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An important day

Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven

In Fiction Factory’s career there is very likely a day which is far more important than all others. Their story is a bit like the paradigm of many groups of the 80s, if we think about it: after a gavetta passed between various groups in Scotland,

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A history of wheels

Depeche Mode – Behind the wheel

On December 28, 1987, Depeche Mode released the third single from their album “Music for the masses”. They had released “Strangelove” in April, and “Never let me down again“, in August. “Behind the wheel”,

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Not a Christmas song

Fine Young Cannibals – She drives me crazy

Actually, “She drives me crazy” reaches the market on Boxing Day, 1988! In few days this song brought Fine Young Cannibals again in the charts and most of all, in people’s hearts. Three years had passed since the enormous success of their first album called of course “Fine Young Cannibals”.

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Wishes for Christmas

Duran Duran – All she wants is

It definitely takes courage to release a single on the day before Christmas, especially if the song has nothing to do with the Christmas mood, and actually is as far as possible from it. But Duran Duran did this as well: it was December 24,

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A jump in the future

Van Halen – Jump

“Jump” is a hit that really embodies the spirit of 80’s and the spirit of Summer, despite actually being released exactly at the beginning of winter, December 21, 1983. Every time we hear this intro, we fly to those Summers full of a mood that today seems lost,

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Exotic electropop

Ad Visser & Daniel Sahuleka – Giddyap A Gogo

Shortly before Christmas 1982 in half of Europe starting from the Netherlands the charts welcomed a song that would have an enormous success, especially in the scope of dance music, and that was born from the union of two characters absolutely peculiar.

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A successful discovery

Bruce & Bongo – Geil

Dear friends Dinosaurs, December 13th is absolutely a day to celebrate! Of course… Saint Lucy, the great traditions of Northern Europe, Christmas is coming… True, but I was talking about a fundamental date for the 80s, as mentioned in the first verses of this great poem with memorable lyrics.

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The European rapper

Falco – Der Kommissar

The first time you saw him on TV, it was always a shock. He was absolutely a stranger, but it was clear that he was very strong, and from here on he would become one of the greatest icons of the 80s; you didn’t understand anything he said,

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A real hot song

Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On

In early December 1984 we could see a movie that really made the history of the 80s. It came out for Christmas, even though it was as far as possible from the classic Christmas movie. We’re talking about the movie that launched the career of one of the greatest artists not only of the 80s,

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