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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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memories of the ’80s – Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

In the late 1980s, New Jersey’s Bon Jovi released a single that would take them to the top of the charts: Livin’ on a Prayer. The second single released from the October 1986 album Slippery When Wet, the single was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Grammys in 1978

For award shows, choosing the winner can be tough, but in 1978, the Grammys decided that one winner wasn’t enough. At the 20th annual Grammy Awards, held on February 23, 1978, the academy had to decide on the song of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick (and friends)

Twice recorded, but second time lucky:¬†That’s What Friends Are For topped the charts in February 1986¬†thanks to the vocal stylings of Dionne Warwick. And a few friends. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded … Continue reading

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