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The showman of the 80s

Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)

Come on and sing along
We’re going to party, karamu, fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along
All night long (all night)


If I had to say who was the nicest and most engaging artist of the 80s (and beyond),

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Dangerous relationships

Wendy & Lisa – Waterfall

Feel the water, ice cool water
People may come, people may go
Just as long as the water’s slow
But watch out when you’re
Headed for the waterfall


At the end of August 1987 two artists released their first album,

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Black – Wonderful life

No need to run and hide
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life
no need to hide and cry
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life


If we were to ask anyone who has hanged out in the 80s: “What song can we choose to represent existentialism in the 80s?”

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A lot like life

Depeche Mode – Master And Servant

So, there were also sexually explicit songs, in 80’s. One song definitively broke a very particular taboo, made of extreme sex, an anthem to S/M practices that, at the end of August 1984, became the single Master and Servant by Depeche Mode.

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A sensible genius

Captain Sensible – Wot

In the 80s there were many brilliant artists, and many of them were indeed on the verge of pure madness, some perhaps even beyond. Artists with songs and videos out of the ordinary, unwilling to accept the compromises and rules of the music industry.

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Sick of music

Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat

I just don’t know, don’t know
How I’m gonna deal with you
I just don’t know, don’t know
Won’t you help me, Dr. Beat?

#GloriaEstefan #DrBeat

We all were sick of music,

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Reggae from Denmark

Laid Back – Sunshine Reggae

The early 80s were certainly years of great creative spirit. Although British productions were by far the most present in the European charts, also for a matter of language, it is also true that in almost all countries we could find artists and songs that managed to establish themselves even outside national borders,

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Genius on the mike

OFF – Electrica Salsa

The new age sound is on the move
I give you now the second groove.
Don’t have to ask you to give up
you’ll do it on your own.


In the first weeks of August 1987,

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