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One Hit Wonders: Soft Cell (1982)

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Soft Cell Tainted Love Album: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret A-side: "Tainted Love" / "Where Did Our Love Go" B-side: "Memorabilia" / Tainted Dub Released: July 17, 1981 (UK) Released: January 16, 1982 (US) Recorded: December 1980 Songwriter: Ed Cobb Although  Soft Cell had several hits in the UK, they only charted once in the USA.  A  Rolling Stone's  readers poll of the  Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All Time, dated May of 2011, ranked "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell at number 5 . It's listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 1980s   and number 2 on their all time 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders,

Christmas Wallpaper: Gold Ornament

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Christmas: From Post Modern Jukebox

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On their website, Postmodern Jukebox announced: Even though holiday repertoire doesn’t necessarily fit the typical PMJ mold of “new song turned vintage,” there’s something timeless about holiday songs that evoke the same feelings of nostalgia that we also try to give listeners.

Christmas Songs #1: White Christmas Bing Crosby (1942)

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Number 1 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 White Christmas  Bing Crosby (1942) Bing Crosby's classic hit about a picturesque Christmas scene is one of the most popular holiday songs ever.  Guinness World Records named it the best-selling single of all time.

Christmas Songs #2: I'll Be Home For Christmas Bing Crosby(1943)

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Number 2 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 I'll Be Home For Christmas  Bing Crosby  (1943) Bing Crosby holds the top two spots on Good Housekeeping magazine's 2019 list of favorite Christmas songs.  This heartfelt holiday tune is a moving tribute to the soldiers fighting in World War II.

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Christmas Songs #3: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland (1944)

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Number 3 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Judy Garland (1944) Judy Garland originally recorded this soft Christmas song for the musical Meet Me in St. Louis, which is about four daughters coming of age while getting ready to move to New York. 

Christmas Songs #4. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole (1946)

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Number 4 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 The Christmas Song  Nat King Cole (1946) Everyone knows this holiday song, so it barely needs a name — it's the one where Nat King Cole sings, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire." It's so popular that it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974. 

Christmas Songs #5: Frosty the Snowman by Gene Autry (1947)

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Number 5 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Frosty the Snowman  Gene Autry  (1947) Gene Autry is the performer behind this song and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," so it's a voice you've been attached to since you were a little kid. 

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Christmas Songs #6: Let It Snow! by Frank Sinatra (1948)

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Number 6 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Frank Sinatra (1948) This jazzy holiday song by Frank Sinatra is about that cold winter weather we all have a love-hate relationship with. Although it wasn't on his original Christmas album, it was featured on the updated compilation album.

Christmas Songs #7: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt (1953)

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Number 7 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Santa Baby  Eartha Kitt  (1953) This cheeky song by Eartha Kitt is about wanting some pretty extravagant Christmas gifts. Even though this is a holiday tune, it's one of her most well-known songs ever. 

Christmas Wallpaper: Blue Wreath

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Christmas Songs #8: Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley (1957)

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Number 8 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Blue Christmas  Elvis Preseley (1957) Elvis Presley's recording of this song is the most well-known version, but rumor has it that he didn't even want to sing it in the first place.

Christmas Songs #9: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee (1958)

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Number 9 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree  Brenda Lee  (1958)  Brenda Lee was only 13 years old  when she recorded this holiday favorite. She probably wouldn't have guessed that people would still be listening to it today. 

Christmas Songs #10. Sleigh Ride by Johnny Mathis (1958)

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Number 10 : Festive Christmas Songs Good Housekeeping: Nov. 30, 2019 Sleigh Ride    Johnny Mathis  (1958) This Johnny Mathis pop song is from his first Christmas album ever — in total, he's released six throughout his career. 

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Pop-Up Video: Wannabe ( 1996)

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Spice Girls Origin: London, England Genres:  Pop/dance & pop Years active:  1994–2001,  2007–2008,  2018–present Members: Melanie C Emma Bunton Mel B Geri Halliwell Victoria Beckham The Spice Girls' song, "Wannabe," topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks. In the United States, it was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. By March 1997, "Wannabe" was the best selling song in 37 nations and became the best-selling single by a girl group in the world by the end of 1997. In a 2014 study, it was chosen as the most easily recognizable pop song of the last 60 years.

