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One Random Single a Day #12: “Mack the Knife” (1959) by Bobby Darin

1959 was quite a dismal year in popular music. Sure it had its high points like any year, but its lows feel particularly low, not helped by those handful of novelty songs that somehow charted very highly that year. Songs … Continue reading

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I Like It Like That: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1961

My coverage of previous years in Hot 100 year-end lists: – Rock and Roll Music: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1957 – Great Balls of Fire: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1958 – Teen Beat: Billboard’s Hot 100 of  1959 – Alley Oop: Billboard’s Hot 100 … Continue reading

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Alley Oop: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1960

My coverage of previous years in Hot 100 year-end lists: – Rock and Roll Music: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1957 – Great Balls of Fire: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1958 – Teen Beat: Billboard’s Hot 100 of  1959 Wow. If I thought 1959 … Continue reading

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Teen Beat: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1959

My coverage of previous years in Hot 100 year-end lists: – Rock and Roll Music: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1957 – Great Balls of Fire: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1958 Bleh. In comparison to the previous two years, 1959’s year-end chart is … Continue reading

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