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Sirius XM 80s on 8 Top 40 Turkeys of the 1980s

Sirius XM 80s on 8 Top 40 Turkeys of the 1980s

Now for a list of 80s songs that are simultaneously awful and awesome and include a plethora of one-hit wonders (Bob and Doug McKenzie, Bertie Higgins, Taco) along with a gaggle of hits by artists who loaded the Billboard Top 40 with songwriting fodder for years (Paul McCartney, Starship, Olivia Newton John). During the Thanksgiving weekend of 2011, SiriusXM’s 80s on 8 station played their Top 40 “Turkeys” of the 1980s. Alan Hunter, Mark Goodman, Nina … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists

Bang a Gong (Get It On) – T. Rex

Bang a Gong (Get It On) – T. Rex

T. Rex is another band that had an admittedly flimsy association with heavy metal, but I’m including them in our look at heavy metal one-hit wonders as they were a large part of the UK glam-rock scene of the early ’70s, and as such were highly influential. It’s easy to see where Kiss and Queen, for example, got their ideas. And later, the so-called “hair bands” of the ’80s and ’90s like Poison or Winger were … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock

Take It Easy – Andy Taylor

Take It Easy – Andy Taylor

Let’s play a little musical math here. Take two-parts Missing Persons, mix it with the influence of The Power Station sound featuring members of Duran Duran, Chic and Robert Palmer, then throw the original guitarist of Duran Duran (who was later replaced by the original guitarist of Missing Persons) in front of the microphone singing a song that sounds like it belongs on The Power Stations’ debut album. What do you get? “Take It Easy” by … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock

Tarzan Boy – Baltimora

Tarzan Boy – Baltimora

Fifty bucks to anyone who can name the band behind “Tarzan Boy.” How about $100 to anyone who can correctly identify the origin of Baltimora, sing more than the chorus of the song, and tell me the lead singer’s name and what he did after “Tarzan Boy” became an 80s one-hit wonder. Stumped? Don’t jump over to Wikipedia or Google “Tarzan Boy” for details. You have to know these details without the help of online aids or … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop