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Pop Up Video: Armageddon It

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Armageddon It Def Leppard: Armageddon It Single: Def Leppard Album: Hysteria B-side Released: March 1988 (UK) Released: November 1988 (US) Genre: Hard rock, pop metal Songwriters: Joe Elliott, Rick Savage,  Phil Collen, Steve Clark, "Mutt" Lange Producer: "Mutt" Lange " Armageddon It " by Def Leppard was   released as the sixth single from their album,  Hysteria . It reached number 3 , becoming their fourth top 10 hit in the United States. It made the top 20 in the United Kingdom. The record features several hits, including " Pour Some Sugar on Me ," " Love Bites ," and " Hysteria ," which helped to establish Def Leppard as one of the leading bands of the late 1980s. Like the other tracks on the LP, the producer  Mutt Lange  contributed to the song enough to get co-writing credit. Lange - known for his work with AC/DC  and Shania Twain , among others - replaced Jim Steinman. Steinman wrote the songs on Meatloaf 's Bat Ou

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Cabaret: Most Oscars Won by a Film That Wasn't the Best Picture (1972)

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Cabaret Directed: Bob Fosse Based on: Cabaret (1966 musical) Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem Marisa Berenson, Fritz Wepper, Joel Grey Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth Released: February 13, 1972 The 1972 musical film, Cabaret , starring Liza Minnelli , was directed by Bob Fosse . The role gave Minnelli, the daughter of Judy Garland , her first chance to sing on screen. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress.  Joel Grey won the Best Supporting Actor prize.  The Best Director went to Bob Fosse. The picture won Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Original Song Score and Adaptation, and Best Film Editing. It holds the record for most Oscars earned by a film not honored for Best Picture. The soundtrack album went gold, outselling the original Broadway cast album .

One Hit Wonders: Baha Men (2000)

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Who Let the Dogs Out Single: Baha Men Soundtrack: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Released: July 25, 2000 Genre: Soca, junkanoo, break, beat, calypso Songwriter: Anslem Douglas "Who Let the Dogs Out" by the Baha Men gained popularity after appearing in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie and on its soundtrack album . The song peaked on the UK Singles Chart at Number 2   and reached the Top 40 in the United States.  It was voted the Favorite Song at the 2001 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and Baha Men was the favorite band the following year. The track  won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2001, and VH1 lists it as  Number 6  of the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders. 

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Talking Heads: Two of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll

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Talking Heads Origin: New York City 1975 Genres: New wave, post-punk, art pop,  Avant-funk, funk rock, worldbeat, dance-rock Past members: David Byrne, Chris Frantz,  Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison Talking Heads  was formed in 1975 in New York City, where they began performing at the legendary CBGB . They were pioneers of new-wave music, blending elements of punk, art rock, funk, and world music. In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Their Remain in Light  album is number 39 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. They rank  number 64  on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and  number 100   in the 2011 update of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Two of their songs are included among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: " Life During Wartime " and " Once In a Life ." One of the most critically  acclaimed ba