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Hot Summer’s song

Bananarama – Cruel Summer

Summer begins around June 21, maybe some hours earlier or later, but not in 1983. In 1983 Summer officially began on June 27, with the release of a song that in a few days would become an anthem in England and throughout Europe.

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From Liverpool with love

The Mighty Wah! – Come Back

In the early 80s England was really full of talent and creativity. Very creative people didn’t always achieve success and fame immediately, their talent often took them on more complicated, maybe less commercial roads, more distant from the big majors,

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A new life

Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection

Artistically, at the end of 1983, Alison Moyet literally changed her life. In fact, following the disbandment of Yazoo, Alison decided to break away from Vincent Clarke, who shared with her great hits like “Nobody’s diary” and “Don’t go”,

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The wish of the genius

Terence Trent D’Arby – Wishing well

A wishing well – who would not find one? When you are a genius, strange things happen. It happens that inspiration comes in moments when you’re out of your mind, or sleeping, and somebody appears in your dreams. I don’t really know how it works,

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Singing farewell

Wham! – The edge of heaven

It’s never easy to say goodbye. Sometimes people don’t even know that they are saying goodbye, and they close with a standard greeting a moment that will remain forever in their lives. In other cases you understand it might be the last time,

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An angel for the king

Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

In mid-June 1985, the brightest period of the 80s, one month before the fantastic Live Aid that marked a boundary between the first part of the 80s and the second, a very particular group released a very particular song.

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Aggressive, but sensible

Billy Idol – Sweet sixteen

“Sweet sixteen” is one of the sweetest song of an aggressive guy. Or maybe, aggressive just at a first glance, like Billy Idol.
We talked other times about him, and in mid June 1987 he was releasing this fantastic ballad, “Sweet Sixteen”,

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The Queen of provocation

Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach 

She was definitely the queen of the 80s, absolutely. And surely Madonna was and still is the queen of provocations in music. On June 11, 1986, the release of her new single drew a very important line in Madonna’s career, and if we want in all the music of the 80s.

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A fine sound

Mike Francis – Survivor

In the first part of June 1984 the Italian disco scene was enriched with a new pearl. In fact, the so call Italo-disco was at its best, with great hits such as “Turbo Diesel” by Albert One, “Disco Band” by Scotch,

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