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Summer of '69 Bryan Adams

Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams - Song #36

According to Bryan Adams, Summer of ‘69 is about the sexual position, not the year. He said, “A lot of people think it’s about a year, but actually it’s more about making love in the summertime. It uses ‘69’ as a sexual reference.” (Watch him explain in this 2008 clip from American morning TV news program The Early Show here.) He later clarified, “At the end of the song, the lyric says that it’s me and my baby in a 69. You’d have to be pretty thick in the ears if you couldn’t get that lyric.” But according to the song’s co-writer Jim Vallance, a long-time writing partner of Bryan Adams, Summer Of ’69 is not about sex, but rather about nostalgia. Jim Vallance said, “Maybe he was thinking about something completely different...but I was thinking about that amazing summer when I turned 17. There were brand new vinyl albums released by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Kinks, Janis Joplin, The Band. It was awesome and I’ll never forget it.”


The original title of the song was Best Days Of My Life, and according to Jim Vallance, in the original lyrics, “The words ‘summer of ‘69’ only appeared once, right after ‘played it ‘til my fingers bled.’ That was it! The song really was about the summer of 1969! It took us a week or two to fine-tune the lyric. At some point we realized that Summer Of ‘69 was a better title, so we literally ‘shoe-horned’ that phrase into a few more places in the song. At no time do I recall discussing sexual innuendo with Bryan, except for one little thing... When we recorded the demo in my basement, towards the end of the song Bryan sang a little naughty bit: ‘me and my baby in a ‘69.’ We had a laugh about it at the time, and Bryan decided to keep it when he did the final recording a month or two later. Nobody seemed to notice, and that was the end of it until Bryan started introducing the song in concert by saying, ‘This song has nothing to do with the year 1969.’”


In a 2013 Rolling Stone interview, Bryan Adams admitted that those summer days he sings about weren’t actually the best days of his life. He was only 10 years old in the summer of 1969; the lyrics of the song were inspired by a memorable summer when he was a teenager. He said, “Yes, I did get my first guitar that summer at the five and dime, and it’s true that I played it until my fingers bled. I did start a band with some of my classmates, and we really did make an effort to get some gigs and make a name for ourselves, but things fell apart and the band broke up.  I actually did meet someone special at the drive-in, and I was sure it was true love, but you know how teenage romances are. It was a very exciting, action-packed summer, but definitely not the best days of my life. The births of my daughters would definitely rank up there as the best days of my life. As would signing my first record deal and playing my first sold out arena show. Then there’s winning my Grammy, my induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and starting my charitable foundation... [N]othing that happened back then would even make the top ten list of best days of my life now. When I look back now, that summer sure did seem to last forever, but that was all kid’s stuff. Truth be told, Summer Of ‘69 just sounded right lyrically. If I’m really coming clean, I should admit that my buddy Brodie bet me I couldn’t write a hit song with ‘69’ in the title.  Had to prove that hoser wrong, you know what I mean?”


Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, photographer, philanthropist, environmentalist, vegan, and animal rights activist. Known as “the Groover from Vancouver,” he is one of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters in music history, with a career that has spanned more than four decades. He has toured the world and performed live every year since 1980, often performing over 100 concerts per year. He was born in 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, to parents from the United Kingdom. About his childhood, Bryan Adams said, “My father was a diplomat in the Canadian foreign service, so we traveled around a lot... I was a polite, well-behaved child. I was also aimless until I discovered music at a young age. After that I would lock the bedroom door, play records, and learn the guitar. Music became my whole life.”


Even though Bryan Adams had four #1 songs on the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and other songs that were more popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Summer Of ‘69 is now widely considered to be his signature song, and arguably his most popular today. After it was released in June 1985 as the fourth single from his fourth album Reckless, Summer Of ‘69 peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and helped propel Reckless to #1 on the U.S. Billboard album chart in August 1985. Summer Of ‘69 is still a karaoke favorite, and has become Bryan Adam’s most-streamed single, with twice the number of streams on Spotify as his second most-popular song, the 1991 #1 smash Everything I Do (I Do It For You). To determine the 50 best Canadian songs of all time, Canadian online music publication Chart Attack conducted polls of readers, musicians, and music industry professionals in 1996, 2000, and 2005. The only Bryan Adams song to make these lists was Summer Of ’69, ranked 24th in 1996, fourth in 2000, and fifth in 2005.


Bryan Adams has been nominated for numerous awards over four decades, including 15 Grammys, winning only once in 1992 for (Everything I Do) I Do It for You——Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; the song was also nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. At the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, Summer Of ’69 was nominated for Best Male Video, but lost to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love (song #184 on this list), but that year Bryan Adams did win Best Stage Performance in a Video for It’s Only Love (which is also from the Reckless album but did not make this list), his duet with Tina Turner, who has three songs on this list: What’s Love Got To Do With It (#77), Better Be Good To Me (#401), and Private Dancer (#448).


Bryan Adams has been nominated for an astonishing 56 Juno Awards (which honor Canadian music industry achievements) and he has won 18, including Male Vocalist of the Year seven times: in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1997, and 2000; 1984 Album of the Year for Cuts Like a Knife; 1984 Producer of the Year; 1984 and 1985 Composer of the Year (with Jim Vallance); 1985 Album of the Year for Reckless; Canadian Entertainer of the Year in both 1987 and 1992; 1992 Producer of the Year; 1993 Album of the Year for Waking Up the Neighbors; and Best Songwriter in 1999. He was named Canadian Artist Of the Decade for the ‘80s by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Bryan Adams was the 2006 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2010, Bryan Adams received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career. He has been consistently nominated for Juno awards since the ‘80s; he was nominated for Artist of the Year as recently as 2015, and hosted the 2017 Juno Awards ceremony.

Bryan Adams has had a total of 22 U.S. Billboard Top 40 hits, 12 of them in the ‘80s, including Straight From the Heart (song #484 on this list), Cuts Like a Knife, This Time, Run To You (song #249 on this list), Somebody, Heaven (his first #1 hit, and song #64 on this list), One Night Love Affair, It’s Only Love (duet with Tina Turner), Heat Of the Night, Hearts On Fire, and Victim Of Love. In the ‘90s, Bryan Adams had 10 U.S. Billboard Top 40 hits, including the #1 songs (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, All for Love (with Rod Stewart and Sting), and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?.

Summer Of ‘69 has been covered by the following artists:

  • American punk rock band MxPx in 1995 (click here)

  • American rock band Bowling For Soup in 2000 (click here)

  • Canadian rock band The Janet Theory in 2001 (click here)

  • English/Irish pop boy band One Direction in 2010 (click here)

  • British pop music act Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers in 2012 (click here)

  • American music project  in Tim Timebomb in 2014 (click here)

  • American rock band Foo Fighters in 2015 (click here)

Bryan Adams performed Summer Of ‘69 during the 2011 Cricket World Cup opening ceremony in Bangladesh (watch it here). In 2018, he performed Summer Of ‘69 as a surprise duet with American pop star Taylor Swift during the final show of her Reputation tour in Toronto, Canada. Taylor Swift says that Summer Of ’69 is one of her favorite songs ever written. She posted the performance on Facebook and wrote, “I didn’t even know Bryan was gonna be in town until last night and I asked him completely last minute if he wanted to come sing!! Pretty evident from the videos (um yes I’m posting another one) that I’m FULLY LOSING IT with excitement, and I can’t thank Bryan Adams enough.” To watch the live duet, as well as some behind-the-scenes footage, click here.


Bryan Adams has never married. He has two daughters (Bunny, born in 2011, and Lula, born in 2013) with  Alicia Grimaldi, his former personal assistant who is the trustee and co-founder of his foundation, the Bryan Adams Foundation, which he started in 2006. The foundation “hopes to advance the lives of children through education and to support those in need in a variety of ways via the distribution of grants... It aims particularly to advance education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide, believing that an education is the best gift that a child can be given.”


