Level 42 - Something About You - From The Album Gold (1985)





"Something About You" is a single released by British jazz-funk band Level 42 in 1985, in advance of its inclusion on the album World Machine the same year. The song was written by Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phil Gould, Boon Gould, and Wally Badarou.

"Something About You" was released in several countries beyond the United Kingdom, including United States, Germany, Italy, Canada, and many countries of South America and Asia. It is the only Level 42 song to be a top 10 hit in the United States, where it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it is their second top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, reaching #6 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Something About You" appears in many Level 42 collections: Level Best, The Very Best of Level 42, and The Definitive Collection.
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REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling - From The Album The Essential REO Speedwagon (1985)

REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling - From The Album The Essential REO Speedwagon (1985)




"Can't Fight This Feeling" is a power ballad performed by the American rock band REO Speedwagon, the single remained three consecutive weeks at the number one position at the U.S. Hot 100 chart from March 9 to March 23, 1985.

The song is about a man falling in love with a girl with whom he has been friends for a long time. The song first appeared on REO Speedwagon's 1984 album Wheels Are Turnin'. It was the group's second number-one hit on the U.S. charts (the first being 1981's "Keep on Loving You", also written by Kevin Cronin) and reached number sixteen in the UK. "Can't Fight This Feeling" has appeared on dozens of 'various artists' compilation albums, as well as several REO Speedwagon greatest hits albums. REO Speedwagon performed the song at the 1985 Live Aid concert.
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The Knack - My Sharona - From the album Get the Knack (1979)

The Knack - My Sharona - From the album Get the Knack (1979)




"My Sharona" is the debut single by the Knack. The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released in 1979 from their album Get the Knack. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for 6 weeks, and was number one on Billboard '​s 1979 Top Pop Singles year-end chart.

It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, representing one million copies sold, and was Capitol Records' fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964.

The characteristic riff of "My Sharona" was written by the band's guitarist, Berton Averre, years before he joined the Knack. He had played the riff as well as a drum groove for Doug Fieger, the group's lead singer and rhythm guitarist, who loved it and promised to make it a song, although he did not have any ideas for the lyrics.

When Fieger was 25, he met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin, who inspired a two-month-long run of songwriting, as well as becoming Fieger's girlfriend for the next four years. Fieger recounted that "It was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat; I fell in love with her instantly. And when that happened, it sparked something and I started writing a lot of songs feverishly in a short amount of time." Fieger and Averre worked out the structure and melody of the song. Averre was originally averse to using Alperin's name in the song, but Fieger wanted it to be a direct expression of his feelings; Averre ultimately relented. Fieger claimed that "My Sharona" was written in 15 minutes.
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Patti LaBelle - On My Own - From the album Winner in You (1986)

Patti LaBelle - On My Own - From the album Winner in You (1986)







"On My Own" was a Billboard #1 hit duet by singers Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald when it was released as a single in 1986. It was released from LaBelle's first platinum album, Winner in You and was written and produced by Burt Bacharach and his former wife Carole Bayer Sager. The song was originally recorded by singer Dionne Warwick for inclusion on her album Friends. It is unclear why the song was not included on the final tracklist. The song was based on a relationship that had reached its end with both parties going their separate ways in a melancholy state with the occasional option of coming back together again one day.

It was often stated the two performers were in separate cities when they recorded their individual parts which were then "married" during mixing. This was reflected in the music video produced to promote the song, which depicted LaBelle and McDonald performing the song simultaneously on different coasts. The singers were shown on separate sides of a split screen, each singing the song while walking through apartments which had identical layouts but different decor and furniture. The views from their respective porches, where they finished the song, made clear their separation by the continent.

The song became the biggest hit single ever for both singers as it reached number one on the Billboard chart for 3 weeks, as well as charting highly on the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. In the UK, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, going gold (it was the 22nd best-selling single of 1986 in the UK). The song was initially not intended to be a duet at all, but LaBelle decided to invite McDonald to help her turn the song into a duet, as she stated: "The song was sent to me and I did a version of it but somehow it just didn't quite work. We were going over things I'd done and we talked about turning it into a duet. Someone asked, 'If you could do it with anyone, who would you sing it with?', and Michael was my first choice."
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AM TOP 40 December 12, 2015 Music Chart

AM TOP 40 December 12, 2015 Music Chart
Here we go with the Top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40, the best-selling and most-played songs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. In the next three hours we'll count down the 40 most popular hits in the United States this week, hot off the record charts of Billboard magazine for the week ending December 12, 2015.

This Week Last Week Artist & Song
1 2

Adele

Hello
23


Drake

Hotline Bling
3
1



Shawn Mendes

Stitches
4
4



Taylor Swift

Wildest Dreams
5
7



Selena Gomez

Same Old Love
6
5



Ellie Goulding

On My Mind
7
9



Alessia Cara

Here
8
8



Elle King

Ex's And Oh's
9
6



The Weeknd

The Hills
10
11



Justin Bieber

Sorry
11
10



Justin Bieber

What Do You Mean?
12
12



Meghan Trainor

Like I'm Gonna Lose You feat. John Legend
13
14



Ariana Grande

Focus
14
15



Demi Lovato

Confident
15
13



X Ambassadors

Renegades
16
18



Rudimental

Lay It All On Me feat. Ed Sheeran
17
17



R. City

Locked Away feat. Adam Levine
18
20



Daya

Hide Away
19
19



Fetty Wap

679 feat. Remy Boyz
20
29



The Weeknd

In The Night
21
21



One Direction

Perfect
22
22



Major Lazer

Lean On feat. DJ Snake & MO
23
16



One Direction

Drag Me Down
24
23



5 Seconds Of Summer

Hey Everybody!
25
28



The Chainsmokers

Roses feat. Rozes
26
27



Gwen Stefani

Used To Love You
27
24



Dnce

Cake By The Ocean
28
25



Selena Gomez

Good For You
29
31



The Weeknd

Can't Feel My Face
30
33



Fall Out Boy

Irresistible feat. Demi Lovato
31
38



Halsey

New Americana
32
40



Nelly

The Fix feat. Jeremih
33
32



Omi

Cheerleader
34
-



Twenty One Pilots

Stressed Out
35
37



Shaggy

Only Love feat. Pitbull
36
-



Charlie Puth

One Call Away
37
26



Calvin Harris

How Deep Is Your Love feat. Disciples
38
34



Ed Sheeran

Photograph
39
35



Nico And Vinz

That's How You Know feat. Bebe Rexha
40
36



Fall Out Boy

Uma Thurman
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