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The ‘80s: The Top 10 Songs of 1988

In 1988, the feature films Diehard and School Daze hit the big screen, a gallon of gas cost about $.91, Vice President George H. W. Bush defeated Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts in the United States presidential election, and some […]

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Sample This: Prince’s “Pop Life”

In April 1985, Prince released the album Around The World In A Day. The album was his follow-up to the blockbuster


The ‘80s: Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

In 1982, the English rock group Roxy Music released their 8th studio album, Avalon. This wound up being the band’s final album before


The ‘80s: Remembering Glenn Frey

There’s no question that the Eagles were one of the most popular groups of the 1970s, and a great deal of the


The ‘80s: David Bowie

For writers, music critics, record companies, music charts, streaming services, and of course music fans, labels are somewhat of a necessary evil.  Rock, R&B,


The ‘80s: Steve Winwood’s ‘Back In The High Life’

English musician Steve Winwood was pushing 40 years old when he released his 1986 solo album, Back In The High Life. By

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Sample This: Herb Alpert’s “Rise”

In 1979, trumpet player, composer and arranger Herb Alpert released the album Rise, which included one side of original songs while side

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The ‘80s: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’

Bruce Springsteen was no stranger to music fans, critics, or the charts in 1984 when he released Born in the U.S.A., but it


The ’80s: The S.O.S. Band’s ‘Sands of Time’

One simply cannot completely discuss 1980s music without mentioning The S.O.S. Band. The group formed in the late 1970s and hit the airwaves in


The ’80s: Ray Parker Jr.’s ‘The Other Woman’

Ray Parker Jr. is well known as the songwriter and guitarist who worked with everyone from Barry White and Rufus and Chaka

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