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Hit Rewind to 1989: “Fascination Street” by The Cure

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  11
  • Highest Chart Position:  46
  • From the “Disintegration” album

Fascination Street” is a 1989 U.S.-only single by the rock band The Cure from their album Disintegration.

Their American record company refused the band’s original choice “Lullaby” as the first single (it was the lead single in the UK and was released in the U.S. later) and used “Fascination Street” instead. The song is notable for its extended bass introduction.

The song became the band’s first number-one single on Billboard‘s then-newly created Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it stayed on top for seven weeks.

An extended mix was also produced, notable in which the lyrics begin after a 4:00 instrumental intro.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1983: “Front Page Story” by Neil Diamond

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  65
  • From the “Heartlight” album

Front Page Story was a single released on the fifteenth album by Neil Diamond, released in 1982.  While it missed the Billboard Top 40 charts, this single performed much better on the A/C charts, where it reached #5.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1987: “You’re All I Need” by Motley Crue

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  8
  • Highest Chart Position:  83
  • From the “Girls, Girls, Girls” album

You’re All I Need” is a Mötley Crüe power ballad written by Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. It was released as the third and final single from the band’s 1987 album Girls, Girls, Girls. A glam metal tune, its guitar solo contains a key change mid-way that is a classic example of diatonic chord progression. The song charted at 83 on the US Charts,  and 23 on the UK Charts.

The video (which was shot in black-&-white) depicts a man killing a woman with a kitchen knife. He then takes a picture of her off the wall with his bloody hand and throws in it the fireplace. After the killing part, he throws an office chair at the wall, and throws a rock at a mirror breaking it. The camera zooms around and focuses on the stove and pots, a sink, empty picture frames on the floor and a picture of Jimi Hendrix. The police then arrive pointing their guns and arrest him. Paramedics put the dead woman in a body bag and the man is hauled away in front in many onlookers. This video was banned from MTV due to the scene where the man kills the woman. An edited version aired on MTV, which removes the killing scene.  The video was directed by Wayne Isham.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1983: “Caught in the Game” by Survivor

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  5
  • Highest Chart Position:  77
  • From the “Caught in the Game” album

Caught in the Game is the 1st single on the fourth album by American rock band Survivor, released in September 1983.  It features guest appearances by Mr. Mister‘s Richard Page and REO Speedwagon‘s Kevin Cronin. It is the band’s last album to-date to feature lead vocalist Dave Bickler, who left due to vocal surgery; despite the fact that he rejoined the band between 1993 and 2000, and again in 2013.

The album was one of the many Survivor albums briefly taken out of print in 2009. However, it was remastered and reissued in 2010, distributed by Rock Candy Records.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1980: “Stop Your Sobbing” by The Pretenders

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  5
  • Highest Chart Position:  65
  • From the “Pretenders” album

“Stop Your Sobbing” is a song written by Ray Davies for The Kinks‘ debut album, Kinks. It was later covered by the Pretenders as their first single.

In 1980, The Pretenders released their version of “Stop Your Sobbing” on their self-titled debut album. The recording of this cover of the song led to the relationship between Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, which eventually resulted in the birth of a child.  The Pretenders’ version of “Stop Your Sobbing” was one of three demos given to Nick Loweand became the A-side for the first single the band released. After this recording, Lowe abandoned the fledgling group claiming that the band was “not going anywhere”.  However, the single made the Top 40, reaching #34 in the UK.  It didn’t perform quite as well in the US, reaching #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This version of the song was one of many examples of songs initially recorded by The Kinks that were covered by other bands during the late seventies and early eighties. Other examples include the version of “David Watts” recorded by The Jam, “The Hard Way” by The Knack, and “I Go to Sleep,” an unreleased track written by Ray Davies, which, like “Stop Your Sobbing,” was covered by The Pretenders.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1982: “Perhaps Love” by John Denver/Placido Domingo

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  7
  • Highest Chart Position:  59
  • From the “Perhaps Love” album

Perhaps Love” is a song that John Denver wrote and recorded as a duet with Plácido Domingo. The song appeared on Domingo’s 1981 album of the same title. “Perhaps Love” is the only song on the album with Denver’s vocals alongside Domingo’s. However, Denver also appears on the album’s cover version of “Annie’s Song”, where he accompanies Domingo on guitar. Released as a single with “Annie’s Song” on the B side, “Perhaps Love” peaked at #22 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982.[1] Remaining in print, the song sold almost four million copies by 2008.


 

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Hit Rewind to 1988: “Nobody’s Perfect” by Mike + The Mechanics

  • Weeks on Billboard Hot 100:  10
  • Highest Chart Position:  63
  • From the “Living Years” album

Nobody’s Perfect” was the first single released from the album Living Years—the band’s second LP.  This single was eclipsed on this album by the second release, The Living Years, which was a worldwide number 1 hit.


 

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