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The Specials/A Message To You Rudy

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Stuart Adamson

Born on this day in 1958, in Manchester, England, guitarist and singer, Stuart Adamson, of Big Country. Though Big Country is known internationally for their hit In A Big Country, in the UK some two dozen of their songs charted, from 1982 to 2000.

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Devo / Freedom Of Choice

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Cheap Trick / If You Want My Love

Released as a single in May of 1982, Cheap Trick’s If You Want My Love. Although is only reached #45 in America, its deft use of multiple Beatle-influenced elements resulted in it being a fan favorite and an international hit. It was also included on their Lp, One On One, alongside their MTV hit, She’s Tight.

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Robert Palmer / Simply Irresistible

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Huey Lewis & The News / The Power Of Love

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English Beat / Best Friend

Released as a single in August of 1980, The English Beat’s (TEB in America, The Beat elsewhere) Best Friend, from their Lp, I Just Can’t Stop It. The single reached the #22 spot in The U.K.

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The Romantics / Tell It To Carrie

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Yello / Oh Yeah

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The Fixx / Red Skies At Night

Released as a single in June of 1982, Red Skies by The Fixx, from their Lp, Shuttered Room.