When I bought my 1989 Ford Mustang GT, it came with a CD player. Ever since that day, I have listened to very little radio, which also means that I have missed out on a lot of individual songs from American Top 40 and, later, the Billboard Hot 100.
For the most part it was never an issue because I hung out at the record stores and kept track of what my favorite bands were doing.
However, even my favorite bands occasionally released a single that was not on the latest album and did not make it to the next album. I completely missed out on those bands that I was not following but which released a single that I otherwise would have bought.
Those misses are why I am going through the songs which made the Billboard Hot 100 from 1955 (the year I was born and the generally accepted date of the beginning of Rock ‘n’ Roll) to the present.
Here are five songs that I discovered by doing that and which now are in my music collection:
“World Shut Your Mouth” by Julian Cope, 1987, #84
“Run To Paradise” by The Choirboys, 1989, #80
“Let The Day Begin” by The Call, 1989, #51
“Pride & Passion” by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, 1989, #66
“Time For Letting Go” by Jude Cole, 1990, #32
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