BostonDontLookBack

Don’t Look Back is the second studio album by American rock band Boston, released in 1978. The title track is one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the US.

This album also marked the beginning of the band’s legal fight with its record label Epic Records. Scholz claimed that Epic executives pushed him and the band into releasing the album before they felt it was ready. He also said that the album “was ridiculously short. It needed another song.” Their next album, Third Stage, was not released for another eight years, by which time the band and record label had parted ways and were fighting a courtroom battle that Boston ultimately won. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Look_Back_%28Boston_album%29

Elvis1973

Elvis is Elvis Presley’s self-titled 1973 album. This album is often called “The Fool” album after one of the songs included in it, in order to differentiate it from the 1956 album of the same title. The album sold over 1 million copies worldwide despite it being released soon after the much more successful Aloha from Hawaii album. “Fool” and “Where Do I Go From Here” were recorded in March 1972. “It’s Impossible” is a live recording from the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas from February 1972. Tracks 3, 4, 6–10 were leftovers from the March and May 1971 recording sessions at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville. Three songs feature Presley on piano: “It’s Still Here”, “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” and “I Will Be True”. These three selections were all released together for a second time as part of the 1980 boxed set, Elvis Aron Presley. The song “Fool” was also released in this collection. Four other songs in this album were also reissued in other albums, as well; “It’s Impossible” (Pure Gold, 1975), “Padre” (He Walks Beside Me, 1978), “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me” (A Canadian Tribute, 1978) and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (Our Memories Of Elvis Volume 2, 1979). The title track “Fool” was issued as a single and managed to reach No. 15 in the UK backed by a live version of “Steamroller Blues”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_%281973_album%29

BrendaLee

Brenda Lee is the second studio album by American pop and country artist Brenda Lee. The album was released August 1, 1960 on Decca Records and was produced by Owen Bradley. The album’s second single “Sweet Nothin’s” became Lee’s first major hit single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking within the Top 10. This was followed by the third single “I’m Sorry” released the following year that became her first single to top the Billboard Hot 100. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Lee_%28album%29

JourneyEscape

Escape (stylized as E5C4P3 on the album cover) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Journey, released on July 31, 1981. It topped the American Billboard 200 chart and features four hit Billboard Hot 100 singles – “Don’t Stop Believin'” (#9), “Who’s Crying Now” (#4), “Still They Ride” (#19) and “Open Arms” (#2) – plus rock radio staple “Stone in Love.” It was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA and sold over twelve million copies worldwide, making it the band’s most successful studio album and second most successful album overall behind Greatest Hits. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_%28Journey_album%29

Republica

Republica is the debut studio album by English band Republica, released on July 30, 1996 by RCA Records in the United States and on October 5, 1996 by Deconstruction Records in the United Kingdom. Produced by the band with additional production by Ben Grosse, Republica is an alternative rock album which fuses different genres of electronic music, such as electronica or techno, and also contains elements of Hi-NRG and trip hop music.

Three singles were released from the album: “Bloke” and two hit singles, “Ready to Go” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republica_%28album%29

ChicRisque

Risqué is the third studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1979. The album includes three classic Chic hits; “Good Times” (#1 Pop, #1 R&B June 23, 1979, #5 UK), “My Forbidden Lover” (#33 R&B, #43 Pop October 13, 1979, #15 UK) and “My Feet Keep Dancing” (#42 R&B, #101 Pop December 8, 1979, #21 UK). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risqu%C3%A9_%28album%29

DarylHallJohnOatesVoices

Voices is the ninth studio album by Hall & Oates, released in 1980. It spent 100 weeks on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums Chart, peaking at #17. The album slowly became a massive hit, spinning off four singles into the top 40 of the American pop charts: “How Does It Feel to Be Back” (#30 in fall, 1980), “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” (#12 in winter, 1980), “Kiss on My List” (#1 for three weeks in spring, 1981), and “You Make My Dreams” (#5 in summer, 1981). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voices_%28Hall_%26_Oates_album%29

MaryJBligeWhatsThe411

What’s the 411? is the debut album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, released July 28, 1992. Upon being signed to Uptown Records, she began working with record producer Puff Daddy. The album spawned six singles, including “You Remind Me” and “Real Love”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_411%3F

StevieNickBellaDonna

Bella Donna is the debut studio album by American singer, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Released on July 27, 1981, the album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard charts in September of that year. Bella Donna was awarded Platinum status by the RIAA on October 7, 1981, less than three months after its release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum.

The album spawned four substantial hit singles during 1981 and 1982: the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-penned duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3), the Don Henley duet “Leather and Lace” (#6), the iconic “Edge of Seventeen” (#11), and country-tinged “After the Glitter Fades” (#32). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Donna_%28album%29

ACDCHighwayToHell

Highway to Hell is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s fifth internationally released studio album and the sixth to be released in Australia. It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year from over-consumption of alcohol. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_to_Hell