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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

December 1, 2019

From Jimi Hendrix to Elvis Presley, The Stone Roses to Bonnie Tyler and more, we run down the history of your favourite artists – it’s This Week In Rock.

#OnThisDay November 25, 1992
‘The Bodyguard’, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, is released. Not only does it become the second-highest grossing film of the year, its soundtrack goes on to become the best selling of all-time after selling an estimated 42m copies.

#OnThisDay November 26, 1988
Rick Astley releases his second album, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’. Did you know that the album’s lead single, ‘She Wants To Dance With Me’, was the first single to be written by Rick?

#OnThisDay November 27, 1977
Bonnie Tyler’s fifth single, ‘It’s A Heartache’, enters the UK singles chart at No. 34. Peaking at No. 2, it goes on to top the charts in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Norway, Spain and Sweden. Having sold over 6m copies, this is one of the best-selling singles of all-time.

#OnThisDay November 28, 1960
Elvis Presley starts a six-week residency at the top of the US charts with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’. Did you know that the spoken word section is loosely based on a monologue from Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’?

#OnThisDay November 29, 1976
ELO are in the Top 5 of the UK singles chart for the first time when ‘Living Thing’ leaps an incredible 13 places. It’s the first single from their sixth studio album, ‘A New World Record’, and is soon followed by ‘Rockaria!’ and ‘Do Ya’.

#OnThisDay November 30, 1989
A generational tectonic plates are shifted when The Stone Roses make their Top of the Pops debut with the era-defining, standalone single, ‘Fools Gold’. Trousers and clothing starts getting noticeably baggy from here on in.

#OnThisDay December 1, 1967
The Chatham Standard is properly excited when reporting on The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s gig at the Kent town’s Central Hall: “The three-piece group made as much of an impression as a studio full of musicians. He did several of his own numbers, including unfaultable versions of ‘Hey Joe’ and ‘Purple Haze’ and The Troggs ‘Wild Thing.”

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From Jimi Hendrix to Elvis Presley, The Stone Roses to Bonnie Tyler and more, we run down the history of your favourite artists – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’ – Out Now

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’ – Out Now

Collecting all four historic Hendrix Band of Gypsies performances from the Fillmore East, including more than two dozen previously unreleased and/or remixed new tracks, we’re pleased to announce this intriguing 5CD box set, out now with vinyl to follow on December 13.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Mae Boren Axton makes history, chart climaxes, birthdays and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Elvis tops the charts, George Michael takes on the American establishment, AC/DC get a statue and lots lots more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From the unveiling of The King’s own set of postage stamps, to Bay City Rollers ruling the charts to The Clash bringing punk to NYC, it’s rock history as it happened with this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Intriguing collaborations, seminal singles, classic albums and breakthrough hits – it’s this week in rock. https://www.legacyrecordings.co.uk/news/this-week-in-rock-13

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Final shows, landmark shows, epic residencies and more. It’s This Week In Rock, rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

The Manics, Paul Simon, Elvis, Snap!, Scott McKenzie, The Ronettes and Ghostbusters! It’s the week in rock and history as it happened…

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CELEBRATING ELVIS PRESLEY’S SPIRIT OF ’69 – Out Now

CELEBRATING ELVIS PRESLEY’S SPIRIT OF ’69 – Out Now

We’re marking the 50th anniversary of what is arguably The King’s pivotal year with ‘Live 1969’, a deluxe 11 CD box set available now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ELO – HOLD ON TIGHT’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ELO – HOLD ON TIGHT’

A UK No.4 hit and global Top 10 smash hit, the video to ‘Hold On Tight’ was, upon its release in 1981, the most expensive promo ever shot.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Double whammys, numbers ones, history making shows and many happy returns – this week in rock down the years…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDay

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Elvis –  ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

Elvis – ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

As a whole host of stars prepare to honour The King in the ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’, we’re proud to announce the companion album, ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’, out now.

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Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

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From ‘The First Noel’ to ‘Blue Christmas’, no-one does festive like Elvis…

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Xmas Gift Guide

Xmas Gift Guide

Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

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Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

On December 3rd, 1968 Elvis Presley performed live for the first time in seven years. Broadcast on NBC, it would become known as the ’68 Comeback Special’ and one of the most vital live performances of all time. Half a century later, we’re proud to present the ’50th Anniversary Edition’, available now.

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‘Electric Ladyland’ – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – OUT NOW

‘Electric Ladyland’ – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – OUT NOW

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of our most exciting artist’s most groundbreaking records; The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’. Out now.

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ELO – ‘The UK Singles Vol. One: 1972-1978’ – Out Now

ELO – ‘The UK Singles Vol. One: 1972-1978’ – Out Now

Today we’re proud to release a new singles collection bringing together the early output of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands ever to come out of the UK – the Electric Light Orchestra.

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Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

The new album, featuring a brand new duet with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and 13 other inspirational performances from gospel legends who performed with the King, out now.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

It’s fifty years since the comeback to end them all – the Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special – and we’re celebrating with special film screenings across the UK and Ireland. Read on….

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‘Secret Messages’ Out Now

‘Secret Messages’ Out Now

Electric Light Orchestra’s tenth studio album, ‘Secret Messages’, is re-released today as a 2LP 12″ 150 gram vinyl set with six previously unreleased tracks.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONNIE TYLER – ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONNIE TYLER – ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’

In hindsight, this meeting of singer Bonnie Tyler and songwriter Jim Steinman was always going to be a monsterous global success.

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ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

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Presenting the complete, unabridged story of Elvis Presley – ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ is a two-part three-hour film presentation airing on HBO, 8pm April 14. The superb soundtrack is available now.

