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The appeal of the Far East

David Bowie – China Girl

It was just two months since the great success of “Let’s dance“, the hit which landed the ice-eyed alien on the planet 80s, when the alien himself introduced the world to another huge success. Actually, the roots of this song go many years back,

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Losing control

Raf – Self control

It became quite normal, during the nights in summer of 1984. Those were the days when the “Italo-Disco” was in its heyday, thanks fantastic disco hits like Albert One’s “Turbo Diesel“, “Cinderella” by Martinelli, “Movin’ on” by Novecento,

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King of May

King – Love & Pride

A new guy was coming out at the end of May 1984. He climbed the British charts first, and then he became famous across all Europe, and he was really a king of creativity. King is the right term because that was also his last name.

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The sound of 80s

Nu Shooz – I can’t wait

When, in May 1986, the first Nu Shooz’s hit entered the hit parade, I fell imediately in love with this name, written a bit like a slang, and with the final z. If their name doesn’t make you jump in the chair,

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Cool life for a cool guy

Simply Red – Infidelity

“Infidelity” stands for, a cool song talking about a cool guy. Cool suites, cool women, cool look, cool voice, cool great talent for music and creativity. After all, in May 1987 when Mick Hucknall reached the top of the charts with this song, he was already more famous than his Simply Red (but after all,

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One of a kind

Suzanne Vega – Luka

“Luka” is maybe the greatest success of Suzanne Vega. Definitely one of a kind, Suzanne Vega, out of schemes. With such name, there will never be any art name fitting you better. After her first experiences, the great success in 1987 of “Solitude Standing”,

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Two good boys

Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

The release of this song was really a sign that the 80s were entering their most intense, most joyful and characteristic days. We were in mid-May 1984, and it was a time of beautiful songs, just take a look at the playlist from that period if you don’t believe it.

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Inspired by a dream

Falco – Rock Me Amadeus

On May 15, 1985, a song was released that would really mark the 80s. Soon after Forman’s eight-time Oscar winner film, Mozart’s spirit is brought back to life by one of the most original and brilliant characters of the 80s, Falco. In several European countries Falco was already superfamous because in 1982 he had a resounding success with “

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From the spark to the flame

Chris De Burgh – High On Emotion

That’s what happened to Chris De Burgh’s career in May 1984. His father was a British diplomat with interests in agriculture in various parts of the world, so Chris grew up in places like Malta, Nigeria and Zaire. His mother is the daughter of a career Irish soldier,

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