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Simply Red Its only love

Betting on Red

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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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”,


Roxette The look

The look of success

Posted in 1989, Europe - other countries
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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.


Roy Orbison You got it

A man of many decades

Posted in 1989
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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,


Samantha Fox I only wanna be with you

A very glamour cover

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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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,


Debbie Gibson Lost in your eyes

The first of the year

Posted in 1989, United States
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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,


Fine Young Cannibals She drives me crazy

Not a Christmas song

Posted in 1988, United Kingdom
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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.


Roxette Chances

Play your chances!

Posted in 1988, Europe - other countries
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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!


George Michael Kissing a fool

Kissing goodbye

Posted in 1988, United Kingdom
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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“,


Duran Duran All she wants is

What did she want?

Posted in 1988, United Kingdom
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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“.


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