Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 30 years Ago
Aug31

Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 30 years Ago

On July 24, 1987 the film La Bamba was released and with it came the film’s titled song, performed by Los Lobos. It didn’t take the song long to become a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 just a little over a month later. That’s right, 30 years ago, “La Bamba” was at the top of the Hot 100. Los Lobos’ ‘La Bamba’ Topped Billboard’s Hot 100 30 years Ago The film La Bamba was based on the...

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‘Grey’ Matter: 30 Facts about Grateful Dead’s ‘Touch of Grey’
Aug28

‘Grey’ Matter: 30 Facts about Grateful Dead’s ‘Touch of Grey’

Thirty years ago, in the summer of 1987, the Grateful Dead released “Touch of Grey,” from the album In the Dark. Peaking at #9, the song was– and remains to this day– the only Grateful Dead song to reach the Billboard Top Ten. Or even the Top 40. Or even the Top 50. (“Truckin’”— the Dead’s highest charting song prior to “Touch of Grey”— peaked at #64.) “Touch of Grey” introduced the band to a whole new...

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Like Totally 80s: The Decade of Hip-Hop
Jul20

Like Totally 80s: The Decade of Hip-Hop

It was known as the golden age of hip-hop. Yup, you guessed it, the 1980s. It’s proof you need? Here’s something to think on. Timeline of Hip-Hop Into the 1980s The 1980s are known as the first real decade for Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop started in the 1970s in New York City but it took a while to gain popularity. The first Hip-Hop song was recorded and released in 1979. From there, singles became more and more popular. Singles were...

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Remember 80s Star Hazel O’Connor?
Jul13

Remember 80s Star Hazel O’Connor?

There’s no doubt that the UK had a huge influence on the tunes from the 80s. Hazel O’Connor was one of those electrifying 80s artists from the UK and now she is back that is, if you can make it to Sheffield, England. “Hazel O’Connor has announced the show, performing songs from Breaking Glass, Sons & Lovers and Cover Plus, at Sheffield University’s The Foundry on Sunday, November 19,” according to TheStar....

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30 Years Since Heart Released ‘Alone’
Jul09

30 Years Since Heart Released ‘Alone’

In the 80s, Heart broke through as one of the most successful female-fronted acts. They were able to tap into the classic rock scene with multiple hits including, “Alone.” This year marks 30 years since the tack was released and it was certainly one of the most popular songs of the decade. Nancy and Ann Wilson had incredible voices with plenty of power to pack a punch. Together they wowed fans with their heartfelt tracks,...

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Uncle Jesse and The Blues Brothers To Celebrate July 4th
Jun28

Uncle Jesse and The Blues Brothers To Celebrate July 4th

It looks like Uncle Jesse or John Stamos as he is known professionally, will be joined by the Blues Brothers and many more to celebrate the July 4 holiday. The duo will be joined by a number of different acts for PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” show. Uncle Jesse and The Blues Brothers To Celebrate July 4th “Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) is set to host the 37th annual...

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‘Dirty Diana’ Will Remain A Michael Jackson Classic Forever
Jun27

‘Dirty Diana’ Will Remain A Michael Jackson Classic Forever

There are some songs that transcend time and continues to hold its value as a classic. Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” is one of those tracks and you can’t tell us otherwise. We’re coming up on the 29th anniversary of the track gracing the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 2, so why not relive the greatness. “Dirty Diana” is a track you just wouldn’t think Jackson would be singing. It was,...

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80s Classics: ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ By Tears For Fears
Jun13

80s Classics: ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ By Tears For Fears

When you think of 80s classics, it’s hard not to think about Tears For Fears 1985 hit song, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” Think about it for a second, when you hear that introduction, you automatically know what song it is and the light groovy nature of it takes over. This week in 1985, Tears For fear was on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row, taking over the number one spot from...

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Def Leppard, Poison & Tesla To Rock Las Vegas
Jun09

Def Leppard, Poison & Tesla To Rock Las Vegas

Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla are joining forces for an all new show in Las Vegas. These 80s rock legends are returning to the golden days of rock and bring fans a flashback to the 80s they won’t forget. Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla To Rock Las Vegas “The ’80s. The decade of decadence featured big hair, big personalities and big music. The spandex-clad, glammed-up music makers of the time seemed to have more fun than...

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This Week In 1981 ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ Ruled Billboard’s Hot 100
Jun08

This Week In 1981 ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ Ruled Billboard’s Hot 100

Do you remember Kim Carnes? If you do, it’s probably due to her huge hit “Bette Davis Eyes,” which ruled Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for a few weeks in 1981. The song “Bette Davis Eyes” referred to one of the most famous American actors to live. “Bette Davis, ‘The First Lady of American Screen,’ was born on April 5, 1908,” according to Biography. “Though she stood tall at...

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Depeche Mode Plays London Stadium Despite Terror Attacks
Jun05

Depeche Mode Plays London Stadium Despite Terror Attacks

Sunday was a day for healing for the entire UK. The One Love Manchester concert go off without a hitch, and on Saturday so did Depeche Mode’s schedule stop at the London Stadium. The 80s band put on quite the show for their audience. “Depeche Mode managed something you don’t often experience at such large gigs: I could not see a single member of the crowd, from the front to the back of the enormous stadium floor to the...

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‘Flashdance What A Feeling’ Turned 34 This Month
May31

‘Flashdance What A Feeling’ Turned 34 This Month

If you don’t feel old enough as it is, get ready to feel it. This month, “Flashdance What A Feeling” from the Flashdance film turned 34. That’s right, it has been 34 years since the May 28, 1983 release of the song which accompanied one of the most popular movies of the year. The film featured actress Jennifer Beals who played Alex Owens, a woman working as a welder and exotic dancer to make her way into ballet...

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This Week In 1982 Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney Ruled Billboard’s Hot 100
May24

This Week In 1982 Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney Ruled Billboard’s Hot 100

In 1982 Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney joined forces for a song that was meant to bridge the racial gap. “Ebony and Ivory” was the name of the track and it ruled the charts for seven weeks. “Ebony and Ivory” caught fire on the charts from May 15 all the way up to June 26, 1982. It would later on be eclipsed by The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me.” “When McCartney penned the...

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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave Dead At 52
May18

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave Dead At 52

Chris Cornell was considered as one of the founding voices when it came to the late 80s and early 90s grunge movement. On Wednesday night, May 17, Cornell, was reported dead. “Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had embarked on a US tour in April,” according to CNN. “His passing was ‘sudden and unexpected,’ his representative, Brian.” What many may not know is that the...

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Celebrate Donna Summer With Her Music and A Show
May18

Celebrate Donna Summer With Her Music and A Show

Her stage name was Donna Summer, birth name Donna Adrian Gaines, and her nickname is Queen of Disco. We will never forget her. Popular in the 80s and beyond, Summer has sold over 130 million records. Her sales stats make her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Need some Summer songs for this summer season? “Last Dance” and “This Time I Know It’s For Real” were both hit songs in the summer in the 80s. Summer did...

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