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Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas

“Do they know it’s Christmas” was definitely the first mega charity project in the music world. The idea came from Bob Geldof, former histrionic leader of an alternative Irish group, the Boomtown Rats. Not only did this project make Bob Geldof an icon of the 1980s,

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Counterclockwise

Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn back the clock

Generally, at the end of the year, we think about the future, we are full of good intentions and hopes for a New Year, we listen to the horoscopes and we hope for the best. There comes a time in life when we review our whole own existence,

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The Big Chair

Tears For Fears – Shout

November 19, 1984 was one of those unbelievable days that really wrote the history of the ’80s. In fact, for one of those strange jokes of fate, two phenomenal groups threw their songs, very different from each other, exactly the same day. And what songs!

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Feelings for Christmas

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power of Love

Dear friends, it was December 1984 when this hit reached the charts. And it was the greatest Christmas of the 80s, because in the very same days also “Do they know it’s Christmas” and “Last Christmas

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Man of mid November

Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

Among the many peculiarities of the 80s, there is also an artist who released a song the same day for two years in a row. Exactly one year after the release of “Loverboy”, on November 15,

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The video that changed history

Michael Jackson – Thriller

If I have to say which videoclip had the biggest impact on history and on the habits of a whole generation, and maybe also of the generations that followed, well, there’s no doubt: it’s Micael Jackson’s “Thriller”. I mean, the album itself was outstanding and numbers speak for it: it’s the best-selling album history,

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A passionate guy

Rod Stewart – Passion

November 1980 saw the release of the new album of a great English author and singer, who over time really became one of the symbols of an England that is slowly disappearing.

Or maybe it’s already gone: if we look at what was happening in England in those years,

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Spinning round

Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

On November 5, 1984, one of the most representative songs of the 80s was released. A symbolic song for many reasons. First, because after a long time it still remains one of the most loved songs by dinosaurs of the 80s;

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Europe’s girlfriend

Lio – Amoureux Solitaires

In early November 1980, European pop charts welcomed the arrival of a young girl who would remain forever in the imagination and in the hearts of the 80s dinosaurs. All those who were between 8 and probably 80 years old at the time, dreamt of being her boyfriend.

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