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Pop top 40: 1/19/80

The future was already underway, we just didn’t know it: falling out of the top 40 this week, from a high of #36 the week prior, was “Rapper’s Delight.” But otherwise, yeah, it’s still the ’70s. Don’t believe me? Listen … Continue reading

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Pop top 10: 1/10/76

Lots of classics in this top 10, and a very tidy microcosm of its time: soft pop ballads, glam-adjacent, and some honest to goodness funk/soul/disco classics, with a mother of a novelty classic at #1. All that’s missing, really, is … Continue reading

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Pop top 40: 12/21/85

What’s missing from the Spotify playlist? Arguably the two biggest British rock gods in the countdown, Messrs. McCartney and Townshend — but really, that’s nobody’s loss, as you’ll see. 1 3 SAY YOU, SAY ME –•– Lionel Richie — 7 (1) … Continue reading

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Pop top 10: 10/16/82

Something’s better than nothing, right? This got tabled back in October as life got in the way, but I didn’t want it to vanish completely, so you get the top 10. 1 1 JACK & DIANE –•– John Cougar (Riva)-13 (3 … Continue reading

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Pop top 40: 12/8/84

This is in many ways my ultimate chart: it was the week of my 14th birthday, and finally — finally! — my favorite band were on top of the chart that very week. In addition, this is pretty much the most … Continue reading

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Pop top 40: 10/10/87

Play along! 1 2 HERE I GO AGAIN –•– Whitesnake – 15 (1) — Undeniable. David Coverdale is one of the great voices of ’80s metal. 2 3 LOST IN EMOTION –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – 11 (2) … Continue reading

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Pop top 20: 10/4/75

This is a couple of weeks late, but I think this chart is pretty interesting, so I’m still putting this out — but in the interest of finally getting it finished, I chopped it in half. The accompanying Spotify playlist includes the … Continue reading

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