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Stray Cats – Rock This Town

Stray Cats – Rock This Town

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‘Rock This Town’ is the second single by American rockabilly band Stray Cats, released January 30, 1981 by Arista Records in the U.K., where it peaked at No. 9 on...

Stray Cats – Rock This Town

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‘Rock This Town’ is the second single by American rockabilly band Stray Cats, released January 30, 1981 by Arista Records in the U.K., where it peaked at No. 9 on...

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Hate Myself for Loving You

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Hate Myself for...

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‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ is a song by American rock band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Up Your...

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Hate Myself for...

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‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ is a song by American rock band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Up Your...

Adam and the Ants – Antmusic

Adam and the Ants – Antmusic

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‘Antmusic’ is a song by English rock band Adam and the Ants, released as the third single in the UK from the album Kings of the Wild Frontier. ‘Antmusic’ (often...

Adam and the Ants – Antmusic

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‘Antmusic’ is a song by English rock band Adam and the Ants, released as the third single in the UK from the album Kings of the Wild Frontier. ‘Antmusic’ (often...

Van Halen – Unchained

Van Halen – Unchained

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‘Unchained’ is a song from Van Halen's fourth album, Fair Warning. The song was released as a single in various countries, including Germany, Spain, and Japan. It's not quite as...

Van Halen – Unchained

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‘Unchained’ is a song from Van Halen's fourth album, Fair Warning. The song was released as a single in various countries, including Germany, Spain, and Japan. It's not quite as...

The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter

The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter

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‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’ is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel, released on October 22, 1966, initially as a stand-alone single, but subsequently included on the...

The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter

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‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’ is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel, released on October 22, 1966, initially as a stand-alone single, but subsequently included on the...

Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

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‘Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)’ is a 1973 song by Bruce Springsteen, from his The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle album, and is especially famed as a concert...

Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

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‘Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)’ is a 1973 song by Bruce Springsteen, from his The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle album, and is especially famed as a concert...

Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud

Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud

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‘Get Off of My Cloud’ is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for a single to follow...

Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud

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‘Get Off of My Cloud’ is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for a single to follow...

Blind Melon – No Rain

Blind Melon – No Rain

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‘No Rain’ is a song by American rock band Blind Melon. It was released in 1993 as the second single from the band's debut album Blind Melon. The song is...

Blind Melon – No Rain

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‘No Rain’ is a song by American rock band Blind Melon. It was released in 1993 as the second single from the band's debut album Blind Melon. The song is...

The B-52’s – Love Shack

The B-52’s – Love Shack

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‘Love Shack’ is a song by American new wave band the B-52s from their fifth studio album, Cosmic Thing (1989). It was released on June 20, 1989, and was produced...

The B-52’s – Love Shack

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‘Love Shack’ is a song by American new wave band the B-52s from their fifth studio album, Cosmic Thing (1989). It was released on June 20, 1989, and was produced...

Ian Hunter – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Ian Hunter – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

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‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy’ is a 1975 song written and recorded by Ian Hunter, from his debut solo album Ian Hunter, which reached No. 14 in the UK Singles Chart....

Ian Hunter – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

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‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy’ is a 1975 song written and recorded by Ian Hunter, from his debut solo album Ian Hunter, which reached No. 14 in the UK Singles Chart....

Heart – Alone

Heart – Alone

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‘Alone’ is a song composed by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who recorded it under the name i-Ten on their 1983 album Taking a Cold Look. It was later recorded...

Heart – Alone

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‘Alone’ is a song composed by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, who recorded it under the name i-Ten on their 1983 album Taking a Cold Look. It was later recorded...

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

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‘Eleanor Rigby’ is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. It was also issued on a double A-side single, paired with ‘Yellow Submarine’....

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

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‘Eleanor Rigby’ is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. It was also issued on a double A-side single, paired with ‘Yellow Submarine’....

Small Faces – Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Small Faces – Lazy Sunday Afternoon

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‘Lazy Sunday’ is a song by the English band Small Faces, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1968. It was written by the Small Faces songwriting...

Small Faces – Lazy Sunday Afternoon

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‘Lazy Sunday’ is a song by the English band Small Faces, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1968. It was written by the Small Faces songwriting...

Grand Funk Railroad – I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)

Grand Funk Railroad – I'm Your Captain (Closer ...

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‘I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)’ is a 1970 song written by American musician Mark Farner and recorded by Grand Funk Railroad as the closing track to their album Closer...

Grand Funk Railroad – I'm Your Captain (Closer ...

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‘I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)’ is a 1970 song written by American musician Mark Farner and recorded by Grand Funk Railroad as the closing track to their album Closer...

Janis Joplin – Move Over

Janis Joplin – Move Over

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‘Move Over’ is a song written and sung by Janis Joplin. It was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios (Los Angeles, CA) on 25 September 1970 and first released on the...

