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oh ay oh (The Bangles hit #1 in 1986)

On Dec. 20, 1986, “Walk Like an Egyptian” by the Bangles was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. It would remain there for four weeks. The song was the third single to be released from the band’s second … Continue reading

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Poorboys and Pilgrims with families … (Graceland — Paul Simon, 1986)

On Dec. 6, 1986, the title track to Paul Simon’s Graceland album entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #92. The song would go to #81, then fall off the charts (a follow-up single, “You Can Call Me Al,” would reach … Continue reading

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Now these are the hands we’re given … (“Land of Confusion” — Genesis)

For the week ending Nov. 1, 1986, the single “Land of Confusion” from Genesis debuted at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100. At the same time, the band’s previous single, “Throwing It All Away,” was at #12. It had been … Continue reading

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HB, Tracy Anne Thorn !! (EBTG)

Happy birthday, Tracy Thorn, lead singer (and occasional guitar player) for the duo known as Everything but the Girl !! (Sept. 26, 1962) Here’s a clip with two songs from EBTG’s 1986 release Baby, the Stars Shine Bright to showcase … Continue reading

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Bring me a “Higher Love” — Winwood’s #1 Grammy Award winner

On Aug. 30, 1986, Steve Winwood had the top song in the US with “Higher Love,” from his Back in the High Life CD. Winwood is a songwriter and musician – the vocalist, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, etc. who played … Continue reading

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