Tag Archives: 1980

One Random Single a Day #101: “King Kut” (1985) by Word of Mouth

Hooray – another old-school hip-hop track! As I mentioned before, I’m pretty into rap music in general, but I’m especially a sucker for old-school hip-hop tracks from the early days of the genre. I’ve done a few so far – “Fatal … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #75: “Glad All Over” (1980) by Suzi Quatro

There’s always so many hearts in my eyes when I come upon some female musicians in this challenge – especially when it’s those for whom I already hold a fair amount of admiration. Suzi Quatro has been reveled by many … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #64: “Staring at the Rude Boys” (1980) by The Ruts

The Ruts were an English punk rock group that formed in London in 1977, right at the very cusp of punk’s rise to international cultural importance. They were one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands at the time, with their unique … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #10: “(Just Like) Starting Over” (1980) by John Lennon

By some magical stroke of luck, I have come across a single that I will inevitably be writing about in my next Billboard Hot 100 post. Thus, I’ve decided to use this single review as a bit of a taste … Continue reading

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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1980

100. “Refugee” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Yes! Hello 80s! And what better way to kick off the decade than with a band I’ve always considered quintessential to the 80s. After some years of a few mildly successful singles, 1980 … Continue reading

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