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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 ’80s – Broken Wings by Mr. Mister

In the mid 1980s, a song from an American band was a chart topper: Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. Originally from Phoenix but based in Los Angeles, Mr. Mister was successful with its first album I Wear the Face. Lead … 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 ’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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memories of the ’80s – Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

The number one song of summer 1987 still gets regular airplay (in a different form) thanks to an internet meme of the 21st century: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. The first single released from Astley’s debut recording … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – We Are The Champions by Queen

A song that lives forever, especially for sports fan, We Are The Champions by Queen. The first single from their sixth album News of the World, the song was written by Freddie Mercury, wanting to create a song that got … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (They Long to Be) Close To You by The Carpenters

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, this song became a hit thanks to The Carpenters: (They Long to Be) Close To You. First recorded and released by actor/singer Richard Chamberlain in 1963, Bacharach fave Dionne Warwick also recorded the song … Continue reading

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