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I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.

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I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.


My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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2016-07-17 Name of that song?:

Hi Sterling,    I think you may be looking for Chicago's "Look Away", which has vocals that sound similar to Bolton's.  The song reached #1 on both Billboard's Top 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart

2016-06-22 80's soft rock:

Hi Rey,    You may be looking for "Give Me Your Love" by Bryan Adams.  This song was the second single released off of his self-titled debut album of 1980.  Here is a link to a YouTube recording of the

2016-06-13 Unknown song:

Hi Edward,    I apologize for taking so long to answer as this research took longer than I expected. The song you're looking for is called "San Francisco '69" and was recorded by a German group called

2016-04-14 unknown song:

Hi Alexander,    The song you're looking for is called "Don't Look At You" by Calculated X. Calculated X were from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and this song was released in 1983 on an album called Some Change

2016-03-16 songs form tge 80s:

Hi Mustapha,    The song you're looking for is "Stay" by Howard Hewett, former lead vocalist for Shalamar. The song was included on Hewett's 1986 debut solo album called I Commit To Love. "Stay" was released


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