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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1984

100. “Yah Mo B There” – James Ingram & Michael McDonald: Yeah, in retrospect, maybe giving this song this title was not a good idea. It certainly makes for an awkward start to this countdown of 1984’s top 100 singles. As … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Ben” (1972) by Michael Jackson

I always imagine that the question of Michael Jackson’s first solo number-one single would be a great one to ask at parties or trivia nights. There would be a flurry of answers like “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You … Continue reading

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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1983

100. “Fall in Love with Me” – Earth, Wind & Fire: 1983! I’ve been excited to cover this year on my Billboard challenge for a while now, for reasons I will elaborate on with future entries down the line. For … 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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