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A reckless guy

Afrika Bambaataa and Family feat. UB40 – Reckless

“Reckless”, his most commercial song, made Afrika Bambaataa famous in the whole world, in the first part of 1988. Thanks also to the featuring of UB40, this hit climbed quickly all the charts. We also have to say that this hit was fantastic!

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Sad and lonely? Nobody loves you?

Pet Shop Boys – Love comes quickly

No worry! Love comes quickly, in 1986 and today; Pet Shop Boys couldn’t be wrong!! In fact, they released this song at the end of February 1986, and the hit did not have an easy fate. It came after the huge success of “West End Girls”,

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The Queen of warm feelings

Sade – Your Love Is King

She is a worldwide famous, highly respected and beloved singer today, but in February 1984 she was virtually unknown, unless to those who attended jazz clubs in the London area.

She was a model who had studied as a designer, and who especially had a fantastic voice and taste.

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Everybody’s waiting

Bananarama – Robert De Niro’s Waiting

More than six months had passed since the release of “Cruel summer”, the single that launched the shining star of Bananarama into the universe of the 80s. In these months, as well as enjoying their huge success and appearing everywhere, Sara, Keren and Siobhan worked at the album that was about to come out and that would carry the group’s name.

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We don’t forget about you!

Simple Minds – Don’t you (forget about me)

The story of “Don’t you (forget about me)” reminds us once again that when fate is targeting you, you cannot stand against success. Simple Minds were certainly a known group and already had many albums behind them, including for example “New gold dream”

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Heart on the roam

Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)

In mid February 1983, a new star was rising in the universe of the 80s. Paul Young had chosen a 1962 Marvin Gaye song, so this song could be classified as a cover. Actually, while fully respecting the lyrics and the melodic structure of the song,

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A gangs story

Michael Jackson – Beat it

“Beat it” is definitely one of the most important hits of the 80s. Michael Jackson released it at the beginning of February 1983. The album “Thriller” had been in the market for about three months, and this hit followed the release of “The girl is mine”

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Bright eyes

Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart

It was February 11, 1983, in England, when a song released on that very day immediately started the climb towards success, and quickly became one of the absolute symbols of the 80s culture. At those times Bonnie Tyler was best known in the UK and in her Wales,

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A family story

Rockwell – Somebody’s watching me

Between January and February 1984 we happened to know a song which lived the typical story of many 80s song. We talk about very engaging songs, with unbelivable success, but without any followup, because destiny says that it’s enough. Yet after meny many years people still go crazy about this song.

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