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The 80s: Vanity’s ‘Wild Animal’

Vanity was already well known to 80s music fans as the camisole-clad vixen and lead vocalist of the Prince-formed Vanity 6, the trio who released the hit single “Nasty Girl.”  That tune topped the charts on both the U.S. Billboard […]

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The 80s: Adam and the Ants’ ‘Prince Charming’

Fans of 80s music may not know the name Stuart Leslie Goddard, but mention the Marylebone, London native’s stage name, Adam Ant, and images

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The 80s: The System’s ‘The Pleasure Seekers’

The duo of David Frank and Mic Murphy came out of the box strong with their debut album Sweat,

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The 80s: Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”

The new wave, synthpop group Berlin formed in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, California.  They released their debut album, Information, in 1980, and

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The 80’s: John Waite’s “Missing You”

In 1982, English singer and musician John Waite released his debut album Ignition. Though the album didn’t make much noise on the charts, peaking

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The 30th Anniversary of Prince and the Revolution’s ‘Around the World in a Day’

1984 was a seminal year for Prince with the release his debut film, the loosely autobiographical and musically revelatory Purple Rain, and its chart-topping soundtrack

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The 80s: Grace Jones’ ‘Inside Story’

After the success of Grace Jones’ 1985 album Slave To The Rhythm, which spawned the #1 dance single of the same name, followed by

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The 80s: Duran Duran’s ‘Big Thing’

Duran Duran emerged in the early 1980s with the release of their eponymous debut album which included the singles “Girls On Film” and “Planet

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The 80s: “The Captain Of Her Heart”

We’ve all heard the term “one hit wonder” describing an artist or group who mainly had one significant song to hit the charts before

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1982

In the early 1980s the disco sound was dying while hip-hop was beginning its ascension and in between, the sounds of rock, new wave



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