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Spandau Ballet - Through the Barricades (1986)

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"Through the Barricades" is the title track of Spandau Ballet's 1986 album Through the Barricades. Released as a single, ...

"Through the Barricades" is the title track of Spandau Ballet's 1986 album Through the Barricades. Released as a single, "Through the Barricades" entered the UK Singles Chart on 8 November 1986 and became the band's tenth and final top ten single, peaking at number six and spending a total of ten weeks on the chart.

Reception and legacy

The song, which is in the form of an acoustic ballad, has been described by AllMusic as "the best song by far" on its album. However, Ian Gittins was critical of the song in The Guardian, describing it as "one of Spandau's more ponderous, clunky numbers."

Tony Hadley performed the song as part of his three-song set in the final of ITV reality show Reborn in the USA in 2003, which saw him win the public vote against Michelle Gayle.

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