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War - Spill the Wine

War - Spill the Wine

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‘Spill the Wine’ is the debut single by singer Eric Burdon and the band War, released in May 1970. It was backed by the non-album track ‘Magic Mountain’, and was...

War - Spill the Wine

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‘Spill the Wine’ is the debut single by singer Eric Burdon and the band War, released in May 1970. It was backed by the non-album track ‘Magic Mountain’, and was...

Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

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‘Alive and Kicking’ is a song released by the Scottish rock band Simple Minds as the lead single from their seventh album, Once Upon a Time. The song reached number...

Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking

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‘Alive and Kicking’ is a song released by the Scottish rock band Simple Minds as the lead single from their seventh album, Once Upon a Time. The song reached number...

Mike + The Mechanics - Silent Running

Mike + The Mechanics - Silent Running

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‘Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)’ is a song performed by Mike + The Mechanics. Written by Mike Rutherford and B. A. Robertson, it was the first track on the 1985...

Mike + The Mechanics - Silent Running

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‘Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)’ is a song performed by Mike + The Mechanics. Written by Mike Rutherford and B. A. Robertson, it was the first track on the 1985...

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up

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‘Don't Give Up’ is a song written by English rock musician Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with English singer Kate Bush for Gabriel's fifth solo studio album So...

Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up

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‘Don't Give Up’ is a song written by English rock musician Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with English singer Kate Bush for Gabriel's fifth solo studio album So...

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosema...

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‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)’ is the debut single by Edison Lighthouse. The song reached the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart on the week ending 31...

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosema...

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‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)’ is the debut single by Edison Lighthouse. The song reached the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart on the week ending 31...

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach

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‘Echo Beach’ is a song by Canadian musical group Martha and the Muffins. Written by band member Mark Gane, it was released as a single from their album Metro Music...

Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach

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‘Echo Beach’ is a song by Canadian musical group Martha and the Muffins. Written by band member Mark Gane, it was released as a single from their album Metro Music...

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

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‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ is a song written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by the Foundations in 1968 with Colin Young singing lead vocals. D'Abo was lead...

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

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‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ is a song written by Mike d'Abo and Tony Macaulay, and released by the Foundations in 1968 with Colin Young singing lead vocals. D'Abo was lead...

Blondie - Rapture

Blondie - Rapture

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‘Rapture’ is a song by American rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album Autoamerican (1980). Written by band members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, and produced by Mike Chapman,...

Blondie - Rapture

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‘Rapture’ is a song by American rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album Autoamerican (1980). Written by band members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, and produced by Mike Chapman,...

U2 - One

U2 - One

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‘One’ is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their seventh album, Achtung Baby (1991), and it was released as the record's third single...

U2 - One

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‘One’ is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track from their seventh album, Achtung Baby (1991), and it was released as the record's third single...

Faces - Stay with Me

Faces - Stay with Me

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‘Stay with Me’ is a song by English rock band Faces, written jointly by lead singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood. Released from the band's third studio album A...

Faces - Stay with Me

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‘Stay with Me’ is a song by English rock band Faces, written jointly by lead singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood. Released from the band's third studio album A...

OMC - How Bizarre

OMC - How Bizarre

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‘How Bizarre’ is a song written and performed by New Zealand musical group OMC. It was released in December 1995 as the lead single from their album How Bizarre and...

OMC - How Bizarre

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‘How Bizarre’ is a song written and performed by New Zealand musical group OMC. It was released in December 1995 as the lead single from their album How Bizarre and...

John Mellencamp - Hurts So Good

John Mellencamp - Hurts So Good

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‘Hurts So Good’ is a song by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, then performing under the stage name "John Cougar". The song was a number two hit on the Billboard Hot...

John Mellencamp - Hurts So Good

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‘Hurts So Good’ is a song by American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, then performing under the stage name "John Cougar". The song was a number two hit on the Billboard Hot...

Paul McCartney and Wings - Jet

Paul McCartney and Wings - Jet

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‘Jet’ is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from their third studio album Band on the Run (1973). It was the first British and American single to be released...

Paul McCartney and Wings - Jet

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‘Jet’ is a song by Paul McCartney and Wings from their third studio album Band on the Run (1973). It was the first British and American single to be released...

Journey - Faithfully

Journey - Faithfully

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‘Faithfully’ is a song by American rock band Journey, released in 1983 as the second single from their album Frontiers. The song was written by keyboardist Jonathan Cain. It peaked...

