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Hall & Oates In Concert - Nashville, TN
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5 ‘Lost Classics’ From Hall & Oates That Every 80′s Music Fan Should Know [VIDEOS]

Over the weekend I spent some time watching some classic VH1 'Behind The Music' Episodes.

One of my favorites was about Daryl Hall & John Oates.

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Could A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’ Be The New ‘Endless Love?’ [VIDEO]

One of the greatest gifts that music can give us, when done exceptionally well, is bring us joy, sadness or take us back to a moment in time.

As I was listening to A Great Big World's 'Say Something' on the air today, it reminded me of a song that was one of the biggest records from 1981.

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Star Trek Character’s Origin Linked To 80s Pop Band T’Pau [VIDEOS]

The British Group T'Pau formed in 1986 and featured lead vocals from Carol Decker. T'Pau had much more success in the U.K. then in the United States. Their Debut album spawned five hit singles across the pond, but here in the states they were 'one and done.'

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The Beatles’ Take Over America [VIDEO]

It was 46 years ago today that the Beatles' took over the music charts and, as far as I know, it's an achievement that has NEVER happened again.

The Beatles had made their first U.S. appearance barely two months before and "Beatlemania" was sweeping the nation.

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BTM: My Sharona [VIDEO]

They were the fresh-faced power pop group who dressed in the black-and-white style of the early Beatles. As a matter of fact, they were hailed (early in their careers) as the NEXT Beatles. Their album, "Get The Knack,"  was recorded in just eleven days for a budget of $18,000 and would make the history books for being the fastest selling debut album  of all-time.

But, let's find out the story of "My Sharona" as we go "Behind The Music."

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Behind The Music: It’s Really A Protest Song, Really [VIDEO]

"Electric Avenue" Eddie Grant

Through the years there have been a lot of "happy," "peppy" songs on the radio that, in reality, have been cleverly disguised protest songs. One of those came from a reggae singer born in Plaisance, Guyana.

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Behind The Music: Sister Christy? [VIDEO]

Sister Christian-Night Ranger

This was written by drummer Kelly Keagy for his 16-year old sister.

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Behind The Music:13 Years To #1 [VIDEO]

Tina Turner had her first big hit in 1971 with her then husband Ike. They peaked at #4 with a cover version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary".

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Behind The Music: McCartney, Paul McCartney [VIDEO]

Paul McCartney was approached by the James Bond people to write the title song for the then upcoming 007 flick "Live and Let Die".

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Behind The Music: Inspired By A Bank [VIDEO]

Tommy James & The Shondells took their song "Mony Mony" all the way to #3 on the charts in June 1968.

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Behind The Music: A Song About Stalking [VIDEO]

"Every Breath You Take" The Police

Sting once said, "I do my best work when I'm in Pain and turmoil."  This was one of his best songs ever and he did it sitting at the desk of James Bond author Ian Flemming.

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