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1978 Start of School Year September Wavelength Van Morrison
Wavelength
CD Source:
Time: 5:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Who Are You The Who
Who Are You
CD Source: The Very Best of (1965-81)
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Take Me to the River Talking Heads
Take Me to the River
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: More Songs About Buildings And Food album
Honored by:
 
This song is now well known in both Al Green`s original classic soul version and Talking Heads` savvy, soul-pop fusion cover. Despite obvious differences in rhythm, orchestration, and vocal style, the groove just won`t quit. The Heads` version became a top 40 single in winter 1979, thankfully bringing both the original song and the covering group to the attention of much wider audiences than before.
 
Sample 1: Take Me To The River - Al Green
 
Sample 2: Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
 
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October Beast of Burden The Rolling Stones
Beast of Burden
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
CD Source: One Nation Under A Groove
Time: 7:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
I Wanna Be Sedated
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:30
Sequenced by: Road to Ruin album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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November Comes A Time Neil Young
Comes A Time
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: Comes A Time album
Honored by:
 

 
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Four Strong Winds Neil Young
Four Strong Winds
CD Source: Comes A Time
Time: 4:09
Sequenced by: Comes A Time album
Honored by:
 

 
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Le Freak Chic
Le Freak
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 4:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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I Love the Nightlife Alicia Bridges
I Love the Nightlife
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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My Best Friend`s Girl The Cars
My Best Friend`s Girl
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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December Y.M.C.A. The Village People
Y.M.C.A.
CD Source:
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
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1979 January Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn
Got to Be Real
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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September Earth, Wind & Fire
September
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-81)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Gambler Kenny Rogers
The Gambler
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Fire The Pointer Sisters
Fire
CD Source:
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Oliver`s Army Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Oliver`s Army
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: Armed Forces album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Peace, Love and Understanding Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Peace, Love and Understanding
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:31
Sequenced by: Armed Forces album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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February Bustin` Loose Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
Bustin` Loose
CD Source: History of Funk, Vols. 1-5 (1970-80)(5)
Time: 3:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The breakthrough hit for the Go-go style of funk, popular in Washington D.C. in late 1970s. Chuck Brown is credited with originating the hallmarks of Go-go.
 
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What A Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers
What A Fool Believes
CD Source:
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
Sultans of Swing
CD Source: Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (1978-2005) (2)
Time: 5:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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March Heart of Glass Blondie
Heart of Glass
CD Source: Greatest Hits:Snd&Vision(76-82+)(CD+DVD)
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Roxanne The Police
Roxanne
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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April Discovering Japan Graham Parker
Discovering Japan
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Local Girls Graham Parker
Local Girls
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) The Jacksons
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
CD Source: The Essential (1969-91+) (2)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Hot Stuff Donna Summer
Hot Stuff
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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May Dancing Barefoot Patti Smith
Dancing Barefoot
CD Source: LAND (1975-2002) (2)
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: Wave album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Danny`s All-Star Joint Rickie Lee Jones
Danny`s All-Star Joint
CD Source: Rickie Lee Jones (debut)
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: Rickie Lee Jones album
Honored by:
 

 
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Chuck E.`s in Love Rickie Lee Jones
Chuck E.`s in Love
CD Source: Rickie Lee Jones (debut)
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Rock `n` Roll High School The Ramones
Rock `n` Roll High School
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: Rock `n` Roll High School album
Honored by:
 

 
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Ring My Bell Anita Ward
Ring My Bell
CD Source: Get Down/Best of T.K. Records (1972-80)
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Ain`t No Stoppin` Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
Ain`t No Stoppin` Us Now
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Bad Girls Donna Summer
Bad Girls
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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July Good Times Chic
Good Times
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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My Sharona The Knack
My Sharona
CD Source:
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Powderfinger Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Powderfinger
CD Source: Rust Never Sleeps
Time: 5:30
Sequenced by: Rust Never Sleeps album
Honored by:
 

