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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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2017-03-03 song existing?:

Hi Karlina,    "The Plasma Shaft" was an album by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it was only released in Japan and Australia as a bonus CD to a special 1994 release of "Blood Sugar Sex Magik".  Here is

2017-02-03 song identification:

Hi Zdenek,    I see from your follow up that you found the songs you were looking for: Ken Laszlo's "Hey Hey Guy" and Hazell Dean's "Who's Leaving Who".  I'm sorry I couldn't have answered sooner to save

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


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