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Now Hear This: “Tainted Love”

During the 1980s, approximately 2,550 major albums were released, resulting in at least 3,000 singles entering the Top 40. There were 189 #1 songs. But the one song that appears on every damn single 80s compilation known to man is this one: We’re not saying Soft Cell‘s lone Top 40 […]

Now Hear This: “Everytime You Go Away”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: By the time he took the stage at Live Aid, British crooner Paul Young was already an international superstar, and was starting to conquer the upper echelon of the US pop world. Despite […]

Now Hear This: “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: In 1981 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released the rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The single shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, ended up being the […]

Now Hear This: “Heart and Soul”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: In September, 1983, Huey Lewis and the News dropped their long-awaited lead single from Sports, the album that would take them from being Bay Area wunderkinds to the top of the national charts. […]