“Abba – Dancing Queen”

“Dancing Queen” is a pop song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released in August 1976, and is commonly regarded as one of the most successful singles of the 1970s. In 2011, Rolling Stone listed it as one of the greatest songs of all time.[1] “Dancing Queen” was written by Benny Andersson, Björn […]

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Madonna – True Blue

“True Blue” is a song by American singer Madonna. It is the title track from her third studio album True Blue (1986), and was released as the album’s third single on September 17, 1986 by Sire Records. Written and produced by Madonna and Steve Bray, the song deals with the feelings of Madonna for her then-husband Sean Penn. A dance-pop song, it features […]

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The Marvelettes “Beechwood 4-5789”

The song’s title is derived from the now-defunct use of telephone exchange names in telephone numbers. In this case, the significant portions of the exchange name were the first two letters of “Beechwood” (BE), and the remainder of the number. In conventional modern use, this telephone number would be 234-5789. “Beechwood 4-5789” is a song […]

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Bananarama | Cruel Summer

The Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” was an immediate success when it was released in the UK, reaching No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart, and the group performed the song live on the BBC’s Top of the Pops in July 1983.[4] Its international popularity soared after its inclusion in the 1984 feature film The Karate Kid; […]

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The Big Bopper, “Chantilly Lace”

Jiles Perry “J. P.” Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey, whose big rockabilly look, style, voice, and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his 1958 recording of “Chantilly Lace”. On February […]

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