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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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2016-01-19 Traveling Wilburys:

Hi Jane,    I'm a huge fan of the Beatles, including George's post-Beatles career; but, I've never heard of a "Traveling Wilbury Curse".  While I can see where the deaths of Roy Orbison and Del Shannon

2015-04-13 identifying song year:

Hi Peter,    You are correct that this isn't a "hit" by the usual retro-radio standards.  My research found that "She Ain't Lovin' You" by The Distant Cousins only reached #102 on the US chart in August

2013-07-10 90's song by woman:

Hi Craig,    The song you're looking for is "Gotta Tell You" by Samantha Mumba.  It was her debut single released in 2000. It reached #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Here is a link to the music

2012-01-06 90's dance hit music:

Hi Kay,    In 2000, a house DJ and producer known as ATFC, aka Aydin Hasirci, released a series of mixes of a cover of "Bad Habits" featuring vocalist Lisa Millett#  ATFC's version is known as "Bad Habit"

2011-06-10 Boy Band:

Hi Dale,    The song you're looking for is "Larger Than Life" by The Backstreet Boys, which reached #25 on the US Hot 100 chart (and #3 on Australia's ARIA chart) in 1999.  The song can be found on the


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