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Days to remember

Enrico Ruggeri – Giorni randagi

I put “Giorni randagi” among Enrico Ruggeri’s best songs. Enrico is definitely one of the most beloved artists in Italy. He found a second youth in 1988, after the great songs of the early 80s. He says in a song “I was a punk before you were”

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Just a sample

S’Express – Theme from S’Express

Actually “Theme from S’Express” was the sample of the samples! In Aprile 1988 S’Express reached number one in UK charts, and in many other countries. Actually speakers did not know how to call it: a hit, a song, an exercise, some minutes of sampling,

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Fast career

Tracy Chapman – Fast car

Tracy Chapman’s fast career really began with a “Fast car”. She had years of experience, but when she joined a new label and released her self-titled debut album, in early April 1988, she could find planetary success in really few weeks! And she was able to join a fame that actually lasted for decades,

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The Teacher of the 80s

George Michael – One more try

“One more try” was released on April 11, 1988. It was the fifth (fourth in some countries) singles from the album “Faith”. It is still a wonderful song, and for years it was one of the songs that King George’s fans requested most in all concerts.

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A woman in the wrong time

Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac

When I listen to “Pink Cadillac”, I think that Natalie Cole’s life always met my sympathy and respect. Respect for a woman, who sadly passed away on the last day on 2015, because she could probably be safe with an easy life. She was Nat King Cole’s daughter,

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30 years as a Diva

Sade – Love is stronger than pride

In early April 1988 “Love is stronger than pride” was the first single taken from Sade’s third album, with a quite similar title (“Stronger than pride”). Three years had passed since her latest album. During this period, Sade’s career and image had never faded,

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The blond revelation

Eurythmics – I need a man

“I need a man” was climbing the charts between March and April 1988. Eurythmics released it as the third single from “Savage”. “Savage” was an album of change: times and musical tastes has changes, Eurythmics after all had always been pioneers in experimenting.

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