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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Some Like it Hot by Power Station [VIDEO]

The Power Station were a super-group formed by Robert Palmer (vocals), Tony Thompson (drummer with Chic), John Taylor (bass player with Duran Duran) and Andy Taylor (guitarist with Duran Duran).

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Turn the Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson [VIDEO]

This was Robinson's only hit. She performed on Broadway prior to recording the song and later mounted a successful off-Broadway one woman show. She also sang in commercials, including the "We're All Connected" spot for New York Telephone, and did background vocals on the hit Fame.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett [VIDEO]

In the original version, the lyrics are about a guy picking up a young girl and taking her home, which was fairly typical Rock and Roll subject matter. When Jett covered this, however, it became a song about a girl who notices a guy next to a jukebox and brings him home to have sex.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac [VIDEO]

Mick Fleetwood has cited this as one of his favorite Fleetwood Mac songs saying "It really crystallizes that whole period of the early 1980s, when we were in our mid-30s and beginning to look back at our lost youth

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-I Can’t Stand It by Eric Clapton

Clapton added some new members to his band before recording this, including Albert Lee on guitar and Gary Brooker, formerly of Procol Harum, on keyboards. The band lasted only one album, but Clapton remained good friends with Brooker

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(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Surrender by Cheap Trick [VIDEO]

Though this was not a big chart hit, this teen anthem is one of Cheap Trick's best known songs. The singer thinks of his parents as a bit overprotective and kind of weird, but he gains a new respect for them at the end of the song when he wakes up and they are rolling around on the couch listening to his KISS records. Cheap

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac [VIDEO]

Stevie Nicks started writing this after reading the book Triadby Mary Leader. It is about a woman who believes she is being possessed by the spirit of a woman named Rhiannon. There are themes of mythology and the occult that Nicks used in her song along with the name.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Couldn’t Get it Right by Climax Blues Band [VIDEO]

This was the first big hit for the Climax Blues Band, who had been recording since 1968 and released 8 previous albums. Derek Holt, who was the bass player and a vocalist in the band, spoke about this song:

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Shout by Tears For Fears [VIDEO]

Tears for Fears were followers of American psychologist Arthur Janov's school of Primal Therapy. This song was inspired by his primal therapy treatment, which worked by getting people to confront their fears by shouting and screaming.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heard it in a Love Song by Marshall Tucker Band [AUDIO]

The song is about a man who has lived on the road fromtown to town and affair to affair. Here, he's been with a woman who's been good to him and who he actually loves, but he can't stay with her because the call of the road is too strong

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By: Larry Busacca
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Against the Wind by Bob Seger [VIDEO]

Seger said of this song: "My old friend Glenn Frey of the Eagles had an idea that our guitarist Drew Abbott should play along with the piano solo. He and I then went out and did the background vocals together

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45 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Comes Into Its Own with ‘Stand Up’

Ian Anderson began to assert himself on 'Stand Up,' and Jethro Tull as we know it was born.

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