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Queen I want it all Freddie Mercury

All and now

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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Queen – I want it all

In mid May 1989 we lived another important day for 80s music. On different days in many countries, Queen released their new album “Miracle”, presented by this iconic song, “I want it all”.


Roxette Dangerous

A dangerous song

Posted in 1989, Europe - other countries
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Roxette – Dangerous

Roxette were at the top of their success in May 1989. Their second album, “Look sharp!” literally climbed every chart, and highlighted them as the last new group of the 80s, or maybe the first emerging group of the 90s.


Madonna Express Yourself

The Queen expresses herself

Posted in 1989, United States
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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”


U2 BB King When love comes to town

When King comes to town

Posted in 1989, Europe - other countries, United States
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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.


Transvision Vamp baby I dont care

Velvet rocks!

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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Transvision Vamp – Baby I don’t care

Velvet was really popular in 1989! In fact, few months after the great success of Alannah Myles with “Black velvet“, we could find another great album, very successful especially in the English-speaking countries,


Simple Minds This is your land

Everybody’s land

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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Simple Minds – This is your land

Simple Minds released “This is your land” about in mid-April 1989. This was the second hit out of the great album “Street fighting years”, after the leading track “Belfast child“.


The Cure Lullaby

A scary 80s lullaby

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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The Cure – Lullaby

The Cure released “Lullaby” in April 1989, about one month before the release of their new album “Disintegration”. This album is overall dark and upsetting. That was probably not a good period for the band.


Duran Duran Do you believe in shame

A song to remember

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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Duran Duran – Do you believe in shame

Duran Duran released “Do you believe in shame” as a single in mid April 1989. In fact, they were about to start a new tour. The song is clearly sad and introspective.


Cyndi Lauper I drove all night

Destiny driving

Posted in 1989, United States
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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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