"Tunnel of Love" is the title song by Bruce Springsteen from his 1987 Tunnel of Love album. It was released as the second single from the album, reaching number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Like much of the Tunnel of Love album, "Tunnel of Love" was recorded in Springsteen's home studio, called Thrill Hill East, between January and May 1987 with several members of the E Street Band. On this song, Springsteen played several instruments and is backed by Roy Bittan on synthesizers, Nils Lofgren on lead guitar and Max Weinberg on drums. Springsteen's future wife, Patti Scialfa provided backing vocals. Effects on the song include the sounds of a family riding a roller coaster in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The song uses a fairground funhouse ride as a metaphor for marriage. The relationship described in the song has three principals - the singer, his wife, and all the things they are scared of.
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"Jacob's Ladder" is a 1986 song written by Bruce Hornsby and his brother John Hornsby and recorded by Huey Lewis and the News. It became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987, the band's third. Set in Birmingham, Alabama, the song marries the Biblical image of Jacob's Ladder to someone who rejects proselytizing evangelists and is instead struggling to get through life one day at a time: Step by step, one by one, higher and higher Step by step, rung by rung, climbing Jacob's ladder. The song was given by Hornsby to his friend Lewis, and it appeared on the group's September 1986 album Fore!. It was the third single released from the album, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a week in March 1987.
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"The Doctor" is a hit single released by The Doobie Brothers on their 1989 studio effort, Cycles. The song, so far, is the last hit single that the band has released; it reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard mainstream rock chart and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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"Magic Carpet Ride" is a rock song written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve from the Canadian-U.S. hard rock band Steppenwolf. The song was initially released in 1968 on the album The Second. It was the lead single from that album, peaking at number three in the US, and staying in the charts for 16 weeks, longer than any other Steppenwolf song.
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Norman Joel Greenbaum (born November 20, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for writing and performing the 1969 song "Spirit in the Sky". Though Greenbaum is generally regarded as a one-hit wonder, several of his records placed prominently in the charts, including "Canned Ham" in 1970, which reached number 46 on the Billboard pop chart.
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"Pillow Talk" in 1973 song by American singer and songwriter Sylvia. According to Billboard, the song is about sex. Sylvia had originally hoped the song would be recorded by Al Green, who turned it down as he thought it was too risqué and against his religious beliefs. She eventually recorded "Pillow Talk" herself, and released it in 1973. The drums on the recorded version seem to have been influenced by the productions of Willie Mitchell for Green.
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"Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Billy Dean. It was released in November 1992 as the first single from Dean's album Fire in the Dark. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in March 1993 and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It was written by Dean and Tim Nichols.
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Michael Johnson (August 8, 1944 – July 25, 2017) was an American pop, country, and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his 1978 hit song "Bluer Than Blue". He charted four hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and nine more on Hot Country Songs, including two Number One country hits in 1986's "Give Me Wings" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder". He also co-wrote "Cain's Blood", the debut single of 1990s country group 4 Runner.
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"Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)" is a song released in 1967 by The Buckinghams. The song spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 12, while reaching No. 2 on Canada's RPM 100, and No. 8 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade.
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Truckn' is a song by the Grateful Dead, which first appeared on their 1970 album American Beauty. It was recognized by the United States Library of Congress in 1997 as a national treasure. Written by band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and lyricist Robert Hunter, "Truckin'" molds classic Grateful Dead rhythms and instrumentation. The lyrics refer to a drug raid of the band's hotel lodgings in New Orleans during a concert tour earlier in 1970.
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What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is the fourth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1974.
