Monthly Archives: November 2017

Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983) by Bonnie Tyler

Looks like we’re covering a big one tonight, folks! Every now and then there comes a song that, while relatively new, profoundly creates such a splash, it is instantly memorable and continues to be referenced and remembered years, even decades … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Lately” (1998) – Divine

It’s always so amazing to me whenever I embark upon a song that, despite performing well commercially, seems to have been erased from collective memory by most everyone. I’m not even talking about “Disco Duck” or “Ice Ice Baby” or … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “I Knew I Loved You” (2000) by Savage Garden

Oh me, oh my – we’ve reached the “dreamy boy bands” section of this Every Hot 100 Number-One Single challenge. A far cry from a Rhinestone Cowboy, this is nonetheless quite an important era of pop music that we must … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Hips Don’t Lie” (2006) by Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

There are a few different scopes of songs that I expect to embark upon while doing this Every Hot 100 Number-One Single challenge. There are the pre-rock ‘n’ roll era records, like “Maria Elena” and “Oh! What It Seemed to … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Maria Elena” (1941) by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly

Awesome – another one of these pre-rock ‘n’ roll era hits. I’ve heard of Jimmy Dorsey in passing every now and then, but I can’t say I’m very familiar with many (or any?) of his recordings. Additionally, I’ve never even heard … Continue reading

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