In addition to his humanitarian work, Bryan Adams is also an animal rights activist. He says that eliminating all animal products from his diet in 1989 was the best thing he ever did. He says that his life’s motto is, “If you love animals, go vegan.” He frequently discusses being vegan in interviews, and posts about being vegan on Instagram. “I’m not for the killing of any creature, whether it be seals, cows, dogs, anything. So anytime it comes to any kind of animal cruelty, I’m totally against it.” He also talks about going vegan for the planet: “You can’t be a true environmentalist if you eat animals.” In a November 2019 Instagram post, he asserted, “The future is recognizing that killing animals for food is f*cking up the planet.” And he often shares the health benefits of being vegan: “I am always on the move but I have tons of energy because I am plant-based. It is absolutely the best thing you could ever do for yourself. It is a great path.” And he needs that energy: In 2019, this 60-year-old performed 88 live concerts around the world. Bryan Adams released his 14th studio album, Shine a Light, in March 2019. His Christmas EP was released in November 2019. Bryan Adams has three more songs on this list of the TOP 500 POP SONGS OF THE 1980S: Heaven at #64, Run To You at #249, and Straight From the Heart at #484. For a totally awesome extended version of Summer Of ’69, click here.

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Love Bites Def Leppard
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder
Take My Breath Away
Back To Life Soul
Love Battlefield Pat Benatar
Queen Another One Bites the Dust
Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin
Dr. Feelgood Mötley Crüe
Rose Bette Midler
I'm Coming Out Diana Ross
Kyrie Mr. Mister
Looking New Love Jody Watley
Pump Up the Volume
Caught Up In You 38 Special
Don't You Want Me Human League
Let's Groove Earth Wind Fire
Express Yourself Madonna
Working Weekend Loverboy
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant
Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan
Vacation Go-Go's
Mr. Roboto Styx

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Miss You Much Janet Jackson
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Private Eyes Hall Oates
Longest Time Billy Joeal
King Of Pain Police
I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
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Look Of Love ABC
Living America James Brown
Africa Toto
Human Nature Michael Jackson
Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder
Nightshift Commodores
Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
Kiss Prince
Luka Suzanne Vega



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  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ — Journey

  2. When Doves Cry — Prince and the Revolution

  3. Livin’ On a Prayer — Bon Jovi

  4. Don’t You (Forget About Me) — Simple Minds

  5. Time After Time — Cyndi Lauper

  6. Billie Jean — Michael Jackson

  7. Pour Some Sugar On Me — Def Leppard

  8. Every Breath You Take — The Police

  9. I Love Rock ‘n Roll

     Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

 10. Girls Just Want To Have Fun — Cyndi Lauper

 11. Take On Me — A-ha

 12. Like a Prayer — Madonna

 13. Eye Of the Tiger — Survivor

 14. Here I Go Again — Whitesnake

 15. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

     Whitney Houston

 16. With Or Without You — U2

 17. Another One Bites the Dust — Queen

 18. Jessie’s Girl — Rick Springfield

 19. Sweet Child O’ Mine — Guns N’ Roses

 20. Total Eclipse Of the Heart — Bonnie Tyler

 21. Everybody Wants To Rule the World

     Tears For Fears

 22. You Shook Me All Night Long — AC/DC

 23. Karma Chameleon — Culture Club

 24. Jack & Diane — John Cougar

 25. Another Brick In the Wall (Part II)

     Pink Floyd

 26. Flashdance...What a Feeling — Irene Cara

 27. Little Red Corvette — Prince

 28. Like a Virgin — Madonna

 29. Careless Whisper

     Wham! featuring George Michael

 30. Purple Rain — Prince and the Revolution

 31. Beat It — Michael Jackson

 32. Born In the U.S.A. — Bruce Springsteen

 33. Hungry Like the Wolf — Duran Duran

 34. Africa — Toto

 35. I Want To Know What Love Is — Foreigner

 36. Summer of ‘69 — Bryan Adams

 37. Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go

     Soft Cell

 38. Love Is a Battlefield — Pat Benatar

 39. Don’t You Want Me — The Human League

 40. Kiss — Prince and the Revolution

 41. Welcome To the Jungle — Guns N’ Roses

 42. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go — Wham!

