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An unstoppable dream

Samantha Fox – Nothing’s gonna stop me now

“Nothings gonna stop me now” is a sort of declaration of intent by Samantha Fox! 30 years ago, in this period, Samantha Fox was absolutely in our teenage dreams. The memories of her first and greatest success had almost faded out,

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Ghostwriting

William Pitt – City Lights

“City lights” represents the typical case when the song is more famous than the author. We said so many times, the 80s were years of great artists, but also years of meteors. The point is, meteors did some great songs as well, maybe just one great song,

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Additional brother

Richard Marx – Don’t mean nothing

Dont mean nothing, if we have an additional brother. Yes, besides Marx Brothers in the movies, with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo, and after Karl Marx, of course. In the 80s we also had Richard Marx, who had an interesting success in Europe.

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A victim of technology

Tina Charles – I love to love

“I love to love” really went hand in hand with Tina Charles for decades! When we say that everything can turn against us… Just like it happened to Tina Charles, who in mid 70’s, girl full of hopes, recorded a pleasant happy song and had a discreet success for some periods,

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Hidden feelings

Floy Joy – Weak in the presence of beauty

“Weak in the presence of beauty” has a strange story, for a song. This is the story of a song that someone loved, someone not, and the story of a cheat with time. Generally when we talk about covers, there are many years between a version and another.

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Anybody wanna dance?

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody

“I wanna dance with somebody” is a sort of sequel to “How will I know”. In fact, among all her changes, in her long and glittering career, maybe this was the Whitney I liked most. She was so light, funny,

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Funky Lady

Jody Watley – Looking for a new love

The singer of “Looking for a new love” looked very aggressive, very engaging, and also very funky. A bit of Tina Turner and a bit of Diana Ross, a bit of Whitney and a bit of Flashdance. Jody Watley was born and raised in music,

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Workers of all nations…

Midnight’s Moskow – Tovarisc Gorbaciov

“Tovarisc Gorbaciov” is an anthem to humour. The 80s were years full of humour, at moment with pure genius. So, to celebrate Workers’ Day 1987, we need to fly beyond the Iron Curtain with the genius of Midnight’s Moscow, actually pure Italians, a litle bit of Pavarotti and a little bit of Brezhnev,

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