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"Ride Captain Ride" is a song recorded by the American rock band Blues Image. The song was co-written by the band's singer-guitarist Mike Pinera and keyboardist Frank "Skip" Konte. It was included on the group's 1970 album, Open. Released as a slightly shortened single in the spring of 1970, it shot up the charts, eventually reaching No. 4 in the USA and Canadian charts, making it Blues Image's first (and only) Top 40 chart hit. It reached No. 23 in Australia. The guitar fills and main solo were performed by Kent Henry. Pinera plays the guitar solo at the end of the song. The song was inspired by the number of keys on Pinera's Rhodes piano. Pinera said, "Okay, I need a first word. And what came into my head was '73.' I liked the rhythm, and I went, '73 men sailed up, from the San Francisco Bay.' ... The song sort of just wrote itself from there.
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"Midnight at the Oasis" is a 1973 song written by David Nichtern. It was recorded by the singer Maria Muldaur for her self-titled album and is her best-known recording, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 in the UK Singles Chart in the spring of 1974. Billboard ranked it as the No. 13 song for 1974.It was also nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 17th Annual Grammy Awards, held in 1975. In Canada, the song reached #2 in the RPM magazine singles charts and #45 in the year-end chart.
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"Ride My See-Saw" is a hit 1968 single by the English progressive rock band The Moody Blues. It was written by the band's bassist John Lodge, and was first released on the Moody Blues' 1968 album In Search of the Lost Chord. It was the second of two singles from that album, the other being "Voices in the Sky". "Ride My See-Saw" is one of John Lodge's signature high-energy rock and roll songs, and is sometimes regarded as his most popular composition for the Moody Blues, along with "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)". The single was released later in October 1968, with Mike Pinder's "A Simple Game" on the B-side. That track was sampled by Phi Life Cypher on the track "Free" on the album Higher Forces. The Four Tops' recording of "A Simple Game" went to #3 in the UK charts in October 1971. On the album, the song is preceded by the spoken-word piece "Departure", and laughter from the end of that track bleeds into the opening of "Ride My See-Saw". This introduction was not included on the single release. At most of the Moody Blues' concerts, "Ride My See-Saw" is the encore presentation at the end of the shows. When performed live, it is usually opened by a lengthy keyboard and drum duet as the band members make their way back out to the stage for the encore.
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Jack Spector (September 15, 1928, New York-March 8, 1994, Mineola, New York) was an American radio disc jockey. Spector began his career in 1955 and in 1961 became one of the original WMCA Good Guys.[In late December 1963, WMCA, with Spector, earned the distinction of being the first New York City radio station to play the Beatles' Capitol Records' single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Outside New York, the single's broadcast debut is widely accepted to have occurred earlier at WWDC in Washington, D.C.) WMCA was keen on playing new product and breaking new hits, and consequently, Spector became associated with the radio station most credited for introducing Beatlemania - and the "British Invasion" musical movement - to New York City listeners. In 1969, while continuing to work as a DJ in New York, Spector released a single on Buddah Records under the name, "Vik Venus, Alias: Your Main Moon Man". The single, "Moonflight", was a novelty "break-in" record in the style of Dickie Goodman. In it, a reporter asks the astronauts questions about a fictional "Achilles moon flight", with the responses taken from snippets of popular songs of the day. All response fragments used for this record were from previous hits on Buddah. The record peaked at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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"Wedding Bell Blues" is a song written and recorded by Laura Nyro in 1966 that became a number one hit for The 5th Dimension in 1969 and subsequently a popular phrase in American culture. The song is written from the perspective of a woman whose boyfriend has not yet proposed to her, who wonders, "am I ever gonna see my wedding day?" The song carries dual themes of adoring love and frustrated lament.
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Cool Love is a song by American rock group Pablo Cruise, from their album Reflector in 1981. David Jenkins sings the lead vocal on this ballad, telling his lover some of the ways their love is "cool" and summing it up that "cool love baby, that's what it's all about." It was released as a single, the fifth and final Top 40 hit for the band, and reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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"With Your Love" is a song written by Marty Balin, Joey Covington and Vic Smith.The song was first recorded by Jefferson Starship and was the lead single of their 1976 album Spitfire. In the US, the single peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was also a top-ten hit in Canada.
