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U2 – Angel of Harlem

“Angel of Harlem” is one of their songs, but I am not sure we can define U2 as “angels” 🙂 . And in fact they dedicated the song to the singer Billie Holiday. I did not remember this video, honestly. I thought it was different.

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On the top of the world

U2 – Desire

“Desire” definitely marks one of the most prolific periods for 80s pop music, October 1988. U2 released “Rattle and Hum”, their sixth album, on October 10, 1988. Actually they released the first single, “Desire”, some weeks earlier. People had great expectations for this album. And it continued the pattern of the previous album,

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The perfect day

U2 – Where the streets have no name

“Where the streets have no name” marks a very peculiar, unique day. A lot of things happened on Aug 31, 1987. We saw that in the US Michael Jackson was releasing “Bad”; on this side of the ocean another worldwide famous group,

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To look is to find

U2 – I still haven’t found what I’m looking for

“I still havent found what I’m looking for” is without any doubt one of the most iconic songs of U2.

Of course, knowing what you are looking for, helps you in finding. Or in understanding that you still haven’t found what you are looking for.

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An iconic album

U2 – With or without you

“With or without you” was released today, 30 years ago. March 9, 1987. One of the albums that marked and influenced not only the 80s, but all the history of pop music. The magazine Rolling Stone says it’s the 27th-best album of all times,

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Another birthday!

Dear friends, I had plans to talk about a different song today, but I found that today is the birthday of a 55 years old guy… and so it’s fine to hear one of his songs af (almost) 30 years ago!

#quotefromthe80s
I want to feel,

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Unity and St Patrick’s Day

Dear friends, today we celebrate the anniversary of the union of Italy, even if we actually celebrate officially our Republic on Jun 2, but the world celebrates St. Patrick’s “Guinness” Day, or Ireland’s Day. Since we talk about music, it’s the perfect day to hear a song about the struggles for the rights of a divided people,

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Unforgettable

Last time we parted saying that two unforgettable albums were being released on the same day; one was Chaka Khan’s, what about the other?
Well, the other was really unforgettable, even in its title – I tell you that whenever a friends asks for my help in creating some sort of dvd or video compilation of the 80s,

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