Tag Archives: Billboard Hot 100

memories of the ’80s – Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

For summer 1982, one of the songs of the day was a duet by two superstars: Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Written by McCartney for his third solo album Tug of War, the song was initially … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers

In 1972, a girl group’s song caught fire on the Billboard charts with I’ll Take You There. Recorded in 1971 at the famous Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, the song was written by the album’s producer Al Bell, and was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Little Jeannie by Elton John

The beginning of the 1980s led Elton John back into the spotlight with the single Little Jeannie. After announcing he wouldn’t tour any longer, stopping his writing partnership with Bernie Taupin and seduced by the fleeting music trends of the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Your Song by Elton John

The beginning of the 1970s was the beginning of major success for Elton John with Your Song. Releasing his second self-titled studio album, the album was produced by Gus Dudgeon, and was the first album released in the US by … Continue reading

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memoirs of the ’80s – Eternal Flame by The Bangles

The 1980s ended with a Hot 100 ballad from The Bangles: Eternal Flame. Written by Susanna Hoffs with writing team Bill Steinberg and Tom Kelly, the song was the only love song on the album Everything. Hoffs had spoken about … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Heart of Glass by Blondie

The end of the ’70s brought us a disco song with a rock/punk twist: Heart of Glass by Blondie. Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, the song was initially written in 1974 and was titled Once I … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Crazy For You by Madonna

Pop star Madonna stepped away from her albums to do a song for a film with the single Crazy For You. Written by John Bettis and John Lind, the song was for the soundtrack of the 1985 film Vision Quest. … Continue reading

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