 43. Jump — Van Halen

 44. Under Pressure — David Bowie and Queen

 45. Walk This Way — Run-D.M.C.

 46. Borderline — Madonna

 47. Down Under — Men At Work

 48. In the Air Tonight — Phil Collins

 49. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) — Eurythmics

 50. You Give Love a Bad Name — Bon Jovi

 51. Faith — George Michael

 52. Photograph — Def Leppard

 53. Call Me — Blondie

 54. Celebration  — Kool & the Gang

 55. Thriller — Michael Jackson

 56. Faithfully — Journey

 57. Bette Davis Eyes — Kim Carnes

 58. Physical — Olivia Newton-John

 59. Stand Back — Stevie Nicks

 60. Holiday — Madonna

 61. Keep On Loving You — REO Speedwagon

 62. 1999 — Prince

 63. Funkytown — Lipps, Inc.

 64. Heaven — Bryan Adams

 65. Start Me Up — The Rolling Stones

 66. Let’s Go Crazy — Prince and the Revolution

 67. True  — Spandau Ballet

 68. All Night Long (All Night) — Lionel Richie

 69. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)

     Daryl Hall and John Oates

 70. Crazy Little Thing Called Love — Queen

 71. Come On Eileen — Dexy’s Midnight Runners

 72. Footloose — Kenny Loggins

 73. The Tide Is High — Blondie

 74. Love Shack — The B-52’s

 75. Walk Like an Egyptian — The Bangles

 76. Dancing In the Dark — Bruce Springsteen

 77. What’s Love Got To Do With It — Tina Turner

 78. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

     Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

 79. Centerfold — J. Geils Band

 80. Push It — Salt-N-Pepa

 81. Man In the Mirror — Michael Jackson

 82. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now — Starship

 83. Back In Black — AC/DC

 84. Heaven Is a Place On Earth — Belinda Carlisle

 85. Take My Breath Away — Berlin

 86. Free Fallin’ — Tom Petty

 87. Need You Tonight / Mediate — INXS

 88. Super Freak — Rick James

 89. These Dreams — Heart

 90. Never Gonna Give You Up — Rick Astley

 91. Endless Love — Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

 92. Always Something There To Remind Me

     Naked Eyes

 93. Let’s Dance — David Bowie

 94. Fast Car — Tracy Chapman

 95. Let the Music Play — Shannon

 96. Every Rose Has Its Thorn — Poison

 97. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me — Culture Club

 98. Whip It — Devo

 99. Pink Houses — John Cougar Mellencamp

100. I Just Called To Say I Love You

     Stevie Wonder

101. Hurts So Good — John Cougar

102. Kiss On My List — Daryl Hall and John Oates

103. Pride (In the Name Of Love) — U2

104. Sexual Healing — Marvin Gaye

105. Don’t Dream It’s Over — Crowded House

106. Hit Me With Your Best Shot — Pat Benatar

107. (I Just) Died In Your Arms — Cutting Crew

108. Gloria — Laura Branigan

109. Right Here Waiting — Richard Marx

110. Wanted Dead Or Alive — Bon Jovi

111. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m

     Looking For — U2

112. We Are the World — USA For Africa

113. We Got the Beat — The Go-Go’s

114. Modern Love  — David Bowie

115. Just Like Heaven — The Cure

116. The Boys Of Summer — Don Henley

117. Straight Up — Paula Abdul

118. Can’t Fight This Feeling — REO Speedwagon

119. Sister Christian — Night Ranger

120. Saving All My Love For You — Whitney Houston

121. Alone — Heart

122. Crazy For You — Madonna

123. We Belong — Pat Benatar

124. Bust a Move — Young MC

125. How Will I Know — Whitney Houston

126. Broken Wings — Mr. Mister

127. Paradise City — Guns N’ Roses

128. Manic Monday — The Bangles

129. Walking On Sunshine — Katrina and the Waves

130. Higher Love — Steve Winwood

131. I’m So Excited — The Pointer Sisters

132. Father Figure — George Michael

133. St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) — John Parr

134. Fool In the Rain — Led Zeppelin

135. Edge Of Seventeen — Stevie Nicks

136. Red Red Wine — UB40

137. Where the Streets Have No Name — U2

