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Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)

In mid February 1983, a new star was rising in the universe of the 80s. Paul Young had chosen a 1962 Marvin Gaye song, so this song could be classified as a cover. Actually, while fully respecting the lyrics and the melodic structure of the song,

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Bright eyes

Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart

It was February 11, 1983, in England, when a song released on that very day immediately started the climb towards success, and quickly became one of the absolute symbols of the 80s culture. At those times Bonnie Tyler was best known in the UK and in her Wales,

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Aliens on Planet Earth!

Duran Duran – Planet Earth

If you ask me to list European popstars of the 80s, I have no doubt about the number one name. Sorry for alltheother amazing singers and groups, but number one goes to Duran Duran. In the United States it’s a tight race wwith Michael Jackson and Madonna,

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Last communication

Spandau Ballet – Communication

This is the story of a famous group who at the end of January released their last song. I mean, their last song as a famous group, because they were ready to quickly become a worldwide known very famous iconic group! But here’s the facts!

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Greetings from Metropolis

Queen – Radio Ga Ga

January 23rd, 1984, was a milestone date for Queen’s and Freddie Mercury’s history and career. After almost two years in silence, after a couple of albums which received no great success, Queen, in those days famous mostly in the UK, were setting the stage for the release fo their new album,

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Not shy at all

Kajagoogoo – Too shy

In January 1983 we were completely immersed in the first phase of the 80s. We had lots of new albums and singles every month, and we got to know new groups and new artists very often! I was still in my mid schools, I was just 13,

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The sweetest dream

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

When we are in a good period, we realize it quite soon. It was not a good moment for “The Tourists”, an unknown British band, so two members, Dave and Annie, decided to leave the group in 1980, and try something new on their own.

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On the side of love

Thompson Twins – Love on your side

January 1983 was really important for the history and career of Thompson Twins. They had borrowed their name from the funny detectives of the novel “Tin Tin”, Thomson and Thompson. At those times the Thompson Twins were living in the suburbs of London,

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The magic of winter

Ultravox – Vienna

If I think of early January, the first word that comes to my mind is chill. Chill, cold, snow, grey. In a nutshell, winter. And in January 1981 we saw a video, released exactly at the right moment, which summarized all these topics in a wonderful way,

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