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Maria, or maybe Gina

Maria Vidal – Body Rock

What comes to your mind if I say Vidal? Well, it depends on when you lived your adolescence! In fact, if you were a teenager in the 70s, you probably remember a famous bath foam, and an ad with a white horse on a beach.

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A deal with God

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

In history there are many examples of literary characters who have made a deal with the devil, in its various manifestations, perhaps to secure fame, success, power, for the impossible pursuit of pleasure (think of Goethe’s Faust) or perhaps for eternal youth like Dorian Gray – a topic also quoted up in a very profound way by Alphaville in Forever Young.

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One name and many friends

Nathalie ‎– My Love Won’t Let You Down

In the 80s it was not so common for a female singer to use only her own name as stage name, also because if you had a rather common name you could have been mistaken for someone else.

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