20. Okay, admit it. When you first heard this song, you pictured someone who looks like Aretha Franklin singing it. Blimey, how wrong we were, love.
19. The artist of the year on the Hot Rod Top 20. He had four consecutive #1 hits. (Actually 5, but the first one was in 1989.) When this one was on the chart, Casey Kasem told the story of how he dated his second wife under a fake name, so he would be sure she liked him for himself not because he was famous, and when he finally admitted to her who he was, she had never heard of him!
18. Based on the track record of this board, I could probably start a topic on this song and get like a thousand replies. The music at the beginning is cool, but the rest isn't really that spectacular, but it did launch the career of an artist who was very good for a few albums.
17. This one was originally a Christmas hit in the group's native country, but they changed one line in the song and re-used it in an overrated movie, and it became a smash in the US as well.
16. One of three #1 hits on the HRT20 from this album. This song could have also been titled “Keep From Loving You.”
15. Another really overrated movie got radio stations to dust off this oldie and it hit the charts again.
14. This song's lyrics were kind of confusing, but one thing was for sure, talent really ran in these girls' families, as they followed in their parents' footsteps to the top of the charts.
13. This title actually would have probably been more appropriate for the song at #14, but instead it became their second straight #1 hit.
12. Ah, my wife makes an appearance in the countdown. I was originally supposed to be in the video, but at the last minute, they recast the part with a cartoon cat.
11. In my opinion, the best song ever by a band that has had many great songs. The lead singer has also lent his writing, producing, and piano playing talents to other artists including Don Henley and Bonnie Raitt.
I tried to make these a little more difficult, even though one person told me the clues have been too hard. Oh well, can't please everyone.
10. This probably wasn't a very big hit in Seattle.
9.“I look at her and I'm thinkin' 'cueball in the corner pocket!'”
8.I thought about buying the album this single was from, but I didn't have forty bucks lying around. It was actually a remake, but the original was not a hit single, in fact most pop fans probably never heard of the guy who wrote and recorded the original.
7.If it had been released like a month later, it probably would have been the #1 song of the year, alas it suffered from that dreaded “points lost over the holidays” syndrome. Maybe the chart magazines should "think twice" about their formulas.
6. The biggest hit of the year by the woman of the year. It may not have had a real original beat, but gosh darn it, it was bouncy and fun.
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