Playlist: What music was listened to in 1984?

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“What music was listened to in…. ” new appointment with our column. For this episode we returned to the top of 1984 also drawn up by the prestigious English magazine Nme.

Soul and funky take over the top of the UK charts. It’s at the top of the album charts Bobby Womack with “Poet II” while among the singles there is the duo Womack & Womack and the song Love Wars

In the historical albums chart as at number two Bruce Springsteen with “Born In The USA”, at eight Prince with “Purple Rain” and to follow Smiths with their self-titled album.
In the ranking we also find Style Council with Cafe Bleu, the Echo And The Bunnymen with Ocean Rain, the U2 with The Unforgettable Fire, i Bronski Beat with Age Of Consent and then again Sade with Diamond Life, David Sylvian with Brilliant Trees ei Psychedelic Furs with Mirror Moves.

Among the individual unforgettable songs such as Dennis Edwards and Don’t Look Any Further, i Van Halen of Jump, Cyndi Lauper with Girls Just Want To Have Fun and the Everything But The Girl with Each And Every One.

To celebrate those years we have compiled a playlist with the fifty singles.
Happy travels in 1984!!!



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