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Hit Rewind to 1984: “Beat Street Breakdown” by Grandmaster Mellie Mel

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  2
  • Highest Chart Position:  86
  • Released from “Beat Street” Soundtrack album

Beat Street Breakdown is a single released from the Beat Street movie soundtrack.

The soundtrack contains music mainly from old-school hip-hop artists including Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious FiveJazzy JayAfrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic and Treacherous Three featuring beatbox pioneer Doug E. Fresh but also various electro/boogie musicians such as FreeezThe System and Juicy.

The album was certified gold in the same year.


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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Don’t Take It Personal” by Jermaine Jackson

 

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  11
  • Highest Chart Position:  64
  • From the “Don’t Take It Personal” album

Don’t Take It Personal” is a 1989 single by Jermaine Jackson. The single was Jermaine Jackson’s second and final number one on the U.S. R&B chart. “Don’t Take It Personal” peaked at number sixty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1987: “We Are What We Are” by The Other Ones

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  9
  • Highest Chart Position:  53
  • Released from “The Other Ones” album

This band’s first single, “We Are What We Are”, peaked at No. 53 on 30 May 1987 and their song “Holiday” peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 29 on 17 October 1987. Music videos for the two songs were also released.

The song “Holiday” was remixed and re-released as “Another Holiday” in 1991.


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Hit Rewind to 1982: “All Those Lies” by Glenn Frey

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  12
  • Highest Chart Position:  41
  • From the “No Fun Aloud” album

This track was the B-Side of “The One You Love“, a song by American musician and singer-songwriter Glenn Frey, Eagles singer and guitarist. It was released as the lead single from his debut solo album No Fun Aloud, in 1982. Ernie Watts and Jim Horn are featured on the tenor saxophone. Watts plays the repeating theme, while Horn plays the closing solo.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1982: “Summer Nights” by Survivor

 

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  62
  • From the “Premonition” album

Premonition is the second album by American rock band Survivor, released in August 1981 in the United States and February 1982 elsewhere.  It was the first album to use the Survivor script logo.

The album, along with many other Survivor albums, was briefly taken out of print in 2009, but was remastered and reissued the following year and distributed by Rock Candy Records. The album includes the singles “Poor Man’s Son” (#33, US Chart), one of the songs that would be part of their live set list, and “Summer Nights” (#62, US Chart).


 

Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1982:


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Hit Rewind to 1980: “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” by Willie Nelson

 

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10
  • Highest Chart Position:  44
  • From the “The Electric Horsemen” Soundtrack album

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” was recorded by Waylon Jennings on the 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, and further popularized in 1980 by Willie Nelson as a single on the soundtrack to The Electric Horseman. “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” was written by Sharon Vaughn and Nelson’s version was his fifth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming” by Robert Palmer

 

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  60
  • From the “Heavy Nova” album

Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming” is a song by Robert Palmer, a cover of the Jermaine Jackson song, originally released by Jackson in 1984.

In 1988, Robert Palmer covered the song on his album, Heavy Nova. It was released as a single in June 1989 and reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100.


 

Check out this song along in my Spotify playlist from 1989:


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The HitRewind80s feed is all about showcasing the music that peaked above the Top 40, reminding music lovers of all of the great tracks out there from the 80s! There is more to the 80s than the Top 40 hits…so come along for the ride and enjoy the great tunes!

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