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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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Roundabout: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1972

For reference, here are the last five entries I’ve covered in my Billboard Hot 100 challenge: – Groovin’: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1967 – Dance to the Music: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1968 – Time of the Season: Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1969 … Continue reading

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