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memories of the ’80s – Straight Up by Paula Abdul

Her debut album and her third single combined to push Paula Abdul into the spotlight with the song Straight Up. At the time Abdul was known as a choreographer and dancer for Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, George Michael and ZZ … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tragedy by Bee Gees

In 1979, the decade’s last year had many memorable songs including the second single from the Bee Gees with the song Tragedy. Releasing their 15th album Spirits Having Flown, the band’s second single Tragedy was as with all their songs, … 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 – Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

Her second single may not have been a party anthem, but it cemented the fan support for debut of Cyndi Lauper when she released Time After Time. The second single from her successful album She’s So Unusual , the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

The beginning of the 1980s introduced many of us to a newly-solo punk rock artist: Billy Idol and a song from his past that led to his future: Dancing With Myself. Having some success with Generation X at the end … 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 – Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul

A star on the small screen, then a top 40 hitmaker with Billboard: the one hit wonder Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul. Soul was starring in the hit cop show Starsky & Hutch, and decided to turn … Continue reading

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