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1981 Start of School Year September Start Me Up The Rolling Stones
Start Me Up
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 3:31
Sequenced by: single
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October Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Go`s
Our Lips Are Sealed
CD Source: A Century of Women in Music (1909-98)(5)
Time: 2:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Controversy Prince
Controversy
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Waiting for a Girl Like You Foreigner
Waiting for a Girl Like You
CD Source:
Time: 4:50
Sequenced by: single
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November Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 4:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
Let`s Groove
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-81)
Time: 5:35
Sequenced by: single
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December Waiting on a Friend The Rolling Stones
Waiting on a Friend
CD Source: Tattoo You
Time: 4:35
Sequenced by: single
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Centerfold The J. Geils Band
Centerfold
CD Source: Anthology (1970-82) (2)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
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1982 January Shake It Up The Cars
Shake It Up
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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February That Girl Stevie Wonder
That Girl
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 5:13
Sequenced by: single
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Spirits in the Material World The Police
Spirits in the Material World
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: single
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I Love Rock `N Roll Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Love Rock `N Roll
CD Source:
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Marie Marie The Blasters
Marie Marie
CD Source: Testament: Complete Slash Recordings (81-85)(2)
Time: 2:06
Sequenced by: The Blasters (debut) album
Honored by:
 

 
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American Music The Blasters
American Music
CD Source: Testament: Complete Slash Recordings (81-85)(2)
Time: 2:08
Sequenced by: The Blasters (debut) album
Honored by:
 

 
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March Freeze-Frame The J. Geils Band
Freeze-Frame
CD Source: Anthology (1970-82) (2)
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
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May Don`t You Want Me Human League
Don`t You Want Me
CD Source:
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Tainted Love Soft Cell
Tainted Love
CD Source:
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
An early "electro pop" record, "Tainted Love" stayed on the Hot 100 for 43 weeks, tied for longest chart stay of the entire decade. The first recording of this song was by Gloria Jones, an obscure R&B B-side from 1965 that never charted. (It`s available on vol. 1 of the CD, "You Heard It Here First.")
 
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June Hurts So Good John Cougar Mellencamp
Hurts So Good
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1978-2004) (2) (bonus DVD)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Someday, Someway Marshall Crenshaw
Someday, Someway
CD Source: Marshall Crenshaw (debut) (deluxe ed.)
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: Marshall Crenshaw album
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Cynical Girl Marshall Crenshaw
Cynical Girl
CD Source: Marshall Crenshaw (debut) (deluxe ed.)
Time: 2:37
Sequenced by: Marshall Crenshaw album
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More Than This Roxy Music
More Than This
CD Source: The Best of (1972-82)
Time: 4:17
Sequenced by: Avalon album
Honored by:
 

 
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July The Hungry Wolf X
The Hungry Wolf
CD Source: Best of: Make the Music Go Bang! (1978-93)(2)
Time: 3:46
Sequenced by: Under the Black Sun album
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Motel Room in My Bed X
Motel Room in My Bed
CD Source: Best of: Make the Music Go Bang! (1978-93)(2)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: Under the Black Sun album
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Planet Rock Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force
Planet Rock
CD Source: The Hip Hop Box (1979-2003) (4)
Time: 6:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
"Planet Rock" incorporates riffs from Kraftwerk`s "Trans-Europe Express," released in summer 1978. The 6:22 length is the full 12" single version.
 
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Beyond Belief Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Beyond Belief
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 2:35
Sequenced by: Imperial Bedroom album
Honored by:
 

 
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Man Out of Time Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Man Out of Time
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 5:28
Sequenced by: Imperial Bedroom album
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August Should I Stay or Should I Go The Clash
Should I Stay or Should I Go
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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The Message Grandmaster Flash & Furious 5
The Message
CD Source: The Hip Hop Box (1979-2003) (4)
Time: 7:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
Arguably the most important hip-hop record and one of the greatest records ever made. "The Message" topped critics` list for 1982 and changed the possibilities for what hip-hop could be, raising the bar for everyone. It is still unsurpassed. The 7:12 length is for the 12" single.
 