138. Greatest Love Of All — Whitney Houston

139. Rock You Like a Hurricane — Scorpions

140. Take Me Home Tonight — Eddie Money

141. Panama — Van Halen

142. West End Girls — Pet Shop Boys

143. Just the Two Of Us — Grover Washington, Jr.

144. Sunglasses At Night — Corey Hart

145. The Final Countdown — Europe

146. The Living Years — Mike + the Mechanics

147. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

     The Police

148. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) —

     Beastie Boys

149. It Takes Two — Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

150. Money For Nothing — Dire Straits

151. Open Arms — Journey

152. Drive — The Cars

153. I Feel For You — Chaka Khan

154. The Way It Is — Bruce Hornsby and the Range

155. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)  — Journey

156. Take It On the Run — REO Speedwagon

157. Rock Of Ages — Def Leppard

158. Material Girl — Madonna

159. Maneater — Daryl Hall and John Oates

160. Upside Down — Diana Ross

161. Brass In Pocket (I’m Special) — The Pretenders

162. Head Over Heels — Tears For Fears

163. Rock the Casbah — The Clash

164. Ride Like the Wind — Christopher Cross

165. Everything She Wants — Wham!

166. Eyes Without a Face — Billy Idol

167. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ — Michael Jackson

168. So Emotional — Whitney Houston

169. Invisible Touch — Genesis

170. The Power Of Love — Huey Lewis and the News

171. The Way You Make Me Feel — Michael Jackson

172. I Ran (So Far Away) — A Flock Of Seagulls

173. 99 Luftballoons — Nena

174. Our House — Madness

175. Abracadabra — Steve Miller Band

176. Cars — Gary Numan

177. Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)

     Christopher Cross

178. That’s What Friends Are For

     Dionne and Friends

179. Hello — Lionel Richie

180. If You Leave

     Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

181. All Through the Night — Cyndi Lauper

182. Danger Zone — Kenny Loggins

183. Easy Lover — Philip Bailey and Phil Collins

184. Addicted To Love — Robert Palmer

185. 9 To 5 — Dolly Parton

186. Heartbreaker — Pat Benatar

187. She Blinded Me With Science — Thomas Dolby

188. One More Try — George Michael

189. Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)

     Phil Collins

190. Sledgehammer — Peter Gabriel

191. Missing You — John Waite

192. Out Of Touch — Daryl Hall and John Oates

193. Listen To Your Heart — Roxette

194. Oh Sherrie — Steve Perry

195. Rapper’s Delight — The Sugarhill Gang

196. Mickey — Toni Basil

197. Heat Of the Moment — Asia

198. 867-5309/Jenny — Tommy Tutone

199. That’s All — Genesis

200. Ghostbusters — Ray Parker Jr.

201. Say You, Say Me — Lionel Richie

202. She Drives Me Crazy — Fine Young Cannibals

203. I Can’t Wait — Nu Shooz

204. Morning Train (Nine To Five) — Sheena Easton

205. Legs — ZZ Top

206. You Make My Dreams — Daryl Hall and John Oates

207. Wild Thing — Tone Lōc

208. Shout — Tears For Fears

209. Don’t Come Around Here No More

     Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

210. True Colors — Cyndi Lauper

211. Any Way You Want It — Journey

212. Raspberry Beret — Prince and the Revolution

213. Relax — Frankie Goes To Hollywood

214. Rock With You — Michael Jackson

215. Der Kommissar — After the Fire

216. Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) — Enya

217. Baby, Come To Me

     Patti Austin and James Ingram

218. Kokomo — The Beach Boys

219. We’re Not Gonna Take It — Twisted Sister

220. It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me — Billy Joel

221. Our Lips Are Sealed — The Go-Go’s

222. The Winner Takes It All — ABBA

223. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) — Michael Jackson

224. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run)

