Tag Archives: Billboard Hot 100

memories of the ’80s – Heaven is a place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle

The late ’80s brought a pop ballad to the charts in the holiday season: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle. The first single from Carlisle’s second solo album, Heaven on Earth, the song was released in September … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Le Freak by CHIC

At the end of 1978, holiday music was pushed aside for a disco/funk dance tune with the song Le Freak by CHIC. Released in September 1978, the song was written by CHIC members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. The twosome … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Broken Wings by Mr. Mister

In the mid 1980s, a song from an American band was a chart topper: Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. Originally from Phoenix but based in Los Angeles, Mr. Mister was successful with its first album I Wear the Face. Lead … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

The sound of 1987 was never more typical than this album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Spanish Fly. With songs written by R&B powerhouse Full Force, the R&B/pop hybrid released their first single, Head to Toe from Spanish Fly … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I’ll Be There by The Jackson Five

The beginning of the 1970s was very kind to The Jackson 5, and in October 1970 the teen group scored their fourth hit with I’ll Be There. Unlike the band’s previous three hit singles (I Want You Back, ABC, Love … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Amanda by Boston

For the rock group Boston, a power ballad became one of their biggest hits: Amanda. The song was on the album Third Stage, the third album from the band, finished after a six year legal battle with their music label … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

A ballad by Chicago became the band’s first number one hit on Billboard: If You Leave Me Now. The tenth album by the band, Chicago X was created after a break from the previous album. Recorded in the spring of … Continue reading

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