11: Life In A Northern Town – Dream Academy

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Entered Charts: 17 July 1985
Entry Point: 28
Highest Chart: 6
Weeks In: 12

I think one of the most powerful things about music is its ability to evoke memories or create a picture that is vivid in your mind. The introduction of music videos eliminated the imagination part but nonetheless, for me, one of the measures of a great song is its ability to transport you somewhere.

This fantastic song by Dream Academy does just that. Its slightly haunting sound transports the listener to an earlier time to the dark and dank streets of that northern town.

How this band only ever had one hit in this country is a mystery.