Simon & Garfunkel: Rolling Stones #40 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Simon & Garfunkel Aka: Tom & Jerry Origin: Kew Gardens Hills, Queens New York City, U.S.A. Genres: Folk rock Years active: 1956–1964, 1965–1970 Rolling Stone ranks Simon & Garfunkel number 3 on their 2003  list of 20 Greatest Duos of All Time and number 40 of  100 Greatest Artists. They have three of the 2003 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: number 234 , 'Bookends,'   number 202 , 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme,' and number 48 , 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.'  They have two songs in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and three of the songs in the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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David Bowie: Rolling Stones #39 Greatest Artist of All Time

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David Bowie Born: David Robert Jones 8 January 1947 Brixton, London, England Died: 10 January 2016 (aged 69) New York City, U.S. Occupation: Singer-songwriter-actor Years active: 1962–2016 Instruments: Vocals/guitar/keyboards/saxophone/harmonica In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine placed David Bowie at number 39 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. They named him the " Greatest Rock Star Ever " following his death in 2016.

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Otis Redding: Rolling Stones #21 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Otis Redding Birth name:  Otis Ray Redding Jr. Aka: The King of Soul Born: September 9, 1941 Dawson, Georgia, U.S. Died: December 10, 1967 (aged 26) Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. Occupation: Singer-songwriter-musician Instrument: Vocals Years active: 1958–1967

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Pop Up Video: Losing My Religion (1991)

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R.E.M. Origin: Athens, Georgia, USA Genres: Alternative rock, college rock Years active: 1980–2011 Past members: Michael Stipe Bill Berry Peter Buck Mike Mills "Losing My Religion" was the first single  released from R.E.M.'s 1991 album Out of Time. The song became the band's highest-charting hit in the United States, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It ranks number 170 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Out of Time earned R.E.M. seven nominations at the 1992 Grammy Awards. The band won three: one for Best Alternative Music Album and two for "Losing My Religion;" Best Short Form Music Video and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

One Hit Wonders: Norman Greenbaum (1970)

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Spirit in the Sky Artist: Norman Greenbaum Album: Spirit in the Sky B-side: "Milk Cow" Recorded: 1968 Released: December: 1969 (UK) January: 1970 (US) The single "Spirit in the Sky" sold two million copies from 1969 to 1970 It reached number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and lasted 15 weeks in the Top 100. Billboard ranked the record the number 22 song of 1970. Rolling Stone ranked "Spirit in the Sky" number 341 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  It's number 3 on their  Readers Pick the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All Time list. It makes VH1s list of  100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders at number 85 .

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One Hit Wonders: ? and the Mysterians (1966)

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96 Tears Single by ? and the Mysterians from the album 96 Tears B-side: "Midnight Hour" Recorded: 1966 Released: August 1966 The song "96 Tears," by the American garage rock band ? and the Mysterians , was released in August 1966. It was number 1 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.   Billboard ranked the record number 5 for that year. It's number 213 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 9 on their Readers Pick the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All Time.   VH1 numbers it 15 of   their 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders. It's also on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of   500 Songs That Shaped Rock .

Elton John: Rolling Stones #49 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Elton John Born: Reginald Kenneth Dwight 25 March 1947 Pinner, Middlesex, England Occupation: Singer-songwriter-pianist Years active: 1962–presen t The  Rock and Roll  Hall of Fame  inducted Elton John in 1994. He's listed as number 3 on 'Billboard’s 125 Greatest Artists of All Time." In Rolling Stones "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," he's number 49 . He has two songs out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's " 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll ; " "Your Song" and "Bennie and the Jets. "

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Sam Cooke: Rolling Stones #16 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Sam Cooke  Rolling Stones #16 Artist of All Time Born January 22, 1931: Clarksdale, Mississippi , U.S. Died December 11, 1964: Los Angeles, California , U.S. Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar Years active 1951–1964 Sam Cooke 's been called the King of Soul. The Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 16 in their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time   issue.   His string of hit songs include "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Wonderful World", and "Twistin' the Night Away." AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder wrote that Cooke was  " the inventor of soul music,"  and possessed  "an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed ."

