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MUSIC - TOP 40
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A-HA
ABC
ADAM ANT
AIR SUPPLY
ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
ALPHAVILLE
AMBROSIA
AMERICA
ANIMOTION
ATLANTIC STARR
B-52S
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BARRY MANILOW
BASIA
BELINDA CARLISLE
BENNY MARDONES
BERLIN
BERTIE HIGGINS
BETTE MIDLER
BIG COUNTRY
BILLY JOEL
BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS
BLONDIE
BOBBY MCFERRIN
BONNIE TYLER
BOURGEOIS TAGG
BREATHE


ABC - Top 40
 

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABC   Look of Love, The Very Best of ABC   Absolutely ABC: The Best of ABC

The band ABC was one of the most recognized "English New Romantic" bands of the 1980's.  The roots of the band can traced back to 1977, when a Sheffield, England, band called Vice Versa, self-released an EP called Music 4.  After a jaunt with The Human League in 1978, the band ABC was formed and the rest is history.  ABC released their first single in 1981, "Tears Are Not Enough", which made it into the UK top 20. 

ABC's first official album release, The Lexicon of Love, was released in 1982 and made it to the top of the UK album charts.  It has often regarded as ABC's best album and even ranked in the top 100 best British albums of all time by multiple reputable ranking organizations.  Hit songs you may remember from this release include "Poison Arrow", "The Look of Love (Part One)", and "All of My Heart".  ABC's second release, Beauty Stab (1983), did not do nearly as well.  Never the less, there were two singles released on this album that charted in the top 40:  "That Was Then But This Is Now" and "S.O.S.".

ABC's popularity in the UK continued to decrease by the time their third album, How to Be a...Zillionaire, was released in 1985.  Although the album did not chart very high in the UK, it did produce the band's first top 10 hit in the USA ("Be Near Me").  A few more 80's albums followed in addition to an album in 1991 (see the discography below).  Since their heyday, ABC continued their activity both in studio an on stage (various reunion tours).  However, none of this continued activity included all original band members.  At the time of this writing, the ABC Discography was as follows:

  • 1982: The Lexicon of Love
  • 1983: Beauty Stab
  • 1985: How to Be a...Zillionaire!
  • 1987: Alphabet City
  • 1988: The Suburbs of Alphabet City
  • 1989: Up
  • 1990: Absolutely
  • 1991: Abracadabra
  • 1991: Fantastic Compositions
  • 1991: Remixes and Others
  • 1992: ABC 1
  • 1992: ABC 2
  • 1993: Tears Are Not Enough
  • 1993: The Remix Collection
  • 1996: The Collection/The Look of Love
  • 1997: Skyscraping
  • 1997: Master Series
  • 1999: The Lexicon of Live
  • 1999: Classic ABC
  • 2000: One Better World
  • 2000: The Best of ABC: 20th Century Masters
  • 2000: ABC Best - The Look of Love
  • 2000: Hello! An Introduction to ABC
  • 2001: Look of Love - The Very Best of ABC
  • 2002: Poison Arrow
  • 2004: The Ultimate Collection
  • 2006: Gold
  • 2007: Never More Than Now - The ABC Collection
  • 2008: Traffic
  • 1982
    The Look of Love
    ABC The Look of Love

    THE LOOK OF LOVE:
    [starts] When your world is full of strange arrangements, And gravity won't pull you through, You know you're missing out on something . . .
    [chorus] That's the look. . .The look of love [etc.]

    1985
    How to be a Zillionaire
    ABC How to be a Zillionaire

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