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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heart and Soul by Huey Lewis and the News [VIDEO]

Heart and Soul was originally done by the Clovers back in 1961, ranking number 18 in the Top 40. The song was also done by Jab & Dean in 1961, Huey Lewis and the News charted highest of the two, 8 in the Top 40 in 1983.

 

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold on Tight by E.L.O.[VIDEO]

This was the first Electric Light Orchestra single not to use strings.

The third verse is in French. The translation is: "Hold on tight to your dream/Hold on tight to your dream/When you see your ship go sailing/When you feel your heart is breaking/Hold tight to your dream

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Bad Case of Loving You by Robert Palmer [VIDEO]

Known by most as Doctor, Doctor  this is one of many songs in the Blues/Rock tradition that compares the singers' love to a medical condition. Apparently, Palmer got hooked on whatever the doctor prescribed, as by 1985 he was Addicted To Love.

 

 

 

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams [VIDEO]

In the Summer of '69, Bryan was 9 years old. He said about the song: "It's a very simple song about looking back on the summertime and making love. For me, the '69 was a metaphor for making love not about the year

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49 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Releases His Debut Solo Single

When we think of Jimmy Page's solo career, we tend to remember his 1988 'Outrider' LP first. However, Page actually got his start decades earlier, with the little-heard 1965 single 'She Just Satisfies.'

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi [VIDEO]

This was featured in the movie Young Guns II, starring Emilio Estevez. According to an article in Entertainment Weekly, Bon Jovi wrote the song after borrowing a script from the movie from his friend Estevez. J

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35 Years Ago: Scorpions Release ‘Lovedrive’

Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979's 'Lovedrive,' Scorpions had two main problems: Finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist. Fortunately for the band, both issues would soon be solved.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-My Sweet Lord by George Harrison [AUDIO]

I watched the DVD Concert For Bangladesh again over the weekend. It's one of my all time favorites. Should you take my advice and rent or buy a copy for yourself, be sure it's HD. Today I thought I'd make my song of the day My Sweet Lord which George sings at the concert.Here is what the song is about.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer [VIDEO]

Robert Palmer is one of a handful of artists who can lay claim to charting Top 10 or Top 20 hits in three separate decades in the US. 

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11 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez [VIDEO]

Hernandez was in his late 20s when this song was released, and had already spent a good portion of his life struggling to make it in the music industry. His father was a big-band guitar player and his mother was a singer, so music was in his blood.

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Cheap Trick Live in Budokan Was Really Live in Los Angeles, Amazon Instant Video Goofs.

Over the weekend, I wanted to watch a rock video, and decided to try Amazon Instant Video. I chose  Cheap Trick Live in Budokan. I've heard it was the best show, so I thought I'd be in for some great entertainment.

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