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Dino, Desi & Billy / I’m A Fool

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Queen / Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Released in late 1979 by Queen as a single from their forthcoming Lp, The Game, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Written by lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, it would be the band’s first #1 in the United States.

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Petula Clark / Sign of The Times

Released as a single in 1966, Sign of The Times by Petula Clark. Issued by the Pye Records label, the single was also included on Clark’s My Love Lp.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Don’t Do Me Like That

In November of 1979, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers released their single, Don’t Do Me Like That. From their Lp, Damn The Torpedoes, it reached the #10 spot in the U.S., and #3 in Canada. Initially, Petty had thought that the song would be good for The J. Geils Band. Producer Jimmy Iovine and several members of Petty’s band encouraged him to keep it for Damn.

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The Ronettes / Be My Baby

Released as a single in 1963, The Ronettes, with their international smash, Be My Baby. The song would be their biggest hit, and is often cited as one of the greatest pop songs of the 1960’s.

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Pink Flloyd / Another Brick In The Wall

Released in 1979, Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall.

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The Turtles / She’d Rather Be With Me

The Turtles released She’d Rather Be With as a single in 1967. It also appeared on their Happy Together Lp. Hitting the Top Ten in several countries, it became an international smash.

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Blondie / Call Me

Released as a single in February of 1980, Call Me by Blondie. The song was an international smash hit for the band, and was the theme song for the Richard Gere film, American Gigolo.

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Nancy Sinatra / Your Groovy Self

In 1968, Nancy Sinatra appeared in the Elvis Presley film, Speedway. She sang a duet with Presley, There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song, as well as this solo track, Your Groovy Self.

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‘Til Tuesday / Love In A Vacuum

Released as a single by ‘Til Tuesday in 1985, Love In A Vacuum. From their Epic Records’ Lp, Voices Carry. Though not a huge charting song (it reached #88), it has since become a classic of the new wave era.