     Billy Ocean

225. Glory Days — Bruce Springsteen

226. Twilight Zone — Golden Earring

227. Uptown Girl — Billy Joel

228. I’m On Fire — Bruce Springsteen

229. Up Where We Belong

     Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

230. Burning Down the House — Talking Heads

231. She Works Hard For the Money — Donna Summer

232. Rio — Duran Duran

233. La Isla Bonita — Madonna

234. Word Up! — Cameo

235. Papa Don’t Preach — Madonna

236. Do They Know It’s Christmas? — Band Aid

237. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) — Aerosmith

238. Everybody Have Fun Tonight — Wang Chung

239. Shake It Up — The Cars

240. Waiting For a Girl Like You — Foreigner

241. Hard To Say I’m Sorry / Get Away — Chicago

242. Rock Me Amadeus — Falco

243. In Your Eyes — Peter Gabriel

244. Maniac — Michael Sembello

245. Sailing — Christopher Cross

246. My Prerogative — Bobby Brown

247. I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues

     Elton John

248. Lucky Star — Madonna

249. Run To You — Bryan Adams

250. Cruel Summer — Bananarama

251. Glory Of Love — Peter Cetera

252. White Wedding — Billy Idol

253. All Out Of Love — Air Supply

254. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

     Dead Or Alive

255. Here Comes the Rain Again — Eurythmics

256. Every Time You Go Away — Paul Young

257. Open Your Heart — Madonna

258. One Moment In Time — Whitney Houston

259. The One I Love — R.E.M.

260. Never Tear Us Apart — INXS

261. Waiting For a Star To Fall — Boy Meets Girl

262. Cult Of Personality — Living Colour

263. If I Could Turn Back Time — Cher

264. Round and Round — Ratt

265. Young Turks — Rod Stewart

266. Mony Mony — Billy Idol

267. Ebony and Ivory

     Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

268. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)

