Playlist: What music was listened to in 1982?

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New playlist with “What music was listened to in…. “. For this episode we returned to the top of 1982 also drawn up by the prestigious English magazine Nme.

The ranking is a continuous contamination between soul and black rhythms with new wave and the British Invasion.

At the top of the singles chart is the primordial hip hop of Grandmaster Flash with The Message while among the albums there is a soul masterpiece like Marvin Gaye and “Midnight Love”.

The Clash make their debut in the top 50 and finally arrive among the most listened to singles and albums.

Among the singles, Wham! makes their appearance for the first time with two songs. as well as the Yazoos.
Soft Cell and ABC consolidate their success with ever new hits.
While Elvis Costello’s rock and roll is always well loved in the UK.

To celebrate those years we have compiled a playlist with the fifty singles.
Happy travels in 1982!!!



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