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MUSIC - TOP 40
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KNACK, THE
KOOL & THE GANG
LAURA BRANIGAN
LEVEL 42
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
LIONEL RICHIE
LISA LISA & CULT JAM
LITTLE RIVER BAND
LOU GRAMM
LOVE AND ROCKETS
LOVERBOY (ROCK)
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MADNESS
MADONNA
MANHATTANS, THE
MARTIKA
MARTIN BRILEY
MARVIN GAYE
MELISSA MANCHESTER
MEN AT WORK
MEN WITHOUT HATS
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
MICHAEL JACKSON
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIKE  + THE MECHANICS
MODERN ENGLISH
MOODY BLUES, THE
MR. MISTER

Madness - Top 40
 

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The core band members of the British Madness formed in 1976 as a band called The North London Invaders.  After some band member shuffling, the group changed their name to Morris and the Minors, and then to Madness by 1979 (named after a song by reggae artist Prince Buster).

Madness' first released single was a song called "The Prince", which charted at no. 16 in the UK.  After appearing on the show Top of the Pops (like American Bandstand), things began taking off for the band.  The song was featured on their first studio album release, One Step Beyond in 1979.  Two additional singles that did well from this album included "One Step Beyond" and "My Girl".

Madness was very successful throughout the 1980's.   Those of us in the USA will remember the band for songs like "It Must Be Love", "House of Fun", "Driving in My Car", and our personal favorite, "Our House" from The Rise and Fall (1982).  In the UK, however, Madness had a ton more hits, including songs like "Baggy Trousers", "Embarrassment", "The Return of the Los Palmas 7, "Grey Day", "Shut Up", "Cardiac Arrest", "Tomorrow's (Just Another Day)", "Wings of a Dove", "The Sun and the Rain", "Michael Caine", "One Better Day", "Yesterday's Men", "Uncle Sam", and "Waiting for the Ghost Train".

Madness broke up in 1986, but after the re-release of some earlier hits in the early 1990's, the original lineup reunited.  Although Madness never made it onto the charts in the USA again post 1980's, they continued nailing a number of top 40 hits in the UK.  They continue producing new material well into the 2010's.  The Madness Discography is as follows:

  • 1979: One Step Beyond
  • 1980: Absolutely
  • 1981: 7
  • 1982: The Rise & Fall
  • 1982: Complete Madness
  • 1983: Madness
  • 1984: Keep Moving
  • 1985: Mad Not Mad
  • 1986: Utter Madness
  • 1990: It's... Madness
  • 1991: It's... Madness Too
  • 1992: Divine Madness
  • 1992: Madstock!
  • 1997: Total Madness
  • 1998: The Heavy Heavy Hits
  • 1999: Wonderful
  • 1999: Universal Madness
  • 2000: Ultimate Collection
  • 2005: The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1
  • 2006: Madness Live: To the Edge of the Universe and Beyond
  • 2009: The Liberty of Norton Folgate
  • 2009: Total Madness
  • 2010: Ultimate Madness
  • 2012: Forever Young: A Ska Collection
  • 2012: Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da
  • 1982
    Rise and Fall
    Madness Rise and Fall

    OUR HOUSE:
    [starts] Father wears his Sunday best, Mother's tired she needs a rest, The kids are playing up downstairs [etc]
     [chorus] Our house, in the middle of our street, Our house, in the middle [etc]

    2000
    Box Set
    Madness The Lot Box Set

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