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1979 Start of School Year September Gotta Serve Somebody Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody
CD Source: Slow Train Coming
Time: 5:23
Sequenced by: single
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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
Honored by:
 
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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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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Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
CD Source:
Time: 2:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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December The Tide is High Blondie
The Tide is High
CD Source: Greatest Hits:Snd&Vision(76-82+)(CD+DVD)
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da The Police
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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1981 January Ace of Spades Motorhead
Ace of Spades
CD Source:
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: Ace of Spades album
Honored by:
 

 
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Celebration Kool & The Gang
Celebration
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Woman John Lennon
Woman
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
Hey Nineteen
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 5:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Police On My Back The Clash
Police On My Back
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: Sandinista album
Honored by:
 

 
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The Magnificent Seven The Clash
The Magnificent Seven
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 5:31
Sequenced by: Sandinista album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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The Call Up The Clash
The Call Up
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 5:26
Sequenced by: Sandinista album
Honored by:
 

 
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February Clubland Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Clubland
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: Trust album
Honored by:
 

 
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Rapture Blondie
Rapture
CD Source: Greatest Hits:Snd&Vision(76-82+)(CD+DVD)
Time: 4:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Kiss on My List Daryl Hall & John Oates
Kiss on My List
CD Source: Ultimate (1973-90+) (2)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
While You See A Chance
CD Source: Arc of a Diver
Time: 5:13
Sequenced by: Arc Of A Diver album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Arc Of A Diver Steve Winwood
Arc Of A Diver
CD Source: Arc of a Diver
Time: 5:27
Sequenced by: Arc Of A Diver album
Honored by:
 

 
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You Better You Bet The Who
You Better You Bet
CD Source: The Very Best of (1965-81)
Time: 5:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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April Being With You Smokey Robinson
Being With You
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. Vol. II 1972-1992 (4)
Time: 4:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
Bette Davis Eyes
CD Source:
Time: 3:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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May Watching the Wheels John Lennon
Watching the Wheels
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Waiting Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The Waiting
CD Source: Anthology (1976-93+) (2)
Time: 4:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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The Once Over Twice X
The Once Over Twice
CD Source: Best of: Make the Music Go Bang! (1978-93)(2)
Time: 2:30
Sequenced by: Wild Gift album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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In This House That I Call Home X
In This House That I Call Home
CD Source: Best of: Make the Music Go Bang! (1978-93)(2)
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: Wild Gift album
Honored by:
 

 
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Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash
Seven Year Ache
CD Source: The Essential (1978-2009) (2)
Time: 3:15
Sequenced by: Seven Year Ache album
Honored by:
 

 
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June Sponji Reggae Black Uhuru
Sponji Reggae
CD Source: Red
Time: 4:53
Sequenced by: Red album
Honored by:
 

 
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In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
In The Air Tonight
CD Source:
Time: 4:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters
Slow Hand
CD Source:
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July Tempted Squeeze
Tempted
CD Source: East Side Story
Time: 4:00
Sequenced by: East Side Story album
Honored by:
 

 
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Someone Else`s Heart Squeeze
Someone Else`s Heart
CD Source: East Side Story
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: East Side Story album
Honored by:
 

 
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Don`t Stop Believin` Journey
Don`t Stop Believin`
CD Source:
Time: 4:11
Sequenced by: Escape album
Honored by:
 
This popular 1980s oldie achieved cultural icon status and heavy digital downloads in 21st century after being featured on TV in the final episode of The Sopranos in 2007 and the pilot episode of Glee in 2009.
 
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August Stop Draggin` My Heart Around Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
Stop Draggin` My Heart Around
CD Source: Anthology (1976-93+) (2)
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Urgent Foreigner
Urgent
CD Source:
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Hey Pocky Way The Neville Brothers
Hey Pocky Way
CD Source: Uptown Rulin`: Best of (on A & M 1981-96)
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: Fiyo On The Bayou album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Fire On The Bayou The Neville Brothers
Fire On The Bayou
CD Source: Uptown Rulin`: Best of (on A & M 1981-96)
Time: 5:16
Sequenced by: Fiyo On The Bayou album
Honored by:
 

 
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Super Freak Rick James
Super Freak
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. Vol. II 1972-1992 (4)
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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Centerfold The J. Geils Band
Centerfold
CD Source: Anthology (1970-82) (2)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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