforgettable and very deep songs. We already saw Tanita Tikaram, we will soon talk about Lisa Stansfield or Alannah Myles, for example.

One of the most successful and unexpected of them was Martika.

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A man of many decades

Roy Orbison – You got it

“You got it” and Rob Orbison probably should not be defined as 80s. In fact, his music dates back to the 60s. The american artist had surfed through the decades, actually. In the 80s he was part of Traveling Wilburys, with other big names such as Bob Dylan,

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The first of the year

Debbie Gibson – Lost in your eyes

“Lost in your eyes” is probably Debbie Gibson’s greatest hit. And if I think of 1989, I think Debbie really was the first in many senses. First, because she released her second album, “Electric Youth”, in the very first days of the year.

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