Category: Tunes

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DEF: Starpoint “Object of My Desire”

Maryland-based group Starpoint made three appearances on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, all between 1985 and 1987. The band’s biggest hit was their only Top 40 hit — their first charting single,...

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DEF: Paul Young “Some People”

One song from Bedfordshire, England-born musician Paul Young‘s 1986 album Between Two Fires reached Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. On this date that year, that song — “Some People” — climbed to a...

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DEF: George Michael “Faith”

Released in October 1987, George Michael‘s first solo album, Faith, would launch the already famous singer into the stratosphere of popular music success. In addition to selling more than 20 million...

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DEF: Toni Basil “Mickey”

Of Philadelphia-born singer Toni Basil‘s three appearances on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, only one reached the Top 40, though that one hit, “Mickey,” climbed all the way to number one. Exactly...

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Best Samples: True

The guitar riff from the 1983 number one hit song “True” by Spandau Ballet is instantly recognizable. Whenever the 1980s are recreated cinematically, this iconic melody by Spandau Ballet is mystically in...