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‘When You’re Hot, You’re Hot’ by Jerry Reed – Classic Hit or Miss

"When You're Hot, You're Hot" is a 1971 crossover single, written and recorded by Jerry Reed. The song was his most successful on the country charts peaking at number one for five weeks. "When You're Hot, You're Hot" also was Jerry Reed's second song to cross over to the Top 40, peaking at number nine

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‘Candida’ by Dawn – Classic Hit or Miss

"Candida" was the first single released by Dawn, with vocals by Tony Orlando, in July 1970. The song, written by Irwin Levine and Toni Wine, was produced by Dave Appell and Hank Medress for Bell Records. Appell and Medress originally recorded another singer on the track, but decided that a different vocal approach would be preferable. Medress then approached Orlando to do the vocals. Orlando had been a professional singer in the early 1960s, but now worked as a music publishing manager for Columbia Records. Although initially worried about losing his job at Columbia, Orlando eventually agreed to lend his voice to the track.

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‘Part-Time Love’ by Elton John – Classic Hit or Miss

Part-Time Love" is a song written by Elton John with lyrics by Gary Osborne. It is the sixth track off his 1978 album, A Single Man. It is also the opening track of side two. It proved to be one of the most popular singles the pair wrote, along with 1982's "Blue Eyes". It was banned in the Soviet release of the album along with another song, "Big Dipper".

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‘Baby Grand’ by Billy Joel (with Ray Charles) – Classic Hit or Miss

"Baby Grand" is the fourth and final single released off Billy Joel's album The Bridge. A duet with Joel and Ray Charles, the song is a ballad dedicated to the baby grand piano, and the relationship it can share with its players. The two originally got together when Charles contacted Joel about the naming of his daughter, Alexa Ray, after Charles. Charles then suggested they create a song together.

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‘The Finer Things’ by Steve Winwood – Classic Hit or Miss

In addition to his solo career, Winwood was a key member of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Winwood #33 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won 2 Grammy Awards.

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‘Outa Space’ by Billy Preston – Classic Hit or Miss

igned to the Beatles' Apple Records label, in 1969, Preston released the album That's the Way God Planned It and a single of the same name (produced by George Harrison). His relationship with Harrison continued after the breakup of the Beatles; he was the first artist to record "My Sweet Lord", in his album Encouraging Words (Harrison's own version of the single hit number one in the US and the UK and was the first number one by a former Beatle after they disbanded) and he was on several of Harrison's 1970s solo albums. Preston also made notable contributions to The Concert for Bangladesh, the Harrison-organized charity concert, toured with Harrison on his 1974 tour of North America and, after Harrison's death, The Concert for George. Preston also worked on solo records by two other ex-Beatles, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. After the Encouraging Words album, Preston left Apple and signed with Herb Alpert's A&M Records.

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‘Look Out Any Window’ by Brunce Hornsby – Classic Hit or Miss

Hornsby and the Range's second album, Scenes From The Southside (on which Peter Harris replaced Mansfield) was released in 1988. It included "Look Out Any Window" and "The Valley Road" which many critics noted due to their "more spacious" musical arrangements, allowing for "more expressive" piano solos from Hornsby

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‘Dancin’ Fool’ by Frank Zappa – Classic Hit or Miss

"Dancin' Fool" is a song by Frank Zappa on his 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti. Much like Zoot Allures' closing track "Disco Boy", it mocks the disco culture of the 1970s, but unlike "Disco Boy", the song directly focuses on the dancing aspect of the culture

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‘The Bird’ by Morris Day and the Time – Classic Hit or Miss

"The Bird" is a song from The Time's third album, Ice Cream Castle. The song was initially recorded in the studio in 1983 with all instruments by Prince, except guitar, which was performed by Jesse Johnson

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‘Forever Autumn’ by Justin Hayward – Classic Hit or Miss

"Forever Autumn" is a song written by Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne and Paul Vigrass. The original melody was written by Wayne in 1969 as a jingle for a Lego commercial. Vigrass and Osborne, the performers of the original jingle, added lyrics to the song and recorded it for inclusion on their 1972 album Queues. Their interpretation was also released as a single and gained moderate commercial success in Japan, selling more than 100,000 copies and becoming a top-20 hit on the country's record chart.The best-known version is the recording by Justin Hayward from the album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.

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‘My Music’ by Loggins and Messina – Classic Hit or Miss

Jim Messina, formerly of Poco and Buffalo Springfield, was working as an independent record producer for Columbia Records in 1970 when he met Kenny Loggins, a little-known singer/songwriter who was signed to ABC-Dunhill

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‘Walk on Water’ by Eddie Money – Classic Hit or Miss

"Walk on Water" is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money, from his album Nothing to Lose in 1988 and Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money in 1989. Written by one-time Sammy Hagar keyboardist Jesse Harms (who also performed on the track), the tune was released as a single and reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart

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