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Billy Idol – To be a lover

On September 22, 1986, a genius of the 80s released the first single from one of his most successful albums. He was able to play a very original character, aggressive only at first sight, with great intelligence, and with an excellent quality of music,

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Eyes, studs, and grin

Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face

We have said several times that the period between 1984 and 1985 was probably the purest and most intense of the 1980s. The protagonists of those months have all remained in history. And also for Billy Idol this was a very important period: after the success of the self-titled album,

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Hot in the 80s

Billy Idol – Hot In The City

So many songs literally had a double life. Some very famous songs like Take on me by a-ha, or Careless memories by Duran Duran. Among these, also Billy Idol’s Hot in the city,

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The most famous Rebel

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

October 24, 1983, a Monday, was one of those magical days when two or more songs that would make history came out at the same time (but in a completely unrelated way). One of them was “Relax,”

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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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A song is forever

Billy Idol – Mony Mony

A song is forever, especially if someone releases it every two or three years, like “Mony Mony”. After all, a song of 1968, by the end of 1987 can be released at least 8 or 9 times! That’s exactly the story of this song, which is ultimately famous for Billy Idol’s version…

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What was really needed?

Billy Idol – Don’t need a gun

You don’t need a gun to have success. Surely not, but I think that such things like having a great album like “Whiplash smile”, having plenty of personality and talent (still today), and performing with great artists like Stevie Stevens, well, this might definitely help,

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