’80s Russian Pop Essentials

’80s Russian Pop Essentials

Traditional singers put an electrifying spin on perky pop here, showcasing bouncy synths and earnest vocals. Sofia Rotaru's breathy and impassioned delivery leads a propulsive march as accordion and saxophone melodies add warmth. Mikhail Muromov croons over rhythms that could rival the sheen of Italo disco—while Valentina Tolkunova's gentle voice soothes and soars among strings and horns.

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