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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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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” (1984) by Deniece Williams

Between my Billboard Challenge, my Every Hot 100 Number-One Single challenge, and various other listening activities I do in the background, I feel like a good chunk of my writing work is spent writing about men in the industry. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1964) by The Beatles

Alright, I’ve got a confession to make: I do not love The Beatles. I know, that’s probably total blasphemy in the music critic world, but there’s just no use in pretending. I’ve listened to quite a few of their albums and … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Get Down Tonight” (1975) by KC & the Sunshine Band

I can’t seem to get out of the 70s with this Hot 100 Number-Ones challenge! Not only is this the fifth 70s single I’ve come across on the challenge (out of the nine I’ve written on so far), but its … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Oh! What it Seemed to Be” (1946) – Frankie Carle and His Orchestra

Hooray! My first pre-rock ‘n’ roll era entry of my Every Number-One Single challenge! Of course, the Hot 100 would not come into existence for a whole decade, which tests the entire definition of what could truly be called a … Continue reading

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