Top 10 Country Songs of the 80s

Top 10 Country Songs of the 80s

Before megastars like Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Carrie Underwood really brought country music back into the limelight of the mainstream music industry, country music seemed doomed to die a slow agonizing death, only enjoyed by the older generation, or the ever dwindling number of real cowboys plying their trade on ranches throughout North America. The 1980s marked a low point in the history of country music, with hair bands, heavy metal, and rap music capturing...

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Top 10 Rap Songs of the 90s

The 80s put rap music and hiphop on the map, but even though the underground movement was strong, few rap artists were getting airtime on conventional radio stations. The conservative bigwigs found the lyrical content too controversial or in some cases the subject matter was too violent. With the arrival of the 90s, however, rap and hiphop made a huge leap (though some would argue it took a step backwards) in popularity, with many artists choosing to forgo imbuing the songs with political...

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Top 10 Graduation Songs of All Time

When we are young, and about to graduate it seems we have nothing but time. Things like mortgage payments, day care expenses, and retirement savings are all alien concepts to us. Up until now we’ve lived a sheltered life, nurtured, guided and protected by our parents and teachers. Yet, like all young creatures, we chafe against what seems at the time to be a smothering security blanket, aching to break free and experience true freedom. Little do we realize that this time before...

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Top 10 Movie Songs of All Time

When I decided to count down the top 10 movie songs of all time I was a little overwhelmed by just how many good choices there were. Throughout the history of (non-silent) Hollywood movies, the greatest of these films, and even many of the not-so-great, have had memorable songs attached to them. The top 10 movie songs of all time all share the characteristic of eliciting strong emotion, and powerful memories from those who hear them. The movie and the song share a symbiotic relationship. The...

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Top 10 Songs of 1984

Why did I choose to write an article on the top 10 songs of 1984? Well, 1984 has a special place in my heart and just mentioning that year elicits some of the strongest memories of my childhood. The reason 1984 has such a strong connection for me is because that is the year I started Junior High. More than any other grade jump the step from grade 7 to grade 8 represented the biggest change in lifestyle and culture for me. In one year I’d gone to being one of the kings of my school to a...

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Top 10 Christmas Songs of All Time

Coming up with a list of the top 10 Christmas songs of all time was exactly as challenging as I thought it would be. There have been so many classic Christmas songs by so many legendary artists over the years that narrowing a list down to the top 10 Christmas songs is all but impossible. Of course there is no definitive measure of what makes a great Christmas song. In the end it all comes down to personal taste. However, certain classic Christmas songs have risen to the top over the years, so...

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