     Soul II Soul

269. I’m Coming Out — Diana Ross

270. A View To a Kill — Duran Duran

271. Electric Avenue — Eddy Grant

272. The Flame — Cheap Trick

273. The Rose — Bette Midler

274. Working For the Weekend — Loverboy

275. Look Away — Chicago

276. Live To Tell — Madonna

277. Kyrie — Mr. Mister

278. Nightshift — The Commodores

279. On My Own — Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald

280. Express Yourself — Madonna

281. Dr. Feelgood — Mötley Crüe

282. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

     Aretha Franklin and George Michael

283. Hold Me Now — Thompson Twins

284. Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley

     Will To Power

285. The Reflex — Duran Duran

286. Owner Of a Lonely Heart — Yes

287. Sign O’ the Times — Prince

288. Love Bites — Def Leppard

289. Goody Two Shoes — Adam Ant

290. Nasty — Janet Jackson

291. Got My Mind Set On You — George Harrison

292. Voices Carry — ‘Til Tuesday

293. Pump Up the Volume — M|A|R|R|S

294. Queen Of Hearts — Juice Newton

295. Freeway Of Love — Aretha Franklin

296. The Stroke — Billy Squier

297. Break My Stride — Matthew Wilder

298. Hey Nineteen — Steely Dan

299. The Look Of Love — ABC

300. Part-Time Lover — Stevie Wonder

301. Lovesong — The Cure

302. Who Can It Be Now? — Men At Work

303. Pump Up the Jam — Technotronic

304. Rapture — Blondie

305. Cum On Feel the Noize — Quiet Riot

306. I Won’t Back Down — Tom Petty

307. Cherish — Kool & the Gang

308. Harden My Heart — Quarterflash

309. Your Love — The Outfield

310. Private Eyes — Daryl Hall and John Oates

311. Hold On To the Nights — Richard Marx

312. Living In America — James Brown

313. Let’s Groove — Earth, Wind & Fire

314. Chariots Of Fire – Titles — Vangelis

315. Human Nature — Michael Jackson

316. When I Think of You — Janet Jackson

317. King Of Pain — The Police

318. We Didn’t Start the Fire — Billy Joel

319. Cold Hearted — Paula Abdul

320. No One Is To Blame — Howard Jones

321. U Got the Look — Prince

322. Bad — Michael Jackson

323. You Keep Me Hangin’ On — Kim Wilde

324. Do You Believe In Love

     Huey Lewis and the News

325. Too Shy — Kajagoogoo

326. Patience — Guns N’ Roses

327. Vacation — The Go-Go’s

328. Caught Up In You — .38 Special

329. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All — Air Supply

330. I Would Die 4 U — Prince and the Revolution

331. Another Day In Paradise — Phil Collins

332. Hungry Heart — Bruce Springsteen

333. The Longest Time — Billy Joel

334. Sirius / Eye In the Sky

     The Alan Parsons Project

335. Shakedown — Bob Seger

336. Talk Dirty To Me — Poison

337. Let’s Hear It For the Boy — Deniece Williams

338. We Built This City — Starship

339. Shake You Down — Gregory Abbott

340. Looking For a New Love — Jody Watley

341. Into the Night — Benny Mardones

342. The Next Time I Fall

     Peter Cetera and Amy Grant

343. Holding Back the Years — Simply Red

344. Roll With It — Steve Winwood

345. Wishing Well — Terence Trent D’Arby

346. Only In My Dreams — Debbie Gibson

347. (Just Like) Starting Over — John Lennon

348. Ain’t Nobody — Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

349. Miss You Much — Janet Jackson

350. I Can Dream About You — Dan Hartman

351. Venus — Bananarama

352. Why Can’t This Be Love? — Van Halen

353. Luka — Suzanne Vega

354. You’re the Inspiration — Chicago

355. Mr. Roboto — Styx

356. Candle In the Wind (Live 1986) — Elton John

357. Southern Cross — Crosby, Stills, & Nash

358. Tell It To My Heart — Taylor Dayne

359. Rhythm Of the Night — Debarge

360. Theme From Greatest American Hero

     (Believe It or Not) — Joey Scarbury

361. The Lady In Red — Chris de Burgh

362. Lady — Kenny Rogers

363. Stuck On You — Lionel Richie

364. I’ll Be There For You — Bon Jovi

365. Wind Beneath My Wings — Bette Midler

366. Touch Of Grey — Grateful Dead

367. The Heat Is On — Glenn Frey

368. Truly — Lionel Richie

369. Lost In Love — Air Supply

370. Angel Of the Morning — Juice Newton

371. I Need Love — LL Cool J

372. Nothin’ But a Good Time — Poison

373. Islands In the Stream

     Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

374. I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)

     Michael McDonald

375. Let My Love Open the Door — Pete Townshend

376. I Want a New Drug — Huey Lewis and the News

377. You Are  — Lionel Richie

378. Smooth Operator — Sade

379. Don’t Stand So Close To Me — The Police

380. Never — Heart

381. Give It To Me Baby — Rick James

382. Small Town — John Cougar Mellencamp

383. Sussudio — Phil Collins

