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The wall of years

Pink Floyd – Another brick in the wall

Shifting to a new decade has always been a special moment in time. At the end of an year with the ending 9, and with the beginning of a new decade, we feel the need to summarize the ten past years in few words,

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New year, new life

U2 – New Year’s Day

I mean, when a song has a title like “New year’s day”, it definitely becomes the song for every New Year’s Eve in the 80s, just like “Last Christmas“, only a week later! U2 released this hit in January 1983,

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The last moon

Belinda Carlisle – La Luna

I was wondering how many moons we saw in the 80s. I mean, from an astronomic perspective, if I’m not wrong, it’s about 123 full moons in the whole 80s. The last full moon was on Dec 12, 1989, and there was another new moon on Dec 28,

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A real miracle

Queen – The Miracle

Queen released “The Miracle” at the end of November 1989. Generally you release the song that names the album as the first single, or maybe the second; in this case they had released the album six months before, and har already released four other singles, “I want it all”,

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An old hit

Jimmy Somerville & June Miles Kingston – Comment te dire adieu

November 1989 was coming to the end when Jimmy Somerville released his new hit. It was a duet between the former Bronski Beat and Communards leader, and June Miles Kingston, a vocalist and drummer who played also for Everything But the Girl.

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Just in time!

Phil Collins – Another Day In Paradise

We were almost at the end of November 1989 when the great Phil Collins released his new album “…But Seriously”. Now, if I have to say which artists got through the 80s from end to end without ever changing their style,

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The end of the 80s

Scorpions – Wind of change

We already saw that the 80s did not begin on January 1, 1980, and of course they did not end on December 31, 1989, but few weeks earlier. They ended on a rainy Thursday evening. I was with some friends in the house of a girl of our group of friends.

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The last hit

Tears for Fears – Woman in Chains

Tears for Fears released “Woman in chains” on November 6, 1989, a couple of months after “Sowing the seeds of love“, and therefore it was one of the last hits of the 80s. But in some sense it was really the last hit of the decade,

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Accepting the past

Madonna – Oh Father

At the end of October, 1989, Madonna released “Oh father”, one of her most beautiful songs, and, if we know the story behind, definitely an extremely sweet and moving. The video is clear: Madonna, now a woman, lives back to her 5 years, the tragedy of losing her mother,

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