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The Gates of Heaven

Ofra Haza – Im nin’Alu

When Ofra Haza released “Im nin’Alu”, it probably looked like just another exotic weird hit, to the western world. An almost unknown singer, definitely with a great voice, a weird Israeli name, a weird title for the song, unintelligible lyrics. Iconic images in the video: the desert,

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The circle is closed!

Belinda Carlisle – Circle in the sand

“Circle in the sand” is the third single from Belinda Carlisle’s album “Heaven on Earth”. It followed the masterpiece “Heaven is a place on Earth” and the sweet “I get weak“. We are talking about May 1988.

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No Heartache for Kim!

Kim Wilde – Hey Mister Heartache

Between April and May 1988 Kim Wilde climbed the charts with “Hey Mister Heartache”, one of her greatest hits ever. Kim is really a long-term artist. Her career started at the beginning of the 80s. The first song I knew by Kim was “Cambodia”,

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From black to sexy

Prince – Alphabet St.

The story of “Alphabet st” and of Prince’s album “Lovesexy” is one of those story that needs to be known. The criminal genius of Minneapolis released the album on May 10, 1988, but this is the only normal thing in this story. Actually the story began one year before: just after the release of “Sign o’

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Stay on success roads

a-Ha – Stay on these roads

In May 1988 a-Ha released “Stay on these roads” as their third album. It was a kind of conclusion of their 80s career, even though they continued creating and playing great music afterwards. This album featured great songs, like this, or like “

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An interview to… jimi FITZ

An interview to jimi FITZ

An interview to jimi FITZ? I mean, I want to share one of my memories with you! So, I was just a teenager in the first grades of high school in 1984. At 15 we did not use to go dancing yet. Our passion for international pop,

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The curse of the eponymous

À Caus’ des Garçons – À Caus’ des Garçons

The story of “À Caus’ des Garçons” is a very strong confirmation to the curse of the eponymous, an unescapable destiny of the 80s. Actually music had very few rules in that period, everything was allowed and tolerated. Artists could give their same name to their albums,

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