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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 ’80s – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

The end of the 1980s brought a rock band to the top of the charts as Poison got the number one spot with the song Every Rose Has Its Thorn. A single from the rock band’s second album Open Up … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart

The end of the 1970s brought a change to a singer’s sound with Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Written by Stewart and collaborators Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchings, the song was included on Stewart’s 1978 album Blondes Have … 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 ’70s – Angie by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s brought a ballad from The Rolling Stones to the top of the charts: Angie. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was the lead single of their 1973 album Goat’s Head Soup, but consequent articles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s -Where Did Your Heart Go? by Wham!

The swan song for the ’80s pop band Wham! was a final single – a cover of the ballad Where Did Your Heart Go?  Written by David Was and Don Was, the song was first recorded and released by their … Continue reading

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