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Richard Marx Angelia

The power of names

Posted in 1989, United States
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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,


Michael Jackson Liberian Girl

Video like a star

Posted in 1989, United States
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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”


Cher if I could turn back time

The sake of being talked about

Posted in 1989, United States
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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.


Chris Isaak Wicked game

The next door rockstar

Posted in 1989, United States
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Chris Isaak – Wicked game

“Wicked games” 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,


Pet Shop Boys Its alright

Alright for the future

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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Pet Shop Boys – It’s alright

Pet Shop Boys released “It’s alright” at the end of June 1989. It was the last single out of the album “Introspective”, and the album was released almost two years ago. “Introspective”


Queen Breakthru

The train of success

Posted in 1989, United Kingdom
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Queen – Breakthru

In mid June 1989 Queen’s success and fame were really running like trains! Their latest album, “The Miracle”, in about six weeks had climbed all the charts, pulled by the incredible sales of “I want it all“.


Love Shack B52s The B-52s

Memories of new wave

Posted in 1989, United States
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The B-52’s – Love shack

The B-52’s had a preiod of great success at the end of the 80s, but it actually was a sort of comeback! In fact they were on stage since the late 70s, and were quite famous at the beginning of the 80s as a new wave band.


Paula Abdul Cold hearted

Hot hearted

Posted in 1989, United States
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Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted

In June 1989 Paula Abdul released “Cold hearted”, one of her career milestones. She was now worldwide famous: her album “Forever your girl” literally broke the ceiling in all the charts, and her last singles like “Straight up”


U2 All I want is you

A love movie

Posted in 1989, Europe - other countries
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U2 – All I want is you

It was about mid June 1989 when U2 released the last single from “Rattle and Hum”, one of their biggest works. “All I want is you” followed the success of “


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