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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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Robert Palmer / Simply Irresistible

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Huey Lewis & The News / The Power Of Love

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Yello / Oh Yeah

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Tom Petty / You Got Lucky

Released as a single in October of 1982, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’, You Got Lucky. From their Long After Dark Lp, accompanied by a Mad Max-styled music video. The video was an instant MTV hit, pushing the track into the U.S. Top 20.

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Huey Lewis & The News / If This Is It

If This Is It was released as a single in July of 1984, from Huey Lewis & The News’ Lp, Sports. It was yet another international hit for the band, combining a nostalgic 1950’s song with 1980’s production technics.

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The Motels / Only The Lonely

The Motels released Only The Lonely as a single in April of 1982, from the Lp, All Four One. It cracked the Top Ten in The U.S., reaching the #9 position.

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The Vapors / News At Ten

From The Vapors‘ debut Lp, New Clear Days, comes News At Ten, a Jam-inspired bit of punky new wave.

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Paul McCartney / Press

Released as a single by Paul McCartney, from his 1986 Lp of the same name, in July of 1986. Cracking the top 4o in The U.S. and U.K., it did nearly as well as his previous single, Spies Like Us.