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Jack and Diane John Cougar Mellencamp
Jack and Diane
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1978-2004) (2) (bonus DVD)
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: single
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Jump to It Aretha Franklin
Jump to It
CD Source:
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: single
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Start of School Year October Atlantic City Bruce Springsteen
Atlantic City
CD Source: Nebraska
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: Nebraska album
Honored by:
 

 
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Johnny 99 Bruce Springsteen
Johnny 99
CD Source: Nebraska
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: Nebraska album
Honored by:
 

 
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Reason to Believe Bruce Springsteen
Reason to Believe
CD Source: Nebraska
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: Nebraska album
Honored by:
 

 
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Rock This Town Stray Cats
Rock This Town
CD Source: Rockabilly Hits (1952-83) (2)
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The New Frontier Donald Fagen
The New Frontier
CD Source: The Nightfly
Time: 6:23
Sequenced by: The Nightfly album
Honored by:
 

 
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November Steppin` Out Joe Jackson
Steppin` Out
CD Source:
Time: 4:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Shock the Monkey Peter Gabriel
Shock the Monkey
CD Source:
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
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Dirty Laundry Don Henley
Dirty Laundry
CD Source:
Time: 5:36
Sequenced by: single
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1999 Prince
1999
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: 1999 album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing
CD Source: The Master 1961 - 1984 (1962-82) (4)
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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December Man in Need Richard & Linda Thompson
Man in Need
CD Source: Walking On A Wire (1968-2009) (4)
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: Shoot Out the Lights album
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Shoot Out the Lights Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out the Lights
CD Source: Walking On A Wire (1968-2009) (4)
Time: 5:24
Sequenced by: Shoot Out the Lights album
Honored by:
 

 
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Wall of Death Richard & Linda Thompson
Wall of Death
CD Source: Walking On A Wire (1968-2009) (4)
Time: 3:46
Sequenced by: Shoot Out the Lights album
Honored by:
 

 
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Rock The Casbah The Clash
Rock The Casbah
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1983 January It`s Raining Men The Weather Girls
It`s Raining Men
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Billie Jean
CD Source: Thriller (special edition)
Time: 4:53
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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February Looking for the Perfect Beat Afrika Bambaataa
Looking for the Perfect Beat
CD Source: Classic Cuts (1982-98)
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Atomic Dog George Clinton
Atomic Dog
CD Source:
Time: 4:38
Sequenced by: single
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Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah ... Nothin` but the dog in me
 
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Back on the Chain Gang The Pretenders
Back on the Chain Gang
CD Source: Pirate Radio (1979-2005) (4) + DVD
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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March Beat It Michael Jackson
Beat It
CD Source: Thriller (special edition)
Time: 4:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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New Year`s Day U2
New Year`s Day
CD Source: The Best of 1980-1990/The B-sides (2)
Time: 4:17
Sequenced by: War album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Sunday Bloody Sunday U2
Sunday Bloody Sunday
CD Source: The Best of 1980-1990/The B-sides (2)
Time: 4:40
Sequenced by: War album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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April She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
She Blinded Me With Science
CD Source:
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Dance David Bowie
Let`s Dance
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 4:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Little Red Corvette Prince
Little Red Corvette
CD Source: The Hits/The B-Sides (1978-1993)(3)
Time: 4:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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May Red Rose The Blasters
Red Rose
CD Source: Testament: Complete Slash Recordings (81-85)(2)
Time: 2:32
Sequenced by: Non Fiction album
Honored by:
 

 
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Long White Cadillac The Blasters
Long White Cadillac
CD Source: Testament: Complete Slash Recordings (81-85)(2)
Time: 2:53
Sequenced by: Non Fiction album
Honored by:
 

 
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June Electric Avenue Eddie Grant
Electric Avenue
CD Source:
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Radio Free Europe R.E.M.
Radio Free Europe
CD Source: Murmur
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: Murmur album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Talk About The Passion R.E.M.
Talk About The Passion
CD Source: Murmur
Time: 3:23
Sequenced by: Murmur album
Honored by:
 

 
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Sitting Still R.E.M.
Sitting Still
CD Source: Murmur
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: Murmur album
Honored by:
 

 
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Every Breath You Take The Police
Every Breath You Take
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 4:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Come Dancing The Kinks
Come Dancing
CD Source: Come Dancing (1977-86)
Time: 3:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Burning Down the House Talking Heads
Burning Down the House
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: Speaking in Tongues album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Slippery People Talking Heads
Slippery People
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 5:05
Sequenced by: Speaking in Tongues album
Honored by:
 

