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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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memories of the ’80s – Need You Tonight by INXS

For an Australian band, their sixth studio album had the song that became their hit around the world: Need You Tonight by INXS. After four albums, INXS had recorded and promoted Listen Like Thieves, gaining more fans beyond Australia and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven is a place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle

The late ’80s brought a pop ballad to the charts in the holiday season: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle. The first single from Carlisle’s second solo album, Heaven on Earth, the song was released in September … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention

In the mid 1970s, the sounds of disco from Europe came to the Billboard charts in the form of Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention. Producers and songwriters Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze put together the group, named for Levay’s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

The sound of 1987 was never more typical than this album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Spanish Fly. With songs written by R&B powerhouse Full Force, the R&B/pop hybrid released their first single, Head to Toe from Spanish Fly … 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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