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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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2016-03-24 What is this song?:

Hi David,    You may be looking for the song "Big Chair" by Reacharound, which reached #28 on the Modern Rock chart in 1996.  "Traveling quickly, going nowhere" is just one line of the song, but the timeframe

2015-03-27 searching for song title and artist:

Hi Nancy,    This is actually a new song by a new artist.  It's called "Under The Influence" by Elle King.  The song is on her debut album called Love Stuff, which was released in February 2015.  Here

2014-12-18 Trying to find a song with some lyrics:

Hi Mike,    I think you may be looking for "Pardon Me" by Billy Bland. It was released in 1960 as the b-side to the single "You Were Born To Be Loved", one of his failed follow-ups to his only Top 40 single

2014-12-12 Old Song:

Hi Curt,    I picked this up off the question pool and thought I'd give it a try.  This is a bit of a long shot, but could the song you're looking for be "Gemini Childe" by The Mamas and Papas? It's of

2014-10-21 song title please:

Hi Kari,    I think I might have found the song you're looking for. It's "Tell Me What He Said" written by Jeff Barry.  It was originally released by Ginny Arnell in 1960 as the b-side of her single "Look


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