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Wallpaper: Acoustic Guitar by Door

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Pop-Up Video: Waiting On a Friend (1981)

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Waiting on a Friend Single: The Rolling Stones Album: Tattoo You B-side "Little T&A" Released: November 1981 Recorded: 1972/1973 and 1981 Songwriters: Jagger/Richards The lazy ballad "Waiting On a Friend" is the closing track on the Rolling Stones' album Tattoo You . C onsisting of outtakes and leftovers from other sessions, it was the final Rolling Stones album to reach the top position of the US charts, ending the band's string of number-ones that dated back to 1971's Sticky Fingers .

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Wallpaper: Freddie Mercury

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Pop-Up Video: Bohemian Rhapsody (1976)

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Bohemian Rhapsody Single: Queen Album: A Night at the Opera B-side: I'm in Love with My Car Released: October 31, 1975 Recorded: August–September 1975 Songwriter: Freddie Mercury "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band, Queen . It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera . It is a six-minute suite, consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part, and a reflective coda.    Read more:  Wikipedia First release: 1975 The song title Bohemian Rhapsody is a parody. Franz Liszt composed the "Hungarian Rhapsody," and "Bohemia" is a kingdom near Hungary. "Bohemian" is also an adjective for something unusual. This tune definitely defies convention. Bohemian: persons with an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people and with few permanent ties. It involves musical, artistic, literary, or spiritual pur

Wallpaper: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Jay and the Americans: Come a Little Bit Closer (1964)

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Come a Little Bit Closer Single: Jay and the Americans Album: Come a Little Bit Closer B-side: Goodbye Boys, Goodbye Released: 1964 Recorded: 1964 Songwriter: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wes Farrell "Come a Little Bit Closer" is a song by the 1960s rock and roll band Jay and the Americans. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964, making it the band's highest-charting single." 

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Rocket 88: Early Rock & Roll (1951)

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Rocket '88 B-side: Come Back Where You Belong Released: April 1951 Recorded: March 1951 Label: Chess Songwriter: Jackie Brenston (credited), Ike Turner (uncredited) Producer: Sam Phillips The roots of rock and roll are in the rhythm and blues (then called " race music ") and country music (then called " hillbilly music .")  According to the writer Robert Palmer:  "Rock 'n' roll was an inevitable outgrowth of the social and musical interactions between blacks and whites in the South and Southwest. Its roots are a complex tangle. Bedrock black church music influenced blues. Rural blues-influenced white folk songs and the black popular music of the Northern ghettos; blues, and black pop-influenced jazz, and so on. But the most critical process was the influence of black music on white . Read more: " Present Tense . Duke University Press.  pp. 13–38 .

One Hit Wonders: The Trashmen (1963)

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Surfin' Bird Single by The Trashmen From the album Surfin' Bird B-side: King of the Surf Released: November 13, 1963 Recorded: 1963 Songwriters: Al Frazier, Carl White, Sonny Harris, Turner Wilson Jr. "Surfin' Bird is a medley made up of the choruses of two R&B classics by the '60s doo-wop group The Rivingtons : "The Bird Is the Word" and "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow." The brainchild of Trashmen drummer Steve Wahrer, the song was a quirky and consumable hit. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on December 28, 1963.

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One Hit Wonders: Clarence "Frogman" Henry (1956)

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Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home Songwriter: Clarence "Frogman" Henry Written: 1955 Released: December 15, 1956 Recorded: 1956 In the United States, " Ain't Got No Home " reached number 3 on one of the Billboard R&B charts and number 20 on the Billboard Top 100 pop chart. It ranks number 98 on the N.M.E. magazine's list of  100 Best Songs of the 1950 s . Henry's contribution has been recognized by the  Rockabilly Hall of Fame . In April 2007, Henry was inducted into the  Louisiana Music Hall of Fame .

Rod Stewart: Sing It Again, Rod (1972)

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Sing It Again Rod Compilation album: Rod Stewart Released: August 10, 1973 Producer: Rod Stewart I bought the album,  Sing It Again, Rod,  soon after we arrived in Germany. It was the first one I purchased. I used my school lunch money. Records cost $4.50 at the Post Exchange; the department store on the military base. One of my favorite songs on it was "Handbags and Gladrags," written by the lead singer of Manfred Mann, Mike d'Abo. He describes the song as " saying to a teenage girl that the way to happiness is not through being trendy. There are deeper values. "