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‘Just When I Needed you Most’ by Randy VanWarmer – Classic Hit or Miss

"Just When I Needed You Most" is the title of a 1979 song by the American singer-songwriter Randy VanWarmer. VanWarmer and former Hot Chocolate member Tony Wilson co-wrote the track, which was produced by Del Newman and appears on the singer's 1979 album, Warmer. Released as a single in early 1979, "Just When I Needed You Most" spent two weeks atop the US Billboard adult contemporary chart in May of that year. In June, the song reached its peak position of #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it eventually stayed in the Top 40 for 14 weeks and was certified a Gold record by the RIAA. In addition, the song reached #71 on the Billboard country music chart.

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‘Time Passages’ by Al Stewart – Classic Hit or Miss

"Time Passages" is the title of a 1978 Top Ten hit by singer-songwriter Al Stewart which was the title track for Stewart's 1978 album release, produced by Alan Parsons. Reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1978, "Time Passages" also spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, the longest stay at number one on this chart in the 1970s

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‘My Girl’ by Chilliwack – Classic Hit or Miss

The band initially formed as the Classics (1964) in Vancouver, British Columbia, but later changed the name to The Collectors (1966). Their psychedelic self-titled debut album yielded the minor hit "Lydia Purple". A second album was based on the musical score written by the band for a stage play by Canadian playwright George Ryga, Grass and Wild Strawberries.

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‘Black Betty’ by Ram Jam – Classic Hit or Miss

The band members were Bill Bartlett (guitar), Pete Charles (drums), Myke Scavone (lead singer), and Howie Arthur Blauvelt (bass). Also, Jimmy Santoro, who toured with the band in support of their debut album, joined on guitar for the follow-up album. Bartlett was formerly lead guitarist for bubblegum group The Lemon Pipers, while Blauvelt played with Billy Joel in two bands, The Hassles and El Primo. rom the Lemon Pipers to form a group called Starstruck—originally including Steve Walmsley (bass) and Bob Nave (organ) from the Lemon Pipers—later replacing Walmsley with David Goldflies (who later played for years with Dickie Betts and Great Southern, and the Allman Brothers). While in Starstruck, Bartlett took Lead Belly's 59 second long "Black Betty," arranged, recorded and released it on the group's own TruckStar label. "Black Betty" became a regional hit, then was picked up by producers in New York who formed a group around Bartlett called Ram Jam. They re-released the song, and it became a hit nationally.  The song caused a stir with the NAACP and Congress of Racial Equality calling for a boycott due to the lyrics.

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‘Sky High” by Jigsaw – Classic Hit or Miss

"Sky High" is the name of a 1975 single by British pop music group, Jigsaw. The song, the main title theme to the film entitled The Man from Hong Kong, was a world-wide hit in the latter part of 1975, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States. It was also a Top 10 single in the UK Singles Chart. The 1975 Australian single was released under the name "British Jigsaw" because there was an established and popular local band called "Jigsaw".

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‘Heaven on the 7th Floor’ by Paul Nicholas – Classic Hit or Miss

Nicholas began his pop career as early as 1960. Adopting the stage name Paul Dean, he formed Paul Dean & The Dreamers who were booked to support The Savages, the backing band for the British rocker, Screaming Lord Sutch. It was here that Sutch first noticed the young Nicholas, who was soon to become vocalist and pianist with The Savages.

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‘Shiny Happy People’ by R.E.M. – Classic Hit or Miss

"Shiny Happy People" is a song by the band R.E.M.. The song appeared on their 1991 album Out of Time and was released as a single in the same year. The song features guest vocals by Kate Pierson of the B-52's, who also has a prominent role in the song's music video.It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, the fourth and, to date, last R.E.M. single to reach the top 10 on the chart. It also peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the first R.E.M. song to reach the top ten in the UK and the only one to reach the top ten in both countries.

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‘Dangerous’ by Roxette – Classic Hit or Miss

"Dangerous", written by Per Gessle, is the fourth single released from Roxette's album Look Sharp!. Gessle penned it just before Roxette's first tour in 1987. Released at the end of 1989, it was the group's third top 10 showing on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at #2 in February 1990. It was held out from the #1 spot by the Paula Abdul track "Opposites Attract". The music video was performed in the ruins of Borgholm Castle. It was released as a double A-side in the UK, alongside "Listen to Your Heart".

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‘Hold On’ by Wilson Phillips – Classic Hit or Miss

"Hold On" is a song recorded by American vocal group Wilson Phillips. It was released in February 1990 as the lead single from their album, Wilson Phillips. The song won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for 1990. At the Grammy Awards of 1991, the song received a nomination for Song of the Year, losing to "From a Distance" by Julie Gold and performed by Bette Midler.

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‘Blaze of Glory’ by Bon Jovi – Classic Hit or Miss

"Blaze of Glory (Theme from Young Guns II)" is a song by Jon Bon Jovi which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Mainstream rock chart in 1990, his only chart-topper away from his band Bon Jovi. The song also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart."Blaze of Glory (Theme from Young Guns II)" also topped the ARIA music chart in Australia for a total of six weeks, and reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart.

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‘Illegal Alien’ by Genesis – Classic Hit or Miss

"Illegal Alien" is a song by English rock group by Genesis. It was released as the fourth single from the album Genesis. The song reached number 41 on the charts. The song's lyrics are a lighter, humorous depiction of the frustration an illegal immigrant faces, leading up to the chorus: "It's no fun/Being an illegal alien". The song is rarely played on United States radio stations because of its perceived offensiveness toward illegal immigrants. In particular, the second stanza of the bridge — in which the trespasser offers sexual favours from his sister in exchange for admittance across the border — has been edited from radio versions of the song, as well as from the music video version.

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