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Wonder Women 1984: Musical Icons Of Their Age.


Madonna Tina Turner Sade Alison Moyet Cyndi Lauper Gloria Gaynor Nena Deniece Williams Chaka Khan

As Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman 1984 seems to be everywhere at the moment we thought we'd take a look back at the wonder women of music back in 1984. DC Comics inspirational character is strong, independent and driven, a quality possessed by our top ten female artists from 1984. Back then the UK had a woman PM (Let's not get into whether she was ever wonderful), the women of Tenko were still plotting their escape, Juliet Bravo was keeping the streets of Hartley safe and Miss Ellie, Sue Ellen and Pam were still keeping the men folk of Dallas in check. 1984 was also the year of Band Aid, Footloose, Ghostbusters and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. All girl groups were more popular than ever with Sister Sledge, The Pointer Sisters, The Weather Girls and Bananarama all making a significant contribution to the music of 1984. Other acts to feature a female lead also made their mark; Annie Lennox as part of Eurythmics, Alannah Currie as part of The Thompson Twins and Elizabeth Fraser (arguably the voice of a generation) with The Cocteau Twins. Today though we are focusing on the individual and wow what an incredible cast we've assembled.

http://www.contactmusic.com/images/feature-images/madonna-september-1984-james-colburn-pa-images.jpg  Madonna in 1984. Picture by James Colburn.  

Madonna

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The Long Goodbye: A Brexit Inspired Playlist.


The Clash JoJo Gloria Gaynor Yazoo Europe The Vaccines John Denver David Bowie Jeff Buckley Soft Cell

As we reach the death throws of the protracted Brexit negotiations between The United Kingdom and Europe we thought we'd compile our own little playlist to mark the occasion. Break-ups can be messy affairs in all walks of life and Brexit has not been an exception to that rule. The squabbling may be over who should get the fish instead of who should get custody of the pets but it's been no less acrimonious. With neither side wanting to cave in to the other's demands it's inevitably the kids who will suffer and most of them didn't even vote for it. So, with tongue firmly in cheek, here are the top ten songs that we've chosen to represent the agonisingly long, painful goodbye that is Brexit. 

http://www.contactmusic.com/images/feature-images/banksy-dover-brexit-artwork-andrew-lockwood.jpgBanksy, Dover.

Jeff Buckley - The Last Goodbye.

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Empowering Feminist Anthems That Will Never Get Old [Playlist]


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We've been listening to Beyonce's legendary Lemonade album non-stop since it popped up on Spotify this week. A fierce record of empowering feminist anthems, we just can't get enough of it. It's got us in the mood for some serious inspirational music from our favourite female artists. 

Beyonce at the City of Hope Gala 2018 / Photo Credit: PictureGroup / SIPA USA / PA ImagesBeyonce at the City of Hope Gala 2018 / Photo Credit: PictureGroup / SIPA USA / PA Images

Respect - Aretha Franklin

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