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‘Young Blood’ by Bad Company – Classic Hit or Miss

The song has been covered by several other artists, including an audacious live performance by Leon Russell at the 1971 Concert for Bangla Desh, who was accompanied by a stageful of world-class musicians including George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr; a 1976 top 20 release by Bad Company; a 1983 version by Beach Boys guitarist Carl Wilson that served as the title track to Youngblood (his second solo album); and a version by Bruce Willis in The Return of Bruno (1987). The Grateful Dead are known to have soundchecked the song. "Young Blood" was featured in an episode of Happy Days.

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‘Do it or Die’ by the Atlanta Rythm Section

While ARS did not reach the commercial success of Lynyrd Skynyrd or The Allman Brothers, the group had a strong following in the South and charted a number of major and minor hits such as "Doraville", "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight", "Champagne Jam", "So Into You", "Imaginary Lover", "Angel", "Do It Or Die", "Neon Nites", and a cover version of the Classics IV hit, "Spooky", plus a number of fan favorites such as "Boogie Smoogie", "Jukin'" and "Georgia Rhythm". The band also influenced a number of rock and country artists, notably Travis Tritt, who recorded a cover of the ARS songs, "Back Up Against the Wall" and "Homesick".

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‘Tender is the Night’ by Jackson Browne – Classic Hit or Miss

"Tender Is the Night" is a song by Jackson Browne released in 1983 as the second single from his album Lawyers in Love. The song peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 17 weeks on that chart after debuting at #79, #18 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #24 on the US Adult Contemporary

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‘Why Does it Have To Be’ by Restless Heart – Classic Hit or Miss

"Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right)" is the title of a song written by Randy Sharp and Donny Lowery and recorded by American country music group Restless Heart. It was released in April 1987 as the third single from the album, Wheels

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‘Drivin’ My Life Away’ by Eddie Rabbit – Classic Hit or Miss

"Drivin' My Life Away" is a the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Eddie Rabbitt. It was released in June 1980 as the first single from his album Horizon. It reached number one on the Hot Country Singles in 1980, and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, a look into the life of the roadies and the long periods of time they spend away from home, was featured on the soundtrack of the 1980 movie Roadie starring Meat Loaf and Art Carney.

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‘Two Doors Down’ by Dolly Parton

"Two Doors Down" was a song written and performed by Dolly Parton, which provided a 1978 U.S. country and pop hit for her. The song was sung from the perspective of a woman who has just broken up with her boyfriend and is debating attending a party two doors down the hall from her apartment. She decides to go, meets a new man and returns with him to her own apartment "two doors down". 

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‘There’s No Gettin’ Over Me’ by Ronnie Milsap – Classic Hit or Miss

"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" is the title of a song by written by Walt Aldridge and Tom Brasfield, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in June 1981 as the first single from the album There's No Gettin' Over Me

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‘The Closer You Get’ by Alabama – Classic Hit or Miss

"The Closer You Get" was written in 1980 by J.P. Pennington and Mark Gray, members of Exile. However, the song was not immediately recorded by Alabama. Two earlier versions were released as singles - the first by Exile (which failed to gain much attention) and singer Don King, whose version reached No. 27 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in October 1981.

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‘Sweet Time’ by REO Speedwagon – Classic Hit or Miss

Good Trouble is the tenth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1982 as a follow-up to Hi Infidelity. It was the second-best selling album in the band's history, tied with Wheels Are Turnin', peaking at #7 on the Billboard charts. None of the songs from this album have been performed by the band in concert since 1983 except Keep The Fire Burnin', which was played as an acoustic version in their two shows at Valencia, Venezuela, in the "Live As We Know It Tour '87".

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‘Makin It’ by David Naughton – Classic Hit or Miss

"Makin' It" was a 1979 pop song performed by David Naughton. It was the theme song for the television show Makin' It, in which Naughton starred. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, the team also responsible for Gloria Gaynor's #1 hit "I Will Survive" and Peaches and Herb's #5 hit "Shake Your Groove Thing" and #1 hit "Reunited". It was released as both a 7-inch single and a 12-inch single, with an instrumental version of the song titled "Still Makin' It" as the B-side.

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‘Church of the Poison Mind’ by Culture Club

"Church of the Poison Mind" was a 1983 single for the British New Wave band Culture Club. It was released as the lead single from their second - and most successful - album Colour by Numbers. The song reached #2 in the United Kingdom, being kept off the top spot by David Bowie's "Let's Dance". It was also a Top 10 hit in the United States and Canada. In America it was still climbing the charts when "Karma Chameleon" was released elsewhere, and subsequently became a big hit. This prompted Epic Records to release "Karma" ahead of schedule.

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‘Should’ve Known Better’ by Richard Marx – Classic Hit or Miss

"Should've Known Better" is a song written and performed by American pop-rock singer Richard Marx, and released in August 8, 1987 as the second single from his eponymous debut album. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as #7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1987.

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