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Spandau Ballet

Through the Barricades (5:20)

80s · pop · new wave · ballads

Far and away Spandau Ballet's best track, Through The Barricades follows a route used by some of the greatest ballads - using a saxophone and acoustic guitar. Although much of the group's songs were commercial pop throwaways, this song stood out. It tells the story of two young people in love who happen to be on separate sides of the religious and political divide in Northern Ireland. It's a haunting and very well…

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Spandau Ballet - Through the Barricades Lyrics


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  • Super ballad!
  • still catchy and making me chill...
  • This song genuinely made me cry. And due to their connection with Steve Strange, it only makes me cry even more because he's gone now.
  • Great song :) love so much <3
  • I miss you, Nana... ♥
  • Some might find this cheesy. However, I just love this song. It's truly beautiful.
  • Don´ really like the band. This one is OK.
  • Songs really had a lyrics once.
  • Tony's voice stuns me everytime. It just soars.

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