Posted on February 5, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Artist: Tears for Fears
Release: June 1985
Peak Chart Position: #1
Did You Know: Tears for Fears has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. That’s enough albums to reach from Earth to the planet formally known as Pluto! Twice! Although the song’s title might suggest otherwise, a recent Gallup Poll showed that only two percent of Americans actually wanted to rule the world. That’s less than the percent of Americans who still support Herman Cain for President. Politics! Pizza! Planets that aren’t planets! 80’s music!
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Posted on January 28, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: Your Love
Artist: The Outfield
Peak Chart Position: #6
Did You Know: Despite hailing from a country (England) that has produced only 32 Major League Baseball players, The Outfield chose their name based on their love for America’s Pastime. The New York Mets briefly considered signing lead singer Tony Lewis to a contract in the mid-80’s, before he failed to hit a ball out of the infield (ironic?) during a tryout. The band released a new album “Replay” in 2011 and continues to tour the U.S. and Europe.
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Posted on January 20, 2012 by Notorious B.U.D.
Title: “In a Big Country”
Artist: Big Country
Release: May 1983
Peak Chart Position: #3
Did You Know: Despite being considered a one-hit wonder in the states, Big Country enjoyed extended success in Europe as a result of their energetic live shows. Also, according to an unnamed source, former NBA player Bryant Reeves received his nickname “Big Country” not because of his size, but because of his fondness for another Big Country song, “13 Valleys“. The band continues to tour in the U.K.
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