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memories of the ’80s – Earth Girls Are Easy

A comedic science fiction film based on a song? In 1988, a comedy came to the big screen based on a five song EP: Earth Girls Are Easy. Based on Julie Brown’s mini-album Goddess in Progress, director Julien Temple worked … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Harper Valley PTA

In the late 1970s, a popular country song that became famous 10 years previously inspired a comedy film: Harper Valley PTA. Taken from the song written by Tom T. Hall and performed by Jeannie C. Riley, George Edwards and Barry … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – West End Girls by The Pet Shop Boys

This iconic song of the mid ’80s was released twice, with the second time the charm for West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys. Inspired by a T.S. Eliot poem, The Wasted Land, the song was written by band … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Kiss on my List by Hall & Oates

For duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, their third single became another hot song for them : Kiss on my List from their album Voices. The song was written by Daryl Hall and Janna Allen, the sister of Hall’s girlfriend … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor

Forty years ago, the Billboard charts of the 1970s welcomed many disco songs, and the month of April was taken over by the hot single Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. The R&B/blues/gospel vocalist had been long-time on the roster of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The second week of March in 1981 was the moment that a new rock anthem hit the radio playlists: I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The song was written by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – December 1963 by The Four Seasons

The second week of March in 1976 was memorable for The Four Seasons, who hit the top of the charts with their song December 1963. The song written by group member Bob Gaudio and his wife Judy Parker, initially was … Continue reading

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