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A matter of luck

I should be so lucky – Kylie Minogue

On Dec 29, 1987 this very young australian girl released “I should be so lucky”, her first non-cover single. In fact, few months before she had reached success with a very famous cover, “Locomotion“. She was rather known as a tv actress,

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Merry Christmas!

Wham! – Last Christmas

“Last Christmas”, dear friends, tells us that tomorrow it’s Christmas, but it will also be one year without one of the biggest icons of the 80s!

Actually during winter holidays period, we can see a lot of compilations including season’s hits. But if somebody asks me there is one specific song that represents Christmas in the 80,

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Counterclockwise

Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn back the clock
Generally, at the end of the year, we think about the future, full of resolutions and hopes for the new year; we listen to the zodiac tellers and wish for the best. Yet there’s always a moment to look backwards and take stock of the year to close,

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Finally famous!!

Bros – When will I be famous
At the end of 1987 Bros released their first two singles, including “When will I be famous”. They were some kind of pilot of boy band: a couple of twins, Matt and Luke Goss, and a third member to play the bass,

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Time for a movie

Dirty Dancing

Dirty dancing reminds me of a question that came up every  Christmas holiday. One of the best way to spend Christmas holiday afternoons, especially in the 80s, is to go to the cinema and watch a great movie. What we are going to do in this Christmas 1987?

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Time for gifts

Sinitta – G.T.O.
Do you have a GTO to drive around in these holidays? If you don’t, have you already made up your mind about what to ask in the letter to Santa Claus? No? Hurry up! In december 1987 Sinitta really had a clear picture about what to ask: exactly a beautiful GTO,

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All in a look

Madonna – The look of love

In 1987, when she released “The look of love”, Madonna was slowly looking for her new ways, after reaching, in the years of “Like a virgin” and “True Blue” every possibile goal one could imagine in the 80s. The movies “Shanghai Surprise”

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Few plans, but very smart

Pet shop Boys – Always on my mind
After all, everything Pet Shop Boys ever did was smart, exactly like “Always on my mind”. In autumn 1987 they worked to create a mini-movie with the songs of their album “Actually”. They work with a director, Jack Bond, maybe brother to the most famous James,

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A song is forever

Billy Idol – Mony Mony

A song is forever, especially if someone releases it every two or three years, like “Mony Mony”. After all, a song of 1968, by the end of 1987 can be released at least 8 or 9 times! That’s exactly the story of this song, which is ultimately famous for Billy Idol’s version…

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