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memories of the ’80s – Like a Virgin by Madonna

The mid 1980s were kicked into high drive with the lead single from this memorable album: Like a Virgin by Madonna. Written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, the song was the lead single of the album of the same … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Please Don’t Go by KC and The Sunshine Band

The beginning of the 1980s was kicked off on the charts by a ballad – Please Don’t Go by KC and The Sunshine Band. The song was from the sixth studio album from the band, Do You Wanna Go Party, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas

To kick off the 1970s, the first number one song of the year (and decade) was a song from a film: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas. Written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Don’t You Want Me by The Human League

Electro-synth rhythms took over the charts in the summer of 1982 with The Human League and their song Don’t You Want Me. The British band had two relatively successful albums in the early 1980s, but with their third album Dare, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Will It Go Round in Circles? by Billy Preston

In 1973, the early sounds of disco came to the top of the pop charts with Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston. Starting his career as a keyboard player in the 1960s for well-known performers such as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Heart of Glass by Blondie

The end of the ’70s brought us a disco song with a rock/punk twist: Heart of Glass by Blondie. Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, the song was initially written in 1974 and was titled Once I … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Game by Queen

In the year 1980, a Brit band made its eighth studio album and hit the top of the album charts: The Game by Queen. Recorded in summer 1979 and in the first months of 1980 in Munich, Germany, the album … Continue reading

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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 ’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 ’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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