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MUSIC - TOP 40
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SMITHEREENS, THE
SMITHS, THE
SOFT CELL
SPANDAU BALLET
SPINNERS, THE
STARSHIP
STEEL BREEZE
STEELY DAN
STEPHEN BISHOP
STEVE PERRY
STEVE WINWOOD
STEVIE NICKS
STEVIE WONDER
STING
STRAY CATS
STYX (ROCK)
SURVIVOR
SUZANNE VEGA
SYLVIA
TACO
TALKING HEADS
TAYLOR DAYNE
TEARS FOR FEARS
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
THE CALL
THE CARS (ROCK)
THE OUTFIELD (ROCK)
THOMAS DOLBY
THOMPSON TWINS

Stray Cats - Top 40
 

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The Stray Cats formed in Long Island, NY in 1980, although an earlier iteration of the band was called the Tomcats.  As a heavily 50's influenced rockabilly band, when the Stray Cats heard there was a 50's music revival in England, they packed their bags, even though they had garnered a large following in New York.

After catching the attention of some record execs, the Stray Cats were offered a music deal, and by 1981, they released their first self-titled album in the UK.  The album was a success, featuring three hit songs:  "Runaway Boys", "Stray Cat Strut", and "Rock This Town".  Although their second release Gonna Ball (1981), did not do as well, the combined sales were enough to repackage their work and release it in the USA as the album Built for Speed (1982).  This release made the band an international success.  Their follow up release, Rant N' Rave (1983), featured the hit songs "(She's) Sexy + 17" and "I Won't Stand in Your Way". 

During the height of their fame, the band began to splinter as members worked on other projects.  They did come back together, however, and their last release of the 80's, Blast Off (1989), featured the US Rock charting song "Bring It Back Again".  By 1992, the band had split up again, and it wasn't until 2004 that they reunited.  They were active well into the late 2000's.  The Stray Cats Discography is as follows:

  • 1981: Stray Cats
  • 1981: Gonna Ball
  • 1982: Built for Speed
  • 1983: Rant N' Rave with the Stray Cats
  • 1986: Rock Therapy
  • 1989: Blast Off!
  • 1990: Let's Go Faster!
  • 1992: Choo Choo Hot Fish
  • 1993: Original Cool
  • 2004: Rumble in Brixton
  • 1980
    Self-Titled Debut
    Stray Cats Self-Titled 1980

    ROCK THIS TOWN:
    [chorus] We're gonna rock this town, Rock it inside out, We're gonna rock this town, Make 'em scream and shout, Let's rock, rock, rock, man, rock, We're gonna rock till we pop, We're gonna rock till we drop, We're gonna rock this town, Rock it inside out [etc]

    1982
    Built for Speed

    Stray Cats Built for Speed

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