Tag Archives: Herb Alpert

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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Land of 1000 Dances: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1966

For reference, here are the last five entries I’ve covered in my Billboard Hot 100 challenge: – I Like It Like That: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1961 – Twistin’ the Night Away: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1962 – It’s My Party: Billboard’s Hot … 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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