Journey - Faithfully

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‘Faithfully’ is a song by American rock band Journey, released in 1983 as the second single from their album Frontiers. The song was written by keyboardist Jonathan Cain. It peaked...

Edgar Winter - Frankenstein

Edgar Winter - Frankenstein

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‘Frankenstein’ is an instrumental track by the American rock band Edgar Winter Group that was featured in the 1972 album They Only Come Out at Night and additionally released as...

Edgar Winter - Frankenstein

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‘Frankenstein’ is an instrumental track by the American rock band Edgar Winter Group that was featured in the 1972 album They Only Come Out at Night and additionally released as...

Pete Townshend – Let My Love Open the Door

Pete Townshend – Let My Love Open the Door

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‘Let My Love Open the Door’ is a song written and performed by Pete Townshend from his 1980 album Empty Glass. That year, it reached number nine on the Billboard...

Pete Townshend – Let My Love Open the Door

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‘Let My Love Open the Door’ is a song written and performed by Pete Townshend from his 1980 album Empty Glass. That year, it reached number nine on the Billboard...

Bob Welch – Sentimental Lady

Bob Welch – Sentimental Lady

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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. A 1977 re-recording, the most well-known version of the song,...

Bob Welch – Sentimental Lady

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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. A 1977 re-recording, the most well-known version of the song,...

Huey Lewis and the News - Hip to Be Square

Huey Lewis and the News - Hip to Be Square

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‘Hip to Be Square’ is a song by Huey Lewis and the News, written by Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper, and Huey Lewis, and released in 1986 as the second single...

Huey Lewis and the News - Hip to Be Square

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‘Hip to Be Square’ is a song by Huey Lewis and the News, written by Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper, and Huey Lewis, and released in 1986 as the second single...

Electric Light Orchestra - Do Ya

Electric Light Orchestra - Do Ya

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‘Do Ya’ is a song written by Jeff Lynne, that was originally recorded by The Move, which became a hit for the Electric Light Orchestra (led by Lynne, ELO originally...

Electric Light Orchestra - Do Ya

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‘Do Ya’ is a song written by Jeff Lynne, that was originally recorded by The Move, which became a hit for the Electric Light Orchestra (led by Lynne, ELO originally...

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

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‘Bad Moon Rising’ is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was the lead single from their album Green River and was released in...

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

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‘Bad Moon Rising’ is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was the lead single from their album Green River and was released in...

The Doors - Roadhouse Blues

The Doors - Roadhouse Blues

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‘Roadhouse Blues’ is a song by the American rock band the Doors from their 1970 album Morrison Hotel. It was released as the B-side of ‘You Make Me Real’, which...

The Doors - Roadhouse Blues

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‘Roadhouse Blues’ is a song by the American rock band the Doors from their 1970 album Morrison Hotel. It was released as the B-side of ‘You Make Me Real’, which...

Eagles - Desperado

Eagles - Desperado

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‘Desperado’ is a soft rock ballad by the American rock band the Eagles. The track was written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and appeared on the 1973 album Desperado...

Eagles - Desperado

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‘Desperado’ is a soft rock ballad by the American rock band the Eagles. The track was written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and appeared on the 1973 album Desperado...

Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful

Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful

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‘You Are So Beautiful’ is a song credited to Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher that was first released in 1974 on Preston's ninth studio album, The Kids & Me. Later...

Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful

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‘You Are So Beautiful’ is a song credited to Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher that was first released in 1974 on Preston's ninth studio album, The Kids & Me. Later...

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

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‘Iron Man’ is a song by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1970 from the band's second studio album, Paranoid and as a single in the US in...

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

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‘Iron Man’ is a song by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1970 from the band's second studio album, Paranoid and as a single in the US in...

The Pretenders - Message of Love

The Pretenders - Message of Love

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‘Message of Love’ is a song written by Chrissie Hynde and performed by the Pretenders. Released first as a single and then on the Pretenders' 1981 EP Extended Play, it...

The Pretenders - Message of Love

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‘Message of Love’ is a song written by Chrissie Hynde and performed by the Pretenders. Released first as a single and then on the Pretenders' 1981 EP Extended Play, it...

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

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‘Golden Brown’ is a song by the English rock band the Stranglers, released as a single in 1982. Noted for its distinctive harpsichord instrumentation, it was the second single released...

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

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‘Golden Brown’ is a song by the English rock band the Stranglers, released as a single in 1982. Noted for its distinctive harpsichord instrumentation, it was the second single released...

Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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‘Knockin' on Heaven's Door’ is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, written for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Released as a single...

Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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‘Knockin' on Heaven's Door’ is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, written for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Released as a single...

Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)

Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor ...

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‘Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)’ is a 1978 song, written and originally recorded by Moon Martin and sung a year later by Robert Palmer. The song became one...

Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor ...

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‘Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)’ is a 1978 song, written and originally recorded by Moon Martin and sung a year later by Robert Palmer. The song became one...

ZZ Top - Tush

ZZ Top - Tush

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‘Tush’ is a song by American blues rock band ZZ Top and was the only single from their fourth album Fandango! The song was named the 67th best hard rock...

ZZ Top - Tush

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‘Tush’ is a song by American blues rock band ZZ Top and was the only single from their fourth album Fandango! The song was named the 67th best hard rock...

Donovan - Sunshine Superman

Donovan - Sunshine Superman

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‘Sunshine Superman’ is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released as a single in the United States in July 1966, but due to a contractual...

Donovan - Sunshine Superman

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‘Sunshine Superman’ is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released as a single in the United States in July 1966, but due to a contractual...

The Turtles - She'd Rather Be With Me

The Turtles - She'd Rather Be With Me

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‘She'd Rather Be with Me’ is a song written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon and released by the Turtles in 1967. The song was the follow-up to ‘Happy Together’....

The Turtles - She'd Rather Be With Me

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‘She'd Rather Be with Me’ is a song written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon and released by the Turtles in 1967. The song was the follow-up to ‘Happy Together’....

Guns N' Roses - Paradise City

Guns N' Roses - Paradise City

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‘Paradise City’ is a song by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). Released as a single in January 1989, it...

Guns N' Roses - Paradise City

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‘Paradise City’ is a song by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). Released as a single in January 1989, it...

Cream - White Room

Cream - White Room

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‘White Room’ is a song by British rock band Cream, composed by bassist Jack Bruce with lyrics by poet Pete Brown. They recorded it for the studio half of the...

Cream - White Room

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‘White Room’ is a song by British rock band Cream, composed by bassist Jack Bruce with lyrics by poet Pete Brown. They recorded it for the studio half of the...

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up

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‘Pump It Up’ is a 1978 song by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It originally appeared on Costello's second album This Year's Model, which was the first he recorded with...

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up

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‘Pump It Up’ is a 1978 song by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It originally appeared on Costello's second album This Year's Model, which was the first he recorded with...

Jackson Browne - The Load Out/Stay

Jackson Browne - The Load Out/Stay

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‘The Load-Out’ is a song co-written and performed live by Jackson Browne from his 1977 album Running on Empty. It is a tribute to his roadies and fans. The song...

Jackson Browne - The Load Out/Stay

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‘The Load-Out’ is a song co-written and performed live by Jackson Browne from his 1977 album Running on Empty. It is a tribute to his roadies and fans. The song...

Free - Wishing Well

Free - Wishing Well

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‘Wishing Well’ is a song by the English rock band Free. It was written by the entire group about their close friend Bevan T. Woodhouse. It was released in December...

Free - Wishing Well

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‘Wishing Well’ is a song by the English rock band Free. It was written by the entire group about their close friend Bevan T. Woodhouse. It was released in December...

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen

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‘Love Is Like Oxygen’ is a song by the British band Sweet and released in January 1978. It was co-written by the group's guitarist Andy Scott, and Trevor Griffin, a...

Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen

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‘Love Is Like Oxygen’ is a song by the British band Sweet and released in January 1978. It was co-written by the group's guitarist Andy Scott, and Trevor Griffin, a...

Small Faces - Tin Soldier

Small Faces - Tin Soldier

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‘Tin Soldier’ is a song released by the English rock band Small Faces on 2 December 1967, written by Steve Marriott (credited to Marriott/Lane). The song peaked at number nine...

Small Faces - Tin Soldier

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‘Tin Soldier’ is a song released by the English rock band Small Faces on 2 December 1967, written by Steve Marriott (credited to Marriott/Lane). The song peaked at number nine...

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

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‘Badlands’ is a song by the American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released as the second single from his fourth studio album Darkness on the Edge of Town in July 1978. The...

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

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‘Badlands’ is a song by the American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released as the second single from his fourth studio album Darkness on the Edge of Town in July 1978. The...

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic

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‘Do You Believe in Magic’ is a song by American rock band the Lovin' Spoonful, written by John Sebastian in 1965. The single peaked at number 9 on the Billboard...

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic

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‘Do You Believe in Magic’ is a song by American rock band the Lovin' Spoonful, written by John Sebastian in 1965. The single peaked at number 9 on the Billboard...