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Romancing the Stone by Eddy Grant – Classic Hit or Miss

In 1984, Grant had a hit single in the US with his original song written to accompany the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner film, Romancing the Stone. Despite being commissioned by the film's producers, all but the guitar solo (which played when Douglas and Turner were in a small house in the jungle) would be cut from the film during its final edit

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‘Affair of the Heart’ by Rick Springfield

"Affair of the Heart" is a rock song performed by pop singer Rick Springfield. It was released as the lead single from his album Living in Oz.The song entered the Billboard Top 40 chart on April 23, 1983 and peaked at number 9

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‘Ghost Town’ by Cheap Trick – Classic Hit or Miss

"Ghost Town" is a single by American rock band Cheap Trick, released as the third single from their 1988 album Lap of Luxury. The song was written by American songwriter Diane Warren and Rick Nielsen.The b-side "Wrong Side of Love" was featured on the same album, written by Rick Nielsen and American songwriter/musician Todd Cerney.The single's cover followed a similar theme to the cover for the previous single "Don't Be Cruel".

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Matt’s Quote of the Day – Thomas Edison

Here's today's quote. As explained earlier sometimes they are inspirational, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and sometimes they just make you say hmm....

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‘Cupid/Iv’e Loved You for a Long Time’ by the Spinners – Classic Hit or Miss

In 1980, along with Michael Zager's "I've Loved You For a Long Time" the song was covered in a medley by The Spinners. This version went to number four on the Hot 100, thus becoming the highest charting version on the Hot 100, and number five on the R&B chart, even though the song had been covered by many others.

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‘Give Me the Keys’ By Huey Lewis – Classic Hit or Miss

"Give Me the Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)" is a song by Huey Lewis and the News, released in January 1989 as the third single from the album Small World. The single peaked at #47 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Give Me the Keys" was the first Huey Lewis and the News single to fail to reach the Top 40 portion of the Hot 100 since "Workin' for a Livin' in 1982.

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‘Vincent’ by Don Mclean – Classic Hit or Miss

"Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist.McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year, the song became the number one hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the U.S. In the US, "Vincent" also peaked at number two on the Easy Listening chart.

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‘I Lost on Jeopardy’ by Weird Al Yankovic – Classic Hit or Miss

"I Lost on Jeopardy" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from his second album, "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D. The song is a parody of "Jeopardy" by The Greg Kihn Band, and its refrain "Our love's in jeopardy". The parody's lyrics center on the then-former game show Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming; a syndicated revival, with Alex Trebek, began three months after the single's release.

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‘Gitarzan’ by Ray Stevens

"Gitarzan" is a novelty song released by Ray Stevens in 1969, about a character who lives in a jungle and forms a musical band with his female partner, Jane, and their pet monkey. The song features Tarzan Yells, scat singing, and a funky Boogie Woogie, as well as a quote from the song "Swinging on a Star", with the line "Carrying Moonbeams Home in a Jar" sung with the wrong notes

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’19′ by Paul Hardcastle – Classic Hit or Miss

In the early 1980s, Hardcastle played the keyboards on several singles on the Oval record label by the dance music groups Direct Drive and First Light, before going solo.He achieved some acclaim for his early singles, notably in 1984, the electro-funk/freestyle/instrumental track, "Rain Forest", which along with the track, "Sound Chaser" hit number two on the dance chart. "Rain Forest" also hit number five on the soul chart and number fifty-seven on the Hot 100.

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‘Uneasy Rider’ by Charlie Daniels – Classic Hit or Miss

"Uneasy Rider" is a 1973 song written and performed by American singer and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Daniels. It consists of a narrative that is spoken rather than sung over a guitar melody and is sometimes considered a novelty song. It was released as a single and appeared on Daniels' album Honey in the Rock which is also sometimes known as Uneasy Rider.

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‘Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road’ by Loudon Wainwright III

The song is musically a simple folk song based on acoustic guitar, but accompanied by drums and strings. The lyrics, which literally interpreted describe a dead skunk in the middle of a busy road and the smell it produces for pedestrians, have often been seen as an attack on then-president Richard M. Nixon. Wainwright himself has never confirmed or denied this claim, but has said the song was an accident written in fifteen minutes.

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