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‘BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY’ – OUT NOW

‘BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY’ – OUT NOW

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Jimi Hendrix album ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks, is out now.

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TOP FIVE VINYL LPS OF 2017

TOP FIVE VINYL LPS OF 2017

2017 has produced some of the most exciting reissues, limited edition and original vinyl albums of recent years, resulting in some ‘must-have’ records. Here are our Top Five picks, which should belong in the collection of any vinyl lover in your life, or of course, your own.

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‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

As Christmas approaches we’re proud to present the brand new album ‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’, as The King meets The Strings for the finest of festive fanfares.

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ELO’s  ‘Out of the Blue’ 40th Anniversary Picture Disc – Out Now

ELO’s ‘Out of the Blue’ 40th Anniversary Picture Disc – Out Now

ELO’s critically acclaimed double album ‘Out of the Blue’ turns 40 this autumn, and we’re celebrating with the first ever picture disc vinyl edition of this seminal release.

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

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“What other name roars?”

Elvis Presley defined and redefined music and touched countless lives in the process.

Here are some of your stories of how The King helped you live.

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Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

As the world celebrates the music & life of Elvis Aaron Presley, we’re proud to present an enduring, fan-favourite collection of his finest music – ‘Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’.

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Elvis For Everybody

Let’s celebrate The King – tell us what kind of Elvis fan you are and we’ll make a playlist just for you…

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

Elvis is – to so, so many – the most iconic artist of all time, defining genres, eras and even stardom itself. Forty years ago this month he tragically passed away, now we want your stories of how how Elvis Aaron Presley touched your life.

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Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

This month, we join the world in celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley. The King is our Artist of the Month.

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Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

We’re proud to announce that on Friday July 28, Sony Legacy will be releasing the most comprehensive early Elvis library ever assembled.

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Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

We’re giving you the chance to win one of our CD Book Sets – take your pick from Bob Dylan’s The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991, Elvis Presley’s Platinum A Life In Music or AC/DC’s Black Tracks.

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Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Kate Moss channels her love of rock and roll (and her own inner Elvis) in a brand new music video for “The Wonder of You”!

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THE RETURN OF THE KING

THE RETURN OF THE KING

Elvis Presley has today become the most successful solo artist in UK chart history as he scores his 13th number one album with ‘The Wonder of You’.

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RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

Sony Legacy is proud to support Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 25th.

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‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ is out now. Get more info, including tour dates, and watch some album previews here…

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New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’

New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’

Find out more about the latest release!

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The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

Read more about the follow up album to the #1 selling ‘If I Can Dream’, out now…

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Pretty Green x Jimi Hendrix

Pretty Green x Jimi Hendrix

Pretty Green announce new clothing line inspired by the guitar legend…

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Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Read more about the definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley’s last studio recordings…

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Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

What to read and watch on the web this month!

Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO currently on tour in the UK

Jeff Lynne’s ELO currently on tour in the UK

And we have some amazing pictures

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Iconic photographs mapped around London

Iconic photographs mapped around London

Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.

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Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!

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Jimi Hendrix – Top tracks

Jimi Hendrix – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. All along the watchtower
    Jimi Hendrix
  2. Purple haze
    Jimi Hendrix
  3. Fire
    Jimi Hendrix
  4. Hey Joe
    Jimi Hendrix
  5. Little Wing
    Jimi Hendrix
  6. and lots more
    ...

Elvis – Top tracks

Elvis – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Heartbreak hotel
    Elvis Presley
  2. G.I. blues
    Elvis Presley
  3. Don't be cruel
    Elvis Presley
  4. Can't help falling in love
    Elvis Presley
  5. If I can dream
    Elvis Presley
  6. and lots more!!
    ...

Electric Light Orchestra – Top tracks

Electric Light Orchestra – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. When I was a boy
    ELO
  2. Love and pain
    ELO
  3. Dirty to the bone
    ELO
  4. When the night comes
    ELO
  5. The sun will shine on you
    ELO
  6. and lots more!!
    ...

Rick Astley – Top tracks

Rick Astley – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Never gonna give you up
    Rick Astley
  2. She wants to dance with me
    Rick Astley
  3. Together forever
    Rick Astley
  4. Lights out
    Rick Astley
  5. Cry for help
    Rick Astley
  6. and lots more!!
    ...
THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years ago

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Happy Birthday To The King

Happy Birthday To The King

Today we celebrate Elvis’ 81st Birthday!

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Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

The definitive Elvis Presley Box Set collection featuring 60 CDs!

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Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

You can go for a special price with Legacy…

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Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘If I Can Dream’ – Out now.

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Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone In The Universe

Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone In The Universe

Discover the first 2 singles from Jeff Lynne’s ELO new album, “When I Was A Boy” and “When the night comes”

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Jimi Hendrix Remembered

Jimi Hendrix Remembered

It’s been 45 years since Jimi Hendrix left us…

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JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
 SIGNS WITH COLUMBIA…

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
 SIGNS WITH COLUMBIA…

Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to deliver a new album after signing a global deal with Columbia Records

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Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Take a look at what happened at the UK’s first official playback of Elvis: If I Can Dream with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra…

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Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

More info on  ‘If I Can Dream’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley

Bonnie Tyler: Isolated Vocal

Bonnie Tyler: Isolated Vocal

Take a listen to the isolated vocal of Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.

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Video of the week: Rick Astley

Video of the week: Rick Astley

We should have voted for Rick!

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Foxey Lady (Miami Pop)

Jimi Hendrix

If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley

Don’t Bring Me Down

Electric Light Orchestra

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures
Including Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley, a-ha, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Billy Ocean and more