Janis Joplin – Move Over

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‘Move Over’ is a song written and sung by Janis Joplin. It was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios (Los Angeles, CA) on 25 September 1970 and first released on the...

Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes

Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes

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‘Doctor, My Eyes’ is a 1972 song written and performed by Jackson Browne and included on his debut album Jackson Browne. Featuring a combination of an upbeat piano riff coupled...

Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes

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‘Doctor, My Eyes’ is a 1972 song written and performed by Jackson Browne and included on his debut album Jackson Browne. Featuring a combination of an upbeat piano riff coupled...

Marmalade – Reflections of My Life

Marmalade – Reflections of My Life

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‘Reflections of My Life’ was a 1969/1970 hit single for the Scottish band, Marmalade. It was written by their lead guitarist Junior Campbell and singer Dean Ford (credited to his...

Marmalade – Reflections of My Life

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‘Reflections of My Life’ was a 1969/1970 hit single for the Scottish band, Marmalade. It was written by their lead guitarist Junior Campbell and singer Dean Ford (credited to his...

REO Speedwagon – Take It on the Run

REO Speedwagon – Take It on the Run

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‘Take It on the Run’ is a song by American rock band REO Speedwagon, off the band's ninth studio album Hi Infidelity (1980). The song was written by lead guitarist...

REO Speedwagon – Take It on the Run

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‘Take It on the Run’ is a song by American rock band REO Speedwagon, off the band's ninth studio album Hi Infidelity (1980). The song was written by lead guitarist...

Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity

Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity

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‘Silent Lucidity’ is a power ballad by the band Queensrÿche from the 1990 album Empire. The song, which was composed by lead guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was the biggest hit for...

Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity

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‘Silent Lucidity’ is a power ballad by the band Queensrÿche from the 1990 album Empire. The song, which was composed by lead guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was the biggest hit for...

Alice Cooper – You and Me

Alice Cooper – You and Me

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‘You and Me’ is a song by Alice Cooper, released in 1977 as the lead single from his album Lace and Whiskey. The song is a soft rock ballad, reaching...

Alice Cooper – You and Me

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‘You and Me’ is a song by Alice Cooper, released in 1977 as the lead single from his album Lace and Whiskey. The song is a soft rock ballad, reaching...

R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

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‘Everybody Hurts’ is a song by American rock band R.E.M. from their eighth studio album, Automatic for the People (1992), and released as a single in April 1993 by Warner...

R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

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‘Everybody Hurts’ is a song by American rock band R.E.M. from their eighth studio album, Automatic for the People (1992), and released as a single in April 1993 by Warner...

Concrete Blonde – Joey

Concrete Blonde – Joey

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‘Joey’ is the ninth track from American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde's third studio album, Bloodletting (1990). The song was released in 1990 and was written and sung by the...

Concrete Blonde – Joey

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‘Joey’ is the ninth track from American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde's third studio album, Bloodletting (1990). The song was released in 1990 and was written and sung by the...

The Spinners – The Rubberband Man

The Spinners – The Rubberband Man

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‘The Rubberband Man’ is a song recorded by American vocal group the Spinners. The last major hit by the Spinners to feature Philippé Wynne on lead vocals, ‘The Rubberband Man’...

The Spinners – The Rubberband Man

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‘The Rubberband Man’ is a song recorded by American vocal group the Spinners. The last major hit by the Spinners to feature Philippé Wynne on lead vocals, ‘The Rubberband Man’...

Billy Squier – Everybody Wants You

Billy Squier – Everybody Wants You

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‘Everybody Wants You’ is a hit song written and performed by American rock singer and guitarist Billy Squier. It appeared as the opening track of his multi-Platinum 1982 album Emotions...

Billy Squier – Everybody Wants You

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‘Everybody Wants You’ is a hit song written and performed by American rock singer and guitarist Billy Squier. It appeared as the opening track of his multi-Platinum 1982 album Emotions...

Deep Purple – Black Night

Deep Purple – Black Night

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‘Black Night’ is a song by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released as a single in June 1970 and later included on the 25th Anniversary version of their 1970...

Deep Purple – Black Night

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‘Black Night’ is a song by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released as a single in June 1970 and later included on the 25th Anniversary version of their 1970...

Traveling Wilburys – Last Night

Traveling Wilburys – Last Night

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‘Last Night’ is a song by the English-American supergroup Traveling Wilburys, comprising George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. It was included on the debut studio...

Traveling Wilburys – Last Night

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‘Last Night’ is a song by the English-American supergroup Traveling Wilburys, comprising George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. It was included on the debut studio...

Bread – Make It with You

Bread – Make It with You

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‘Make It with You’ is a song written by David Gates and originally recorded by American pop-rock group Bread, of which Gates was a member. Gates and drummer Mike Botts...

