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Belinda Carlisle – Leave A Light On

Actually when you go away you should turn off the light… unless you know you will need it when you get back! And this is the core of “Leave a light on”, the first single and video from Belinda Carlisle’s album “Runaway horses”.

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A history book

Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire

Many songs talk about some contemporary history. Maybe the trend started in the 70s with John Lennon, and passed through many British authors like Tears for Fears, or Springsteen in the U.S.A., and many others. But in 1989 (an absolute milestone year,

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A sad rock story

Aerosmith – Janie’s Got A Gun

Aerosmith released “Pump” in September 1989, and it was definitely one of their best albums. Two years after “Permanent vacation”, the previous album that marked a quality leap for their career, and after the happy rides of “Rag doll“.

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The elevator of rock

Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator

It was mid August 1989 when Aerosmith released “Love in an elevator”, the first hit from their new album “Pump”. We had not been hearing from them since more than one year, the days of “Rag doll“. This hit was really a blast.

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Summer mermen

Madonna – Cherish

Yes, mermen, not mermaids! Madonna released in early August 1989 her third single from the album “Like a prayer”. After “Like a prayer” in March and “Express yourself” in May, she released “Cherish”. It’s an extremely happy and joyful song.

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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 game” 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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