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Exile, originally known as The Exiles, is an American band founded in Richmond, Kentucky, by J.P. Pennington. They started by playing local clubs which led to touring with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars opening shows and providing backup for major rock artists of the period. Their name was shortened to Exile in 1973, consisting of guitarist Pennington, leader/lead singer Jimmy Stokley, Bernie Faulkner B3 sax acoustic guitar, Billy Luxon trumpet, keyboardist Buzz Cornelison, bassist Kenny Weir, and drummer Bobby Johns. They hit the peak of their success in 1978 with the ballad hit "Kiss You All Over." After a couple of minor subsequent pop hits, they re-established in 1983 as a country music group.
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**Deep Inside My Heart/Hearts on Fire** Randy Herman Meisner (born March 8, 1946) is an American former musician, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the Eagles and Poco-he also worked with Linda Ronstadt and Rick Nelson. Throughout his professional musical career, Meisner's main role was that of bassist and backing high-harmony vocalist as both a group member and session musician. He is best known for the Eagles hit song "Take It to the Limit", which he co-wrote and sang.
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The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful, appears on the album Coconut Telegraph (1981) and on the album Boats, Beaches, Bars, Ballads (1992).
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Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk rock/rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland, in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty. Their best-known hit is "Stuck in the Middle with You". The band broke up in 1975 and re-formed briefly in 2008.
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"Are You Ready?" is a song written by Charlie Allen and John Hill and performed by Pacific Gas & Electric. It reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 49 on the R&B chart in 1970. The song was featured on their 1970 album Are You Ready? The song was produced by John Hill and featured the back-up band The Blackberries. The single was ranked No. 93 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970.
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Let me tell you a little story about a trip I made to Mexico, with some friends Of mine that had a pocket full of Mauis and some bad intentions.... Me and old Sue and this feller we knew went down to Mexico To have a little fun and soak up the sun And drink a little tequila don't you know One thing led to another, we got pretty drunk it's true We wound up in a sleazy old bar that gringos don't go to After that it gets hazy, but I think what a happened to me I wound up getting rolled in an alley and missing all of my ID Chorus: Two Jerry Jeff's are in this world, Both using one ID The other guy ain't got an idea, How hard being me can be Well if he thinks it's gonna be easy, Think that he oughta think twice With a high expectation and my reputation, Man he's leading a dangerous life Now I can see him at a bar downtown At a place where I've just been And if I've caused trouble, Well I know right and ready, That it's gonna be hard on him Only last night, I heard rumors, about a guy that looked like me Dancing on tables, singing Redneck Mother, People said that he said he was me Well you can check out his ID, you get a fake one easily I guess it gets you down to the cold hard facts That there probably really is two of me Chorus Spoken: Alright here's the thrilling conclusion of this wild whodunita^?¦ Looking back on my past, sometimes has been a pretty strange ride And I find it gets harder with time, to seperate the facts from the lies People mention places to me I never been before in this life Could it be me that they're talking about, Or maybe it's really some other guy.. He's the wild one chasing women, getting those DWIs That would explain my wild reputation, if it's made by two different guys
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"Bitch" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, first released one week before the album as the B-side to its advance single, "Brown Sugar". Despite not being used as an official single by itself, the tune has garnered major airplay from classic rock radio stations. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Bitch" was recorded in October 1970 at London's Olympic Studios, and at Stargroves using the Rolling Stones Mobile studio. LYRICS: Feeling so tired, can't understand it Just had a fortnight's sleep I'm feeling so tired, I'm so distracted Ain't touched a thing all week I'm feeling drunk, juiced up and sloppy Ain't touched a drink all night I'm feeling hungry, can't see the reason Just ate a horse meat pie Yeah when you call my name I salivate like a Pavlov dog Yeah when you lay me out My heart is beating louder than a big bass drum, alright Yeah, you got to mix it child You got to fix it must be love It's a bitch, yeah You got to mix it child You got to fix it but love It's a bitch, alright Sometimes I'm sexy, move like a stud Like kicking the stall all night Sometimes I'm so shy, got to be worked on Don't have no bark or bite, alright Yeah when you call my name I salivate like a Pavlov dog Yeah when you lay me out My heart is bumpin' louder than a big bass drum, alright I said hey, yeah I feel alright now Got to be a Hey, I feel alright now Hey hey hey Hey hey yeah Hey hey hey Hey hey yeah Hey hey hey Hey hey yeah Hey hey hey Hey hey yeah Hey hey hey
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(1975) "Fight the Power" (sometimes titled as "Fight the Power (Part 1 and Part 2)") is a song recorded by The Isley Brothers, who released the song as the first single off their landmark album, The Heat Is On. The song is notable for the usage of the word bullshit, which was censored during radio listens.
