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Interference in a video

Howard Jones – Life In One Day

We have said many times that the first six months of 1985, let’s say up to Live Aid, were probably the highest and purest period of all the 80s. In that period new artists appeared, while others were definitively recognized as icons of the decade.

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The King of Summer

Sandy Marton – People From Ibiza

#quotefromthe80s
People from Ibiza, oh, people from Ibiza
Boys from Wonderland
People from Ibiza, oh, people from Ibiza
Girls from Wonderland

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#PeopleFromIbiza

The transition happening in the early 80s,

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Grandmother’s test

Kate Bush – Babooshka

We all agree: there are timeless artists and songs. And personally, I am also convinced that some of them really came from the future. Songs that were written to be rediscovered years and years later, perhaps, and this also was a talent of the artists of the 80s.

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The song of records

Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love

#quotefromthe80s
Never wonder where I am
‘Cause I am always by your side
‘Cause I am your lady
And you are my man

#ThePowerOfLove
#JenniferRush

In the 80s,

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The season of the Roses

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet child o’ mine

#quotefromthe80s
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I’d stare too long
I’d probably break down and cry

#GunsNRoses
#SweetChildOMine

Sweet child o’

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Pop and politics

Wham! – Wham Rap!

Pairing pop and politics has never been easy. Not even in the 1980s, I’d say, although we’ve still had some excellent examples. After all, the world came out of ’68 and the ’70s, periods when songs were often expressions of political passions or wishes.

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New life for music

Depeche Mode – New Life

Let’s jump back exactly forty years. We are on June 13, 1981. In hindsight, the 80s have not even started yet, we know. MTV doesn’t exist yet, it hasn’t even started broadcasting. In England, Charles and Diana have not yet married,

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A love movie

U2 – All I want is you

It was about mid June 1989 when U2 released the last single from Rattle and Hum, one of their biggest works. All I want is you followed the success of Desire,

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Love in a library

Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels

#quotefromthe80s
You keep your distance with a system of touch
And gentle persuasion
I’m lost in admiration could I need you this much
Oh, you’re wasting my time
You’re just wasting time

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#TearsForFears

The period leading up to the summer of 1985 was,

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