Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Chart Position: 9

  • Written by Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon
  • Lead vocals: Steve Perry
  • Guitar: Neal Schon
  • Keyboards: Jonathan Cain
  • Backing vocals: Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon
  • Produced by Kevin Elson and Mike Stone
  • Recorded in Berkeley CA
  • The chorus on this song does not make its appearance until 3:20
  • This song had a sharp uptick in popularity following its inclusion in the final episode of the HBO series The Sopranos in 2007
  • Later recorded by Jabberwocks (1995), Pine Mountain Railroad (2003), Petra Haden (2007), Northern Kings (2007), Martina McBride (2008), Glee Cast (2009), Boyce Avenue (2009), Steel Panther (2009), Scouting for Girls (2010), Steve Taylor (2011), Amasic (2011), December People (2012), Hayseed Dixie (2015) and many others

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Sweet Merile – Donnie Iris

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Mark Avsec and Donnie Iris
  • Keyboards: Mark Avsec
  • Guitar: Marty Lee Hoenes
  • Backing vocals: Marty Lee Hoenes, Mark Avsec, Albritton McClain
  • Produced by Mark Avsec
  • Recorded in New Brighton PA
  • Donnie Iris is a former member of Wild Cherry

Leather and Lace – Stevie Nicks and Don Henley

Chart Position: 6

  • #36  bestseller for 1982
  • Lead vocals: Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
  • Written by Stevie Nicks
  • Guitar: Waddy Wachtel
  • Keyboards: Roy Bittan
  • Backing vocals: Lori Perry, Sharon Celani
  • Produced by Jimmy Iovine
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Stevie Nicks wrote this song for Waylon Jennings and Jesse Colter, who recorded it but it was not released
  • Don Henley is a member of Eagles
  • Later recorded by Jeffrey Austin and Gwen Stefani (2015)

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Harden My Heart – Quarterflash

Chart Position: 3

  • #13 bestseller for 1982
  • Written by Marv Ross
  • Lead vocals: Rindy Ross
  • Saxophone: Rindy Ross
  • Guitar: Marv Ross and Jack Charles
  • Produced by John Boylan
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Originally  recorded by Quarterflash under the name Seafood Mama (1980)
  • Quarterflash is from Portland OR
  • This is Quarterflash’s biggest hit single

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Living Eyes – Bee Gees

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb
  • Lead vocals: Barry Gibb
  • Keyboards: Richard Tee, Albhy Galuten
  • Guitar: George Terry, Chuck Kilpatrick, Barry and Maurice Gibb
  • Backing vocals: Robin and Maurice Gibb
  • Recorded in Miami FL
  • Maurice Gibb died in Jan 2003

No Reply at All – Genesis

Chart Position: 29

  • Written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford
  • Lead vocals: Phil Collins
  • Guitar: Mike Rutherford
  • Keyboards: Tony Banks
  • Horns: Earth Wind and Fire
  • Recorded in Surry UK
  • Produced by Genesis

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Talking Out of Turn – Moody Blues

Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: John Lodge
  • Written by John Lodge
  • Guitar: Justin Hayward
  • Keyboards: Patrick Moraz
  • Backing vocals: Justin Hayward, Ray Thomas
  • Produced by Pip Williams
  • Recorded in London U.K.

Let the Good Times Roll and Feel So Good – Bunny Sigler

Chart Position: 22

  • Written by Leon Huff
  • Produced by John Madara and Leon Huff
  • Recorded in Philadelphia PA
  • This is Bunny Sigler’s biggest hit single

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My Mammy – Happenings

Chart Position: 13

  • Originally recorded by Al Jolson (1921)
  • Written by Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis and Walter Donaldson
  • Vocals: Bob Miranda, Ralph DiVito, Tom Giuliano and David Libert
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Also recorded by Liza Minnelli (1968) and Everly Brothers (1961)

A Thousand Shadows – Seeds

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Sky Saxon, Daryl Hooper and Jan Savage
  • Lead vocals: Sky Saxon
  • Guitar: Jan Savage, Jeremy Levine
  • Keyboards: Daryl Hooper
  • Produced by Marcus Tybalt
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA