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Amarillo’s Top 10 Countdown: Week Of June 14, 1980 [VIDEOS]

 

The new decade came roaring in like a tropical storm.

Everything from a new President to an iconic movie reveal and one of the greatest cliff-hangers in television history.

Check out what happened in 1980!

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Amarillo’s #1 Hits Week of June 2 – June 8: 1980 – 1989 [VIDEOS]

Every Friday Night at 5pm I count down the 10 Biggest hits from the week, spotlighting a specific year in the 1980s.

It's amazing to see and hear how music styles have changed over the years, but the one constant is, 'a great song transcends time.'

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Amarillo’s Top 10 Hits From June 4, 1988 [VIDEO]

We ended up spotlighting 1988 this week at 5pm for our Top 10 Countdown.

 
Trivia: Do you know the major event that happened in Music History this week?

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The Top 10 Hits From The Week Of May 2, 1987 [VIDEO]

1987 was the year we learned that 'greed is good' from Gordon Gekko in 'Wall Street,' the bubble-gum battle began with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson and Baby Jessica was rescued after being in a well for 58 hours in Midland, Texas.

Ronald Reagan sends a challenge to Berlin with, 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' Diane said goodbye to Sam on 'Cheers' and these were the ten biggest songs on the radio this week in 1987.

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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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Can You Guess This Classic Album Cover From 1984? [POLL]

This Soundtrack album was released on June 25th, 1984 and would be his sixth studio recording.

He and his band would go on to score a Grammy for 'Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media' and 'Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

More clues below.

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Amarillo’s Top 10 Hits For The Week Ending January 14, 1984 [VIDEOS]

One of the great things about 'Pop' radio, aka 'Top 40,' is that the music chart showed such a huge diversity this week in 1984.

You can find a little bit of everything; rock, soft rock, pop and dance.

Some of Radio royalty for the year were; Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Madonna and Duran Duran.

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1980s Pop Group Eurythmics Are Reuniting [VIDEO]

The 80's synth-pop duo of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, best know as the Eurythmics are reuniting, even if it's for only one night.

Lennox and Stewart formed the group in December of 1980 and for the next decade never looked back.

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Year End Countdown: The 40 Biggest Hits Of 1983 – Part 4: #10-#1 [VIDEOS]

During my vacation I was cleaning around the house and stumbled across some old music playlists from the early part of the 80s. Some of them were year end countdown lists.

I thought since we're coming up on a brand new year that it might be fun to take a look back at the Top 40 songs that were the biggest hits of 1983.

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Year End Countdown: The 40 Biggest Hits Of 1983 – Part 3: #20-#11 [VIDEOS]

During my vacation I was cleaning around the house and stumbled across some old music playlists from the early part of the 80s. Some of them were year end countdown lists.

I thought since we're coming up on a brand new year that it might be fun to take a look back at the Top 40 songs that were the biggest hits of 1983.

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This Jackson, who recently changed the spelling of his last name to Jacksun, cracked the Top 10 this week in 1980.
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Amarillo’s Top 10 For July 5th, 1980 [VIDEOS]

Some of the major events that were happening this week in 1980 included;

A major heatwave continued in the Southwest, Pres. Jimmy Carter signed a bill to set aside a space on The Mall for a Vietnam vets memorial, American hostages in Iran begin nine months of captivity, the Wimbledon finals begins, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes ravage the Midwest, USA's Shawn Weatherly was crowned the 29th Miss Universe and the Olympic flame arrives in the Ukraine.

(Here is a complete list of events that happened during the week)

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