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memories of the ’80s – Wishing Well by Terence Trent D’Arby

The late 1980s brought soulful singer to the top of the charts with Wishing Well by Terence Trent D’Arby. With his debut album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, the American singer made a splash on the music … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Hooked on Classics by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The beginning of the 1980s, a new way to market classical music came in the form of  Hooked on Classics. The series, released by K-tel Records, was disliked by traditional classical music fans, but embraced by other music fans and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – K-tel 20 Power Hits

In the 1970s, many young listeners learned of new music through the K-tel Records compilations, like an early success: K-tel 20 Power Hits. In the late 1960s, K-tel saw the possibility of a new way of marketing music and released … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – King Rocker by Generation X

For the punk crowd, this British band made a quick splash in the late 1970s with this single: King Rocker by Generation X. William Broad, John Towe and Tony James met forming the band Chelsea with John O’Hara, but soon … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Seasons Change by Expose

The late 1980s brought another girl group to the charts with the song Seasons Change by Expose. Formed originally in 1984 by Miami DJ Lewis Martinee, the girl group was Sandra Casanas, Alejandra Lorenzo and Laurie Miller. The trio recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Jump by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen brought the band bestselling success and a their first number one single: Jump. Written in 1981 by Eddie Van Halen, the other band members rejected the song for their previous album Diver Down. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dance the Night Away by Van Halen

In the late 1970s, an Los Angeles rock band hit the charts with its first top 20 single: Dance the Night Away by Van Halen. Written during the recording sessions for Van Halen II, the song was inspired by Fleetwood … Continue reading

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