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memories of the ’80s – Original Sin by INXS

That first single that made this Australian band known in North America – Original Sin by INXS. Written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss, the song was from the band’s fourth studio album The Swing. Hoping to garner an audience … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Angie by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s brought a ballad from The Rolling Stones to the top of the charts: Angie. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was the lead single of their 1973 album Goat’s Head Soup, but consequent articles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When I Think of You by Janet Jackson

Third time is the charm for Janet Jackson, when her third studio album’s third single led her to the top of the charts with When I Think of You. Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Control was Jackson’s third … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

A collaboration with another famous musician was the basis of this song becoming a number one hit in 1975: Fame by David Bowie. After finishing the recording sessions¬† in Philadelphia for his ninth studio album Young Americans, Bowie moved to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

A song written in the 1970s became a hit of the 1980s: Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, the song was originally performed by DeShannon for her album New Arrangement in … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond

The beginning of the 1970s brought many teeny bop songs to the top of the charts, including this uber-sweet ballad Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, this song, about a young man … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

The end of the 1980s brought another successful song to the charts for Phil Collins with Another Day in Paradise from his fourth studio album …But Seriously. Written and performed by Collins, the song was a more soulful ballad, and … Continue reading

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