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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Babe” (1979) by Styx

I just can’t seem to get out of the 70s with this Number-One Singles challenge! At the very least, though, this single wasn’t released until September 1979 and was one of the final songs to reach the top spot at … Continue reading

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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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