Tag Archives: Billboard Hot 100

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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memories of the ’70s – Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

For this Brit-American band, Rumours was a milestone and for the first time Fleetwood Mac hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with Dreams. Releasing their 11th studio album in February 1977, the band’s second single was Dreams … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Two well-known singers collaborated on a movie song that became one of the best-known duets of the decade: Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie.  Written by Lionel Richie, the song was written for the film based on the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees

The first American single for the brothers from Australia led them into the spotlight: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees. In 1970, brothers Barry and Robin Gibb worked on the song, along with another song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – MCMLXXXIV by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen kicked up the charts, cemented their status in the 1980s hard rock category:  MCMLXXXIV or 1984 by Van Halen. With this album, Eddie Van Halen wanted to create a new sound for the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

The number one song of summer 1987 still gets regular airplay (in a different form) thanks to an internet meme of the 21st century: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. The first single released from Astley’s debut recording … Continue reading

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