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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1981

100. “Time is Time” – Andy Gibb: Boy, the early 80s sure weren’t kind to Andy Gibb, as this continues the  yet another sub-par single from him. It is painfully obvious that he is trying desperately to break away from the … 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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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1979

100. “Strange Way” – Firefall: Kicking off this list is an interesting, dark-sounding radio-friendly rock hit. Truthfully, I can hear Chicago’s influences on this track from a mile away, especially with that uptempo’d salsa breakdown before the final chorus. It’s an … Continue reading

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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1978

100. “Deacon Blues” – Steely Dan: Kicking things off with a real bang is jazz-rock experts Steely Dan. While I’ve yet to listen to more from this group than just their Hot 100 singles, every song I hear from them is … Continue reading

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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1977

100. “Devil’s Gun” – C.J. & Company: This track is notable for being the first ever record spun during the first night of Studio 54, notorious for the huge role it played at the height of the disco scene. The first … Continue reading

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