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The S.O.S. Band (sometimes written SOS Band; abbreviation for Sounds Of Success) is an American R&B and electro-funk group who gained fame in the 1980s. They are best known for the songs "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," "Just Be Good to Me," "Tell Me If You Still Care," and "The Finest."
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"Oh Sherrie" is a song written by American singer Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum, Craig Krampf, and Bill Cuomo. It was recorded and released on Perry's Street Talk album in 1984, his first solo album which he released while still a member of Journey. The song is often regarded as an "honorary" Journey song, being credited to the band on several hit compilation albums and in other media, largely due to its resemblance to the band's trademark sound, as well as their performances of the song on the Raised on Radio Tour, which proved to be Perry's live swansong with the band.
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Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth record label (named after the band), which prospered from 1970–1972. Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members.
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"Sentimental Lady" is a song written by Bob Welch. It was originally recorded for Fleetwood Mac's 1972 album Bare Trees, but was re-recorded by Welch on his debut solo album, French Kiss, in 1977. It is a romantic song, originally written for Welch's first wife. Welch recorded it again in 2003 for his album, Fleetwood Mac Years & Beyond.
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"Jimmy Mack" is a pop/soul song that in 1967 became a hit single by Martha and the Vandellas for Motown's Gordy imprint. Written and produced by Motown's main creative team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, "Jimmy Mack" was the final Top 10 hit for the Vandellas in the United States, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 and at number-one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.Billboard named the song #82 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.
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William Harold Dean Jr. (born April 2, 1962) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on the television talent competition Star Search. Active as a recording artist since 1990, he has recorded a total of eight studio albums.
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"King For A Day" is a 1985 song by the British band the Thompson Twins. It was released as the third single from the band's fifth album Here's To Future Days. It was written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway. There are two versions of the song, with various edits and remixes of the two. The UK version of the song has alternate lyrics and is more synth based. The U.S.A. and album versions contain electric guitar. The single peaked at #22 in the UK, spending six weeks on the chart and would be the band's final UK Top 40 hit. The single fared better in America where it peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and also peaked at #13 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
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James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. James Taylor released his version of "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" as the lead single from his album Gorilla (1975). Taylor's 1975 single has been the most successful remake of the song to date, hitting No. 1 on the Easy Listening chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition to James Taylor on lead vocals and guitar, other personnel include Carly Simon on harmony vocals, David Sanborn on saxophone, Clarence McDonald on piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano and possibly ARP String Ensemble, Lee Sklar on bass and both Jim Keltner and Russ Kunkel on drums with Kunkel doubling on tambourine.
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"Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" is a 1971 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, recorded by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield. Something of an early ancestor to the "diss songs" prevalent in hip hop music towards the end of the 20th century, "Superstar" is an attack at two former Temptations members, David Ruffin (who had been fired back in 1968) and his cohort Eddie Kendricks (who quit the act in early 1971 and negotiated a Motown solo deal). The song appears on the 1972 album Solid Rock.
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