384. Lovergirl — Teena Marie

385. Secret Lovers — Atlantic Starr

386. What You Need — INXS

387. La Bamba — Los Lobos

388. Rosanna — Toto

389. Stand — R.E.M.

390. The Glamorous Life — Sheila E.

391. I’ve Never Been To Me — Charlene

392. Girl You Know It’s True — Milli Vanilli

393. Would I Lie To You? — Eurythmics

394. Don’t Worry, Be Happy  — Bobby McFerrin

395. Love In an Elevator — Aerosmith

396. Sad Songs (Say So Much) — Elton John

397. Slow Hand — The Pointer Sisters

398. Keep Your Hands To Yourself

     The Georgia Satellites

399. Beds Are Burning — Midnight Oil

400. Somebody’s Baby — Jackson Browne

401. Better Be Good To Me — Tina Turner

402. Somebody’s Watching Me — Rockwell

403. What Have You Done For Me Lately

     Janet Jackson

404. Human — The Human League

405. Bad Medicine — Bon Jovi

406. Eternal Flame — The Bangles

407. Stuck With You — Huey Lewis and the News

408. Little Jeannie — Elton John

409. Smooth Criminal — Michael Jackson

410. Save a Prayer — Duran Duran

411. You Can Call Me Al — Paul Simon

412. Angel — Aerosmith

413. Rock This Town — The Stray Cats

414. Dirty Laundry — Don Henley

415. Jump (For My Love) — The Pointer Sisters

416. Desire — U2

417. I’m Still Standing — Elton John

418. Brilliant Disguise — Bruce Springsteen

419. The Promise — When In Rome

420. The Safety Dance — Men Without Hats

421. Back On the Chain Gang — The Pretenders

422. Sowing the Seeds Of Love — Tears For Fears

423. Come Dancing — The Kinks

424. You Might Think — The Cars

425. One Thing Leads To Another — The Fixx

426. Conga — Miami Sound Machine

427. The Sweetest Taboo — Sade

428. Mad About You — Belinda Carlisle

429. Gypsy — Fleetwood Mac

430. I Know There’s Something Going On — Frida

431. Jeopardy — The Greg Kihn Band

432. Life In a Northern Town — The Dream Academy

433. Time (Clock Of the Heart) — Culture Club

434. I’m Alright — Kenny Loggins

435. You Got It (The Right Stuff)

     New Kids On the Block

436. Against the Wind

     Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

437. Late In the Evening — Paul Simon

438. Dirty Diana — Michael Jackson

439. Let It Whip — The Dazz Band

440. Don’t Get Me Wrong — The Pretenders

441. Buffalo Stance — Neneh Cherry

442. At This Moment — Bill Vera & the Beaters

443. I Think We’re Alone Now — Tiffany

444. Sara — Fleetwood Mac

445. You Got It — Roy Orbison

446. New Attitude — Patti LaBelle

447. Dance Hall Days — Wang Chung

448. Private Dancer — Tina Turner

449. Burnin For You – Blue Öyster Cult

450. Always On My Mind — Willie Nelson

451. Hard Habit To Break — Chicago

452. Lean On Me — Club Nouveau

453. Cherish — Madonna

454. Something About You — Level 42

455. Steppin’ Out — Joe Jackson

456. One Night In Bangkok — Murray Head

457. C’est La Vie — Robbie Nevil

458. What Have I Done To Deserve This?

     Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield

459. Every Little Step — Bobby Brown

460. Sweet Love — Anita Baker

461. America — Neil Diamond

462. True Faith — New Order

463. Magic — Olivia Newton-John

464. People Are People — Depeche Mode

465. It’s My Life — Talk Talk

466. Jungle Love — The Time

467. Puttin’ On the Ritz — Taco

468. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen

469. Fame — Irene Cara

470. You Dropped a Bomb On Me — The Gap Band

471. Union Of the Snake — Duran Duran

472. Don’t Talk To Strangers — Rick Springfield

473. Kids In America — Kim Wilde

474. Send Me an Angel — Real Life

475. Obsession — Animotion

476. What I Am — Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

477. Genius Of Love — Tom Tom Club

478. Say Say Say

     Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

479. Chains Of Love — Erasure

480. You Better, You Bet — The Who

481. Head To Toe — Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

482. One — Metallica

483. Dress You Up — Madonna

484. Straight From the Heart — Bryan Adams

485. Little Lies — Fleetwood Mac

486. Automatic — The Pointer Sisters

487. Watching the Wheels — John Lennon

488. Me Myself and I — De La Soul

489. I Can’t Tell You Why — Eagles

490. Being With You — Smokey Robinson

491. Songbird — Kenny G

492. Freeze-Frame — J. Geils Band

493. How ‘Bout Us — Champaign

494. I.G.Y (What a Beautiful World) — Donald Fagen

495. Self Control — Laura Branigan

496. Blame It On the Rain — Milli Vanilli

497. She Bop — Cyndi Lauper

498. Hysteria – Def Leppard

499. Running Up That Hill — Kate Bush

500. Pass the Dutchie — Musical Youth

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