 
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Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: Rust Never Sleeps album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
CD Source:
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Go The Cars
Let`s Go
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe
Cruel to Be Kind
CD Source: Quiet Please: The New Best of (1974-2007)
Time: 3:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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White Riot The Clash
White Riot
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 1:59
Sequenced by: The Clash (USA version) album
Honored by:
 

 
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Complete Control The Clash
Complete Control
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: The Clash (USA version) album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais The Clash
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:59
Sequenced by: The Clash (USA version) album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Start of School Year September Gotta Serve Somebody Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody
CD Source: Slow Train Coming
Time: 5:23
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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(not just) Knee Deep, Pt. 1 Funkadelic
(not just) Knee Deep, Pt. 1
CD Source:
Time: 4:25
Sequenced by: single (R&B chart)
Honored by:
 
The A-side of the Pt. 1 single clocked at 4:25, which is a simple fade from the CD source, the 15:20 first track from the Uncle Jam album.
 
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Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison
Bright Side of the Road
CD Source: Into the Music
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: Into the Music album
Honored by:
 

 
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You Make Me Feel So Free Van Morrison
You Make Me Feel So Free
CD Source: Into the Music
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: Into the Music album
Honored by:
 

 
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Don`t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Don`t Stop Til You Get Enough
CD Source: The Essential (1969-91+) (2)
Time: 5:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Pop Muzik M
Pop Muzik
CD Source:
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October Heartache Tonight The Eagles
Heartache Tonight
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 4:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Tusk Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Ever Fallen In Love Buzzcocks
Ever Fallen In Love
CD Source: Singles Going Steady (1977-79)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: release date of Singles Going Steady album
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The album featured singles that charted in the U.K. over the two previous years. This single never charted in the U.S. but charted in the U.K. for 11 weeks beginning September 1978.
 
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Life During Wartime Talking Heads
Life During Wartime
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Rapper`s Delight The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper`s Delight
CD Source: The Hip Hop Box (1979-2003) (4)
Time: 7:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
"Rapper`s Delight" was a pop top 40 hit, making The Sugarhill Gang the first commercially successful rap group. The 12" single paired the 7:03 version with a flip side short version that also got a lot of radio play. The rhythm track is taken from Chic`s "Good Times," a huge summer hit from a few months earlier.
 
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November Video Killed The Radio Star The Buggles
Video Killed The Radio Star
CD Source: The Island Story (1962-1987) (2)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
This song entered music history as the first video to be played on MTV in North America at 12:10 a.m. on August 1, 1981.
 
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Message in a Bottle The Police
Message in a Bottle
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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December I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Rock With You Michael Jackson
Rock With You
CD Source: The Essential (1969-91+) (2)
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Cruisin` Smokey Robinson
Cruisin`
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. Vol. II 1972-1992 (4)
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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1980 January Don`t Do Me Like That Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Don`t Do Me Like That
CD Source: Anthology (1976-93+) (2)
Time: 2:41
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-80) (bonus tracks)
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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February On the Radio Donna Summer
On the Radio
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Gangsters The Specials
Gangsters
CD Source:
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: The Specials album
Honored by:
 

 
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Refugee Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Refugee
CD Source: Anthology (1976-93+) (2)
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)
CD Source: Echoes - The Best of (1967-94) (2)
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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London Calling The Clash
London Calling
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: London Calling album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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The Guns of Brixton The Clash
The Guns of Brixton
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: London Calling album
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March I Can`t Stand Up (For Falling Down) Elvis Costello & The Attractions
I Can`t Stand Up (For Falling Down)
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 2:06
Sequenced by: Get Happy!! album
Honored by:
 
Also released as a single, Elvis Costello`s cover version of "I Can`t Stand Up" is fast and urgent, while the Sam & Dave original is a great slow burner in their inimitable style, which never appeared on an album until the CD reissue era. Listeners might be excused if they didn`t recognize that these are two versions of the same song, so great is Costello`s transformation of the mood and arrangement of the original. Although cover versions are often put down as pale imitations, each of these is a standout recording on its own terms.
 
Sample 1: I Can`t Stand Up For Falling Down - Elvis Costello
 
Sample 2: I Can`t Stand Up For Falling Down - Sam & Dave
 
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High Fidelity Elvis Costello & The Attractions
High Fidelity
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 2:28
Sequenced by: Get Happy!! album
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Call Me Blondie
Call Me
CD Source: Greatest Hits:Snd&Vision(76-82+)(CD+DVD)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Think About Me Fleetwood Mac
Think About Me
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Vagabond Moon Willie Nile
Vagabond Moon
CD Source: Willie Nile (debut)
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: Willie Nile album
Honored by:
 

 
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It`s All Over Willie Nile
It`s All Over
CD Source: Willie Nile (debut)
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: Willie Nile album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Precious The Pretenders
Precious
CD Source: Pretenders (debut)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: Pretenders album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Tattooed Love Boys The Pretenders
Tattooed Love Boys
CD Source: Pretenders (debut)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: Pretenders album
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Brass in Pocket (I`m Special) The Pretenders
Brass in Pocket (I`m Special)
CD Source: Pretenders (debut)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: single
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Train in Vain (Stand By Me) The Clash
Train in Vain (Stand By Me)
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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May Funkytown Lipps, Inc.
Funkytown
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Cars Gary Numan
Cars
CD Source:
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Johnny Hit and Run Paulene X
Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
CD Source: Best of: Make the Music Go Bang! (1978-93)(2)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: Los Angeles album
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July Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
CD Source: No Thanks! `70s Punk Rebellion (1973-80)(4)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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The Breaks Kurtis Blow
The Breaks
CD Source:
Time: 6:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
"The Breaks" was issued on a 7" single in two parts. Part I was a top 10 R&B hit and cracked the Hot 100 for 6 weeks, peaking nationally at 87. The 6:29 length is for the 12" single. The version on the Hip-Hop box extends to 7:39, where it`s called "the first real B-Boy record to sell a million copies."
 
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Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Upside Down Diana Ross
Upside Down
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. Vol. II 1972-1992 (4)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers
Redemption Song
CD Source: Legend (deluxe edition) (2) (1973-80)
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Uprising album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Late in the Evening Paul Simon
Late in the Evening
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Another One Bites the Dust Queen
Another One Bites the Dust
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-80) (bonus tracks)
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: single
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Just to Walk That Little Girl Home Mink DeVille
Just to Walk That Little Girl Home
CD Source: The Mink DeVille Collection (1977-80)
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: Le Chat Bleu album
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Start of School Year October Whip It Devo
Whip It
CD Source:
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Master Blaster (Jammin`) Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster (Jammin`)
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 5:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
This song pays tribute to Bob Marley in general and particularly to his song "Jamming." It neither samples nor directly quotes that song, but rather captures and celebrates its joyful mood and feel.
 
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The River Bruce Springsteen
The River
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2002) (bonus CD) (3)
Time: 5:01
Sequenced by: The River album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Out in the Street Bruce Springsteen
Out in the Street
CD Source: The River (2)
Time: 4:19
Sequenced by: The River album
Honored by:
 

 
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Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2002) (bonus CD) (3)
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: The River album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Uptown Prince
Uptown
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 4:09
Sequenced by: Dirty Mind album
Honored by:
 

 
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Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads
Once in a Lifetime
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 4:19
Sequenced by: Remain in Light album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
(Just Like) Starting Over
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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November Skateaway Dire Straits
Skateaway
CD Source: Making Movies
Time: 6:37
Sequenced by: Making Movies album
Honored by:
 

 
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Teacher Teacher Rockpile
Teacher Teacher
CD Source: Seconds of Pleasure (extended version)
Time: 2:36
Sequenced by: Seconds of Pleasure album
Honored by:
 

 
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