 
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Wrapped Around Your Finger The Police
Wrapped Around Your Finger
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 5:14
Sequenced by: Synchronicity album
Honored by:
 

 
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July It`s Like That Run-D.M.C.
It`s Like That
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1983-93)
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: single (R&B chart)
Honored by: DM
 
A-side of Sucker M.C.`s (Krush Groove 1)
 
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Sucker M.C.`s (Krush Groove 1) Run-D.M.C.
Sucker M.C.`s (Krush Groove 1)
CD Source: The Hip Hop Box (1979-2003) (4)
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: single (R&B chart)
Honored by:
 
B-side of It`s Like That
 
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She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
She Works Hard For The Money
CD Source: A Century of Women in Music (1909-98)(5)
Time: 4:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) The Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1983-2005)
Time: 4:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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August Everyday I Write the Book Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Everyday I Write the Book
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: Punch The Clock album
Honored by:
 

 
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Start of School Year September (She`s) Sexy + 17 Stray Cats
(She`s) Sexy + 17
CD Source:
Time: 3:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Delerious Prince
Delerious
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 2:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Modern Love David Bowie
Modern Love
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 4:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Breathless X
Breathless
CD Source: Best of: Make the Music Go Bang! (1978-93)(2)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: More Fun In The New World album
Honored by:
 

 
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October White Lines (Don`t Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel
White Lines (Don`t Do It)
CD Source: Best of (1979-85)
Time: 4:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
Four versions of "White Lines (Don`t Do It)" were released at the time. The 4:29 length is for the 7" single.
 
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In A Big Country Big Country
In A Big Country
CD Source:
Time: 4:42
Sequenced by: single
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November Let`s Say Goodnight Los Lobos
Let`s Say Goodnight
CD Source: Mas y Mas (+1983-99) (4)
Time: 2:33
Sequenced by: And A Time To Dance EP
Honored by:
 

 
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Why Do You Do Los Lobos
Why Do You Do
CD Source: Mas y Mas (+1983-99) (4)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: And A Time To Dance EP
Honored by:
 

 
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Jokerman Bob Dylan
Jokerman
CD Source: Infidels
Time: 6:16
Sequenced by: Infidels album
Honored by:
 

 
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December Undercover of the Night The Rolling Stones
Undercover of the Night
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Holiday Madonna
Holiday
CD Source: Celebration (1982-2009) (2)
Time: 6:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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1984 January Pink Houses John Cougar Mellencamp
Pink Houses
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1978-2004) (2) (bonus DVD)
Time: 4:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Middle of the Road The Pretenders
Middle of the Road
CD Source: Pirate Radio (1979-2005) (4) + DVD
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Jump Van Halen
Jump
CD Source:
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Let The Music Play Shannon
Let The Music Play
CD Source:
Time: 4:35
Sequenced by: single
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February Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
CD Source: She`s So Unusual
Time: 3:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Thriller (single edit) Michael Jackson
Thriller (single edit)
CD Source: The Essential (1969-91+) (2)
Time: 5:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
Single edit omits the opening rap by Vincent Price
 
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I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis and The News
I Want A New Drug
CD Source:
Time: 4:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Here Comes The Rain Again The Eurythmics
Here Comes The Rain Again
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1983-2005)
Time: 4:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Show Me The Pretenders
Show Me
CD Source: Pirate Radio (1979-2005) (4) + DVD
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Authority Song John Cougar Mellencamp
Authority Song
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1978-2004) (2) (bonus DVD)
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Longest Time Billy Joel
The Longest Time
CD Source: The Essential (1973-2001)(2)
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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April You Might Think The Cars
You Might Think
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time
CD Source: She`s So Unusual
Time: 4:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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May Rock Box Run-D.M.C.
Rock Box
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1983-93)
Time: 5:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Borderline Madonna
Borderline
CD Source: Celebration (1982-2009) (2)
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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The Heart of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis and The News
The Heart of Rock & Roll
CD Source:
Time: 5:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the Dark
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2002) (bonus CD) (3)
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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When Doves Cry Prince
When Doves Cry
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 3:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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