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Hit Rewind to 1980: “I Can’t Stop This Feeling” by Pure Prairie League

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  6
  • Highest Chart Position:  77
  • From the “Firin’ Up” album

I Can’t Stop This Feeling is a single from the ninth studio album by American country rock band Pure Prairie League, released in 1980. “Let Me Love You Tonight” is the band’s biggest pop hit, peaking at number ten on the Billboard singles chart.

Pure Prairie League is an American country rock band whose history goes back to 1965 and WaverlyOhio, with Craig Fuller, Tom McGrail, Jim Caughlan, and John David Call. In 1970 McGrail named the band after a fictional 19th century temperance union featured in the 1939 Errol Flynn cowboy movie Dodge City. The band had five Top 40 LPs in the 1970s and added a sixth in the 1980s. The band has had a long run, active from the 1970s through the late 1980s and was revived in the late 1990s for a time, then again in 2004. As of 2015, they are still doing at least 100 shows a year.


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Hit Rewind to 1982: “She’s Tight” by Cheap Trick

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  65
  • From the “One on One” album

She’s Tight” is a single by the American rock band Cheap Trick which appeared on the album One on One, and was written by lead guitarist Rick Nielsen. The single was released in 1982 and peaked at #65 in the US. The single was less successful than the previous release “If You Want My Love“.

 


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Hit Rewind to 1981: “Walking on Thin Ice” by Yoko Ono

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10
  • Highest Chart Position:  58

Walking on Thin Ice” is a song by Yoko Ono, released in 1981. She and John Lennon concluded the recording of the song on December 8, 1980. It was upon their return from the recording studio to The Dakota (their home in New York City) that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was clutching a tape of a final mix when he was shot.

The song was both a critical and commercial success.

The song is also included on the experimental compilation album called Disco Not Disco (2000). In 2003, riding on the success of several Ono club remixes including “Open Your Box” and “Kiss Kiss Kiss“, “Walking on Thin Ice” was released as a maxi-single with remixes by dance artists including the Pet Shop BoysDanny Tenaglia and Felix Da Housecat. It met with incredible success, spending many weeks on the US dance chart before reaching number one, beating Madonna and Justin Timberlake. In the UK, it reached number 35 on the chart, exactly the same position as the original reached in 1981.


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Hit Rewind to 1988: “Don’t Make a Fool of Yourself” by Stacey Q

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  66
  • Released from “Hard Machine” album

Don’t Make a Fool of Yourself” is a song by American recording artist Stacey Q. The song was written by Stacey SwainJon St. James and Skip Hahn and was produced by Jon St. James. The song was mixed by musician Shep Pettibone, who collaborated with artists like MadonnaPet Shop BoysJanet Jackson and others. It was the first single from Stacey Q’s third studio album, Hard Machine and peaked at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Billboard Dance charts.

“Don’t Make a Fool of Yourself” is a dance-pop song with elements of garage house and contemporary R&B – somewhat different composition from her mostly hi-NRG/New Wave musical material. The length of the song may vary; see track listing for more information. It is set in common time and has a moderate tempo of 115 beats per minute.


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Hit Rewind to 1980: “Running Back” by Eddie Money

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  4
  • Highest Chart Position:  78
  • Released from “Playing For Keeps” album

Running Back” is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money, from his album Playing for Keeps in 1980. It was released as a single and reached #78 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Playing for Keeps is Eddie Money‘s third album, released in 1980. It continues the expansion to include pop oriented tracks that began with the previous album. Jimmy Lyon‘s guitar work is a key to standouts “Trinidad” and “Million Dollar Girl” the first and last tracks.

The inclusion of the reggae-influenced “Running Back” as well as the syrupy duet “Let’s Be Lovers Again” with Valerie Carter are indicative of the attempt to maintain rocker status and successfully migrate into the pop charts at the same time. The album was panned by critics who wanted it one way or the other although in fact, it contains some of Money’s strongest early recordings.


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Hit Rewind to 1984: “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  13
  • Highest Chart Position:  46
  • Released from “Human Racing” album

Wouldn’t It Be Good” is a song by the British singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was released one month prior to his debut studio album Human Racing. The release was Kershaw’s second single, and features the non-album track, “Monkey Business” as the B-side, which was also released as a bonus track on 2012 re-release of the album.

“Wouldn’t It Be Good” was the second single from Kershaw’s debut solo album Human Racing and turned out to be among his more popular single releases. It spent three weeks at #4 in the UK charts and became a hit throughout Europe, as well as a top 10 hit in Canada. Kershaw is also most closely associated with this song in the U.S., where it narrowly missed going Top 40. Kershaw performed this song at Live Aid in London‘s Wembley Stadium in July 1985.

Kershaw’s first single from this album had failed to be a major hit, and it was on the strength of this recording’s success that the earlier single, “I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me“, was promoted for a re-release. This time the single went all the way to #2 in the UK, becoming his highest-charting single there to date.


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Hit Rewind to 1984: “Big In Japan” by Alphaville

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10
  • Highest Chart Position:  66
  • Released from “Forever Young” album

Big in Japan” is the debut single of the German band Alphaville. It is from their 1984 album Forever Young.

The single was a great success in many countries, including Switzerland, Germany and Sweden. The song also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play in December 1984.

The title comes from a phrase Big in Japan, which was used to describe Western bands who are popular with Japanese audiences while garnering little attention in their home country.

In 1986, Marian Gold recalled that “I bought an album of an unknown British band named ‘Big in Japan’. As you know, there’s a considerable musical market in Japan. If you wanted to become famous, what you should do was to form a hard rock group and then release an album over there; it would definitely sell well… so the story went … The statement fitted well to my storyline about a couple of drug addicted lovers and moreover provided the title for the prospective song.”


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