Still the Same – Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band

Chart Position: 4

  • Lead vocals: Bob Seger
  • Written by Bob Seger
  • Keyboards: Robyn Robbins
  • Guitar: Bob Seger, Drew Abbott
  • Backing vocals: Venetta Fields,Clydie King, Julia, Luther, Maxine and Oren Waters, Stanley Carter, George Jackson
  • Recorded in Detroit MI
  • Produced by Punch Andrews and Bob Seger
  • Later recorded by Rod Stewart (2006)

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That Once in a Lifetime – Demis Roussos

Chart Position: NR

  • Demis Roussos is originally from Alexandria Egypt
  • This is Demis Roussos’ only U.S. hit single
  • Demis Roussos is a former member of Aphrodite’s Child
  • Demis Roussos was one of the hostages from TWA Flight 847 in 1985; he was released unharmed
  • Demis Roussos died in Jan 2015

Use Ta Be My Girl – O’ Jays

Chart Position: 4

  • Written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
  • Vocals: Walter Williams, Sammy Strange, Eddie Levert
  • Keyboards: Lenny Pakula, Leon Huff
  • Guitar: Bobby Eli, Roland Chambers, Dennis Harris, Bunny Sigler
  • Recorded in Philadelphia PA
  • Later recorded by Daryl Hall and John Oates (2004)

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Trans-Europe Express – Kraftwerk

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Ralf Hutter and Emil Schult
  • Vocals: Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider
  • Keyboards: Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider
  • Recorded in Dusseldorf Germany
  • Produced by Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider

Take It Off the Top – Dixie Dregs

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Steve Morse
  • Lead vocals: Rod Morgenstein
  • Guitar: Steve Morse
  • Keyboards: Mark Parrish
  • Produced by Ken Scott
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Dixie Dregs are from Augusta GA

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Purple Rain – Prince and the Revolution

Chart Position: 2

  • From the film Purple Rain which stars Prince
  • #143 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Recorded live in concert
  • Written and produced by Prince
  • Guitar: Wendy Malvoin, Prince
  • Keyboards: Matt Fink, Lisa Coleman
  • Backing vocals: Wendy Malvoin, Lisa Coleman
  • Recorded in Minneapolis MN and Los Angeles CA
  • Guitarist Wendy Malvoin was 19 when this was recorded
  • Later recorded by Radio Riddler (2014), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (2016)

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Better Be Good to Me – Tina Turner

Chart Position: 5

  • Won Best rock vocal performance- female Grammy award
  • Written by Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn and Holly Knight
  • Guitar: Jeff Beck, Hal Lindes
  • Keyboards: Alan Clarke
  • Saxophone: Mel Collins
  • Produced by John Carter
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Originally recorded by Spider (1981)

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High Energy – Evelyn Thomas

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Later recorded by Axwell (2002)
  • This is Evelyn Thomas’ biggest U.S. hit single

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Chart Position: 1

  • #3 bestseller for 1985
  • Lead vocals: George Michael
  • Written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgley
  • Backing vocals: Andrew Ridgeley
  • Keyboards: George Michael
  • Produced by George Michael
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Later recorded by Starlite Orchestra and Singers (2000)

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Shangri-La – Steve Miller Band

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Steve Miller and Tim Davis
  • Lead vocals: Steve Miller
  • Guitar: Steve Miller
  • Written by Steve Miller