It’s Not Enough by Starship

Occasionally, a band that has had a long history will be well remembered solely for its earlier hits.  In these cases, those early hits will continue to receive airplay on classic hits and/or classic rock stations even today, while its later hits seem to vanish from the airwaves.  To a point, that was the case with the final hit of Starship.

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Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit by Gina G

Listen to a classic hits station in 2017, and you might very well hear some 1990s songs.  These are, for the most part, a rather recent addition to these stations’ playlists (which, until recently, were concentrated on the 1975-1989 period).  You will probably notice, however, that the 1990s music that has finally started to appear on these stations does not cover all the different subgenres of top 40 music from that decade.  Alternative rock, of course, makes up the bulk of 90s music heard on the radio now. Almost none of the 90s music on radio is dance songs, such as, say, the one US top 40 hit from Gina G.

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Weekend by Wet Willie

In the minds of many people, some of the best music from the 1970s was Southern rock.  Best exemplified by groups such as The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock subgenre reached its zenith in that decade amid a bunch of other genres that sounded nothing like it (which perhaps helped its success).  Among the many, many bands that appeared in the 70s specializing in Southern rock was a band from Alabama called, for some reason, Wet Willie.

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