Bread – Make It with You

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‘Make It with You’ is a song written by David Gates and originally recorded by American pop-rock group Bread, of which Gates was a member. Gates and drummer Mike Botts...

Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane

Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane

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‘Life in the Fast Lane’ is a song written by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and recorded by American rock band Eagles for the band's fifth studio album...

Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane

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‘Life in the Fast Lane’ is a song written by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and recorded by American rock band Eagles for the band's fifth studio album...

Genesis – That’s All

Genesis – That’s All

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‘That's All’ is a song by the English rock band Genesis. It is a group composition and appears as the second track on their 1983 album Genesis. It was the...

Genesis – That’s All

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‘That's All’ is a song by the English rock band Genesis. It is a group composition and appears as the second track on their 1983 album Genesis. It was the...

The Doobie Brothers – Black Water

The Doobie Brothers – Black Water

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‘Black Water’ is a song recorded by the American music group the Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits. The track features its composer...

The Doobie Brothers – Black Water

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‘Black Water’ is a song recorded by the American music group the Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits. The track features its composer...

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

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‘Time After Time’ is a 1983 song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, co-written with Rob Hyman, who also provided backing vocals. It was the second single, released in March 1984,...

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

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‘Time After Time’ is a 1983 song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, co-written with Rob Hyman, who also provided backing vocals. It was the second single, released in March 1984,...

Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

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‘Life During Wartime’ is a song by the American new wave band Talking Heads, released as the first single from their 1979 album Fear of Music. It peaked at #80...

Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

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‘Life During Wartime’ is a song by the American new wave band Talking Heads, released as the first single from their 1979 album Fear of Music. It peaked at #80...

The Cranberries – Zombie

The Cranberries – Zombie

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‘Zombie’ is a protest song by Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries. It was written by the lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan, about the young victims of a bombing in Warrington,...

The Cranberries – Zombie

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‘Zombie’ is a protest song by Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries. It was written by the lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan, about the young victims of a bombing in Warrington,...

Roxy Music – Same Old Scene

Roxy Music – Same Old Scene

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‘Same Old Scene’ is a 1980 song recorded by English rock band Roxy Music and written by lead singer Bryan Ferry. The song was taken from the group's number one...

Roxy Music – Same Old Scene

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‘Same Old Scene’ is a 1980 song recorded by English rock band Roxy Music and written by lead singer Bryan Ferry. The song was taken from the group's number one...

The Rascals – People Got to Be Free

The Rascals – People Got to Be Free

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‘People Got to Be Free’ is a song released in 1968 by the Rascals, written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and featuring a lead vocal from Cavaliere. While the...

The Rascals – People Got to Be Free

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‘People Got to Be Free’ is a song released in 1968 by the Rascals, written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and featuring a lead vocal from Cavaliere. While the...

The Who – Who Are You

The Who – Who Are You

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‘Who Are You’ is the title track on the Who's 1978 album, Who Are You, the last album released by the group before Keith Moon's death in September 1978. It...

The Who – Who Are You

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‘Who Are You’ is the title track on the Who's 1978 album, Who Are You, the last album released by the group before Keith Moon's death in September 1978. It...

Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool

Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool

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‘Nobody's Fool’ is a power ballad by American glam metal band Cinderella, released in 1986 as the lead single from the band's debut album, Night Songs. It charted at number...

Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool

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‘Nobody's Fool’ is a power ballad by American glam metal band Cinderella, released in 1986 as the lead single from the band's debut album, Night Songs. It charted at number...

Roxette – Listen to Your Heart

Roxette – Listen to Your Heart

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‘Listen to Your Heart’ is a song by Swedish rock duo Roxette, which was originally released in Sweden in September 1988 as the second single from the duo's second studio...

Roxette – Listen to Your Heart

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‘Listen to Your Heart’ is a song by Swedish rock duo Roxette, which was originally released in Sweden in September 1988 as the second single from the duo's second studio...

Rick James – Super Freak

Rick James – Super Freak

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‘Super Freak’ is a 1981 single produced and performed by American singer Rick James. The song, co-written by James and Alonzo Miller, was first released on James' fifth album, Street...

Rick James – Super Freak

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‘Super Freak’ is a 1981 single produced and performed by American singer Rick James. The song, co-written by James and Alonzo Miller, was first released on James' fifth album, Street...

Eurythmics – Missionary Man

Eurythmics – Missionary Man

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‘Missionary Man’ is a song by British pop duo Eurythmics from their fifth studio album, Revenge (1986). The song features Jimmy Zavala on harmonica and Joniece Jamison on backing vocals....

Eurythmics – Missionary Man

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‘Missionary Man’ is a song by British pop duo Eurythmics from their fifth studio album, Revenge (1986). The song features Jimmy Zavala on harmonica and Joniece Jamison on backing vocals....