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Waves of emotion

Commodores – Nightshift

On January 31, 1985, a song marked a special moment in the history of a famous American group. This group formed in the late 1960s in Detroit, and established as one of the leading soul and funk groups throughout the following decade. The group was recognizable above all by the particularly warm voices,

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It’s a small world

USA For Africa – We Are The World

January 28, 1985, really saw the second part of one of those miracles that made the 80s unrepeatable. That night, America’s biggest stars gathered to record “We are the World.” For some, this was an attempt to copy the idea of Bob Geldof,

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One more song

Cyndi Lauper – Time after time

At the end of January 1984, a song came out that would enter the playlist of the most romantic songs of the 80s forever. It was the second single and video from “She’s so unusual”, Cyndi Lauper’s debut album, released the previous fall and driven by the unstoppable success of “

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A material girl

Madonna – Material Girl

On January 23, 1985 (and in Europe the following week) one of the most famous 80s singles was released, and we are talking about the undisputed queen of the eighties. Three months had passed since the release of “Like a virgin

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Heroes of both worlds

Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days

In mid-January 1984, a song released a few days ago about dance and ballrooms, “Dance Hall Days”, entered and climbed the charts. The topic was a bit about nostalgy, but the sounds were very modern and the song overall was captivating and original.

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Sadness in a song

Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again

January 12, 1984 was one of those great days when, independently, two songs came out destined to make history. One of them was “Big in Japan“, Alphaville’s debut single that launched their fabulous career. The other song was released by an already well-known group,

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From Germany to Japan

Alphaville – Big In Japan

1984 was probably the most musically beautiful year of all the 80s. It is the period with the best music and with an unprecedented offer, and it continued seamlessly until the Summer of 1985, that is, until the generational change represented by Live Aid.

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Can’t stand still

Kenny Loggins – Footloose

It was January 11, 1984 when a song came out that will surely bring beautiful memories back to mind. This song is “Footloose”, the main hit of the soundtrack of the beautiful film of the same name. The film was actually released on February 17,

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The illuminated alien

Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good

1984 was really the highest period of the 80s, along with the first half of 1985. The level of artists and songs at that time was excellent, and in my humble opinion this level was on average higher than the generation that followed and closed the 80s,

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