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(Don't Fear) the Reaper

Blue Öyster Cult's first hit, this was written by lead guitarist Donald Roeser, also known as Buck Dharma. He contributed his vocals to this track and also wrote their other Top 40 hit, "Burnin' For You."
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Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult
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(I just) Died in your arms tonight

This was written by Cutting Crew lead singer Nick Van Eede, who told us that it was inspired by a real relationship. Says Nick: "Yes, I cannot tell a lie. It's a song written about my girlfriend (who is actually the mother of my daughter). We got back together for one night after a year apart and I guess there were some fireworks but all the time tinged with a feeling of 'should I really be doing this?' Hence the lyric, 'I should have walked away.' I know it sounds corny but I awoke that morning and wrote the basic lyrics within an hour and wrote and recorded the demo completely within 3 days."
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The Best of Cutting Crew - Cutting Crew
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(They long to be) Close to you

This was the first of a string of hits for The Carpenters. They dominated Easy Listening radio in the early '70s.
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Carpenters - The Carpenters
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(you gotta) Fight for your right to party

the liner notes to the Beastie Boys anthology, Adam "MCA" Yauch explains that the song began as a "goof" on dumb rock songs. They cut the vocals as a joke, then went on tour. Producer Rick Rubin added the loud drums and guitar track. Continuing with the joke, the Beasties made a video where they played along with the drunken party boy image that this song had created. Soon the Beasties were superstars, thanks to their new fanbase of frat boys. According to MCA, they played into their new roles until they realized that they had become their own joke.
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A Moment like this

Clarkson was the first winner on the US TV show American Idol, and this was released as her first single after she performed the song on the show. In a sign of American Idol would influence the music industry, the song broke the record for the biggest jump to #1 in the history of the US Hot 100 chart when it soared 52-1 on the week of October 5, 2002. The record had been held for 37 years by the Beatles. In April 1964, "Can't Buy Me Love" rose from 27-1. Clarksons record was beaten in 2007 by Maroon 5's "It Makes Me Wonder," which went 64-1.
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Maximum Kelly Clarkson - Kelly Clarkson
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Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg

This was the first Top 40 hit for TLC. It introduced the group and explained who represented each letter: Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chili" Thomas.
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Alive

This was written by guitarist Stone Gossard before the band had a lead singer. It was part of a 3 song instrumental demo they made while looking for a vocalist. Jack Irons, a friend of Gossard's and drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, gave Eddie Vedder the demo tape. Vedder wrote lyrics and recorded a version with his vocals. The band liked what they heard and made him lead singer.
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Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
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All right now

This is the first hit song with vocals by Paul Rodgers. He later joined Bad Company and also played with The Firm and Queen.
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Free - Free
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All that she wants

This was the first hit for Ace Of Base. A few months later, "The Sign" stayed at #1 in the US for 6 weeks.
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Angels on the Moon

Thriving Ivory is a California rock quintet consisting of Clayton Stroope (vocals), Scott Jason (keyboards), Drew Cribley (guitar), Bret Cohune (bass), and Paul Niedermier (drums). The band's self-titled album was originally released on the independent Wolfgang label in 2003. They subsequently signed with Wind-up Records, who re-released Thriving Ivory in June 2008.
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Arnold Layne

Original member Syd Barrett wrote this about a cross-dresser named "Arnold Layne" who used to steal bras and panties from clotheslines in Cambridge, England.
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Baby, one more time

his was Britney's first hit, and it propelled her to stardom. The slick sound earned plenty of radio play, but it was the image of the schoolgirl Spears, who was just 16 when the song was released on October 23, 1998, that made her a sensation. MTV played the video, but it was the internet that gave her the most traction, as teenage girls and guys of all ages logged into their AOL accounts and typed some variation of "Britney Spears" into Alta Vista to see more of the starlet. Over the next 10 years, Spears led the world in celebrity news, with one incident after another documented by eager paparazzi. But it all started with this: a very slick Pop song about a girl who wants another chance with the guy she broke up with.
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Barbie Girl

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Carry on my wayward son

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Control

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Maximum Puddle Of Mudd - Puddle of Mudd
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Country Grammar

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Maximum Nelly - Nelly_III
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Crazytrain

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Essential Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne
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Don't Cha

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Everything Zen

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Genie in a bottle

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Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera
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Hanging by a moment

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Lifehouse - Lifehouse
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Harder to Breathe

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Maximum Maroon 5 - Maroon 5
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Holy my hand

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Hold the line

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Toto - Toto_ii
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Holiday

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How you remind me

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I kissed a girl


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One of the Boys - Katy Perry
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I love Rock and Roll

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I try

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I want you

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Savage Garden - Savage Garden
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I'm like a bird

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Whoa, Nelly! - Nelly Furtado
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If you had my love

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Rebirth (Dual Disc) - Jennifer Lopez
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In the air tonight

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...HITS - Phil Collins
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Just a girl

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No Doubt - No Doubt
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Just Dance

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The Fame - Lady Gaga
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Kryptonite

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3 Doors Down - 3 Doors Down
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Manic Monday

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Meet Virginia

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Train - Train
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Mmm bop

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Longview

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Maximum Green Day - Green Day
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Mr Jones

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My name is...

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The Eminem Show - Eminem
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Name

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No,No,No

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Destiny's Child: Expanded - Destiny's Child
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One week

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Barenaked Ladies Are Me - Barenaked Ladies
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Pon De Replay

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Real World

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Run it

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Yeah 3X - Chris Brown
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Runaway

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Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
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Semi-Charmed Life

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Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
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